Characters: The Secret World Unaligned Hub NP Cs
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Now here you are at the neutral ground between ancient forces: a corner pub with 2-for-1 drinks nights and pre-Roman catacombs in the basement. You want my recommendation? Never stop asking questions, or you're the same as the rest of them. And the steak and ale pie's not bad...
Voiced by: Rachel Atkins
Detective-Inspector and the London Metropolitan Police Service's unofficial liaison to the Templars; Shelley isn't actually a member of the Templars per se
, but she is
trusted enough to be allowed inside Temple Hall. With most of Ealdwic under lockdown, in the Templar introduction she ends up helping you past the police cordon and guiding you to the nearest source of information on the Secret World.
- Addiction Displacement: Used to smoke, but has since taken up eating mints; she admits that it's a dreadful habit, but she'd probably have to start smoking again to kick it.
- The Commissioner Gordon
- Knight In Sour Armour
- Vomiting Cop: Having long since gotten used to the carnage associated with magical crimes, she usually has to provide support for the members of the squad who haven't - which usually amounts to patting them on the back while they puke their guts out.
The Fallen King
I'll show you how it all goes down through the medium of unreliable narration, a vision of the future! This could be your lucky day! Tomorrow and all the ones after, not so much...
Voiced by: Jo Dow
A street prophet preaching near Ealdwic station; prominent in the Templar introduction, where- through as-yet-unexplained means- he provides the flashback to the Tokyo Incident. However, in his words, it's presented as a prediction of the future...
I am but a foolish errant knight, my sword-hand pierced upon the thorns of courtly love. Truly, I have courted all, as if romance is my questing beast. So many maidens, draped in mysterious heraldry: the houses of Dolce, Gabbana, Dior, Gucci...
Voiced by: Neal Newbon
A homeless man living in Ealdwic park, John Galahad claims to have been a knight in Arthurian times, although both the Templars and the local police remain skeptical. With no quest to occupy his time, most of his time is spent down at the pub, getting drunk, trying to romance the ladies, and occasionally being bailed out by his "squire," Callie James.
Let's make a deal, yeah: you and me- no patronizing. I get the feeling we're in the same boat, so fair's fair. You've got that look- yeah, that one- like you've seen the end of the galaxy, and I've grown up pretty fast since I learned I could start fires with my head. Bang goes the ballet school dream... bang goes the ballet school.
Voiced by: Annabel Scholey
Another character touched by one of the Bees, Callista James had to run away from home following the first manifestations of her powers to avoid police attention. Though she's been offered membership by the Templars, Callie prefers to remain neutral for the moment, sleeping rough in the park alongside John Galahad.
- Break the Cutie: During "Virgula Divina" it's revealed that she was subjected to this after being hospitalized by her Grandmother - mainly because the instituion was run by an Orochi Group subsidiary. On top of being subjected to miserable housing, hellish drug regimes and humiliating experiments, she was ultimately rejected in favour of Emma Smith; worse still, the Orochi responded to her failure by throwing her out of Amity House and not even bothering to keep an eye on who she told because they knew nobody would believe her. The fact that nobody, not even "the Bad Guys," would accept her was so crushing that just recalling it drives her to tears, though her tears are more out of anger than anything else.
- Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: Of course, to Galahad.
- Country Mouse
- Cursed with Awesome: Callie is very up-front in telling you that she finds the Secret World and the magic associated with it utterly glorious; even the fact that she was pushed down the rabbit hole doesn't dampen her enthusiasm that much.
- Hearing Voices: Specifically, Gaia's.
- Mundane Utility: In "Virgula Divina," she uses a handheld fireball to light a cigarette.
- Oop North
- Playing with Fire
- Power Incontinence: Not a serious case, but still enough for her to comment that fire-retardant foam is a nightmare to get out of her hair.
- The Runaway
- Too Much Information: At one point, lulled into security by your unending silence, she starts telling you that she's thinking of getting Beardsly's Sir Bedevere tattooed somewhere intimate on her body- before she realizes her mistake and hastily shuts up.
- Wide-Eyed Idealist: This is part of the reason she hasn't joined the Templars, as they aren't exactly the Shining Knights she's looking for.
Voiced by: Elisabeth Uter
I'm just one voice, but I am making myself heard.
Voiced by: Andre Sogliuzzo
Paranoiac, conspiracy theorist, and editor-in-chief of underground magazine "Weird Non-Fiction." Working out of a laundromat in a condemned building, Screed mainly exists to provide information on the Illuminati, but unlike similar NPCs in London and Seoul, he has no real affiliation with the organization he details.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Amongst other things, Screed thinks that Pac-Man is a visual representation of how the Illuminati see the rest of humanity.
- The Cuckoolander Was Right: He might be wrong about quite a few things, but when it comes to fearing the Illuminati's power, he's absolutely right.
- Conspiracy Theorist
- Failed a Spot Check: Oddly enough, despite all the paranoia he demonstrates in virtually every other aspect of his life, Screed doesn't see anything particularly suspicious about one of his friends taking a photo of him talking to you.
- The worst part? The friend that took the photo? That's Leah, who works for the Illuminati and you can see her again in the Labyrinth.
- I Know You Know I Know: "The Illuminati... I know you know, and they know I know. You know?"
- The Insomniac: Believing that the world will inevitably change for the worst in his sleep, he's tried everything he can possibly try to avoid sleeping: vitamin supplements, energy drinks, nicotine gum, pop rocks, hair spray...
- Intrepid Reporter: He likes to think so.
- Kill and Replace: Believes that the Illuminati have done this to his girlfriend, replacing her with an android duplicate that's trying to drug his meals.
- Meaningful Name: The rant-prone conspiracy nut is appropriately named for a speech or diatribe.
- The Roleplayer: Screed takes D&D very seriously, believing it to be the only logical way to resist Illuminati control.
Here, we can explore the outer limits of science, and we can cross ethical and moral boundaries, and we can make
art. Art carved in flesh.
A back-alley plastic surgeon and the owner of "The Modern Prometheus"—one of two ways for players to alter their appearance during the game.
- Affably Evil
- Back-Alley Doctor: On the face of it, given that he's working out of a derelict abattoir and using a lot of brutal-looking tools. He's also very good at what he does, however.
- Easy Sex Change: Averted; a sex-change is one of the few things that Aldini can't do for you... yet.
- Evil Laugh
- Famous Ancestor: Giovanni Aldini, Dr Aldini's great-great-great-great-grandfather, was actually the inspiration for Doctor Frankenstein—hence the reason why Aldini calls his surgery "The Modern Prometheus."
- For Science!
- Gibbering Genius: Especially in "Just A Flesh Wound."
- Large Ham
- Mad Artist
- Mad Doctor
- Mad Scientist: The plastic surgery that Aldini performs is just a convenient means of financing his darker experiments in continuing his ancestor's work.
- Meat Grinder Surgery: Harvesting the flesh needed for surgery involves a lot of this, as "Just A Flesh Wound" demonstrates; in fact, you have to experiment with numerous pieces of gruesome equipment- from axes to sledgehammers -before you finally find the perfect tool for the job: a chainsaw.
Assistant Inspector Kim Yong-Bae
Voiced by: Sung Wan-Kyeong
The Dragon's liaison on the local police force, Kim can usually be relied upon to provide otherwise classified information to the player - though he hints that there's a good chance that the Dragon already knows.
- The Commissioner Gordon
- Cowboy Cop: Probably the reason why the Dragon accept his aid rather than that of any other officer.
- Police Brutality: Kim takes great delight in beating up Morninglight cultists right in the middle of the police station's main office.
Voiced by: Nam Do-Hyeong
Voiced by: Yang Jung-Hwa