Nightmare on Vine Street
Mathias "Slick Slide" Maxwell
Subject to further tampering:
Geist: The Explorer
Threshold: The Forgotten
Mental Attributes: Intelligence 1, Wits 3, Resolve 2
Physical Attributes: Strength 2, Dexterity 3, Stamina 2
Social Attributes: Presence 3, Manipulation 2, Composure 3
Mental Skills: Crafts 3, Occult 1
Physical Skills: Athletics 2 (Escaping Pursuit), Drive 1, Firearms 1, Larceny 2, Stealth 1
Social Skills: Expression 4 (Trombone), Empathy 1, Persuasion 1, Streetwise 2, Subterfuge (Gambling) 3
Merits: Contacts 1 (Speakeasies), Allies 2 (Bootlegger), Allies 1 (Beat Cops), Status 1 (Fisher’s Exposition Orchestra)
Keys: Industrial, Cold Wind
Manifestations: Boneyard 1, Marionette 2
Ceremonies: Pass On
Keystone: The Map
Armor: Reinforced Suit (1/0)
Equipment: Trombone, Suit, Pocket Watch, Swiss Army Knife, Old piece of Vellum (The Map), Double-barrel Shotgun (In second trombone case), Driver’s License, Union Card
For growing up in a down and under part of Illinois, Mat definitely could’ve done…worse? Born Mathias Peter Maxwell, Mat had to grow up in the coal mining and coal distribution that was essentially a part of the family business. His great-grandfather had started the coal mine years ago, but after times got tough he had to sell out to the bigger Northern Illinois Coal Mining. Currently, his family is still a major part and shareholder of the company. Mat however decided to leave.
Youngest of 3 brothers and a sister, Mat realized early on his life and future would only be shadowed. Hoping to at least somewhat shine, he started working in the rail yards and train stations in his teens trying to break free from his family’s norm. After proving his worth there, he was quickly adopted by some railroad engineers, and once he dropped out of high school, the Engineer’s Union. Mat traveled all over the country working the rails and living an exploratory life. Sadly, one day while he was out fixing the tracks, his foot feel through a rail, he got stuck, and an early train railed him. Miraculously, he “survived”.
After getting used to the shock of “rebirth” and growing accustomed to his new…partner, Mathias decided with a second chance at life, he was going to live free, play hard, and try to leave no regrets. Ironically, what first attracted the Explorer to Mathias disappeared at first as Mathias dropped everything to learn trombone and take up as a musician. The two had a pretty harsh discussion at some point, but fortunately things have been healing fairly well since. Mathias has returned to some slightly more serious ways of thinking, and the Explorer is learning about life again.