Aleister Marcus

Occult Sage



High Concept

Occult Sage


Every Time I Try to Get Out…

Other Aspects

Retired Warden
A Gentleman and a Scholar
Haunted by the Civil War
Combat Veteran


Superb (+5) : Discipline, Conviction, Lore
Great (+4) : Scholarship, Alertness, Contacts
Good (+3) : Rapport, Weapons, Fists
Fair (+2) : Empathy, Endurance, Presence, Investigation
Average (+1) : Guns, , Deceit, Stealth, Resources

Stunts & Powers

Stunts (Skill)


Powers (Cost)
  • Evocation [-3]
  • Thaumaturgy [-3]
  • The Sight [-1]
  • Soulgaze [-0]—discounted due to the Sight
  • Wizard’s Constitution [-0]
  • Refinement [-1] x6

Evocation: (Air, Water, Spirit) / Power (Air +3, Water +3, Spirit +3)

Thaumaturgy: (Conjuration) / Complexity +1, Control +2

Rote Spells (4)

Grasping Branches (Water evocation, offensive maneuver/attack)

  • Power: 8 shifts
  • Control: Roll Discipline plus 2 for an aspect invocation, plus focus items
  • * Opposed by: Athletics
  • Effect: applies “Arboreal Servant” to Nearby Tree, which attacks vs. the target using the caster’s Discipline

Hyperawareness (Spirit evocation, defensive maneuver)

  • Power: 8 shifts
  • Control: Roll Discipline +1 for Control plus focus items
  • Duration: 3 exchanges
  • Effect: Defensive block, two shifts apply to duration leaving +3 (Good) effect

Quick Veil (Spirit evocation, defensive block)

  • Power: 8 shifts
  • Control: Roll Discipline +1 for Control plus focus items
  • Duration: One exchange
  • Opposed by: Alertness
  • Effect: Renders target Invisible
  • Variation: Throw more shifts to affect duration, more people, distance, etc.

Whirldwind (Air evocation, offensive maneuver)

  • Power: 8 shifts in this case (5 for effect, 1 for extended duration, 2 for wide effect)
  • Control: Roll Discipline plus focus items
  • Target: Every person within a single zone
  • Opposed by: Athletics
  • Effect: The target as the sticky aspect “Knocked Prone” applied to him
  • Variations: With the invocation of a scene aspect “Loose Objects” or something like it—you could rebuild this as an outright attack
Focus Item

Wizard’s Staff: Evocation focus (Offensive Air Control + 1, Offensive Air Power + 1, Offensive Water Control + 1, Offensive Water Power + 1)

Enchanted Items

Warden Sword: Cuts through anything (Weapon:3 sword at minimum); 3 times/session acts as either a Fantastic (+6) counterspell or a Weapon:6 item; uses two slots.

2 Unfilled Slots


Physical : O O O
Mental : O O O O
Social : O O O

Armor, Etc.


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Power Level

Refresh Cost : -13
Current Refresh : 2


Aleister can always be found somewhere in Powell’s, either sipping coffee in the cafe or in the stacks, suddenly appearing to give assistance to those trying to find the strange, the weird, and the rare found between the more mundane titles being held there. He’s an older man in a tweed suit and cap with a friendly, helpful demeanor.

UPDATE: It has recently been revealed the Aleister is a former Warden of the White Council.

Aleister Marcus

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