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  • Portland Investigators of the Paranormal

    !(media-item-align-center){width:1225px;height:265px;}//db4sgowjqfwig.cloudfront.net/assets/290686/pips.jpg?1391197355(pips.jpg)! Portland Investigators of the Paranormal (PIPs) is a non-profit, volunteer group that investigates paranormal activity in …

  • Thomas Casing

    * College educated * Doggedly determined * Quiet, but intense man--a contemplator Thomas (Tom) Casing is a lead homicide detective with the Portland Police Bureau. He has recently been promoted to Detective Sergeant and is heading up the Special …

  • Kimberly Silas

    Kimberly Silas works in [[Forest Park]] and knows it like the back of her hand. She is slowly coming to realize that the park is becoming a stalking ground of some sort—though for what, she doesn’t quite know. Yet.

  • Gitanillo

    A denizen of the [[Alberta Arts District]], Gitanillo is a Roma—he’s traveled the world and seen many things. He loves Portland because there’s something new around every corner…

  • Solomon Chalmers

    Solomon Chalmers works at [[Edgefield | Edgefield]] as an all-around handyman and gardener. His other duties include ensuring that the supernatural denizens that visit [[Edgefield | Edgefield]] are well-cared for and abide by the dictates of the Unseelie …

  • Marcus Salieri

    * Brother of [[:nick-salieri | Nick Salieri]] and nephew of [[:deirdre-salieri | Deirdre Salieri]] * Yoga instructor and part-time athlete * Once in thrall to a White Court Vampire * Earnest, but a bit naive * Catholic [[:marcus-salieri | Marcus …

  • Ichiro Nakamoto

    Ichiro Nakamoto is [[:yuriko-nakamoto | Yuriko Nakamoto's]] father and [[:anzu-nakamoto | Anzu Nakamoto's]] son. He is aware of his daughter's and his mother's abilities but prefers to keep them secret and would rather just be a normal family.

  • Colin Taylor

    Taylor was falsely accused of the murder of his wife--a murder perpetrated by the ghost of [[:audrey-epson | Audrey Epson]]. Through the investigation of his case, [[:dillon-krister | Dillon Krister]] and [[:yuriko-nakamoto | Yuriko Nakamoto]] brought the …

  • Carel Janos

    Carel Janos was attacked and hospitalized by the ghost of [[:audrey-epson | Audrey Epson]]. He was later questioned by [[:thomas-casing | Thomas Casing]] and [[:dillon-krister | Dillon Krister]] about the case.

  • Darla

    Darla’s a heavy-set woman with the whiff of truck stop about her. A menthol hangs perpetually from the corner of her mouth, though she isn’t allowed to light up in the diner anymore. She has a soft spot for young people and for policemen, her dad being a …

  • Murray

    Murray is the usual night-shift bartender at [[Shakey's Bar | Shakey’s]]. He’s a man in his middle-years that looks like he’s been around a few different blocks. Laconic, but friendly. A good listener.

  • Brendon Adams

    Brendon Adams was a young college student who worked at _Gerhardt's_, a small pub in the airport. He met a grisly end at the hand of a serial killer. His body was ritually mutilated and dumped into the river. The police believe that he was the first …

  • Caster Linux

    Caster Linux is a the type of man that was probably a used car salesman in a past life. Handsome in a game-show-host kind of way, with highly styled brown hair and twinkling blue eyes, Caster holds court over [[Club Beat | Club Beat]] like a benevolent …

  • Reverend Ernest Beauvais

    Reverend Ernest Beauvais is the current President of the [[University of Portland]] and a member of the Congregation of the Holy Cross (the religious order that founded and governs the University. He is an experienced educator and dedicated priest. …

  • Jason Meador

    Jason is the owner and proprietor of [[Dungran's Pub | Dungran's Pub]]. He knows about [[:peep | Peep]] and lets him conduct "business" in the pub, letting the pixie have the various "beer leavings" found after hours.

  • Joel Hahn

    Joel Hahn was a computer programmer with Datatech Solutions, a downtown-based tech support business. After being reported missing for one week, he was found by a hiker in the woods, half-buried. Due to the ritualistic markings on his body, it is believed …

  • Ted Krause

    Ted is the head clerk at the [[Hawthorne Hostel]] in Portland. He's a pretty laid back guy, conscientious, and will not divulge the confidential records of hostel guests.

  • Danielle Fletcher

    Danielle was an anthropology student with the [[University of Portland]] before her body was found on [[Mount Hood | Mount Hood]]. She had been stabbed once in the heart and her body thrown down a cliff. It was found by geological workers who had been …

  • Cecily Butler

    Cecily Butler is the only daughter businessman and organized crime boss [[:jim-butler | Jim Butler]]. "Big Jim" dotes on his only daughter and cares for her a great deal. Cecily was a linguistics student at Portland State University when she went to a …

  • Jim Butler

    "Big Jim" Butler is a important man in Portland. He has his fingers in a great many pies--both legitimate and otherwise. He has a large estate in the affluent Irvington neighborhood. He also has a daughter named [[:cecily-1 | Cecily]] who's always …

  • Gene Walker

    Gene Walker is a new arrival at [[Saint Andre Bessette Catholic Church | Saint Andre Bessette Catholic Church]]. He has a bit of a shady past and is a known sex offender. He was attacked recently by a vigilante that "swung him around like a rag doll" and …

  • Mr. Jones

    Mr. Jones is [[:jim-butler | Big Jim Butler's]] "cleaner". He and his team clean up various messes with ruthless efficiency and professionalism.

  • Edgar Abel

    Was kidnapped by a serial killer in Portland when he was 5 years old (1987) • Killer, Ronald Feeney, used ritualistic styles in his killings • Edgar was rescued by FBI/Portland police before he became victim but after he witnessed Feeney's last killing, …

  • Jerry Hines

    Jerry Hines has been on the take, in one form or another, since he joined the [[Police Bureau]] as a young man. He's taken bribes from petty criminals, [[:jim-butler | Big Jim Butler's]] goons, and nearly anyone else that needed a break. Now he's …

  • Elder Jack Sigo

    Elder Sigo ("call me Jack") is one of the Chinook Elders associated with the [[NAYA]] center in Portland, Oregon. He is also one of the Elders that performs a monthly ritual to reinforce the seals that contain a great evil beneath [[Mount Hood]]. Jack …

  • Ronnie Dawkins

    Ronnie is the boyfriend of [[:lorraine-price | Lorraine Price]] and a bartender at the [[Laurelhurst Theatre | Laurelhurst Theatre]] in Portland. Ronnie was the target of a zombie attack there, an attack that was stopped by [[:angelica-underwood | …

  • Lorraine Price

    Lorraine is the ex-girlfriend of [[:tim-mulligan | Tim Mulligan]] and current girlfriend of [[:ronnie-dawkins | Ronnie Dawkins]].

  • Ang Chen

    Ang Chen is the oldest brother of [[:sheng-chen | Sheng Chen]] and [[:xiao-chen | Xiao Chen]] and is the uncle of [[:lau-hu-chen | Lau Hu Chen]]. Ang grew up with his brothers in rural China but got to America as quickly as he could. He has lived in …

  • Xiao Chen

    Xiao Chen is the youngest brother of [[:sheng-chen | Sheng Chen]] and [[:ang-chen | Ang Chen]] and is the uncle of [[:lau-hu-chen | Lau Hu Chen]]. Xiao grew up in rural China with his older brothers. He was fascinated with the precepts of Buddhism from …

  • Sheng Chen

    Sheng grew up in rural China where he planned on raising his family and growing old. However, that was not to be. His wife died soon after giving birth to his only son, [[:lau-hu-chen | Lau Hu Chen]]. Later, he received an opportunity to move to America …

  • Walter Fadil

    Walter Fadil is a detective with the "Missing Persons" unit of the [[Police Bureau | Portland Police Bureau]]. He is currently investigating the disappearance of [[:tim-mulligan | Tim Mulligan]]. His partner is [[:reggie-chu | Reggie Chu]].

  • Reggie Chu

    Reggie Chu is a detective with the "Missing Persons" unit of the [[Police Bureau | Portland Police Bureau]]. He is currently investigating the disappearance of [[:tim-mulligan | Tim Mulligan]]. His partner is [[:walter-fadil | Walter Fadil]].

  • Jean Ling

    Jean is the full-time day receptionist for [[The Miranda]], a historic hotel in the Old Town district of Portland. She also frequents the paranormal message boards online, under the alias ChinaDoll7. Online, she usually anonymously relates stories about …

  • Charlie Huffman

    Leader of PIPs ([[Portland Investigators of the Paranormal]]) and a former firefighter (currently on disability). Walks with a distinct limp and often uses a metal cane.

  • Simon Duvall

    Simon is the tech-geek for the [[Portland Investigators of the Paranormal]] (PIPs). He is the nephew of leader [[:charlie-huffman | Charlie Huffman]].

  • Gemma Peralski

    Gemma is a book editor/web designer in her everyday life. She is an active member of [[Portland Investigators of the Paranormal]] (PIPs) and is committed very much to everything it stands for. She helps out in any way she can, be it maintaining their web …

  • Kumail

    Kumail is a procurer of rare magical ritual components for an underground market. He works primarily in the [[Alberta Arts District | Alberta Arts District]]. Kumail has a reputation as being a ruthless businessman and vigorously protects the anonymity …

  • Father Seamus O'Donnovan

    Father O'Donnovan is one of the few men in the Church that has gazed upon the face of true evil and survived. He is an exorcist and warrior against the practitioners of the dark arts. His fight has left him hollow and bitter and more than a little cynical …

  • Jen Overland

    Jen is a skilled, but decidedly petty, thief. She constantly gets into trouble due to her gambling habits. She owes [[:glen-hong | Glen Hong]] $900 so he manages to convince her to try and steal a book from [[Saint Andre Bessette Catholic Church | Saint …

  • Glen Hong

    Common thug in [[Chinatown | Chinatown]], trying to get his own piece of the action. Runs errands for the Tongs from time to time. [[:dragon-tony | Dragon Tony]] of the 888 paid him to see to it that a certain book gets stolen from [[Saint Andre Bessette …

  • Dragon Tony

    Dragon Tony has grown up with in [[Chinatown]] and with the 888 Tong. As such he's seen some some...weirdness. Weirdness outside normal Portland weirdness. Weirdness he knows better than to talk about. He's become a trusted member of the Tong, one of …

  • Nicky Zang

    Nicky works for the 888 Tong as a procurer of talent. He knows just enough about what is really going on in the Tong to know that he doesn't want to know too much more. He hooks up local practitioners with "The Shrouded One's" decoy to perform some of the …

  • Father Joseph Riley

    Father Riley is one of the parish priests for [[Saint Andre Bessette Catholic Church | Saint Andre Bessette Catholic Church]]. He is usually placed in charge of the church when [[:reverend-donald-buxman | Reverend Donald Buxman]] is away. He is unaware …

  • Joey Aragon

    Birthday: November 22 h4. Background Joseph Christopher Aragon was born in Philadelphia to a single mother (Juliette) with whom he always had a volatile relationship due to both of their tempers. He always had trouble in school and with local law …

  • Mel Landry

    Mel is a slightly down-on-his luck underground fight promoter. He also has a day job as a parole officer with the state. He frequents [[Shakey's Bar | Shakey's Bar]] a little too often. Fights he promotes take place in a warehouse in [[Southeast]] …

  • Eric Sibley

    Eric "Sib" Sibley is the owner/proprietor of [[Sibley's Gym]] in Southeast Portland. He's a straight-forward, no-nonsense businessman who doesn't put up with any crap. He's a contact for the underground fight syndicate in Portland, though he isn't a …

  • Barnabas Gould

    Barnabas Gould has many connections in Portland's underground--as well as in Portand's supernatural underground. He is a corrupt businessman and has his fingers in many pies. His latest scheme involves getting underground fighters hooked on a potion …

  • Laurence Storm

    Laurence Storm is a young up-and-comer in "Big"[[:jim-butler | Jim Butler's]] criminal organization. He is an experienced burglar and delivery boy. He's now a low-level lieutenant, with resources at his disposal. He's genial, but can be intimidating when …

  • Carl Penske

    Carl is a warehouse worker for Gould Enterprises, Ltd. He basically loads and unloads trucks. Gould Enterprises is owned by [[:barnabas-gould-1 | Barnabas Gould]]. He has been hired by [[:brianna-karkana | Brianna Karkana]] to spy on Barnabas Gould.

  • Malcolm Rupert

    Malcolm Rupert is a longtime operative of the Venatori, having come into the organization just out of high school. His father was part of the organization, as was his grandfather before him. He hopes to work out an arrangement with a mortal named [[: …

  • Louis Lamone

    Louis "The Face" Lamone is a up-and-coming mobster in the "organization" in Portland. His current assignment is to babysit [[:sydney-benning | Sydney Benning]] and make sure she produces for the bosses. He's seen a thing or two in his stint as a underling …

  • Roy Dale

    Roy is a graduate student at the [[University of Portland | University of Portland]]. He frequents the library and can usually be found either helping other students with research or working on his own projects.

  • Daphne Brandenburg

    Daphne Brandenburg is the widow of decorated Afghan war veteran Zach Brandenburg. She has been haunted by his ghost for the past six weeks and is starting to break down. She doesn't know who to call about her plight. Luckily, her friend, Joyce, has some …

  • Chandra Hinckley

    Chandra Hinckley was a flight attendant from Seattle who was murdered in a hotel room while in a tryst with [[:quincy-karkana | Quincy Karkana]]. He was accused of her murder, having been found covered in her blood and holding her murder weapon.

  • Dwight Higgins

    Dwight was a bellhop at the Sheridan Downtown until he got kissed by an unidentified blond woman and was accused of being drunk at work for acting "dopey". He also apparently allowed this blond woman access to another guest's room for a time, though he …

  • Aiden Cartland

    Aiden was born into the world of the non-denominational Pentecostal church that his father, [[:broderick-cartland | Broderick]], was pastor for. His mother died birthing him and his father's world is all he's ever known. When he turned 17, he was looking …

  • Keegan Doyle

    Keegan Doyle was the whipping boy of cult leader [[:altus-mcnair | Altus McNair]]--until that fateful night when McNair was attempting to summon Xuxiamous, a spirit of fear with which to cow his followers. Instead of flowing into the vessel he had …

  • Glen Roccelli

    Glen Roccelli is the special Treasury agent assigned to the [[:brianna-karkana | Brianna Karkana]] casefile. He is based out of the Portland, Oregon office.

  • Stan Lyman

    Stan Lyman is an accountant for many clients who need that special touch--of laundering and of larceny. He is based out of St. Louis but has many accounts based out of many other places--including several off-shore accounts. He has been [[:brianna-karkana …

  • William London

    William London is [[:quincy-karkana | Quincy Karkana's]] personal lawyer. He is that rarest of beasts--an honest attorney. He is also competent and quite good in the courtroom.

  • Charlotte Fleming

    Charlotte Fleming is a former agent of the [[Venatori Umbrorum | Venatori Umbrorum]] who ran away from the organization, taking one of their artifacts with her. She ran to Tempe, Arizona and changed her name to "Deborah Spivey". Unfortunately for her, she …

  • Mr. Smith

    "Mr. Smith" is [[:malcolm-rupert | Malcolm Rupert's]] shadowy superior in the [[Venatori Umbrorum | Venatori Umbrorum]] in Portland. So far, none of our characters have seen Mr. Smith's face. Smith sent [[:brianna-karkana | Brianna Karkana]] to Tempe, …

  • Aaron Borland

    Aaron Borland is a fight promoter in the underground fight syndicates. His fighter, [[:ricky-cortez | Ricky Cortez]], is actually pretty good, but Aaron is also a very good promoter. He is a good talker and a player in his own right. It turns out that …

  • Ricky Cortez

    Ricky is an underground street fighter managed by [[:aaron-borland | Aaron Borland]]. He loves all the accoutrements that the money brings him from fighting and lives a life of booze, women, and fun.

  • Tim Hollingsworth

    Dr. Hollingsworth works the late-shift at the Office of the Medical Examiner for Multnomah County. He has been known, from time to time, to look the other way when people want to look at a corpse--if money exchanges hands. He has also, from time to time, …

  • Pete Zabke

    Pete Zabke is a security guard who works the security desk at the Office of the Medical Examiner for Multnomah County during the night-shift. He does, however, occasionally let in the curious for a fee. This behavior is usually not discouraged by the …

  • Philo Barcas

    Philo Barcas runs a pit fighting operation in Portland out of Kelly's Olympian, a dive bar located downtown. He's a tough old bastard, been around the block more than once, and doesn't suffer fools gladly. The pit fighting operation is a roving affair, …

  • Helen Chan

    Helen Chan is a local Chinese businesswoman based in [[Chinatown]]. She was just selected to be the new President of the 888 Tong charitable organization after the disappearance of its previous president, [[:wang-bai-hu | Wang Bai Hu]]. She is either …

  • Deirdre Thomas

    Deidre is the production assistant to Darby Crane. She has no idea that he is actually [[:madrigal-raith | Madrigal Raith]]. However, she is aware that he there is something odd going on on the set of his latest film, "Naked Velvet". The 'creature' star, …

  • Thomas Cromwell

    Thomas Cromwell is a best-selling author of crime fiction set in the Portland, OR area. He lives in Beaverton at 15890 SW Nighthawk Dr. He made a deal with [[:hubbard | Hubbard]] to get inside information in return for a year of his life--and tried to …