Friday, October 2, 2015

Fallen Icons: Laurel Kitchen, formerly Nightingale

SYSTEM: ICONS

And Nightingale was one of the significant heroes.

So far as anyone knows, Laurel Kitchen owns two small businesses in town: a flower shop and a martial arts studio. She is mostly busy with raising her twins, Oliver and Felicity, and running the flower shop. It's a far cry from the days she brought down international drug cartels and stopped madmen from destroying the world.

Only a few years ago, she was the heroine Nightingale, child of the first Nightingale. She was married, tempestuously, to the aptly named Quarrel. When he died, she was pregnant with their children, though she didn't know it at the time.

She's not sure how her mother fought crime and raised a child at the same time: raising twins seems like more than she can manage, sometimes. Laurel is still good, but she knows she's not in crime-fighting trim any more. Yet. She plans on getting back to it, but the twins are babies still, and she has these twenty-five pounds to lose, and...

Well.

The assumption among the public is that she died when Quarrel did.

In the meanwhile, she turns out to be good at the business thing, and the ridiculously-named Saffron Thyme does a fine job of running the dojo and giving after-hours access to vigilantes who need practice or training. 

NameLaurel KitchenProwess5Intellect4Determination
Coordination4Awareness4Stamina7
Strength3Willpower4
SpecialtiesAthletics, Business, Drive, Investigation, Leadership, Martial Arts Expert
PowersSonic scream Limit: Must be able to speak.6
Extra: Burst (Constant: must happen for all Sonic Scream powers)
Extra: Effect [Stunning]
QualitiesLegacy of Justice
Single Mom, Double Children
Computers Hate Her, and the Feeling Is Mutual

If the PCs need a place to work out, they might get steered to her dojo. Sure, during the after-school time it has a horde of children and moms who want to get in shape, self-defense classes and a little weapons work besides, but at night?

Some of the best in the world come there. The basement is not unfinished: it holds durable and high-tech equipment that can stand up to some of the toughest people in the world. The first aid service is excellent.

Nightingale


If you want to play her in her prime, she doesn't have the lack of sleep implicit in the Single Mom quality (among other things).

NameNightingaleProwess6Intellect4Determination4
Coordination5Awareness4Stamina8
Strength4Willpower4
SpecialtiesAthletics, Business, Drive, Investigation, Leadership, Martial Arts Expert
PowersSonic scream Limit: Must be able to speak.6
Extra: Burst (Constant: must happen for all Sonic Scream powers)
Extra: Effect [Stunning]
Super-Speed (Motorcycle)4
QualitiesLegacy of Justice
I'm a Fighter, Not a Lover
Computers Hate Her, and the Feeling Is Mutual

Here's an image from the always excellent Project Rooftop: