Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Anya Belikov

Dilettante. World Traveler. International Jewel Thief. All of the above can describe the infamous Anya Belikov, known Stateside as Annabelle Rasputin. At least once a year her name, or that of an alias, crosses the headlines of newspapers worldwide after some great jewel heist. How do folks know it is Anya Belikov? She leaves her calling card - a Queen of Diamonds from any old playing card deck.

Born to privilege as the youngest daughter of very large family well favored by the Tsars, Anya developed a fondness for pretty and expensive baubles. Though she may well have purchased anything she wanted, she stole for the thrill and for the attention. Each time she was found, her family made a fuss over her and the whole matter, paying vast sums to cover up her crimes. In time, her family cast her out, tired of the constant embarrassment and risk of danger. But by this time, Anya was a young woman, and had secreted away more than enough money to see the world in style.

Now, years later, Anya keeps moving. She never stays long in any once place -- only for such time as needed to acquire some item of interest, sell off an item from an earlier heist, or simply pass on through...

...Of course, it doesn't help that she's a Wanted felon across most of Western Europe and North America and that a family of wealthy British landowners hired an independent bounty hunter to track her down and deliver her to them, personally.

Anya Belikov (WC)

Aliases: Annabelle Rasputin, Annika Belle
Race: Human
Gender: Female
Rank: Veteran (40 XP)

Agility d8, Smarts d8, Spirit d8, Strength d4, Vigor d6

Fighting d6, Investigation d6, Knowledge (High Society) d6, Language (English) d6, Language (French) d6, Language (German) d4, Lockpicking d6, Notice d6, Persuasion d8, Stealth d8, Streetwise d6, Taunt d6, Throwing d6

Derived Stats
Pace: 6+1d6
Charisma: 4
Parry: 5
Toughness: 5

Attractive, Charismatic, Rich

Wanted (M), Quirk - Leaves a Calling Card (Queen of Diamonds) (m), Enemy - Thorn Blackbriar, Bounty Hunter (m)

Umbrella with a concealed blade (STR+d4; +1 to Trick Attempts involving the Umbrella), 2 Throwing Knives (STR+d4), Assorted Fine Clothing, Lockpicks, Handbag, Silk Cord, a Deck of Cards containing all Queens of Diamonds, other Odds and Ends as needed

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