Genius: the Transgression - San Francisco
Wonders Larvae and Manes
- Wilbur: Worcester’s first major Automata creation. A large, lumbering clockwork gorilla with a porcelain mask in the shape of a baby’s face for a head. Designed for lifting things, and also punching things. Fairly simple. Will deliberately resort to the most violent interpretation of any order given to it. Creepy as all get-out, but Worcester loves him like his own child. Do not order Wilbur to “cut someone down” if you want them freed rather than executed. Don’t order him to execute things, either.
- Timmy’s Brain: A brain-in-a-jar larva picked up at the AFR’s mercatus, where he was sitting on a shelf apparently since the 1980s. Has no non-auditory sensory input, although he is capable of hearing and speaking through some sort of audio in/our in his jar. Very cold, very lonely, and very confused. Probably severely traumatized. Only had the radio for company until picked up by the PCs. Currently living on a desk in Worcester’s study, where he is finally receiving a long-overdue education via private lecture until the Professor figures out how to get him a proper body.
- The Radio: A mysterious radio found on a shelf, next to Timmy’s brain. For the most part, appears to convey the voice of a newscaster sometime around the Battle of Britain, although under careful attention it becomes apparent that many of the events it describes never occurred. Also seems self-aware. It can respond when asked questions, and generally seems more aware of the world around it than Timmy’s Brain. Took it upon itself to look after Timmy during their time at the mercatus, and encouraged the PCs to acquire them, hoping they could do more good for the poor child than it could.
- Neil Hewitt: The result of an unfortunate cosmic accident, Neil Hewitt was belched into existence one day by an uncaring universe with a head full of memories and a drive for revenge against people who had wronged him, which he immediately set about implementing in parrot-themed fashion. Unfortunately, since the past he remembers exists nowhere outside of his own head, none of the people he wanted revenge on even had any idea who he was. Eventually brought down by the PCs, who managed to convince him of the reality of his situation after preventing him with incontrovertible evidence. Adopted one of the feral parrots, named it Victor, and disappeared into the sunset. Was eventually found again in the ruins of his laboratory, and the PCs (or at least Fisk) are determined to help him make something of his life. Has a big, nasty complex about the fact that he hates and wants revenge on people who have never actually done him wrong, and the fact that he’ll never be able to change that. Currently in the process of converting his lab into a bar for Manes, sentient Wonders, and other byproducts of Mania and the Inspired. Most local Geniuses will not be welcome.
- “The Cocaine Mummy”: a Spice Litch of Sealth the PCs saved from a Pacific Gauntlet Mane-smuggling operation, hidden in a crate under multiple layers of bricks of cocaine (which turned out to be mostly rat poison). Has several wonder-organs, including healing ones which must be fed narcotics to function. Gained his nickname after literally devouring handfuls of cocaine in order to rejuvenate himself (while the organs dealt with the poison). Actually quite likes the PCs, and eagerly awaits an opportunity to pay them back for having saved him.