Genevieve Batiste



High Aspect: Ectomancer Coroner
Trouble: The Weight Of Atonement
Other Aspects:
  • Haunted Prodigy
  • Doom of Damocles
  • By Will Alone I Set My Mind In Motion
  • There’s Always A Last Straw
  • Deadside Manner

Power Level: Up to Your Waist
Skill Cap: Great (+4)
Skill Points Spent: 24
Skill Points Available: 25
Base Refresh Level: 7
Total Refresh Adjustment: -6
Adjusted Refresh: 1


Physical (Endurance): 2
Mental (Conviction): 4
Social (Presence): 3


Type P/M/S Stress Used? Aspect
Mild Any -2 N
Moderate Any -4 N
Severe Any -6 N
Extreme Any -8 N Replace Permanently


Great (+4):
# of Slots: 2 – Scholarship (languages: French, Latin, Spanish), Discipline

Good (+3):
# of Slots: 2 – Conviction, Resources

Fair (+2):
# of Slots: 3 – Investigation, Lore, Presence

Average (+1):
# of Slots: 4 – Contacts, Intimidation, Driving, Athletics


Cost Ability
-2 Channeling
-2 Ritual
-1 Ghost Speaker
-1 Lawbreaker – 5th Law of Magic – Never reach beyond the borders of Life.

Template: Focused Practitioner

High Concept Aspect: Ectomancer Coroner

  • Channeling (Ectoplasm)
  • Ritual

Trouble Aspect: The Weight Of Atonement

PHASE ONE: Background

Events: Born and raised in New Orleans. Bi-racial parents of French Creole heritage, both successful in their fields. (Mother is an RN, Father is a Psychiatrist) Home life growing up was normal, loving and financially secure. Eldest sister of Yvette by 2 years. Gen was always closest to Yvette and her grandmother, Mama Batiste. Labored under the weight of her parents expectations of their first-born child. Attended private schools and consistently made the Honor Role. Able to see, interact with and speak to spirits since first memory. This ‘gift’ made it exceedingly difficult to make friends (at least with the living), which made her a sullen and withdrawn child. Because of these things she consistently unnerved almost everyone around her.

Phase Aspect: Haunted Prodigy

PHASE TWO: Rising Conflict

Events: Went pre-med at Tulane University. Shortly after graduating and before entering med-school, she agreed to watch her sister perform a new water escape trick. The trick went horribly wrong and Genevieve found herself unwittingly pulling Yvette back from death, breaking the 5th Law of Magic in the process. Still unsure how exactly that happened (yet traumatized by it), she continued on to med-school at Rice University, intent on becoming a Trauma Surgeon. During her residency she found herself buffeted by the panicked dead that surrounded her at all times while working the ER. She resigned herself, after a long struggle, to Coroner instead. She quickly rose to the top of her field, due in part to her ability to speak with the dead. Hot on the heels of that paradigm shift, she was called to trial by the White Council to stand accountable for her law breaking. She was placed under the Doom of Damocles, mentored by her grandmother, Mama Batiste.

Phase Aspect: The Doom Of Damocles


Story Title: I Walk The Line

Cameo: Xavier Suarez (Chris)

Events: Genevieve finds herself beseiged by her work, her abilities and her past. Colleagues at work find her both brilliant and offputting. The repurcussions of her trial set a Warden in training on her tail, due to someone performing necromancy in the area.

Phase Aspect: By Will Alone I Set My Mind In Motion

PHASE FOUR: Guest Star

Story Title: When All Else Fails

Guest Starring: Tenzin Mi-go (Shawn)

Events: A rival ectomancer who dabbles in necromancy attempts to blackmail Genevieve. After exhausting every avenue within her reach, she turns to Tenzin Mi-go, a monk whom she had met before. Tensions escalate as they try to difuse the situation peacefully, forcing a violent outcome.

Phase Aspect: There’s Always A Last Straw.

PHASE FIVE: Guest Star Redux

Story Title: Physician Heal Thyself

Guest Starring: Markus Raith (Heath)

Events: Markus contacts Genevieve about a private matter that he needs to find some sort of peace with. Together they embark upon a hunt, through people both alive and dead, in order to discover whether or not Markus actually accidentally murdered his lover. Genevieve finally manages to contact the spirit of the woman who absolves Markus of his guilt. Genevieve is surprised by the peace it vicariously gives her.

Phase Aspect: Deadside Manner

Genevieve Batiste

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