Richard Folks


Richard "Absel" Folks


"Violence Incarnate" (does not actually care for violence)


Last Rites: Richard once helped solve a problem case for a shadowy individual, and in return, she gave him a strange engraved lighter with the words 'Last Rites' on the side. The lighter seems to exude an aura that agitates and disrupts hostile actions directed at him. Richard may negate another character's Power by expending the same number of Fate Points or Charge Points as the Power being negated cost. This Power cannot be used if Richard does not have Last Rites on his person.


Short Fuse: Richard is a calm, collected, and quiet individual. At the tiniest slight, all of those traits are suddenly reversed.

Minimum Attendance Policy: Richard has literally been in thousands of fights - from grade school to the present. As such, his pain tolerance has built up to their limits. These habits had the unfortunate side effect of excluding him from many school lectures as he recovered in the hospital, though. He's not dumb muscle by any means, but…some things are simply beyond his grasp.

Technical Pacifist: Richard truly does not care for violence, despite his admitted proficiency for it. He won't start fights where he's not paid too or uninterested. He will, however, invent the first excuse for 'self-defense' he can think of if something starts harping on his nerves.


  • Athletics: 2 (Fair)
  • Perception: 2 (Fair)
  • Melee Weapons: 4 (Great)
  • Thrown Weapons: 4 (Great)
  • Physical Defense: 4 (Great)
  • Mental Defense: 3 (Good)
  • Body: 4 (Great)
  • Mind: 3 (Good)
  • Fate/Charge Points: 3
  • Load Limit: 7
  • XP Held: 0
  • XP Used: 0


  • Fruit knife
  • Sunglasses
  • Hawaiian shirt, sandals, shorts
  • 'Last Rites'

Personal History

Richard was always an oddity, if not for his strength then for the company he kept. A de facto member of the Hand without being a paranormal himself, he spent most of his time working as a bartender for a Chicago hole in the wall that mostly catered to the kind of crowd who preferred the dark of a quiet booth and perhaps a unique drink order every now and then.

Due to an…incident, involving a bloody mary and a incensed vampire, Richard quickly found himself out of a job. So he took what he knew about the supernatural and…simply turned it against them, accepting payments and personal favors from incensed Hand members and mundanes who wanted something paranormal gone.

He wasn't doing too bad - squatting in an abandoned school and living off easily microwaved food, sure, but come on, we've all been in a bad spot before - when the world ended.


Six foot six. Short, blonde hair. Typically found in his Hawaiian shirt and sunglasses. Dark green eyes. 23 years old. Knee braces on both legs.

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