Corrupted and Content
Screenwriter on the run
Organization: Network Zero
Mental Attributes: Intelligence 4, Wits 2, Resolve 2
Physical Attributes: Strength 3, Dexterity 2, Stamina 2
Social Attributes: Presence 2, Manipulation 1, Composure 4
Mental Skills: Academics 2, Computer 3 (Internet)(Hacking), Investigation 1, Occult 3 (Vampires), Politics 3 (Entertainment)
Physical Skills: Brawl 1, Drive 2, Firearms 2, Larceny 1, Stealth 1
Social Skills: Empathy 1, Expression 4(Drama)(Cameras), Persuasion 1, Socialize 1
Merits: Fame 1, Retainer 3(Agent), Language 2(Spanish), Resources 1, Status (Netzo) 2.
Derangement: Fixation (mild)
Gerald Schiler Came to Chicago in 1968 to protest outside the Democratic National Convention and liked it enough that he never left. In chronological order, he graduated from UIC Law, changed his name to Kent to have a more All-American sound (and also to honor his continued love of the Man of Steel), established a successful practice, married an aspiring actress 15 years his junior, and had a son whom he named after the father of modern American music. Dylan Kent was born and raised in Evanston, A North-Side suburb, and always assumed he’d go to Northwestern Law and follow in his Father’s footsteps. However, when he got to school, he found that he simply didn’t have the drive for the pre-law and general requirement classes, and all that could his attention were his writing, drama, and film lectures. After his first play was performed downtown to strong critical praise (and low ticket sales), he dropped out of school and took the manuscript to L.A., hoping to adapt it to an Oscar winner. In order to make this happen, he took almost every cent he’d brought with him and immediately invested in an agent, Marty Schollenberger. After 2 and a half years of failed pitches and poverty, he stumbled across an unsigned, unpublished comic book in the back of an eclectic bookstore that detailed the life of a newly embraced vampire dealing with the politics of his city. Pitching it as Bram Stoker’s Dracula meets The West Wing, CBS picked Kindred: The Embraced up for a full season, being met with decent ratings and acclaim, but inspiring a devoted cult following. After a summer shake-up in the network’s board and a bizarre string of accidents and mishaps that led to rumors of the show being cursed, the network made it clear that they were attempting to kill the show. Dylan was determined to make it work despite network hostility, but eventually a large Russian man who revealed himself to be a real vampire who made it very clear that Dylan’s safety depended on him skipping town immediately. Panicked, he withdrew all the money he had in the bank, enough to buy a plane ticket to the first city he could get (Philadelphia), camera equipment, a high quality scanner, inks and paper, and an apartment in a Dominican neighborhood in North Philly, where his college Spanish was enough to pass as Catalan speaking Spaniard Vidal Alexandre. When he first learned the truth about Hollywood and fled to his new home, he thought he was alone in the world, and decided to fight back the only way he knew how: keeping his show alive in the form of comics that he publishes online himself and spreading the truth about vampires. The more he finds kindred souls online in Network Zero haunts, the more devoted he becomes to finding a way to strike back at the vampires and monsters anyway he can.