When the Dam Breaks, and the Waters Rise.
1) Town-born / Student – 17 years.
Grew up near Kentville, NS. Went to grade school like a normal, middle-class kid. Being a rural and remote town, most of the world’s problems seemed remote, but every passing year seemed to bring more poverty and heat, and less consumer goods.
2) Apprentice/ Trades school – 4 years.
Enrolled in Trades school to become a Renewable Energy Technician, studying the installation, maintenance, and repair of small-scale solar panels, wind turbines and geothermal pumps. School kept Daken removed from the War and his trade kept him busy during the resulting turmoil.
3) Tinkerer – to present.
When the water rose, followed the town as it moved up the mountain to Gaspereau Lake. Began scavenging and mending for a living. Worked with the community for 2 years as they attempted to adapt to the new world. Since then, he’s been traveling on his quest.
Age – 21 + years since War.
Perception – 3
Will – 5
Power – 3
Forte – 3
Agility – 5
Speed – 5
Health – 4
Reflexes – 4
Steel – 3
Wound – 9
Hesitation – 5
Circles – 2
Resources – 2
Fate points – ?
Mending – 3
Scavenging – 3
Percussion – 1
History: Technology – 2
Renewable Energy Wise – 3
Picked by Others
Geometric – +1D to mathematics or measurement
It Just Might Work!
Picked by Others
Better Part of Valour
Friend – Davis and May Ryner – farmers in Windsor area with whom I stayed during a storm, mending irrigation and farming equipment as payment.
Enemy – Roland Whynott – a shoddy tinkerer from Gaspereau whose work I exposed, costing him his livelihood, and forcing him to move.
Possessions and Equipment
• Kayak – but probably not for long
• Hand axe
• 3 Screwdrivers
• Needle-Nose Pliers
1) Sustainability is achievable on the ocean.
2) Any item can be useful if “fixed” properly.
1) Never leave something useful behind.
2) Account for meals 3 days in advance.
3) Fix broken equipment whenever possible.
To be determined.
Raised in the small town of Kentville, Daken had a relatively sheltered childhood. The weather was getting warmer, people were getting poorer, and there were less goods for sale each year. But Daken didn’t think much of this as he attended grade school.
The War had hardly touched this part of the world, considering there wasn’t much of interest in the area. Daken stayed off the front lines by attending Trades school to become a Renewable Energy Technician. His training immediately became valuable as the devastation from the War increased dependency on small scale solar panels, wind turbines, and geothermal pumps.
As the water rose, people were forced uphill, towards Gaspereau Lake The mountain provided some shelter from the storms, and the lake was a source of fresh water and cooling. Daken learned to survive as his community adapted to the conditions. He quickly learned that innovation and adaptability were the keys to survival in this new world. He began scavenging, mending, and repairing. He used his skills to benefit the community, trading for what he needed and helping out where he could.
As the crop yield diminished and the insect population increased, Daken resolved that this way of life could not be sustained. He decided to leave his family and friends and embark on a quest.
He would find a way to take to the sea. He would create a robust and sustainable paradise on the water. He had heard of massive metal structure that traveled the oceans. He would find one of these behemoths, preferably in a place with fewer storms, and build a farm there. He believes that the pieces are all out there – the materials, the people, and the knowledge necessary to make this work – he just has to gather them all in one place.
Daken packed his sea kayak and set off North. He makes his way by mending equipment in exchange for food and shelter, and selling scavenged goods.