Tools of The Trade
Polymorph: supreme (rank 3)
And yet, I still sense some hesitance. I think I understand. Perhaps hesitance is wise. Too many people before you have chosen hastily and suffered for it. You’re thinking of Midas perhaps, dying of starvation as gilded plums sat anchored in his stomach. Or maybe of the nymph’s lover, wasting away, granted eternal life, but not eternal youth.
Or perhaps your thoughts are less arcane then mine. Perhaps you’re remembering the poor fool who detonated in Electrum Road last May. The worse part is that I warned him it would happen. Photovoltaic absorption can be beneficial, but only if you remember that while sunlight may be a very abundant source of energy, it is not the one and only. A single solar flare and half the exchange is lost. What a waste. But now we can learn from his mistake.
Whatever power or ability you want, it can be yours, just choose wisely. Because while I both giveth and taketh away, I’d hate to charge you twice.
Terms of The Trade
Commander: supreme (rank 3)
- Ranged Attack
- Long Ranged Attack
- Area Affect
- Super Area of Effect
- Target Seeker
And while we’re on the topic of rates and charges, there is the matter of how you will be repaying this fire from the heavens. There is a standard price to these kinds of things, with far more zeros than you can cover, I’m afraid to say. But of course all men have the one thing which they alone can sell.
Don’t let the theatricality scare you. Owning your soul is a metaphorical liberty I take, I’d have no use for the actual thing even if you managed to extricate it. No, what I require is something far more practical. Favors.
As I’m sure you can tell, I prefer to remain anonymous if possible. Too many open palms should my business run public. As such, I run a very hands-off enterprise. So sometime along the line I will call on you to be my hands. Or my eyes. Or my mouth. Or my muscles. It’s nothing to worry about, and you will be in good company. The privacy of my clients denies me the ability to reveal their identities for sheer bragging rights, but suffice to say my body stretches across this city in more ways then you can imagine.
Master of The Trade
Tactician: superior (rank 2)
And like any body, I have taken care to assure that sufficient counter-measures go into effect should anything or anyone wish to do me harm. A bit of a stretched metaphor perhaps, but I had to segway into this unpleasant topic somehow.
While I always hope that my clients would be smart enough to take our transactions and pay them on face value, I know from experience that this is not always the case. Should you wish, you would not be the first to try and avoid your debt, but again, I cannot name names. Not out of privacy mind you, but out of respect for the dead.
My goal is not one of conquest, nor domination; merely profit. My strategies have brought me to this goal with reliable certainty. But as a warning I must tell you this. No matter how high you climb, no matter how many crowns you reap, you must not forget the one who made you what you are. A king sits in his throne only as long as the kingmaker allows him.
So then, enough with this unpleasantness. Tell me, what has caught your eye? What would you sell your soul for? What can the Power Broker do for you today?