Your Local Amnesiac Very Sad Gamer Ghost Tourist Martyr
In the end, Arae is still Arae. She's died once, and she remembers how that happened, so doing it again can't be worse, right? And asking someone else to die in her place…that just can't be done! No way! It can be done, but
Invoke - Good at games? Hell yeah. Good at being a ghost? She's as dead as they come! Determined to be a martyr? God damn, is she. She'd like an alternative, but does not believe there is one.
Compel - Despite everything, she is still distracted by the vidya. Not if it's directly interfering with her martyr business, though (do note that's 'most things'). Oh, and the whole 'martyr' thing. Find ways to NOT compel that.
Very Aware Of Her Fate To End Instead Of The World
To think she was interested in housing. Too bad for her (even though she got that housing in the end)! She is now fully aware of the reason she's dead yet alive in the first place, and what she's pretty sure she has to do. Though she can pass this fate to someone else, she is determined to bear the fate herself, even though it hurts. She can't just tell someone else to do it! And she can't waste anymore time!
Invoke - Well she certainly has something to live for, either way! Be dead for! If she double dies before then, everything ever is fucked. If it has to do with her destiny, she'll certainly give it her all too!
Compel - Arae is finding it harder and harder to talk to the people she's fated to leave. And she's pretty determined to go along with the whole 'she dies' thing…even though she's scared as shit about it. Fear was her original manipulated emotion, you know! In any case, loafing around isn't an option. She needs a force, and she needs to use that force to take the chakras so she can keep everything from ending!
HOLY SHIT SHE CAN SEE FOREVER Or: Rainbow Eyes of Fuck
JESUS CHRIST HER EYES ARE FUCKING RAINBOW VORTEXES . HOW THE FUCK DOES THAT EVEN HAPPEN? FUCKING MAGIC, THAT'S WHAT. REALLY, SHE'S NOT A DRUGGIE THOUGH. SHE JUST TOOK HER FIRST ONES VERY WRONG. AND THEN SHE KINDA GAVE UP THE WHOLE THING BECAUSE SHE'S KINDA DEAD AND SMOKING ANYTHING WHEN YOU'RE DEAD IS PRETTY GODDAMN HARD.
Invoke - Seriously, just look at them. It's scary shit. If they are not used to and don't like weird, then these things will make people flee. If not, it's still kinda disturbing to tack on to the whole being dead thing. However, when one can get past the whole 'jesus christ her eyes are fucking rainbow vortexes', they're rather distracting and almost soothing to stare it. Incidentally, the vortexes spin faster when she's mad, which might cancel the whole soothing thing but freaks people out more.
Compel - Seriously, just look at them. It's scary shit. If they are not used to and don't like weird, then these things will make people flee. Even if she doesn't want it to happen, it sort of makes talking with people that aren't freaked the fuck out by rainbow eyes very hard. If she could possibly appear as not a ghost, the eyes still remain as fucked up as always. If she has a blindfold or has her eyes closed, MAYBE she can pass as a normal anything.
Not-Casper The Curious Ghost
When she first came to, she had a lot of things to discover. She probably wasn't even done when THIS started to happen, and now she has a lot more reasons to be curious about everything. And as of the moment of writing, even MORE reasons to be curious about her former self. All and all, she doesn't think she NEEDS them answered, but she wants them answered anyway. She'll never be able to rest in peace otherwise! …Not like she'll be doing that anytime soon.
Invoke - She's gotten good at finding things out with all the discoveries she's had to make!
Compel - 'What does this button do?' (AKA: Curiosity killed the…ghost…hold on this isn't working), urge to figure out the past is rising
Strategy Guide To The World
Once upon a time, someone that wasn't named Arae died thanks to an overdose of generic drug letter combination. Said someone that wasn't Arae woke up, clueless, but decided 'maybe the book that rather dead-looking person might explain what this is about'. So, she flipped to a page, to discover it apparently being a game set in Hong Kong (or at least taking place in Hong Kong at one point in the game), talking about a hotel in Hong Kong, and how there's going to be a firefight in a place very, very similar to this room, complete with body, and ghostie. It then gave helpful hints on how to make it out of there slightly less dead. Confused and rather bewildered, she grabbed a few other things before having to get out thanks to GUNFIRE, and that she'd better listen what that book says, lest things get a lot messier than they should!
Invoke - Learning! In addition to invoking for LEARNING purposes, she really likes it and will probably make great lengths to get it back if she loses it somehow.
Compel - Hello important book, how would you like to be separated from your owner today? Incidentally, strategy guides have been notorious for typos (potentially in terrible places), but she'll probably take it for what it says anyway. Unless it sounds like losing.
She knew how to treasure her friends all along. In fact, that's why she's in this situation to begin with! Isn't it sad?
Invoke - Her friends are important, she must defend them! And she doesn't like when, you know, someone impersonates them and they're suddenly ink. That's just mean as fuck. She'd like to make friends too, but now it's sorta late for that! The invoke is less broad, now.
Compel - And if she must put herself in harm's way for friends, she'll do that too. HELLO, PLOT!
I FUCKIN' LOVE NECROMANCERS
If Rini is 'her best friend' (at least, as far as the party is concerned, though she's likely to be among the ranks of Zhang and Xiaohua if she isn't secretly the BBEG's sidekick), then Addy is who she'd love to actually BE. Jolly, carefree, great cook, pretty adorable, so on! And despite the weirdness of both parties…no, because of it, Arae's most loneliest moments had a unique shine.
Invoke - If she gets a spirit snack, this could be invoked for damn well everything. That aside, when it comes to defending Addy, she can very well stack this invoke on top of friends whenever it applies to Addy. Incidentally, she has a like-minded opinion of any necromancer that's cool, but not as strong as with Addy.
Compel - If it involves protecting Addy you bet your ass she'll listen to anything they say. And she'll probably listen to anything Addy has to say (bar requests that wouldn't end well for Addy, of course)! Even if it's a (well made, now) apparition! Unless she knows it's actually an apparition
Being Dead (???): Is being dead a stunt? No? A power? ARE YOU SAYING ARAE ISN'T COOL? YOU WOULD SAY THAT, CALEB!
(All things with a * have a modified cost.)
Incite Emotion [-3*](Previously -5*)
The answer is 'get a free upgrade'. After a flashback, it seems that Arae can mess with more than before! With her happy memories, she has both received the ability to inflict 'joy' and 'calmness' on others. But what good would those do? The former has its uses against beings of evil that run off it, alongside potential positive uses in non-combat situations. The latter could be used for nearly anything! Calmness can easily stop someone from flipping the fuck out (use against Caleb), help allies, or ultimately oppress them in a vegetable state of serenity.
Spirit Form [-2]
Being A Ghost: Not Dying Twice Edition [-2] ([-4] + [-2] + [+4])
Toughness: As Inhuman Toughness, Arae has 2 more stress boxes, and Armor:1 against all attacks that have nothing to do with salt.
Recovery: As Supernatural Recovery, Arae can recover from any physical wound, given nothing but time. Though she doesn't have much, it would do wonders for the Epilogue if all her limbs are hacked off or something. Unless they were hacked off with salt, then she's kinda boned. In addition, Endurance will not restrict skill use, Arae doesn't actually need sleep through this entire game (a week), Arae recovers from physical consequences as if they were two steps lower, (Mild and Moderate heal off at the beginning of next scene, Severe is like Mild, and Extreme is like Moderate), and twice a scene, she can simply shrug off a Mild consequence as a supplemental action.
Note: Arae can take an additional mild mental consequence!
Ghostly Hole in Chest: It got better!
Force Cast to compel the eyes to come out of their sockets and freak everything the fuck out one of these days.
…Time to claim chakras. There's no point in thinking too hard about much else.