This is my current character in Paul’s campaign.
Eliseo is a stored. He was born to two highly conservative parents who felt that upholding one’s identity was the only way to avoid the inevitable fall from humanity. Eliseo rebelled against his parents at a young age. By the time he was 12, he was experimenting with perspective lenses and hanging out with “social deviants”. Eliseo’s parents enrolled him in a prestigious post-college when he was 21. He spent the next eighteen years becoming an extremely proficient programmer, much to his parent’s joy. During this time, he found more advanced “social deviant” groups and, after finishing college, joined one.
Under the pseudonym “Machiavelli” (and later “Ernesto” and “Lothario”) he struggled against what he perceived as an oppressive society, creating numerous personality lenses and hacking various government systems. In the early years Machiavelli was caught repeatedly by the government. After fifty years and several identity changes, his aliases slowly became infamous as powerful rebel personalities. Towards the end of this period he spent most of his time teaching protégés (something he still does occasionally).
By the time Lothario was ninety, he came to the conclusion that his efforts against the Stored government were wasted. The biggest threat against humanity was the Union. He spent the next ninety years hacking into the Union and causing chaos, until he finally met a Roamer group that could direct his efforts more clearly. Now “Malvolio”, he worked with several Roamer groups over some eighty years, helping them break into and out of the Union.
When Malvolio was a little over two hundred years old, he came to a realization. He had been spending his life fighting everything that would seek to control people. Except one thing. Human nature itself controlled humanity and restricted it to limited forms of thought and expression. There were simply things that humans could not or would not do. Malvolio embarked on a fifty year project, editing himself to remove all such limitations. By the time he was three hundred and fifty, he (now “Ricolli”) had stopped being a simulation of a human in Stored space and had become something else. Certainly more efficient, but less human. Over the course of the next hundred years, Ricolli has been trying to push Stored society towards a “Third Singularity”.
Fifty years ago, Ricolli became convinced that the Ts (the “First Singularity”) goals in uplifting humanity to transtemporal consciousness were parallel to his own goals. He offered his (impressive) skills to the Patent Office, which accepted. Thus far, Ricolli has been used to handle various issues that seem to have nothing to do with the Third Singularity. He is confident that this is all part of the greater plan, though. Still, if the Ts don’t start to show progress within the next hundred years, Ricolli will probably abandon them and find a new paradigm to seek, once again.
Ricolli has long ago edited away his ability to feel anxiety. During his repeated edits, Ricolli has lost pieces of his memory, and some skills associated with them. He assumes that they were either useless or holding him back in some way, otherwise why would he remove them? Ricolli is ~500 years old, but only has 414 years of experience.
Historical Names, Aliases: Eliseo, Machiavelli, Ernesto, Lothario, Malvolio, many others
1 - Identity
4 - Life
8 - Self Determination
5 - Change
Plot Immunity 3 - Self Editing
Intrigue 2 - Roamer “Friends”
Locality (Stored) 10, Locality (Roamer) 8, Programmer 10, Engineer (Cog) 10, Engineer (Nano) 7, Engineer (Bio) 3, Research (Cog) 10, Spy (10), Artist (Perspective Lens, Deviancy) 5, Crisis Control 6, Teacher 9, Media 8