Cyberpunks and Cyberjerks
Politician, actually isn't all that bad
Politician, is greatly thankful for your actions and will return favors in kind.
A dwarf, a Nootka Indian, and an Awakened shaman, Bloom
is an even rarer combination in the political world. She possesses
both genuine idealism and a real, intimate knowledge
of the mean streets that make it so hard for idealism to survive.
Bloom was born and raised in the Ork Underground,
and she is a liberal who has seen firsthand exactly the conditions
that people like Kenneth Brackhaven have created
for Seattle’s poor and SINless population. Of course, Bloom
has also heard the call of power, and is Awakened—a shaman.
While she believes in the underlying political ideology
of the New Century Party—that magic and technology can
combine to make the world a startlingly better place—she is
not dogmatically loyal to Roslyn Hernandez, to the Illuminates
of the New Dawn (certainly her shamanic paradigm
somewhat conflicts with their approach to magic), or to anything
or anyone else save her own ideals.
Bloom’s gubernatorial run against Brackhaven last
year was roundly unsuccessful. In spite of the controversy
surrounding his staunch opposition of Prop 23, Brackhaven
won by a landslide, a humiliating political defeat for Bloom.
Bloom is trying not to let herself become too rattled by the
loss. She is seeking her revenge against Brackhaven for the
kidnapping of her mother that he ordered last year through
other channels. She has been working closely with Project
Freedom and her contacts in the Ork Underground to see that
enough evidence comes to light to see Brackhaven buried
for good. She has served specifically as the liaison between
District Attorney Oaks and the less-savory elements that
want to see Brackhaven fall.