About Danny Kaye
Changeling, Halfhuman, half ? (Fae: Dryad or Nymph or something)
Book Names: Copper Drums, Tin Horn, Ten Whistles, Silver Bells, Golden Harp, Etc.
FATE Points: 8
Background: Aspect:Songs of my Mother
Danny was raised by his father and told that his mother died when he was young. His father, Sammy Kaye, was a musician, and Danny was raised around and involved with music and theater his whole life. When he got older, he displayed a remarkable talent for singing, acting, dancing, basically anything that involved performing he seemed to be a natural at. In his mid-teens he discovered that his singing could make things seem to happen. He also began to dream of an ethereal woman who sang to him in a beautiful language that he did not understand. It was then his father informed him that his mother was not dead, but was a creature of legend, a beautiful faerie creature who had loved Sammy for a time, then left Danny with him to be raised in the safety of the mortal world. Away from the dangers of the Nevernever & the Fae courts. His father told Danny that his powers were from his mother. (His father could see the supernatural, but never worked magic that Danny has ever discovered.)
Rising Conflict: Aspect:Child of Two Worlds
While Danny went to college, trying to get a degree AND master his new powers at the same time, He was discovered by agents of the fae courts. He was 'invited' to the Nevernever by an agent of Winter to meet his mother, but it was a trick. The fae who brought him had no idea who his mother was. What Winter wanted was for him to be their local Summer's Envoy for the Winter Court in the Toronto area. Summer's Envoy to Winter had no objection, and easily approved Danny's bloodline as acceptable for the position. (Which annoyed Danny.) However, Summer's Envoy either could not, or would not, tell Danny who his mother was. (Which annoyed him more!) They told Danny that he was a perfect choice for the job because he was a child of the Fae living in the mortal world. Danny figures that it's because he doesn't know squat about the Nevernever or it's politics, so he can't mess up anybody's plans.
Fortunately the trip to the Nevernever had unexpected benefits. Having visited with 'family', Danny has accepted who, and what, he is. And his powers have grown with that understanding. Unfortunately, his luck didn't grow with them. He can enthrall a crowd with any song or skit that he makes up himself, or at least has a vested emotional interest in, but despite his performance skills cannot compel the same response performing in regular plays and musicals. He now makes his living performing at Ren Fairs, small theaters, and the occasional stint in a underground rock bands.
The Story: First Adventure Copper Drums
(Back cover blurb) Danny has always had unusual luck, Both good and bad. But when he attracts the attention of twin oriental beauties, it seems his luck has finally changed! But his new girlfriends are members of a Triad family, and he will need all of his silver-tongued skill when meeting their parents! But he'll need the help of his new friends to survive an assault by Fairie creatures!
Guest Star-Aximeus- Hanging out in a back alley with some locals, playing checkers and drinking beer; a microwar erupts right in the alley. Strange fairy creatures in a mob chasing some humans; with a bellow of rage and an ancient battlecry, he summons courage into the locals to fight for their alley and they join the fight.
Guest Star-Dierdre Harlowe
Guest Star 1 (?)
On his way to a gig with a popular underground rock band, Danny takes a wrong turn. He winds up in an old castle with a group of pesky fae troubling a knight. Never one to turn down an audience, Danny gives his own solo performance, and soon has the troublesome fae attacking each other in confusion!
Guest Star 2 (Duana)
Danny's evening had started out eventful enough. At a Fae party in the Nevernever Danny had been introduced to striking lady who turned out to be Maeve's daughter. (Maeve?!? Who knew?) The evenings 'entertainment' a duel between Duana and a haughty elf lord. That had turned out well. For Duana at least. But catching a ride home to reality with Duana, the duo are mystically carnapped and end up in a goblin's Den! It will take all of Danny's spell-singing skill to get THIS party rockin! And bring down he house!
5-Performance (Art, Oratory, Tagging Emotions, USED FOR ILLUSIONS)
4-Deceit (Disguise, SOCIAL ATTACK), Presence (Charisma Reputation SOCIAL FORT)
3-Fists (PHYS ATT & DEF), Conviction (MENT FORT), Discipline (Concentration MENT DEF),
2-, Empathy (SOC DEF), Athletics (Dodging Running PHYS DEF), Rapport (Friendliness Emoting SOC DEF)
1-Lore (Perception (mystic) Arcane & Ritual Knowledge), Weapons (PHYS ATT DEF, Resources (Money, Power), Contacts (Gather Info), Alertness (Surprise Initiative Perception (passive))
(0) Wizard's Constitution
(-1) The Sight: Wizards and others have learned to open their third eye, perceiving the magical world in great detail. The downside here is that the often phantasmagorical images are burned into their brains—never forgotten, always vivid.
You must have a high concept that shows either that you are a spellcaster or that you have received training of some kind to open your third eye.
(-2) Glamours: You are able to create the basic glamours of the fae—minor veils and “seemings” that make something look like what it isn’t. Effects: Minor Veils, Seemings ; Skills Affected: Discipline, Deceit
(-2) Inhuman Speed: (Just past human)
(-2) Inhuman Recovery:
(+1) Catch: Inhuman Recovery: Fae Weakness(es);Turning Clothes inside out,