Now that the contest is over I can say that reading through everyone’s agent was an absolute JOY. The creativity in both the character’s physical description, personality, and background blew us away! We received exactly 111 entries. And we could tell that love and effort were put into each one. Ya’ll have some serious talent! I’ll post the winners and some developer favorites but if you don’t see yours here please feel free to comment with your agent!
Grand Prize Winner
Created by Statik
Name: “The Cleaner”
Profession: CoV Occult clean-up crew
Physical Description: He’s seen things. Things with tentacles. He’s probably seen nearly everything. Large, sleep deprived, caffeine-strong eyes that have looked into the void. And then… mopped it up. He looks older than he is - his face is quite drawn and grumpy - this guy doesn’t sleep easy at night. And…he has a mop dun dun duhhhh
Agent Background: A long-term member of “The Janitors”, a special occult clean-up crew employed by the Council of Venice, this subject is well-versed in a lot of the happenings within The Secret World. He’s seen things. Things with tentacles. Armed with his trusty mop “Bessie”, he’s stared deep into the void… and mopped up whatever had just been spat from it. Subject has become bored and tired of finding new and creative ways to dispose of ex-Orochi employees, and feels his talents could be better used on a wider range of missions. He is willing to do almost anything to prove his usefulness.
Three Runner Ups
Created by Samaritain
Name: Elin Bagge
Profession: Banking Intern
Physical Description: A young woman with blonde hair in a proper pageboy haircut. Always puts on smart, rectangular glasses and a winning smile. Impeccably dressed in the standard B&D uniform with a white shirt, black sweater vest and blue trousers. Often seen with jewelry (pendant or earring) incorporating a ram symbol, reminiscent of the B&D logo and her surname. Has also been spotted speaking into some form of high-tech one-ear headset.
Subject is currently interning at the much-renowned Bartleby & Daughters Banking Co. LLC. The enigmatic nature of the bank’s affairs requires a particular set of skills, including but not limited to extraplanar customer service, multi-dimensional accounting, non-Euclidean security measures and the occasional “liquidation by immolation” of various problematic assets. Subject reacts well to potential clients of wealth and taste. Alternatively, mentioning the “Blajini vault incident”, as yet unknown to her superiours, may get her attention.
Created by P-Dubs
Name: Rana Kader
Profession: Spy, Infiltrator
Age: Late 30s
Physical Description: They have a tawny complexion and hazel-green eyes. They have black hair, usually kept up in a simple knot. They have an androgynous appearance, with a well-defined bone structure that is covered by a half-mask over the bottom half of their face. Their still wear the purple uniform of a Phoenician operative.
Agent Background: Subject claims to be former intelligence operative for Phoenicians and to have operated as a spy and infiltrator, gathering sensitive information from many of the major factions within the Secret World.
The veracity of their exploits cannot be fully verified for obvious reasons; however, subject has demonstrated incredible aptitude with illusion magic, able to elude a wide spectrum of detection and security devices, both technological and arcane in nature. Appropriately enough, subject is an introvert, finding direct communication uncomfortable. Even during “face-to-face” debriefs, will prefer to maintain invisibility and report via handwritten response.
Subject severed ties with Phoenicians shortly after the Tokyo incident, claiming that “trying to make money from ending the world is madness.” Utilize angle of foiling Phoenician plots and undoing damage caused to keep subject engaged in mission.
Created by Chickenstew
Physical Description: Gizzled looking fisherman
Subject was one born of the sea, figuratively speaking. Always found the shore and ocean more like home than anywhere else. Captains a vessel called The Sea Sloth, where he spends much of his leisure time at sea fishing. Definitely one of wit and intelligence, and not to be underestimated just by his looks. If it needs doing then he will get it done one way or another. Subject also has a sly tongue and can bargain with just about anyone. Beware if if he approaches you saying “Feesh for Sale”. This man could sell a fish to a rock if he wanted to.
These are some other favorites from various developers on the team.
Created by Anhedonist
A young Asian woman of unclear heritage. Neat, straight, jawline-length hair, with asymmetrical bangs (whichever side works best). She’s wearing semi-rimless smartglasses over eyes that are somewhere between ‘brown’ and ‘red’, and a subtle yet visible earpiece. Her outfit is either a red turtleneck under a grey suit jacket, or an exosuit based on Orochi’s cyborgs. Whichever works best.
If possible, her wheelchair should be visible, tall enough to have a headrest. Her expression should be analytical, as if she’s trying to figure out whoever’s taking her picture.
Subject is an accomplished engineer and retired Illuminati field agent. Taken out of active duty after an accident investigating a Red Hand bunker left her without the use of her legs and confined to a wheelchair. This forced retirement and further marginalization fostered resentment of the Illuminati, leading to the subject leaving to join Manticore Research Group.
Since her paralysis, subject has honed her already notable hacking skills in secret, as well as producing both a specialized wheelchair for herself, and an exosuit to allow her to participate in field operations again when necessary. Behavioral analysis suggests that this is a response to her disability, attempting to make herself more useful to others once again; subject avoided this topic in questioning.
Subject appears desperate for approval and respect, as well as desiring active and stimulating work after significant time spent ‘on the bench’ due to her disability. Direct validation, and occasional access to highly strange cases, will ensure loyalty.
Created by Bumblebread
Name: Vali Engineering Nomadic Drink Imparting Transit Tool, aka V.E.N.D.I.T.T
Profession: Vending machine
Species: Vending machine
Physical Description: It’s a vending machine
Agent Background: Did that vending machine just move? Of course not, vending machines don’t move. At least, that’s what we wish we could tell you. Bio-engineering? AI? A human soul trapped inside a machine? It’s true purpose is unknown, a serial number and sticker reading: V.E.N.D.I.T.T our only clue to it’s origin and name.
Subject is surprisingly mobile and stealthy, after all, no one would suspect the vending machine in the corner; a perfect agent for espionage. Drinks received from V.E.N.D.I.T.T have faint fishy smell, please do not open in the office.
Failure quote: “hmm, omg… it’s fine, it’s ok, I can fix it”
Sucess quote: “Yare yare daze”
Created by Alket
Physical Description: Attractive, very light complexion, angular jaw, blue eyes, lightly cleft chin, Blonde with dreadlocks in a high ponytail and some light nordic face tattooing.
Agent Background: Real name: Kelly Butkovsky. She was a particular fan of psychedelics, even going so far as to use her chemistry degree get inventive with them. On a study abroad program to Norway she shared some custom made questionable substances with some friends at a bonfire party atop a fjord and got everyone possessed by Viking ghosts. Kelly was the only survivor of the resulting Valhalla esque bout. She’s since become a fusion of Kelly and the Valkyrie who possessed her.
Solveig is a great option if you require a chemist or need someone stabbed with a spear.
Call her boyfriend Sven. Solveig now only speaks old Norse, but fortunately Sven’s grandmother was very into her heritage. Sven likes to travel to exotic locations and Solveig sure loves to use that spear. Find a middleground and arrange their flight and they’ll almost work for free.
Created by Xencraft
familiar, genetically modified familiar (primarily human and rat)
Physical Description: Browni Jenkin is a rat like creature with a shockingly human face. His fur and eyes are black and has mouth full of yellow fangs. His hands are gnarled claws resembling the hands of an old witch or wizard and he speaks in the third person in a loathsome titter.
Agent Background: First summoned by Keziah Mason in approximately 1692, and re-summoned by Edith Mason in 1890 and genetically modified by Dr. Helen West in 1972 and resurrected by Dr. Charles Zurn in 2017. Browni (formally Brown) Jenkin is a rat like familiar with a human face, and the ability to transverse higher dimensional space, the subject has also demonstrated an ability to mimic any voice it hears and has been observed speaking English, French, German, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Arabic, and Spanish. The full extent of the subjects abilities has been difficult ascertain, since it is difficult to determine where Dr. West’s modifications begin and the original familiar ends. The only thing that can be definitely determined about the subject is that it is capable of accessing almost any point on the planet through higher dimensional space, making it ideal for reconnaissance and retrieval assignments, additionally prior encounters with the subject indicate that it has remarkable regenerative capabilities allowing it to sustain multiple traumatic injuries and survive. Prior reports indicate that the subject is carnivores and its preferred pray is human infants ages 0-18 months and is highly food motivated, a paste made of fetal stem cells and laced with amphetamines may be substituted for live pray when necessary. Use this as leverage.
Created by Zirs
37 years old
Physical Description: She is an Asian woman with braided long black hair. She is dark brown eyes, her throat is ornate with lotus themes tattoos.
Agent Background: Daughter of a witch and owning a tattoo parlor in Boston, the subject passes the 17 last years of her life trying to find a way to mix her mother’s teaching and her own art. Now she has created a whole line of warding tattoo by mixing blood magic and sigils. Her special products opened her to a whole new clientele inside the secret world.
Taking advantage of her own social skills she also used her tattoo session with secret world agents to learn any juicy information or rumor that could slip from her customer’s lips. Information that she is willing to sell to the highest bidder, if given the chance.
A good pack of money or the promise of new knowledge allowing her to perfect her art should be a good motivation source.
We’ll be working on the winner portrait as soon as possible to get that out to everyone who participated, as well as the Nicole & Andy portrait. Once we have news on when we can hand them out, we’ll let ya know!