Auggie James

Auggie James
Player character
Official art of Auggie James, by Lisa Fricke.[art 1]
Basic information
ActorAshley Johnson
RoleSlink (Criminal)
Biographical information
Full nameAugust James
Age19 (Candela Obscura: Chapter 1; 1907)
PlacesNewfaire, Hale
ProfessionNewspaper boy
First seen"The Cold Embrace" (CO1x01)
Last seen"The Collectors" (CO1x03)
StreamCandela Obscura (3 episodes)

August "Auggie" James is an orphaned newspaper boy in Newfaire and a member of the Circle of the Vassal & the Veil. He is played by Ashley Johnson.

Description[edit | edit source]

Auggie is 19 and works as a paper boy in Newfaire. He wears ill-fitting secondhand clothing, and has messy hair and freckles.[1] Auggie does not have a permanent home, but often stays at The Clara House or with Charlotte.[2] As of "Ravage of Red Lamp" (CO1x02), he had accepted the room at the Gilded Rainbow and had been living there for about a month.[3] When the Arlo exploded the portal arch during the Collectors assignment, the shattered shards scarred the left side of Auggie's face and his blue eyes became a little bit more milky, ceasing to function.[4]

Personality[edit | edit source]

Auggie is mistrusting of authority, but friendly with many other members of the lower classes.[5] His friend Donald described Auggie as clever and as someone who speaks from the heart.[6] He is very good at hiding.[7] Auggie has been smoking since he was eight years old.[8]

Biography[edit | edit source]

Auggie grew up at Saint Mannigan's Lodging House for Children[9] and used to live in the Shriveline. He sometimes stays with Charlotte's on a cot in her office.[10] He was recruited to Candela Obscura after experiencing a magickal event while at the home of Donald Kinzel.[11]

Candela Obscura Chapter 1[edit | edit source]

Auggie's spirit was initially pushed from his body by the entity in the fuel at Donald's apartment, but he returned to himself before falling unconscious.[12] He awoke to members of the Office of Unexplained Phenomena investigating the now icy apartment, and Aaron Weimer told him the event was due to hallucinations from toxic mold.[13] Auggie, mistrustful of this, left, and was stopped by Alexandra Elise O'Neill on his way. She invited him to join her at the Blue Derby Diner,[14] and he was inducted into the Circle of the Vassal & the Veil.[15]

The party then performed their own investigation of Donald's apartment and encountered him as a spirit.[16] Donald told them Layla Orens had sold him the fuel, and Auggie tracked Layla to the Clara House.[17] After the circle learned the other piece of affected fuel was sold to the Evanoch Foundry, they went in, with Auggie scouting ahead.[18]

After the circle captured the spirit, Alexandra offered Auggie a room at the Gilded Rainbow bookstore, a Candela Obscura safehouse, regardless of his decision on whether to become a permanent member.[19] He thanked her, but stayed that night with Charlotte. After receiving medical attention, he returned to his paper route the next day.[20]

About a month later, Auggie, by then living in the room at the Gilded Rainbow,[3] was put on a second mission along with the rest of the circle, to investigate an attack at the Getaway Grand Hotel on Onette Ferris, a government official.[21] Auggie was able to glean a lot of initial information by speaking to two unhoused men who had witnessed the immediate aftermath of the attack: Terry Bode, an older man by the hotel, and Skiddy, a veteran of the war who had gotten a closer look at the creature.[22] When the party finally were able to reach the room in which Onette had been staying, Auggie was able to steal the gun and badge of Captain Teren Roakes[23] after Howard knocked the officer unconscious. However, on his way out, Auggie was noticed by members of the Office of Unexplained Phenomena, one of whom began to tail the party.[24]

Auggie was thrown out of the Alizarin Gallery when trying to defend Arlo when she was asked to leave,[25] but quickly returned after hearing an explosion from the office. He and Charlotte, after raiding the office, caught up with the rest of the circle and went into the sewers to follow the creature.[26] When the creature threw Charlotte against the wall, knocking her unconscious, Auggie shot the jewel of Onette's necklace within the creature using the gun he had stolen earlier.[27] The creature began to fall apart before being trapped by Arlo's ritual.[28]

In order to recover, Auggie visited the Black estate and asked Arlo if he could use her bath. She agreed, and later took him shopping for a suit.[29]

About a week later, Candela called upon the circle to follow up on the previous case; Kara Belmon had left town to stay with an uncle near the Scarlet Woods and they wished for the Circle of the Vassal & the Veil to retrieve her. Auggie helped Edmund gather the others. When he found Charlotte, she told him of the supernatural experience she had in her youth and how it brought her to Candela.[30]

Auggie's Periphery badge helped the team garner information at the train station, and they quickly found the Belmon and Schpell Orchard, where Kara was staying. Auggie picked the lock on Kara's door and found her sitting motionless, facing a window; when he investigated, particularly after she did not move when Arlo accidentally discharged a gun, he found that her face was missing but she appeared to be alive.[31] After the Collector attacked, Auggie escaped out the window with the others and, while his new jacket became soaked in the flammable compound Howard had made, he was able to assist in defeating the creature by throwing the jacket at it.[32]

While investigating Brinewash 7, Auggie fell from the railing and was caught by Dorna's guards; he avoided being shot thanks to the rest of the party distracting them and then the arrival of another Collector. Auggie grabbed a number of maps from the desk while fleeing the warehouse.[33] During the showdown with Lycus and the final Collector, Auggie, using the gun he'd stolen, successfully destroyed the amulet Lycus was using to control the creature.[34] However, he missed a subsequent attack on the Collector and his face was briefly stolen, though he recovered once Arlo defeated the creature with her ritual.[35] Following the experience, he gained a scar on the left side of his face and lost sight in his left eye.[4]

Character information[edit | edit source]

Notable items[edit | edit source]

  • Police badge (stolen from Captain Roakes)[23]
  • Police gun (also stolen from Captain Roakes)[36]
  • Burglary equipment[37]

Slink abilities[edit | edit source]

Auggie is known to have taken the following abilities. The Circle of the Vassal & the Veil additionally has the Interdisciplinary circle ability, so he may possibly have an ability outside of his role or specialty.[38]

His Slink role allows him to take the following ability:

  • Saw This Coming: When an ally makes a roll, Auggie can assist a member of the crew without spending a drive. He can use this ability three times per assignment.[39]

His Criminal specialty allows him to take the following:

  • Born in the Shadows: He may gild an additional Hide die when avoiding security or detection.[40]

Actions[edit | edit source]

Action Rating Ref.
Original After Body scar
Move 0 0 [41]
Strike 0 0 [42]
Control (Gilded) 2 1 (-1) [43][44]
Sway 2 2 [45]
Read At least 1 (+1) [44]
Hide (Gilded) 2 2 [46]
Survey 0 or 1 0 or 1 [47][48]
Focus 1 1 [49]

Appearances and mentions[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "The Cold Embrace" (CO1x01) at 5:05.
  2. "The Cold Embrace" (CO1x01) at 3:21:21.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Ravage of Red Lamp" (CO1x02) at 5:31.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "The Collectors" (CO1x03) at 4:52:28.
  5. "The Cold Embrace" (CO1x01) at 8:35. "That's why I like to show up and, you know, help you out. I know how it is to be a hard worker, you know?"
  6. "The Cold Embrace" (CO1x01) at 9:39.
  7. "The Cold Embrace" (CO1x01) at 1:24:14.
  8. "The Collectors" (CO1x03) at 8:43.
  9. "The Cold Embrace" (CO1x01) at 4:34.
  10. "The Cold Embrace" (CO1x01) at 2:09:55.
  11. "The Cold Embrace" (CO1x01) at 37:10.
  12. "The Cold Embrace" (CO1x01) at 10:59.
  13. "The Cold Embrace" (CO1x01) at 27:09.
  14. "The Cold Embrace" (CO1x01) at 33:42.
  15. "The Cold Embrace" (CO1x01) at 52:47.
  16. "The Cold Embrace" (CO1x01) at 1:16:56.
  17. "The Cold Embrace" (CO1x01) at 1:32:25.
  18. "The Cold Embrace" (CO1x01) at 2:50:03.
  19. "The Cold Embrace" (CO1x01) at 3:20:17.
  20. "The Cold Embrace" (CO1x01) at 3:30:58.
  21. "Ravage of Red Lamp" (CO1x02) at 12:53.
  22. "Ravage of Red Lamp" (CO1x02) at 31:41.
  23. 23.0 23.1 "Ravage of Red Lamp" (CO1x02) at 1:23:48.
  24. "Ravage of Red Lamp" (CO1x02) at 1:33:33.
  25. "Ravage of Red Lamp" (CO1x02) at 2:57:46.
  26. "Ravage of Red Lamp" (CO1x02) at 3:06:15.
  27. "Ravage of Red Lamp" (CO1x02) at 3:36:46.
  28. "Ravage of Red Lamp" (CO1x02) at 3:40:29.
  29. "Ravage of Red Lamp" (CO1x02) at 4:06:23.
  30. "The Collectors" (CO1x03) at 15:30.
  31. "The Collectors" (CO1x03) at 1:16:42.
  32. "The Collectors" (CO1x03) at 1:58:18.
  33. "The Collectors" (CO1x03) at 3:10:35.
  34. "The Collectors" (CO1x03) at 4:24:38.
  35. "The Collectors" (CO1x03) at 4:30:25.
  36. "Ravage of Red Lamp" (CO1x02) at 3:28:13.
  37. "The Collectors" (CO1x03) at 1:15:15.
  38. "Ravage of Red Lamp" (CO1x02) at 4:05:46.
  39. "The Cold Embrace" (CO1x01) from 1:15:21 through 1:56:05.
  40. "The Collectors" (CO1x03) at 1:15:37.
  41. "The Cold Embrace" (CO1x01) at 1:33:23.
  42. "The Collectors" (CO1x03) at 4:28:50.
  43. "Ravage of Red Lamp" (CO1x02) at 3:37:13. Ashley spent a drive, adding one die, then rolled three dice.
  44. 44.0 44.1 "The Collectors" (CO1x03) at 4:52:28. Following a Body scar, Auggie moved a point from Control to Read.
  45. "The Collectors" (CO1x03) at 46:45. Ashley appears to roll two dice. She does not remark having 0 points, which would rolled 2d6 and take the lower, and does not take Anjali's offered help.
  46. "Ravage of Red Lamp" (CO1x02) at 27:18.
  47. "The Cold Embrace" (CO1x01) at 2:51:50. Ashley: "Your [Anjali's] Survey is better than mine."
  48. "The Cold Embrace" (CO1x01) at 2:12:50. Anjali visibly rolled two dice on her Survey roll.
  49. "The Cold Embrace" (CO1x01) at 1:02:25.


  1. Official art of Auggie James, by Lisa Fricke (source). This file is a copyrighted work. Its use in this article is asserted to qualify as fair use of the material under United States copyright law.