Grimoria

Grimoria
Player character
Official art of Grimoria, by Lisa Fricke.[art 1]
Basic information
ActorAimee Carrero
RoleWeird (Medium)
Biographical information
Pronounsshe/her
Also known asAlma Látigo (birth name)[1]
Age18 (Candela Obscura: Chapter 4; late Autumn 1907)
PlacesNewfaire, Hale
AffiliationsCircle of the Crimson Mirror
Status
StatusAlive
Appearances
First seen"Seeking Serenity" (CO4x01)
Last seen"Into the Abyss" (CO4x03)
StreamCandela Obscura (3 episodes)

Grimoria is a member of the Circle of the Crimson Mirror. She is played by Aimee Carrero.

Description[edit | edit source]

Grimoria is a slightly built young woman with curly hair. She dresses well.[2] After taking a bleed scar in "Seeking Serenity" (CO4x01), a part of her brain was awakened, granting her auditory hallucinations as part of her abilities in addition to her already extant psychometry.[3]

Personality[edit | edit source]

Grimoria is very dedicated to her work both with Candela Obscura and her employment.[4] She is generally friendly.[5] As both a true medium and someone who must at times put on a fake show of medium abilities, she is good at reading people and at performing.[6]

Biography[edit | edit source]

Before Candela Obscura[edit | edit source]

Grimoria's parents died in the Last Great War, after which she developed a sensitivity to the supernatural, particularly surrounding artifacts.[7] She works for the Foggs, who are art and curiosity dealers[4] who became her guardians after her parents died because they wished to use her abilities.[8] She lives with the Foggs in The Eaves, but has a postcard of Westecklyn in her room, and possibly lived there before it was destroyed.[9]

Candela Obscura: Chapter 4[edit | edit source]

During the storm, Grimoria was injured while watching the chest containing Atia Griffia's bones in the ship's hold, and was present when the chest was broken open.[10] She warned the others to stay away, and, using her ability to channel the knowledge of spirits, was able to re-seal the chest, though not before taking enough bleed to fall unconscious.[11] She woke up the following morning with increased sensitivity and could hear voices of spirits.[12]

During the fight with the Murphy's, Grimoria was able to avoid injury and pull away the poker from Pegeen.[13] She was unable to sense the souls of the sisters, but was able to sense Decklan Murphy crying out or trying to reach her spiritually, although he was not speaking in the real world.[14]

Upon returning to Newfaire, Grimoria was berated by the Foggs as she had missed several appointments. She promised to make up any losses, and alluded to seeing the bones of Atia Griffia. While preparing for an upcoming appointment she overheard the Foggs discussing a masquerade and surmising that Aroha Tama-Kai had split the remains in half, at which she notified Leo and requested a meeting of the circle.[15] At the meeting, the circle decided to notify Zora Manning to see if the Foggs' suspicions were true and to go to the masquerade mentioned. After a brief conversation with Leo, Grimoria returned home to perform and help make a sale of a counterfeit dagger.[16] The Foggs decided to permit her to attend the masquerade with them to help drum up excitement for the busts they were contributing to the auction.[17]

At the party, Grimoria adulterated the Foggs' drinks with something to cause gastrointestinal distress.[18] She performed a tarot reading for a group of wealthy young people in the hopes of catching Tama-Kai's attention, and was able to encourage potential bidders while the Foggs were indisposed.[19]

After the remains were taken by Pyre agents, Grimoria and the rest of the circle followed them to the Sacred Ascension Cemetery, and when Griffia's skull fell from the chest, her spirit possessed Grimoria, who had a vision of Griffia's death.[20] One of the members of the third faction with beam weapons attempted to fire at her, but she was able to dodge.[21] After promising Griffia she would lay her remains to rest, Griffia granted her power, which Grimoria used to kill one of the Pyre agents who had shot Edgar.[22] However, the bleed caused her to fall unconscious.[23] Edgar carried her to the portal to the Fourth Pharos after resealing the chest.[24]

She was bedridden for several days from her injuries, during which she began to experience flashbacks, and thought back to her childhood in Westecklyn and her ongoing lack of answers.[25] Upon returning from the Fourth Pharos, she sent a message to the Foggs asking if she could return home, to which she received a letter asking where and when, which confused her.[26] In the meantime, she stayed with Leo, who told her she could stay with him as long as she needed and encouraged her to leave the Foggs and find other employment.[27]

Following Decklan's death and receiving their new assignment to find the Circle of the Wyrm, Edgar pulled her aside and told her that if Malcolm displayed any strange behavior, she should avoid him.[28] She also had a vision of Decklan leaving for the Isle of Serenity, seemingly in good spirits.[29]

In Oldfaire, Grimoria's powers revealed several spirits, including the ghost of a child near a fountain, and she heard whispers at the encampment along The Endless Descent.[30] She attempted to see if Alonzo Whitlock had conveyed a message in death after the circle found the Circle of the Wyrm's bodies, but was interrupted and injured when the platform fell into the abyss.[31] There, she channeled Atia Griffia to guide her, and by using her direction she was, ultimately, able to defeat the fungal creatures.[32] She and Leo, as the only survivors of their circle, eventually made their way back to Newfaire, and as he slept on his couch in his apartment, she found a letter from him, intended to be read after his death, in which he left her all his assets.[33]

Character information[edit | edit source]

Notable items[edit | edit source]

Weird abilities[edit | edit source]

  • Let Them In[41]: When Grimoria takes a Bleed mark, Aimee may ask the GM a question about the phenomenon that harmed Grimoria.
  • The Prestige (from Magician, via homebrew)[42]: Grimoria can channel and commune with a spirit she has encountered. She gains many of their memories and takes on their physicality. The spirit appears translucent and overlapping with her body. When she does this, she takes a Bleed.

Actions[edit | edit source]

Action Rating Ref.
Original After Bleed scar After second Bleed scar After Body scar
Nerve
Move (Gilded)[a] 2 1 (-1) 1 2 (+1) [43][44][45][46]
Strike 0 0 1 (+1) 1 [47][45]
Control 0 0 0 0 [48][47]
Cunning
Sway (Gilded) 1 1 1 1 [49]
Read 2 2 1 (-1) 0 (-1) [45][50][51]
Hide 1 1 1 1 [51]
Intuition
Survey 1 1 1 1 [52][51]
Focus 0 0 0 0 [51]
Sense (Gilded) 2 3 (+1) 3 3 [53][54]

Appearances and mentions[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Into the Abyss" (CO4x03) at 5:31:00.
  2. "Seeking Serenity" (CO4x01) at 25:55.
  3. "Seeking Serenity" (CO4x01) at 1:47:04.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Seeking Serenity" (CO4x01) at 2:22:18.
  5. "Seeking Serenity" (CO4x01) at 3:39:38.
  6. "The Gilded Graveyard" (CO4x02) at 2:41:23.
  7. "Seeking Serenity" (CO4x01) at 1:47:53.
  8. "The Gilded Graveyard" (CO4x02) at 27:07.
  9. "The Gilded Graveyard" (CO4x02) at 31:53.
  10. "Seeking Serenity" (CO4x01) at 1:02:25.
  11. "Seeking Serenity" (CO4x01) at 1:09:11.
  12. "Seeking Serenity" (CO4x01) at 1:46:26.
  13. "Seeking Serenity" (CO4x01) at 4:00:07.
  14. "Seeking Serenity" (CO4x01) at 4:24:04.
  15. "The Gilded Graveyard" (CO4x02) at 33:48.
  16. "The Gilded Graveyard" (CO4x02) at 1:05:15.
  17. "The Gilded Graveyard" (CO4x02) at 1:25:21.
  18. "The Gilded Graveyard" (CO4x02) at 2:15:28.
  19. "The Gilded Graveyard" (CO4x02) at 2:44:01.
  20. "The Gilded Graveyard" (CO4x02) at 4:12:55.
  21. "The Gilded Graveyard" (CO4x02) at 4:26:30.
  22. "The Gilded Graveyard" (CO4x02) at 4:36:29.
  23. "The Gilded Graveyard" (CO4x02) at 4:37:38.
  24. "The Gilded Graveyard" (CO4x02) at 4:52:17.
  25. "Into the Abyss" (CO4x03) at 12:30.
  26. "Into the Abyss" (CO4x03) at 55:05.
  27. "Into the Abyss" (CO4x03) at 56:09.
  28. "Into the Abyss" (CO4x03) at 1:37:16.
  29. "Into the Abyss" (CO4x03) at 1:24:04.
  30. "Into the Abyss" (CO4x03) at 2:03:53.
  31. "Into the Abyss" (CO4x03) at 3:16:42.
  32. "Into the Abyss" (CO4x03) at 4:02:40.
  33. "Into the Abyss" (CO4x03) at 5:23:54.
  34. "Seeking Serenity" (CO4x01) at 55:17.
  35. "Seeking Serenity" (CO4x01) at 3:09:22.
  36. "Seeking Serenity" (CO4x01) at 3:50:35.
  37. "Seeking Serenity" (CO4x01) at 4:26:14.
  38. "The Gilded Graveyard" (CO4x02) at 2:42:49.
  39. "Into the Abyss" (CO4x03) at 1:44:33.
  40. 40.0 40.1 "Into the Abyss" (CO4x03) at 2:01:17.
  41. "Seeking Serenity" (CO4x01) at 2:32:39.
  42. "Seeking Serenity" (CO4x01) at 1:05:03.
  43. "Seeking Serenity" (CO4x01) at 1:50:00.
  44. "The Gilded Graveyard" (CO4x02) at 3:57:05.
  45. 45.0 45.1 45.2 "Into the Abyss" (CO4x03) at 29:41.
  46. "Into the Abyss" (CO4x03) at 3:59:07. Aimee visibly rolls three dice after burning a drive.
  47. 47.0 47.1 "Seeking Serenity" (CO4x01) at 3:58:20.
  48. "Seeking Serenity" (CO4x01) at 1:23:15.
  49. "The Gilded Graveyard" (CO4x02) at 3:14:25. Aimee initially rolls two dice after adding one drive die.
  50. "The Gilded Graveyard" (CO4x02) at 4:56:37. Grimoria's character sheet is visible.
  51. 51.0 51.1 51.2 51.3 "Into the Abyss" (CO4x03) at 5:31:10. Grimoria's character sheet is visible.
  52. "Seeking Serenity" (CO4x01) at 1:25:35. Aimee rolls four dice (with three drive dice), and later rerolls one die with a resistance.
  53. "Seeking Serenity" (CO4x01) at 1:08:29. Aimee visibly rolls three dice (with one drive die).
  54. "Seeking Serenity" (CO4x01) at 1:50:47.

Footnotes:

  1. Gilded after circle advancement in "Into the Abyss" (CO4x03).

Art:

  1. Official art of Grimoria, 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.