Shadow Nexus

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Shadow Nexus is a Mage:the Ascension Chronicle set in 1880 Victorian London. You can find games summaries and other data (in French, unfortunately) on the Chronicle's website:

Player characters:

  • Floyd Alexander, Euthanatos
  • Liam Oakley, Verbena
  • Charles Amberville, Orphan
  • Edward Barham, Orphan
  • Aonghus MacDubtach, Ahl-i Batin
  • Mary Sarah Lovelace, Blue Cross (alternate version in Oblivion World/Twin's Reality)
  • Peter Dirac, Order of Hermes (House Fortunae)
  • Veig Cargill, Order of Hermes (House Merinita-in-Ex Miscellanea)
  • Abigail Goldwish, Verbena

Tropes used in Shadow Nexus include:
  • Accidental Innuendo: Ezekiel Lannister — the way he talks is perfectly naive and innocent, but sometimes understandable as subtext (especially when Liam Oakley and Aidan are concerned).
  • Action Girl: Ada Wellesley, also Lady of War and The Brigadier (even though technically speaking, she's only a Lieutenant, and then later a Lieutenant-Commander).
  • Amplifier Artifact: HMS Edinburgh's (and other bloodships') mass-destruction weaponry system (also nicknamed 'the Leech' by the crew). It's really mant to amplify the Claricks' and Wallensteins' power.
  • Atop a Mountain of Corpses: Aidan Stockwell, literally, in the Oneiros.
  • Attention Deficit… Ooh, Shiny!: Charles Amberville.
  • Back To Back Badasses: Charles and Ada + Liam and Mary Sarah, facing the Devourers.
  • Badass Crew: HMS Edinburgh's crew. Even though half of it is undead. Because half of it is undead (and still movin' an' kickin')?
  • Badass Family: The Claricks ain't that bad in that regard.
  • Badass Mustache: Branwell Forsythe.
  • Battle Butler: Nasir Singh; Andrew Morton.
  • Berserk Button: Aidan has one; Charles almost managed to push it once.
  • Black Eyes of Evil: Included in the "Frenzied Lasombra Means Instant Death" pack. Just Add Water.
  • Bling of War: Wellesley's and Wade's uniforms: red, red, red!
  • Blood From the Mouth: Ciaran Storn.
  • Boobs of Steel: Ada Wellesley.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Charles, we know it's you!
  • Crapsack World: The alternate world where Ada Wellseley and Leslie Wade come, where entire parts of reality get to disappear, and people completely forget that these places have ever existed. And let's not forget the Devourers infecting the earth. Combine with Mirror World.
  • Crazy Awesome: Charles Amberville.
  • Creepy Child: James Morrow, slowly becoming this.
  • Eldritch Abomination: The Dream Eater.
  • Eldritch Location: The Oneiros.
  • Enemy Mine: Aidan Stockwell and the PCs.
  • Facial Markings: Ezekiel, who can also be cast with Distinguishing Mark (you think?) as well as Marked Change (nyeehee).
  • Fallen Hero: Aidan, or what remains of the Tragic Hero once the curtain has fallen. Fatal flax: arrogance/hubris, of course.
  • Fan Nickname: “Pulpito” for Aidan Stockwell (see this webcomics).
  • Foe Yay: Aidan Stockwell and Wolfram Mc Alexander.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Peter and Amelia Morrow. Also, the Dresca nutjobs, who appeared out of nowhere, it seems.
  • Go-Karting with Bowser: Floyd Alexander and Aidan Stockwell t the opera: “I know I swore to destroy you yesterday, and that I was still trying to contain myself in front of 2,000 people, like, not even two minutes ago... but why not become allies?”
  • Hair Color Dissonance: Ciaran Storn and his platnium blonde hair. Remember, guys, we're in 19h century Victorian Britain.