Frankie Allen

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Played By: Liz Gillies
Date of Birth: July 26, 1993
Apparent Age: 20s
Occupation: Private Investigator
Virtue: Justice
Vice: Wrath
 
Threshold: Torn
Archetype: Reaper
Geist: Murder of Crows


Songs

Radical Face - Winter is Coming

I see the winter
She's crawling up the lawn
I feel her breathing
Beneath my palms
She tears the trees down
While curses roll from her tongue
Got eyes like anvils
And storms for lungs


Frankie Allen


Overview

Her full name is Frances Margaret Allen, but you'd have to be her father to call her that and you'd have to be really, really angry. Frankie works the rest of the time. She showed up in November 2015 and worked for a family friend at the Daily Grind, a café. Ill-tempered, she was never the most social creature but involved herself in Sin-Eater matters quite a lot, earning a PI license to help her investigations. Sometime in 2018 she left town. At the end of 2020 she came back and opened Allen Investigations.

Frankie generally doesn't care about anyone's state of relaxation.


RP Hooks
Sin-Eater: Frances Allen died sometime in early 2015. Now she's Frankie.
Ghosts: Sin-Eaters get to deal with ghosts. It's kind of their métier.
Supernatural Esteem: Frankie's also developed a reputation with ghosts as someone who will help, and they expect her to help. At least they are also more likely to be helpful.
Underworld: Frankie is a Mythologist familiar with Underworld lore and has specialized in Underworld survival skills.
Mors Philosophus: Frankie somehow defaulted into this position due to her researching the shit out of historical things. She is less keen on taking note of everyone's names, much less their stories.
Delver: Delvers are kind of like Underworld rangers.
Psychopomp: One of Frankie's obligations is to be a guide in the Underworld.
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Ghost Crow: Speaking of psychopomps, Frankie made a deal with a psychopomp in the form of a crow over in the Killing Fields. Given her particular Geist and the obligations Frankie must fulfill for said Geist, the ghost crow is an ally and co-worker of sorts. The crow seems to answer to 'Norbert'. Animal ghosts aren't really a thing that happen, unless they are psychopomps, and psychopomps don't typically follow one person around - so Norbert is a pretty weird case. Or a rare bird, if you like. Norbert is not a pet.
Gumboot: Frankie usually winds up investigating strange goings-on relating to the Bound. Research, B&E, Finding ceremonies, and chatting up ghosts are just some of the ways she goes about her work. Sometimes she has information to share.
Actual Private Investigator: Night school while working as a coffee wage slave earned Frankie a private investigator's license, along with some time. Since her return to Fallcoast in 2020 it's her means of making a living. Evert Geist sphere is obligated to have at least one Sin-Eater PI. You're welcome.
FITE: Frankie has an active interest in all things martial: PT, punching, knives, bows, and... a sword on the rare occasion? What? Better, faster, stronger.
Tea: Frankie likes tea, not coffee. Tea shops would be one place to find her.
Smoothies: Smoothies make a savage Frankie happier. She is a frequent visitor to Juice Monkey.
Parkour: Good for a Delver to know.
University of South Carolina: Frances was there but now she isn't.


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Murder of Crows

Murder of Crows, also known as just ‘Crow’, is a concept with deep roots in mythology: Morrigan, the goddess of war and death in Irish mythology. A giant and king in Welsh mythology had a name meaning crow - Bran the Blessed, associated with corvids and death, whose head is supposedly buried under the Tower of London, home to many ravens. For the Cornish, magpies in particular were associated with death and the underworld due to their black and white colouring. In other cultures, ravens are said to possess the ghosts of murdered men or are associated with the origin of death. Crows are viewed as omens. Crows are intelligent, and considered tricksters in some cultures. Crows are guides to the Underworld, and Murder has no qualms about helping someone along the path there, because Murder knows there are those who don’t deserve to live, and sometimes, it takes a victim to restore the balance: in this case, Frances. Murder is omen and judgment. Murder is very, very old, and if Murder was once a person, Murder is a crow now.


Murder of Crows appears as a group of corvids - crows, ravens, something in between - that talks through multiple mouths (or beaks, in this case), sentence fragments that fall off and are continued by a different crow. Sometimes, perhaps for clarity, it will be a single crow.


Bone Compass

The case is made of polished bone. The cover is crystal. It carries the weight of ages, seeming old. The compass needle is a tiny black crow feather. This particular compass requires patience: it spins and spins and spins until it settles, like it takes time to truly pinpoint north, but it can do so even in the Underworld. A compass has two meanings.


The first, literal: it provides direction, aids in survival. A crow is associated with being a guide in the underworld, home of ghosts. Survival can require subtlety, stillness.


The second, metaphorical: a moral compass. Judging right from wrong. Moral direction. Just the thing for a reaper, an executioner. Association with blood - bad blood, bad in the blood.


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Description

Frances Allen, also known as 'Frankie', is a dark-haired young woman of 5'7" in height when flat-footed. She is usually not flat-footed, favouring as she does black combat boots. Frankie's well-defined eyebrows arch over blue eyes and are often drawn downward in a scowl. She is more prone to scowls than smiles by a long shot. Her complexion is pale and she tends to wear some light eye makeup and maybe some tinted lip gloss, tops. Her eyeliner game is on point.


Frankie dresses rather simply. Black pants, either leggings or jeans are a staple, as are steel-toed boots or sneakers, and any combination of t-shirt, long-sleeve, and/or hoodie. On very rare occasions? A simple black suit. The majority of her wardrobe is black or gray. She tends to be a bit of magpie with silver jewelry - multiple rings, earrings, necklaces and such. Her frame is sturdy; some of it is muscle, and some of it isn't.


When Frankie speaks, her voice is low, rich, and sultry. Frankie has a bad case of resting bitchface.



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