Over the Hedge: Journey of the Lost
The Lady With the Tea
Occupation: Restaurant owner/head chef at Hokkaido Sushi
Apparent Age: Mid Thirties
These changelings really are the Fairest of Them All, and their magic only emphasizes this. The player can spend Glamour to improve dice pools that include Presence, Manipulation and Persuasion. Each point spent increases one dice pool by one point. A changeling counted among the Fairest also suffers no untrained penalty for using Social skills in which she has no dots.
The Fairest, similar to the creatures who stole them, can be callous and unfeeling, vicious and prone to toy with others, even people who love them. Their inner balance suffers for this. One of the Fairest suffers a -1 die penalty on dice pools to avoid losing Clarity (for example, the player of a Fairest with Clarity 5 who kills another changeling rolls two dice to avoid losing Clarity, rather than three).
Hana is the sort of demure, elegant Japanese woman you’d expect to see holding a parasol on the cover of a travel magazine. She is a person of few words, and while some might mistake this as shyness, anyone who knows her personally would assure you that she simply prefers to listen and wait until she has something worthwhile to add to the conversation. There is no denying that she is strikingly beautiful even when her Mask is displayed, and this beauty coupled with the calm and dignified air she carries ensures when she does speak, people tend to listen. Those who do not can expect a legendary amount of passive aggression sent their way.
A resident of Osaka during the 1945 fire bombings, Hana firmly believes that if she’d known then what she knows now, she would have chosen a fiery death over allowing herself to be rescued by the dark eyed samurai who became her Keeper. She says that she spent much of her durance as a living facet of her keeper’s sprawling garden, though she was sometimes called upon for other duties –these, she will not speak of.
She and Seamus were lovers once –Hana claims that years ago while collecting goblin fruit in the hedge, she found him floating face down in the middle of a lake, and that when she brought him home and he regained consciousness, he swore to never leave her side. The romance didn’t last, but their friendship and business relationship has remained strong for the last fifteen years. Seamus supplies her sushi restaurant with fresh seafood (magical and mundane) and she provides him with boxed lunches five days a week, plus dinner on Sundays.