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  • Sherrif of Phoenix, Ways to use

    The Sherrif of Phoenix alabama, is presented as a hunter with a vendetta in Promethean 2nd edition.

    He looks easy enough to unseat to me, for an advanced throng.

    problems Im missing?



  • #2
    Arizona, not Alabama. Fun fact: he's basically the real-world sheriff Joe Arpaio, if you want inspiration.

    Being easy to unseat isn't necessarily a bad thing. Challenges exist to be overcome by the PCs. Just keep in mind that any time the PCs cause Disquiet or Wasteland in Phoenix, they're gonna meet some well-armed Phoenix Guard hunters with law enforcement backing who pretty much know what they're up against. Also he's a nationally known celebrity cop, it's going to be challenging to just "disappear" him and there will be consequences if the PCs beat him.


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    • #3
      Mesmerisms Penthos Alembic could render him nonfunctional.

      but still very much alive.
      Last edited by Prince of the Night; 02-07-2017, 04:18 PM.


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      • #4
        For a scene. Maybe a day. That's not going to really do much to the most powerful elected law enforcement officer in the county except fan his hate for Prometheans.

        That's providing he lets a Promethean get close to him, as he seems to be able to recognize them, and trains his deputies to do so as well.

        Killing him is one thing, but it would likely replace him with a deputy and instill a greater awareness of the dangers the sheriff preaches about.
        Last edited by nofather; 02-07-2017, 04:22 PM.

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        • #5
          Getting him voted out of office... how much would that weaken the danger he poses.


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          • #6
            Considerably. Though at that point you could justify him starting a hunter compact.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Prince of the Night View Post
              Getting him voted out of office... how much would that weaken the danger he poses.
              Depends. He seems to have at least a small political machine set up, so simply removing him wouldn't necessarily dismantle that. That would certainly be a good start though, and probably the best way to accomplish it without generating significant blowback. The trick is how you go about doing that though.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Caitiff Primogen View Post
                Depends. He seems to have at least a small political machine set up, so simply removing him wouldn't necessarily dismantle that. That would certainly be a good start though, and probably the best way to accomplish it without generating significant blowback. The trick is how you go about doing that though.

                possibly through backing another canidate.


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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Prince of the Night View Post
                  possibly through backing another canidate.
                  Elected officials, especially those that actually perform work, tend to examples of a type of person, with the appropriate values and skills, the electorate want holding that position. Given the electorate as voted in a hard on crime, morally righteous man capable of monster hunting means it is unlikely that the core values of the citizens will 180° and choose someone that is corrupt enough to essentially be on the take from the throng, or even not be a suitable candidate for the current sheriff to pass on his monster hunting torch, so to speak. Possible "Meet the new boss, same as the old boss" situation. [joke] But isn't that the normal course for most elections?[/joke]

                  The obvious counters to the strategy of removing the sheriff from office via a backing another candidate are two fold, first the scrutiny the other candidate and associates go through by the press, concerned citizens, and of course the current sheriff's hunter cell checking for supernatural being interfering with the election. The second is if the candidate can pass through that scrutiny they are likely a genuinely good potential recruit for the hunter's cell, and could have the torch passed by the current sheriff and the deputies that are in his cell. Failure to be able to pass the torch, with the wealth of material evidence and being able to share horrible truth that supernatural critters and forces prey upon humanity in eye witness accounts would be a very strong indicator that the replacement sheriff was somehow supernaturally influenced due to the overwhelming weight of how much the sheriff could share. That leaves the last two options of the police centered hunter cell to destroy that which influences the new Sheriff (ie. the throng) to save him and thus make him suitable for passing the torch, or they heavyhearted realize he can't be saved and he suffers a "fatal heart attack" according to a hunter cell member who is also the presiding Medical Examiner (because if the current sheriff is in the hunter cell it is unimaginable that at least one Medical Examiner wouldn't be in his cell given the bodies that would likely go through the morgue). The people voted into sheriff tend to be older males, and even in the early forties and late thirties heart attacks are plausible causes of death. Remember hunter cells are little conspiracies.

                  It'd actually be safer for the throng to find a supernatural way to fake a natural death for the aging sheriff. [joke] They better have their CSI episodes memorized, and access to convincing fakery though.[/joke] This of course doesn't prevent the rest of the hunter cell from passing the torch to his predecessor, and the trouble with taking out the rest of the cell via death is identifying them and how many prominent people would need to die in a short period.
                  Last edited by Pale_Crusader; 02-16-2017, 12:31 PM.


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