Krzysztof Krystkowiak

Honest Cop

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Name: Krzysztof Krystkowiak
Power Level: Chest Deep
Campaign: The Blake Chronicles
Player: killervp
Current FP Refresh
21 1
High Concept: Trouble:
2nd Generation Honest Cop Corruption Abounds- Corrupt Police Killed my Father, With Mafia Instruction
     Other Aspects:
Potato Vodka- Polish to the Core Positive-Polish neighborhood support Negative-There are some truths to Polish jokes Revenge- I Want Revenge for my Father, Anti-Mafia, Anti-Corruption Positive-Fight the Mafia, & hate corrupt cops Negative- Will fight the mafia at the expense of all else Movement in the Shadows- I Believe in the Unseen World Positive-I believe
Eyes Wide Open- I Recognize That There is Evil Better Late than Never- I am Late Often
               Stunts & Powers
Cost Ability
-1 Redirected Force (Fists) You’re an expert at turning close-combat attacks (swung fists, thrust knives) against themselves. On a successful defense roll using Fists against such an attack, you may sacrifice your next action (giving this an effective limit of one per exchange) to treat the defense as a successful maneuver on your part (requiring no additional rolling), placing a maneuver aspect like Thrown to the Ground or Taken Off Balance on your attacker.
-1 Killer Blow (Fists)Add 3 to the damage of Fists on a successful hit, once/scene, for a fate point. Does stack with Redirected Force.
-1 Like the Back of My Hand (Investigation)Your knack for shortcuts gives you a +2 to Investigation when using it for street knowledge and shortest-path navigation.
-1 Ear to the Ground (Contacts) You have your fingers on the pulse of things, with plenty of friends who can give you a heads up. The difficulty of any Getting the Tip-Off (page 124) roll is reduced by two.
-1 Best Foot Forward (Rapport)People just like you, especially when you’re deliberately trying to make a good first impression (page 138). You gain a +1 on your roll to make a good first impression, and failing that roll cannot give you a negative temporary aspect or make the situation worse.
-1 Dogging (Investigation) shadow using investigation
-1 Corner of My Eye (Alertness) When successfully rolling Alertness passively to pick up on details, gain an additional 2 shifts. This reflects the ability to pick up on more pieces of information, but it does not improve the depth of that information (which would take things into the realm of Investigation).
-1 Pillar of Truth (Conviction)Strongly held beliefs enable you to protect your mind from the aggression of others. Provided you get a chance to pray or otherwise call upon your faith, gain Armor:1 against any social or mental stress in a scene.
-1 Person of Conviction (Conviction)Presence is rooted in faith/truth. Use Conviction instead of Presence to determine social stress capacity.
Superb +5 Conviction
Great +4 Investigation, Fists
Good +3 Alertness, Contacts
Fair +2 Discipline, Presence, Rapport
Average +1 Athletics, Empathy, Guns, Weapons
Skill: Adjective Rank Skill: Adjective Rank
Alertness: Good 3 Intimidation: Mediocre 0
Athletics: Average 1 Investigation: Great 4
Burglary: Mediocre 0 Lore: Mediocre 0
Contacts: Good 3 Might: Mediocre 0
Conviction: Superb 5 Performance: Mediocre 0
Craftsmanship: Mediocre 0 Presence: Fair 2
Deceit: Mediocre 0 Rapport: Fair 2
Discipline: Fair 2 Resources: Mediocre 0
Driving: Mediocre 0 Scholarship: Mediocre 0
Empathy: Average 1 Stealth: Mediocre 0
Endurance: Mediocre 0 Survival: Mediocre 0
Fists: Great 4 Weapons: Mediocre 0
Guns: Average 1
1 2 3 4 5 6
Physical O O
Mental O O O O
Social O O O O
Type P/M/S Stress Used? Aspect
Mild Any -2 No
Mild Social -2 No
Moderate Any -4 No
Severe Any -6 No
Extreme Any -8 No Replace a Permanent
Service revolver .38 Gun 2
nightstick Weapon 2
badge #4242
handcuffs, police whistle

My father was an honest cop, in West Town, in Pulaski Park, Chicago, in our neighborhood. No, we were not moved when the park was built, but some of my good friends growing up were. I still love that park… Anyways, back to Pop. I will always remember him telling me, “Krzysztof, without integrity you are nothing. No matter what you do, who you are with, where you work, without integrity and honesty you are the poorest man alive.” He was gunned down when I was 15, and I am now following in his footsteps, trying to clean up this cesspool of a town. We had a brick thrown through our window during his wake- it had only the words “Should have taken the money.” My family is Polish, hard-working, and above all, honest. We grew up lower middle class, with myself & my older brother, who left for New York City to be in advertising. I don’t know how he does it- to me most of advertising is lying. I still love my ma above all other people- her name is Ludmita. I graduated high school, and went straight to the police academy. So, there you go, short and sweet- that is what led me to the force, and the force led me to here….

So, 6 years after graduation, and the f#*@ing Chigago PD has me in the only place they could put me- Pulaski Park, West Town, Chicago. So I deal with all the things I know. Drunk Andrzej, who is great until he has a bottle of Potato Vodka, then watch for his fists. Wandering Wielislaw, who always seems to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Sweet little Seweyna, who married that thug Rostek, and seems to always be “falling down the stairs.” Typical neighborhood, right? Until recently, that is.

It started with a call that there was a disturbance at old Lubomir’s place. That is where my life changed.

I got a call that there was a disturbance at Lubomir’s place- that is, old Lubomir, not young Lubomir, kid Lubomir, or adult Lubomir- Lubomir is a popular name in our neighborhood. It appeared that old Lubo had killed young Helene, but that made no sense at all! She was practically his granddaughter, as close as their families had been. As I am searching for clues some guy named Henry literally appears out of the shadows. He convinces me that vampires are real!!! and something about a Red Court- which makes sense, vampires and blood…He shows me the signs that Helene was killed by a vampire, and we go after the vampire.

Unfortunately the vampire gets away. I say good night to Henry- nice guy, and we exchange info to get together in the future. I go to my local speakeasy, the Seraphim, head downstairs, to get a well-deserved vodka, and there is a naked guy with sawed off wings- no, I am not joking! His name is Benny, and now my eyes are wide open. I mean, how can they not be when you meet a Seraph in the Seraphim?

Benny has turned out to be a huge asset. I brought him home to get some clothes, and he met Mom (Lumita). He has shown to be able to be innately tell if someone is good or evil, and has proven his mettle in fights. I help him adjust to living in a human world.

Krzysztof Krystkowiak

The Blake Chronicles killervp