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Piper Pastore

Piper’s Transdimensional Art

Piper’s Transdimensional Art

Last modified by Charter Agent KAX
[caption id="attachment_341" align="alignnone" width="300"] Piper in her studio. Most of her paints have gone dry.[/caption] Our consultants on Earth artwork tell us that Piper’s paintings make very little sense unless you know her personal background. She certainly hasn’t shared her history with anyone else, so perhaps that is why she has languished in backwater galleries for her entire career. Art is a crutch for Piper. As someone who could once see the totality of the Multiverse, her own dimension must look very plain to her. In high school Piper studied the poet William Blake, who wrote about “seeing infinity in a grain of sand.” Piper’s work reaches for that concept with heavily-abstracted realism. If she were to paint a still life—  a bowl of fruit, for example— she would try to capture every conceivable iteration of that bowl on the canvas. To all outside observers, the bowl of fruit would look like a hazy wash of color. Ironically the Charter has become Piper’s biggest patron. We buy her paintings to keep them out of circulation and to determine what link, if any, exists between people who lost their Bloodline abilities and their creative output.  ACCESS NARRATIVE ›

Piper: Seer

Piper: Seer

Last modified by Charter Agent RCK
  Bloodline Abilities: Piper has what her mother called “true sight,” in that she can observe the Multiverse. She sees every iteration of reality, every dimension. She could see us, if she knew we existed. She's been flying blind, so to speak, for her entire adult life. But that's starting to change. She’s rare, to be sure, but we’ve dealt with many anomalous individuals like her in many different dimensions. [caption id="attachment_343" align="alignnone" width="650"] Photograph courtesy of Nimsesku: Traitor Hamster for the Charter.[/caption]  ACCESS NARRATIVE ›

Piper Selig: Her Family

Piper Selig: Her Family

Last modified by Charter Agent AEY
Emerson Selig (Father): Emerson is, at his core, an engineer. He doesn’t always understand the softer artistic compulsions that drive his children, but he was careful to never interfere with them. That attitude is a two-way street, however. He was also distant when both of his children experienced crises related to their Bloodline abilities. Jean Selig (Mother) (Deceased): Like everyone else in the Selig/Pastore brood, Jean was there to help Piper develop her latent powers. At first Piper was unable to process all of the visual information flooding in from other dimensions. Bloodliners such as Piper tend to experience acute motion sickness when they first start to see the Multiverse. Jean gave her daughter the Bloodline version of the birds and the bees talk and encouraged her to develop this “true sight” through art. Lucius Selig (Brother): Piper was close to her twin brother, up until his accident in Emerson’s laboratory. After that night, Piper’s ability to see the Multiverse disappeared and Lucius gained the ability of traveling between dimensions. All of Jean’s attention went to caring for Lucius in his time of transition. Piper still resents that, but not as much as she resents Lucius’ success as the leader of the Power of Positive Mechanics church. Nicolae Pastore (Husband): Nicolae compliments Piper, his intuitive, poetic nature balances Piper’s detail-oriented calculating attitude characteristic of her family. Lately Nicolae has been working long hours at the radio station and spending what remaining time he has tinkering with a strange instrument he calls “The Interface.” He has little time left for Piper and their children. Piper is having second thoughts about their marriage. Lex (Son): Lex follows after his mother; he’s drawn to the concrete, observable nature of the multiverse moreso than its poetry. Self-absorbed as his parents are, Lex is left to his own devices. They would be horrified if they had any idea where Lex’s scientific pursuits have taken him. Morgan (Daughter): Morgan, the empath, knows that something is troubling her mother, but she lacks the real-world experience to help her in any way. Morgan leaves little gifts for her mother to discover, but Piper is so deep inside her thoughts that most of these gifts go unnoticed.  ACCESS NARRATIVE ›

Essential Information: Piper Pastore

Essential Information: Piper Pastore

Last modified by Charter Agent HPX
Age: 39 Birthdate: November 2, 1976 Known Alias(es): Mom Bloodline Index Number*: [e]2AF916 *(more about this): Deviant individuals, those who trigger the Charter alert system, are assigned a code keyed to their unique energy signature. This is used to tag people for further observation or corrective action. Threat Assessment: High Height: 5’10 Hair: Blonde Eyes: Blue  ACCESS NARRATIVE ›

Biography: Piper Pastore

Biography: Piper Pastore

Last modified by Charter Agent JBK
Piper became aware of the Multiverse as a young girl. An illness triggered her abilities and she found herself assaulted by visions of every version of herself in every reality. Too much insight can be as paralyzing as too little. But her mother Jean helped Piper through this transition and encouraged her to take up painting as a way to process what she saw. A few years later, Piper’s twin brother Lucius had his accident, which triggered his powers. Piper lost her gift soon after. Suddenly a world that was full and rich collapsed into a plain, flat mono-reality. Piper, to this day, resents her brother for “robbing” her of her gift. [caption id="attachment_346" align="alignnone" width="650"] Over the years Piper and Lucius have become very good at hiding their animosity toward each other.[/caption] Ever since then she’s been chasing the experiences she had as a child. Art became a shallow replacement for her gift. Although she’s had success with a gallery in Mendocino, art has never fully satisfied Piper. Piper sought the former fullness of her life in the most mundane of places: drugs and alcohol. Her late teens and early twenties were a haze of parties and difficult mornings. Knowing that she had to stop drinking or die, she took an extended “artist retreat” in Santa Fe, New Mexico. It was there that she met her husband Nicolae. Married and broke the two moved from New Mexico back into Mendocino. Piper gave birth to twins, Lex and Morgan. Piper remains deeply unhappy. Her family is living in a cramped home with her father and brother. She has been arguing with the only gallery owner who will show her work. Her husband has been distant— when he’s not at the radio station, he’s obsessively working on an experimental instrument he calls “The Interface.” The couple barely talk anymore and Piper may leave him within the year. We’ve been taking bets on this back at the office, if any other agents want to get in on the action. Though she hasn’t fallen back into drink, Piper has become increasingly distant from her family. She takes long baths, sometimes falling asleep and not waking up until the water has turned cold. Whenever we’re ready to make our move on her family, Piper will not put up much of a fight.  ACCESS NARRATIVE ›