Denham Jacques


Scopophobic Illusionist


Will You Look At That Wisp…Please?: By expending a fate point, Denham can conjure an illusion to distract, or harry a target. His conjurations are limited to duplications of himself. When conjuring an illusion, Denham will roll Magic(Illusions) against a targets perception. If successful, the target will focus it's attention, and any attacks on the illusion, until it is dismissed by Denham, or it is seen through. Denham's illusion's will fade away if at any point the target makes a perception, or mental defense check equal to, or surpassing the result of Denham's original magic roll minus the number of turns the illusion has been in play. On being hit, an illusion is automatically seen through. Illusions will roll Denham's defense scores.


Scopophobia: Denham has a problem with being seen, ever. As such, he excels at indirect means of interaction, and is feckless in a situation that requires the opposite.
Could you leave the lights off?: Denham is at home in at least partial darkness, calmer, and more alert. Fully lit, or bright environments make him skittish and decrease his focus.
What if they know we're coming?: This is a serious concern for Denham. Getting him to do anything, at least knowingly, where he'll be expected is difficult.

Temp aspects:

I got shot at and all i got was this lousy pie: Allows for a rerolled roll for defense, once.


  • Persuasion: 4
  • Magic(Illusions): 4
  • Sneak: 3
  • Scholarship(Ventriloquism): 2
  • Medical: 2
  • Physical Defense: 2
  • Mental Defense: 2
  • Body: 2
  • Mind: 2
  • Lore: 1


A long overcoat, and wide-brimmed hat, the perfect shade of gray-black for mixing in with the dark. A near endless supply of cough drops, which he devours with alarming frequency.

Personal History

Denham was home-schooled all through his youth. He did all his lessons in his room, and interacted as little as possible with anyone, his family included. When it came time for college, he took all online classes. As he grew older, Denham learned better and better ways to remain unseen, until eventually, he learned what he considers the best way. He doesn't bother himself with learning how he does what he doe. He's just grateful he can. Denham lives in a small apartment, tucked away in an isolated corner of Wisconsin. At night, he works as a traffic conductor, without ever having to step foot onto the road. A small niche job, and he doesn't earn much, but he gets by. And no one wants to replace him, because of all the rumors about a strange figure seen skulking frequently in the shadows near where Denham works.