Joey Chiesa (City of Mist)

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A Character in the City of Mists: Order of the Watchtower campaign

Joey Chiesa, Rift of Charon



Joseph Chiesa ("Beppe" for family and closest friends; "Joey" for everyone else) has always been known as the "Good Samaritan". The kind of person that could never resist helping those in dire need. If a cheap ride wasn't cheap enough, every needy on the street knew he could look for Joey's cab. This City is a villainous hive of wretchedness; to Joey, the worst possible crime was to let peaople struggle. Of course, that wasn't an easy way of life: the meager revenues of a taximan were already low, and Joey was willingly cutting them left and right. Shady jobs came and went sometimes: smuggling "medicinal herbs", carrying "musical instruments to big bands", even escorting "a VIP to his room"; Joey did many missions that needed a reliable ride and a believable smile. It made life a lot smoother, but it came with its own lot of unfortunate consequences and misfortunes. So many events that made him think he was going either numb or crazy; which made the first discussions with dead people all the more quaint. After all, Joey already spoke with the City's shadows; why not speak with its spirits too?

As to "why", he was bestowed that gift, Joey has a hunch: the dead who aren't silent are usually restless. Full of sorrow. Full of anger. Full of questions. In his mundane life, he helped people in need, did small talk with the talkatives and dealt in the occasional shady business on the side, trying to postpone the need to deal his lack of sleep, nicotine, or joy. His attitude to the Dead was the same; it only meant many more souls to guide to shore.

But in the City, trying to do good and speaking to dead people are two things that can put you on radars. Joey was known in the underworld for doing business with them; in the needy communities, because he was willing to help; and those connected to the Dead started noticing someone could listen to them. It was only a matter of time before the Order of the Watchtower contacted him. The opportunity was a case involving a haunted house: the Order went there to investigate, and they found Joey discussing with the resident ghost, trying to get a better picture of the situation. First contact was made, and since Joey was both a big help and a willful one, the decision was made to make him a member of the Order, where he discovered the true colours of several familiar faces.


Small Talk with the Dead


Go-slow Courier


What is keeping the Dead in this world? Sure, I can bootleg that; service with a smile.
Attention: 1 Fade: 0 Attention: 1 Crack: 0
What allows you to uncannily know things you wouldn't normally know? What do you do, or know, best?
Communicate with the Dead Talk my way out of anything
What other type of knowledge can you access with your powers? What quality or trait did your training foster?
Psychometry Poker face
What subject is the easiest for you to learn about? Against whom or what does your training give the best results?
Intense emotions Law & Order
What must you have in order to do your divination? Who is after you due to your prominence in the field?
The spirit of a dead person / an object with history Underworld reputation
Helping the helpless


Taximan of Lost Souls


I will always work for free if you don't have any money. It is my job to give you that ride.
Attention: 1 Crack: 0 Attention: 0 Crack: 0
What lies at the core of your personality? What do you do with your time?
Truly wants to help those in need City driving
What interpersonal skills do you have thanks to your personality? What did you learn on your daily activities?
Good judge of character Knows every street
What aspect of your personality keeps you safe or helps you resist influence? What trick have you picked doing what you do?
Common sense, no nonsense Who needs sleep anyway
What typically interests you? At the end of the day, what are you left with?
City nightlife Sorely underpaid
What happens when you let yourself go to far?
What sort of people or condition makes your personality less effective?
Tobacco addiction

Crew Relationships

Evgeniy Mura has witnessed Joey doing business with shady individuals, which is something that, even if he has no fundamental problems with, he is still cautious about. Joey wants to show him that his business relations with organised crime were out of sheer necessity; he always made a point of not directly kill or hurt anyone, and he never did shady work if he could avoid it.

Joey and Roger Wilson met each other on a professional level: Roger and his band needed a ride to travel between gigs. Joey's willingness to be ready, efficient, occasionally easy-going on prices, in addition to casual small talk, made him a reliable, positive element of Roger's everyday life.

Joey and Garry get along quite well; Joey's natural attitude of a "Good Samaritan" is a way of thinking that Garry wishes to emulate, and Joey is more than willing to help Garry get there.

Joey helped Kara Miller explore her own Mythos; his ability to see and communicate with the Dead was something that interested Kara, since death seemed to be a natural part of her life. Kara is a person used to act with her best interest in mind, while Joey always acted more easily if it furthered other people's agendas; this complementarity in personality seemed to translate well in their Mythoi.

Crew Relationships
Name Help Hurt
Kara 1 0
Roger 1 0
Baku 1 0
Gary 1 0