Faustian Bargainer – You are a diabolic sorcerer who trades portions of your soul for earthly power. Absolute power, we're told, is absolutely corrupting—but for the Faustian Bargainer it is the path to power that is fraught with corruption. Some Faustian Bargainers deal with devils for a greater cause, such as being reunited with a lost love, but others are simply hungry for the magical power that trafficking with the infernal world can grant. Faustian Bargainers tend to be cunning, charismatic, and ready to assert their will over horrific, otherworldly beings. However, Faustian Bargainers also tend to be frivolous with their power and their flippant attitude towards their immortal souls often damns them to an eternity of fiery torment.
Literary examples: Manfred in Lord Byron's Manfred, Ambrosio in Matthew Gregory Lewis's The Monk.
Attributes – Agility d6, Smarts d8, Spirit d8, Strength d4, Vigor d6
Skills – Fighting d6, Gambling d4, Intimidation d4, Investigation d6, Magick d8, Persuasion d8, Shooting d6, Streetwise d4, Taunt d6
Charisma 0; Pace 6; Parry 5; Toughness 6 (1)
Hindrances – Overconfident (Major), Death Wish (Minor), Quirk--imp of the perverse (Minor)
Edges – Arcane Background (Sorcery)
Gear – Leather Armor (+1 Armor), Short Sword (Str+d6), Backpack, Bedroll, Flint & Steel, Torches (3), Writing Equipment, Blank Book, Waterskin, Trail Rations, 2.1 in ready money
Powers – Elemental Manipulation (Fire), Deflection (Hellish Winds)