He is 26 years old, and often appears as a charming Wall Street bro.
Lorenzo lives in Illuminated New York City, a setting in the city that never sleeps the 531 people per square foot are the epitome of “Work Hard, Play Hard”.
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Lorenzo sets a pile of $10,000 cash (or equivalent in other currency) on fire. As it burns, gold-green smoke wafts up from the blaze and into the nostrils of Lorenzo and 5 other people, who become immediately very high and full of euphoric bliss.
Spend an Action to activate. Select a number of Living targets equal to your Charisma within arm's reach. You must use up $10000 cash in order to activate this Effect. Roll Charisma + Alertness at Difficulty 6. Affected targets can resist by rolling Mind at Difficulty 8.
If you succeed, for the next hour, affected targets will do things they otherwise wouldn’t have done, inspired by happiness, joy, euphoria, or bliss. They will not necessarily display their emotions in an obvious way. Your own emotions are also shifted in the same way.
Actions they take will be in keeping with their character and the way they tend to deal with strong emotions. They will be unlikely to change their mind about any actions taken or decisions made until after the Effect ends.
Both attacking someone and being attacked will end the Effect.
This Gift's level is capped at 2 Gifts and cannot be increased further.
Lorenzo's wallet is seemingly bottomless, holding hundreds of thousands of dollars without taking up more space than a standard trifold.
Spend a Free Action to activate. You must actively and obviously use a wallet to activate this Effect.
You may withdraw an item from your stash, or add an item that is within arm’s reach to your stash. You may store cash or currency in your stash, each no larger than something which could fit inside a ziploc snack bag (1 liter), and you may store up to 15 of them at a time.
Through a bizarre ritual, Lorenzo can rent an improved version of an item. He must set $10,000 worth of cash on fire, and place the item to be upgraded in the fire as well. It will quickly burn, and will send rainbow-colored sparks up into the sky. After a short time, the new, upgraded version of the item will be delivered in the form of a metal capsule that falls out of the sky and lands near you.
Exert your Mind and spend a minute to activate. Select a non-Alien Device within arm's reach. This Effect cannot be used unless you have sky access. You must use up $10000 cash (or equivalent currency) in order to activate this Effect. Cannot be used to improve Armor.
For the next day, your target receives 2 extra dice to all actions taken with its intended use.
Lorenzo is the perfect embodiment of the benevolent ruling class; even if you don't agree with him, its hard not to like him... at least, so long as he's paying.
You gain the following benefits as long as you have engaged in some sort of financial transaction with whomever is being affected by the use of this Gift.
Your Charisma rating is increased by 0. You may Exert your Mind to automatically gain an Outcome of 5 on any roll that uses Charisma (Cannot be used on combat rolls or Power activations).
You also gain the following effects:
On Body: * Ash-grey suit * White dress shirt, no tie, top two buttons undone. * Lavender pocket square * Black leather wallet * Black dress shoes * Silver cuff links * Pixel phone * Briefcase
In Wallet: * $150,000, wrapped in stacks of $10,000 * I.D. * Book of matches from the Four Seasons Thailand * Debit Card, linked to account with $600,000 * 1 Credit Card with $20,000 limit * 1 Credit Card with $50,000 limit * 5 business cards * Lo-jack chip, embedded in leather
In Briefcase: * Various financial documents, reports * Black and grey tie w/ diagonal stripes * Surface Pro tablet * Macbook Pro * Multi-charger * 3 small bags of coke, hidden in lining * Lighter * Small hand-mirror * Pistol * Concealed carry permit for New York State
At Home: * $600,000 in checking * $100,000 in savings * Several pairs of jeans * Several pairs of black and tan slacks * Several plain t-shirts, varying colors * Several suits * 7 pairs of Italian dress shoes * 3 pairs sneakers * Various pajamas * Slippers
Trophies are special objects and equipment.
Examples of Trophies include healing potions, scrolls, sci-fi technology, or any supernatural item that was not created with The Contract's Gift system.
Because Trophies may have GM-created systems, they also record the Playgroup they were acquired in.
Lorenzo is a 26 year old man working as a mid-level trader at Goldman Sachs in the Sales and Trading division. He’s got a winning smile and is viewed within the company as a rising star with a promising future. He dates models and socialites, his coke dealer gives him a solid discount, and he’s got a primo lease on a Manhattan penthouse that, believe it or not, comes with a covered parking spot for his Porsche. And Lorenzo really believes in what he does; he’s a man of principles, and he knows the potential that targeted investments have to bring economic growth to poor neighborhoods and countries. Once he makes it to the top, he can use the immense power Goldman Sachs wields for good, instead of for profit. But he’s not sure he’s got the stamina to make it that far, not sure he can withstand the turbulent corruption and amoral greed that pulses into the financial sector and beats back out into the American economy.
Lorenzo grew up very poor in the Brownsville neighborhood in Brooklyn, and although he was quite bright he was also wise enough not to show it, and he managed to keep on the right side of the local ‘bangers. He quietly maintained excellent grades without drawing attention to himself, and over time used his smarts to further endear himself to some local crack dealers by helping them optimize their business model. He used this connection to set up a supply chain to some people living in the same project as him, but he was scrupulous and only set up guys who had kids to feed. He didn’t like crack any more than anyone else, but sometimes a man’s gotta feed his family. Lorenzo took a small cut, of course, to help his mom get by, since she was struggling to raise him and his brother and sister without a dad in the picture. It was only right. But he began to accumulate some wealth, and at the age of 14 he bought his first stocks.
It wasn’t long before Lorenzo discovered his affinity for the market, for understanding the ebb and flow of buying and selling, and he was quietly making a cool thousand a week by trading smart. He barely paid attention to high school anymore, though he still maintained a 3.5, preferring to focus on building his portfolio. When he graduated, he went to college at NYU to study banking. Due to some unfortunate arson in 1994, there was no record of Lorenzo’s mother or of his birth in any easily accessible files, so he paid in cash and told the school that his parents were dead, and he was using the life insurance payout to cover tuition. In time a recruiter from Goldman Sachs named Oliver Westfield noticed a successful anonymous broker and dug deep enough to find Lorenzo. Oliver recognized Lorenzo’s talent and set him up with an entry level job as soon as he graduated.
Lorenzo’s driving goal, on the surface, is to eliminate poverty through judicious application of capitalism. But it goes deeper than that, because Lorenzo, though principled, has always valued control above all else, and will never be satisfied with simply directing the flow of other people’s money. His endgame is to eliminate paper currency and transition to purely digital transactions, entirely controlled by him behind the scenes.