TOTEH Characters: Wilhella Cormand-Grande
August 6, 2011
OF ALL THE DOUR AND RATHER DANGEROUS RANKS OF BLACK HATS, WILHELLA CORMAND-GRANDE OF WAAM IS TRULY UNIQUE.Black Hats can usually be counted on to be rather quiet and unobtrusive, rarely straying from their Shadow tech temples unless called by the Black Abbess. They live in various Xaphan cities, but are never a part of them, like a nest of dangerous wasps that is generally left alone. Such, however, is not the case with Wilhella Cormand-Grande. Known as the “Mad Black Hat of Waam”, she has a definite personality and way about her, she often contradicts the edicts of the Black Abbess and has been known to talk her way out of a fight with the Sisterhood of Light on many occasions. She is a scoundrel, a coward, a hedonist and a harlot-supreme.
A lover of the bright lights and social scenes of Waam, Wilhella forces her way into the light of day and demands the people there pay her heed. She contributes frequent editorials and other writings to the local media. When she chooses to exit her temple and walk the streets with her Shadow tech entourage she often leaves a trail of dead chefs and mutilated tailors in her wake. She loves good food and fine clothes … and she loves killing people too.
She inhabits a high-rise temple in Waam-Core. Her temple sits squarely in the center of a busy highway, forcing traffic to go around. She often throws lavish parties at her temple and invites guests from all over to attend. It is not wise to refuse an invitation from the Mad Black Hat of Waam.
Wilhella invented a new type of Shadow tech known as a Whamic. A Whamic is a type of Shadow tech that may be transmitted along the skywaves. It is most often associated with junk e-mail messages that come to life, jump out of the holo screen and attack the opener. She eventually refined Whamic to the point where she could send them via hand-written letters as well, where the ink on the page could come to life and kill.
copyright 2011, Ren Garcia and Eve Ventrue