|Tabitha Wong, Monster Cop||60 XP, 55 spent|
|Constitution||6||Kung Fu||2||Perception||6||Manual Dexterity||10|
Tabitha's mother, Wong Lien, was a healer practicing in the 69 AD juncture when she was kidnapped by Shan Tai's demonic servitors and ordered to use her healing skills to help transplant patients survive Shan Tai's sorcerous surgery. She did her best to help the unwilling victims, but refused her services in healing Shan Tai's minions of injuries earned during their evil activities. Shan Tai coldly transferred her to his new research unit crossbreeding humans and demons, and had her impregnated by one of his powerful tiger-demons.
As soon as she could, Lien ran away into the Netherworld, and eventually wandered through an exit into modern-day Hong Kong. There, she traded on her healing skills in the back alleys of Kowloon until an acupuncturist took her in as a partner and teacher. The strain of a demonic birth greatly weakened Lien, whose health was frail thereafter.
Lien named her daughter Tabitha, and used her arts on the child for years to encourage the flows of chi along human pathways, rather than demonic ones: at first, this simply encouraged the preverbal Tabitha to stay in her human form rather than her tiger-cub one, but Lien later suspected it also contributed to Tabitha's embrace of human qualities.
Tabitha grew up on stories of evil sorcerers and the danger they pose to innocent people, and resolved at an early age to Do Something About It. By the time she hit puberty, she had resolved to become a policewoman. Her mother died when Tabby was sixteen, leaving Tabby the sole custodian of her demonic secret. Tabby finished high school early and joined the Hong Kong Police Force. She was able to arrange transfer to plainclothes duty without much difficulty between bribes, performance, and subtle use of the Dominate power and has gained a reputation for being able to solve the weird, supernatural-seeming crimes that occur around Hong Kong.
One day, she hopes to track down Shan Tai and make him pay for his crimes... but right now, she's working on developing her kung fu until she's ready to take him on.
On the surface, she usually appears calm, cool, and collected, and often amused with the world around her; her wit carries a strongly sarcastic edge, and she enjoys deadpanning (especially when professing disbelief in bizarre mystical workings she's reporting back to headquarters). Inside she feels a terrible separation from the tides of humanity around her, and a nagging curiosity about the world of demons and the possibility of acceptance among them for what she is. One of her fondest dreams is to walk among her fellow police officers in tiger form, accepted as another good cop.
The Onyx Fountain School and Red Fang Dragon Tail Institute are a pair of complementary Feng Shui suites in the foothills of the Himalayas in Thailand; attuning to both is much like attuning to one ordinary, not-very-powerful Feng Shui site. The PC's only intervened when the balance was thrown off by someone else helping out the evil brotherhood that controlled the Red Fang Dragon Tail Institute.