Rue Lancaster

Chesterfield Act Registry of the Non-Expressive Database

File #19 Feb 2018 12:47

Name February Marlene Lancaster Aliases
Status Registered Non-Expressive (Class N Non)
Gender Female
Birthdate February 29, 1988 Age 32
Height 5'11" Build Slim
Eyes Blue Hair Red
Residence The Bastion and The Bunker Cat's Cradle
Employment Wolfhound Command Cat's Cradle
Parents John and Kathy Lancaster
Adrianne Lancaster† ("Aunt")
Siblings None
Marital Status Single Children None
First Scene Ground Rules Last Scene

February - who prefers to be called Rumor by her friends - was the head of the intelligence team Keelut for Wolfhound, taking contract work with SESA and the NYPD in an attempt to see some good return to the world.

After the loss of her squad on what would become her final op, Rue has lapsed into self-destructive habits. She can be found slinging drinks at Cat's Cradle most nights, though she's also rumored to have a new side hustle.

Rue Lancaster
portrayed by
Lily Cole

Knowledge is only a rumor until it is in the muscle.



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Rumor Has It…
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Date Title Summary Participants
03/09 Unlucky Duckling Clarity hurts. Avi
03/XX Placeholder Pending Megan
04/02 Placeholder Pending Huruma
05/XX Placeholder Pending Hounds
08/11 La Ruelle en Noire Whatever. Richard
09/19 Rock the Cradle A visit from an old friend. Elliot
09/24 Obstruent Fine. Devon


She is Beauty: Before the bomb, Rue had a very promising career in modeling. She has poise and is very much in possession of the unique skill set of a professional model, but she puts that to use now to be a pretty, unassuming face in a crowd. The role of the vacuous young woman sometimes causes people to let their guard down around her.

She is Grace: While not nearly so good as Samara, Rue studied ballet alongside her friend for many years. She still practices on her own, though more as a means of exercise and conditioning. While she feels that it's a somewhat childish hobby at times, it is a source of stress relief.

She Will Punch You in the Face: In her time with the Ferry, Hana trained Rue to defend herself. What she lacked in intuitive skill, she made up for in determination. She redoubled her efforts during the war, and can hold her own in a fair fight.

Take a Shot: Before the war, Rue was learning her way around firearms. She specialized in long-range rifles, and while she's not the best, she's more than simply an adept sniper.

Linguistic Inflection: This used to be a party trick. Now, it's another tool in her arsenal for deception. Rue is exceptional at mimicking people and accents.

I've Covered Wars, You Know: Making a snapshot compelling is a delicate art. Rue and her camera documented many of the atrocities of the war, but also the hopeful moments. She knows how to pick out what's important and frame it to evoke a response. She also knows how to be surreptitious with her shots, when the situation calls for it.

Talent(ed) Scout: Staying out of sight and out of trouble is the name of the game when it comes to reconnaissance. How to blend in with a crowd, where the best places to perch and hide may be, taking note of the exits in any given space are all useful things to know. She can pick a lock with the right tools to grant herself access to the places she needs to be.


Known To Most

  • Rue was a member of the Ferrymen. She had a reputation for being sunny and friendly to everyone. A beacon of hope and light in the darkness of their awful situation. That isn't her reputation anymore. A veteran of the Second Civil War, she testified at the tribunals in Albany about the atrocities committed against Evolved refugees just trying to find peace both before and during the war.
  • Footage exists of a woman with curly ginger hair pulling children from a canal during the raid on the Commonwealth Institute in Cambridge, MA on November 8, 2011. It's a clip that's been played many times over the years, and Rue has admitted in printed interviews that she was that woman. She has refused to talk about that day on camera outside of the Albany Trials.
  • Arrested in connection with the kidnapping of Richard Ray. The investigation is on-going, despite her release.
  • Resigned from Wolfhound in spring of 2020.
  • Possesses a key to the upstairs room at Cat's Cradle, which she made frequent use of when she'd had too much to drink. Or when she wanted to knock boots without the whole Bastion knowing. Now, it's where she lives.

Known To Some

  • Rue was once an aspiring ballerina. She had better success as a model, having appeared in ad campaigns in Chicago from 1988 to 2006, and in New York from 2008 to 2010. She never achieved much notoriety, but some of her old photo shoots and commercials have been archived on the internet if one wants to search.
  • Formerly registered as a Tier 1 Evolved with Limited Telepathy. While not actually SLC-Expressive, she has the ability to see her best friend, Samara, when she phases out of reality. This is a residual effect from when Samara caused them both to phase at ground zero, saving both of their lives from the bomb. No one is certain how this works or why.
  • Has been caught on camera snogging Avi Epstein.

Known To Few

  • A survivor of the original explosion in Midtown on November 8, 2006, Rue spent a year recovering from the effects of radiation poisoning that should have claimed her life.
  • The non-Evolved strain of the H5-N10 flu nearly killed her in 2011. This is how she discovered she was not herself SLC-E.
  • Has an evil twin running loose in New York City. Call her Marlene.
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