Everyone Wants to Change the World
Thorn in Brackhaven's side
A dwarf, a Nootka Indian, and an Awakened shaman. Her black hair is feathered with dark red highlights, and she often wears a Mortimer of London longcoat.
Bloom is an even rarer combination in the political world. She possesses both genuine idealism and a real, intimate knowledge of the mean streets that make it so hard for idealism to survive. Bloom was born and raised in the Ork Underground, and she is a liberal who has seen firsthand exactly the conditions that people like Kenneth Brackhaven have created for Seattle’s poor and SINless population. Of course, Bloom has also heard the call of power, and is Awakened—a shaman. While she believes in the underlying political ideology of the New Century Party—that magic and technology can combine to make the world a startlingly better place—she is not dogmatically loyal to Roslyn Hernandez, to the Illuminates of the New Dawn (certainly her shamanic paradigm somewhat conflicts with their approach to magic), or to anything or anyone else save her own ideals.