Rakesh Baig

From Dark City

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Rakesh Baig
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Rakesh is an unassuming man. His dark hair is maybe a little shaggy, sometimes, his stubble is always there, his dark eyes intense, but not so intense that you're gonna remember them. In fact, there's not much about Rakesh that's memorable - he's fairly average in height and build, and while sure, he's attractive, so are millions of other people who live in NYC. He favors plain, worn-in clothes, casual enough not to attract notice but always clean and put together. All in all, there's very little to make him stand out from the crowd, and he likes it that way.

  RP Hooks

Two Can Keep a Secret if One of Them is Dead (Crime) - How Rakesh keeps food on the table is maybe a little bit of a mystery, to those who aren't in the know, as it were. "Something-something private security something" is all he'll really reveal before a change in subject. Those more entrenched in the criminal world know he has a growing reputation as a professional and discrete gun for hire, with a specialization in marksmanship and sniping.

Need someone gotten rid of at long range? Rakesh is your man. He's freelance too, when the "security firm" he works for isn't tugging too tightly on his leash.

Back to the Garden (Anyone) - Rakesh can often be found in any of a number of parks around any of the boroughs (though Van Cortlandt Park is a particular favorite), or else getting his hands dirty in a community garden. Or the private one on his rooftop, cultivating flora both benign and...otherwise. Do you have a green thumb, too?

I Thought of You, and Where You'd Gone (Anyone) - Rakesh is grieving the loss of a loved one. Maybe you've seen him at Green-Wood Cemetery at some point over the past few years, or have attended one of the few grief counseling groups he's gone to.

Finders, Keepers (Werewolf) - Rakesh is newly a wolfblood - and a new member of The Keepers. Rumor has it at least one of them was there when he changed.



  • You're looking out your (window, balcony, rooftop) before bed and see someone in the (alley, abandoned building, rooftop, park) below. You investigate.
  • You see a posting on Craigslist: 'Free furniture in the Bronx. I'm moving and can't take most of it. Text for location.' From the pictures, it's an entire apartment's worth of things - nice things, not a single build-it-yourself bookcase to be seen. You text about a piece, and it's still available, and he's given you the address.
  • You've signed up for an Intro to Metalworking and Jewelry Making class at a makerspace - and when you arrive, there's only one seat left. It's next to a man who has an air of danger about him, something...off. Evil, even. But he has his materials spread in front of him, ready to work. What else is there to do but sit down?


  • The dilapidated and condemned building you're in (for whatever reason) should be abandoned. But as you step into one of the rooms, you see the back of a man in dark clothing, crouching over a half-disassembled, high powered rifle.
  • You need someone with a gun to do a job, and your contacts have put you in contact with Rakesh. He's agreed to meet with you.
  • Rakesh has come to you for (information, firearms and accessories, illegal flora).
  • You're waiting at a drop site for someone. Rakesh shows up instead.


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  • "Say your worst." - Your Name Here
  • "There are few I'd close my eyes and turn my back to. Skills and sincerity, I trust him completely." - Ruthie Romero
Full Name:
Rakesh Baig
Riz Ahmed
Green-thumbed hit man
The Keepers
Jack of Cats

  • Devil Inside
  • Phantom Pack

Public Effects:
  • Status (Criminal Underworld): ••
  • Multilingual (Punjabi, Arabic)
  • Face in the Crowd

Getting Into Knives, The Mountain Goats
I hit the cul-de-sac on the spiritual path
Retraced my steps back home
But the house burned down before I got there
And I found myself alone

I tried to keep things in perspective
As I hunted down the perpetrator
Loaded up my toolkit with every hateful instrument
Now here we are thirty years later

I'm getting into knives

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