2 levels, 1 point per level
not available to metamorphosis forms
The character has to negotiate his or her way through a complicated bureaucracy in order to accomplish tasks. This defect is generally associated with characters who are members of law-enforcement organizations or similar government agencies that require paperwork, but large criminal organizations may also require a character to receive permission from several levels of bosses before undertaking certain high-profile jobs such as a hit. Red Tape also includes whatever measures the character must take "after the face" to appease the organization to which he or she belongs. For example, a cop may need to fill out a report every time his or her weapon is fired, or may have to follow a complicated series of steps to obtain a search warrant. A criminal may be required to pay a percentage of his take to the local crime boss or face some very strict penalties.
Level One: This represents a minor but consistent hardship for the character.
Level Two: This represents a major hardship for the character.
Red Tape is taken by this character:
Sagesse la Roque, level 1, Must make a weekly report of activity