Full name:

Captain Chet Mason





Previous jobs:

U.S. Army advisor

Near-death experiences:

Military duty





Chet Mason is one of the Signature Characters from Orpheus, as well as a Storyteller character.

One of the older agents at Orpheus, Chet started his career as soon as he graduated from high school by joining the Army as soon as he could. He was sent to Vietnam several years later as an "advisor". While there, he watched the horrible corruption; drugs, graft, and massacres, which were all part of everyday living. Chet became disillusioned with life as he watched this go on, day by day, while the fat cat politicians at home did nothing to help or improve the situation. Chet ended up with six Purple Hearts before he was honorably discharged and returned home.

He ended up living in a Veteran's Administration home, which is where the Orpheus Group found him. At first, Chet was cynical as to what they really wanted from him, but ended up a believer the first time he projected. He could finally free himself from his crippled body and do what he really wanted: go after the hypocrites and bureaucrats that caused so many problems for him and many others. He also became a favorite around the company, serving as a mentor for many agents-in-training.

When Orpheus was destroyed by NextWorld, Chet followed the other survivors into hiding. It was a struggle, especially when he stumbled upon a massacre of young adults caused by consuming tainted pigment. He also saw the horror when a ghostly watchtower pierced the Stormwall and caused a massive earthquake. Soon after, Spectres poured out from it. Chet managed to escape with Ben Cotton, but he couldn't save Craig Forest who was caught and torn to shreds attempting to rescue another ghost. Shaken by this failure, he nonetheless continued to work, and joined Lazarus Redux as a trainer when it was founded. It is presumed he was among the group to go after Grandmother, but like many of the Orpheus signature characters, his final fate remains unknown.