All: when posting your character sheets, I'd be a huge help if you included a basic description (including their sex), if you're not using a picture. For the sake of my memory. Also, what year they are.
Thorn: 2nd or 3rd year perky goth nerd Abyssal? Sure thing! And yeah, people can hold back, so if someone just wants to hold her down and then to wonderful and/or terrible things to her, you needn't worried about getting knocked out or killed. So if you want to go first-year, that's also possible. You are allowed to buy your Essence up to 3 or more as a first year, yes. That just means you'll have an easy time graduating to the next year level in due time. Also, if you buy the Charm that gives you access to a circle of Sorcery or Necromancy, you gain a free spell (of that circle), rather than having to buy it separately. Otherwise it's buying a charm that does nothing on its own, which is a bit sad. Also, while some Deathlords signed onto this thing, many did not - a Loyal Abyssal will have more cases of having to report to the Deathlord, more conflicts of interest. A Renegade will have an easier time going along with the new system, but doesn't get access to Abyssal Command, Liege etc.
AndyZ: the "blue powder" seems like it'd fit in just fine, sure
Re Z L: looking forward to it. Needless to say, the teacher she assists will be only too happy to rough-house with her, teaching her some special wrestling moves and such.
Jefe: I'm not sure what you mean. Getting people to develop Intimacies for you? That's mental influence, though it's natural mental influence.