Not off the bat, but your character might end up that way. :)
Here's the little writeup I did for the game on RPOL....
"I look'd upon the eldritch deck. And there the dead men lay.
- Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Let those with ears hear.
Let those with eyes see.
The signs are everywhere, yet no one takes notice. The sleepers sleep, as they always have, blissfully ignoring what they know in their heart to be true. They dare not even try to comprehend the change looming over their heads. Even so, there is a palpable sense of hopelessness lingering in the air.
Since the Week of Nightmares, Reality has been on edge. In the underworld, the Third Great Maelstrom tears and sunders the civilization of the once-born. Likewise, a horrible Avatar Storm has all but destroyed the paths to the spiritual world, leaving Earth’s Mages, Traditionalist and Technocrat alike without access to their elders. Despite all of this, Perhaps the most disturbing event has been the appearance of the Red Star in the sky.
At first, only the supernatural creatures of the world could see it. It goes by many names: The garu call it, Anthelios. The Kindred have named it Wormwood. The mages have bestowed it Telos. The Nephandi refer to it as the Eye of Malfeas. While the name is in dispute, all who can see it recognize it as an ill omen.
The Technocracy and the Traditions have called a truce. The Ascension War has been effectively lost by the Traditions, and they’ve bunkered down to lick their wounds. The monolithic Technocracy has begun to fracture from lack of leadership.
By far and large, the last 7 years have been a holding pattern. 4 years ago, Iteration X predicted an Armageddon level event in 5 years. Wars and natural disasters have been on the rise, and the number of nations in political upheaval has risen.
Three years ago, in London a large chunk of downtown was lost to a previously unknown sink-hole. It has sense been repaired, but the events leading up to the collapse had been shrouded in secrecy. Officially, it was a natural disaster. There are a few supernatural beings however that insist on having heard a great and terrible voice demanding subservience. It is widely hypothesized among Mage communities that there’s a conspiracy to cover-up what happened.
There are storms all around, both in front and behind. The arcane community knows that it’s sitting in the eye of hurricane. The Red Star weighs on everyone’s mind. Missives from The Rouge Council treaten to re-ignite the Ascension War. Old alliances and hierarchies are crumbling, and new ones are rising to take their place. The Wheel of Ages sits on the cusp of the Fifth Age, rolling inevitably into the Sixth, and everyone is waiting with baited breath.