Yes, I have the book. It's just as well that the Surgery skill is folded into Medicine, as I don't have as many skill points as I'd like anyway. I can still be a Captain at this point. He was a Major at the end of the war in the background I'd established for him, but he could always be promoted after this if he survives. With HP doubled, is healing also doubled, or does it remain the same? Here's the updated character sheet:
Sanity loss/Cthulhu Mythos gain:
Mr. Handy rolled 1d10:Name:
Captain Oliver CarpenterAge:
Medical Officer, SASBirthplace:
London, EnglandCharacteristics:STR: 9CON: 12SIZ: 14DEX: 10APP: 6INT: 17
- 85)POW: 12
- 60)EDU: 13
- 65) [includes +1 from Well Educated]Sanity:
60 -6 (54)Phobias/Mental Disorders:
Mild phobia of fireMaximum Sanity:
+0Appearance & Personality:
Captain Oliver Carpenter is a cheerful man, always ready with a song on his lips (even if he often sings off-key). He is tall, and while he was handsome once, the wounds he suffered during the disastrous Operation Crusader have left him badly scarred. In spite of this, his confidence remains unshaken. He feels he has beaten death, counting the fact of his survival as victory enough. Oliver is daring and courageous, and he often seeks out thrills. For him, the war is the ultimate adventure. He is also a hopeless romantic, certain that when he meets the woman he is destined to marry it will be love at first sight for both of them -and so it was.Background:
It has long been Oliver's dream to become a doctor, and he has spent most of his life preparing to become one. His natural intelligence has helped him excel in his studies, and in 1938 he began his freshman year in Oxford University. The Czechoslovakia crisis unfolded during his first weeks there, and it looked as though war could erupt then and there. He had been prepared to join up if it did, but the start of the war was delayed by eleven months, allowing him enough time to begin his studies and enjoy the last summer of peace in 1939.
When the war did start on September 3, 1939, he rushed to sign up for military service. Because of his high aptitude, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant. After his training, he was assigned to the Number 2 Commando as a medical officer, and he underwent further training at Achnacarry Castle in Scotland. Though he was far from completing his degree, his skills and knowledge were good enough that he could do the job. After numerous operations in Norway, France, and Belgium in the spring of 1940, his unit was evacuated from Dunkirk. They also saw action in North Africa, and in 1941 they were folded into the newly formed Special Air Service.
Oliver was disappointed that the SAS was used as a decoy designed to mostly exist on paper in order to fool the Axis, but he got to go on enough real missions to keep him excited. Their first one, Operation Crusader, saw them parachute into North Africa in November 1941, where they encountered heavy resistance. Oliver was badly wounded, but he managed to stay conscious and treat his own wounds, then helped to cover his unit's retreat. As a result, he was awarded a medal and promoted to captain. He recovered in time for the SAS's second operation, which was a complete success, resulting in the destruction of three airfields and dozens of aircraft in Libya. With American forces arriving in North Africa in late 1942, victory in that theater was assured. Oliver went back in England on leave, and in 1943 he investigated strangeness at the ruins of Exham Priory that had involved a member of his family twenty years prior. After that, he saw action in Italy.
In the early hours of June 6, 1944, Oliver parachuted into Normandy with his unit, but he was blown off course by the wind and landed badly, injuring his ankle. Fortunately, a French Resistance fighter named Claire Deveraux found him and saved his life from German soldiers. She took him to a safe location where she nursed him back to health, and the two fell instantly in love. Unbeknownst to him, she conceived their son that day. When he was healthy enough, Oliver set off to reconnect with his unit, but he resolved to come back after the war and find and marry Claire.
Oliver participated in the disastrous Operation Market Garden in September 1944, where his medical skills were sadly in demand. and he was also in the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944 and January 1945. Afterwards, with the war winding down in Europe, he was transferred to the South Atlantic to help look into an abandoned Nazi base.Family Members:
Oliver was born in late 1919 to Stanley and Meredith Carpenter, conceived not long after his father returned from the last war. He has a younger sister Irene, who is 22 years old. She had started out working as an ambulance driver in London shortly after the war broke out, but starting in 1941 she began to be sent on special assignments she wasn't allowed to talk about to anyone. Their younger brother, Joshua, is 20 and is currently with British forces invading Germany. Stanley is a carpenter from a long line of them (hence the name). He served in the Great War, and he joined up again when this war started. He is a combat engineer. Meredith joined the Women's Land Army.Skills:
(Non-default skills BOLD, Professional Skills ITALICS, Hobbies preceded by a DOT)
Anthropology (01%):.Archaeology (01%): 11%
Bargain (05%):Biology (01%): 11%
Craft (05%):.Credit Rating (15%): 40%Cthulhu Mythos (00%): 6%
Dodge (DEX x 2%): 20%
Drive Auto (20%):
Electrical Repair (10%):
Fast Talk (05%):.Fieldcraft (05%): 50%First Aid (30%): 70%
Library Use (25%):Listen (25%): 55%
Martial Arts (01%):
Mathematics (EDU x 2%): 26%
Mechanical Repair (20%):Medicine (05%): 65%Military Doctrine (05%):
Natural History (10%):
Operate Heavy Machine (01%):Other Language: Latin (01%): 11%Own Language: English (EDU x 5%): 65%.Parachute (01%): 26% Persuade (15%):Pharmacy (01%): 31%
Pilot (01%):.Psychoanalysis (01%): 26%Psychology (05%): 55%
Sneak (10%):Spot Hidden (25%): 55%
Head Butt (10%):
Close Combat (25%):Firearms:.Handgun (20%): 60%
Machine Gun (15%):
To be determined later.