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London, 1891. Former members of a British Army infantry regiment are being murdered. The investigators must uncover the secrets which link an incident in war-torn Sudan to an ancient evil, and prevent it from rising again.

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Re: Characters

Postby Mr. Handy » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:38 am

All right, I'll make Reg a Sergeant Major who served in Burma. Would I have to make him older, and how much? It seems unlikely he could have risen so high so quickly. He can have a hunting rifle instead of the Lee-Enfield.
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Re: Characters

Postby HoneyDog » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:23 am

Yes, 20 is far too young for a Sergeant-Major. 35 would be a more realistic age. A man of that rank and age would be more equivalent with junior officers -in terms of respect he would probably command more than them in fact. They'll treat him like a servant otherwise.
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Re: Characters

Postby Juulm » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:08 am

HoneyDog wrote:Juulme – sorry, no Sudanese experience. At his age, he is likely to be a junior officer, a lieutenant probably.


Alright changes were made, no arabic language for me.
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Re: Characters

Postby HoneyDog » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:19 am

Well, he could have studied it himself, perhaps while in India he studied the Koran and Islam or something, and made a study of Arabic then. It's up to you.
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Re: Characters

Postby Juulm » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:46 am

HoneyDog wrote:Well, he could have studied it himself, perhaps while in India he studied the Koran and Islam or something, and made a study of Arabic then. It's up to you.


he could but my idea was that he studied the language and culture because of the conflict (know thy enemy)
so while stationed in india it makes no sense for me to studie sudan culture

i just made him more persuasive so it should play out just fine
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Re: Characters

Postby Wruter » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:25 am

Player: Wruter
Name: Dr. Francis Preston
Age: 29
Sex: Male
Occupation: Physician
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Current Residence: London, England

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Background: From a well-to-do Irish family (father was a rector, mother the daughter of a general). Trained at Trinity College, Dublin, moved to England at 21 and joined the Royal Army Medical Corps. Wounded in battle with the Somerset Light Infantry in Burma (a bullet hit his back, narrowly missing his spine) he was invalided back to London and chose to remain a civilian. Is an acquaintance and colleague of another former army medic, one Dr. Watson, whose stories of his detective friend Mr. Holmes are most inspirational.

STR 12
CON 12
SIZ 13
DEX 10
APP 13
INT 14 (Idea 70)
POW 15 (Luck 75)
EDU 12 (Know 60)

Sanity 75
Hit Points 13
Magic Points 15
Damage Bonus +1D4
Income: £900

EDUx20 = 240, INTx10 = 140

Occupation skills:

Biology 51%
Credit Rating 45%
First Aid 80%
Latin 30%
Library Use 55%
Medicine 75%
Pharmacy 61%
Psychology 35%

Personal interest skills:

Natural History 20%
Spot Hidden 55%
Listen 45%

All other skills at base level.
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Re: Characters

Postby HoneyDog » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:05 pm

Looks good Wruter. Once Andy is finished, we'll begin.
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Re: Characters

Postby Mr. Handy » Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:45 am

I've made the necessary changes. This Reginald Smythe can no longer be the same one as I played in Bad Company, but he could be his uncle with the same name. I also found out that the Lee-Enfield wasn't in use until 1895, so he could never have used one anyway. I've replaced it with a .30 lever-action rifle.

Also, Dr. Preston qualifies for a +1D4 damage bonus.
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Re: Characters

Postby andyw666 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:04 am

Hi HoneyDog, character completed! I'll just double check my maths but think it's all good. Cheers, Andy
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Re: Characters

Postby HoneyDog » Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:20 am

Your character looks good, Andy.

So we have 5 characters: 1 former SLI officer - a writer (Andy), his former company sergeant-major - doing whatever work comes his way? (Handy), a former medical officer - doctor (Wruter), a serving SLI junior officer (Juulm), and a British government spy (Helpless B.). Does she have any cover occupation?

Jolly good show chaps.
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Re: Characters

Postby HelplessBystander » Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:51 am

HoneyDog wrote:Your character looks good, Andy.

So we have 5 characters: 1 former SLI officer - a writer (Andy), his former company sergeant-major - doing whatever work comes his way? (Handy), a former medical officer - doctor (Wruter), a serving SLI junior officer (Juulm), and a British government spy (Helpless B.). Does she have any cover occupation?

Jolly good show chaps.


I think I had already included the cover occupation as Writer for Illustrated Weekly/Mediocre Artist. I think this would an useful cover.
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Re: Characters

Postby HoneyDog » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:52 am

Yes, you're quite right. Sounds good.
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Re: Characters

Postby Wruter » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:13 am

Mr. Handy wrote:Also, Dr. Preston qualifies for a +1D4 damage bonus.

Amended, thanks.
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Re: Characters

Postby Mr. Handy » Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:52 am

You're welcome.

I'd forgotten to give myself back the +1 EDU and the 20 occupational skill points that I'd taken away when I created the younger version of Reg, which he gets back because he's older now. I've added them back.
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