Final Investigators

The Curse of Nineveh is a seven-part campaign for Call of Cthulhu set in London, in the summer of 1925. The investigators find themselves embroiled in the events that surround the return of an expedition from Nineveh and a terrible curse that they brought back with them.

Moderator: Cearlan

Final Investigators

Postby Cearlan » Mon Oct 10, 2016 12:30 pm

I will put the final investigator sheets here. Any queries with them, please post in the Investigator Creation thread. Posted by players name, alphabetically.
Playing;
Paris: City of Tears
Horror on the Orient Express

Keeping;
The Curse of Nineveh
User avatar
Cearlan
Keeper
Keeper
 
Posts: 1916
Joined: Fri Feb 23, 2007 9:47 pm
Location: South Shields; Tyne & Wear; UK

Re: Final Investigators

Postby Cearlan » Mon Oct 10, 2016 12:32 pm

Albert Spenser
Scientist, (Chemist/Engineer, Munitions Development)

Image

Played by bzr101

Gender of the Investigator: Male
Age: 35
Employer: London Small Arms Co. Ltd.
Residence: London
Birthplace: London

Characteristics:
STR: 50 (25/10)
CON: 55 (27/11)
DEX: 35 (17/7)
APP: 30 (15/6)
POW: 70 (35/14)
SIZ: 60 (30/12)
INT: 75 (37/15)
EDU: 75 (37/15)

Hit Points: 11 / 11
Magic Points: 14 / 14
Sanity: 70
Luck: 60 (30/12)
Move Rate: 8
Build: 0
Damage Bonus: None

Scientist Occupation Skills preceded with '.'
Personal Interests Skills preceded with '!'

Skills
Accounting (05%)
Acting (05%)—see Art/Craft
Animal Handling (05%) [Uncommon]
Anthropology (01%)
Appraise (05%)
Archaeology (01%)
Art and Craft (05%) [Specializations]
Artillery (01%) [Uncommon]
Astronomy (01%)—see Science
Axe (15%)—see Fighting
Biology (01%)—see Science
Botany (01%)—see Science
Bow (15%)—see Firearms
Brawl (25%)—see Fighting
Chainsaw (10%)—see Fighting
Charm (15%)
Chemistry (01%)—see Science
Climb (20%)
Credit Rating (30%) (15/6)
Cryptography (01%)—see Science
Cthulhu Mythos (00%)
Demolitions (01%) [Uncommon]
Disguise (05%)
Diving (01%)
Dodge (17%) (8/3)
!Drive Auto (40%) (20/8)
Electrical Repair (10%)
Fast Talk (05%)
Fighting (varies) [Specializations]
Fine Art (05%)—see Art and Craft
Firearms (varies) [Specializations]
First Aid (30%)
Flail (10%)—see Fighting
Flamethrower (10%)—see Firearms
Forensics (05%)—see Science
Forgery (01%)—see Art and Craft
Garrote (15%)—see Fighting
Geology (01%)—see Science
Handgun (20%)—see Firearms
Heavy Weapons (10%)—see Firearms
History (05%)
Hypnosis (01%) [Uncommon]
Intimidate (15%)
[ ]Jump (20%)
Language (Other) (01%) [Specializations]
.German Language (20%) (10/4)
.Language (English) (75%) (37/15)
Law (05%)
.Library Use (60%) (30/12)
!Listen (40%) (20/8)
Locksmith (01%)
Machine Gun (10%)—see Firearms
Mathematics (01%)—see Science
Mechanical Repair (10%)
Medicine (01%)
Meteorology (01%)—see Science
Natural World (10%)
Navigate (10%)
Occult (05%)
Operate Heavy Machinery (01%)
.Persuade (55%) (27/11)
Pharmacy (01%)—see Science
Photography (05%)—see Art and Craft
Physics (01%)—see Science
Pilot (01%) [Specializations]
Psychoanalysis (01%)
Psychology (10%)
Read Lips (01%) [Uncommon]
Ride (05%)
Rifle (25%)—see Firearms
Science (01%) [Specializations]
.Chemistry (56%) (28/11)
.Engineering (56%) (28/11)
.Physics (27%) (13/5)
!Shotgun (60%) (30/12) —see Firearms (Rifle/Shotgun)
Sleight of Hand (10%)
Spear (60%) (30/12) —see Firearms (or Throw)
.Spot Hidden (55%) (27/11)
Stealth (20%)
Submachine Gun (15%)—see Firearms
Survival (10%) [Specializations]
Sword (20%)—see Fighting
Swim (20%)
!Throw (60%) (30/12)
!Track (45%) (22/9)
Whip (05%)—see Fighting
Zoology (01%)—see Science

Personal Description:
Albert Spenser is middle aged, average size and weight man, with brown hair and brown eyes. He is gawky and his looks are unappealing, but he dresses well, is always clean and well groomed. Albert's skin tone is somewhat pale, but not ghostly by any means.

Ideology/Beliefs:
Albert Spenser believes that science has the answers to solve all questions and human conditions. He considers the quest for limitless electrical power to be the linchpin towards the mastery of solving humanities questions and problems.

Significant People:
To Albert Spenser, the person who has helped him the most is Dr. John Thaxston of Cambridge University, Fellow librarian in the Department of Chemistry Library. Dr. Thaxston helped Albert during his first Cambridge year, as Albert almost gave up and Thaxston focused him and helped him succeed.

Meaningful Locations:
Albert Spenser favorite location and memories are from Cambridge University, Department of Chemistry. After his first trying year, he thrived at Cambridge and considered it his second home.

Treasured Possessions:
Albert Spenser's prized possession is the London Small Arms Co. Ltd. Lee-Henry Pump action shotgun that his father gave him on graduation from Cambridge. Albert is an excellent hunter and skeet shooter.

Traits:
While being somewhat of a loner, Albert will stand by his friends when the occasions arise. He will attempt to persuade his friends from actions when he considers the actions foolish or dangerous.

Key Backstory Connection:
Dr. John Thaxston of Cambridge University, Fellow librarian in the Department of Chemistry Library is Albert's key Connection. Dr. Thaxston helped Albert during his first Cambridge year, as Albert almost gave up and Thaxston focused him and helped him succeed. He and Albert are now very good friends, Dr. Thaxston is Albert's mentor.

Background:
Albert Spenser was born on January 1, 1890 in the Chelsea Hospital for Women in London. His father is Herbert Spenser and his mother is Lilly Spenser. Herbert Spenser is a watchmaker who runs his own small shop, the family lives upstairs of the shop. Lilly Spenser assisted in the shop and raised Albert and his three siblings. Herbert Spenser Jr, now a watchmaker working in the family shop is the oldest. Albert is then next oldest child. Rebbecca and Daisy are the remaining children and are both married and living elsewhere. Albert has never married and lives in a flat, with attached garage, within walking distance of his parents shop. He shares the flat with two Russian Blue cats, 'Blue' and 'Kisa'.
Albert was a very good student and was accepted into Cambridge University where he studied chemistry and engineering. Dr. John Thaxston is the Fellow librarian in the Department of Chemistry Library and helped Albert when Albert was having problems in his first year at Cambridge. Albert graduated with honors from Cambridge.
After graduation Albert began working at the London Small Arms Co. Ltd. (LSA) as an assistant chemist. When The Great War started, Albert was considered essential for the war effort as a munitions chemist. During the war Albert learned enough to be considered a munitions expert and was moved into research and development. During the war, LSA developed and build many types of small arms and munitions. 'Field' testing for 'products' are done several miles away from the main plant. The field test area is known as 'The Pit', as it is an abandoned rock quarry.
After The Great War, Albert continued as a munitions expert for the London Small Arms Co. Ltd. He is one of the very few left in the company as munitions experts are no longer needed in large quantities. Many production lines have been shut down and production at LSA is mainly civilian small arms and ammunition. Albert will make at least one trip a week to 'The Pit' for 'product' testing and verification.
Albert has been called upon on several occasions to travel and meet with foreign customers which may provide military contracts. The LSA travel 'team' includes a salesman, a weapon smith and Albert. Custom weaponry and ammunition command good prices, which LSA needs.
Albert has several hobbies. He loves skeet shooting and dart throwing. Albert is also an excellent hunter, although his only hunting is done rarely. He has traveled to Canada for hunting on several occasions.

Cash and assets:
Credit Rating: 30
Cash: 60
Assets: 1500
Spending Level 10

Equipment:
Lee-Henry Pump action shotgun
A box of ammunition for the shotgun
Several sets of darts
Several sets of Winter cloths
Several sets of Summer cloths
Backpacks
Toiletry kit
Lab coats, gloves, eye protection
.32 Revolver
A box of ammunition for the .32 Revolver
Cigars and matches
Pipe & Pipe Tobacco
Flashlight with extra batteries
Automobile - Morris 1802
Playing;
Paris: City of Tears
Horror on the Orient Express

Keeping;
The Curse of Nineveh
User avatar
Cearlan
Keeper
Keeper
 
Posts: 1916
Joined: Fri Feb 23, 2007 9:47 pm
Location: South Shields; Tyne & Wear; UK

Re: Final Investigators

Postby Cearlan » Mon Oct 10, 2016 12:34 pm

Dr Henry Boles
Doctor of Medicine (general practitioner, part-time medical examiner)

Image

Played by Cotton

Sex: Male
Age: 34
Occupation: Doctor of Medicine (general practitioner, part-time medical examiner)
Birthplace: London, England
Current Residence: London, England
Colleges, Degrees: University of London, Bachelor's Degree; School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge, 2 year degree

Characteristics:
STR: 40
CON: 55
SIZ: 65
DEX: 60
APP: 60
INT: 70
POW: 20
EDU: 75

Hit Points: 12 / 12
Magic Points: 4 / 4
Sanity: 19/19
Luck: 70
Move Rate: 7
Build: 0
Damage Bonus: None
Mental Disorder: Thanatology: obsession with death (in terms of studying and curing it)
Immune from sanity loss from viewing dead bodies and gross injury.

Skills:
(Professional skills have a dot before them.)
.First Aid: 50%
.Medicine: 70%
.Other Language (Latin): 41%
.Psychology:40%
.Science (Biology): 51%
.Science (Pharmacy): 41%
.Science (Chemistry): 21%
.Forensics: 35%
Credit Rating: 30%
Art (Painting): 45%
Natural World: 30%
Drive Auto: 40%
History: 35%
Spot Hidden: 55%
Law: 36%
All other skills at base

Background
Personal Description
Henry Boles is a tall and lanky man in his thirties. Born and raised in London, it only made sense that he would return there to start his practice after receiving medical training at the University of Cambridge. Currently, Henry runs a small clinic in a middle class suburb on the outskirts of London. He runs it along with his good friend, Dr. Simon Bolt. In addition to this, Henry also moonlights as a medical examiner in one of London’s more metropolitan hospitals. While this can be grim work, Henry views it as necessary to earn extra money and make useful contacts in the medical community.

Core Beliefs
Henry firmly believes that science can answer all of life’s questions, and to that end studies multiple scientific fields, and the natural world. He also enjoys painting landscapes. In addition, Henry considers himself a student of history, and has the utmost confidence in the idea that those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

Contacts
Dr. Simon Bolt- friend and fellow physician (key connection)
Clifford Armstrong- his immediate superior at the hospital he works at

Meaningful Location:
The city of London itself. Henry firmly believes that this city is the epicenter of the world's intellectual and artistic pursuits.

Asset
Boles and Bolt run their clinic out of a house they own in the suburbs, they also live in this house. Henry considers this to be a good starting point, but has big plans for the future. His prized possession is a 1921 Austin Twelve motor car.
Playing;
Paris: City of Tears
Horror on the Orient Express

Keeping;
The Curse of Nineveh
User avatar
Cearlan
Keeper
Keeper
 
Posts: 1916
Joined: Fri Feb 23, 2007 9:47 pm
Location: South Shields; Tyne & Wear; UK

Re: Final Investigators

Postby Cearlan » Mon Oct 10, 2016 12:36 pm

Image


Melissa May Higgins
Dilettante

Played by CrackheadC.

Sex: Female
Age: 22
Occupation: Dilettante
Birthplace: London, England
Current Residence: London, England
Colleges, Degrees: Bachelor's Degree, University of London

Characteristics:
STR: 35 (17/7)
CON: 55 (27/11)
SIZ: 65 (32/13)
DEX: 50 (25/10)
APP: 70 (35/14)
INT: 70 (35/14)
POW: 60 (30/12)
EDU: 75 (37/15)

Hit Points: 12 / 12
Magic Points: 12 / 12
Sanity: 60
Luck: 65
Move Rate: 7
Build: 0
Damage Bonus: 0

Skills:
Spoiler: Spent
Non-Default are bolded. Occupational Skills in Italics. Personal Interests preceded by a DOT.

.Accounting (05%): 25%
Animal Handling (05%):
.Anthropology (01%): 11%
Appraise (05%): 50%
Archaeology (01%): 26%
Art: Dancing (05%): 40%
Charm (15%): 55%

Climb (20%):
Credit Rating (00%): 90%
Cthulhu Mythos (00%):
Demolitions (01%):
Disguise (05%):
Diving (01%):
Dodge (1/2 DEX): 25%
Drive Auto (20%):
Electric Repair (10%):
.Fast Talk (05%): 35%
Fighting (Brawl) (25%):
Firearms (Handgun) (20%):
Firearms (Rifle/Shotgun) (25%):
First Aid (30%):
.History (05%): 25%
Hypnosis (01%):
Intimidate (15%):
Jump (20%):
Language (Arabic) (01%): 31%
Language (English) (EDU): 75%

Law (05%):
.Library Use (20%): 55%
Listen (20%):
Locksmith (01%):
Mechanical Repair (10%):
Medicine (01%):
Natural World (10%):
Navigate (10%):
.Occult (10%): 35%
Operate Heavy Machine (01%):
Persuade (10%):
Pilot (01%):
Psychoanalysis (01%):
Psychology (10%):
Read Lips (01%):
Ride (05%):
Science: Astronomy (01%): 26%
Sleight of Hand (10%):
Spot Hidden (25%):
Stealth (20%):
Survival (10%):
Swim (20%):
Throw (20%):
Track (10%):

Background:
Personal Description:
Melissa is tall and gorgeous. With raven-black hair and an eye for fitness and the finest clothes, she makes a striking figure. Melissa has never had to work. After her parents were taken by the Spanish Flu she inherited their sizable fortune. She lead a bit of a part girl lifestyle after the deaths, just barely graduating from high school, mostly it was to distract herself from the pain. Eventually an old friend, Cynthia Knight, convinced her to attend university and do something with herself. Beyond her part-girl, affluent lifestyle, Melissa hides an intelligence which has recently started to focus on the ancient, the far away, and the esoteric.

Ideology/Beliefs:
Melissa is a believer in the class system: a place for every person and every person in their place. It's halways worked out for her, why should it change? She thinks that money is power and can ghet her whatever she wants. Since she got back in touch with Cynthia, those views have been tempered. She still believes that money makes the world go round, but she now also believes that the rich have an obligation to the less fortunate, and while the classes are right, they are unequal in part as long as women are kept out of much of society.

Significant People:
Cynthia Knight: A childhood friend. The two had attended school together since they were kids, but lost touch for a while when Melissa's parents died and Melissa began partying and spiraling out of control. Eventually Cynthia managed to reconnect with Melissa by change and convinced her to go to university and get herself together and not squander her opportunity. The two have settled back into their friendship like it was a well-worn glove and Cynthia has become something of a moral compass for Melissa. The two seem almost inseparable.
Patrick O'Leary: The Higgins' head butler. The old irishman has served the family for decades and after Melissa's parents died, stayed on to take care of the estate and the two remaining children.
Margret Higgins: Melissa's younger sister by five years. She is currently finishing high school and is under the care of Patrick.

Meaningful Locations:
The Higgins Manor: Located just outside of London, the rather large estate has been a fixture of the family for generations.
The Domino Club: Melissa's favorite hangout when she was partying, the trendy club always helped her forget her problems.

Treasured Possessions:
A silver locket with a photo of her family on one side and Melissa and Cynthia as kids on the other side.

Traits:
Melissa is first and foremost a loyal person. She is also ambitious in regards to things she wants to do. Lastly, she is a bit of a hedonist when she spirals into depression.

Key Connection:
Cynthia Knight

Assets:
Assets: $180,000
Cash: $1,800
Spending Level: $250
Playing;
Paris: City of Tears
Horror on the Orient Express

Keeping;
The Curse of Nineveh
User avatar
Cearlan
Keeper
Keeper
 
Posts: 1916
Joined: Fri Feb 23, 2007 9:47 pm
Location: South Shields; Tyne & Wear; UK

Re: Final Investigators

Postby Cearlan » Mon Oct 10, 2016 12:37 pm

Hugo Bart
Antiquarian



Played by: maelstrom
Sex: Male
Age: 42
Occupation:
Birthplace: Salisbury
Current Residence: London, England
Colleges, Degrees:University of London, History.


Characteristics:
STR: 54 (27/11)
CON: 49 (24/10)
SIZ: 65 (32/13)
DEX: 44 (22/9)
APP: 53 (26/11)
INT: 75 (37/15)
POW: 55 (27/11)
EDU: 75 (37/15)

Hit Points: 11
Magic Points: 11
Sanity: 55
Luck: 50
Move Rate: 6
Build: 0
Damage Bonus: 0

Skills
All skills at base except:
Bold Prof skills pts
Itallics personal.
.Anthropology (01%) +15 = 16
Appraise (05%) +50 +10= 65
.Archaeology (01%) +20 = 21
Art and Craft (05%)+15[Photography] +20 = 40
Credit Rating (00%) +50 = 50
History (05%) +50 +10 = 65
.Language (Other) (01%) +15 [ Arabic ] = 16
.Language (Other) (01%) +20 [ French ] = 21

Language (Other) (01%) +50 [ German ] = 51
Language (English) (75%)
Library Use (20%) +25+20 = 65
Occult (05%) +25 +20 Speciality = 50
Persuade (10%) +20 =30
Spot Hidden (25%) +15 = 40




Background:
Born and raised in Salisbury, where from an early age was fascinated by the Great Henges that abound the local area. Hugo spent many hour visiting them and finding out all that he could of their history. His Father Alexander, owned and ran, a successful antique shop, were Hugo and his siblings often helped out. Again Hugo was always more interested in the tale behind an item in the shop, rather than the aesthetics or craftsmanship. As he grew older his interests drew him more towards history of ancient Religious iconography and occult paraphernalia. His attendance at King's college, brought to him the twined joys of study and access to the Library’s and Museum’s of the Capital. Then came The Great war. Along with his brothers, he joined, his knowledge of German lead him to join the Royal Engineers signal service, which luckily spared him from the full horrors of the front line. His Brother Peter was killed at the Somme. After the war, Hugo returned to his previous Interests and moved to London to better make use of the Libraries and museums there.

Personal Description:
Tall, with a slim build. Dark hair sporting a moustache. Always well presented.

Ideology/Beliefs:
Wants to believe in a higher power, but has yet to see any real proof.

Significant People:
Mother and Father Florence and Alexander
Brother and sister. Peter and Mary.
Wife Veronica.


Meaningful Locations:
Stonehenge. The British museum.

Treasured Possessions:
The watch belonging to his brother who died at the Somme. A small carved jade disc depicting a pyramid on one side and fish headed man on the other, with an unknown script. This was the first item Hugo bought for his collection.

Traits:
Generous to a fault. Always has time for other people, especially when there is a good tale to be told.

Key Connection:
Professor James Rodgers of the Royal Historical Society who has been helping Hugo to gain acces to rare artifacts for the purpose of Photographing them for cataloging and researching early religions.

Assets:
Cash 250
Assets 25,000
Spend 50
Playing;
Paris: City of Tears
Horror on the Orient Express

Keeping;
The Curse of Nineveh
User avatar
Cearlan
Keeper
Keeper
 
Posts: 1916
Joined: Fri Feb 23, 2007 9:47 pm
Location: South Shields; Tyne & Wear; UK

Re: Final Investigators

Postby Cearlan » Mon Oct 10, 2016 12:45 pm

Cynthia Knight
Librarian

Image

Played by Mr. Handy

Sex: Female
Age: 22
Birthplace: London, England
Current Residence: London, England
Colleges, Degrees: Bachelor's Degree, University of London

Characteristics:
STR: 20 (10/4)
CON: 50 (25/10)
SIZ: 60 (30/12)
DEX: 60 (30/12)
APP: 45 (22/9)
INT: 70 (35/14)
POW: 80 (40/16)
EDU: 77 (38/15)

Hit Points: 11 / 11
Magic Points: 16 / 16
Maximum Sanity (99 - Cthulhu Mythos): 90
Sanity: 80 -9 = 71
Luck: 80
Move Rate: 8
Build: -1
Damage Bonus: -1d4

Skills:
Non-Default are bolded. Occupational Skills in Italics. Personal Interests preceded by a DOT.
Accounting (05%): 25%
Animal Handling (05%):
Anthropology (01%): 44%
Appraise (05%):
Archaeology (01%):
Art: / Craft: (05%):
.Charm (15%): 55%
Climb (20%):
Credit Rating (00%): 15%
Cthulhu Mythos (00%): 9%
Demolitions (01%):
Disguise (05%):
Diving (01%):
Dodge (1/2 DEX): 30%
Drive Auto (20%):
Electric Repair (10%):
Fast Talk (05%):
Fighting (Brawl) (25%):
Firearms (Handgun) (20%):
Firearms (Rifle/Shotgun) (25%):
First Aid (30%):
History (05%): 60%
Hypnosis (01%):
Intimidate (15%):
Jump (20%):
Language (Arabic) (01%): 31%
Language (English) (EDU): 77%
Law (05%):
Library Use (20%): 75%
.Listen (20%): 55%
Locksmith (01%):
Mechanical Repair (10%):
Medicine (01%):
Natural World (10%):
Navigate (10%):
Occult (10%):
Operate Heavy Machine (01%):
Persuade (10%):
Pilot (01%):
Psychoanalysis (01%):
Psychology (10%): 60%
Read Lips (01%):
Ride (05%):
Science (01%):
Sleight of Hand (10%):
.Spot Hidden (25%): 55%
Stealth (20%): 60%
Survival (10%):
.Swim (20%): 55%
Throw (20%):
Track (10%):

Background:

Personal Description:
Cynthia Knight is tall and with red hair. Cynthia has always been an avid reader, and to her every book is a gateway to another time, another place, another world. While her everyday life is humdrum, through reading she is able to escape into a world of adventure and romance. She has also tried her hand at writing, though she hasn't published anything yet. Her love of reading and her keen mind have led her to pursue a career as a librarian, and she works in the British Library's Reading Room inside the British Museum as a junior librarian.

Ideology/Beliefs:
Cynthia is a firm believer in true love. While she knows that many librarians end up as spinsters, she has no intention of ending up that way. She longs for a handsome stranger to come and sweep her off her feet. None has been forthcoming yet, however. Cynthia attends church regularly and believes in God. Politically, she is a supporter of the Labour Party, and she is pleased that Ramsay MacDonald was elected Prime Minister last year. She supports women's suffrage, but the 1918 compromise still denies her the right to vote, as she is not yet thirty and does not meet the property ownership requirements. She feels that she is smarter than most men and should have every right to vote, just as they do. Still, she holds out hope that the Labour government will enact full suffrage for all women. After all, it would make sense politically. If they gave women the right to vote, it would encourage women to vote for them.

Significant People:
Though Cynthia no longer lives with her parents, she is still close to them and visits them often. Her father, Lucas Knight, is a professor of history. Her mother, Matilda Knight, is a secretary for the London Metropolitan Police. She had actually worked as a police constable during the Great War when most men were off fighting, but after the war she was not allowed to continue to do so, though she was at least able to continue working for the police in some capacity. Cynthia's supervisor at the library, Miss Patience Crawford, has been working there for nearly fifty years and is also important to Cynthia. She respects Cynthia's competence but wishes she wouldn't have her head in the clouds so much.

Meaningful Locations:
The library where Cynthia works is very important to her, and she spends much of her time there. Her job allows her access to the British Library's vast collection, so she never lacks for reading material. She also enjoys looking at the exhibits in the British Museum. Cynthia's parents' house is significant to her as well, as is the Bloomsbury flat where she lives, which is in easy walking distance to the British Museum.

Treasured Possessions:
Cynthia's most treasured possession is her personal library, a small and modest set of shelves in her flat that contain the books she owns. They include her favorites, as well as some books she bought because she couldn't find them in a library. Some of the books she reads are rather steamy, a guilty pleasure of hers. Her favorite book is the Thousand Nights and a Night, of which she owns both a copy in the original Arabic and a copy of the Richard Burton English translation. She also has a copy of the banned James Joyce book Ulysses, which she was able to obtain on the sly thanks to her connections with book dealers.

Traits:
Cynthia is often somewhat shy and reserved. However, beneath her plain looks beats the heart of a passionate woman. She has a very strong imagination, and she is capable of envisioning anything she reads in a book, as well as things about which she fantasizes. Even when she doesn't have a book in front of her, she sometimes daydreams, but she doesn't let it interfere with her work. She wishes she could travel the world, but she has never been able to afford it, except through reading about the places she longs to visit. Cynthia has a real thirst for adventure that she has never been able to fully satisfy, which is often masked by her rather bland exterior.

Key Connection:
Cynthia's key connection is her mother, Matilda Knight, who has inspired her and encouraged her to believe that women can do anything men can do.

Assets:
Cynthia has a flat in Bloomsbury, not far from the British Museum. She owns a bicycle, as well as her own personal library of books she owns.

Spells:
Covenant of the Deep, Contact the mother of the seas
Playing;
Paris: City of Tears
Horror on the Orient Express

Keeping;
The Curse of Nineveh
User avatar
Cearlan
Keeper
Keeper
 
Posts: 1916
Joined: Fri Feb 23, 2007 9:47 pm
Location: South Shields; Tyne & Wear; UK

Re: Final Investigators

Postby Cearlan » Mon Oct 10, 2016 12:48 pm

Father Edward Mason
Member of the Clergy

Image

Played by Overlord87

Age: 61
Gender: Male
Birthplace: Wokingham, UK
Current Residence: Barkham, UK

STR: 35/17/7
CON: 40/20/8
DEX: 45/22/9
APP: 40/20/8
POW: 60/30/12
SIZ: 60/30/12
INT: 45/22/9
EDU: 81/40/16
LUCK: 60/30/12

Skills
*Personal skills are identified by the [PI] tag

Accounting (05%) 29%
Acting (05%)—see Art/Craft
Animal Handling (05%) [Uncommon]
Anthropology (01%)
Appraise (05%)
Archaeology (01%)
Art and Craft (05%) [Specializations]
Artillery (01%) [Uncommon]
[PI] Astronomy (01%)—see Science 11%
Axe (15%)—see Fighting
Biology (01%)—see Science
Botany (01%)—see Science
Bow (15%)—see Firearms
Brawl (25%)—see Fighting
Chainsaw (10%)—see Fighting
Charm (15%)
Chemistry (01%)—see Science
Climb (20%)
Credit Rating (00%) 35%
Cryptography (01%)—see Science
Cthulhu Mythos (00%)
Demolitions (01%) [Uncommon]
Disguise (05%)
Diving (01%)
Dodge (half DEX) 22%
Drive Auto (20%)
Electrical Repair (10%)
Fast Talk (05%)
Fighting (varies) [Specializations]
Fine Art (05%)—see Art and Craft
Firearms (varies) [Specializations]
First Aid (30%)
Flail (10%)—see Fighting
Flamethrower (10%)—see Firearms
Forensics (05%)—see Science
Forgery (01%)—see Art and Craft
Garrote (15%)—see Fighting
Geology (01%)—see Science
Handgun (20%)—see Firearms
Heavy Weapons (10%)—see Firearms
History (05%) 60%
Hypnosis (01%) [Uncommon]
Intimidate (15%)
Jump (20%)
Language (Other) (01%) [Specializations] Latin 56%
[PI] Language (Other) (01%) [Specializations] Greek 21%
Language (Own) (EDU) English 81%
Law (05%)
Library Use (20%)
Listen (20%) 50%
Locksmith (01%)
Machine Gun (10%)—see Firearms
Mathematics (01%)—see Science
Mechanical Repair (10%)
Medicine (01%)
Meteorology (01%)—see Science
Natural World (10%) 50%
Navigate (10%)
[PI]Occult (05%) 65%
Operate Heavy Machinery (01%)
Persuade (10%) 60%
Pharmacy (01%)—see Science
Photography (05%)—see Art and Craft
Physics (01%)—see Science
Pilot (01%) [Specializations]
Psychoanalysis (01%)
Psychology (10%) 45%
Read Lips (01%) [Uncommon]
Ride (05%)
Rifle (25%)—see Firearms
Science (01%) [Specializations]
Shotgun (25%)—see Firearms (Rifle/Shotgun)
Sleight of Hand (10%)
Spear (20%)—see Firearms (or Throw)
Spot Hidden (25%)
Stealth (20%)
Submachine Gun (15%)—see Firearms
Survival (10%) [Specializations]
Sword (20%)—see Fighting
Swim (20%)
Throw (20%)
Track (10%)
Whip (05%)—see Fighting
Zoology (01%)—see Science


Background:
Edward was born in the small city of Wokingham, third son of a poor family. As it's sometimes the case in these situations, there weren't many roads available for Edward, except the ecclesiastical one - especially considering the strong desire Edward always had for studying and learning. After years spent in a theological college, where Edward only rarely saw the light of the day, he was moved to a small countryside parish in Barkham.
His life here changed drastically, definitely for the better. He got to spent time walking in the countryside and observing the nature, an occupation that he discovered was to his liking. He finally felt a connection to the universe, and his faith became more strong and convinced. The bliss only lasted about ten years, though. Entering his early forties, Edward lost one of his older brothers, his father and his mother in a matter of few months.
This was a hard blow for Edward, that had always loved his mother deeply. Ironically, he found he could not accept God's will. It was not fast, it took years, but eventually he began questioning his faith. Up to this day, he is trying to regain that certainty he had when he was younger. What has helped during these last troubles years was his work. Not much the one as priest - although he kept the facade up and never failed his congregation. What helped him were his other interests.
Even after moving to Barkham, he obtained permission to move two days a week in London, where he would continue his studies at the University, and sometimes teach at seminaries and theological colleges. He studied history, mostly, while also learning Ancient Greek and improving his Latin. In the years of his faith crisis he came into contact and joined The Society for the Exploration of the Unexplained, where he hoped to find some answers to his questions. He still cooperates with them from time to time, when his duties allow him.


Personal Description:
Edward is a man at the twilight of his life, and he knows it. He is fighting back his age by taking long walks in the countryside, and this helps him maintaining an healthy constitution, but he finds more and more difficult to complete his usual itinerary, and fears he will soon have to reduce it... and then probably again, soon. But for now, he can still walk straight and while he was never muscular, he can't yet be considered a frail old man. He usually walks with his head slightly inclined forward and tilted to one side, as if hearing something only he can hear. His main feature are his deep blue eyes, always making a strong impression on a first meeting.


Ideology/Beliefs:
God might or might not exist, but fighting evil remains a worthy cause to which all human beings should adhere.


Significant People:
Francis Cartwright, Edward's Bishop. He was always supportive of Francis's studies and has lately been helping him with his crisis of faith, never judgmental, always offering helpful advices and insight. [KEY CONNECTION]
Joanna Brown, a young girl from his congregation. Joanna has the same name as Edward's late mother, and he developed an instantaneous liking for the girl. She is very smart and curious, and as she will soon turn 18, Edward would like to have her study in London - whatever he can find that could be considered socially acceptable.
George Courtney Eaton, a professor at the University of London. Edward and George share common interests in the study of ancient history and myths, and a friendship has developed over the years between the two men.
Jonathan Mason, his older brother, that moved to Manchester decades ago. In these last few years, the two have only rarely exchanged letters, but Edward still remembers him fondly (and he is his only living relative).


Meaningful Location:
The countryside near his parish church. Many years ago he used to take long walks and feel in communion with God. Lately he can't feel the divine as strongly as he used to, but walking in nature still has a soothing effect on him.


Treasured Possession:
His Bible, a gift from his late mother, Joanna Mason.


Traits:
Edward is a very determined man, capable of completely focusing on something while shutting down the outside world. This has mostly manifested during his studies, when he would spend days on the books almost without resting. He was sort of saved by his Bishop, that moved him to a countryside parish, subtly forcing him to change his lifestyle towards an healthier one. There is still that part of Edward's personality, though, still sleeping somewhere inside his soul. The part that will stop at nothing to obtain the desired result.


Possessions: A few sets of summer and winter clothes, several books on different topic, his treasured Bible, some cash, a photo of his late mother.
Playing;
Paris: City of Tears
Horror on the Orient Express

Keeping;
The Curse of Nineveh
User avatar
Cearlan
Keeper
Keeper
 
Posts: 1916
Joined: Fri Feb 23, 2007 9:47 pm
Location: South Shields; Tyne & Wear; UK

Re: Final Investigators

Postby Cearlan » Mon Oct 10, 2016 12:56 pm

Tommy Jackson, "The Dancing Yorkshireman"
Boxer

Image

Played by Victoria Silverwolf

Sex: Male
Age: 21
Birthplace: York
Current Residence: London
Education: The streets

Characteristics:
STR: 65 (32/13)
CON: 50 (25/10)
DEX: 65 (32/13)
APP: 60 (30/12)
POW: 50 (25/10)
SIZE: 70 (35/14)
INT: 55 (27/11)
EDU: 65 (32/13)

Hit Points: 12/12
Magic Points: 10/10
Sanity: 50
Luck: 70
Move: 7
Build: +1
Damage Bonus: 1d4

Skills:
Accounting (05%)
Acting (05%)
Animal Handling (05%)
Anthropology (01%)
Appraise (05%)
Archaeology (01%)
Art and Craft (05%)
Artillery (01%)
Astronomy (01%)
Axe (15%)
Biology (01%)
Botany (01%)
Bow (15%)
Brawl(55%)
Chainsaw (10%)
Charm (15%)
Chemistry (01%)
Climb (50%)
Credit Rating (20%)
Cryptography (01%)
Cthulhu Mythos (00%)
Demolitions (01%)
Disguise (05%)
Diving (01%)
Dodge (62%)
.Drive Auto (30%)
.Electrical Repair (30%)
Fast Talk (05%)
Fine Art (05%)
First Aid (30%)
Flail (10%)
Flamethrower (10%)
Forensics (05%)
Forgery (01%)
Garrote (15%)
Geology (01%)
.Handgun (40%)
Heavy Weapons (10%)
History (05%)
Hypnosis (01%)
Intimidate (45%)
Jump (50%)
Language (Other) (01%)
Language (Own) (55%)
Law (05%)
Library Use (20%)
Listen (20%)
Locksmith (01%)
Machine Gun (10%)
Mathematics (01%)
.Mechanical Repair (30%)
Medicine (01%)
Meteorology (01%)
Natural World (10%)
Navigate (10%)
Occult (05%)
Operate Heavy Machinery (01%)
Persuade (10%)
Pharmacy (01%)
Photography (05%)
Physics (01%)
Pilot (01%)
Psychoanalysis (01%)
Psychology (40%)
Read Lips (01%)
Ride (05%)
.Rifle (45%)
Science (01%)
.Shotgun (45%)
Sleight of Hand (10%)
Spear (20%)
Spot Hidden (55%)
Stealth (20%)
Submachine Gun (15%)
Survival (10%)
Sword (20%)
Swim (50%)
Throw (20%)
Track (10%)
Whip (05%)
Zoology (01%)

Personal Description:
Tommy Jackson is a tall, broad, strapping young lad, rugged and brawny, with solid muscles. He is tanned and has brown hair, worn very short, and brown eyes. Barely into his twenties, he already bears the physical marks of his profession, with flattened ears and a nose which has been broken more than once. He dresses a bit more conservatively than one might think, favoring suits and shoes that are inexpensive but neat and clean.

Ideology/Beliefs:
Tommy doesn't think about religion very much. If pressed, he'd claim to be C of E, but would hardly ever be found in a church. When emotion or drink loosens his tongue, he proves to be a passionate advocate of the working man, and has even suggested (to much amusement) that professional athletes be unionized.

Significant People -- KEY CONNECTION:
Tommy feels a great sense of indebtedness to an ex-boxer named Jim McGee, who taught him everything he knows about the manly art of fisticuffs. He also introduced him to trainers and promoters who took him away from amateur fights in York to professional bouts in London. McGee is elderly and in poor health now, and Tommy tries to go back to York as often as possible to visit him and slip him a bit of money. He loves the old man like a father.

Meaningful Locations:
You might not think it to look at him, but Tommy has a secret crush on a young lady named Cynthia Knight, although he knows he's not good enough for her. He also suspects that she would find his line of work disgusting. He first caught a glimpse of her at the library where she works, into which he wandered one day in search of a thriller to pass the time. (Some of the less literate boxers mock him for looking at books.) He's only spoken a few words to her now and then, but he spends more time at the library than before, and has come to admire it as a place where he can think in peace and quiet.

Treasured Possessions:
One of Tommy's enthusiasms is personal firearms. He owns a pistol and a rifle, more for target shooting than protection or hunting. He keeps them in perfect condition and carefully locked away when not in use. He carries the pistol on her person when he can, and takes the rifle with him whenever he heads out to the countryside.

Traits:
Although he has never tried his skills on Cynthia, thinking her too refined for them, Tommy has a way with a certain class of women who admire his body and skill in the ring. He knows when to show off his muscles, and when to put on a decent set of clothes and escort a lady to the Gaiety or a tea shop.

Equipment:
A few decent suits. Boxing trunks, shoes, gloves, and so on. Pistol and rifle. Carries a few pounds in cash. A set of brass knuckles, for dealing with ruffians.

Injuries and Scars:
The usual bruises and batterings of a fighting man. Nothing very distinctive.

Other Information:
Grew up in York expecting to find work as a semi-skilled mechanic, and still has an interest in that sort of thing. Admires automobiles and has driven them a few times. Orphaned in his early teens and was raised to manhood by his mentor Jim McGee. Enjoys other sports besides his profession, and tries to keep in shape. Is well aware that his line of work is tough on his health, and hopes to advance into training and/or promotion.
Playing;
Paris: City of Tears
Horror on the Orient Express

Keeping;
The Curse of Nineveh
User avatar
Cearlan
Keeper
Keeper
 
Posts: 1916
Joined: Fri Feb 23, 2007 9:47 pm
Location: South Shields; Tyne & Wear; UK


Return to The Curse of Nineveh

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests