Character Profiles.   Posted by The Whip Cracker.Group: 0
The Whip Cracker
 GM, 3 posts
 Professor
 A University
Mon 25 Mar 2019
at 11:00
Character Profiles
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Daniel Blakeman
 player, 1 post
Mon 25 Mar 2019
at 12:04
Character Profiles
Name: Daniel Blakeman
Age: 25
Nationality: Welsh
Current Residence: London

Strong: 2
Clever: 2
Quick: 2

Health: 6
Defence: 6
Move: 20

Negotiate: 2
Entertainer: 2
Dodgy: 1
Sneaky: 1

Talents: Contacts: You know lots and lots of people. Once per session you can find just the right person at just the right time to provide help, a clue, somewhere to hole up, etc.

Grit: Once per game session, when the character is reduced to 0 Health, as a result of fighting, they can dig deep and fight on (receiving 1 dice of Health back).


Originally born in Swansea in Wales, Daniel was the son of a miner. Not wanting to follow in his father's footsteps and die of lung disease, Daniel decided to travel to somewhere that might give him a better start in life, so he moved to London when he was 18. He is now 25 and has had several low paid jobs, the last of which is a pub bartender. He has been frugal with his money and is saving up for a proper college eduction. He hopes one day to travel the world and is particularly interested in travelling to China and Japan.

Daniel has a cheerful demeanor and remains optomistic even when the chips are down. He uses humour as a defence mechanism and is fond of cats. He has a weakness for the opposite sex.

This message was last edited by the player at 16:11, Thu 28 Mar 2019.

Andrei the Amazing
 player, 1 post
Tue 26 Mar 2019
at 14:03
Character Profiles
Name: Andrei the Amazing (born Andrei Ionescu)
Age: 22
Nationality: Romanian
Travels with the Circus Gleich

Strong 3
Clever 1
Quick  3

Health 9
Defence 9
Move 30
Stunt points 6

Skills:

Acrobatics 1
Blades 1
Climb 1
Entertainer 1
Pickpocket 1
Sneaky 1

Talents:

Grit
Monkey climb

Andrei was born to simple, but otherwise normal, parents.  His short stature led him to being ostracized by the equally simple villagers in his small hometown in Romania.  He ran away when he was 8 years old and found a home in the Circus Gleich.  He became adept at both gymnastics and knife throwing, and developed a signature act that involved throwing knives at targets while flipping through a gymnastics routine.  While he never grew beyond four feet tall, he was known as Andrei the Amazing and the crowds loved him.

Lately he's started to wonder what his life will be like after the circus as the Circus Gleich has started to go downhill.
Dick Dixon
 player, 1 post
Wed 27 Mar 2019
at 20:00
Character Profiles
Dicky Dixon, Ace Reporter

Strong 1
Clever 3+1
Quick 2

Health 3
Defence 6
Move 20

Stunt points: 6

Skills
Dodgy 1 [Clever 4]
Investigation 2 [Clever 4]
Negotiate 1 [Clever 4]
Perception 1 [Quick 2]
Research 1 [Clever 4]

Talents
Contacts
Smarter (+1 Clever)

Born in 1892, George Dixon grew up in Shoreditch, the son of a mechanic who worked in the pressroom of The Daily Telegraph in Fleet Street. George became an apprentice press operator at 12, but soon heard the siren call of Clio, Muse of History, and became a copy boy and then a cub reporter at the Telegraph.

In 1914, he took a job at the Daily Mirror as it transitioned from being a ‘women’s paper’ to a middle-class tabloid. One of the few male writers on staff when the War broke out, he was sent to Paris to report on the exploits of the British Expeditionary Force in France. When George received his draft notice while in Paris, Lord Rothermere, owner of the Daily Mirror, used his connections to obtain a supposedly safe post in the Royal Engineers Signal Service. George found himself serving as a motorcycle dispatch rider, rather looked down on by his fellows, all of them experienced riders. He also found himself coming under fire more than once.

At the end of the War, George came home, having contributed various pieces to the Daily Mirror, as his duties allowed. To this day he carries a variety of good luck charms, including acorns and a dented aluminum flask, as well as a pair of Nenette & Rintintin yarn dolls given him by a French girl. He covers a police beat in London, but is always intrigued by anything weird or outré.

Age 42, he is one of the senior reporters at the Mirror.

This message was last edited by the player at 20:02, Wed 27 Mar 2019.

Georgia Taylor
 GM, 2 posts
Thu 28 Mar 2019
at 16:08
Character Profiles
Millicent 'Georgia' Taylor, Private Detective

Core Stats

Strong 2
Clever 3
Quick 2

Health 6
Defence 6
Move 20

Skills
Bludgeon 1
Drive 1
Investigation 2
Perception 1
Sneaky 1

Talents:
Grit
Contacts

Stunt Points
6



Background:


Millicent Brooker was born in Johns Creek, GA, on March 25, 1900, daughter of Peter Brooker Jr. and his second wife Alice Cairns, their only child. Millie, as she was known in her childhood, was the youngest of seven children. Her father ran a large chicken farm, employing a large number of African Americans to do the actual work. When the KKK was reborn in 1915, her father (who was an abusive drunk as well) was an early member... and Millie Brooker was about to do something rather unacceptable in her social circles.

She fell in love with a black boy.

When her budding relationship with Douglas Taylor was discovered in 1918, the two of them faced the real danger of the Klan's wrath. Tipped off of a lynching 'party' forming, the two of them managed to hop a freight train heading north, eventually ending up in Chicago, IL.

Marrying shortly after their arrival, Douglas's poor education found him only able to get manual jobs; his skin colour not exactly helping either. Millicent was luckier and after reading a newspaper article about women officers, she joined the Chicago Police Department... just before Prohibition began.

Initially doing low-level neighbourhood policing - chasing shoplifters etc, she soon acquired the nickname 'Georgia' because of her accent and 'Southern belle' mannerisms. Identified as a very smart lady, Georgia was encouraged to become a detective and ended up working on an anti-gang force as bootlegging got big.

Trying to go after the gangs was rather hard when many of her officers didn't believe in Prohibition... and were perfectly happy to take backhanders. When Georgia refused to join in on the whole venture, someone decided to give her a Christmas 1928 present. Of cement shoes.

Fortunately for Georgia, someone failed to mix the cement properly and she was able to untie herself and make her escape. She then decided it was a good idea to leave town. Better still, leave the country.

Her husband and her emigrated to Britain, where after moving to the town of Romford, Essex, she set up a private detective agency called M. Taylor, Private Detective and he got a job working at the nearby Ind Coope brewery as a loader.
Charlotte Silk
 player, 1 post
Mon 1 Apr 2019
at 21:10
Character Profiles
Charlotte Silk

Core Stats

Strong 1
Clever 3
Quick 3

Health 3
Defence 9
Move 30

Skills
Drive 1
Investigation 1
Negotiate 1
Security 1
Shooting 1
Sneaky 1

Talents
Gadgeteer

Stunt Points
6

Background

Charlotte likes to jokingly introduce herself as 'the mad scientist's beautiful daughter'. She's a socialite, like her mother; her father is a brilliant scientist (not actually mad, that's just her joke). When a couple of shady businessmen tried to intimidate her father into working for them, Charlotte investigated and easily found enough dirt to put them in a lot of trouble. Since then, she's investigated other crimes among the more unscrupulous members of British 'society', sometimes wearing a mask and using gadgets she's 'borrowed' from her father.
Jock Tavish
 player, 1 post
Wed 3 Apr 2019
at 16:58
Character Profiles
Dougal ‘Jock’ Tavish

Strong 3
Clever 2 +1
Quick 2

Health 9
Defence 9
Move 20

Skills
Blade (S) 1
Bruiser (S) 1
Climb (Q) 1
Drive (Q) 1
Shooting (C) 1
Survival(C) 1

Talents
Grit
Smarter (+1 Clever)

Stunt Points 6

Background
Dougal ‘Jock’ Tavish was a member of the British Lovat Scouts field regiment. The Lovat Scouts were formed during the Boer War for work in the South African bush, and were trained similarly to the American Ranger Force. The Lovats had a reputation for being amongst the toughest SOBs in the British Army.

After the war, Jock took on a number of ‘odd jobs’, and this one looked like it could be odder than most.

Possessions
Backpack
Torch
A few days rations
Large Handgun
Ammo for Handgun (200 rds)
Dagger
Tough leather lining (Light Armour, +2) in his Inverness cape
Cash (TBD)
Most of Jock's other possessions are back at his house in Scotland, Lochyll House:

This message was last edited by the player at 19:52, Fri 05 Apr 2019.