Mortui Vivos Docent
Characteristics: Int +0, Per +3, Pre +2, Com +0, Str +1, Sta +1, Dex +1, Qik +1
Age: 37 (Appears 35) Height :5’ 8” Weight: 160 lbs, Gender: Male
Warping Score: 0 (3)
Confidence: 2 (8)
Virtues and Flaws: Failed Aprentice, Improved Characteristics (x2), Keen Vision, Pussiant Awareness, Self Confident, Sharp Ears, Unaging, Unaging, Warrior, Commpasionate (major), Dependant (major), Incomprehensible, Offensive to Animals, Temperate
Personality Traits: Compassionate: +6, Curious: +3 Lecherous:-3
Dodge: Init: (unarmed + 1, full load: -1) Attack -, Defense: +3, Damage : NA
Fist: Init: (unarmed +1, full load: -1)Attack +3, Defense +3, Damage +1
Short Sword with Round Shield: Init: +0 Attack: +10, Defense: +10 Damage: +6
Soak: +1 without armor, +4 with armor
Fatigue levels: OK, 0, -1, -3, -5, Unconscious
Wound Penalties: -1 (1-5), -3 (6-10), -5 (11-15), Incapacitated (16-20)
Abilities: Artes Liberales: 1 (geometry) Athletics: 3 (running) Awareness: 5+2 (searching) (5) , Bargain: 3 (books) Brawling: 2 (grapples) Charm: 3 (brotherly love) Chirurgy: 2 (binding wounds) (5) Code of Hermes: 2 (aprenticeships) Dead Language: Latin: 4 (hermetic usage) Ettiquite: 3 (townfolk) Folk Ken: 4 (magi) Guile: 4 (lies of obmission) Hunt: 3 (tracking) Living Language: English 5 (military terms) Living Language: Occtian 2 (4) Magic Lore: 2 (creatures) Magic Theory: 2 (Shape and Form bonuses) Medicine: 2 (physician) Philosophae: 1 (natural philosophy) Profession Scribe: 2 (magic theory) (4) Single Weapon: 5 (short sword) Theology: 1 (history)
Equipment: Short Sword (Load 1) Round Shield (Load 2) Leather Scale (partial) : (Load 3) Total Load: (6)
Burden: 3 Encumberence: -2
Bio: David was the bastard son of a clerk who worked for a bishop in England. His mother was a prostitute, who came to the clerk for support. The father arraigned for her support, but tried never to meet his child. The mother raised him more for the money involved, and the father supported him more to keep the mother quiet than for any concern about the son. As a child, he learned to watch carefully to what was going on around him, to look and listen so that he could avoid the cruel taunts of fellow children and the blows of adults who blamed him for anything that went wrong.
Luckily for David, an Jerbiton mage named Artos happened to be dealing with his father and determined that David had the Gift. Artos arraigned for David to be apprenticed to another Jerbiton mage, Remelon.
At least, David considers it lucky, though many mages would consider it bad luck indeed. Remelon was interested in ways of lowering the negative aspects of the Gift, and was always conducting experiments in means to do so. After his first five years focused on Latin and Magic Theory and other related arts, Remelon attempted to open David’s Arts with a variation that was meant to instill the Gentle Gift. While it did remove the social penalty for dealing with humans, it also removed David’s ability to work magic. Remelon was apologetic, but had no further use for him, and cut him loose.
Not that David considered it a bad trade. No longer having everyone think the worst of him for no reason was, in his mind, better than being able to cast spells. A young man who could look and listen better than most, was skilled with Latin and knew of the Order, and who knew enough Magic Theory to copy books properly could be a valuable servant to any covenant. So David continued to live in the covenant and supported them as best he could.
Seven years ago, while returning from London where he had been purchasing books for the covenant, he found a foundling alongside the road. Remembering his childhood, he picked her up and tried to find someone who would take her, but unsuccessful, he took her home himself and named her Mary.
Mary was a well liked child, but she was willful. When she snuck into a mages laboratory and ruined his experiment and the mage was turned into a frog for a week, he threatened to permanently turn Mary into a frog if she didn’t leave. So, with a heavy heart, David and Mary left to find a living elsewhere.