Mortui Vivos Docent
Wise woman and healer
Characteristics: Int +2 (curious), Per +2 (attentive), Pre 0, Com +1 (well-versed), Str -1 (slight), Sta 0, Dex 0, Qik -1 (hesitant)
Age: 33 (33), Height: 5’5’’, Weight: 140 lbs, Gender: Female
Warping Score: 0 (0)
Virtues and Flaws: Wilderness Sense, Wise One, Ability Block (Martial), Poor Memory (Where did I put that?)
Personality Traits: Curious +2, Loyal +2, Forgetful -2
Dodge: Init: -1, Attack -, Defense +1, Damage -
Fist: Init: -1, Attack +1, Defense +0, Damage -1
Kick: Init: -2, Attack +1, Defense -1, Damage +2
Knife: Init: -1, Attack +2, Defense +0, Damage +1
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 (arithmetic), Awareness 3 (searching) (2), Bargain 3 (medicines), Brawl 1 (dodge), Chirurgy 4 (binding wounds) (6), Church Lore 2 (people), English 1 (comprehension) (5), Etiquette 2 (church), Folk Ken 2 (church), Guile 3 (vs. authority), Latin 3, Medicine 4 (apothecary) (6), Occitan 5 (local dialect), Perigord Lore 2 (geography), Philosophiae 1 (natural philosophy), Profession: Apothecary 4 (natural cures) (2), Survival 2 (Perigord), Teaching 2 (medicine), Wilderness Sense 4 (natural medicines) (2)
Equipment: Peasant Clothes
Encumbrance: 0 (0)
Sabine learned about the healing arts from her mother, spending many a day wandering in the woods searching for ingredients the older woman sent her to find. Even as a young girl, Sabine showed a remarkable talent for locating such things in the wild. Once she got them home, keeping everything organized was more of a challenge, and Sabine tended to lose track of where she’d put them. She was more at home outdoors.
Sabine was quite shocked when her mother married a clergyman, and even more shocked when he declared Sabine’s healing practices ‘unholy’ and brought them to a halt. Worse still, he insisted on sending Sabine to a convent! And to Sabine’s everlasting puzzlement, her mother agreed with him. There was no help for it, so off she went, leaving behind her home forever.
Sabine soon discovered life in the Convent had one very important compensation: education! She learned to read, and studied a great many subjects, but her main interest was medicine. Being self-taught, her education in other areas has a great many gaps, but Sabine learned everything she could about medicine, becoming something of a scholar on the subject. Her early training at home gave her some rather unique medical insights, but these were not always received well.
Eventually, her ‘heretical’ ideas came to the attention of the Abbess, and once again, Sabine found her medical pursuits frustrated. So, she left the Convent to look for someplace where she could continue her studies. After many months of searching, she found out about the Order of Hermes. Here at last was a place tolerant of female scholars! Sabine now resides in the Covenant at Commarque, and although she still attends services on Sundays, her feelings about the Church are rather ambivalent.