Alain Watt

Basic Info:

Player: Gabriel Jade

Position: Chaplain

Demeanor: He tends to come off as a quiet man with his nose buried in a book, or sitting in quiet contemplation. When with friends he tends to be more talkative- seemingly always with the goal make his friends happy or share a good laugh.

Nature: Alain is introspective and mindful of his actions. He abhors violence, and will go to great lengths if it means he can resolve an altercation peacefully. He is well aware of the nature of his employment, and although watching his teammates open fire on an enemy makes him ill, he won't stop them from doing what they believe needs to be done.

Description: Alain is pushing thirty, with an unruly beard and hair to match. He stands 5'8'', although he often appears at a height of 6'0'', due to his preference of wearing geta. His personal wardrobe consists of simple cotton garments, and unless ordered otherwise, prefers to wear a yukata with subdued colors.

Stats:

Health
  • Physical Health: 12
  • Mental Health: 12
Stats
  • Strength: 1
    • Athletics
    • Melee
    • Ranged (Heavy)
  • Toughness: 2
    • Resilience
    • Determination
    • Antipsychic
  • Speed: 2
    • Acrobatics
    • Stealth
    • Ranged
  • Charm: 3
    • Persuasion
    • Bluff
    • Intimidation
  • Intelligence: 2
    • Perception
    • Insight
    • Logic
  • Education: 2
    • Science
    • Engineering
    • History
    • Survival
    • Medicine
Specialties
  • Yogic Training 4. Alain has spent a decade traveling from temple to temple, studying mental and physical techniques with masters all across Asia and the Middle East. He is capable of completely clearing his mind. As long as he has been seated in meditation for over ten minutes, he receives +4 to his Antipsychic. This lasts for as long as he remains silent and relatively motionless while seated, or until he fails an antipsychic roll.
  • Vedic Studies 3. Long term study of Vedic texts translate into a robust knowledge of the subject matter. Alain receives +3 to his History when dealing with subjects related to the Vedas, including related religions such as Buddhism, Hinduism, and Taoism.
  • Nonviolence 1. Alain is practiced at talking others away from violent actions. As long as combat hasn't started, he gets a +1 to Persuasion when attempting to convince an NPC not to resort to violence.

Gear:

  • One bamboo cane.
  • One cloth bag (kinchaku) worn from the waist.
  • One Tibetan engraved brass bell, and matching brass dorje. Both wrapped in a piece of silk and carried in the kinchaku.
  • One travel-sized copy of Bhagavad Gita.
  • One travel-sized copy of the Mumonkan.
  • One yukata of simple pattern and subdued color, worn, tied with grey obi.
  • One pair wooden, two-toothed geta, worn.
  • One string of prayer beads made from rudraksha seeds, worn around the neck.
  • One hollow gourd, sealed with cork for water, worn from the waist.
Equipment:

Doesn't have any.

Possessions:

  • Six yukatas with simple designs and subdued colors.
  • One pair wooden geta, toothless.
  • One pair Zori sandals.
  • One pair black cloth slip-on shoes with rubber sole.
  • One maroon colored Buddhist monastic robe.
  • Many religious texts, including annotated copies of the King James bible, the Tao Te Ching, and the Upanishads, among many others.
  • Several blocks of incense and incense burners.
  • One meditation cushion.
  • One Japanese tea set, black with red painted characters.

Personal History:

Alain had traditional American childhood and, following in his father's footsteps, joined the American military at seventeen. He spent a mere year and a half serving in active duty, his military career cut short with a crippling wound to his leg. Although he would recover a significant degree of mobility over the coming years, he yet retains a significant limp.

Following his medical discharge, he traveled to Egypt, beginning what would be a ten year journey across the Middle East and Asia, traveling from teacher to teacher, his revulsion with his own actions during combat plaguing him. During his pilgrimage he learned many secrets of the nature of the world; of anomalies and of many orders that were born to contain them, worship them, or destroy them.

A decade later, with eyes unclouded by doubt, he booked passage from Beijing back to the United States. In short order he was contacted by a man he recognized from all those years ago as his platoon sergeant, now in the employ of the Foundation. His meditations had stood him in good stead in the face of the anomalous in the past, and Alain joined the Foundation later that year.

Languages

  • English
  • Pali
  • Classical Tibetan
  • Mandarin
  • Able to read Hanzi
  • Able to read Sanskrit

Miscellaneous:

Alain loves board games, especially strategy games, preferring Chess and Shogi above most others, although he isn't particularly good at either. He is vegetarian, although the only people he has brought this up to are those responsible for his meals.

XP: 0

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