Damien Groth

Basic Info:

Player: GoldN4

Position: Researcher

Demeanor: Very quiet, has a preference for people watching than to “join the party” until someone talks to him. One started in conversation Damien could appear strange and standoffish to someone not used to his mannerisms.

Nature: Once someone gets used to Damien's mannerisms he is really friendly. Will always lend an ear to ideas and rants from his peers, but will is not likely to contact a friend when in need. Damien has an extreme interest in his studies to the point of alienating other potential interests.

Description: Damien is a very slender, tall white Polish-American man in his mid-30s with blue eyes and long red hair that he keeps tied back into a ponytail. If it weren't for the goatee he maintains Damien could easily be mistaken for a woman, and has been multiple times when seen from behind. He speaks in a quiet, generally monotone, voice.

Stats:

Health
  • Physical Health: 7
  • Mental Health: 7
Attributes
  • Physical Defense: 3
  • Mental Defense: 4
  • Perception: 3
  • Agility: 4
  • Strength: 4
Skills
  • Melee: 5 (3+2)
  • Ranged: 3
  • Sneak: 3
  • Academics: 4
  • Engineering: 5
Specialties
  • Combat Coward: 4. During his time serving in WW2 Damien has learned how to slip away in the chaos of warfare. In heavy combat situations​ involving more than 4 people, Damien gains a +4 bonus to Sneak.
  • Magical Theorist: 4. Damien has an understanding of magic, in spite of not being a spell caster. Damien gains a +4 bonus to academics on subjects involving magic.
  • Tinkerer of a Magical Kind: 4. Damien has worked for many years teaching himself how magic and machinery work together. Damien gains a +4 bonus to engineering when working with magical machinery.

Gear:

  • M1903 Colt Pocket Hammerless
  • 3, 8-round .32 ACP detachable box magazines
  • Cigarettes case
  • Zippo lighter
  • Key to ley line generator's display case, worn around his neck on a small steel chain.
Equipment:

Possessions:

  • His first invention, the Compact Ley Line Generator, locked in a bulletproof glass display case. Still functional. Can have up to 6 turbines, only has 1.
  • Various books on ley lines, how energy flows through them, and how to detect them.
  • White labcoat he wears whenever he's working on his machines.
  • A multitude of maps and notebooks Damien uses in his work.

Personal History:

Damien was born in Buffalo, NY during the early 1920s to a Polish immigrant mother and American father. He had a difficult upbringing during the great depression of the 1930s having to work in the steel mills to help support his family. When the United States became involved in the second great war Damien was drafted and sent to serve overseas. During his 5 years the trenches Damien found a collection of strange books describing channels of energy that naturally flow through earth and ways to detect and utilize these channels.
During the tense combat situations he faced, Damien would sneak away while all around his was distracted with chaos and study these books, returning when the combat settled.
After the war, Damien continued studying these books, researching everything he could of these strange channels called ley lines and. Being unable to cast spells himself he focused on how magical energies could be used by those incapable of using the energies intuitively. Self-teaching all he could learn and after many years of study, giving nearly everything he had, Damien made his first device to harness magical energy. By making a 6 small turbines and a special generator that reacted to the flow of magical energies found in underground ley lines, Damien created enough energy to power power a small village.
Damien displayed his Compact Ley Line Generator at the Festival of Britain in 1951 while most people dismissed it as a hoax, remarking the wires buried into the ground, one group took notice.
Seven years later, after much financial strife and only one turbine of his ley line generator Damien receives a strange letter from an unknown sender setting a meeting. In a run down bar on the far side of the outskirts of town, a man offered him a job in a peculiar Foundation. One where he may continue to use his knowledge of ley line energy and farther advance his ley line powered technology. Accepting the job, Damien Groth is now a Researcher at the SCP Foundation.

Languages

  • English
  • Polish

Miscellaneous:

  • Generally doesn't drink alcohol, but can't​ refuse a free drink when offered to him.
  • Damien has a tendency to talk to himself in Polish.
  • Will smoke regardless of others discomfort, tries to blow smoke away from them though.

XP: 0

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