Dinah Geraldine Clemence

Basic Info:

Player: tretter, trots

Position: Therapist/Counsler

Demeanor: In a word, Dinah is excitable. She acts like she loves every second of every day, and that's not far off from the truth. She loves to talk with anybody and everybody and is more than happy to lend an ear, a hand, or a shoulder to cry on. She'll try to make friends with anyone she meets. When doing her job, she tends to be more reserved and motherly, and less sassy and energetic.

Nature: Dinah cares very deeply about humanity as a whole and knows very well the kind of stress that members of the Foundation experience. She knows how heavily this can weigh on their psyche. Because of this, she always wants to raise people's morale, help them relax, encourage them to have fun and destress. She'll be the first one to suggest a night at the bar, but also the first one to try stop someone drowning their sorrows in alcohol.

Description: Dinah's a pretty short woman, standing at only 4' 9". She likes to keep her curly blond hair short to avoid hassle and tends to wear things she finds cute. She's almost always smiling, and more often than not will have baked goods to offer people. While working, she dresses more modestly and will either pin her hair up or style it in a more professional manner.

Stats:

Health
  • Physical Health: 7
  • Mental Health: 7
Attributes
  • Physical Defense: 3
  • Mental Defense: 6
  • Perception: 3
  • Agility: 4
  • Strength: 2
Skills
  • Persuasion: 6
  • Bluff: 5
  • Stealth: 3
  • Medical: 4
Specialties
  • Grandma's Recipes: (4) There is honestly nothing better than home baked cookies or other baked goods. The smell of something sweet in the oven helps relax people. [APPLIES: Dinah gets a +4 bonus to Persuasion when currently baking sweets or has fresh treats close at hand while talking to someone.]
  • "Everything's Going to be Alright": (4) Sometimes these words are more to reassure the medics and emergency staff more than the victim themselves. Either way, Dinah believes that kind words and hope can save a person's life. [APPLIES: Dinah gets a +2 bonus to both Medical and Persuasion when treating a person on the verge of death.]
  • Bouncy, Bubbly: (4) Dinah being small of stature and constantly full of energy means that it can be difficult to hold her or keep her tied down. [APPLIES: Dinah gets a +4 bonus to agility while trying to wriggle out of a grapple or bindings.]

Gear:

  • A notebook and several writing utensils
  • The book she's currently reading
  • A small container or bag of baked goods. (Might be a day or two old)
  • An emergency medical kit
  • A small knife. It won't do much in a fight, but people insist she have something to protect herself.
Equipment:

Possessions:

  • A large amount of books, most fiction, primarily high fantasy, or textbooks concerning psychology.
  • Several small knick knacks from around the USA.

Personal History:

Dinah's probably had a fairly simple life, compared to other members of Psi-7. She was born in June of 1932 in Columbus, Ohio. Her father was a millworker and her mother helped the local hospital as a nurse. World War 2 started when she was just a child, and her mother was often called away to help returning, injured soldiers. She'd spend this time with her grandmother, who instilled a lifetime love of baking in her. She rarely spent time with her father, as he suffered from delusions and alcoholism from his time in The Great War.

Her grandmother unexpectedly died near the end of the war, so Dinah's mother was forced to bring her with her on her trips to hospitals. While Dinah never went on the actual rounds, she still saw how much war and violence can affect a person. She heard horror stories about Shell Shock and saw terrible wounds, both physical and emotional, that could never be healed. This began her lifetime passion of wanting to help people who suffered from these disorders.

As Dinah grew older, she began to teach herself the fundamentals of psychology and therapy. Eventually, once she was older, she started to work with her mother as a nurse, where she learned basic medical procedures. During this time, she met Susanna Banks, a counselor who worked for The American Personnel and Guidance Association, a recently founded organization. Susanna was a very easy-going person and taught Dinah a lot about helping people relax, how to put them at ease, and counselling in general.

Both women were hired by the Foundation due to the high amount of stress that Foundation employees. They pair worked together for around a year before Dinah was transferred to Psi-7.

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