Position: Chaplain / Spiritual Counselor
Demeanor: Kind, cheerful, but generally not one to take an insult.
Nature: Struggles internally with being a man of God and being a man of action, as the two often clash with each other.
Description: A well-built man with dark brown hair and green eyes. Speaks with a soft Irish accent, though this slurs when he's drunk. Walks with a limp on his left leg, an injury due to the war.
You have 36 points to distribute among Basic and Pseudo-Specialty Skills. Please follow the guidelines on the Game Mechanics page. Erase any skills you have no points in.
- Physical Health: 7
- Mental Health: 7
- Physical Defense: 4
- Mental Defense: 5
- Perception: 3
- Agility: 1
- Strength: 5
- Persuasion: 4
- Melee: 4
- Ranged: 3
- Academics: 4
- Engineering: 3
You have twelve points to distribute among as many or as few specialty skills as you see fit (but at least three is almost always warranted). Remember to explain what each specialty entails.
- Scrapper: 4 Months of clerical training has taught Brendan that violence is not the answer. Unfortunately, sometimes it's the only answer people will understand. In these situations, his years of (Any time a melee attack is successfully countered by PDEF, Brendan can immediately strike back with unarmed MELEE at +4; a bonus which decays -1 points every time it's used or until the opponent successfully counters with PDEF)
- RAF Veteran: 4 Being in the RAF means needing keen eyes and even keener reflexes. It also doesn't hurt to know how to fix your own plane. (+4 to sight based perception at a distance. +4 to Engineering when related to aircraft.)
- Man of God: 4 As a Vicar of the Anglican Church, Brendan has studied how to translate the Word of God to men who believe, and to those that don't.
List everything your character carries on their person here. Be reasonable.
- Small vial of holy water
And everything that they keep in their room at Site 19. Anything that's not listed here or in the section above will be difficult for the character to retrieve.
- Holy texts
- Ceremonial clothing
- Trunk filled with various mementos
Brendan Joseph Patrick McLeod was born on 1921, to Henrietta and David McLeod in tho outskirts of Athlone, Ireland. He was born the youngest of seven siblings, his father a mechanic and his mother a seamstress. His childhood was mostly spent outdoors, playing games and exploring the countryside with his brothers near the river Shannon or occasionally helping his father with his work.
This life changed around the time he turned 10, in 1931, when his father decided it would be best to move their entire family to Limerick in hopes to gain a higher paying job in the city. Brendan's life quickly changed as he was forced out of his country life to a more urban one. He didn't receive a formal education, as he was the youngest and the family couldn't afford to send all of them to school. This meant that most of his time was spent either working with with his father in the mechanic's shop or out in the city with the other kids, swiftly learning how to be street smart.
He fell into some dubious crowds in his young adulthood, impressing the leader of a local illegal boxing ring. Brendan was recruited, and eventually became one of the best underground fighters the city had. Reaching the top of the bracket in his region wasn't enough for Brendan; he was offered the chance to head to Dublin to compete, which he heartily accepted (without informing his family).
It was when the war started that he decided he wanted to fight a different battle. He immediately enlisted at the first chance he could into the RAF. After months of training he was finally let into the skies where he excelled as a pilot, eventually rising through the ranks to become a squadron leader.
On his last mission, however, his plane was shot down over enemy territory. Brendan was captured and put into a prisoner of war camp in Austria, where he spent copious amounts of time rethinking his life and how he was living it, considering whether or not being a fighter was in his nature. His questions were answered by a fellow POW, and Anglican chaplain who led him on that path to God.
After the war, Brendan committed to a life spreading the Word. He made his way to Northern Ireland, where he began theological training to become a vicar. After a few years, he was assigned his own parish and settled back down into the life of the quiet countryside.
This reverie was interrupted one day, when a certain agent came into his confessional booth…
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