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. Walks with a limp on his left leg, an injury due to the war.
- Physical Health: 7
- Mental Health: 7
- Physical Defense: 3
- Mental Defense: 5
- Perception: 3
- Agility: 2
- Strength: 3
- Persuasion: 4
- Melee: 4
- Ranged: 3
- Academics: 4
- Engineering: 3
- Medical: 2
- 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 in underground boxing come in handy. (When a melee attack is successfully countered by PDEF for the first time on a run/event, 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. Can only be used once per run.)
- 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. (+2 to sight based perception outdoors at distances greater than 50 feet that increases to +4 if in the air. +2 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. (+4 to persuasion if speaking to a person of the same religion that decays by -2 per use or +2 if of a different religion that decays after first use)
- Small vial of holy water
- Trunk of mementos
- Religious texts
Brendan Joseph Patrick McLeod was born on 1921, to Henrietta and David McLeod in Limerick, Ireland. He was born the youngest of seven siblings, his father a mechanic and his mother a seamstress. 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; that is until his life was changed again when a recruiter for a certain Foundation stepped into his confessional booth one day…
- Scattered German
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