Harry Cole

Basic Info:

Player: Flammable_Sam

Position: Sapper

Demeanor: Confident, somewhat cocky. Seems to never back down from a challenge or threat.

Nature: A deep desire to be accepted means that he attempts to hide all weaknesses and avoids letting the team down at all costs- this want to pull his weight gives him a certain drive, and tendencies to take stupid risks without thinking properly. This need to not seem weak means that he finds it difficult to back down from challenges- this is ingrained in him by Royal Marine indoctrination and training.

Description: Caucasian male. He stands at 6'0", with a large, muscled figure. Has brown hair and dark brown eyes. He has light burn marks on his lower back and a scar running across his left hand, sustained from burning fuel and a bayonet, respectively. Has a very strong upper-class British accent.

Stats:

Health
  • Physical Health: 7
  • Mental Health: 7
Attributes
  • Physical Defense: 4
  • Mental Defense: 3
  • Perception: 5
  • Agility: 4
  • Strength: 4
Skills
  • Persuasion: 2
  • Intimidation: 2
  • Melee: 4 (+2 from STR)
  • Ranged: 5
  • Survival: 2
  • Engineering: 3
Specialties
  • Sapper: 4. Having been trained in the art of engineering by the British military, Harry gains +4 to engineering when confronted with tasks involving explosives or heavy weapons.
  • Adrenaline Rush: 2. When a human is injured, they're flooded with even more adrenaline- this can give those trained to fight an edge. +2 to Melee when PHealth dips to 3 or below. This fades when his health rises to 4 or above.
  • Dogged Determination: 3. Being a Marine is a state of mind. This mental toughness saw him through selection and through his tours in Korea- sometimes when he was exhausted, shaken or just feeling down he learned to force himself to keep going. +3 MDEF when his MHealth dips to 3 or below. This fades when his MHealth reaches 4 or above.
  • Survival Training: 3. Fighting behind enemy lines in Korea teaches you a few things about how to keep living in unfriendly territory. +3 to Survival when tracking or looking for signs of human presence. (Whether something is deemed 'human presence' is at the GM's discretion.)

Gear:

  • L1A1 SLR with bayonet- Harry has modified the SLR so that it can fire fully automatic.
  • 7.62x51mm magazines.
  • Webley Mk. VI.
  • .455 clips.
  • Fairbairn-Sykes fighting knife (7.5in blade).
  • Tailored '37 pat webbing, with pistol holster and extra engineering gear pouch.
  • A few tools including a leatherman, wrench, WD40 and O.D. duck tape.
  • A backpack with a few rations and some extra comfort food.
Equipment:

Nothing yet.

Possessions:

  • The SMLE No. 4 that he used in Korea, complete with sword bayonet and frog.
  • His green Commando beret.
  • A small journal, hidden behind a loose brick.
  • A few British Army manuals on traps, explosives, defences and fieldcraft.
  • ~£50 'float money' he 'liberated' from Corps funds after it was issued to certain forces working above the 38th parallel as a way to bribe locals. He hung on to some over the years and has amassed a useful amount.
  • SLR and Webley cleaning kits.

Personal History:

Harry Cole was born in 1929, in the nicer part of London, to a fairly rich family. His father was a Major in the Royal Marine Light Infantry, having made his money through inheritance. Harry had always been a rather troubled youth- He struggled at school, as if his brain just wasn't 'wired' for sitting in a classroom. As soon as the war broke out, all he wanted was to go and fight- but aged 10 when the conflict started, there was no chance.

He left school as soon as he could, at the age of 14, moving out into the countryside onto a farm, filling in for a farmer who'd been called up. He did back-breaking labour for another year, earning just enough money to keep his head above the metaphorical water. When the war ended, he was devastated- he'd missed his chance to prove himself, to live up to his father's image, as well as losing his job when the farmer returned.

He started to work on his fitness while taking up odd jobs all over the place, determined to be ready to join the Royal Marine Corps as soon as he reached the age of 18. Three more agonising years of waiting, he finally reached the required age, and went to enlist.

Due to his outright failure at school, there was no chance of him becoming an officer- so he swallowed his pride and enlisted as an Other Rank, disappointed that he'd never achieve what his father had done before him.

Due to his need to prove himself and be accepted, the indoctrination of the Commando course worked incredibly well on him- even throwaway comments by instructors such as "Come on, are you a man?" subconsciously forced him to rise to every challenge. He gave everything he could to pass the course, coming out at the top of his training group. He was considered for employment as an officer, but again, his academic void prevented this.

After a few years of proudly being a marine, his chance finally came- Korea. Deployed as part of 41 Commando, he fought fiercely and at one point was field promoted to Sergeant during a particular raid on the Northern coastline when his platoon sergeant was wounded.

News came around the Commando that they were going back to England- Harry was determined to fight on. He quickly learned all he could from the engineers embedded in his unit, and attempted to convince the unit adjutant to let him move to an engineer unit.. but to no avail. He went missing before he could be shipped back to England. No-one heard of him again until November 1956, although the MoD were quiet about it. A few family members asked where he'd been, but he never spoke about it to anyone. A few noticed that he returned with three garter stars on his uniform instead of three stripes.

Upon his return, he was contacted by the Foundation, who saw him as a valuable asset. He was recruited into Mobile Task Force Psi-7 as a sapper- his skills as an engineer had improved during the time he was missing. He arrived in Italy in February 1957 after a brief orientation period and training course on the anomalous.

Languages

  • English

Miscellaneous:

Nothing yet.

XP: 0

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