Timothy Paterson

Basic Info:

Player: Bunton

Position: Chaplain

Demeanor: Nice man. Tends to mince oaths a bit.

Nature: Tim has a fundamental belief in God and faith in the church, and an even more fundamental belief in the general goodness of people. He has a very naive view of science, seeing it as generally good, but not really understanding it or appreciating it when it conflicts with biblical text. He's less naive than he appears, and knows people get up to things like pre-marital scoodilying, and makes a conscious decision that some sins are inherently not that wrong. He is a massive coward, even though he sees cowardice as wrong.

Tim believes the goal of life is the pursuit of happiness, but he thinks happiness is best achieved through prayer and meditation and being a good Catholic.

Description: Short, with brown hair and glasses and a magnificent beard.

Stats:

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.

Health
  • Physical Health: 7
  • Mental Health: 7
Basic Skills
  • Physical Defense: 4
  • Mental Defense: 6
  • Perception: 4
  • Agility: 1
  • Strength: 1
  • Persuasion: 6
    • Confession: 2
  • Intimidation: 2
  • Bluff: 2
Pseudo-Specialty Skills
  • Ranged: 2
  • Academics: 6
  • Medical: 2
Specialty Skills:

Hardened Pastor: (6) Tim has had to help people hang on to their fundamental beliefs in extremely trying circumstances, from losing family members to nihilism in the face of the horrors of war.
Powerful Stutter: (4) Through experience, Tim has learned to speak fluidly and commandingly despite his stammer, meaning that his impediment has paradoxically giving him an extremely commanding presence given the right subject matter.

Possessions:

List everything your character carries on their person here. Be reasonable.

  • A pair of glasses.
  • A pencil and some paper.
  • A wallet containing:
    • Around $5 in small change.
    • A very old, dusty picture from 1915 of Tim and some of his squad-mates.

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.

  • Two copies of the Christain bible, one in English and one in Greek.
  • Some spare changes of clothes.
  • A small library of books, both classical and modern, including some secondary Christian texts.
  • A box containing reciepts, notes and tax documentation, at the bottom of which is hidden this picture, folded neatly in half.

Personal History:

Tim was originally from Edinburgh, where he went to a parish school. As a child, Tim was pretty good at making friends and was pretty well-read, so his childhood wasn't that tragic apart from a stutter that stayed with him through his entire life and resulted in a few beltings. As a result, he's very self-conscious about it.

After being enlisted in WWI, Tim began becoming more involved in his parish. He eventually went on do his 8 years at St. Joseph's Seminary in New York. Afterwards, he took up a position in a local church in New York City.

Finally, in 1955, Tim was recruited by the Foundation during a local drive to serve as a chaplain in Site-19.

Miscellaneous:

  • Tim speaks English, Latin, Greek, French and Italian.
  • Tim is bloody-minded and determined to be alive.
  • Tim is a amateur painter.
  • He smiles a lot. It's pretty much his default facial expression.
  • His stutter is generally noticeable at the beginning of speech (once he gets going he's usually fine) and after pauses, and typically when beginning with hard consonants.
  • Tim is a horrible judge of character.
  • Tim sees people as fundamentally good, but acknowledges that their behaviour isn't necessarily . He requires of people perfection in behaviour, although his personal moral code doesn't conform with the teachings of the Church. For example, Tim doesn't see homosexuality or premarital sex as wrong, but persecutes people who disrespect their parents. He wants everyone to conform to his moral standard, and to affirm his belief that the default state of all human-beings is perfect moral righteousness which, of course, isn't consistent with reality.
  • Tim's moral code is a lot more consistent with the New Testament than the Old.

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