Tristan Rowan

Player: Pecan

Position: Apprentice Thaumaturgic Advisor

Demeanor: Good-natured, optimistic, and is usually always happy. He is also always some degree of tired, no doubt from cramming for non-existent tests the night before. Has been described as a "wizard boy scout."

Nature: While Tristan is normally positive and upbeat, he frequently gets lost in his own mind. A lifetime of caring for others has created a low sense of self-worth and a self-perceived lack of character. Likewise, his inner voice is usually cold and malicious, seeding doubt within everything he does around others. Past experiences have rendered him untrusting of individuals who attempt to get close to him. He is always willing to suppress these negative attributes for others, though. Tristan will always place others before him, no matter what.

Description: Tristan stands at a respectable 1.9 meters and is built fairly well, although not enough for any defined muscles to show. A normally messy and complicated head of blonde hair falls over his most definable feature: his dull greyish-blue eyes. His overall look isn't too intimidating, but he certainly isn't a pushover, either. He always incorporates maroon into his wardrobe and aims for modern but minimalistic attire.

Stats:

Health
  • Physical Health: 15
  • Mental Health: 14
  • Strength:
    • Athletics
    • Melee
    • Ranged (heavy)
  • Toughness: 3
    • Resilience
    • Determination
    • Antipsychic
  • Speed: 1
    • Acrobatics
    • Stealth
    • Ranged
  • Charm: 3
    • Persuasion
    • Bluff
    • Intimidation
  • Intelligence: 3
    • Perception
    • Insight
    • Logic
  • Education: 2
    • Science
    • Engineering
    • History
    • Survival
    • Medicine
Specialties
  • Excuse The Horns: 1. Tristan discovered at an early age that he swings both ways…violently…with a baseball bat. When talking with the right person, his insecurities seem to just melt away. Tristan gains a +1 to Charm when interacting with attractive human entities.
  • Contemplation in Stasis: 2. The one thing Tristan needs for his studies is time. In a normal world that abides by normal physics, this simply isn't possible. Luckily, Tristan's research into 100% Foundation-approved Thaumaturgy has enabled him to circumvent this…temporarily. Up to twice per run, Tristan may gain a temporary +2 to Intelligence in exchange for missing the turn the skill is used for and a temporary -1 to Speed. Stats reset to baseline following the round's conclusion.
  • I Can See Your Shadows: 2. Tristan's rearing was not the best. Frequent bouts of depressing stemming from constant verbal downgrading and unappreciation have permanently damaged him. Luckily, this has granted him valuable insight on how to deal with others who share this unfortunate attribute. +2 to Persuasion rolls when interacting with depressed or sad individuals.
  • Ultima Actionis: 3. Caring for himself was just not something Tristan did when he was growing up. He will do anything for his friends if it came down to it, and sometimes, it does. Once per run, when a teammate is in danger, Tristan can roll 1d4+Resilience+3 prior to an enemy attack. If the roll succeeds (DC by GM discretion) damage is placed onto Tristan.

Gear:

  • P08 "Luger" (Light)
  • Robert Kleinsdale's Thaumaturgic Anomalies and You.
  • An emergency pamphlet on dangerous runes and how to deactivate them.
  • An odd metallic cube that he has been studying for quite some time.
  • A deer-shaped pendant on a rope necklace.
  • A diary.

Possessions:

  • An oddly-long repertoire of break-up songs.
  • Several nature-themed decorations, including various wooden carvings, crystals, and a miniature garden.
  • A bin full of crumpled paper. Some of the papers seem to fizzle out of existence for a bit.
  • A metal briefcase that refuses to open.
  • An extensive collection of maroon clothing.
  • A photo of a German Shepard. The back reads in black marker: "Sie vermisst dich sehr. Hoffe dich bald wieder zu sehen. -Mama.

Personal History:

Tristan Zerkheit Rowan was born on October 6th, 1955 in the city of Ersteslicht, East Germany. He was born to Mordecai and Eleanor Rowan, both of whom were Senior Occult Operatives for the East German government. The family fled to Geneva, Switzerland in 1965 under the suspicion that they had taken part in the murder of Arman Makarov, the district general at the time. Shortly after, Foundation operatives managed to locate the pair and offer them safety in exchange for employment. Being the child of Foundation operatives meant that Tristan rarely got to see his parents, much less interact with them. While they were gone, he would often read his mother's diaries and journals, taking in as much knowledge as he could.

Following his parents' deaths in 1973, Tristan officially enlisted into the Foundation. His aptitude for thaumaturgic principles has taken him far, and he hopes to only gain more knowledge.

Miscellaneous:

  • Tristan has been told time and time again not to mess with pseudoscience, but, he's technically a wizard, so he usually doesn't listen. He offers tarot readings and spiritual cleansings if he is asked politely.
  • Barks are often heard in his room, but he swears that there has never, ever been a dog there. Ever.

Loot

  • VERITAS: An improvement on 1950s Foundation tech, this VERITAS is more powerful than predecessors but also in the form of a hand-held counter rather than a head-mounted display. Can give readings of background levels of thaumic radiation (which, sadly, only covers a certain subsection of anomalies) and tell you if an EVE-manipulator is a reality warper, thaumaturge, or neither given a biological sample.

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Missions | Equip Points: 0

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