I think I shall post the Keeper's post later tonight, with or without reactions to the characters who haven't posted yet. If you haven't posted, we'll play it that your character is a little late to the meeting, but will be included before or as you all are leaving for the case.
Sorry for the wait again, just finished up my post this morning before seeing the new post. Gonna read the new one and rework what I've got so I can it up today.
That's quite alright, just get in the edits and post it when it's ready ^^ Keep the same result for the last dice roll when writing your post, but please do request a skillroll if you think of anything for the following post. Glad to have you here still!
@rocketrobie2Hurray! Going to read the post now. Also I'll allow it for now, not even sure how else to request it. Roll your Know/Education-roll and PM me the result. I'll get back to you on what Father C knows or doesn't know.
I think I'm done, do let me know if edits are needed!
Name: Alessa Bianchi Aliases: Lea, Ally, Allie Age: 25 Gender: Female Birthplace: Naples, Kingdom of Italy Residence: Boston Occupation: Nurse
Appearance and Physical attributes
⊰Hit Points⊱ 9
Physical description Height: 5'4'' Weight: One should never ask a lady that question Build: Average, some definition in her arms Eyes: Brown Hair: Dark chestnut brown Skin Tone: Fair Tattoos/Scars/Piercings: A scar running across her left arm, seems to have been made by something sharp Personal Style: Classy, modest and feminine when given the choice, whatever best fits the occasion otherwise. Though she's a very clean person, she's notably not shaken by blood, dirt or grime. Saving lives can be messy, and dirty clothes can always be washed.
Sexuality: Bisexual, though unaware and closeted Relationship Status: Divorced
Personality: First impressions paint Alessa an ideal woman of her time; soft spoken and polite, dressed modestly, willing to engage in small talk and laugh at unfunny jokes to save another's face. However, the more time one spends with her, the easier it is to see that she's not quite as demure as one might expect. The first hint is her tendency to maintain eye contact to a relentless degree, particularly if a topic interests her. And while she doesn't need to be part of every decision made, she's also not afraid to share her opinion when she has one - especially pertaining to politics or medical care. She doesn't shy away from debates or disagreements, either; in fact, she relishes in them, and isn't above banter. You will not, however, ever catch her raising her voice or retorting to insults. She believes that in the battle of wits, the one to shout is the one to lose.
Alessa has dedicated her life to medicine, wishing not only to study and apply it, but be there to bring it forward in leaps, particularly when it comes to mental health. She's ambitious and stubborn, far more interested in helping people than upholding laws, rules or regulations that serve to hurt them, and she will never turn down someone needing her aid - often at the cost of her own well-being, even. She dislikes violence, even in self-defense, and is far more likely to talk and reason herself out of a difficult situation than anything else. This, despite been gifted a gun by her father's old associates. With that said, she doesn't have a death wish, and she is not one to roll over and die if push does ever come to shove again.
Speaks very fast when agitated
Looks people in the eye when talking
Tends to talk with her hands to a distracting degree - to counteract this, she tries to purposefully keep her hands to herself as much as possible, often folded
Hobbies: Reading, jogging, swimming Greatest fear: Hurting someone in her care - e.g. a patient Likes:
Being talked down to
Lack of hygiene
Cards On The Table
Accounting - 05%
Anthropology - 01%
Appraise - 05%
Archaeology - 01%
Art/Craft - 05%
Charm - 15%
Climb - 20%
Credit rating - 9%
Cthulhu Mythos - 00%
Disguise - 05%
Dodge - 65%
Drive auto - 20%
Electrical Repair - 10%
Fast Talk - 05%
Fighting (Brawl): Knives - 31%
Firearms (Handgun) - 20%
Firearms (Rifle/Shotgun) - 25%
First Aid - 70%
History - 05%
Intimidate - 15%
Jump - 20%
Language (Other): Italian - 25%
Language (Own) - 65%
Law - 05%
Library Use - 20%
Listen - 40%
Locksmith - 01%
Mechanical Repair - 10%
Medicine - 70%
Natural World - 10%
Navigate - 10%
Occult - 05%
Operate Heavy Machinery - 01%
Persuade - 55%
Pilot - 01%
Psychology - 65%
Psychoanalysis - 65%
Ride - 05%
Science: Biology - 20%
Sleight of hand - 10%
Spot Hidden - 50%
Stealth - 20%
Survival - 10%
Swim - 35%
Track - 10%
Weapons and Combat
Damage Bonus: +0 Build: +0 Dodge: 65
Unarmed: 25 - 5 - Damage (1d3) - Range (N/A) - Attacks (1) - Ammo (N/A) - Malfunction (N/A)
Scalpel: 31 - 6 - Damage (1d4) - Range (N/A) - Attacks (1) - Ammo (N/A) - Malfunction (N/A)
Syringe: 31 - 6 - Damage (1d4) - Range (N/A) - Attacks (1) - Ammo (N/A) - Malfunction (N/A)
What Is On Your Person:
Clothing - dress, heels, gloves, hat, undergarments, socks
Wallet with US cash, ID, small mirror, make up, notebook and pen
First aid kit - with its usual contents
Surgical tools - syringes, gauze, scalpel, etc. though she doesn't advertise them.
Medication - pain killers, relaxants, sedatives, etc. ditto the above, she should not be walking around with this after all
Jewelry - earrings and a necklace
Book on the anatomy of the human brain
An old, worn postcard
A stack of postcards and letters
.32 Revolver - which she has never used
Ammo for the above
Research papers on the topic of mental health
Spare medical supplies
Fancy Italian wine she was gifted years ago
A lot of house plants
What brought you to the detective agency, and why are you still there: Alessa has never fancied herself a detective, but it was the talk of unexplained bouts of madness and strange behaviour that caught her interest - both professionally, in her pursuit to understand the human mind, and personally, to perhaps finally find out what happened to her father.
Life before current day: Though Alessa was born in Naples, she has no memories of the city. She was but a toddler when her parents uprooted their family and moved across the world to the United States in search for a better life. They were faced with many new opportunities, but also many new challenges, and in the end her father ended up partaking in some less-than-legal activities to help support their new lifestyle. Growing up, Alessa was unaware of such things, and her parents liked to keep it that way. Her father's work, both the legal and illegal ones, necessitated travel, and so he was away for long periods of time. Despite that, Alessa was always her father's girl, and loved nothing more than to see him come home with gifts, stories and hugs in tow.
From a very young age, Alessa was always interested in medicine, so becoming a nurse was her third dream, after becoming a princess and then a model. By the time she was a teenager, the first two were all but forgotten. But it wasn't until a few years ago in fact, that she became interested in mental health in particular. It started with her father's sudden disappearance. He was gone for the better part of a week, and once he was finally found, he was acting strange. He claimed he'd seen a monster - and worse yet, it could still see him. It was here, in fact, with him. In his mind. It was during this time that her father's connections to organized crime came to light to her.
No doctor could make sense of what was wrong with him, and the methods they used - though widely accepted - seemed inhumane to Alessa. She watched her father receive no help, and ended up tending to him herself, to the best of her ability. Sadly, it wasn't enough. His mental deterioration was followed by a physical one, and eventually, he withered away. Alessa was overcome by intense grief and regret for her powerlessness, and decided no other patient should ever suffer what he had. She started to study the human mind intensely, challenging many a common-held belief. So ambitious and so outspoken she was in her research, that she ended up angering some big names in the field, and that, combined with lack of funding and the barriers put in place by societal expectations, made applying for medical school impossible.
But she wasn't willing to give up. She wanted to learn more, of medicine, or mental health, and was rigorous in self-study. Eventually, she ended up involved in the world her father once dealt in; organized crime. Or rather, tending to the people involved in such a life, even when no one else would treat them. She didn't condone their actions, but they cared little if she didn't have a license, and needed help besides. She worked as a back-alley doctor for a few years, though not without incident. Most notably, she once had to defend herself from a patient's unruly loved one to the point of needing to fight. What exactly happened is unknown, as she disappeared after, and refuses to speak of the incident even now.
Your belief in/encounters with the supernatural: Though Alessa has not personally encountered anything supernatural, her father used to speak of such things on his sickbed. In fact, his mental troubles began ever since he supposedly saw something not of this world. Alessa knows the things a troubled mind can conjure, but having treated her father for a long time and researched the topic at length, she isn't entirely sure everything he said was mere lunacy...
"It is not just the body that can fall ill; the mind can, too, and should be treated likewise."
"There might be something bigger than us out there. Whatever the case, I do not worship it."
"I should let no one else tell me what I can or cannot be."
Significant people: Her mother. Though they often argue and haven't been in touch for a while, they only have each other now. One of these days, Alessa will call her. Meaningful location: Her father's grave; she visits when she's able. Treasured possessions: Postcards from Italy, sent by her father and her relatives there.
Character Quote: "An apple a day might keep the doctor away, but nothing deters a nurse. Now let me see that injury." Theme Song: tbd Anything Else: Alessa is left-handed, but has learnt to use her right one due to necessity.
@Vertigo She's accepted, so welcome aboard! Just be sure to use the Fighting Brawl skill also for her Unarmed attack (counts as similar), and to reduce Ideology/beliefs to just one sentence. Also specify where her father's grave is located, and you are free to post her in the Character Tab AND post in the IC.