Freelance Bell Diver and Scuba Diver
Prudence Beauregard is a woman in her early thirties; she is 5’ 7”. Her hair is short, strawberry blond, and in a pixie cut. Her face is relatively oblong, with a long and somewhat crooked nose dividing her small brown eyes. She has naturally high eyebrows and an average forehead. Her ears are somewhat large and obtruding, and she often has her hearing aids in them. She rarely wears much makeup, except for the most formal of events, and she never does anything with her hair. Typically, she wears denim and flannels with the occasional fisherman’s sweater, that is when she is not in her scuba suit ready for diving.
Prudence Beauregard was born to Alden and Priscilla Beauregard in 1990 in Annapolis, Maryland. Her parents were of upper middle-class status and had well paying jobs within the city. She was the second of 3 children; her older sister being named Amelia and her younger brother being named Charlie. She lived near the edge of the city, although the coast was never too far away. Of course, she did not get to share in the same luxuries her siblings did when it came to the atmosphere of living in a coastal city. Although she could smell the salt on the air, feel the wind on her face, and see the shore crashing against the sand, she has never gotten to hear the ocean as well as one would hope.
Prudence was born deaf, the only one of her family with any disability. Growing up was certainly challenging in some ways, having to read lips and learn sign language in a special school, but she was content with life. She did get hearing aids at the age of 10, but they were not exactly perfect. They allowed her to begin to understand the magical sounds around her, but they were still faint, garbled, and unrecognizable without context. Regardless, she was happy with the gift of sound, which helped her navigate the world around her.
Often, she would forsake her hearing aids as a teenager, as she began to explore her love for nature. There were times on family trips to her grandmother’s home in the Adirondacks where she kept them in to try and hear what she was told was the sound of birds. But when she went on hunting trips with her father, she left the hearing aids in the cabin. She always felt comfortable with a rifle, after all, not having to deal with ringing ears or bulky headphones helped her focus, and there was something exciting about the shudder and vibration of the gun as it fired. She felt a similar joy back in Annapolis when she first began diving, feeling free from the burdens of society of sounds when under the water and free from a world of sounds. In this world she was an equal and felt every movement and every shudder around her from marine life via the currents in the water.
Her experiences in scuba diving and bell diving would lead her to become a certified diver in Miami Florida, working as an instructor as she also took classes at Miami Dade College. With her associates degree and some business experience she eventually went freelance and has since traveled around America and abroad working for everything from tourist attractions to recording for marine biology studies to diving for salvage. This of course has led to her recent involvement on the Charles Henshaw, where she has been offering her services so long as the work is interesting.
Prudence is a bold and kind woman, if not foolhardy at times. When she sees a problem her first response is to solve it without any regard for herself or to check with others. This, of course, has led some more authoritative figures to dislike her, but her good intentions often make up for this oversight. When talking to her she is a very considerate person, taking her time to listen and respond in her odd personal accent, full of odd sounds said with gusto. Overall, she is self-assured, but she has a heart made for action.
-Scuba Diving: +4
-Undersee Life Identification: +2
-Knife Fighting: +1
-Shotgun Shooting: +2
-Rifle Shooting: +1
-Situational Awareness: +2
-Sign Language: +1