The Secret Garden
Attributes: Str 2, Dex 3, Sta 3, Cha 2, Man 2, App 2, Per 3, Int 4 (creative), Wit 3
Abilities: Awareness 1, Computer 4 (data retrieval), Cosmology 2, Cryptography 1, Dodge 2, Drive 2, Firearms 2, Intuition 2, Linguistics 2 (Arabic, English), Occult 1, Research 4 (physical sciences), Science 5 (quantum)
Backgrounds: Avatar 3, Dream 2, Library 4, Node 1, Resources 1
Spheres: Correspondence 3, Entropy 2, Forces 2, Life 2, Mind 2, Matter 3, Prime 3, Spirit 2, Time 2
Specialty Foci: unknown
Unique Foci: none
Flaws: Addiction (coffee, nicotene), Curiosity, Strangeness
Attack: Brawl 3/2B, 44 Magnum 5/6L
Defense: Dodge 5, Soak 3B
Move: Walk: 7 yds, Jog: 15 yds, Run: 29 yds/14 yds
Blue is the colour of your soul, and it has led you a winding path across the seas of time to these dark shores. You learned the meaning of your own death long ago, during your time in the Israeli army. A disastrous series of errors during manoeuvres left you alone and dying of thirst in the desert. You’ve never been sure what happened back then, and it has always been easy to rationalise after the fact, but suffice to say that you found water where there should have been none. In that moment, a world of possibilities began to open before you.
Leaving the army and finishing your Bachelor’s degree, you came to Manchester to study at UMIST under the brilliant but erratic Ehud Mizrachi. A demanding teacher, Mizrachi opened your eyes to a world of science beyond your wildest dreams, where cutting edge particle physics blended seamlessly with Aristotelian discourses on the nature of matter.
And then Mizrachi perished in a devastating explosion that levelled his labs. You realised that the explosion must have been planned by your mentor and were immediately suspicious of its veracity. After all, had he not explicitly instructed you to remove the oldest texts from his library, texts which soon filled your mind with their lucid fire?
You never had the opportunity to answer these questions, however, as the pressures of mundane life slowly took their toll. You found work as a Junior Departmental Technician in Manchester City Council’s Department of Works, working on experimental road surfaces. When your first field work came around you had all but forgotten the mysteries of your time with Mizrachi. The job as foreman and overseer of site safety during the demolition of Saint Aidan’s Church, Heyhead) was only the first of many steps on a road that would lead you back to the true blue hue that you have come to know as your drifting spirit itself.