The Secret Garden
James Agammemnon Tiberius Warrington-Smythe
“Magic? Don’t make me laugh. I’ve got debts and bills to pay, the family reputation to repair, a wild younger brother to reign in, and a house to stop from crumbling down my ears. There’s your magic, right there!
Now, about that investment opportunity I proposed…"
Eldest son and heir to the now-dilapidated Warrington-Smythe estate, James gave up a promising career in medicine to return home and drag the family up out of the dirt. He relies on connivance, trickery and scams to make his way in life, however, and it seems that the family star has fallen farther than anyone realises. Most of all, James is quite ignorant of the witchery in his blood, and believes his skills stem from more mundane sources.
James has a lot on his plate. He has the families name and estate crumbling around his ears, not helped by his flash younger borther charles, and the constant rumours of a supernatural heritage. He scoffs at both. What utter rot.
A consumate gentleman and upper class aristocrat “Lord” Warrington Smythe is struggling to make ends meet, and has turned his looks and charm and strange ability to “read” peoples intentions into grifting – conning people out of money to support his failing estate. How he does this he really doesn’t know, but a well honed socail skills, luck, grooming, education and charm must all play a part.
What he really doesn’t need is people trying to dredge up his families past and spoil the family reputation once more…
Essence: Questing (avatar wants to awaken his potential in magic)
Attributes: Str 2, Dex 3, Sta 2, Cha 3, Man 5 (erudite), App 2, Per 2, Int 3, Wit 3
Abilities: Academics 2, Alertness 3, Brawl 1, Dodge 2, Drive 1, Etiquette 2, Expression 2, Firearms 1, Intimidation 2, Leadership 1, Linguistics (French) 1, Medicine 2, Melee 1, Performance 2, Stealth 2, Streetwise 2, Subterfuge 1
Backgrounds: Arcane 2 (goes unoticed), Avatar 2, Contacts 1 (family member), Destiny 2 (the avater ahs something in store for him), Influence 1 (using his title seems to get him far)
Spheres: Correspondence 2, Entropy 2, Mind 3
Foci: Glasses (Correspondence), Deck of Cards (Entropy), Designer Suit (Mind)
Resonance: Entropic (social) 1
Merits: Ability Aptitude (Expression, Stealth)
Flaws: Circumspect Avatar, Sleepwalker, Sphere Inept (Prime)
Attack: Brawl 4/2B
Defense: Dodge 5, Soak 2B
Move: Walk: 7 yds, Jog: 15 yds, Run: 29 yds/14 yds