Bartholomew Teach

Player Name

LouCypher

Name

Bartholomew Teach

Concept

Scoundrel turned Survivor

Power

Fighting Dirty: For an Action Point, Bart can make a 0 damage melee roll in an attempt to stun his target with a DC set by the GM. Upon a successful stun attempt, the target will be stunned for every successful melee roll following, facing normal damage after the first roll.

Aspects

Scavenger: Bart, he has quite a serious case of kleptomania. Not for everything, no, but for things that he deems valuable, either monetarily or for his survival, and this has given him both a habit of taking these things by any means, but also for finding what he needs to in the first place.
Thin and Nimble: Bart's smaller frame has forced him to develop a method of going about things that doesn't require as much brute force as much as a fine amount of finesse. He can move quicker to dodge and swing at people, but he's also much more fragile if he does get hurt, be it being hit, falling or otherwise.
Big Talk, Big Mouth: Bart likes getting the last word on people. He's intentionally an ass sometimes just to get what he wants out of people, and when it comes to using his mouth for the good of something, he knows how to start it. The tough part is knowing when to stop, he's still getting a hang of the stopping part.

Skills

  • Bluff: 2 (Fair)
  • Strength: 2 (Fair)
  • Agility: 4 (Great)
  • Perception: 3 (Good)
  • Survival (Urban): 2 (Fair)
  • Subterfuge (Fieldcraft): 2 (Fair)
  • Ranged Weapons (Pistol): 1 (Average)
  • Melee Weapons (Blunt): 4 (Good)
  • Melee Weapons (Unarmed): 4 (Great)
  • Physical Defense: 2 (Fair)
  • Mental Defense: 2 (Fair)
  • Body: 7
  • Mind: 2
  • Action Points: 3
  • XP Held: 0
  • XP Used: 0

Talents

  • Language: (Bahamian English)

Possessions

Personal History

Bartholomew Teach was left at an orphanage in Nassau, Bahamas. He was raised there by an impoverished older couple for 13 years, along with 4 other children, growing up in a life of squalor and filth. He helped his family get by by stealing and pickpocketing from tourists who would come to see the island, spending the majority of what he took on food for his "siblings", and only ever spending the excess on himself once everyone was fed and content.

On Nassau, being of such a "fair" skin tone and of such a small frame, Bart was seen as a target for humiliation among children his age. This started off as petty squabbles between the children, but as they grew older and tempers grew hotter, fists started to fly fiercely at one another. Being the center off all of these beatings, Bart faced no choice but to learn to defend himself accordingly. He spent 4 years practicing with his older "brothers", teaching himself to stick where the bigger targets couldn't catch him and the faster targets couldn't hit him in the first place.

It wasn't until he was 19 that Bart started to face serious trouble around Nassau. Not being as small as he had been made it much harder to sneak away with people's wallets, and not being as innocent looking made it harder to convince anyone he wasn't up to no good. Facing these challenges, Bart stepped up his game, aiming for more profitable hits like houses and hotels among the richer tourists that lived on the island. This lifestyle proved most beneficial to him, learning to blend in with the fancy, wealthier crowds more easily and training his use of words to benefit him against them more proficiently and effectively, giving himself the facade of another successful one among them.

When the event occurred, he used what savings he had to get his family and himself away from the islands as quickly as possible. They took a boat to the sea, wading across the wave patiently, basing when they would return based upon the height of the smoke trails coming from their island home. They lived comfortable on their house boat actually, his foster mother, foster siblings and he, all on their house boat. It wasn't until a freak storm hit them a week before heading back to land that things went bad.

Waves started to rock the boat back and forth, each higher than the last, and the wind wasn't helping them much either. Eventually, after almost an hour in the storm, the boat finally tipped, casting bart and his family out into the sea. He woke up on a beach front after that. No sign of anyone or anything similar to what he knew before. No foot prints in the sand or wood in the sea. He stood up and started his search for his family, eventually finding out he had some how made his way all the way to New Zealand, and the time that had passed was far after when the boat had tipped over. Bart was stranded, confused and alone in this foreign place, but he swore to himself he wasn't going to die there. He was going to find out what happened and find his family so they could finally go back home. Together.

Miscellaneous

6'1 / 160lbs / Blonde Hair / Blue Eyes / Pale Skin / Short Hair / Slight Stubble

Bart appears to be in his mid-twenties, slender figure, eyes casually glancing around as if he were looking for something but didn't quite know what it was yet.

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