Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Rippers: Langdale Pike

Langdale Pike 

Born: October 5th, 1858
Place of birth: Whitechapel, London
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 143 lbs

Langdale Pike's childhood was not a happy one, his mother died in childbirth and his father James Pike, a merchant sailor, could not deal with the fact of raising a child on his own, so he went to sea. Langdale was left with his aunt Agnes, who unable to have children on her own, raised him as her own.

When he was 12 the boy came to the attention of newspaper editor Andrew Mortimer, who offered the boy a job. The job was to get him the news his reporters could not get, by eavesdropping on conversations - cause who would pay any attention to a small kid. Langdale became a huge success and Mr. Mortimer's newspaper The Daily Star, was able to break many stories before the other papers.

When he grew older, Langdale was given a full time job as a journalist and continued his success. His natural curoiusness, persuasive powers and knowledge of London made him a top reporter.

Recently however Langdale has come across the biggest story ever, and he can tell no one about it. Langdale found out that a group of men are combating the evils of the night. But instead of breaking the story to the world, Langdale found himself admiring the people and wanting to help.

On his first mission Langdale found out that dealing with the horrors of the night would have a personal cost. Some creature that he was hunting, tricked him and he suddenly came face to face with it. Langdale felt the creature looked into his soul and touched him with his evil.

Despite the experience Langdale has vowed to continue the fight.


Pace: 6

Parry: 4
Toughness: 5
Charisma: 0
Sanity: 4
Status: 5

Annual Wages:  £170 
Cash on hand: £3

Agility d8, Smarts d8, Spirit d6, Strength d4, Vigor d6

Connections (London Underworld)

Curious [major]
Habit [minor] (Opium use)
Touched [minor]

Defining Interests
Knowledge (London)

Climbing d4
Fighting d4
Guts d4
Investigation d8
Lockpicking d4
Notice d6
Persuasion d8
Shooting d4
Stealth d6
Streetwise d8
Taunt d4

.25 Derringer

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