A bit of background
As I have mentioned in an earlier post on this blog, I always try to create different characters who each have different qualities. However I also try to make sure that there are overlaps - i.e. Investigation is not limited to a single character.
My Rippers has a different focus and I therefore have in mind that the character should not just be a monster hunter but have some kind of profession on the side. Besides giving the character more background and depth, it has the added benefit of given me a way to introduce a case in a way a bit different than just having the head of the group/lodge give them an assignment.
How the character was presented to my friend:
Sgt. Henry BaynesNorthamptonshire Police
Born: June 27th, 1859
Place of Birth: Marylebone, London
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 196 lbs
Young Henry Baynes was once one of the up-and-coming stars of the London Metropolitan Police's Murder Squad. Born in an upper class family of high ranking police officer it was a pretty given fact that the police would also be the career path for Henry. The first 5 years went according to plan and Baynes rose to the rank of Inspector.
One day though everything changed. Baynes was on what looked like a straightforward murder case. After some initial enquiries Baynes had cornered the murderer in an old warehouse in Limehouse. He was too late to save the daughter of a member of the House of Commons and when the murderer suddenly disappeared into mist Baynes was left with a corpse and no murderer. His family disgraced by - in their mind - incompetence, he was disowned, demoted to the rank of Sergeant and sent to the Northamtonshire Police.
Baynes was broken and took to the bottle, unable to ever forgive himself and haunted by the nightmarish gore of the dead girl. He never forgot the murderer and hope to someday find him and bring him to justice. The prospects of that are bleak though, as his drinking has left him with a bad reputation as a drunkard unable to do his job.
Baynes though still has the burning desire to do good and is just waiting for his chance.
Annual Wages: £110
Cash on hand: £2 5s
Agility d6, Smarts d6, Spirit d4, Strength d8, Vigor d8
Broken Spirit [major]
Habit [minor] (Gin)
Knowledge (London Police)
Knowledge (Law) d4