El Baile Obscuro
Dr. Jacob Stevenson
Medical Prodigy turned Advocate
Name: Dr. Jacob Stevenson
Quote: “Listen, I’ll get to you when I can. I’m dealing with enough patients here as it is.”
Mental Attributes: Intelligence 4, Wits 2, Resolve 2
Physical Attributes: Strength 1, Dexterity 4, Stamina 2
Social Attributes: Presence 1, Manipulation 1, Composure 4
Mental Skills: Academics 3, Medicine 4 (Emergency Procedures), Occult 1, Science 3 (Biology),
Physical Skills: Drive 1, Firearms 3 (World-war era firearms), Larceny 1, Weaponry 2
Social Skills: Intimidation 1, Persuasion 1, Socialize 1, Subterfuge 1
Merits: Resources 4, Fame 1, Status (Medical) 2
Keys: Industrial, Stigmata
Manifestations: The Caul 2, The Marionette 1
Ceremonies: Pass On 1, Mending The Mortal Coil 4
Rising star in the medical world. Died due to lethal side effects of drug interactions. Was dead less than a minute. Made the Bargain in-hospital, surrounded by doctors – each of whom now claims the credit for his “miraculous recovery”.
Geist: The Corporal. Corporal Matthew Jameson. Grew up on a farm in rural Saskatchewan. Shipped off to Europe in 1914, age 16, to serve as a field-medic/surgeon, leaving behind parents, several younger siblings, and high-school sweetheart. Died in the trenches in 1917, age 19 – was performing lifesaving surgery on a compatriot without anaesthetic – the patient was so blinded by pain that he shot the first thing he saw: the man trying to save his life. They both bled out in the trench, dying covered in mud and shit amid machinegun fire and the blasting of artillery shells. Resisted becoming a Geist and losing his humanity for as long as possible – has only replaced one anchor. Offered the Bargain to Dr. Stevenson as they were both healers who experienced accidental death at the hands of a colleague.
Appears as a handsome young soldier in military fatigues, though has a bloody gunshot wound to the stomach, and is soaked in mud and shit up to the shins.
Keystone: A Rod of Asclepius with a bullet hole through the staff. The snake is animate, and usually covers the hole with its own body.