Lydia Downey

Occultist mystic who works at Emory's Carlos Museum in "Antiquities"

Description:

NAME: Lydia Downey
CONCEPT: Librarian
PROFESSION: Occultist
VIRTUE: Prudence
VICE: Envy
AGE: 27
HT: -
WT: -
EYES: -
HAIR: -
SKIN: -

ATTRIBUTES
INTELLIGENCE 2
MANIPULATION 2
RESOLVE 5
STRENGTH 1
DEXTERITY 2
STAMINA 3
PRESENCE 2
WITS 3
COMPOSURE 3

SKILLS
ACADEMICS <research> 3
COMPUTER 1
CRAFTS
INVESTIGATION <relics> 3
MEDICINE
OCCULT <mystical> 4

DRIVE 1
ATHLETICS 2
STEALTH 1

EMPATHY 2
SUBTERFUGE <misdirecton> 3
SOCIALIZE 2

MERITS
PROFESSION <occultist> 4
TELEKINESIS 5
CASTIGATION 1
RELICS 4
LIBRARY 1
RESOURCES 1
STATUS <unknown> 1
STATUS <unknown> 1
MENTOR 1
EIDETIC MEMORY 2

DEFENSE 2
INITIATIVE 5
HEALTH 8
MORALITY 6
SPEED 8
WILLPOWER 8

CHARACTER CREATION EXPERIENCE POINT EXPENDITURE

Wits (2) = 25
Profession-Occultist (4) = 20
Intelligence (1) = 10
Relic (2) = 6
Resources (1) = 2
Castigation (1) = 6
Library (1) = 2
Status = 4
Mentor (1) = 2
Eidetic Memory (2) = 6

2 exp unspent

TOTAL: 85 exp (35 exp bonus, 10 exp morality, 40 exp “power stat” bump for mortal)

Bio:

When Lydia Downey was growing up in Dalton, GA, she knew that it would be her brain that was her ticket out of the small town dominated by carpet companies. Her father worked in one of the carpet factories, as had his father before him. It was a miracle that he was able to meet and win Lydia’s mother, an educated woman from England, who happened to be in town visiting some distant relations. He was a handsome man, in a blue collar kind of way, and you could tell by the way he looked at Margot Cottington-Downey that he thanked some higher power every day for bringing her into his life.

The love was there, but money was definitely tight. Margot got work as a teacher in the Dalton public school system. Her love of history is what set Lydia on her path and instilled in her the same passion for all things old and exotic. Margot would tell her stories as a child about wondrous treasures buried in long lost civilizations. The mysteries of the pyramids and the tombs of the pharoahs, of cities like Pompeii that would disappear in a layer of ash and lava or be consumed by sand storms.

Lydia’s grades put her at the top of her class, though she lacked for close friends – preferring her confidants to be those she read about who had been dead for centuries of more. Her hard work paid off and she received a scholarship to Emory University in Atlanta, GA. She was thrilled for the chance to get out of Dalton and really start living. She excelled in her history and antiquities courses and started volunteering at the Carlos Museum. She was also able to get a grant to join some archeologists on a dig in Egypt one summer, which increased her credibility and was the basis of her thesis on the Ancient Egyptians and the Occult.

When checking in a shipment of items for the new Egyptian collection in the museum, her hand brushed across an ancient amulet and a shiver ran through her body. Thinking nothing of it, she continued on with her inventory. The next day her body was humming with energy and she found herself spending hours in the museum, staring at the artifacts, as new memories washed over her and filled her conscious. She had awakened powers inside that she did not understand and while enjoying some coffee at the Dancing Goats shop in Decatur, was approached by an older gentleman who said he had some answers for her. It was then that she was introduced to the her mentor and her new calling. Their libraries were vast and the world, without end of knowledge and learning. She felt at home for the first time in her life.

Lydia Downey

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