John Wide-Fingers

A Rafter, Merchant and 'Teamster' with a Temper and Strength to Back it.



Intelligence +0
Perception +1
Strength +5
Stamina +1
Presence +0
Communication +0
Dexterity +0
Quickness -1

Age: 34 Year Born: 1189 A.D. Height: 6’ Weight: 206 lb’s Gender: Male
Decrepitude: 0
Warping Score: 0
Confidence: 0


Merchant(Social Status, Free)
Great Strengthx2
Puissant Bargain(+2 to Ability Checks)


Uncontrollable Strength(Must make a Stress roll of 6 to avoid breaking delicate things. All Strength rolls have an extra botch die.)
Oversensitive(To Disrespect to himself or to those of ‘noble’ standing, especially Ladies.)

Personality Traits

Loyal -1, Wrathful +3, Dour +2


Dodge- Init -1 Atk n/a, Def +2, Dam n/a
Fist- Init -1, Atk +3, Def +2. Dam +5
Kick- Init -2, Atk +3, Def +1, Dam +8
Soak: +1
Fatigue Levels: Ok, 0, -1, -3, -5, Unconscious
Wound Penalties:-1(1-5), -3(6-10), -5(11-15), Incapacitated(16-20), Dead(21)


Devonshire Lore(History) 2, Somerset Lore(History) 2, Folk Ken(Peasants) 3, English(Merchants Vocabulary) 5, Norman French(Merchants Vocabulary) 3, Survival(Coasts) 2, Animal Handling(Pack Horses) 2, Dorset Lore(History) 2, Hampshire Lore(History) 2, Awareness(Keeping Watch) 2, Bargain(Building Materials) 5, Brawl(Knives) 3, Carouse(Power Drinking) 3(8 xp), Etiquette(Peasants) 2, Guile(Getting out of Trouble) 3, Profession(Sailor) 5(13 xp), Swim(Long Distances) 3(6 xp)


He typically wears pants and a jerkin of grey linen with an easily detached cloak of black wool clasped by a torc in the Welsh style. On his boat he sometimes sports an oar or some other such improvised weapon, but in general he goes unarmed, as his hands have always proven enough.


John Wide-Fingers gets his name from his thick hands, and from what he can do with those hands if he gets them around somebodies neck. The tales go that the merchant, trader and sailor once hoisted a knight in full armour off his feet and choked him into unconsciousness.

It’s not a hard story to believe to those who have been around him long enough. He hauls full bails of cotton or hay like they were feathers. He has an angry streak a mile long and vents it especially on those who are disrespectful to him or those he views as being of higher station.

He views himself as somewhat clumsy, and indeed he has a hard time measuring his strength. He thus becomes very nervous around children and people who are especially slender or delicate looking, as well as fragile objects that he might break.

He is comfortable with leaving the business end of their endeavours to his wife, even though they have a young william and Content Not Found: saewine. He is both fiercly proud of his sons, and some-what terrified by his position as a father.

John Wide-Fingers

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