Jacob the Scribe
A Jewish Scholar and Clerk who views life in the covenant as preferable to persecution in the nearby towns.
Age: 31 Year Born: 1191 A.D. Height: 5’8" Weight: 145 lb’s Gender: Male
Warping Score: 0
Book Learner-When Studying from Books, treats their Quality as 3 Higher
Clear Thinker-+3 to Resist lies, confusion, befuddlement and subterfuge, whether mundane or magical
Educated(50 extra Xp to spend on Latin and Artes Liberales)
Outsider-Major(A Jew, and usually reasonably identifiable as such in his normal clothing)
Dodge- Init +0, Atk n/a, Def +2, Dam n/a
Fist- Init 0+, Atk +1, Def +2, Dam -1
Kick- Init -1, Atk +1, Def +1, Dam +2
Fatigue Levels: Ok, 0, -1, -3, -5, Unconscious
Wound Penalties:-1(1-5), -3(6-10), -5(11-15), Incapacitated(16-20), Dead(21)
English(Prose) 5, Folk Ken(Towns Folk) 2, Charm(Being Witty) 2, Guile(Fast Talk) 2, Awareness(Alertness) 1, Brawl(Dodging) 1, Carouse(Games of Chance) 1, Concentration(Reading) 2[6 xp], Etiquette(The Church) 1, Teaching(Hebrew) 2, Artes Liberales(Grammar) 4, Common Law(Local Laws) 2, Hebrew(Academic Usage) 5, Latin(Academic Usage) 5(16 xp), Magic Theory 1(1 xp), Medicine(Apothecary) 1, Philosophiae(Metaphysics) 3, Theology:Jewish(The Torah) 3[4 xp], Profession(Ink Maker) 2, Profession(Scribe) 3[11 xp],
The Robes of a Scholar, a ‘Jewish’ White Hat, a Satchel containing some chalk, supplies to make ink, A Collection of Parchment, Quills and Similar Scribes supplies.
Born the second son of a successful money-lender in London, Jacob was raised with the priesthood in mind, his father eager for more acclaim within the community. Sadly enough however, the persecutions of Jews, especially during the Baron’s rebellion, had disastrous effects on his family. His father was killed in that most recent out-break, and while his older Brother took over the family business, Jacob was eager to travel and find a better life.
He was soon disappointed however, as he would find not solace in the learning centre of Oxford, but more disdain and prejudice. His funds depleting, his only recourse became using the skills once honed to record the Torah to write letters or copy contracts for those willing to Hire a Jew. Eventually trapped in Exeter, his pride forbade him from asking for help from his older brother. Among the other Jews of the town he was able to find a place to live, and tried to eek out a living as a Scribe.
Now, he has found a place of learning that seems to accept him for who he is, and he, for his part, cares little about the magical leanings of the Magi, though he is wary of the weirdness that seems to permeate the place. Though more-so the stable of military men who seem it’s other principal occupants.