Southern Steam Railway
Railway Worker, Shaolin Priest
Knowledge: 2d6 +2 to all Knowledge aptitude and skill rolls
-Home County: 2
-Traditional Chinese: 2
-Martial Arts: 5
Smarts: 2d6 +2 to all Smarts aptitude and skill rolls
Hand to Hand Weapons
|Fist||–||1||Str (+ 1d6 if Lethal)|
|Butterfly Knife||1||1||Str + 1d6|
|Three Section Staff||2||1||Str + 2d6|
Edges & Hindrances
Arcane Background: Blessed
Martial Arts Training
Arcade Background: Enlightened
Hardy (Ignore 2 wound levels)
Humility (Immune to test of wills)
Lion Hearted (+2 to Guts checks, -5 to results on Scairt’ table)
Spiritual Giant (+1 Size)
Pious (-2 to fear level near me)
Wisdom (+2 to Smarts and Knowledge aptitude and skill rolls)
Get Up (Fightin’:Martial Arts TN 5 to stand as free action)
Lock (opposed F:MA vs Opponents Fightin’ to get a lock. Contested F:MA roll vs. their vigor. They take difference as a penalty to all their rolls)
Spin Kick (-2 to hit, +1d4 damage)
Sweep (+4 to hit, no damage, opponent knocked prone)
Throwin’ People (attack or def, F:MA vs F, if I win thrown within 6 ft of me, vigor 3 or stunned, add +2 to check or each raise I got)
Fury Fans the Flames
The Slithering Eel
Blood of Gold
Charlie (Chia-Hui) was orphaned at an early age. He was taken in and raised at a small Shaolin temple in China. Ten years ago, Chia-Hui’s master Jen-Cheh chose to travel to America to see to the spiritual needs of Chinese immigrants working in California. Chia-Hui, 15, chose to leave with his master.
Chia-Hui continued to train with his master, as well as learning traditional Chinese medicine, and doing what he could to help the impoverished of Shan Fan.
Whether it was helping an indentured rail worker pay off staggering debts, one too many sermons against the vice and corruption of Kang’s practices, or some other unknown reason, Jen-Cheh came to the attention of enforcers for the Iron Dragon railroad. Five years ago a pair of gunmen were hired to gun the unsuspecting Jen-Cheh down in the street. The attack came as a surprise, and Jen-Cheh was fatally wounded. In an uncharacteristic fit of rage, Chia-Hui tracked down and killed both gunmen.
Ashamed of what he’d done. Chia-Hui left Shan Fan and headed farther east. He’s worked for various railroads, doing everything from cooking, working to lay track, or providing medical services. He now goes by Charlie and has grown out his hair. While he will council people on spiritual matters if the opportunity arises, he rarely preaches or attempts to gain converts. He’s kept his priest robes and prayer beads, but nevers wears the robes and only uses the beads during personal medition.
Charlie only keeps enough cash to purchase food, medical supplies, and pay for rooming if necessary, and enough for a train ticket somewhere else if he feels it’s time to move on. He gives his excess earnings to the poor or any charity he can find.