Character Spotlight : Leroy “Tatters” Brown

Born in East Grand Forks, Minnesota, the son of East Prussian immigrants Johann “John” and Matilda Brown, Leroy was raised on his family’s farm with five siblings. Leroy Brown felt odd from a young age as he claimed to hear a strange voice beckoning him to commit acts of violence He called this voice “Captain Howdy”: by the age of five or six he fully embraced the darkness that has latched onto him and he would go missing for hours at a time – during this time he would claim to have been in the presence of another world. He became distant from his family and he was considered a liar and thief and was sent to live with his Uncle Pastor Jeremiah Brown in Arkham, ma. In 1899 Brown was in Juvenile Court on a charge of assaulting his elderly uncle during a prayer session and was sentenced to 6 months in a juvenile center; in 1903 Brown returned to Minnesota and within months was in County Jail for killing a neighbors prized hog in a manner which the sheriff described as sacrificial; in 1903, at the age of 11, he  broke into a neighbor’s home and set fire to the home – the resulting fire claimed the life of his neighbor and her children – scared he planted evidence pointing the blame to his younger brother to take the fall for the crime. His brother was arrested and charged with multiple counts of arson and murder for which he was found guilty and sentenced to death. Soon after the execution of his brother, at the urging of “Captain Howdy” he murdered his parents and siblings leaving them arranged in a pattern naked. Fearing capture, he ran away and took to riding the rails following the whispered voice of “Captain Howdy”.

LEROY “TATTERS” BROWN, Age 35, Drifter
STR 42     CON 60     SIZ 65     DEX 53     APP 42
INT 65     POW 50     EDU 40     SAN 50     HP 12
Damage Bonus: +0
Build: 0
Magic Points: 10
Move: 7
Fighting (Knife, Large) 40% (20/8), damage 1D8+0
Fighting (Brawl) 40% (20/8), damage 1D3+0
Dodge 40% (20/8)
Armor: 1-point heavy leather jacket
Spells: Enchant Knife
Skills: Climb 43%, Credit Rating 5%, Drive Auto 40%, Fast Talk 38%, Jump 40%, Listen 40%, Navigate 40%, Spot Hidden 37%, Stealth 54%, Survival: urban 45%, Track 30%