Ministry Personnel File: Miss April Sharpe

A Self-taught Inventor.


A young woman of the low­er class­es, car­ry­ing a heav­i­ly-laden doc­tor’s bag.


April Sharpe grew up in the East End, not far from the docks of Wap­ping, daugh­ter to a reclu­sive wid­ow­er. Aloy­sius Sharpe was a gun­smith, but his clien­tele were nei­ther Army nor aris­to­crat­ic. Instead, he pro­vid­ed weapons for the under­world: gang­sters, smug­glers and rev­o­lu­tion­ar­ies. Despite his low­ly sta­tus, his pro­fes­sion pro­vid­ed him with enough income to get his daugh­ter a tech­ni­cal edu­ca­tion and allow her to attend some of the reg­u­lar demon­stra­tions of new sci­ences and tech­nolo­gies held in the city. With lit­tle inter­est in the chil­dren in the streets out­side, April learned her father’s skills and applied them to some of the new ideas she had seen.

The young Miss Sharpe was 18 when her father became a casu­al­ty of the grow­ing gang wars of the Dock­lands, killed by a for­mer cus­tomer who dis­cov­ered that he was sell­ing to all sides. After attend­ing to his funer­al, April retired to his base­ment work­shop for over a week. When she emerged, car­ry­ing a large Glad­stone bag, she head­ed straight for the Lime­house head­quar­ters of her father’s mur­der­er. The Min­istry were called to the scene an hour lat­er, after reports of mass spon­ta­neous com­bus­tion. While April was a mas­ter of tech­nol­o­gy, her skills in evad­ing detec­tion were slight, and they had no dif­fi­cul­ty track­ing her down. She was some­what sur­prised when they offered her to com­plete her edu­ca­tion and pro­vide an out­let for her skills; she agreed to join the Quar­ter­mas­ter’s Department.

Cre­at­ed by Lisa.

Savage Worlds Statistics

Rank: Novice


Sta­tus0Weird Sci­enced10


  • Arcane Back­ground (Weird Sci­ence – pow­er: Bolt)
  • New Pow­er (pow­er: Detect/Conceal Arcana)
  • New Pow­er (pow­er: Mind Reading)


  • Code of Honour
  • Pover­ty


  • The ‘Ectoray Org­ona­tor’ (a large, some­what frag­ile gun­like con­struc­tion, fir­ing a charged spray of cor­ro­sive liquid)
  • ‘Sharpe’s Dec­tec­torona­tron’ (a hand-held, dome-shaped device, fash­ioned of glass, in which a grey mist swirls)
  • ‘Sharpe’s Neu­ro­fuzzy­con­troller’ (a hand-held wand-like device, topped by four pincers)
  • Gal­van­ic torch
  • Mod­i­fied der­ringer pistol
  • Toolk­it in a large doc­tor’s bag