Ministry Personnel File: Doctor Zephaniah E Pleasant

A Sin­is­ter Sur­geon.

Description

A tall, sat­ur­nine gen­tle­man in a dark suit, bear­ing an impa­tient expres­sion.

Biography

Born into a small rur­al com­mu­ni­ty in south­ern Mass­a­chu­setts, Zepha­ni­ah Pleas­ant was always a strange child, with a pas­sion for dis­sect­ing dead ani­mals: although whether this was in pur­suit of knowl­edge or plea­sure is unclear. His moth­er was exe­cut­ed in mys­te­ri­ous cir­cum­stances when he was six and his father, a promi­nent lawyer, moved the fam­i­ly to Lon­don, cut­ting the boy off from his odd hob­by.

Lat­er, read­ing Med­i­cine at Oxford Uni­ver­si­ty, Zepheni­ah rekin­dled his pas­sion for the macabre. Dis­cov­er­ing the cir­cum­stances behind his moth­er’s death, he devel­oped an inter­est in the occult. Find­ing that his moth­er had been a prac­ti­tion­er of an art con­cern­ing the invo­ca­tion of bib­li­cal Demons, Zepheni­ah’s curios­i­ty drove him to delve deep­er and deep­er into her beliefs.

Fin­ish­ing his med­ical degree, Zepha­ni­ah quick­ly became one of the most tal­ent­ed young doc­tors in Eng­land. Giv­en access to his own oper­at­ing the­atre, which he referred to as his “the­atre of oper­a­tions”, his occult research began to mix with his med­ical prac­tice. This turned out to be a poor choice: caught per­form­ing an invo­ca­tion, using a live patient as a sac­ri­fice, he was struck off. At this point, the Min­istry, attract­ed by his med­ical pro­fi­cien­cy and occult knowl­edge, offered him a chance at redemp­tion. This enabled him to con­tin­ue his bizarre exper­i­men­ta­tions; except that, this time, it was being sanc­tioned and mon­i­tored by the Gov­ern­ment (which rather took the fun out of it all).

Zepha­ni­ah’s mag­ic is based on the invo­ca­tion of named dev­ils, which then per­form tasks for him. He is cur­rent­ly able to reli­ably con­tact 3 demons: Tephros, the Ash­mak­er, Naberius, the Lord of Cun­ning, and Mal­phas, the Tow­er Builder.

Cre­at­ed by Ben.

Savage Worlds Statistics

Rank: Novice

Traits

Attrib­ut­esDerivedSkills
Agili­tyd6Charis­ma+2Fight­ingd6
Smartsd10Pace6Gutsd8
Spir­itd8Par­ry5Heal­ingd8
Strengthd4Tough­ness4Knowl­edge (Biol­o­gy)d8
Vigourd4San­i­ty6Occultd8
Sta­tus5Per­sua­siond8

Edges

  • Charis­mat­ic
  • Arcane Back­ground (Mag­ic – pow­ers: Boost/Lower Attribute, Deflec­tion, Stun)

Hindrances

  • Ane­mic
  • Stub­born

Equipment

  • Med­ical bag