Post by CountClockwise on Jun 22, 2017 19:05:37 GMT
Sister Mildred "Millie" Parker
Athletics 1, Convince 4 (AOE: Talk Down), Craft 3 (AOE: Singing), Knowledge 3, Medicine 2, Science 1, Subterfuge 2, Technology 1, Transport 1
Single Minded (Major)
Voice of Authority
Code of Conduct (Major- Her faith and relationship with god are the cornerstones of her life)
Impaired Senses (Minor- Needs reading glasses)
Bible, Crucifix, First Aid Kit, Handbag (all manner of useful items can be found within it's depths)
TECH LEVEL: 5 (Millie is from the early 2000's)
STORY POINTS: 9
Personal Goal: Help those in need, by any means necessary
Personality: In many ways Millie is a stereotypical old lady. She likes knitting, tea rooms and most things that old ladies from Yorkshire like. A long time in service to god in the sisterhood has made her a kind and deeply empathetic person. Nothing brings her more joy then helping someone get back on their feet and succeed in life. She believes in Christ's teaching deeply and has no patience for those who use religion to spread hatred and misery. Contrary to her old lady persona, she suffers no fools and makes quick work in verbally destroying those who stand in her way. No one messes with Millie if they know what's good for them.
Background: As a child she grew up in extreme poverty within the English county of Yorkshire. Her family struggled to make ends meet and Millie did her best to make her parents happy but there was little someone of her age could do to make a difference. With a combination of financial necessity and a spiritual calling, she joined a convent at the young age of 17. In the 52 years since then, she's never looked back. From helping run soup kitchens, to rallying with LGBT and mental health activists, she's done everything she can to make god's earth a safer and happier place for all to live. She travels the country going where she's needed but is thinking of maybe settling down somewhere one day when her age finally catches up with her. When the Christmas of 2009 approaches, these plans may soon be about to change.
Authors notes: Even though I myself am not a Christian, there are some that have inspired me. During my stay at Cardiff University, the Anglican chaplaincy have helped me through a difficult time in my life and I look up to them despite not sharing their faith. This specific character is based off of two people, Sister Rita and my Nanna (who is sadly no longer with us). Sister Rita appeared on a television series where she helped the people of her deprived community to support when things were tough. My Nanna was a kind woman who suffered no fools, and had a stronger than average hatred for Margaret Thatcher.
In Sci-fi you rarely get religious people portrayed in a positive light and I wanted to make a character who would embody what Christ was trying to teach (and not the disgusting mockery that the far right likes to peddle). Let me know what you think and I'll be sure to tell you of her exploits when she finds herself travelling across time and space.