David Bruce


  • Player: Landalot (David_Bruce in the chatroom)
  • Nature: Cynical
  • Demeanor: Sober and Thoughtful
  • Concept: Posh mid twenties English university student.
  • Faction: House Native
  • Age: 25
  • Sex: Male
  • Willpower: 4
  • Physical Health: 7
  • Mental Health: 7


Physical Secondary Mental Primary Social Tertiary
Strength 3 Perception 3 Charisma 1
Dexterity 4 Intelligence 4+1 Manipulation 3
Stamina 1 Wits 3 Appearance 2


Talents Tertiary Skills Primary Knowledges Secondary
Alertness 3 Animal Ken Computer
Athletics 2 Crafts Enigma
Brawl Technology 2 Investigation
Dodge Etiquette 4 Law
Empathy Firearms Linguistics 1
Expression Melee 41 Medicine
Intimidation Performance Occult 2
Leadership Repair 1 Politics
Streetwise Stealth 2 SCPs
Subterfuge Survival Science 4 (Physics)


Acute Sense: 1 point.
David is Photophobic (this is not a fear of light or photographs but light sensitive.) He is at -2 difficulty to rolls invoking that involve seeing in the dark. David is also more susceptible to blinding from bright flashes.

Common Sense: 1 Point.
David thinks perhaps too highly of himself and regards everyone an idiot till proven otherwise. He takes all instructions with more than a pinch of salt and runs them past himself to find every possible fault in them. The DM can step in and make mention that something is a horrible idea. Things it should work for following instructions given by others before hand.

Concentration: 1 Point.
David gives little care towards others and such is really good at shutting out distractions. He may ignore any penalties for distractions.


Crude: 1 Point.
David openly tries to prove that everyone around him is a fool and can be downright rude to those he deems unworthy and new arrivals. He is at a +1 difficulty when dealing with any situation that requires tact or social grace.

Overconfident: 2 Points.
David believes himself to be awesome awesome, and hell is he convinced he is. The DM can add up to three to the difficulty of two rolls a session, as David comes the the sudden realization he is not God, not even in his dreams.

Weak-willed: 3 Points.
David doesn't like to be the center of attention and doesn't care what others think of him. In fact if someone wants to believe the world is flat who is David to tell them their wrong rather than snicker behind their back? David is at +2 difficulty to all willpower challenges, and cannot have a willpower greater then 6.


Illusions: 8 points
Restrictions: None
Willpower Cost: 1, if it affects a scene, 0 if just used for light rp.
Description: Since he can remember optical illusions were Davids specialty however upon entering Tamlin he discovered the greater potential of his prowess. David can create realistic illusions, that fool all sense but touch.

Fictional Structures: 8 points
Prerequisites: Illusions
Restrictions: None
Willpower Cost: DM decision.
Description:With an increased effort of will, David can make one of his more basic illusions (one with out too many moving parts a colt gun would be the most complex he can manage) solid for a scene. The more complicated an illusion, the more will it costs. A sword might cost one will, a gun two, and a firebreathing dragon would be at least seven.


David has black hair that's fairly long hair with a slight wave that's been swept to the back. His eyes are chestnut and when David is placed with technology you might notice a slight shine coming to them as his excitement to learn builds. David has pale skin, not quite white but still very pale. His facial hair includes a goatee as well as side burns which some might consider a little too long. David is 6'4" with a slim physique however his upper body is surprisingly muscular.

David can generally be seen wearing either a white, blue (with or without thin black stripes) or an orange shirt with thin black stripes along side black trousers, black waist coat with a gold chain running off one of the buttons attached to a golden windup pocket watch and well shined black Oxfords (shoes). When moving about the house he generally wears a black long coat a black fedora combined with his tall slim physique and his inherent illusion ability can make him look very shady and devil like. When around the bar he may wear his long coat if its cold or if he's not feeling his best otherwise he will simply stroll around in his casual dress with the top buttons of his shirt open to relieve a slightly hairy chest. He will however, when wearing his long coat have the collar turned up so at the back and sides only the area of face at his eye line is visible.


David was born on the 15th of August 1987 and attended schooling in Nottinghamshire in the United Kingdom during his primary years. His higher schooling occurred in Lestiershire before he was offered a place studding Physics at Cambridge university. During his teenage years David became an avid war-game player and enjoyed challenging himself with tactical tasks in order to outsmart his opponents after putting himself at a disadvantage. At the age of 14 he joined a Royal Air Force cadet squadron positioned at his secondary school. Over the five years he spent with them he worked his way up to the Non-Commissioned-Officer (NCO) rank Flight Sergeant leaving him with a wide array of leadership skills in an environment where people had to listen to his orders however out side of that environment, due to his lack of social skills, he found it hard to put these skills to the test.

In order to earn money to fund his stay at Cambridge David began working at the age of 13 offering his services as a magician and children's entertainer. The 8 years spent as a low class entertainer was no where near enough for David to live on let alone going to Cambridge university, however he did learn how to use the illusions he always able to create. His entrance to Tamlin House came on the final day of his stay in Cambridge university. Normally he would not have strayed into the literature sector of the university however he needed to pick his girlfriend up to go to the weekly fencing club he was helping out part time in and a wrong turn led him into a chamber with a small row boat with no ores and an enormous bronze structure. The only words that came to David's mind at this moment was "So… this is what we do in archeology…"

Upon his entrance to the House David found that his ability over illusions has increased hugely. His discovered his favorite illusion was his ability to make thing seem to fall appat, for example if your annoying him and pointing at him he'd make it seem like your hand is turning to sand and falling to the floor. David quickly discovered this and learned that his powers now extend to making one of his illusions real for a short time however at the moment it is extremely strenuous for him to make an illusionary biscuit real let alone a decaying arm.

On his fith day in Tamlin House David was shot dead by Sean York and his body looted. The next day he managed to retrieve his rapier from Wallace Hartley.


Stainless steel rapier.
Black leather rapier box, (2'6" containing polish and a basic sharpening tool.)
A brief case containing documents on Nano and Astro physics.
A small bag with a change of cloaths, soap, tooth brush and paste aswell as a comb.
A golden pocket watch on a length of chain that fastens to his waistcoat.
(In possession of Sean York.)
A pack of magic themed playing cards.

Total Freebie Points: 21 + 6 Hooks = 27

How I Spent My Freebie Points:

Fictional Structures 8 (8)
Illusions 8 (16)
Acute Sense sight 1 (17)
Common Sense 1 (18)
Concentration 1 (19)
Specialty (Rapiers [Swords used in fencing]) 1 (20)
+1 to intelligence 7 (27)

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