Name: Penelope
Concept: The cutest gravedigger you’ve ever seen.
Faction: House Native
Physical Health: 7
Mental Health: 7

Undertaking: 3 (lifting heavy things, digging holes, hitting things on the head, familiarity with burial practices, not being creeped out)

Nightwatch: 3 (awareness in the dark, detecting sneaking things, familiarity with nocturnal animals, ability to work effectively when tired)

Sweetheart (In a Jar): 3 (friendliness, dissecting, embalming, anatomical knowledge)

Need to Take Care of the Living, Too: 2 (cooking, sewing, patching up wounds, organization)

* Shovel — +1 to Undertaking

* Lantern — +1 to Nightwatch

Perks (Perks are earned)


* Crepuscular: Penelope prefers the evening and early morning. She may garner -1 to rolls when in an extra bright or lively area.


Penelope grew up in a world where horror movie monsters exist. The oldest child of a small country town’s sexton, she grew up the foe – and sometimes friend – of ghouls and goblins interested in graverobbing. Now, she’s taken over her father’s work, becoming the old graveyard’s first female protector.

The house she called home stood in the back corner of an old, nameless cemetery; said cemetery was older than the rest of the town around it, and huge. Her family had been the watchers and keepers of the yard since the town was founded, and always paid respect to those buried in the far corners of the grounds.

While hunting down a particularly troublesome ghoul who stole the head of a new arrival, Penelope was led down through a hole in the ground that opened to a hidden, once-sealed crypt. The ghoul had escaped, but her curiosity drew her to explore further.

She came across a strange, bronze sarcophagus in the depths of the crypt. Prying it open with her shovel, she looked inside, and was awed by the strange room behind the casket.

Taking its chance, the ghoul pushed the distracted Penelope into the sarcophagus and slammed the lid shut, trapping her in the Tamlin House.

What does your character fear? Penelope truly has a fear of being buried alive. That’s not a thing for the living.

What are your character's goals? Penelope’s central goal is to get back home, to return to her family and return to her duties.

If your character could be an animal, which one would it be? She would be a cat. If not a cat, she would be a crow.

What is your character's dearest wish?

Why is your character here? Penelope is here because she was poking around somewhere that she shouldn’t have gone. She ignored common sense.

If your character had a tattoo, or another one, what would it be? A skull, above her navel.

If your character could have any superpower, what would it be? The ability to leap tall buildings in a single bound.

What is your character's greatest weakness? Penelope tends to neglect herself, forgetting to eat or sleep for extended periods of time.

What is your character's greatest strength? Her patience.


This character was inspired by a lyric from the Alkaline Trio song, "Fuck You Aurora", the lyric being

You have to be the cutest gravedigger I've ever seen.

While Fuck You Aurora inspired her idea, it doesn't quite fit her character.

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