William "Billy" Buttery

Burdened inquisitor in training

Description:
Bio:

Billy was born in Fallend to parents he barely remembers. Something happened when he was only 3 years old that killed both his parents and forced him to live on the tough streets of the mining city. He was practically feral. Incredibly isolated, living alone in Fallend. Eventually he found comrades and people that were generous to him. He learned to accept the help and support of others. Once the Riffraff Gentlemen formed his quality of life greatly improved. He lived a care free life taking advantage of others, and antagonized the rest of society for being wealthy while he was poor.

Once Theoren took him under his wing he no longer had to worry about survival but he was more challenged by tasks he had no reference for. Things like literacy and behaving in polite society. It was an arduous process to civilize himself.

He’s extremely confused since Theoren’s death. Now Billy has to make the hard decisions and have foresight. He feels extremely burdened and is dealing with a lot of issues both personal and external. He knows the only way to survive what he’s going through is to find joy in what he does. He’s striving for an ideal which is what Theoren is to him, but the world’s situation requires him to not be as naive as Theoren. He has to be more forceful and ruthless. He hopes that doesn’t compromise what he’s doing but isn’t sure.

CHARACTER CREATION
Billy Buttery

-What would you as a player like to see in this game?
-Change in the world affected by the players. More opportunities to make use of Prizes, specifically for Billy the Inquisition badge and Pfenford Manor. Reoccurring NPCs. For Billy to build a network of useful NPCs (a smith, an informant). Explore backstories of all PCs and involve other PCs in their backstory.
-List 10 things your character is good at?
Bearing the unbearable, Twisted optimism, Thieving, Policing, Working alone, Working with others, Being ruthless, Being merciful, Loyalty, Pushing his limits.
-List 5 things your character is bad at?
Impressing people, Following orders he thinks are stupid, Letting things go, Giving up, Being dishonest.
-What does your character like?
Cold ale, High views, Going fast, Women, Belonging, Helping others fit in, Creating justice, Breaking bad rules, Making criminals terrified, Changing people for the better.
-What does your character dislike?
Strict systems, Warm alcohol, Black and White morality, Abuse of power, Things taken for granted, Needless sacrifices, Dry food, People who don’t try to make things better.
-What is your character’s recent life like?
He’s extremely confused since Theoren’s death. Now Billy has to make the hard decisions and have foresight. He feels extremely burdened and is dealing with a lot of issues both personal and external. He knows the only way to survive what he’s going through is to find joy in what he does. He’s striving for an ideal which is what Theoren is to him, but the world’s situation requires him to not be as naive as Theoren. He has to be more forceful and ruthless. He hopes that doesn’t compromise what he’s doing but isn’t sure.
-Why is your character genuinely deserving of friendship?
He gives out his friendship freely to those who deserve it. He gives what is given to him. Theoren put his trust in Billy, and so Billy learned to trust others. Gorbad showed him that undying loyalty was possible in others.
-Why is your character genuinely deserving of trust?
He has a hard time being dishonest and is terrible at lying. However his intentions may be suspect.
-How did you end up in your profession?
He was recruited by Theoren because Billy has a natural aptitude for reading people and a set of skills that complemented Theoren’s, particularly physically intensive ones. They had great field chemistry. Theoren might have known that Billy had a hidden connection to the priests of the Eight Pillars of Homlan. Billy took the offer to be recruited because it was a long term plan to help everyone by changing the way that people thought about and cared for each other. Theoren exposed Billy to the idea that a few people can change the world even if it’s just by changing a few other people who then change more people.
-How did you learn your skills?
Being a thief and a burglar in the streets of Fallend. Surviving as a child criminal and building a gang. Later tutelage under Theoren and other Inquisitors. Theoren taught him to read and write by making him do the paper work.
-What do you think is worth struggling for?
Those who have struggled for you. Those who are struggling for others. Those who are struggling for something. People.
-What is Right to your character?
Loyalty to Theoren. He is a strong moral relativist. The situation determines what is right and what is wrong.
-What does your character want to change?
He wants to find people that love him. He wants to have a place to call home that can’t be taken away. The way the Homlish Empire governs itself. The attitude of the Inquisition should be less prejudiced and corrupt. He wants to create more opportunities for the poor.
-What is Wrong to your character?
Leaving things unfinished. Betrayal of Theoren’s ideals. Lying to friends.
-If your character were put in charge of a team of people how would they feel? What would they do? Why?
He’d feel a greater sense of freedom. He’d use them as he saw fit but he’d feel uncomfortable with the danger he put them in and if he gave them tasks that went against their own views. He’d try to convince them that the goal was a good one. He’d need to feel that everyone agreed with the goal. He feels that a good order is something a person would volunteer to do because of the order’s inherent merit.
-How does your character deal with being told what to do? By a superior? By an equal? By someone lesser?
If it was a good order he’d do it, if it was a bad idea he’d refuse (if he respected them) or ignore (if he did not) it, and if it had pros and cons he’d consider it.
-What are your character’s short term goals? Mid term goals? Long term goals?
Short: Become an inquisitor. Gather influence and power. Become physically stronger and more skillful.
Mid: Reclaim Pfenford Manor. Rise in the ranks in the Inquisition. Prepare the world for the undead menace.
Long: Change the Inquisition. Raise Theoren. Restructure the Homlish Empire.
-Spend at least 12 points below.
Sins and Virtues Table
Pride 2
Envy 3
Abstinence 3
Lust 1
Anger 1
Generosity 1
Sloth 1
-What was your childhood like?
Lacking. At a very young age he had to fight for survival. He was practically feral. Incredibly isolated, living alone in Fallend. Eventually he found comrades and people that were generous to him. He learned to accept the help and support of others. Once the Riffraff Gentlemen formed his quality of life greatly improved. He lived a care free life taking advantage of others, and antagonized the rest of society for being wealthy while he was poor.
-What was your youth (depending on current age) like?
Hard but differently so. Once Theoren took him under his wing he no longer had to worry about survival but he was more challenged by tasks he had no reference for. Things like literacy and behaving in polite society. It was an arduous process to civilize himself.
-Have one of the following for every couple years after a character’s childhood.
Life Events Table
1. Death in the family
2. Death of a friend
3. Unhappy love affair
4. Serious injury/illness
5. Lost mentor
6. Financial problem
7. Made an enemy
8. Professional failure
9. Social fallout
10. Nothing special
11. New family member
12. Converted enemy to friend
13. Happy love affair
14. Found mentor
15. Lucky
16. Financial windfall
17. Made a friend
18. Improved status
19. Professional success
20. Heroic deed
Current Age 17
14: Theoren recruited him. The Riffraff are occasionally deputized.
12: Riffraff Gentlemen formed.
10: While climbing he fell and broke some bones. He thought he’d die, but he was taken in by a charity orphanage. There was a woman who was kind to him, fixed him up, and let him leave with no obligation.
3: Orphaned and began living on the streets.

-What makes your character incredibly angry?
Personal failure. Not being good enough to finish something.
-What makes your character terribly afraid?
Losing the things that he’s worked for. Skills, strength, friends.
-What would your character make sacrifices for?
Helping the impoverished.
-Have at least 2 foes, and 2 friends. These can be individuals or groups, but should not be all one or the other. The PC or NPC does not need to be aware that they are the friend/foe of the PC.
    -Possible friend types: Mentor, Family, Informant, Merchant, Ally, Comrade-in-Arms, Patron.
    -Possible foe types: Feuder, Person of Authority, Superior, Family, Rival/Peer, Mole,
Friends
Riffraff Gentlemen: A gang of ruffian youths in Fallend. Tim-Tin, Rassler, and more.
Ennio Leone: Operator of the Fallen Times, an organization dedicated to spreading information.
Inquisitor Harbord Quim: Surly inquisitor and direct superior of Billy.
Francois Chateau: Risen servant of Elreth and Billy’s contact.
Mohammed the brigand: Small time extortionist from Badikhayat.
The Homlish orphanage worker: A woman that cared for Billy while injured.
Atsuko Tsurii: Steel willed wife of Minoru Maguro in Shufu.
Noah bin Waqafa: Merchant son of Osama bin Waqafa, between Waqafa and Anorost.

Foes
Lord Daitora: The mad Minister of Agriculture he partially blames for Theoren’s death.
Inquisitor Odyn: The most brutal inquisitor in Fallend. Took over the Beggar’s Quarter after Theoren was ordered off of it.
Sheriff of Rhanaost: A strict law man and mage in the port of Gurthesteltol.
The wealth of Fallend: Those who Billy has burgled and have figured out who he is.

-What does your character regret?
He regrets not going with Theoren to assassinate Lord Daitora. Not paying better attention to Theoren’s lessons. Leaving Fallend only because Theoren would still be alive.
-Are there any side quest worthy problems that plague your character?
Avenging Theoren on Daitora. Bringing news of Theoren’s death to the Hawk Horse Lords. Putting Theoren’s affairs in order. Claiming Pfenford Manor. Finding Samuel Vallance (Theoren’s butler dwarf that served him and his forefathers), pass inquisitor’s exam. Find or gather his own cell of inquisitors that share his views.
-Why would the party let your character accompany them?
He has useful skills and is likeable. He has strong opinions and a rationale behind each.
-What does your character look like?
5’7”, wiry strong. Brown eyes and hair. The hair hasn’t been cut in a while. Scar across lip and milky eye. Scars on his scalp. Calloused and scarred hands from climbing. Wide grin. Slouches in his posture. Wears matte black leather armour. A tattoo on his chest of the Pfenning crest (A stallion head with flowing mane in profile). Has many hidden knives. A leather mask with mesh eyes.

William "Billy" Buttery

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