Father Tathan

An earnest missionary

SIZ: 14 Move 5
DEX: 13 Damage 4d6
STR: 12 Hit Points 24
CON: 10 Armor 1 (robes)
APP: 15
Attacks: None
Significant Traits: Chaste 15, Forgiving 14, Merciful 16, Modest 16, Spiritual 18, Temperate 17
Significant Passions: Love (God) 15, Loyalty (Archbishop) 13, Love (St. Ninian) 18
Significant Skills: Chirurgery 12, Courtesy, 10, First Aid 15, Intrigue 8, Orate 16, Read (Latin) 10, Religion (Christianity) 18, Sight 9
Personal Data: Homeland: Salisbury; Religion: British Christian; Born: 512


Tathan was raised in the magnificent Woodford manor, where he was the fourth son and expected to amount to little, if anything. By and large ignored by his family, Tathan became bookish and frequently visited nearby Amesbury Abbey to study with the priests and learn to read. When Tathan was 14, and quite by accident, he revealed the devil in a ugly old sow that kept breaking the walls of its pen. His parents realized his true calling, and after disposing of the sow, sent Tathan to permanently stay at the abbey.

At the abbey, Tathan’s diligent studying paid off. He quickly advanced to the station of priest and continued to impress his superiors. Throughout this educational period he closely studied the life of St. Ninian, and vowed to devote his life to following in the steps of the famous saint. Thereafter, ever since attaining the priesthood, he petitioned the Bishop of Salisbury to be allowed to travel as a missionary in the north. Tathan continued to excel in his work and studies so that his superiors would have no reason to refuse him. Finally, the Bishop sent his permission, though many believe he agreed just to stop the constant harassment of Tathan’s frequent requests.

Father Tathan

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