Professor Levi Atticus

A math professor with an aptitude for magic looking to avenge his father.

Description:

In science there is only physics; all the rest is stamp collecting – LORD KELVIN

Age: 29
Concept: Math as Magic

Attributes

PHYS MENT SOCL
POW STR: ●●○○○ INT: ●●●○○ PRE: ●●○○○
FIN DEX: ●●●○○ WIT: ●●●○○ MAN: ●●○○○
RES STA: ●●○○○ RSV: ●●○○○ CMP: ●●●○○

Skills
Mental

  • Academics: ●●○○○
  • Computer: ●●○○○
  • Crafts: ○○○○○
  • Investigation: ●●●○○ (Speciality: Artifacts)
  • Medicine: ○○○○○
  • Occult: ●●○○○ (Speciality: Monsters)
  • Politics: ○○○○○
  • Science: ●●●○○ (Speciality: Physics/Math)

Physical
Athletics: ●○○○○
Brawl: ●○○○○
Drive: ○○○○○
Firearms: ●●○○○ (Speciality: Pistols)
Larceny: ○○○○○
Stealth: ●●○○○
Survival: ○○○○○
Weaponry: ●○○○○

Social
Animal Ken: ○○○○○
Empathy: ●○○○○
Expression: ●○○○○
Intimidation: ●●●●○
Persuasion: ●●○○○
Socialize: ●○○○○
Streetwise: ●○○○○
Subterfuge: ●○○○○

Merits
Quick Draw: ●○○○○
Status: Academic: ●●○○○
Direction Sense: ●○○○○
Eidetic Memory: ●●○○○
Resources: ●○○○○

Strong Back: ●○○○○
Natural Immunity: ●○○○○
Skeleton Key: ●○○○○ (Hunter: The Vigil pg. 180)
Eye of Hubris: ●●○○○ (Hunter: The Vigil pg. 180) [Uses causes blindness in one eye for the rest of the scene: no depth perception, penalties for ranged attacks are doubled, and I’ll have trouble driving)
Ringsel: ●●●○○ (Hunter: The Vigil pg. 181)
Library: ●●○○○ (Demons, and Kabbalah)—Library stored at home)
Safehouse (Cache): ●○○○○ (At home, hidden safe.)
Blood of Pope Joan ●●○○○

Size: 5
Speed: 10
Initiative: 6
Defense: 3
Health: 7
Willpower: 5
Morality: 7

Weapons:

  • Colt M1911A1 Pistol (Dmg: 3, Range 30/60/120, Capacity 7+1, Strength: 2, Size: 1/S)
  • Sawed-Off Remington SPR210 Shotgun H 12-gauge: break action (DMG: 3(9 again) range 15/30/65 Capacity: 2, strength 2, size 2/N)
  • Two Molotov Cocktails (DMG: -1(L)+2, Blast Area:3, Force: 2, Size: 2/L, Fire Damage) Armory pg. 105)

Items:

  • Leatherman (Multitool: Durability: 3, Size: 1, Structure: 3, Damage: 1L -1 penalty for improvised weapon)
  • Fenix LD10 (AA flashlight)
  • Weatherproof matches (Durability: 1, Size: 0, Structure: 1)
  • Rubber lab gloves
  • Phone
  • Fake FBI ID (see H:tV 242)
  • A really ugly fuck-off-shiny eight inch ornate knife that Levi will never ever touch unless absolutely necessary, usually kept at home under lock, key, and ward.

Levi Atticus

Bio:

Levi Atticus grew up in Hyde Park, thinking his father was crazy. Moses Atticus insisted that there were monsters out there, and that we needed to protect ourselves from them. Moses wanted Levi to grow up strong, and to protect himself from the occult. Their house was filled with artifacts that Moses claimed were magical.

Levi found he was better at math than he was at anything else though, and eventually went away to the University of Chicago on scholarship. During his senior year, his father was killed investigating a cult that worshiped a minor demon in the greater Chicago area. Levi finished his degree, and went to grad school, and eventually became a highly respected mathematician. He teaches at DePaul. When he finally returned home to clean out his father’s apartment, he felt a tingle when looking at some of his father’s artifacts. He found that, due to his dual experience with both math and magic, he had a particular aptitude for understanding magical artifacts. Magic, after all, is just a mathematical equation with some teeth behind it.

Levi is sorry he didn’t listen to his father. The specific cultists who killed his father were subsequently killed by the minor demon they worshiped as he watched, denying Levi a chance at personal revenge (and giving him nightmares for the rest of his life). Instead, he has expanded his hate towards their ilk in general. He has wants to punish and stop cultists and the deluded. He has a special disdain for those who weak enough to worship demons and creatures that aren’t worthy of being worshiped. (It’s one thing to worship Cthulhu. It’s an entirely different thing to worship one of Cthulhu’s minion’s minion.)

Levi, and his stockpile of magical items, are employed with the goal of bringing down the deluded followers of evil anywhere. Using his talents as a reader of magic items is just a means to that end.

Professor Levi Atticus

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