Name: Karen Cromwell
Concept: Mandragora Expert
Clan: Gangrel (No 10-again rerolls on Intelligence and Wits pools, except for rolls involving perception or reaction to surprise. 1s subtract from successes.)
Covenant: The Ordo Dracul
Attributes and Skills
Mental: Intelligence 3 Wits 3 Resolve 2
Physical: Strength 2 Dexterity 3 Stamina 3
Social: Presence 2 Manipulation 2 Composure 3
Mental: Academics (Research) 3, Medicine 3, Occult (Mandragora) 2, Science (Botany) 3
Physical: Athletics 2, Brawl 2, Drive 1, Survival 2
Social: Animal Ken 3, Socialize 1, Subterfuge 1
Of Rose And Thorn 4
Retainer (ghoul bodyguard) 3
Status (Covenant) 2
Disciplines and Coils
Conquer the Red Fear 1
Blood Potency: 2
Status (Ordo Dracul) 2 (6)
Retainer 3 (12)
Resilience 1 (5)
Resources 3 (12)
Dexterity 3 (15)
Animal Ken 3 (9)
Karen stands at 5'7", with shoulder-length brown hair and dark brown eyes. She wears conservative clothing, but always has some sort of seasonal flower pinned into her hair. At first glance, one would almost think her to be a Daeva or Ventrue; however, she carried herself with a feline grace that hints to her status as a Gangrel.
Karen Cromwell always had a green thumb. She helped her mother tend the garden that they had in their backyard, taking meticulous care of the plants as they matured. She funneled this interest into a career in botany, studying plants native to the west coast. During her studies, however, she came upon a grove of black oak trees near San Fransisco that were owned by a member of the Ordo Dracul by the name of Melissa Denard. Rather than shoo the mortal woman off of her property, Melissa watched her as she took samples of the trees.
After doing analysis on the trees and finding they they exhibited very peculiar characteristics (as the trees were mandragora), Karen returned to the grove. Melissa met her there that night, and the two talked for some time on the study of plants and the oaks themselves. Their conversations became a weekly occurrence, with Karen bouncing ideas off of the older woman. Finally, a year after their conversations began, Melissa truly took Karen under her wing and introduced her to the Danse. Another five years went by as the two continued their study and experimentation with mandragora. As Karen gained more renown within the Order (for her studies if not her knowledge of the Coils), Melissa suggested that she find her own place to continue her studies.
Karen agreed and gathered what she needed to move shop to Sacramento, giving her and her sire enough breathing room but keeping close enough in case an emergency occurred. She has the plans for her new greenhouse ready; now, she must merely find a place in the city to begin.
- Gained: 21
- Spend: 0