Father Michael Maloney

Defrocked Priest


Attributes: Agility d6, Smarts d8, Spirit d8, Strength d6, Vigor d6

Skills: Fighting d8, Guts d6, Healing d8, Knowledge (Psychology) d6, Knowledge (Mythos) d4, Knowledge (Theology) d6, Notice d6, Persuasion d4, Streetwise d4

Charisma: 0, Pace: 6, Parry: 6, Toughness: 5, Sanity: 5, Corruption: 1

Hindrances: Heroic, Poverty (Half as much starting money), Pacifist.

Interests: Anthropology, Folklore, Classical Literature, Philosophy.

Edges: Scrapper (Not treated as an unarmed defender).

  • Punch: Str+d4
  • Double-Barrel Shotgun (12g): 1-3d6 (Range: 12/24/48, RoF: 1-2, Cost: 45, Weight: 11, Shots: 2, Shooting: +2, 1d6 S/2d6 M/3d6 L)

Known as Father Mike to his parishioners, Mike Maloney was an Irish Catholic priest in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen, a neighborhood full to brimming with full to brimming Irish tenements. Life is always tough in the slums of New York, and Mike’s lost his share of good Irish Catholics to violence and drink. Still, he was clean shaven and bright, wise and kind, an antidote to the slums that sometimes seemed like poison to the souls of the Godly.

Until last year, when a rash of suicides ripped through his congregation. In the confusion of friends, the heartbreak of lovers, and the guilt of families, he saw something darker than the devil. He saw despair. Worse, his counsel was useless, and soon, more pews stood empty; the Church of the Good Shepherd’s diminished, and the church’s fortunes diminished. With donations shrinking, it’s facade was as battered and ragged as its congregation, the angels in its stained glass windows just as despairing.

The diocese was used to poverty – this was Hell’s Kitchen after all – but its priests were not themselves permitted despair. Father Mike, unwilling to leave Hell’s Kitchen for another parish at the bishop’s request, was instead stripped of his collar. He still ministers what he considers his flock as best he can, but between the dismissal by the diocese and the disapproval of the more conservative of Good Shepherd’s faithful, it’s difficult… and only drink makes it marginally easier.

Father Michael Maloney

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