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« on: December 26, 2009, 11:48:18 am »

This thread will contain two lists - active PC's and significant NPC's. If an NPC's name is here, that NPC matters in some way or other. Names of NPC's can come and go from the list without them being killed off, fwiw.
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« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2009, 12:08:14 pm »

Active Player Characters

Name: Douglas Finlay-Hamilton
Age: 31
Party: MCP
Address: Kirklachlan
Place of Birth: Culzeansands, Stovesby
Occupation: Architect
Brief Biography: Son of Duncan Finlay Hamilton, former local MP, Douglas was educated at the private Strathtay College and studied at the University of St Andrews. He represented Great Britain in the 1948 Olympic hockey team. Currently employed as an architectural consultant. Douglas was born in Culzeansands at his fathers residence and summered there each year, After graduating from university the moved back to the city. He is currently a bachelor.

Name: Mr David Pitman
Age: 56
Party: Conservative
Address: Sunnybrae
Place of Birth: Stovesby
Occupation: Formerly a police officer, presently runs a private security firm.
Brief Biography: Raised in Isaacstown, David Pitman’s father, John, was a well-respected police officer, rising to the rank of Inspector. Upon his retirement from the constabulary, John Pitman established a private security firm, a family business now run by David. David Pitman followed in his father’s footsteps, joining the police force and serving faithfully until his father’s death, whereupon he assumed management of his father’s security firm.
Other: His middle-class background makes him not entirely popular among many of his Conservative colleagues. His security firm has an extremely bad name in Union circles.

Name: Peter Courtenay
Age: 47
Party: MSP
Address: East Stovesby, Isaactown Borough
Place of Birth: Preston
Occupation: Councillor, sometime G&TW Union apparatchik, summer Senior Stevedore.
Brief Bio: Born into a lower-middle class Catholic family in Preston, moved to Stovesby with his next door neighbour at 17 to work on the docks, living with his aunt and cousins. Quickly excelled in the GW&T Union thanks in part to his leading of a sit-in in 1933 that turned violent but gained better safety conditions at the docks. A weekly worshipper but not overly devout Catholic, he married Eileen O'Brien at 21 but lost his wife during the war in a bombing raid. He was not in Stovesby for the duration of the war, but does not talk about his war experience. He has no children. He won his first preselection as a candidate by beating an MSP stalwart, Jamie Jones, and is currently serving his second term as councillor. He lives alone in a modest but comfortable conjoined cottage near Connaght Town.
Other: He has a very even temperament, but when he does get passionate he can lose sense and get aggressive. He feels comfortable with his duel power bases in his ward but is frustrated by the broader MSP bureaucracy.

Name: John Fredericks
Age: 59
Party: Conservative
Address: Saint Michael
Place of Birth: Chamberlain, Stovesby
Occupation: Councillor, laywer
Brief Biography: Born into a well-off upper-class family in Chamberlain, studied law at the University of Stovesby before becoming a mildly-successful lawyer in Chamberlain. Moved to the developing coastal areas of Saint Michael in 1940 or so, and became a top leader within the ward's Conservative association. Was elected councillor for Chamberlain in the late 1940s or so.
Other: Rabidly anti-communist, he tried in the past to have prominent Socialists in his ward arrested for 'communist activities' and likes to call the MSP the "Communist Party".

Name: Thomas Murphy
Age: 39
Party: Socialist
Address: Shaddyside
Place of Birth: Low Town
Occupation: Councillor, BLU apparatchik, (previously) Construction Worker,
Brief Biography: Being born into a lower class Irish family in the worst slumhouse in Low Town was bound to radicalize the young Thomas Murphy. Drawing on the writings of Scottish Socialist John MacLean, Murphy was essentially thrown into Socialism out of neccessity due to his families socio-economic background of poverty. When his family fled the decaying Lowtown slum for the immigrant friendly Shaddyside he and his brother became construction workers with the help before eventually joining the BLU. His good social skills made him friends in the workplace and eventually he became a important apparatchik in the BLU structure, which has brought him into conflict with several of the more traditionally conservative members of the BLU and the Irish community; although notably he is among the most popular among the "new guard" in the union and has lead many of the younger members into the welcoming arms of the MSP. He's also well liked in the local constabulary of the district and seems friendly with the local inspector. He was elected councillor for Shaddyside in 1948 with broad support among the population and has been reelected in each election since.
Other: Catholic (very weak, but keeps a strong public image due to his district), Member of the BLU

Name: Roger Finch
Age: 52
Party: Socialist
Address: Shovington
Place of Birth: St Jude's
Occupation: Trade unionist, miner
Brief Biography: Born in Stovesby in the slums of St Jude's, Roger Finch left the city as a young man to work in the pits of Shovington. He soon became active in trade union activities, and he has been involved in Stovesby politics since Shovington was annexed by the city.
Other: Irreligious; did not serve in the war. Widower.

The GM's Character

Name: Alfred Robson
Age: 72
Party: MSP
Address: Ardthorpe
Place of Birth: Chester-le-Street, Co. Durham
Occupation: Miner (retired), NMU official (retired)
Brief Biography: worked in various colleries from a young age, became active in the DMA in early 20's. Moved to Ardthorpe in 1919 and worked in the Ardthorpe Colliery. President of the local Fed until his retirement in 1943, President of the Ardthorpe Miners Welfare Association. Member of Ardthrope UDC 1928-1953, Stovesby City Council 1953-present. Leader of Ardthorpe UDC 1944-1953, Mayor of Ardthorpe 1952-3, Chairman of the Arts & Leisure Committee on Stovesby City Council 1953-present.
Other: active Methodist, Chairman of Arthorpe Welfare FC
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« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2009, 07:47:47 pm »

Major Non-Player Characters

Major NPC's are divided into three groups - Political, Officials and Citizen. While Political and Citizen are exactly what you'd expect, some explanation of the Officials group is needed - basically, it includes every NPC part of the state apparatus who is not actively involved in formal political structures. Each group is further divided along easy-to-follow lines.

1. Political

Socialist

Name: Joseph Michael "Joe" Watson
Age: 64
Party: MSP
Address: Gawther
Place of Birth: St Jude's
Occupation: Trade Union official - former welder.
Brief Biography: elected councillor for St Jude's Gallowfield in 1938 and re-elected in all subsequent elections. Deputy Leader of the Socialist Group 1947-1952, Leader of the Socialist Group 1952-present. Chairman of the Welfare Committee 1947-1953, Chairman of the Public Works Committee 1953-present.
Other: Anglican (weak), member of the AEF

Name: W.T. Lewis
Age: 58
Party: MSP
Address: Isaacstown
Place of Birth: Bethesda, Caernarfonshire
Occupation: Steelworker (retired), Trade Union Official
Brief Biography: FISW Regional Officier 1932-1949, Member of Stovesby City Council (Isaacstown) 1939-present. Socialist Whip 1946-1950, Leader of the Socialist Group 1950-1952, Chairman of the Planning Committee 1949-1954, Chairman of the General Purposes Committee 1954-present
Other: Methodist, Member of FISW. Full name is William Tryfan Lewis, known in private as Trev Lewis.

Ernest Frederick "Ernie" Charlton
Age: 45
Party: MSP
Address: Upper Stovesby
Place of Birth: St Jude's
Occupation: Printer
Brief Biography: Member of Stovesby City Council (Shovington & Hellsby) 1945-present, Socialist Whip 1952-present, Chairman Stovesby LEA 1950-1952, Chairman of the Public Health Committee 1952-present.
Other: Anglican, Member of the G&T

Name: Stanley James Taylor
Age: 56
Party: MSP
Address: Sanker
Place of Birth: Manchester
Occupation: Industrial Mechanic
Brief Biography: AEF Shop Steward, Member of Stovesby City Council 1945-Present (Sanker Ward), Deputy Leader of the Socialist Group 1952-present, Chairman of the Finance Committee 1949-1954, Chairman of the Housing Committee 1954-present
Other: a member of the AEF

Name: Herbert Bailey
Age: 60
Party: MSP
Address: St Alban
Place of Birth: Low Town
Occupation: Teacher
Brief Biography: Member of Stovesby City Council 1947-present, unsuccesful candidate 1951 General Election (Stovesby St Andrews), 1955 General Election (Liverpool Yosserhouse), unsuccesful candidate for Leader of the Socialist Group (1952), Chairman Stovesby LEA 1953-present
Other: Member of the NTU

Name: Patrick Flaherty
Age: 53
Party: MSP
Address: Shaddyside
Place of Birth: Shaddyside
Occupation: Builder
Brief Biography: Member of Stovesby City Council 1949-present (Old Shaddyside), Chairman of the Finance Committee 1954-present
Other: Roman Catholic, Member of the BLU

Name: Les Hockley
Age: 32
Party: MSP
Address: Gawther
Place of Birth: St. Jude's
Occupation: Railway Clerk, former toolmaker
Brief Biography: Member of Stovesby City Council 1950-present, Junior Socialist Whip 1952, Deputy Chairman of the Arts & Leisure Committee 1955-present, Member of the Public Works Committee

Name: Joseph Widdowson
Age: 59
Party: MSP
Address: Willow Tree
Place of Birth: Sanker
Occupation: Secretary of the Stovesby Borough Socialist Party and it's City Agent.
Brief Biography: Has worked for the Party, in one form or another, since he was sixteen. Noted as one of the most effective Socialist Agents in the country, he is regarded as the MSP's electoral mastermind, a reputation established before he was thirty, due to his planning of the famous upset in the now former Stovesby St George's parliamentary constituency in 1924. Little else is known of Mr Widdowson as he is an extremely private man.

Conservative

Name: Edwin Raymond Knight
Age: 60
Party: MCP
Address: Chamberlain
Place of Birth: Chamberlain
Occupation: Soliciter
Brief Biography: Member of Stovesby City Council 1939-Present (Gawther 1939-1945, St John's 1946-1951, Chamberlain West 1951-Present), Deputy Leader of the Conservative Group 1947-1954, Leader of the Conservative Group 1954-Present
Other: Anglican (weak)

Name: John Hugo Berry
Age: 53
Party: MCP
Address: St Michael
Place of Birth: London
Occupation: Soliciter
Brief Biography: Member Stovesby City Council 1948-present (St John's ward), Conservative Whip 1954-present
Other: Anglican (nominal)

Name: Sir Nigel Horace Godwin
Age: 64
Party: MCP
Address: North Liberty
Place of Birth: North Liberty
Occupation: Industrialist (retired)
Brief Biography: Member Stovesby City Council 1937-present (St George's ward), Leader of the Conservative Group 1949-1954, Deputy Leader of the Conservative Group 1954-present
Other: Anglican (strong), Mason, knighted in 1953, President of the Stovesby & District Golf Club

Name: Bernard Martin Atkinson
Age: 59
Party: MCP
Address: Chamberlain
Place of Birth: Frodsby
Occupation: Businessman
Brief Biography: Member of Stovesby City Council 1949-present (Frodsby ward), Unsuccesful candidate 1955 General Election (Stovesby Shaddyside), Owner of the Atkinson Tyre Co.

Liberal

Name: Michael John Woodbridge
Age: 52
Party: MLP
Address: Culzeansands
Place of Birth: St John's
Occupation: small businessman
Brief Biography: Member of Stovesby City Council 1949-1953 (St Andrews ward)
Other: Chairman of the Stovesby Liberal Federation

2. Officials

Name: Sir Ronald Wainwright
Age: 63
Party: None
Address: St John's
Place of Birth: Leeds
Occupation: Town Clerk of Stovesby
Brief Biography: Town Clerk 1948-present

Name: Albert Lombardi
Age: 54
Party: N/A
Address: St. Alban
Place of Birth: Birkenhead
Brief Biography: moved to Stovesby in 1928 and worked as an engineering assistant to the Sewers and Rivers Department, Chief Engineer of the Sewers and Rivers Department 1932-1939, City Engineer and Surveyor of Stovesby 1939-present

Name: William George "Bill" Newman
Age: 53
Party None
Address: Eastridge
Place of Birth: Low Town
Occupation: Chief Constable of the City of Stovesby Police since 1950

3. Citizens

Name: David Peters
Age: 52
Party: MSP
Address: Isaacstown
Place of Birth: St Jude's
Occupation: President of the Stovesby Trades Council
Brief Biography: worked on the assembly line at the Island Car Works for almost thirty years, heavily involved in the G&T union, was a Socialist councillor (Isaacstown South & Island ward) 1948-1953. Elected President of the Chamberlain Trades Council in 1955.

Name: Sir Julius Benedict
Age: 78
Party: MCP
Address: St Alban
Place of Birth: Chamberlain
Occupation: Owner of the Stovesby Newspaper Group
Brief Biography: local newspaper baron, briefly an M.P (Stovesby Chamberlain) but retired after a single term.

Name: Derek Wood
Age: 55
Party unknown
Address: Upper Stovesby
Place of Birth: Shaddyside
Occupation: property developer
« Last Edit: November 19, 2010, 09:51:22 pm by Sibboleth »Logged

"I have become entangled in my own data, and my conclusion stands in direct contradiction to the initial idea from which I started. Proceeding from unlimited freedom, I end with unlimited despotism. I will add, however, that there can be no solution of the social formula except mine."
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