Familiar: Durand the Yellow Spitting Spider
Philippe is just plain mean. There’s no other adjective that really seems to capture him. He delights in taunts and fighting and he likes nothing more to see someone else fail. He spends most of his afternoons in detention because he’s not very sneaky and always gets caught, but that doesn’t seem to stop him from picking on everyone. He’s got brothers enrolled in the school as well, which makes students wonder if he’s trying to impress them.
There's very little at all to like about Philippe, which is convenient since he finds very little to like in everyone else. He's got older brothers enrolled in the school as well, so he can't just leave people alone. He has a reputation to uphold because if his brothers learn that their little brother isn't as tough as they think he should be, his life will be over as soon as he has to leave school.
Ability: Internalized Cruelty
Philippe is a bit cruel, as everyone knows, but even he sometimes slacks off; when he puts his mind to it, he can, for 24 turns, Increase his Tease (+4) and Wrestling (+4) Skills, though this single-mindedness will adversely affect his Chance of Detection (+5) and Conceal (-2) Skill.
Philippe can, if he is friendly enough with someone, give them enough tips and pointers that they will note increases to their Competition (+3), Compete (+1), Manipulation (+2), and Intimidation (+2) Skills, though it will surely cost them in their Conversation (-3) and Befriend (-1) Skills. These traits will apply for 28 Actions.
Arithmetic, Astrology, Athletics, Negation, Revision, Zoology
Awareness, Bully, Insult, Intimidation, Tease
Fitness: 3, Finesse: 1, Charm: 1, Strength: 3, Intelligence: 2, Insight: 2, Luck: 2
Likes: Hostile, Damage, Expand Bully, Expand Intimidation, Expand -1 Merit Morvidus
Dislikes: Expand Aesthetics, Expand Art
- Hear the Lamentation (Hostile, Bully, Stress Students)
- Spread Misery (Bully, Hostile, Stress Students)
- Make Friends, Kinda (Befriend, Relationships)
- Familiarize the Familiar (Bond and Familiar)
- Know the School (Explore)
Adventure: Run Down By Philippe (Adventure)
- unlocked at Relationship 2. Which for this chappy still takes some effort.