Pieter (no last name)
Human (Imperial / Strigany)
Demagogue (ex-Initiate of Ranald)
Pieter is tall and wiry, but his furtive, cat-like stance makes him appear somewhat shorter than he actually is. His Strigany ancestry shows in his unruly dark hair and his darker-than-average skin, although his eyes are green rather than black. His sharp, slightly androgynous features often wear a lazy smile. Usually he dresses in well-made but nondescript travel clothes, but when preaching, he puts on his hooded brown robes and displays the magpie pendant that proves his devotion to Ranald.
Just like the god he serves, Pieter is roguish, carefree and cheerfully disdainful of authority. His insatiable curiosity thankfully kept in check by a keen survival instinct, he seems to be at the same time daring and cowardly: eager to get in trouble, then just as eager to get out of it. He is a consummate liar and takes pleasure in fooling people just because he can. As might be expected from a cleric of Ranald, Pieter is more likely to be found in a tavern or brothel than in a temple, and is more adept at picking pockets than he is at reading and interpreting books of theology. This is not to say that he eschews his duties as a servant of the Trickster: in between his gambling and womanizing, Pieter is more than able (and willing) to deliver passionate sermons to the masses about freedom, charity and non-violence. He knows there is not much he can do to change the world, but this does not keep him from trying. He shows very little patience with stupidity and often acts in a sarcastic and patronizing manner towards anyone he perceives as less intelligent than he is (i.e., quite a few people).
Pieter makes no secret of the fact that he is the son of a Strigany whore: to the contrary he is proud of it, for he believes that a man who claws his way up from the gutters and earns his own place in the world is more worthy of admiration than one who always had it easy. He grew up in the poorest streets of Nuln and quickly had to pick pockets for the local Thieves' Guild just to survive. He eventually caught the eye of Berthold Browncloak, an elderly priest of Ranald and prominent member of the Thieves' Guild. The old man became the boy's mentor and taught him the ways of the Trickster. When the initiate reached adulthood, Berthold told him to go see the world, learn from it and come back to him in five years.
So Pieter left Nuln and travelled far and wide, and he saw the full extent of misery and injustice in the Empire. Worst of all, he now saw not only misery but also incredible wealth and power: rich women strutted about with jewels worth a hundred meals and lords lived in great castles mortared with the sweat and blood of those who barely had a roof over their heads. Priests of Sigmar were the worst: not only were they greedy, selfish and warlike, but they were also hypocrites, claiming to serve the people of the Empire but ultimately working to maintain an unfair system. Convinced of the rightness of his chosen path, Pieter began preaching the word of Ranald wherever he went. He was not so foolish as to openly denounce the aristocracy and the Sigmarites, but he held on to the hope that converting the common people to the Trickster would make them turn away from the hammer-wielding god and his corrupt church.
During the past year, Pieter has been busier than ever, working ceaselessly to bring comfort and hope to the victims of the Storm of Chaos and help them rebuild their ruined villages. More recently he was embroiled in the Delberz revolt and, along with a few other adventurers of his ilk, helped uncover and thwart a Skaven ritual that would likely have changed the face of the world.
The Road Is Calling
A Blessing in Disguise
Letter to Berthold
|Secondary Characteristics|| |
|Wounds||1 / 14|
|Fortune / Fate Points||2 / 2|
|Academic Knowledge (History)||57|
|Academic Knowledge (Theology)||57|
|Common Knowledge (the Empire)||57|
|Sleight of Hand||52|
|Speak Language (Reikspiel) +10%||67|
Shortsword (hand weapon), dagger*, leather jerkin, good clothing, earring, magpie pendant (religious symbol)
Common clothing, clerical brown robes with hood, disguise kit, slingbag, Morsleek's pocketwatch, 10 yards of rope**, 9 matches, 1 healing poultice
49 gc, 8 s and 5 p
* Good Craftsmanship
** Best Craftsmanship
0 / 2500
+5 WS, +5 BS, +10 T, +15 Ag, +20 Int, +10 WP, +30 Fel, +1 A, +2 W, Charm +10%, Command, Disguise, Dodge Blow (included in profile)