Fortitude. If you don’t have your principles, you don’t have anything.
Pride. Everyone has their ego; but some are larger (and more fragile) than others.
Grantham Holloway was born with the proverbial silver spoon. Wealthy, high society family surrounded him. The Holloways have always been high achievers – whether in business or politics, the name Holloway and the city of London are virtually synonymous.
A private school kid, Grantham had the best education money could buy – the highest rated school in the city and additional tutelage for everything he studied. His parents gave him every advantage they could. They cared for their son in the way that many of the rich do; absently, fondly, but without much real depth or warmth. Grantham was raised by a nanny, and grew up trying to please his parents and live up to the family name.
Obtaining impressive qualifications in Law, Grantham was hired by a private law firm. He worked hard at this job, winning more than his fair share of cases. But private law wasn’t really what he wanted to do – when he was offered a position with the Crown Prosecution Service, he took it.
Eventually, Grantham’s path collided with that of Olivia Reid, a professor of archaeology. Initially only seeming interested in a case, Olivia saw great value in Grantham – and not just as a contact, or even for his blood. Their association soon sparked into a full-blown romance… not that many people even know they have met. Grantham is one of the few people who knows about the wider supernatural world, and that he himself has supernatural blood.
Together they investigated his heritage; none of the other Holloways had wolf-blood, so why did he? Their research suggested his mother had an affair with a werewolf. Attempts to track him down proved futile, but Grantham was not too concerned – if not for the affair, he wouldn’t exist.
Now Grantham works with Olivia and the Temple Guard. He knows that he won’t, in all likelihood, become a werewolf himself. But he is a valuable asset and friend in more ways than one – and maybe, just maybe, there will someday be the pitter-patter of little werewolf feet.
On the battlefield (read: the courtroom), Grantham is ruthless. Merciless. He brings the full force of his intelligence and resourcefulness to bear on his opponents. He is always prepared and thoroughly researched. This isn’t to say he always wins – who does? But he isn’t the Chief Crown Prosecutor of his area for nothing.
Otherwise, he is considerably more liberal than one might imagine for a high class lawyer. He gives generously to charity and supports various causes. Grantham’s opinions are often noted in London news, making him a minorly important figure – but unmistakeable to those who follow law and politics.
Black. With perhaps one or two greys beginning to creep in.
Short, simple and neat – very easy maintenance.
Grant leads a fairly sedentary life, and it shows. Still, he could be in worse shape.
Suits, in general. He tends towards plain black with white shirts and single-colour ties. They are often expensive designer names – which makes it a shame that they are usually hidden beneath his court robes.
- Intelligence •••, Wits •••, Resolve ••••
- Strength ••, Dexterity •, Stamina •••
- Presence •••, Manipulation •••, Composure ••••
– Academics •••• (Law, Research), Computer ••, Investigation ••, Occult •, Politics ••, Science •
– Athletics ••, Firearms ••
– Animal Ken (Wolves) •, Empathy ••• (Lies, Motives), Expression (Speeches) ••••, Intimidation •••, Persuasion •••, Socialize ••, Subterfuge ••
|Includes Unseen Sense ••• for werewolves/spirits, willpower is treated two higher for purposes of Lunacy, and free Wolf specialty if character has any dots in Animal Ken |
, Resources •••, Fame •, Reason (Debate Style) •••, Contacts (Lawyers, Politicians, Police, Finance) ••••, Allies (Temple Guard) ••, Status (Lawyer) ••••, Trained Memory •, Emotional Detachment •