Godric Ritter

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xxxxxHe started in the hospital in Jerusalem almost eight centuries ago....and he can't seem to stay away from them. What a long strange trip it's been.

Mundane RP Hooks

  • Doctor
    He works in the ER at Saint John's - this is his American residency.
  • University
    An occasional guest lecturer for students at the medical school or pre-med, at the behest of a colleague.
  • Military
    He served in Afghanistan (for about the fifth time) and Iraq, with UK military. But there was enough joint cooperation that US service-folk might well have met him there.
  • Charity
    He's worked at Doctors Without Borders in past recent decades, before taking the Queen's Shilling again. And he volunteers at a local clinic.
  • Catholic
    Devoutly so. He's at Mass every weekend. A Marian Catholic, specifically, fervent in his devotion to the Blessed Virgin.
Supernatural RP Hooks

  • Shadow Traveler
    As one of the Purified, he's spent a lot of time in the Shadow. So someone involved in such things might've encountered him there.
  • Supernatural Esteem: Spirits
    A truly human shaped spirit is a notable oddity in the Hisil, especially one of high enough rank to be a broad threat. So he's a creature of rumor in the local Shadow, especially around Star of the Sea Church.
  • Underworld
    Ritter's also started appearing in the Underworld, and took part in the battle of the Athenaeum. He doesn't seem to need gates to get in.
  • Just Damn Old
    Ritter's about eight hundred years old, and save for brief periods, he's been out and about in the world. Mostly in Europe and the Middle East. So any super with enough years under their belt might well've run into him before.
  • Hospitaller/Knight of Malta
    His career as an Immortal began in the Crusader Kingdoms, in what is now Syria, and he's remained with the Knights in their varying incarnations all the years since.
  • Relic Guardian
    He's part of an order of Purified devoted to guarding and defending a relic that's reputed to be the alabaster jar that belonged to Mary Magdalene, and serving the "angel" (really an especially powerful spirit) that claims it.
  • Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
    Someone who can walk through walls and scry from a distance makes an excellent spy. So, in past lives, he was an occasional agent for MI6. He spent most of the Cold War in a protracted fencing match with Jesse. Jesse, it has to be conceded, mostly won. Were you a contact, or a fellow agent, either allied or opposed?
A century isn't enough to learn sense, for either of us, it seems.
You have no idea what you've gotten yourself into. Nor does Jesse, I imagine.
Carry on, warrior. Carry on.
You're a better person than the company you keep lets you be.
I should know better. Let's see how quickly you solve the puzzle.
The beginning of forgiveness.
Should old aquaintance be forgot...
Kindness unlooked for.

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“It has been said, 'time heals all wounds.' I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone.”
- Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy
vital statistics
Full Name: Godric Ritter
Birthdate: October 25, 1215
Apparent Age: Mid Forties
Occupation: Doctor/Teacher
Virtue: Faith
Vice: Lust
Sphere: Immortal
Type: Purified
Order: Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes, and of Malta
“There comes a time when the world gets quiet and the only thing left is your own heart. So you'd better learn the sound of it. Otherwise you'll never understand what it's saying.”
~ Sarah Dessen
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“Their shoulders held the sky suspended;
They stood, and earth’s foundations stay;
What God abandoned, these defended,
And saved the sum of things for pay.”
- A.E Housman
“ You must never run from anything immortal. It attracts their attention.”
~ The Last Unicorn

Hallelujah - Jocelyn Pook

Darkangel - VNV Nation

Santiago - Loreena Mckennit

Da Pacem Domine - Anonymous

Ain't No Grave - Johnny Cash

Nevermind - Leonard Cohen

There is no need
That this survive
There’s truth that lives
And truth that dies

Who By Fire - Leonard Cohen

Yellow Fever Psalm - Jocelyn Pook

Kecharitomene - Loreena Mckennit

Absolution - Gary Numan

Genesis - VNV Nation