Hammond

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“A poet could write volumes about diners, because they're so beautiful. They're brightly lit, with chrome and booths and Naugahyde and great waitresses. Now, it might not be so great in the health department, but I think diner food is really worth experiencing periodically.”

– David Lynch

Overview
xxxxxThere was a time that Mike "Ham" Hammond and the Moosehorn Express drove up and down the highways of New England and beyond, hauling cargo for whatever company could best pay their wage. Anyone who knew him during this time only knew him briefly, or sporadically as he moved on through on his delivery schedules. Those years are behind him now, even though the Moosehorn still sits parked and ready to ride again, even though he's still got a bit of a trucker's tan and the wear and tear of the road shows on his face.

xxxxxThese days, most nights Mike can be found perched on a stool at the counter in the Last Stop Truckstop and Diner -- a little place out near the edge of Fallcoast. It's not too clean, not too well-upkept maybe, but there's a certain charm to it... or at least that's what he and his employees tell people. Retired from active driving and enjoying life -- the American Dream, or something close, anyway.

xxxxxAt least that's what things look like outwardly. That doesn't explain why he goes down into the diner's basement late at night. Or the odd types that gravitate to the place, as if drawn like moths to a flame. Or the occult symbols that show up in the bathroom's usual graffiti.

xxxxxBut then, in this part of the world, maybe that's normal for a late night truck stop.
RP Hooks
Last Stop Diner : If you're on the road and it's late enough that it could arguably be morning, where else are you going to stop for some coffee and grub? Carol's always willing to fill up a cup for you! Or maybe you're looking for a job and aren't 'too good' to wash dishes and wait on surly trucker types - interviews can always be had.
Occult Locale : Some might recognize the Last Stop Diner as a ley line juncture (Magical Nexus ••) useful for those who practice certain forms of ritual magic. If you're one of those sorts, you might be curious as to who's in control of it... or wanting to take advantage of it yourself.
Keep On Truckin' : Hammond was a big rig driver for many years. If you were one yourself, a highway cop, worked a gas station along a highway, worked truck stops as a dealer or hooker - well, you might know each other somehow.
Gallery: Carol and the Moosehorn Express

Test Test

Michael Hammond
Hammond.jpg
Date of Birth: January 3rd, 1987
Apparent Age: Thirties
Nicknames: Mike, Ham, Hammond
Occupation: Truck Driver / Owner - Last Stop Truckstop & Diner
Virtue: Justice
Vice: Sloth

Path: Apostle of the Dark One
Played By: Jeremy Davies
Soundtrack

Ronnie and the Ritters - Truck Stop Song


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