Name Mitchell "Mistake" Barnes
Position Permanent Guest
|Eye Color||Light blue|
|Physical Description||What you see of Mistake is far from what he actually is -- his body is hidden beneath layers upon layers of bandage and cloth while outrageous headpieces, made from cogs, springs, ribbons, dried leaves and flowers, distract you from immediately noticing how flawless his face is. It should be, given that the face you see is a mask and not his actual face. Mistake's hair is fairly long, and is always tied up into a neat braided trailing down his back. His fringe and sideburns, should they be too short to be tied up as well, will be kept away from his face using hairbands and pins.
Stripped of his fancy bells and whistles, Mistake's silhouette is trim one. Angry-looking reddish cracks along his tanned skin leak fluids of a faint peach colour.
|Skills & Abilities||Journeyman Doctor - Mistake is no stranger to surgery. Setting bones, staunching and suturing wounds, these are but a fraction of his medical knowledge. He knows his way around the ailments that plague the Old West as well, though his greatest familiarity lies with identifying symptoms of malnutrition, heat stroke and overexertion.
Anesthetic-production - The fluids leaking from Mistake's Tainted scars possess an anesthetic effect on others. They had no effect on Mistake himself, however.
Horse-riding - A skill that he picked up after graduating from being an apprentice to a journeyman. Mistake knows how to ride and care for most domesticated equine mounts, such as horses, donkeys and mules.
|Body Modifications||None at the moment.|
|Equipment & Gadgets||Doctor's Box - A sturdy rectangular bag with rounded edges, made of wood and reinforced with a metal framework. It contains the standard fare of medical equipment (Small blades and saws, rope, needles, threads, strips of cloth, bottles of alcohol, etc).|
Personality & Traits
|General Overview||Mistake is a literate individual, but is not particularly knowledgeable about the world outside of the Old West. Curious and fairly chatty, he is one of the friendlier residents of Hope Mountain. Mistake is even-tempered most of the time, but is an over-bearing doctor who is quick to lose his temper if patients do not follow his instructions.|
|Strengths & Weaknesses||- Steady and Stubborn. Once decided on a course of action, Mistake does not waver. It keeps him focused during operations, but outside of surgery makes him rather judgmental of others.
- Doctor's Compulsion. If Mistake can feasibly save someone without endangering himself or others, he will. Even if the person is a villain, even if it is someone he dislikes.
- Civilian. Mistake has never had to fight, nor is he a fighter. However, Mistake is not a pacifist either, and is prone to being a bit violent towards disobedient patients.
|Hobbies & Interests||- Reading. Mistake is a bookworm through and through, and there's nothing he enjoys more than spending private time with a book. He favours non-fiction with a focus on alchemy, medicine or science in general, but is not opposed to fiction and other topics.
- Smooth skin. It's an interest that borders on obsession. Smooth, supple and flawless skin is a rarity in Hope Mountain, between the arid climate and the prevalence of Taint.
|Personal History||Mistake hails from the Hope Mountain Settlement, and like most of its residents, was born into a family of Tainted. He himself is Tainted as well, though being a two generations separated from the initial exposure to dextrocite means that his taint is much less severe than his older relatives'.
Since a young age Mistake was apprenticed to the settlement's doctor in between planting and harvesting seasons, after accidental discovery that the fluids leaking from his Tainted wounds possessed a moderate anesthetic effect. During agricultural seasons when more manpower is needed at family farm, Mistake is called back home to help out.
A few years ago, Mistake was deemed to have learned enough from his mentors to be a doctor in his own right, and now travels around Hope Mountain to diagnose and treat patients unable to go to the clinic themselves.
|Family||Mistake's immediate family is a relatively large one consisting of his three grandparents, both parents, two brothers and a sister. Mistake is the youngest of his family; the name he currently goes by is from the family joke that his conception was an unintended 'mistake'. Their primary income is from the family farm, as well as side jobs taken up during agricultural off-peak seasons.|
|Steamhawke Wiki Page||This character is not to be used or revived.|