Campaign of the Month: June 2014
Battletech : The Farscape Campaign
Father Joseph Barnes
Ancient priest of the One Book Faith
Found among the surviving LCs, was Father Joseph Barnes or “Father Joseph” as he is best known. Father Joseph stands-out. A mystic of great knowledge, his theology includes tying the metaphysical with the spiritual, often described as trying to nail a glob of gelatin to a tree. An ardent believer in the One Book Faith, he sees all written literature as the potential for describing sacred theology.
He has few skills beyond his kind desire to actually help people, though since he understands a great deal about the local pirates and how their hierarchy works, he might prove valuable in the long-run. He has a high commitment to justice and his fellow man, and might also prove useful in raising morale among the dependents, if given the freedom to act as he sees fit. He is a rated Green NPC General Tech, with a small training in Computer Ops and Life Support maintenance.
Father Joseph has a dark origin, but is noted as an ordained minister for the One Book Faith, a religious sect that seeks to gather all religious documents together in an effort to find the “…ultimate truth…”. He was aboard the Interstellar Queen on a research mission, having heard of a rare text written about the “…Rings of Planetia…”, when he was captured and thrown into the The Starlight Seduction as a general laborer. He stayed alive mostly because he was nice to everyone (even his captors) and did whatever he needed to get by.
Father Joseph served as a general tech aboard the “Dingoes’ Den” for many years, but in early 3023 was assigned the task of acting as the unit’s religious liaison officer with the local civilian government. He finds himself working very often with representatives from Mother Olalla Oliveros and the Order of Santa Rosa. He maintains an office in the * Landhold : Garrison Mechwarrior’s Hall, but spends much of his time in the nearby villages and working with the poor and hungry. His limited free-time is spent searching the Dingoes extensive library collection for new lore to support his faith, and has become the library’s unofficial caretaker.