Bashir ibn Kamal was born in Valencia in the dying days of the Moorish conquest of Spain. His early life was one of privilege and education, his father wanting nothing but the best for his boy. He was educated at a fine school in Granada, learning languages, philosophy, and the Koran. When he was twenty, he travelled to Mallorca to study medicine. There he found his true calling, in healing the sick and tending to the injured.
The next few years were good years for Bashir. He had his work, and he had his faith, and he knew he was doing a lot of good for a great many people. That ended when he heard that Saragossa was overrun and his family was forced to flee to Africa. At first he was despondent. But over time he began to accept that it might be a great deal of time before he ever saw his family again.
Two years after that, Mallorca was invaded by forces from Aragon. Bashir was not a fighting man, but he was kept busy tending to wounded soldiers. Unfortunately, for the Moorish residents, however, the attacking force was too great, and the defending forces were ultimately defeated. Bashir was captured and ultimately brought to the covenant of Andorra where he was offered a position.
Characteristics: Int +3, Per +1, Str 0, Sta +1, Pre -1, Com +2, Dex +2, Qik -2
Confidence: 2 (6)
Personnality: Pious +2, Introverted -1, Compassionate +3
Good Teacher, Educated, Cautious with Chirurgy, Cautious with Medicine, Puissant with Chirurgy, Puissant with Medicine, Self-Confident, Privileged Upbringing, Improved Characteristics
Outsider - Moor, Compassionate, Ability Block - Martial, Lingering Wound - leg wound, Fish Out of Water - cities & towns,
|Area Lore: Mallorca||places||2||15|
|Area Lore: Valencia||places||2||0|
|Artes Liberales - Latin, Greek, Arabic alphabets||Astrology||3||30|
|Dead Language: Latin||medical terminology||4||45|
|Live Language: Arabic||classical||5||0|
|Live Language: Spanish||Castilian||5||75|
|Live Language: Occitan||Catalan||4||20|
|Live Language: French||Bourguignon||4||20|
|Live Language: Greek||medical terminology||4||50|
|Theology – Christianity||biblical knowledge||1||5|
|Theology – Islam||knowledge of the Koran||2||15|
|Tonic of Gold||theriac||Weak||5|
|Ointment for Healing Crushed Flesh||theriac||Moderate||20|
|Ointment for Congealing Blood||theriac||Moderate||20|
Theriac Level 10
When applied to a wound, this linen cloth smeared with ointment containing ground hyacinth (among other things) grants a +3 to the patient’s next Wound Recovery rolls for all Heavy, Medium, and Light Wounds by drawing out accumulated choler, which causes inflammation.
(base 3, +3 Strong)
Ointment for Healing Crushed Flesh
Theriac Level 20
This compress of hyacinth and comfrey reinforces flesh and heals compression injuries; it cures a Medium Wound caused by a crushing weapon over the course of a month.
(base 10, +2 Moderate)