Neil Munroe

shadow doc of the Rat's Nest

Archetyp shadow doc
Ethnic multiracial (white/Cherokee), male
Places Clinic/Rats Nest
Friends Growler, who gave Neil a chance when no-one else would
Whistler, a young man Neil met in 2065 (Whistler was about fourteen then). Neil considered him his son or as good as. Whistler died in early 2071.
Glitzy – his girlfriend
Contacts Kanesuke Sakai – a doctor who works at one of Seattle’s clinics and a former fellow student of Neil. Kanesuke occasionally provides Neil with … spare parts.
John Doe – a ghoul Neil knows. Enough said.

Neil is the doctor of the Rat’s Nest. He was born in 2023 in Boston, which is still obvious from his accent, and he has Cherokee ancestors, which is also fairly obvious in his looks. For most of his life, he lived in the Eastern U.C.A.S., but after losing his approbation due to drug use, he crossed the continent, drifting aimlessly until he finally stranded in Seattle. By the time he started to work at the Nest in 2062, he had already been clean for two years and has been since.

These days, he’s something of a reluctant leader as well as a doctor. Growler, the leader of the Scrappers, has pushed him gently into that position. Neil’s not too thrilled about that, mainly because he’s afraid of messing up, but he accepts the resonsibility.

Neil is newly Awakened. He never had much to do with magic at all, until he found out that he can call ghosts He has since learned some measure of control over his magic, with the help of Glitzy who also became his girlfriend (his first relationship for eight years and subject to much talk at the Nest). His mentor spirit is Dog.

Here’s a story every newcomer to the Nest is told about Neil: a few years back, someone breaks into the clinic and steals painkillers and drugs. Neil figures out who it was, but before he can do anything, that same guy comes to the clinic with a bullet stuck in his leg, a drug deal gone bad. Neil, who has managed to already get his hands on a new drug supply, takes one look at him and says: sorry, we’re all out of painkillers and proceeds to dig the bullet out just like that.
People also call him Painless.

Neil owns a Rottweiler named Jasper.


“I met Death outside the Nest yesterday.” “What did he say?” “I HATE NEIL!”

Neil Munroe

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