Announcements: Universe of the Month! » Finding Universes to Join (and making yours more visible!) » Guide To Universes On RPG » Starter Locations & Prompts for Newbies » RPG Chat — the official app » USERNAME CHANGES » Suggestions & Requests: THE MASTER THREAD »

Latest Discussions: Nihilism » Strange Tales From Hadean » Art Gulag [ Come get this Commish! ] » Visibility of Private Universes & Profile Customisation » Presuppositionalism » Aphantasia » Skill Trees - Good, Bad & Ugly » In-Game Gods & Gameplay Impact » Cunningham's Law » The Tribalism of Religion » Lost Library » Game Theory » The Hidden Void » Removing CS From an Indy Universe : Solution » On the Matter of New Players and Orphaned Plays » STOP BLAMING US FOR RPG BEING SLOW! » Polytheism » The Game of Life » Just War » Science and Philosophy »

Players Wanted: 18+, 1x1 Multi. Para to Novella Writers please! » Looking for 1 on 1 roleplayers » Fun tale full of angels, demons, and humans » Looking for roleplayers » A Fairytale World in Need of Heroes & Villains! » Are You a Crime Addict? » Wuxia RP » Looking for roleplayers » New Realistic Roleplay - Small World Life ٩( ´・ш・)و » Mentors Wanted » MV Recruiting Drive: sci-fi players wanted! » Veilbrand: The Revolution » Gonna do this anyway. » Looking for Kamen Rider Players » Elysium » Looking for roleplayers for a dystopian past! » Revamping Fantasy Adventure RPG, need new players » Here, At the End of the World (supernatural mystery drama) » Seeking Role Players for a TOG Based RP » so I made a Stranger Things RP idk why not come join »


Bernadette Phillipa Adams

A logically-minded young doctor who makes up for in knowledge what she lacks in experience.

0 · 148 views · located in EDF Atlas

a character in “Echo Legacy: Burdens of Honor”, as played by Imehal


Bernadette 'Bernie' Phillipa Adams.



Civilian Medical Practitioner and Lecturer.

”Unassuming, short and a little frumpy. Maybe soon they'll learn to look twice.”

{Photo found here. Not mine.}

There is no great beauty to Bernadette, standing around five foot three and indeed, she makes no effort to draw attention to any natural attractiveness she does possess, often dressing down in jeans, shirts left open over tank tops and walking boots when not lecturing. An awkward length to her hair means that it is worn constantly in the same style; in full, loose waves that stop somewhere around her chin, fringe often clipped back practically with an omni-present silver latticework hairclip.

”I was not aware we were here to talk niceties. I thought we were here to get a job done.”

Beneath the quiet and respectful exterior of Bernadette lies a practical, quick-thinking and logical mind, often dealing with problems in a detached manner.This makes her decisive and adds an underlying clinical determination to everything she does, something that has developed throughout her adult life. It is not that she does not feel, more than she makes it a practice to not let emotional responses affect her choices and as such, it probably comes as no surprise that she has few close friends, particularly her own age.

Everyone is equal in her eyes and this makes Bernadette a good team-player, as she accepts that everyone has their role in the professional environment, even if she prefers her own company in a personal capacity. For all her strengths and insights, as vital as they are, they come counter-balanced with weaknesses hers, perhaps as expected, lie within her capacity to empathise. If given a choice, she simply prefers the company of others over actual conversation and as a general rule, never enquires into other’s personal business without heavy prompting, or unless it has relevancy to the task at hand. Bernadette has a deep respect for a person’s privacy and expects the same from the people she interacts with.

- A small, personalised first aid kit.
- A notebook and various coloured pens for note-taking.
- A standard communications device.
- A little navy blue backpack for all this to go in.

Bernadette considers herself one of the lucky ones, having had a very happy and dare she say productive upbringing. From a young age her parents nurtured her desire to care for people when sick, encouraging her in every way to pursue a career of her choosing that suited her disposition towards finding solutions through the application of knowledge. Exceptionally talented when it came to learning in general, she began to carve her way through the educational system. Quiet rather than unsociable as a teenager, Bernadette found that learning excited her far more than engaging with great numbers of people, and it showed in her grades, which was far above average, particularly in the sciences and mathematics.

So it came as no great surprise when Bernadette chose to specialise in medicine when the time came and from the outset, it seemed like it was a profession tailor made for her talents and work ethic. Her application of learnt knowledge proved effective and as her studies reached completion, the young woman only further excelled, making herself into something of a walking encyclopedia.

Newly qualified and aiming to specialise in the front-line department of A&E, Bernadette thrived in her profession, satisfied to find that all her hopes were realised, right up until the moment that she encountered, for the first time, a problem that she could not overcome with logic and practicality. An unnatural aversion of blood developed afterwards, and eventually drove her out of her chosen and beloved department, crippled by fear that the same situation would come around again and she would find herself just as helpless once more to her neuroses.

However, Bernadette was nothing if not determined and instead, retreated from A&E to try her hand at focusing upon working with the elderly, hoping to find her newly developed flaw to be less of an issue there. It became clear that over only a short period of time that there was actually a great deal of blood-related incidents when treating the elderly, meaning that it was virtually impossible for Bernadette to work without the fear of locking up during a vital moment once more, negative reactions to the presence of blood aside, was simply not a viable option. Determined not to let her career slip away based upon what she saw as a minor set-back, the young doctor moved on to consultations and for a time, found herself settling into a routine.

The fear lingered however, coming back full force whenever she glimpsed a patient with bloody wounds coming down the corridors, or listened to tales from other doctors in the cafeteria. The simple fact that at some point dealing with that situation again terrified Bernadette and soon, even the environment of a public hospital felt suffocating, for within came that chance of having to face and in her mind, ultimately fail to conquer that which she feared. It was a long-standing conflict of personality versus irrationality that eventually brought the young woman to her knees, unable to resolve this irregularity through willpower and logical thinking alone. Stressed, panicky and possessing little to no sleep towards the end of her first year as a practising doctor, Bernadette finally snapped and approached her superiors for a solution that would ease her troubles, but still leave her in a position to contribute to a profession that she loved dearly.

In the end it was decided that Bernadette would go into teaching, which meant a return to her reliance upon the written word to provide solace in a world that sometimes made little sense, much as hers was of late. Her fees were supplemented by the department that she would ultimately be going to teach within and since qualifying at the age of twenty four, has been teaching medical students ever since, believing that it was her role now to educate them to do a job that she was clearly not stable enough to perform herself.

It was travelling upon a civilian transport ship named Perseus that Bernadette found herself in the middle of the fighting that broke out. The ship inevitably takes damage and those within sustain injuries of varying degrees. On instinct, Bernadette does what she can for the injured aboard the ship herself, but one teenaged boy has obviously suffered internal damage as well as broken ribs, the presence of blood already pushing the boundaries. Yet under direct request (read, pleading) from the child’s mother, Bernadette finally accepts the responsibility to take the boy to the Atlas where there are superior medical facilities and most importantly, doctors that could treat him without locking down.

It is barely minutes after Bernadette handed over the boy to the medical professionals upon the Atlas, hands and shirt splattered with blood and steady on the brink of hysteria by sheer willpower, that the jump is made to the Karas system, leaving both patient and chaperone stranded thousands of miles from home and everything they have ever known.

So begins...

Bernadette Phillipa Adams's Story