Emma Gwen Robertson
I am starting a new D&D 5e campaign in a modern homebrew world somewhat based on Harry potter. This is the character I will be playing:
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Emma Gwen Robertson born June 10th 2006, died, for less than two minutes, on June 12th 2007, by drowning from her own mothers hands.
The night was cool, it was raining outside and there was a storm brewing. Gwendalyn was giving Gwen a bath while Edgar was preparing dinner.
Everything seemed normal that night, at least until the power started to flicker and in the bathroom Gwendalyn had an epileptic seizure, her first, this triggering Gwendalyn schizophrenia and sent her into a spiral, one that she would not recover from.
After the seizure Gwendalyn walked into the kitchen and stabbed her husband. She then went back into the bathroom and held her one year old under the water and for a moment ended Gwen’s life.
Edgar managed to scream and luckily a courtesy officer overheard the commotion and busted in and saved Gwen and managed to subdue Gwendalyn until the police arrived.
Gwendalyn was arrested and convicted for attempted murder of Edgar, and their daughter.
Edgar injuries were so severe that he could no longer take after his child. Luckily he had a friend and business partner Steve who was married to Mary and they were looking to adopt. Edgar was not thrilled with this but understood his disability.
Steve and Mary saw this as an opportunity to raise a child as Mary could not have a child of her own.
Some time went on Steve and Mary did not keep it a secret that they adopted Gwen, Edgar was still around and spent time with Gwen but she was mainly raised by her adopted parents only seeing Edgar on major holidays and his birthday.
Steve and Mary were good parents but they held a few secrets from Gwen. They held off telling Gwen about her real mother and her mother’s schizophrenia. Or at least they would try.
At around the age of six Gwen would start to hear voices and she too was to be diagnosed with schizophrenia. At first Steve and Mary just thought it as an imaginary friend but it became apparent that it was more. Gwen would start to act out and say things to her parents, things they thought that they kept from her. Things Gwen overheard while she was sleeping.
Things that crept into Gwen’s dreams and gave her nightmares.
Gwen was placed on medication for schizophrenia by the time she was eight. The medication seemed to help, it calmed Gwen and subdued the nightmares. But as she aged the medications effect wore off and by the time she was fifteen the voices returned. And it was at this time they sat her down and told her about her mother and what happened to her and her father.
She was hurt by this and ran off to find the truth from her dad. And he told her the truth just as her adopted parents did. He was upset and wanted to take Gwen back but was still unable to do so.
Gwen being smart and capable demanded to be emancipated, she wanted to be on her own. Steve and Mary were heartbroken but did not put up a fight, they believed they raised her right and if this is what she wanted they would be there for support if needed.
Gwen left, two weeks before her sixteenth birthday. She found a place not far from her school and managed to take the classes she needed during summer breaks to graduate high school early as valedictorian.
Before leaving her family Gwen started a blog, one she thought would not go too far but one that propelled her into starting a YouTube channel. Yet this path to becoming an influencer is what gave her the funds she thought she needed, but unbeknownst to her she would not need the money for long as once she turned sixteen she would get an inheritance. The inheritance came from her grandfather on her mothers side, after he passed away. It was enough to be life altering but not enough to go out and buy a new house. Gwen was pushed aback by this but took it as a way to her father.
Steve and Mary did not give up on Gwen they kept an eye on her and unbeknownst to her are two of her biggest contributors on her patreon. In fact a lot of her followers are members of the local church that subscribe to Gwen.
Edgar kept in touch and is also a subscriber and supporter to her endeavors.
An in character blog post, written by chatGPT using the background above.
Finding Faith in the Storm: My Journey Through Adversity
Hello, everyone. My name is Emma, but you might know me as Gwen from my YouTube channel and blog. Today, I want to share a deeply personal aspect of my life with you – how I turned to religion to cope with the challenges that life has thrown my way.
As some of you may already know, my early years were marked by a traumatic incident that forever changed the course of my life. I was just a one-year-old when I briefly drowned, and my mother, who suffered from schizophrenia, attempted to take my life. Thanks to the intervention of a kind courtesy officer, I survived, but the scars of that night ran deep.
Growing up, I was unaware of the grim details of my past. I was adopted by a wonderful couple, Steve and Mary, who raised me with love and care. They kept certain secrets from me, including the truth about my real mother and her condition. It wasn’t until I was fifteen that I learned the full extent of my history and the pain that my family had endured.
Facing this truth was incredibly difficult, and it sent me into a whirlwind of emotions. I was hurt, angry, and confused. It felt like my world was crumbling around me. It was during this challenging time that I turned to my faith for solace and guidance.
I had always believed in God, but my faith took on a new dimension when I had to confront the painful reality of my past. Religion became my sanctuary, a place where I could find peace and understanding. I started attending church regularly, seeking comfort in the words of scripture and the sense of community that the congregation provided.
One particular verse from the Bible, Isaiah 41:10, became my anchor: “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” These words gave me the strength to face my past and the uncertainty of my future.
Prayer became my way of communicating with God and finding clarity in the midst of confusion. I found comfort in the knowledge that there was a higher power looking out for me, guiding me through life’s trials. The church community welcomed me with open arms, offering support and love during my darkest moments.
In those early days of discovering the truth, my faith was a lifeline. It helped me process my emotions, forgive those who had hurt me, and find the strength to move forward. It also inspired me to share my story and my faith journey on my blog and YouTube channel, in the hopes that my experiences might help others facing their own challenges.
Today, my relationship with God continues to be a source of strength and comfort. I know that life is filled with ups and downs, but my faith reminds me that I am never alone on this journey. It is a reminder that there is always hope, even in the darkest of times.
I want to thank you all for being a part of my journey, for your support, and for allowing me to share this deeply personal aspect of my life with you. If you are facing adversity, I encourage you to seek solace in whatever brings you comfort, whether it’s faith, community, or the love of those around you. Remember, you are not alone, and there is always a path forward, even when life’s storms rage.
With love and faith,