Ian Thistle (The Pedagogue)

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Ian Thistle

on MUX as

The Pedagogue


The Pedagogue


Highschool History Teacher

Apparent Age


Played By

Rob Lowe
India Gants

Faction Membership

Thistle Family
Highschool History Teacher

This is someone who lives to learn, to uncover, to discover, and then pass that knowledge on to others. They are old school, preferring putting pen to paper and chalk to board to write down their thought processes, and lecture face to face rather than via screens. They shepherd knowledge and learners, while being ever open to learning themselves.

Archetype Roster Concept 

Learning and teaching, that's what's important. You will never know even a fraction of everything there is to know, and that inspires you to try. Teaching others makes you happiest of all.

Role in Bonds of Blood

Nancy and Ray's younger sibling. History Teacher at the highschool. Husband of (TBD), highschool Drama teacher. Father of (Coward).

  • Nancy and Ray's younger brother.
  • History Teacher
  • Married to (TBD) Thistle
  • Father of Coward
  • Collects weird stories and news about deaths and the like about town and keeps them in a home office.
  • He and his wife seem perfect. Too perfect. Stepford levels of creepy perfect.


Brawn: Poor
- Cardiomyopathy (Negative)

Heart Disease. It blows. Ian gets tired very easily, and he won't be running any marathons or sprints either.
Finesse: Normal
Brains: Good
+ Excellent Memory (Positive)

He remembers. Everything.
+ Ghost/Spirit Lore (Positive)

He collects everything he can about ghosts and spirits, from stories to artifacts.
+ History (Positive)

He teaches all levels of High School History.
+ Teaching (Positive)

He has a degree in it, even!
+ Town History (Positive)

He knows this place. He knows the families and their genealogy.
Spirit: Good
+ Not Easily Frightened (Positive)

He loves scary ghost stories and all things spirity. He doesn't freak out too easily.
- Impulsive (Negative)

Don't go into that dark basement! He does it anyway. Don't get between the monster and that student! Here I come to save the daaaaay!
- Obsessed With Ghost Stories (Negative)

He should really be using sick days for his heart condition, not to sit in allegedly haunted houses to record EMF.

Perks and Quirks

+ Bloodline Trait: Thistle (Free)

Spirit sensitivity and resistance. Can roll Spirit to sense the presence of ghosts/spirits nearby (Vampires included), and get +1 on rolls resisting their powers.
+ Area of Expertise: Town History (Free)

History teacher and obsessed with the town. Can add an ADDITIONAL +1 to a Brains or Finesse roll once per scene in that field.
+ Area of Expertise: Spirit Lore (10)

Obsessed with Ghosts and Spirits. Can add an ADDITIONAL +1 to a Brains or Finesse roll once per scene in that field.
+ Good Luck (10)

Re-roll 1 die. Once per Scene. You must select which die you wish to reroll.
+ Adrenaline Boost (10)

Can add an additional +1 die. Once per Scene.
+ Bloodline Boon: Thistle (20)

Can roll Spirit to communicate with ghosts and spirits and interact with them. On an exceptional success, can compel them.
- Bloodline Taint: Thistle (10)

Strangeness. The Director will have odd things happen around you that you get blamed for.
- Adult Mindset (10)

They try to rationalize and explain away the supernatural, even when experienced firsthand. Secondhand stories are immediately rejected and rationalized, and firsthand encounters require a Spirit Check - a failure means they start to believe as their adult mindset cannot shut down the possibility that Something Really Happened. A successful roll means their mind re-writes what happened to something more believable (he wasn't flying, he just jumped!).
- Small Favor: (TBD) (10)

To be determined
- Bloodline Bane: Thistle (20)

Creepy. All social rolls with people outside your family are at -1.


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Wife. Drama teacher at the highschool.


Colorado Thistle

Son. Senior at the highschool


Detective Mason Cross (Bonds of Blood)

Police Detective
Mason Cross has lived in Lake Havasu all his life. He only left for college to get a BS in Criminal Justice, then returned and entered the police academy. After 5 years as a patrol officer, he passed the Detective's Exam at the age of 28. Now a Detective Sergeant, he works diligently to investigate the murders and disappearances in the city.

His brother and his wife are religious fanatics, so they're estranged, but his brother's child, Rooney, has gotten mixed up with a gang to get away from them. He has tried to give her a place to go, but so far she hasn't taken him up on it.


Lilah Callahan (Bonds of Blood)

Lilah came to town in the middle of her junior year with her mother. She was beautiful, mysterious, and seemed like she was wealthy. All a great lure for the teens of Lake Havasu High School. She even caught the notice of Landon Marchant and the two began dating not long after her arrival.

However, the Marchants figured out that Lilah did not have wealth, and the only mystery was that her father was in prison for embezzling money from the accounting firm he worked for back in Chicago. She became very much less desirable, and Landon's brother, Lucas, sabotaged the relationship to end it.

Lilah was hurt, very hurt and very angry that her secrets also were aired, and everyone who knew now looked down on her. That can't end well.

No badges for Bonds of Blood.

(2019-08-26 • History Classroom) The Marchant Twins pay their teacher a visit to surreptitiously get some awareness and help on the Painkiller problem and also see what is going around to get an idea about their health condition.
Cast  •   Landon Marchant  •  Ian Thistle  •  Lucas Marchant  •
Villains In History
(2019-08-12 • History Class) Ian Thistle holds a theatrical history class about Villains in History, having students dress in costume, and then discuss what makes someone a villain, versus a hero. The nature of evil is on the table and the kids have a good think on it.
Cast  •   James Thistle  •  Sean Winters  •  Justin Michaels  •  Lucas Marchant  •  Devereux Jaden Marchant  •  Esme Reed  •  Lana Reed  •  Jonny Lester  •  Landon Marchant  •  Star Thistle  •  Ian Thistle  •  Hector de la Huerta  •  Amy Lester  •  Spear Thistle  •