Professor Jonathan Trent

Professor of Parapsychology


Motivation: I want to find irrefutable proof
Face of: San Francisco State University, The Obscura Group
High Concept
Professor of Parapsychology
Other Aspects
Back off Man, I’m a Scientist; I Want to Believe, but I Need Proof
Alertness: Average (1)
Discipline: Fair (2)
Investigation: Good (3)
Lore: Fair (2)
Performance: Fair (2)
Rapport: Fair (2)
Scholarship: Good (3)
Others default to Mediocre (0)
Calm Blue Ocean (Discipline): add 2 to Discipline when rolling to keep emotions under control.
Quick Eye (Investigation): Initial scene investigation is done 2 time increments quicker.
Occultist (Lore): add 2 to research involving mythology; add 2 for Chinese or Japanese myths and legends.
Verbal Defense (Performance): Prof. Trent can hold an audience spellbound with his voice. Use Performance as a Block against physical actions.
Mental 2
Physical 2
Social 2
Professor Trent has the Occultist stunt twice; hence the bonuses.
Total Refresh Cost: -3 (Pure Mortal)


Prof. Trent is a professor of Parapsychology and the Occult at San Francisco State University, a post he has held for almost twenty years. He is a recognized expert in the fields of parapsychology and occult studies, and his articles have appeared in scholarly publications such as the Journal of Parapsychology and the Journal of Scientific Exploration. He is also a self-professed skeptic, who has not yet found any undeniable proof for the existence of a supernatural world. Finally, he is the Faculty Advisor of The Obscura Group, a paranormal investigation society he founded.

Originally from Lubbock, Texas, then graduate student Trent came to San Francisco to pursue a doctoral degree, and was offered a faculty position after graduation. Now in his late forties, the professor is still an energetic man who divides his time between The Obscura Group, his classes, and his own research. He is also a confirmed bachelor, and if asked, will respond with a soft Texas drawl that “marriage is a wonderful institution, I’m just not ready for an institution yet.”

Professor Jonathan Trent

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