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Charles de Laet Waldo Sibthorp, ‘Colonel Sibthorp’

Charles de Laet Waldo Sibthorp, 'Colonel Sibthorp'
  • Alias: None known
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Human
  • Occupation: Politician, Member of Parliament
  • Religion: Likely Anglican due to his support for the Church of England
  • Allies: Fellow traditionalists, conservative politicians, defenders of aristocracy
  • Enemies: Reformers, proponents of parliamentary reform, advocates of modernization
  • Abode/Base of Operations: Primarily London, where the House of Commons is located
  • Nationality: British
  • Languages: English
  • Alignment: Lawful Neutral
  • Affiliation(s): Member of the House of Commons, aligned with traditionalist and conservative political factions
  • Significant others: None known from historical records

Step into the world of Colonel Charles de Laet Waldo Sibthorp, a figure that defies convention and challenges the norms of British politics. With a flair for eccentricity, he walks the halls of Parliament with pistols at his side and unwavering traditionalist convictions.

Character Description: Colonel Sibthorp’s presence is marked by a unique blend of flamboyance and staunch resolve. He wears military uniforms with an air of nostalgia, as if each epaulet and button is a badge of honor. His eyes, sharp and unyielding, betray the unwavering conviction that fuels his actions. As he addresses the House of Commons, his words are delivered with fiery fervor, the embodiment of a man who wears his beliefs as boldly as his uniform.

Driving Fear and Motivation: In the shadows of progress, Colonel Sibthorp’s greatest fear looms—the erosion of tradition and the upheaval of established order. He fears a world stripped of its familiar structures, a world where the past is discarded in favor of the untested and unfamiliar. His actions are driven by a deep-seated desire to preserve the sanctity of British heritage, to defend the monarchy, the aristocracy, and the Church against the winds of change.

Unveiling the Why: Colonel Sibthorp’s journey began amidst the upheaval of reformist movements. Witnessing the erosion of traditional values, he donned his military uniform as a metaphorical armor, choosing to stand as a bastion against the tide of modernity. His forays into Parliament were not mere political maneuvers, but a heartfelt effort to rally those who shared his concerns—to hold the line against progress he deemed perilous.

The Grand Ambition: Beyond the theatrics and pistols, Colonel Sibthorp yearns for a society steeped in the familiar—a society where the established order flourishes, where the power of the past shapes the present and guides the future. His endeavors extend beyond himself; they encompass a vision of a Britain that remains unwavering in its allegiance to the traditional pillars that have long held it steady.

Colonel Charles de Laet Waldo Sibthorp, a figure of controversy and conviction, is a man who carves his legacy amidst the tumultuous currents of change. Whether one deems him eccentric or steadfast, his presence leaves an indelible mark on British political history—a testament to the unwavering power of an individual’s beliefs in shaping the course of a nation.

Medium humanoid (human), lawful neutral

Armor Class: 15 (fine clothing) Hit Points: 67 (9d8 + 27) Speed: 30 ft.

10 (+0)12 (+1)16 (+3)14 (+2)14 (+2)18 (+4)

Skills: Persuasion +6, History +4, Insight +4 Senses: Passive Perception 12 Languages: Common

CR: 6 (2,300 XP)


Eloquent Debate. Ranged Spell Attack: +6 to hit, range 60 ft., one target. Hit: 4d6 psychic damage. The target must succeed on a DC 15 Wisdom saving throw or be charmed for 1 minute. The charmed creature is incapacitated and can’t take actions. At the end of each of its turns, the target can make another Wisdom saving throw. On a success, the effect ends.

Commanding Oratory. Colonel Sibthorp can use his action to deliver a passionate speech. Allies within 30 feet gain advantage on their next saving throw against fear or charm effects.

Pistols. Colonel Sibthorp carries a pair of ornate pistols. Ranged Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, range 40/120 ft., one target. Hit: 1d10 piercing damage.


Traditionalist Rhetoric.Colonel Sibthorp has advantage on Persuasion checks when arguing in favor of traditional values.
Aristocratic Defender.Allies within 10 feet of Colonel Sibthorp gain a +2 bonus to their AC against ranged attacks.
Eccentric Presence.When Colonel Sibthorp enters a new area, enemies must succeed on a DC 15 Wisdom saving throw or be charmed by his authoritative demeanor for 1 minute.


  • Fine clothing
  • Signet ring
  • Quill and ink
  • Fine parchment
  • A copy of his speech against reform
  • Pair of ornate pistols

Magic Items

  • Sibthorp’s Charmed Quill: This quill once belonged to Colonel Sibthorp, enhancing his Eloquent Debate ability. Once per day, the user can cast Charm Person using the quill.

Legendary Actions

Colonel Sibthorp can take 3 legendary actions, choosing from the options below. Only one legendary action option can be used at a time, and only at the end of another creature’s turn. Colonel Sibthorp regains spent legendary actions at the start of his turn.

  • Eloquence. Colonel Sibthorp can make an Eloquent Debate attack.
  • Inspiring Oration. Colonel Sibthorp can use his legendary actions to deliver a stirring speech, granting allies within 30 feet advantage on their next attack roll or saving throw.
  • Authoritative Presence. Colonel Sibthorp can use his legendary actions to impose his will on enemies, forcing them to make a Wisdom saving throw (DC 15) or be charmed for 1 round.

Currently in the World

Colonel Sibthorp stands tall in the hallowed chambers of the House of Commons, his form resolute and his gaze unwavering. His attire, a vibrant military uniform adorned with insignias of honor, harkens to a bygone era—a defiant nod to tradition. His silver hair, neatly combed, lends an air of distinction, and his piercing eyes exude a sense of authority that commands attention.

Surrounded by ornate woodwork and rows of benches, the grandeur of the House of Commons envelopes him, a stage befitting his fervor for debate. The air is alive with a mixture of hushed conversations and the shuffling of papers, a symphony of political discourse. In this very moment, he addresses his fellow MPs with impassioned vigor, his words echoing through the hallowed halls.

His mood is one of zealous determination, a steadfast belief in the values he upholds. His speeches are delivered with an unwavering cadence, each word enunciated as if etching his convictions into the air. As his voice resonates, his gestures punctuate his points, emphasizing the urgency of his message. Colonel Sibthorp stands as a beacon of tradition amidst the currents of change, a figure who finds purpose in safeguarding the foundations he holds dear.

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