George Weatherall
Portrayed by James Cromwell
Name: Captain George Weatherall
Birthday: March 27th, 1940
Origin: Blig
Role: Administrator
Affiliation: Town Government
Title: Mayor of Mythic Wood
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Description

George Weatherall stands tall and gaunt at 6'7". A man of at least 70 years, he has begun losing his white hair, but simply combs it aside with dignity. His features are careworn with laughter lines. Dark blue eyes often hold a good-natured twinkle. His long, prominent nose is a touch crooked. His smile may be thin, but it's a friendly one.

George favors simple polo shirts, buttoned up to the neck, saving his suits for more formal occasions. This shirt is always tucked into a pair of pressed grey pants, held up by a belt with a bright, shiny buckle. His leather shoes are a bit too scuffed to hold much of a shine.

History

The Weatherall family dates back to the very first settlers that would eventually found the township of Mythic Wood. They have been a part of the civic infrastructure of the county since the beginning, whether serving in political office, as teachers, on school boards, or as part of community action groups.

George Weatherall was no exception. He was a Boy Scout — eventually earning the rank of Eagle Scout — during which time he was heavily involved in community programs such as park beautification, food drives, elderly assistance, and so on.

Of course, he wasn't totally an angel. He and his best friend, Ernie Kuroda, were infamous for getting into trouble together. It was never anything hurtful, but they had their share of mischief. The two were inseparable friends, and after they graduated high school in 1958, they both enlisted in the Navy.

Ernie only did one tour of duty, but George found that the Navy suited him, and he stayed on to make a career of it. With twenty five years of service under his belt, George retired in 1983 as a Captain. But he was a man of the sea by then, and even when he came back to Mythic Wood, he couldn't stay away from the water. He bought a fishing boat, hired a crew, and became a new kind of captain. He'd remain a fisherman for the next fifteen years.

But even as age and arthritis got in the way of his fishing career, George wasn't the kind of man to simply retire and rest. After trading in his fishing boat for a more recreational craft, he returned to his family's roots in civil service. In 1998 he won a seat on the Mythic Wood town council, and two years later he ran for mayor, and was elected in a landslide. He has served as mayor ever since.

Story Hooks

Connections, leads, and goals that can potentially generate role-play.

  • Mayor of Mythic Wood: George has been a leader of the community for sixteen years, fourteen of which as mayor. He is popular and respected by his supporters, and considered a formidable opponent by his detractors. He is conservative in his views, but not radically so. His blend of compassion and traditional values has made him a true man of the people.
  • Roots in the Community: George's family has been established in the region since the very first white settlers arrived.
  • Keep Mythic Wood Safe: George is no fool. He understands that there are many strange things afoot in the valley, many of which are truly dangerous. He feels the weight of that responsibility, and does everything in his power to keep the town and its people safe.
  • Old Man of the Sea: George has always been attracted to the ocean and boating. A Navy career followed by years as a fishing boat captain have indelibly tattooed the sea onto his heart.

Relationships

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Jill Weatherall
Wife (Deceased): Jill was the love of George's life. He met her early in his Navy days. Her parents had both passed, so after they were married, she came to Mythic Wood to live with George's family. She passed away in 2004 after succumbing to cancer.

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Pamela Weatherall
Daughter

Grayson Weatherall

Grayson Weatherall
Son: George and Grayson have almost never seen eye to eye. Father and son couldn't be more different. Now that Grayson had thrown in his lot with the Iron Brigade, the two are more estranged than ever, as George refuses to even speak to his youngest, which seems to suit Grayson just fine.

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