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Bookworm Hienrichs is a straight-laced Victorian woman, slightly befuddled to find herself in free-wheeling New Babbage. She builds not, neither does she engineer, yet she’s managed to carve out a small niche for herself in this city of accomplished builders and engineers. She is an ordinary human, with no especial talents or powers, yet finds herself comfortable around fae folk or people from unknown lands.
She was born Sarah Hienrichs 30 years ago, and lived quietly with her parents and older brother in America. Her parents encouraged her love of reading and learning, even when what she read and learned was not considered entirely womanly. Peers labeled her with the epithet of ‘Bookworm,’ which name she took on as a badge of pride. She also developed an early interest in photography.
As Miss Hienrichs grew older, she found herself suffering from a prolonged case of wanderlust. For several years, she wandered throughout America with her camera. Her travels finally took her farther afield, into stranger lands, where she met Miss Ceejay Writer. The two kept in touch for a few months, and when Miss Writer mentioned New Babbage, Miss Hienrichs followed her there, in time for a monster-hand barbecue and a séance.
In New Babbage, she found a city with amazing architecture, friendly, if quirky, citizens, and, soon, an active social scene. She began spending more and more time in the city, and finally set down roots by renting an apartment at the Mechanix Arms and using her camera to make herself gainfully employed.
Miss Hienrichs is currently the designated event photographer for the monthly Aether Salons and Piermont Landing balls. She is available for other events as well, though she has held off on advertising her services more, at least until she’s had the chance to upgrade, and learn to really utilize, her photographic equipment.
For her first several months in New Babbage, she regarded herself, with equal parts pride and consternation, as someone to whom exciting events simply didn’t happen. Whether it was a mummy shambling through the streets, or the return of a dangerous nemesis to the city, she was always, at best, on the fringes. However, starting during her first summer in the city, events have conspired to bring her into more active participation in several major events.
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Multipart story: Summer Troubles
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