Apparent Age: 60
Archetype: Physical Adept: Circle Unknown
Preferred Weapon: Long Sword
Bio: Well it is time to announce that another of the dreaded Brothers Grimm have been discovered hiding within plain sight, Dr. Rodgers a well respected physician and surgeon within Portland General has been recently confirmed to be the dreaded Orthopaedist; yes the Brothers Grimm are not all that unique with their code names, you have the Professor, Pharmacist, Accountant, Dentist and so on…This seems to be a going trend but at the same time allows these monsters to hide directly under our noses. The Orthopaedist is an actual world renown orthopaedic surgeon who specialises in spinal injuries and is the leading expert and spearheading the research into the first ever artificial vertebrae to enhance a subjects spinal cord as well bring spinal surgery into the twenty-first century. Though this is exactly where this man’s niceties end, Dr. Rodgers is the older brother of the infamous and slightly off kilter Shyster and uncle of the Ringmaster and Marshal thus bringing him full circle into the families madness network and violent escapades. The Orthopaedist seemed to live a normal life within Portland raising three healthy children, running a successful practice and being very active within his Temple; though for this man something seemed to be missing and guess what that was revenge, murder and spilling enough blood to cause the Rio Grande to spill it’s banks during the dry season. This man was living a double life and nobody was the wiser till today, he would slip in and out of the shadows, kissing his children goodnight and slipping into the nights embrace to cause a child to awake and find it’s parents murdered.
Why this supposed normal citizen and pillar of the community would stoop to such extremes is unknown, but one can assume that he like the rest of his kin holds a serious grudge for some manufactured wrong committed upon his family back during the Great Tragedy. Our records indicate that Dr. Rodgers like his brother are from long before the Great Tragedy and this is not his first family, he once lived in Seattle in the district that was fully destroyed and buried during the eruption of Mount Saint Helens; if his family was lost during the eruption that is a tragedy, but not an excuse to wage war upon the natives and the UCAS. This is exactly what the Orthopaedist did, but unlike most of his kin who focused on Seattle, this man would strike a city that wasn’t prepared for nor actually had a shadow society; his actions would haunt Portland Oregon for decades to come and only now over fifty years later has it been confirmed who the scourge of Portland actually is. This news has sent shivers through many within Portland as Dr. Rodgers was quite active within the political arena and served on the city council, the cities board of education, serves as the chairman of the Portland Health and Services Board and was once the cities beloved Mayor serving two terms from 2035 to 2047. The city has many honours dedicated to this man including libraries, parks, schools and even streets named after Dr. Rodgers for everything that he has done and contributed to the city of Portland. Now we come to learn that he is the scourge of the city, the one who was hunting the Natives, the agents of the UCAS and the Elven citizens of the Tangier. Portland Oregon is just like Seattle, it is the only UCAS territory within the Elven Nation of the Tangier though that relation is tentative at best; Dr. Rodgers being a successful and political human is an oddity to say the least within Portland but the cities internal structure is not why I am writing this article.
The Orthopaedist would stalk the night and hunt his prey like one would stalk a deer in the wilderness, once he would capture his prey he would use his vast medical knowledge to make short work of his subjects or even worse he would slowly torture them as he dislocated every joint and broke every bone in their body; some of his victims that where left alive where sent with a very grim and disturbing message as they would be found in a near death state with many of their non vital bones removed leaving them with useless lumps of flesh as a reminder that life should’t be taken for granted. He would leave police baffled and even today with the information being released that Dr. Rodgers is the dreaded Orthopaedist no charges are being filed and no survivors are coming forward to press charges on him and he has been allowed to continue to live his double life with no fear of reprisal from the authorities. Now I understand that it can be hard to accept the idea that a beloved member of the community can be a mass murderer and a member of the dreaded Brothers Grimm, but please Portland is not Seattle and we don’t need our fair city turning into the Emerald City as we turn a blind eye to a known runner in our midst.
This man has left Portland terrified for decades and has murdered hundreds that we know about, and probably thousands that we don’t know about as he worked his rounds in the hospital acting as our cities angel of death. He might have many accolades and long history of doing humanitarian work within the city, but this doesn’t change the fact that the Orthopaedist committed countless acts of evil and has been conspiring against the UCAS, NAN and the Tangier for decades and probably has used his political appointments as a way to gain crucial information about the city and the opposing governments, hence why Portland has been so venerable to attacks from the Seattle runners and other terrorist assaults that have plagued the outlaying regions of the city and the districts of the Tangier. They would have direct influence over all aspects of the city through Dr. Rodgers and his vast political and influential list of contacts and allies and than add his family to the mix and you have a very volatile cocktail that would set Portland back decades if unleashed. Dr, Rodgers might appear to be unlike the others of the Brothers Grimm, but remember he is just a different kind of evil, most of the Grimm are in your face and direct about their intentions and actions where the Orthopaedist is a master of enigmas, deception and misdirection; he makes you believe that he is a noble doctor with a heavy heart and warm soul. This is how he lures you into his web and once he gets his hooks sunk in, game over the real face of evil is exposed.
Now normally I would report on the subjects combat prowess and his abilities on the battlefield, but with the Orthopaedist we actually have no information on this other than he wields some sort of long bladed sword and he is a physical adept. Outside of that basic information everything else will be conjecture and rumour, so sadly I can’t properly prepare any form of defence against this man; just assume the worst seeing that he is a welcomed member of the Brothers Grimm and never underestimate the power of the spoken word, this man has spent a lifetime in politics and the medical world he is highly educated, beyond genius level intelligence and extremely charismatic and manipulative so be very cautious when dealing with Dr. Rodgers because you can quickly end up in way above your head with an uncertain future looming before you.
Well it’s the unknown about this man that makes him very dangerous, their is no way to properly prepare a defence against a man that nobody has ever seen fight and even those that survived his attack have no memory of the event and according to reports from the ER doctors they only survived their ordeal do to being allowed to live, their attacker wanted to send a brutal message and deliver a blow worse than death to the subjects. He would force them to suffer a wound that was incurable and even cybernetics would be impossible do to removing part of the bone and muscle that would be needed to connect the chrome part and only a clonal replacement would be able to restore the subject to full and those are quite expensive and not normally available as they have to be specially grown. This is the man that has been terrorising Portland and most likely many of the outlaying regions, this is the man that has buried countless elves and natives for nothing more than being the wrong race and skin colour. This is the man that Portland loves so much they refuse to act against him, for it is either they love him or they fear him. This is probably the most deadly and dangerous of the Brothers Grimm, as he is the known unknown of this team of assassins, spies, thieves and terrorists. The Orthopaedist has fooled an entire city and maybe an entire state into believing that he is not who he actually is and even when presented with damning evidence of his true identity they still persist to deny the truth and accept that Dr. Rodgers is a wonderful honest man. Please don’t be fooled, he is very dangerous and the worst kind of evil he is the man that thrives of terror, deception and control and currently he is winning, please spread the word of this man and break the twisted web he has woven allow for the truth to be irrefutable and bring the Orthopaedist to justice so all those he has killed can rest in piece.
Page Written By: Det. Charles Jacobs retired Portland Police Department