Violet Adler

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Violet Adler is a determined young women with a mysterious past, but a very clear future. Left as a ward of Billingham School for Girls' shortly after her birth in 1887, Violet would have been destitute had it not been for the trust fund that had been left with her. As it was, Violet had remarkable freedom, despite malignant gossip about her likely origins...

As one of the first female students at New York University, Violet was determined to do twice as well as her male detractors and she graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in that most modern of sciences: psychology. Several years' intensive study in Vienna followed, which earned Violet her doctorate in psychiatry and several awards for mountain climbing. Throughout her studies, Violet continued to cause scandal by studying the psychology of the criminal mind and the latest in forensic detective techniques.

Returning to New York City in 1917, Violet became an expert witness and consultant to the District Attorney's office of New York, often providing key information regarding criminal motives and likely identities. Violet eschewed the popular label of Alienist, but the latter-day title of Criminal Profiler was as-yet unknown.

At some point during her time in Europe, Violet spent several weeks in London - researching her past, apparently. However, she has steadfastly refused to divulge what she learned - not even the identity of the trustee of her fund, "Doctor John".

A Meeting In London
by John Watson, MD

Watson records a singular meeting with a unique young woman that he has only known from afar, but for all her life...

Credits
Violet was part of a pulp-era (Hero System) game run by Dave W. many years ago and I'd cheerfully sacrifice my favorite d10 for the chance to play her again.

The picture is of the actress Katherine Hepburn. Various bits are obviously stone from A. Conan Doyle.

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