Lara Woronov is a patient of Bishopsgate being treated by Doctor Yee Lin. She bears the dubious honor of having the longest tenure of any maximum-security patient.


Am I on shift tonight?

A forty-five year old institutionalized for paranoid schizophrenia, Woronov is of the belief that she once was an employee of Bishopsgate, something that some patients but no hospital or state records will corroborate. Almost all of her medical history is missing, though what is present indicates a history of drug abuse and, potentially, an abusive home situation. When lucid, she tends to demand access to her doctor or lawyer, requests that are never met by Bishopsgate staff.

As with many characters in World of Darkness: Asylum, a number of possible explanations are provided for Woronov’s history and nature:

  • Option One: Woronov is inhabited by some sort of body jumper who became incarcerated. Its previous victim was a young nurse. Having absorbed part of the nurse’s personality, those traits remained when it jumped into Woronov. The patients medication prevents the creature from making another jump, leaving it trapped.
  • Option Two: Formerly a mortal agent of the Seers of the Throne, Woronov learned something too damaging to Seer operations to permit her to remain in place. To that end, they trapped her in Bishopsgate, which used to be a stomping ground of theirs before Woronov’s discovery, and suppressed her mind and identity. They did not kill her due to her use to them as a living repository of information.
  • Option Three: Woronov was a nurse at some other institution who overdosed on drugs and wound up at Bishopsgate. She is not long for this world, as her brain damage from the overdose and her heavy medication are likely to give her a catastrophic stroke within a few months. This state of affairs has yet to be discovered by Bishopsgate due to a frankly appalling lack of care and effective policy at the institution.

Character Sheet

Lara Woronov

Mental Attributes: Intelligence 4, Wits 2, Resolve 2
Physical Attributes: Strength 2, Dexterity 2, Stamina 3
Social Attributes: Presence 2, Manipulation 4, Composure 3
Mental Skills: Academics (Bishopsgate) 3, Computer 2, Investigation 1, Medicine (Psychiatric Medicine) 2, Science 2
Physical Skills: Drive 1
Social Skills: Empathy 2, Expression 2, Persuasion 3, Socialize 2, Subterfuge (Posing as a Nurse) 3
Merits: Eidetic Memory, Language (Latin), Strong Back
Willpower: 5
Morality: 6
Virtue: Hope
Vice: Envy
Initiative: 5
Defense: 2
Speed: 9
Health: 8


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