: Brother S. Curtal
: Crux Fidelis
: Not allowed, as I am a member of the Catholic order of Benedictine monks.
Country of Residence
: God bless America.
: Halo, of course. I also have a significant predilection for video games that embody the struggle of good overcoming evil. As a monastic I am more or less 'classically' trained, so I play a good deal of chess, bocce, and nine-man's-morris.
: My calm demeanor and reserved attitude seems to constantly cast me in the role of referee. When I am permitted to take a more active part, I usually concentrate on defense.
: All I have is an Xbox, a 400 MHz Packard-Bell PC, and my trusty old Mac IIci.
Gaming Groups / Squads / Clans
: As far as playing Halo goes, I mostly associate with the HBO Junkies. I am also a member in good standing of the St. Bernard abbey bocce team, 'The Rolling Stones.'
, without a doubt. The St. Bernard Abbey website (http://www.stbernardabbey.com/
), where I work and live. Santi Beati (http://www.santiebeati.it/
), where you can vote on who you think the patron saint of the internet should be (http://www.santiebeati.it/patrono.shtml
). Last, but not least, any page about Umberto Eco (http://www.themodernword.com/eco/
Hobbies / Activities
: Mostly my hobbies revolve around tracking down obscure trivia for Louis Wu. For example, Louis recently referred me to this website (http://www.angelfire.com/hero/gurpshalo/
) which seems to hold some kind of garbled message about a Halo edition of GURPS. In the mundane world I spend my off hours tending garden and advising students at a local school.
Accomplishments / Achievements
: I would have to say I am most proud of the good work I did in Guatemala from 1984 to 1994. Interestingly enough, this is where I met Louis Wu and his lovely wife-to-be. I remember fondly the time he and I spent together teaching local villagers to herd goats and farm. Louis also honored me by allowing me to join him and his fiance in holy matrimony. Good times, indeed.
: Illiud Latine dici non potest.