d20 Modern: Heavens and Earths
Mentally ill owner of many cats, she lives in an old house on St. Andrews. Eleanor is better known as the Crazy Cat Lady. She’s a woman with the appearance and behavior of a stereotypical mentally ill person. Abernathy is always surrounded by a large number of cats, and in every appearance she screams gibberish and/or throws cats at passersby. Abernathy has an unfortunate past. When she was eight, she was a smart and ambitious young girl who wanted to be both a lawyer and a doctor “because a woman can do anything.” She was studying for law school at 16, and by 24 she had earned a M.D., from Harvard Medical School and a JD from Yale Law School. However, by 32, suffering from burnout, she had turned to alcohol and became obsessed with her pet cat. By the time she turned 40, she had assumed her present state as a drunken, raving lunatic. In 2004, when participating in a mayoral election she lucidly discusses topics such as health care, economy, public education and cats in everyone’s pants in between her screams and gibberish.