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Four Chaplains’ Lifejackets
Mae west preserver

Origin

The Four Chaplains

Type

Lifejackets

Effects

Converts caloric energy into supplies

Downsides

Diminishes/destroys user

Activation

Wearing

Section

Out and About List

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OriginEdit

During World War Two, the SS Dorchester was sunk by a German U-boat while on a convoy mission to Greenland. The 900 souls aboard were forced to abandon ship and jump into the frigid waters, wearing flimsy lifejackets that functioned more as flotation devices rather than insulation.

Four chaplains who met while preparing for assignment at Harvard University managed to keep the Dorchester soldiers orderly and move the injured to safety. They included Methodist minister the Reverend George L. Fox, Reform Rabbi Alexander D. Goode (Ph.D.), Roman Catholic Priest Father John P. Washington, and Reformed Church in America minister the Reverend Clark V. Poling. When the supply of jackets ran out, they each relinquished their own and went down with the ship linked arm to arm, singing prayers until the very end.

They were each posthumously awarded the Purple Heart, Distinguished Service Cross and the Four Chaplains’ Medal designed specifically to honor their sacrifice.

EffectsEdit

User’s bodily energy is converted into resources for those in dire need. All objects are noted to feel cold to the touch, no matter how much heat is applied. The process utterly destroys the subject’s body, but grants the user near complete existential satisfaction in their last moments. Joining hands simultaneously with the other three partners will create a wave of peace emanating from the group. It will fix the tribulations of all caught by it, but will still devastate the wearers. However, it will deposit a small emblem memorializing the users.

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