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Gefrey Culpeper: The Goode & Able Apothecarie

by kiwi_tea Posted 4th Apr 2010 at 1:37 PM - Updated 4th Apr 2010 at 5:06 PM by kiwi_tea
13 Comments / replies (Who?) - 13 Feedback Posts
This download is part of the Medieval Creator Challenge

Sim Info:
Age = Elder
Traits = Technophone/Bookworm/Green Thumb/Kleptomaniac/Vegetarian
Favourites = French Music/Stu Surprise/Lilac

Find Culpeper's Home Here

"And thou shalt make it an oil of holy ointment, an ointment compound after the art of the apothecary: it shall be an holy anointing oil."
- Exodus 30:25

Born in the English town of Drynke by the Shawe, Gefrey was an unexceptional child. He was chubby, with no apparent talents, presumably destined to become a swineherd. He was the least comely of seven children, and his family largely ignored him except for his labour. At 14-years-old he joined an apprenticeship with an unsavoury charlatan, learning to sell all sorts of snake oils to the poorest people of England. This approach never sat right with Gefrey, and each town he and his master visited he would converse with genuine healers. Gradually he built up knowledge about the observed effects of herbs and potions. From the dull sludge of his youth, he emerged quite an intelligent man, although still nothing to look at. Leaving his master finally, he vowed to begin his own apothecary practice. His young life was spent travelling alone, researching arcane and unusual herbs and minerals: flame plants, pomegranate, poisonous love apples, and the elusive soulpeace gem. In his 44th year - a feat of great longevity for the times - he is a jowly, pudgy man. Recently he has settled back in Drynke by the Shawe, opening a shop on a small estate left to him by his late cousin. Though he serves the peasants of the region well with his tonics and ointments, he has turned his hand towards scribery and research in his old age. He wishes to record, on vellum, all his learnings. And he may have a last adventure in him yet: He has still never found a skull-cut piece of the soulpeace gem for his specially constructed cabinet.

I'm very aware that this sim is somewhat pudding-faced. He's really supposed to be: He's the pudgy old guy you might see in a medieval English pub. However, he has more in common with the publican than the patrons. I have worked over his face extensively, but he is more a sim to appeal to players who want a unique and detailed backstory, than a sim for players who want an exceptional face. His plainess is, indeed, part of his story.

Custom Content:

- HP's Subtle Glance Eye Replacements
- HP's Increased Shine
- Aikea Guinea's Default Face Replacements for Males.
- Papercat's Freckle Face.
- Papercat's Lip Lines.
-Awesome Mod's increased sliders from MATY.

The telescope pictured above is - Galileo's Observer from The Sims Store.

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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13 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 12 Feedback Posts
Test Subject
#2 Old 4th Apr 2010 at 3:28 PM
I like this Sim very much. :Db
Test Subject
#3 Old 4th Apr 2010 at 3:45 PM
He's fabulous! Perfect for any pre-20th century setting imo, nad you could probably redress him to fit up to the 70s easily. A nice character.
#4 Old 4th Apr 2010 at 4:08 PM
AMAZING backstory. Just wonderful. You didnt just make a sim, but you created a character.

I don't take requests. :-)

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Top Secret Researcher
#5 Old 4th Apr 2010 at 4:16 PM Last edited by rian90 : 4th Apr 2010 at 11:24 PM.
He is great..and not pudding faced. To me, that means a face that is soft and lacks character. He certainly does not lacks character and his face has wrinkles and freckles, all the signs of a full life. Thank you. I do wish we had better clothing for medieval men though.

edited to change does to does not. Sorry!
Zombie Socks
#6 Old 4th Apr 2010 at 9:29 PM
Wow! He's so full of character. He seems like he could be a real person. Good job!

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Mad Poster
#7 Old 5th Apr 2010 at 12:37 AM
Aww, he's cute - nice to have Mr Culpeper to go with his house. An ancestor of Nicholas Culpeper the herbalist?
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Original Poster
#8 Old 5th Apr 2010 at 2:13 AM
Heh, my friend Google just schooled me on Nicholas Culpeper. It's a cool coincidence. I just searched around my Middle English texts for possible surnames and got Culpeper somewhere.

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Lab Assistant
#9 Old 5th Apr 2010 at 7:33 AM
The most unique and interesting face I've seen. Thanks.
#10 Old 5th Apr 2010 at 2:29 PM
Very unique sim - thank you!!

You never know what’s comin’ for ya.
#11 Old 6th Apr 2010 at 11:22 PM
You've really brought him to life - his character really shines through in these pictures Good job!
Test Subject
#12 Old 11th Apr 2010 at 10:51 PM
why isn't it possible to download him without having WA? I've tried but it doesn't work strange... great sim though
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Original Poster
#13 Old 11th Apr 2010 at 11:27 PM
Some sims, like this one, require WA. He has clothes and favourites from the EP. Glad you like him, though.

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Field Researcher
#14 Old 12th Apr 2010 at 2:26 PM

free custom contet for The Sims 2 and for The Sims 3