Professor Eldritch Pope

Inventor and Scholar. Studied mathematics at Cambridge and various other sciences at Edinburgh and the relatively new Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Description:

Mental 4

  • Genius inventor
  • Figure out how it works
  • I read something about that
  • I have just the device for that

Physical 3

  • Highly durable
  • Fast healing
  • Nimble

Social 1

  • Speak many languages

Combat 2

  • Crack shot
  • Fencing master

Drawbacks 3

  • Accident prone
  • Self-centered
  • Narcissist, craves fame

Knack 0

Bio:

Born in rural England in 1870, Eldritch Pope was educated at an English public school and went on to study mathematics at Cambridge and various other sciences at Edinburgh and the relatively new Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Since leaving university (actually storming out following some unpleasantness over an explosion in his laboratory) he has devoted his time and energies to the pursuit of science and technology, aided by a generous legacy left to him by a wealthy maiden aunt.
He has a generally poor view of the establishment’s rather backward attitude to science, believing himself to be on the verge of some great breakthrough that will show them all his genius and earn him the worldwide reputation he so richly deserves. He joined the Venture Society in order to have the opportunities to get noticed for his great works, having been nominated by his old friend and former tutor at Edinburgh, Dr Joseph Bell.
Caucasian male around 40 years old. Dark hair cut fairly short, with no beard but a moustache with waxed tips. Usually wears a long black coat (with many pockets) over a waistcoat and striped shirt, and a black top hat. Cigar smoker. Carries a walking cane holding a concealed sword and a Mauser semi-automatic pistol in a shoulder holster.

Inventory of Gadgets and Contraptions

When travelling, carries a variety of gadgets and tools in the pockets of his coat and with his normal accoutrements in a pair of Gladstone bags carried by his Indian Sikh manservant Pachmar.

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Walking cane with concealed sword
Mauser semi-automatic pistol with ammunition
Small tin containing several pairs of earplugs
Very pistol with several different coloured flares
Collapsing telescope
Compass, sextant, charts of the South Seas
Bullseye lantern

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Less Portable

Crate of brandy and a large box of cigars
Set of tools for miscellaneous inventing
Some spare hydrogen canisters for the dirigible
Crate of dynamite
Lewis Gun with supply of ammunition
Engine supercharger
Small hydrogen dirigible powered by tandem bicycle

Professor Eldritch Pope

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