Melchior Augustus Browne

Actor, Spy and practitioner of the Art.

Description:

ST 10 HT 12 DX 12 IQ 15
FATIGUE 16

CF: Albian (Native) 0; Cathay (Alien Culture) 2; Montain 1.

Languages: Albion (Native/Native) 0; Ancient Greek (None/Semi-Literate) 1; Capadocian (Broken/Semi-Literate) 2; Cathay (Broken/None) 1; Iberian (Broken/None) 1; Latin (Accented/Literate) 4; Montaine (Native/Literate) 5.

ADVANTAGES

Claim to Hospitality (Queen’s rescuer) 4 10; Contact Group (Montaine Political) (Effective Skill 12) (12 or less; Somewhat Reliable) 10; Magery 4 40; Magery 0 5; Reputation (The Queen’s rescue) 2 (All the time; Large class) 5; Status (+1) 5.

Perks: Naval Training 1.

DISADVANTAGES

Code of Honor (Gentleman’s) [-10]; Compulsive Gambling (12 or less) [-5]; Curious (12 or less) [-5]; Duty (Invisible College) (9 or less (fairly often)) [-5]; Enemy (Cardinal) (medium-sized group, some formidable or super-human) (6 or less) [-15]; Indecisive (12 or less) [-10]; Pacifism (Cannot Harm Innocents) [-10].

QUIRKS

Verbose -1
Often changes his appearance (out of habit) -1
Tolerent of other religions -1

SKILLS

Acting-15 (IQ+0) 2; Animal Handling (Equines)-14 (IQ-1) 1; Area Knowledge (Montaigne)-15 (IQ+0) 1; Artist (Drawing)-13 (IQ-2) 1; Carousing-12 (HT+0) 1; Cartography/TL3-14 (IQ-1) 1; Chemistry/TL3-13 (IQ-2) 1; Cloak-12 (DX+0) 2; Cryptography/TL3-13 (IQ-2) 1; Dancing-11 (DX-1) 1; Detect Lies-13 (Per-2) 1; Diplomacy-13 (IQ-2) 1; Disguise/TL3 (Human)-15 (IQ+0) 2; Fast-Draw (Pistol)-13 (DX+1) 2; Fast-Draw (Sword)-14 (DX+2) 4; Fast-Talk-14 (IQ-1) 1; First Aid/TL3 (Human)-15 (IQ+0) 1; Forced Entry-12 (DX+0) 1; Forgery/TL3-13 (IQ-2) 1; Fortune-Telling (Tarot)-14 (IQ-1) 1; Gambling-14 (IQ-1) 1; Guns/TL3 (Pistol)-13 (DX+1) 2; Heraldry-14 (IQ-1) 1; History (Occult)-13 (IQ-2) 1; Holdout-14 (IQ-1) 1; Intelligence Analysis/TL3-13 (IQ-2) 1; Lip Reading-14 (Per-1) 1; Lockpicking/TL3-14 (IQ-1) 1; Makeup/TL3-15 (IQ+0) 1; Mimicry (Speech)-13 (IQ-2) 1; Navigation/TL3 (Land)-14 (IQ-1) 1; Navigation/TL3 (Sea)-14 (IQ-1) 1; Observation-14 (Per-1) 1; Occultism-14 (IQ-1) 1; Performance-14 (IQ-1) 1; Politics-14 (IQ-1) 1; Public Speaking-14 (IQ-1) 1; Rapier-14 (DX+2) 8; Research/TL3-14 (IQ-1) 1; Riding (Equines)-13 (DX+1) 3; Savoir-Faire (High Society)-16 (IQ+1) 2; Search-14 (Per-1) 1; Sleight of Hand-11 (DX-1) 2; Smuggling-14 (IQ-1) 1; Stage Combat-12 (DX+0) 1; Stealth-13 (DX+1) 4; Streetwise-14 (IQ-1) 1; Ventriloquism-13 (IQ-2) 1.

SPELLS

Air Vision-17 1; Apportation-17 1; Aura-17 1; Body of Air-17 1; Bravery-17 1; Charm-17 1; Clumsiness-17 1; Command-17 1; Compel Lie-17 1; Control Air Elemental-17 1; Create Air-17 1; Create Fire-17 1; Cure Disease-17 1; Daze-17 1; Deflect Missile-17 1; Destroy Air-17 1; Detect Magic-17 1; Detect Poison-17 1; Dream Sending-17 1; Drunkenness-17 1; Echoes of the Past-17 1; Emotion Control-17 1; Enslave-16 1; Extinguish Fire-17 1; Fear-17 1; Final Rest-17 1; Find Direction-17 1; Foolishness-17 1; Forgetfulness-17 1; Glib Tongue-17 1; Great Healing-16 1; History-17 1; Identify Spell-17 1; Ignite Fire-17 1; Itch-17 1; Keen Vision-17 1; Lend Energy-17 1; Lend Vitality-17 1; Loyalty-17 1; Major Healing-16 1; Mass Daze-17 1; Mass Sleep-17 1; Mass Suggestion-17 1; Mental Stun-17 1; Mind-Reading-17 1; Mind-Sending-17 1; Minor Healing-17 1; Neutralize Poison-17 1; Panic-17 1; Purify Air-17 1; Recover Energy-17 1; Relieve Sickness-17 1; See Secrets-17 1; Seek Air-17 1; Seek Fire-17 1; Seek Magic-17 1; Seek Water-17 1; Seeker-17 1; Sense Danger-17 1; Sense Emotion-17 1; Sense Foes-17 1; Sense Life-17 1; Shape Air-17 1; Sleep-17 1; Sound-17 1; Spasm-17 1; Stop Bleeding-17 1; Suggestion-17 1; Summon Air Elemental-17 1; Telepathy-16 1; Terror-17 1; Test Food-17 1; Trace-17 1; Truthsayer-17 1; Voices-17 1; Weaken Will-17 1; Will Lock-17 1; Windstorm-17 1.

Bio:
A later son of a middling mercantile family. Melchior was educated at “Caernridge College for the Clergy” under the patronage of Dr. Johann Rhee (court magician of Queen Elsbeth). It is here that he was taught to utilise his natural abilities as well as the rounded education of a Tudor gentleman. In return for the higher education, Melchior worked for Rhee as a cats paw protecting the interests of Queen and Country. This was part of the complex network of subterfuge set up by Sir Fredrick Westmore to safeguard the interests of Albion. Whereas Westmore’s agents dealt with direct threats against the crown, Rhee’s men dealt with maters of an often more mystical nature. Melchior working under the codename “Novus” was utilised in roles of courier, smuggler, and information gathering. His cover as an actor allowed him a certain latitude in travelling as well as mixing in both high and low social circles. However with the ascent of Hamish and the lessening of Rhee’s influence, Melchior has found himself “out in the cold” without sponsor or direction.

Melchior Augustus Browne

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