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"Investigators embark upon the legendary Orient Express to enjoy what they hope will be a romantic and luxurious journey over Europe. But the trip gradually turns into a nightmare, as evil lurks hiding somewhere..."

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Cast of Characters

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The Current Crew:

Dr. Howard Phillips - American Doctor of Medicine - Played by Howerd Phillips
Luigi di Lecce - Italian Dilettante Aristocrat - Played by kabukiman
Felicity Hayward - English Dilettante - Played by Mr. Handy
John Torrence - Pickpocket/Cat Burglar - Played by ImpInTraining

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Dr. Howard Phillips

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Name : Dr. Howard Phillips
Player : Howerd Phillips
Age : 34
Gender : Male
Occupation : Doctor of Medicine
Birthplace : Boston, MA

Characteristics:
STR : 11
CON : 10
SIZ : 11
DEX : 12
APP : 11
INT : 18
POW : 15
EDU : 20

Idea : 90%
Luck : 75%
Knowledge : 99%

Phobias/mental disorders: none
Starting Sanity: 75
Maximum Hit Points: 11
Maximum Magic Points: 15

Damage Bonus: none

Appearance and personality:
5'11'; ~150 pounds; average build and looks; brown hair and green eyes; demeanor very serious at or about work; personally can have bouts of highly sarcastic humor; can become frustrated by lack of competance or intelligence in others (more from high expectations in others rather than arrogance).

Background:
Followed his father's footsteps and became a doctor (but much more successful as a well-known surgeon in the Boston area); most of his life has been spent studying or working, with an adjunct academic interest in chemistry, psychology, and psychoanalysis; key hobbies include fly fishing, shotgunning (both birds and trap) and an occasional poker game at the club.

SKILLS :
(non-default skills in BOLD)

Accounting (10%):
Anthropology (01%):
Archaeology (01%):
Astronomy (01%):
Bargain (05%):
Biology (01%): 60%
Chemistry (01%): 50%
Climb (40%):
Conceal (15%):
Craft (05%):
Credit Rating (15%): 75%
Cthulhu Mythos (00%):
Dodge (DEXx2): 36%
Drive Auto (20%):
Electrical Repair (10%):
Fast Talk (05%):
First Aid (30%): 33%
Geology (01%):
Hide (10%):
History (20%):
Jump (25%):
Law (05%):
Library Use (25%): 81%
Listen (25%):
Locksmith (01%):
Martial Arts (01%):
Mechanical Repair (20%):
Medicine (05%): 75%
Natural History (10%):
Navigate (10%):
Occult (05%):
Operate Hvy. Machine (01%):
Other Language (01%): Latin 65%
Own Language (EDUx5): English 99%
Persuade (15%):
Pharmacy (01%): 60%
Photography (10%):
Physics (01%):
Pilot (01%):
Psychoanalysis (01%): 43%
Psychology (05%): 39%
Ride (05%):
Sneak (10%): 17%
Spot Hidden (25%): 56%
Swim (25%):
Throw (25%):
Track (10%):

Hand-to-Hand:
Fist/Punch (50%):
Head Butt (10%):
Kick (25%):
Grapple (25%):

Firearms:
Handgun (20%):
Rifle (25%):
Shotgun (30%): 75%

EQUIPMENT:
See "luggage"
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Luigi di Lecce

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Name : Luigi di Lecce
Player: kabukiman
Age : 27
Gender : Male
Occupation : Dilettante aristocrat
Birthplace : Aradeo, Italy

Characteristics:
STR : 8
CON : 10
SIZ : 13
DEX : 11
APP : 13
INT : 18
POW : 12
EDU : 16

Idea : 90%
Luck : 60%
Knowledge : 80%

Phobias/mental disorders: none
Starting Sanity: 60
Maximum Hit Points: 12
Maximum Magic Points: 12

Damage Bonus: none

Appearance and personality:
A well looking man, he is somehow of frail complexion, thanks to several generations of inbreeding in noble families. Always impeccable dressed, he speaks with all courtesy, whatever is the interlocutor.

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Background:
Luigi was born as the third son of an aristocratic family from the south of Italy. He had a personal preceptor, and an excellent education, and with lots of art pieces in his house, he started to paint. He received a comfortable pension from the family; even if most of the inheritance was destined to his elder brother (the second followed a religious career in the Catholic Church). He fought in the WWI as captain, and was thinking of following a political career, but disgusted with the ascension of Mussolini, he decided to leave Italy. He returned to his old love, art, and began to sell his own paintings with a reasonable success (all in the traditional academic style, he abhors modern art).
He is still single, even if his family is trying to engage him with the daughter of another aristocrat family. Like any gentleman, he goes to brothels to avoid the nuisance of a lover.
Lately, he developed some interest in the occult, and began to collect occult related items and paint them.
He loves to eat, drink and talk.

SKILLS :
(non-default skills in BOLD)

Accounting (10%):
Anthropology (01%):
Archaeology (01%):
Art (05%)-Painting: 55%
Astronomy (01%):
Bargain (05%):
Biology (01%):
Chemistry (01%):
Climb (40%):
Conceal (15%):
Craft (05%):
Credit Rating (15%): 74%
Cthulhu Mythos (00%):
Disguise (01%):
Dodge (DEX×2): 30%
Drive Auto (20%):
Electr. Repair (10%):
Fast Talk (05%):
First Aid (30%):
Geology (01%):
Hide (10%):
History (20%): 70%
Jump (25%):
Law (05%):
Library Use (25%): 61%
Listen (25%): 40%
Locksmith (01%):
Martial Arts (01%):
Mech. Repair (20%):
Medicine (05%):
Natural History (10%):
Navigate (10%):
Occult (05%): 55%
Opr. Hvy. Mch. (01%):
Other Language (01%): English 46%
Other Language (01%): Latin 51%

Own Language (EDU×5%): Italian 80%
Persuade (15%): 57%
Pharmacy (01%):
Photography (10%):
Physics (01%):
Pilot (01%):
Psychoanalysis (01%):
Psychology (05%):
Ride (05%): 35%
Sneak (10%):
Spot Hidden (25%): 71%
Swim (25%):
Throw (25%):
Track (10%):

Hand-to-Hand:
Fist/Punch (50%): 60%
Head Butt (10%):
Kick (25%):
Grapple (25%):

Firearms:
Handgun (20%): 29%
Rifle (25%): 65%
Shotgun (30%):

EQUIPMENT:
see "luggage"
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Felicity Hayward

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Name: Felicity Hayward
Player: Mr. Handy
Age: 24
Sex: Female
Occupation: Bright Young Thing (Dilettante)
College, Degrees: English literature at Oxford
Birthplace: London, England

Characteristics:
STR 7
CON 12
SIZ 12
DEX 12
APP 12
INT 16
POW 9
EDU 18

Idea: 80%
Luck: 45%
Knowledge: 90%

Phobias/Mental Disorders: None
Starting Sanity: 45
Maximum Hit Points: 12
Maximum Magic Points: 9

Damage Bonus: none

Appearance & Personality:
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Felicity is a well-to-do, pretty young socialite from London. Bubbly and outgoing, she loves to have fun and is never bored, able to find enjoyment in anything. She is 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 130 pounds, with short black hair. Felicity is a modern woman, not particularly caring what other people think of her attitude, though she is generally good at getting people to like her, and she likes meeting new people. Her mother wants her to get married and settle down, but she isn't ready and hasn't met the right man yet. She's having far too good a time for that. Currently she is taking a tour of continental Europe, riding on the Orient Express - unchaperoned. She has really been looking forward to this trip, hoping to satisfy her thirst for adventure and romance.

Background:
Felicity is from a wealthy London family. Her father Cedric, 45, is a businessman who owns an oil company, and her mother Agatha, 44, is a prim and proper lady. Felicity has inherited her mother's looks, but not her attitude. Her wild exploits sometimes make the pages of the scandal papers, much to the mortification of her parents.

SKILLS:
(non-base scores bolded)

Accounting (10%):
Anthropology (01%):
Archaeology (01%):
Art(Dancing) (05%): 45%
Astronomy (01%):
Bargain (05%):
Biology (01%):
Chemistry (01%):
Climb (40%):
Conceal (15%):
Craft(Crochet) (05%): 30%
Credit Rating (15%): 75%

Cthulhu Mythos (00%):
Disguise (01%):
Dodge (DEX×2): 24%
Drive Auto (20%):
Electrical Repair (10%):
Fast Talk (05%): 69%
First Aid (30%): 60%
Geology (01%):
Hide (10%):
History (20%):
Jump (25%):
Law (05%):
Library Use (25%):
Listen (25%): 55%
Locksmith (01%):
Martial Arts (01%):
Mechanical Repair (20%):
Medicine (05%):
Natural History (10%):
Navigate (10%):
Occult (05%):
Operate Heavy Machine (01%):
Other Language: French (01%): 31%
Other Language: German (01%): 31%

Own Language: English (EDU×5%): 90%
Persuade (15%):
Pharmacy (01%):
Photography (10%):
Physics (01%):
Pilot (01%):
Psychoanalysis (01%):
Psychology (05%): 60%
Ride (05%): 35%

Sneak (10%):
Spot Hidden (25%): 60%
Swim (25%): 55%

Throw (25%):
Track (10%):

Hand-to-Hand:
Fist/Punch (50%):
Head Butt (10%):
Kick (25%): 60%
Grapple (25%):

Firearms:
Handgun (20%):
Machine Gun (15%):
Rifle (25%):
Shotgun (30%): 60%
SMG (15%):

Equipment:
see "luggage"
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John Torrence

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Name: John Torrence
Player: ImpInTraining
Age: 23
Sex: Male
Occupation: Pick-pocket / cat-burglar
Birthplace: Boston Mass

Characteristics:
Str: 14
Con: 13
Siz: 9
Dex: 9
App: 15
Int: 13
Pow: 13
Edu: 14

Idea: 65
Luck: 65
Know: 70

Phobias/Mental disorders: none
Starting San: 65
Maximum HP: 11
Maximum MP: 13

Damage Bonus: +1d4

Yearly Income = $2500 / Property = $12500 ($1250 banked as cash; $1250 stocks & bonds; $10,000 in belongings)

Appearance & Personality:
A suave, well-dressed man with dark brown hair and dark blue eyes. His eyes sparkle with the light, and he is quick to tender a compliment to an attractive lady or offer his chair. He's charming, well-mannered, and good-looking with a stocky build, standing just a little below average in height. He uses charm and witty banter to fit in to the crowd generally, unless he simply doesn't want to be notice - then you can find him safely subdued in the dark recesses of the room.

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Background:
John grew up as a middle child, son of Barry and Martha Torrence. He was often in trouble - seeking attention from his parents, psychiatrists might have said (had the parents bothered to do anything about it). By his fifth time in trouble with the law, his parents disowned him completely - no longer acknowledging that he even was alive, let alone related. This was mostly his father's choice, but Martha was an obedient and subservient woman so she fell right in line with Barry's wishes.

John tried to keep in touch with his siblings, his older brother Martin stopped talking to him around the same time as their parents. His younger sister Jennine, however, kept a constant rapport through written correspondence or the occasional coffee.

John was sick of Boston and everything it represented to him. The police knew him too well there. He picked up and moved to Atlanta Georgia, accepting a new name for a while. It didn't take him long to fall in with the same crowds and get in the same trouble as he'd had before. But the thrill of new opportunities and travel had sunk in deep. Now as an adult, he chose to run from the law rather than become subdued by it.

In efforts to run away from the long arm of the law, John decided that he would do some travelling over seas. Using his particular set of skills, he managed to make his way on a ship as a stow-away, and then find enough money to book passage on the famous Orient Express. Here he was sure he would find plenty of rich people that could support a man of his needs for a while.

SKILLS :
(non-default skills in BOLD)

Accounting (10%):
Anthropology (01%):
Archaeology (01%):
Art (05%):
Astronomy (01%):
Bargain (05%): 20
Biology (01%):
Chemistry (01%):
Climb (40%): 60
Conceal (15%): 35
Craft (05%):
Credit Rating (15%):
Cthulhu Mythos (00%):
Disguise (01%): 41
Dodge (DEXx2): 18
Drive Auto (20%):
Electr. Repair (10%):
Fast Talk (05%): 50
First Aid (30%):
Geology (01%):
Hide (10%): 50
History (20%):
Jump (25%): 40
Law (05%):
Library Use (25%):
Listen (25%): 45
Locksmith (01%): 41
Mech. Repair (20%):
Medicine (05%):
Natural History (10%):
Navigate (10%):
Occult (05%):
Opr. Hvy. Mch. (01%):
Other Language (01%):
Own Language (EDUx5): 70
Persuade (15%):
Pharmacy (01%):
Photography (10%):
Physics (01%):
Pilot (01%):
Psychoanalysis (01%):
Psychology (05%):
Ride (05%):
Sneak (10%): 40
Spot Hidden (25%): 55
Swim (25%): 30
Throw (25%): 40
Track (10%):

Hand-to-Hand:
Fist/Punch (50%): 60
Head Butt (10%):
Kick (25%):
Grapple (25%): 35

Firearms:
Handgun (20%): 65
Rifle (25%):
Shotgun (30%):

Equipment:
see "luggage"
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