Dr. Adrian Hawkins
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Adrian

Basic Info:

Player: Fae
Position: Terraforming Theorist

Demeanor: Sociable. Perhaps a bit disposed to entertain impossible or radical ideas. Enjoys discussion that he sees as a chance for intellectual growth or exercise. Imagine Dr. Phlox from Star Trek Enterprise as a terraforming theorist rather than a medical doctor.

Nature: Tends towards optimism. Lives for new ideas, experiences, and possibilities.

Description: Late forties. Clean shaven and with neatly-trimmed hair. Often dresses in a vest and dress shirt.

Stats:

Health
  • Physical Health: 7
  • Mental Health: 7
Attributes
  • Physical Defense: 3
  • Mental Defense: 4
  • Perception: 5
  • Agility: 2
  • Strength: 2
Skills
  • Persuasion: 4
  • Survival: 3
  • Academics: 3
  • Science: 6
  • Engineering: 4
Specialties
  • Terra Technician: 6. As one of the foremost theorists in the field of of terraforming, Adrian has to have a good grasp on climatology, marine ecology, and land ecology. He gains a +2 bonus to these fields, and a +6 bonus to them as they relate to and play roles in terraforming or life-support systems.
  • I dream of the stars: 3. Since he was a boy, Adrian has fantasized about what exists beyond this small blue marble. He poured himself into studies about the planets and stars. Bonus to knowledge regarding astronomy.
  • Klaatu Barada Nikto: 3. As part of his mission to help spearhead research regarding extraterrestrial expansion in the future, the Foundation has provided Adrian with linguistics, code deciphering, and basic parapsychology training in hopes of easing potential contacts with extraterrestrials. Bonus to decoding alien languages/communications and to diplomatic communications with entities with clearly nonhuman psychology.

Gear:

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  • The standard gear: radio, flashlight, rope, canteen and the like.
  • Clothes.
  • Chemical sampling kit.
  • Environmental sampling kit.
Equipment:

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Possessions:

  • Spelunking gear.
  • Scuba gear.
  • Gas mask.
  • Codebooks.
  • Scientific texts.
  • A globe.
  • Some warm lamps.
  • A wall rug.
  • An old-timey deep sea diving suit (non-functional).

Personal History:

Adrian was born in 1908 in San Francisco, California. Growing up, he was engrossed in works of fiction and theory, primarily the works of H.G. Wells and Jules Verne (much to the chagrin of his teachers, who would have much preferred he explored more traditional literature). However, this interest was only a byproduct of his larger scientific interests. He went to college for a minor in astronomy and a major in environmental studies. This provided him with a job with the government as a surveyor that saw him through the Depression, especially as the New Deal programs began picking up.

Partway into the war, Adrian enlisted to work on a US submarine (specifically the USS Razorback). He stayed enlisted through the end of the war, but saw no particular reason to renew his contract afterwards.

After the war, Adrian was contacted by the group known as Prometheus Labs. They were conducting research into early theories and designs regarding space travel and spacecraft. His ecological knowledge, along with his familiarity with the requirements of a cramped, airtight vessel and her crew, made him an ideal fit for helping to design and implement environmental control and life-support systems. While there, he was able to complete the research and studies necessary to complete his doctorate. In addition, he was exposed to new ideas, such as the possibility of expanding past contained environmental controls and artificially reprogramming an environment.

Unfortunately, this dream job was eventually soured by internal politics. Over time, the cancelled and dueling projects, the rushjobs, the discarded research, and some of the less tasteful clients began piling up. Eventually, a small clique of Prometheus scientists including Adrian defected to the Foundation in 1956.

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Russian
  • Arabic
  • Italian

Miscellaneous:

Adrian's Lab Description: Filled with lots of potted plants, so that it almost looks like a rain forest. Adrian has several terrariums set up around the room housing insects and small animals. On the walls, he has three large blackboards. There's also a small connected office for his research assistant, Mickey Rhodes.

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