Ashish Dananjay

Basic Info:

Player: A Random Day

Position: Electrical Engineer, Mechanic

Demeanor: Ashish is sarcastic and prone to making the worst jokes at the worst times. He prefers reading to talking, but is a surprisingly good listener. Then he ruins that with a tendency to butt in on conversations.

Nature: Very good at lying mainly because nobody expects him to be, but that itself because he’s usually blunt - a little too blunt. Ashish prefers to avoid confrontations whenever possible, but has bottled up a lot of things as a result.

Description: Ashish is 5’ 7” and 160 lbs, with jet black hair and hazel eyes. His hair is a horrific jungle and his facial hair makes him resemble a chocolate yeti. Fashion is an alien concept to him, but he usually wears dark-colored work pants and a polo shirt.

Stats:

Health
  • Physical Health: 7
  • Mental Health: 7
Attributes
  • Physical Defense: 3
  • Mental Defense: 4
  • Perception: 4
  • Agility: 2
  • Strength: 1
Skills
  • Persuasion: 4
  • Bluff: 4
  • Academics: 4
  • Science: 4
  • Engineering: 6
Specialties
  • Crossed Wires: 4. If it sparks , he can fix it. Degrees in electrical and mechanical engineering and a lifetime of rote memorization have provided Ashish with detailed knowledge of fixing damaged electrical devices. Grants a bonus to Engineering and Science when fixing broken or malfunctioning electrical devices.
  • The Negotiation Limerick File: 3. A lifetime of avoiding confrontations with his father has made Ashish a master of defusing the situation. Grants a bonus to Persuasion when dealing with aggressive parties face-to-face under circumstances in which a fight could reasonably be expected to occur.
  • Two Ears, One Mouth: 3. Growing up in India means that you shut up and listen to your elders. It also means that you keep an eye out for anything that could set them off. Grants a bonus to passive perception when trying to avoid mechanical traps if mental health is above 4.
  • Joke Book: 2. It's always good to have some jokes to ease the mood. Grants a bonus to resistance against psychic attacks when with a friendly group.

Gear:

  • Wire stripper
  • Solder and battery-powered soldering iron
  • Multimeter
  • Screwdriver kit
  • Chewing gum
Equipment:

Possessions:

  • Various books on engineering theory
  • Calculus textbook

Personal History:

Ashish Dananjay is rather reticent about his non-academic history.

It is known that Dananjay grew up in Mumbai during the climax of the Indian independence movement, idolizing Mohandas Gandhi and dreaming of exploring the world. A complicated relationship with his father and a general desire to be nowhere near him drove Dananjay to academic excellence far from Mumbai. After graduating near the top of his class at IIT, Dananjay immigrated to Great Britain, where he acquired a doctorate in electrical engineering and pursued a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from the University of Cambridge. During this time, in 1949, his father came to visit him. Dananjay has refused to discuss the circumstances of the visit, but it is known that he cut all contact with his father from that time until his father's death from typhoid in 1955.

Shortly after he acquired his mechanical engineering degree, Prometheus Laboratories, an American corporation, snapped him up quickly. After working under them for several years, Ashish was caught up in a classified project that failed with explosive consequences. Being an immigrant in a time when civil rights had yet to exist, Ashish made a convenient scapegoat and was promptly fired.

Soon after, he was approached by a small, clandestine organization offering him the opportunity to travel to exotic places, apply his skills in challenging environments, and change the world for the better. Seeking to fulfill his dream of exploring the world, he accepted.

He’s beginning to wish for the sedentary life again.

Languages

  • Tamil
  • Hindi
  • English

Miscellaneous:

  • Strong, strong anti-Muslim prejudice.

XP: 0

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