Lord James Danvers

Basic Info:

Player: madness_

Position: Tracker/Hunter

Demeanor: Cultured, dignified, and polite, Danvers is a man hailing from the wealthier walks of life. Well-mannered and posh without the snob. Breezy and open to new experiences. Reserved when fitting. A wayfarer.

Nature: He's proud of being able to call himself a man. To Danvers, a man's quantified by wounds and passion. More specifically, experiences that shear a man much like artists sculpt a statue. It's through this way of thinking that the lines blur between humbled, contrived, and intentional humility. Mirrored humility, almost. Not necessarily narcissism, per se, but an odd tune of nepotism. While he acts courteously to all, he extends considerably greater courtesies to those who've served their country, those who take passion in bloodsport, and those who stand to be masculine in his own estimations. This favoritism extends to women as well. In the case one doesn't fulfill his prescribed image of masculinity, Danvers will subtly deny them any small kindnesses the offending party wishes to bestow upon him. Whether this extends to situations in the field is yet to be seen. He's still able to enjoy and reciprocate the company of those who don't meet these standards, however.

Description: What your character looks like, etc.

Stats:

Health
  • Physical Health: 7
  • Mental Health: 7
Attributes
  • Physical Defense: 3
  • Mental Defense: 4
  • Perception: 5
  • Agility: 4
  • Strength: 4
Skills
  • Persuasion: 2
  • Melee: 4 (2+2 from STR)
  • Ranged: 5
  • Sneak: 4
  • Academics: 2
Specialties
  • Death is Defeat: 2. Experience during the major conflicts allowed Danvers to glean some wisdom on the principles of blood, guts, and barbecue sauce. To the wounds his sense of smell will allow him to stomach, he is able to stabilize wounds and prevent infection during travel. A dab of smelling salve on the lips can possibly negate the effects, however his acute sense of smell will be dulled for some time after the application of any such salve.
  • Sight and Smell - Signs of the Knell: 3. The nose of James Danvers is a confounding mystery. One could believe a man with refined tastes could pick apart the individual ingredients in cuisine and identify alcohol better than a professional sommelier, but his sense of smell goes far beyond the dining table. And, while not as polished as his sense of smell, his sight and hearing are impeccable. Due to this, he's able to accurately pinpoint targets once a whiff of them has been discovered or - in the event that he must keep careful note of the sound he makes and the environment he traverses - do so.
  • The Poacher: 6. Though he claims his master craft is fishing, Danvers has a special knack for hunting. He's less like a hound, more like a lamprey. One can lose the scent, the other clings on once after acquiring one's taste. The Poacher might let you get away; it's comparable to how the ice on a lake feels stable up to the moment it shatters beneath your feet.

Gear:

Casual Carry:

  • Personal Cane - No swords. Durable enough to endure use for blunt force trauma. Has an umbrella feature. The shaft of the cane was made with oaken heartwood with a gloss finish. Though darker than sapwood, the ebonized etching of Danvers' initials (torched in cursive via sunshine and a magnifying lense) is still legible along the length of the cane. The collar is nickle with a satin finish with a fluted design. The handle is the same material and finish, shaped as a simple knob. The cane itself is hollowed out and replaced with a steel tube to store a spring powered umbrella.
  • Colt 1911 - 7+1, standard issue handgun for Foundation personnel.
    • Two extra magazines.
    • Kept in belt holster.
  • Pens - For noting and or journal writing.
  • Small leather-bound notebook - Contains doodles, interesting things noted, personnel notes, and highlighted interesting smells.
  • Small empty jars (5x) - for collecting herbs or anything interesting enough to warrant further investigation.
  • F-S Fighting Knife - for the utility a knife offers.

Hunting Load:

  • Westley Richards & Co. Droplock Shotgun - A custom made side-by-side DB shotgun, 38 inches long all in all. The length of the barrel is 20" long tipped with a bead sight and is notched for easier storage. Stock and trigger guard are modified to allow the shotgun to fold tightly, allowing for a steel triangle lock loop to be fitted in the vent ribbing. Inside the hollowed stock is a compartment for an extra two shells. Fit for 12 gauge shells. Minimal engravings exist on the gun, save for floral patterns along the trigger guard. This is due to the means of which the gun is able to fold so far.
    • Extra shells.
    • Buttstock shell holder.
  • Colt 1911 - 7+1, standard issue handgun for Foundation personnel.
    • Two extra magazines.
    • Kept in belt holster.
  • Skinning knife & F-S knife - self-explanatory.
  • Belt bandoleer - Mainly for shotgun cartridges, but there is a section fitted for a single 1911 magazine's worth of .45 ACP.
  • Survival equipment - Kept in a small pouch inside his coat. Includes brightly colored tape, flashlight, matches, lighter, and three compasses.
  • Binoculars - Hung around his neck.
  • Rope - for all his tying needs.
  • Swiss Army Knife - multi-tools prove useful.
Equipment:

Absolute zip.

Possessions:

  • Scrapbook of photos.
  • Tiny library from philosophy to cooking.
  • Coonskin cap for his son.
  • A framed picture of his family on his desk.
  • Writing implements and countless journals.
  • Souvenirs from each place he's visited.
    • Malay - Sarong.
    • America - Sunglasses.
    • London - Umbrella.
    • Spain - Wineskin.
    • France - Teacup.

Personal History:

Records of his past life are spotty at best, the only exceptions to this rule being his prior military service and lordship. However, several instances of information told to his initial interviewer have been verified and more attempts are underway to authenticate his personal narratives.

Partially Verified Interview Concerning Personal History

Interviewer's concluding notes: As Danvers has almost dutifully answered any and all questions asked to him, I find him fit for duty. A sum of his sources have been verified and not a single one has come back false. Keep close observation of him, however. If all he says proves true, then we might be dealing with a case of an anomalous stalker.

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • French
  • Russian
  • Meager Mandarin
  • Meager Portuguese (Brazilian)

Miscellaneous:

  • Lord is a hereditary title. Formally Marquess, it is unknown which municipality Danvers' line was responsible for, nor which ancestor. However, a verified deed to his lordship claims that he is, in fact, a Lord.
  • The deed's most important details have been drawn over to censor any important details, save for Danvers' name, stature, and date issued.

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