Position: Paranormal Researcher and Historian
Demeanor: Quiet and introverted, Noël rarely talks to those he doesn't know unless the subject being discussed is one of his fields of interest. Appears to be unhappy or at the very least unnamed most of the time, but only because he forgets to smile and laugh.
Nature: Shy around large groups, especially if it's comprised of people he doesn't know well, Noël normally sits alone reading or hard at work. Avoids confrontation wither by removing himself from the situation or by somehow mediating the problem with varying degrees of success.
Description: A gaunt man of 5' 1'', sporting wavy brown hair swept to one side. On his long face are his deep brown eyes and sitting on his lip is a thin pencil moustache. His skin however is a sickly pallor with waxy complexion. He normally wears a white shirt, gray pants, black dress shoes and mustard yellow suspenders. He sports a deep blue blazer which houses his pencils, pens, erasers and notepad in a front pocket. A smaller pen pocket has a white handkerchief with a red maple on it.
- Physical Health: 7
- Mental Health: 7
- Physical Defense: 4
- Mental Defense: 6
- Perception: 5
- Agility: 2
- Strength: 4
- Melee: 2 (0+2 from Strength)
- Ranged: 3
- Survival: 3
- Academics: 6
- Science: 3
- When in Rome: 4. Through his historical and cultural studies, Noël can blend into a wide array of cultures just like a native citizen. (+4 Bluff when blending into foreign cultures.)
- Coureur du bois: 5. Through his backwoods upbringing, Noël can survive harsh conditions. Maybe he can't chop wood the fastest but he can hunt and forage with the best of them. (+4 to Survival when in cold climates, +1 in temperate forests.)
- Pseudo-Polyglot: 3. Noël works with many languages from all over in his work and he has trouble getting them all correct. At the start of the day he can take some time to brush up on a number of languages, equal to the points put into the skill, and can speak those fluently until he studies a different one, which replaces a precious language if need be.
- 3 pencils, 1 black pen, 1 red pen, 2 large white erasers and a 7 x 5 notepad
- Smith and Wesson Model 10, 4 inch barrel
- Brown Leather book bag
- Red and white tuque and matching scarf
- A silver cross, on a chain
- Two framed flags, one the Canadian Red Ensign and the other the Fleurdelisé
- A multipurpose tomahawk with an illegible, worn inscription
- A dream catcher
- A Tom Thomson painting of birch trees along a river in winter, dated 1912
- A wooden cross
- Various dried herbs
- A stack of newspapers from many different places, particularly odd occurrences circled in red marker
- A copy of Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things
- A copy of Native American Tribes and their Stories
- A copy of European Mythologies
- A copy of African and Middle Eastern Legends
Noël Doucette was born on Christmas day, 1925 to a pair of Québécois Métis. In a relatively remote town in the north, they made do with what they could hunt, forage and trade with fellow members of the community. One member of the town had a rather large selection of books, mostly in his writing as transcriptions of oral legends, events, personal stories of families from and new to Canada and anything in between. Noël loved them all and he took any free time he had to read them as many times as he could.
Unfortunately for his family, the government intending to have all Native peoples kept on reserves and their children to special boarding schools. His town was warned ahead of time, and so his family and the other Native families hid their more treasured possessions with trusted friends or buried in the earth.
The schoolmasters sought to stamp out non conforming attitudes and replace it with obedience. Noël was fortunate, if you can call it that, to have learned quickly to keep his head down. He usually stayed out of anyone's way in the library, where he read even more. For months he and the other children were abused and were given little to eat. Most would have died there if it were not for a fire which had started in the middle of the night. Every child inside escaped, but the teachers and missionaries were trapped inside with no way to leave. As the kids scattered, Noël swore he saw a figure with faint lights dancing around them start to leave just as the kids began to disperse.
The lessons his father taught him how to survive for a while before being taken into the care of a farmer who needed a farm hand. Steadily he grew comfortable at the farm home even with their handful of books, it was better then were he was to say the least.
Occaisionally in his free time, Noël would go off to the house of a former professor who seemed to share his interest of history, legends and anything out of the ordinary. He continued to do so until the start of the war. While he hadn't received a formal education, his intellectual friend had got him onto a research team intending to find any supernatural edge they could find. Most tests involved ESP and the like, but some smaller teams, like the one Noël was apart of, were tasked with using some preexisting leads to find unnatural beings and items to use as weapons and tools. Ultimately this resulted in little but inconclusive evidence.
Noël would spend four years after the war getting his degree in World history and Major mythologies. After that he would be given the old professor's house and possessions in accordance to his will and lack of relatives. He would go on to take a year travelling Canada, investigating odd events and legends, culminating in him reclaiming his families possessions they buried.
After publishing a few paper on Native legends and their possible connection to present day occurrences around Canada, the Foundation reached out to Noël offering a position as a researcher.
- (3) Different languages which are determined at the start of the day
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