Raymond Myers

Basic Info:

Player: taylor_itkin

Position: Combat Specialist / Translator / Social Researcher

Demeanor: Quiet, friendly, and kind. Enjoys a joke and a nice conversation.

Nature: Ray is a nice guy, but he keeps to himself sometimes. He likes people but doesn't always seek out others to be around. He likes a nice book, a warm blanket, and a comfortable resting place. He's not opposed to being in a group setting, but he won't necessarily initiate it.

Description: 5' 11" with close-cropped dark hair and well-kept beard/mustache stubble. He's toned with obvious muscles and a kind face.

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Stats:

Health
  • Physical Health: 7
  • Mental Health: 7
Attributes
  • Physical Defense: 5
  • Mental Defense: 3
  • Perception: 3
  • Agility: 4
  • Strength: 4
Skills
  • Persuasion: 2
  • Melee: 4
  • Ranged: 3
  • Sneak: 2
  • Academics: 6
Specialties
  • Military Negotiator: 4. Raymond served in the military and negotiated various ceasefires and knows how to in a cinch. +4 to PERSUASION when attempting to convince a hostile NPC to not enter combat with the caveat that combat has not already began.
  • Student Athlete: 3. Ray was a football player and knows how to protect his quarterback. +3 to PDEF when protecting other PCs from damage, and -2 to all attack rolls for the proceeding two turns.
  • Right on Top of You: 5. If he's right on top of you, there's no way he's gonna miss. +5 to RANGED when at point-blank range (within arm's length) and outside of melee combat and a -3 PDEF for that turn, and if melee damage is taken this spec cannot be used for 2 turns.

Gear:

  • A small notebook and pen
  • Pocket survival knife
  • Flashlight
  • A basic medical kit
  • Flare gun with extra flares
  • 2 Beretta M1934 Handguns
  • Compass
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Rope
  • Extra bootlaces/shoelaces
  • A basic toolset
  • A Bowie Knife
  • A fleece-lined jacket
  • Lighter
  • Magnifying glass
  • A small backpack to carry some of the above
Equipment:

Possessions:

  • A Gibson Les Paul Jr from 1958
  • Military uniform
  • High school football jersey
  • Linguistics degree
  • Cap, gown, and tassel from college
  • An encyclopedia set
  • A bunch of random books that he's collected over the years

Personal History:

Raymond Myers was born in 1925 to Clark and Jennifer Myers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He grew up in a family of six - two parents, an older brother, and two younger siblings, a brother and sister respectively. His father and brother both worked to support the family, so Raymond took it upon himself to act as the protector for his younger siblings - no one dared cross them when Raymond was around.

Once Raymond began his schooling, he discovered three things:

  • Science and math were boring
  • Languages and history were the most interesting things in the world
  • Sports, especially football, were very fun

Holding on to these three truths, Raymond forged his school career around playing football and learning all he could about language. He devoted himself mostly to his studies, focusing them on learning as many languages as he could, or as much about them as possible. When not studying, he was still pursuing football; he made the junior varsity team, and later, the varsity team. He was put in the forward tackle and lineman positions, which helped him gain some athletic ability that never truly left him.

Once Raymond graduated from high school, he mostly dropped football and devoted himself wholeheartedly to his studies. He had to take out various loans in order to afford school, which put his family into considerable debt after his parents died in 1944. During college, he studied for a linguistics degree at Harvard and spent more time learning different ones. Once he graduated college, he was drafted into the Marines in 1947 to serve in the European theater and the Korean war.

During the wars, Raymond proved himself both a talented linguist and a skilled fighter. He led many successful missions that involved close-quarters combat and negotiated various ceasefires and hostage situations successfully. Following his discharge in 1957, he was contacted by the Foundation due to his skillset and was offered a position, which he accepted in 1959.

Languages

  • English
  • Italian (fluent)
  • French (fluent)
  • Latin (can read)
  • Spanish (fluent)
  • Russian (conversational)
  • Korean (conversational)
  • German (semi-fluent)

Miscellaneous:

Raymond is a decent singer and very experienced at bar games such as darts, pool, etc. He can also play guitar, and enjoys sketching and painting.

XP: 4

Name of Source/Purchase XP Change Date
Two Back +4 XP 05/12/18
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