Position: Internal Affairs
Demeanor: Cool and professional, but not especially standoffish. Tries his best to cool people's nerves in his interactions with them.
Nature: A highly pragmatic and utilitarian individual. Believes the Foundation has the best intentions and at the very least tries for the best means. At the same time, he recognizes that he Foundation does have its limits, and is determined not to see it overreach its central goals.
Description: Charcoal grey suit over a white shirt and black tie, with a silver watch and a similarly grey fedora, almost invariably. Of average height, with slicked back black hair, a clean shave, and somewhat angular features under horn-rimmed glasses. Slight limp. Not especially memorable. Why were you talking to this guy again?
- Physical Health: 7
- Mental Health: 7
- Physical Defense: 4
- Mental Defense: 5
- Perception: 6
- Persuasion: 6
- Bluff: 5
- Ranged: 5
- Sneak: 5
You have twelve points to distribute among as many or as few specialty skills as you see fit (but at least three is almost always warranted). Remember to explain what each specialty entails.
- Cold Reading: 6. Wuxtree possesses a remarkable talent for picking up on small details in a person's behavior. Rhythm tapping, fidgeting, small facial expressions, bits of a story that don't line up, and the like. Now he uses it to help the Foundation pick out liars and build psychological profiles. (+6 to seeing through lies or trying to build someone's psych profile.)
- Snapshot: 3. Wuxtree spent most of his time in the Pacific Theater as a correspondent and reporter. This also gave him the chance to work in practice as a war photographer. (+3 to getting pictures with his camera.)
- "Sorry ma'am, but I think you've got me confused with someone else.": 3. As part of his work for the Foundation, Wuxtree has had to take on several false identities. Over time, this practice has turned into experience. (+3 to making and maintaining a secret identity, and attempting to keep deep cover from being blown.)
- Nice fedora.
- Foundation handbook.
- Walther PPK.
- Colt Python.
List everything your character keeps in their room at Site-77. Anything that's not listed here or in the sections above will be difficult for the character to retrieve.
- Psych profiles.
- Security credentials for some guy named L██████ M███████.
Reed Wuxtree was born in Los Angeles, 1918. During the depression, he got work work at a small-time paper, taking photographs of local events and condition when he was 13, and eventually writing small articles to accompany his photographs.
Even as the depression worsened and then slowly crept back to recovery, Reed continued these jobs, though he occasionally bounced between publishers. Eventually, he was able to find a job with the LAPD, photographing crime scenes for later, further analysis.
When the war rolled around, Reed himself was slightly more concerned than those around him… but really only slightly. That is, until the Pearl Harbor attack. Reed found himself swept up in the wave of patriotic fervor that filled the nation, and searched for a way to serve his country. While a bad leg kept him from serving in an active combat role, Reed was able to get an assignment as a field correspondent and war photographer in the Pacific Theater.
Being able to see the war convinced Reed of three things: One - Sometimes, a large-scale application of force is necessary. Two - he never wanted to see a war on this scale again. Three - No one is ever entirely in the right. But that wouldn't stop him from trying to bring about the best possible world he could.
When the war ended, Reed returned to LA, and to the police department. When not working his photography role, Reed was able to arrange for a position as an interviewer. He proved extremely competent in the field, and was eventually promoted to internal affairs.
Reed managed to help take down a few corrupt cops in his time, but the big kicker came when he helped some certain CIA agents break up a drug ring of some sort, through a pair of dirty cops who were in on the whole deal. It turned out that the agents were part of the burgeoning UIU, and that the drugs the ring was smuggling were anomalous. The Foundation, also interested in the case, conducted background checks of all involved during its post-op review. Invitations to work for the Foundation were then extended to Reed and several of the UIU agents involved.
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