Simeon Lykaios

Basic Info:

Player: weizhong/whyzhong

Position: Con Artist/Pickpocket

Demeanor: Simeon has a consummate con-man's swagger, and loves nothing more than to tell one of his outlandish stories about his past adventures. Whether or not any of them are actually true is quite another story. Will flash you a million dollar smile as he robs you blind.

Nature: Growing up in the war gave Simeon a grim outlook on life. When your town's been shelled to pieces, and nobody has any food, you have to be leaner and meaner than the rest to survive. Simeon may seem like a friend, but when shit hits the fan, he's out for himself and his few loved ones, period. Will not hesitate to do the dirty work.

Description: Mid 20s, a mop of messy brown hair, and olive skin. Slim build. Great smile, but shifty eyes.

Stats:

Health
  • Physical Health: 7
  • Mental Health: 7
Attributes
  • Physical Defense: 3
  • Mental Defense: 4
  • Perception: 5
  • Agility: 5
  • Strength: 1
Skills
  • Persuasion: 4
  • Bluff: 4
  • Melee: 3
  • Ranged: 2
  • Sneak: 5
Specialties
  • Pickpocket 5. Simeon made his livelihood for years by robbing strangers on the street. Even now, he still has the ability to quite literally take something out of your hands without you even realizing it. (Adds bonus to, well, pickpocketing. Only +2 if the target is aware that Simeon is trying to steal something.)
  • It's All a Big Misunderstanding!: 4. When you're living under occupation, you run into the authorities a lot. As such, Simeon learned how to finangle his way out of a lot of situations by pretending to be someone else. (Adds bonus to bluff when Simeon is disguised as someone else, such as through stealing uniforms)
  • Fights Dirty: 3. Simeon learned how to fight on the streets, so while he's not the most refined fighter, he knows how to win. That means knowing that in a life or death scenario, sometimes, you gotta take the chances that you get. (Adds bonus to melee when Simeon is in stealth or if the target is unaware).

Gear:

  • Concealed knife.
  • A Smith and Wesson Model 36 Revolver, .38 caliber J-frame. Very short barrel, designed to be easily concealed.
  • A deck of cards.
  • Hidden pockets on his clothes.
  • A watch.
  • Cigarettes and a lighter.

Possessions:

  • Various Greek books.
  • A collection of watches, probably stolen.
  • Other con-man gear.
  • A few disguises.

Personal History:

Simeon Lykaios was born on May 5th, 1933, in Thessaloniki, Greece. Although he'll tell you a million and one stories about where he came from, and who exactly he is, the truth is a lot grimmer than his stories might tell you.

When Simeon was just 7 years old, the Italians invaded his country, sparking the Balkan theater of World War II. Thessaloniki was bombed, and both of Simeon's parents died, forcing the young child onto the streets and into adoption by a roving gang of thugs. While his fellow gang members held up civilians at knifepoint, the young Simeon learned that he could get just as much out of his targets by playing the part of an innocent young street urchin, who then lured his unwitting prey into the waiting grasps of his gang.

During the harsh and turbulent years after the war, Simeon continued to ply his trade, conning tourists into giving him all their belongings, or simply pickpocketing his way through a crowd of people, while simultaneously avoiding the police, angry victims, or members of other gangs. This continued until the day that Simeon made the mistake of pickpocketing a Foundation field agent. Rather than being angry, however, the agent was impressed, and offered the brash thief a job in the growing Foundation's European branch.

Languages

  • English
  • Greek
  • Scraps of French and Italian. Mostly used for flirting with women.

Miscellaneous:

  • While he can handle himself in a fight, Simeon has no real combat training, and isn't exactly a soldier.
  • Simeon learned English from friendly British soldiers during the war, though his command of the language isn't perfect.
  • You can generally find Simeon hanging around, looking to show off one of his numerous con artist games, card tricks, or generally put on a show. He won't steal from you though. Probably.

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