Theodor Niequist

Basic Info:

Player: Fae

Position: Anomalous-Cuisine Expert

Demeanor: You do not mess around with food near the Iron Swedish Chef. He will mess you up. He's very meticulous and at times perfectionistic. His sense of humor usually presents itself as either subtle trolling, or so-elaborate-you-can't-trace-it-back-to-him trolling. It can be hard to read his expressions before you get to know him well.

Nature: He's actually a big softie, provided you do not mess around with food, or mess around with other things which wind up with people getting hurt. You will make his day if you show a common interest, or if you respectfully treat him as an authority figure and ask for help or advice.

Description: Rather rotund. Has no beard and keeps his hair close-cropped. His hair is dark brown, and he's starting to go grey around the temples. Mid-40s. Has a large, round nose. A bit on the short side. Has a thick Swedish accent which he sometimes plays up to mess with people.

Stats:

Health
  • Physical Health: 7
  • Mental Health: 7
Attributes
  • Physical Defense: 5
  • Mental Defense: 5
  • Perception: 4
  • Agility: 2
  • Strength: 4
Skills
  • Intimidation: 6
  • Melee: 4 (2+2)
  • Survival: 2
  • Academics: 3
  • Science: 3
Specialties
  • Iron Swedish Chef: 5. Theodor studied at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, and learned quite a bit about fine food, fine drink, and high standards. He receives a general bonus to rolls involving food and drink, be it cooking, tasting, judging, or just general knowledge.
  • Le Chef Anormal: 3. Theodor is one of the leading authorities and innovators in the world of anomalous cuisine. This specialty applies if Theodor is researching or creating a recipe for an anomalous dish, as if he were crafting a piece of equipment.
  • "Yes, Chef!": 2. One of the things common between being a chef and trying to lead swathes of inquisitive youth in an underground movement is the ability to inspire fear, and in turn respect and cooperation. Three times per run/event, Theodor can apply a +2 bonus to an Intimidation roll.
  • Calloused Hands: 2. Over the years, Theodor has learned some of the best ways to deal with the kinds of injuries one might encounter in the kitchen. He gains a bonus to resisting and treating injuries of this type such as cuts and light burns.

Gear:

  • Clothes
  • His wedding ring

Carries the following on missions:

  • Flashlight
  • 75-foot 550 paracord bundle (lightweight rope rated for 550lbs load)
  • Notebook and pen/pencil
  • Water bottle or canteen
  • Knife
  • Basic first-aid kit
  • Short-range radio
  • Sturdy backpack to carry it all in
Equipment:

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Possessions:

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.

  • Chef's gear
  • A log of anomalous recipes from his Chefs Sans Frontières days.
  • Some family photos.
  • A collection of fine wines and spices.
  • Shelves full of cookbooks.

Personal History:

Theodor was born in Sweden in the winter of 1911. He gained experience with cooking early on, starting with washing the dishes at his father's restaurant, then working his way up to peeling potatoes, and then further up the ladder from there. The restaurant did modestly well, and the family was able to set aside enough money for Theodor to attend Le Cordon Bleu shortly after the end of The Great War.

While studying there, Theodor met Cecil, a fellow student who hailed from the west coast of America. Back home, Cecil had been part of one of the many burgeoning anart and counter-cultural movements that had sprung up after the war, which would later prove a precursor to the GoI known as Are We Cool Yet? Cecil shared what little knowledge of the anomalous he had with Theodor, and thus he was inducted in to the world behind the veil. The pair formed a small clique with what was originally three other like-minded individuals, and thus Chefs Sans Frontières was born.

When the small group completed their studies, each set up a small chapter of the club in their new locations, which in Theodor's case meant back in Sweden. His teachings found fertile ground in the minds and energy of the other youth of the time, and the movement set down strong, fresh roots. It was during this time and through these means that Theodor met and fell in love with his eventual wife, Milla. When the shockwaves of the great depression in America hit Sweden, the movement - and Theodor - found a source of revitalization. Though they now had to be a bit more creative due to limited supplies, Chefs Sans Frontières provided an outlet for them to vent their frustrations at the economic and political climates of the times. Theodor and Milla were married in 1933.

When the second World War struck, the barrier of Swedish neutrality helped to protect the couple, and now their newborn daughter Charlotta. The delays in shipping caused by the war greatly lengthened the amount of time between correspondences with his old friend Cecil, and the pair gradually began to drift apart, though they still maintained some contact.

Though some signs of trouble began to appear during the war, Theodor began to become truly disillusioned with what his movement had become in the early 1950s. He felt that the new generation of anomalous chefs had become too focused on one-upping each other and on seeing how far they could bend the rules of reality. While he did not mind innovation, he felt that this had come at the price of the flavor and presentation of the food. This caused friction with some of his closer students friction which eventually came to a head in a confrontation with one of his more temperamental students in 1955. The confrontation might have turned violent, had it not been for the Foundation raiding the group's meeting place that very night.

In order to re-center himself and get away from the movement, as well as protection and a lack of imprisonment for himself and his family, Theodor was able to work out a deal with the Foundation where he would work for them as a consultant.

Languages

  • Swedish
  • English
  • French

Miscellaneous:

Theodor's wife is still with him, and both she and their daughter also work for the foundation.

XP: 0

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