Val CHA Cost Roll Notes 10 STR 0 11- Lift 100.0kg; 2d6 HTH Damage 9 DEX -3 11- OCV: 3/DCV: 3 8 CON -4 11- 10 BOD 0 11- 15 INT 5 12- PER Roll 12- 11 EGO 2 11- ECV: 4 10 PRE 0 11- PRE Attack: 2d6 10 COM 0 11- 2 PD 0 Total: 2 PD (0 rPD) 2 ED 0 Total: 2 ED (0 rED) 2 SPD 1 Phases: 6, 12 4 REC 0 20 END 2 19 STUN 0 Total Characteristics Cost: 3 Movement: Running: 6"/12" Swimming: 3"/6" Cost Powers & Skills 1 "Good Swimmer": Swimming +1" (3" total), 1 END Perks 3 Follower: Conseil 4 Fringe Benefit: Membership: Assistant Professor of Natural History at the Museum of Paris 2 Fringe Benefit: Upper Class 5 Money: Well Off Skills 0 Acting 8- 0 AK: France 8- 3 AK: The Seven Seas 12- 1 Navigation (Marine) 8- 5 Paramedics 13- 0 Persuasion 8- 2 PS: Doctor 11- 2 PS: Scientist 11- 1 Survival (Marine) 8- 0 TF: Equines 3 Linguist 1 1) Language: English (fluent conversation) 0 2) Language: French (idiomatic; literate) 1 3) Language: German (fluent conversation) 1 4) Language: Latin (fluent conversation) 3 Scientist 1 1) SS: Botany 11- 1 2) SS: Chemistry 11- 1 3) SS: History 11- 4 4) SS: Oceanography 14- 1 5) SS: Paleontology 11- 1 6) SS: Zoology 11- 47 Total Powers & Skills Cost 50 Total Character Cost 25+ Disadvantages 5 Age: 40+ 5 Psychological Limitation: Fear Of Vicious Sea Creatures (Uncommon, Moderate) 15 Psychological Limitation: Scientific Curiosity (Common, Strong) 50 Total Disadvantage Points
Background/History: Pierre Arronax is the narrator of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea. A scientist by profession, he is an Assistant Professor at the Museum of Natural History in Paris. After spending some years as a doctor of medicine, he was offered a position in the Museum which he eagerly accepted. His academic background receives short shrift in the book, but it is mentioned that he is the author of a two-volume book called Mysteries of the Great Submarine Grounds, an overview of oceanographic science. From inferences, we can determine that he is considered something of an expert on marine life, and when shipping first begins to be affected by a supposed "sea monster" (the Nautilus) he writes an article which deduces that the creature is a giant narwhale.
Shortly after he returned from the badlands of Nevada bearing fossils destined for the Museum, he received a telegram requesting his presence aboard the Abraham Lincoln, which was setting out to find and neutralize the narwhale. As he felt that his professional reputation was on the line, he acquiesced, and he and his manservant Conseil found themselves aboard the United States' expedition as its lone French members. They made the acquaintance of Ned Land, who is the only other French-speaker on board, and their discussions of the nature of the "sea monster" sets the stage for the rest of the story.
Personality/Motivation: Pierre Arronax is a scientist and pacifist. When he discovers himself aboard a submarine vessel, his excitement at the new scientific discoveries he can make completely obcures the fact that he is a virtual prisoner aboard the vessel. He is completely in thrall to Captain Nemo. His passifism makes him the last of the three to agree to escape the submarine at the first opportunity. As an (relatively) high class individual, Arronax has all of the standard prejudices of a man of his station and time. When Nemo makes an apartment available to him or invites him to dinner, it doesn't even occur to Arronax to include his manservant Conseil or fellow-prisoner Ned Land, both of whom are beneath his station. Although the Captain convinces Arronax that the plight of conquered colonial peoples (we would now call them "Third World") is a heinous crime, it never occurs to him to apply that logic to his own culture.
Quote: "Let's be guided by events, and let's do nothing, since right now there's nothing we can do."
Powers/Tactics: Arronax is a completely normal human being. As a scientist, he is completely untrained in any of the martial sciences, and is unfamiliar even with the knife that Nemo gives him at one point as defense against sharks.
Appearance: Pierre Arronax is usually depicted in art as being similar to Jules Verne himself. That would make him a tall man, slightly built, with black hair and a clean-shaven face. He usually wears fine clothes which indicate his status and wealth.
(Dr. Pierre Arronax created by Jules Verne, character sheet created by Roland Volz)