Val CHA Cost Roll Notes 13 STR 3 12- Lift 151.6kg; 2 1/2d6 HTH Damage 11 DEX 3 11- OCV: 4/DCV: 4 15 CON 10 12- 10 BOD 0 11- 13 INT 3 12- PER Roll 12- 10 EGO 0 11- ECV: 3 10 PRE 0 13- PRE Attack: 4d6 10 COM 0 11- 3 PD 0 Total: 3 PD (0 rPD) 3 ED 0 Total: 3 ED (0 rED) 3 SPD 9 Phases: 4, 8, 12 6 REC 0 30 END 0 25 STUN 0 Total Characteristics Cost: 28 Movement: Running: 6"/12" Swimming: 2"/4" Cost Powers & Skills 5 "Little Disturbance At The Different Surprises Of Life": +10 PRE; Only To Protect Against Presence Attacks (-1) Skills 0 Acting 8- 0 AK: Flanders, Belgium 8- 3 Climbing 11- 0 Concealment 8- 3 Conversation 13- 0 Language: French (idiomatic; literate) 4 Language: German (idiomatic) 0 Persuasion 8- 2 PS: Valet 11- 5 SS: Taxonomy 14- 22 Total Powers & Skills Cost 50 Total Character Cost 15+ Disadvantages 5 Distinctive Features: always refers to the Professor in the third person (Easily Concealed; Noticed and Recognizable; Detectable By Commonly-Used Senses) 20 Psychological Limitation: Devoted To Professor Arronax (Common, Total) 5 Psychological Limitation: Diffident And Servile (Common, Strong) 5 Social Limitation: Lower Class (Occasionally, Minor) 50 Total Disadvantage Points
Background/History: Conseil's history is extremely abbreviated in Verne. We know that he's been devoted to the Professor's service for some ten years in 1867 when the book opens. We know Conseil was born in 1837 in Flanders, Belgium. In 1857, he took service with the Professor and accompanied him as his man-servant on expeditions all over the world.
Personality/Motivation: Conseil tries to be the perfect valet. He is so devoted to this goal that he maintains a diffidence and servility all out of proportion to his relationship to the Professor. In fact, one of his defining marks is his always referring to the Professor in the third person even when the Professor asks him not to. During the unnatural isolation of the party aboard the Nautilus, his dissociation with events becomes even more pronounced and he throws himself into his work classifying the myriad forms of new sea life the party encounters.
Quote: "Did monsieur ring for me?"
Powers/Tactics: Conseil has no powers beyond being reasonably intelligent and in good health. Conseil has, in the course of his service to Arronax, become an expert in taxonomy, the science of classifying organisms into the commonly-accepted hierarchy.
Appearance: Conseil is little-described. He is about 30 years old, a man in excellent health (Arronax says "he enjoyed excellent health that defied all ailments") with solid muscles and a total devotion to his master. He usually wears the clothes of a servant, and always addresses Arronax in the third person, even when his master would desire it otherwise!
(Conseil created by Jules Verne, character sheet created by Roland Volz)