18 February 2011

Investigators Pierre and Nigel (Cthulhu Canada)

Pierre Rioux

Male, Age 31

Doctor at St. Michael’s Hospital (BSc, MD)

Str 10 Con 8 Siz 12 Dex 12 App 11 Int 14 Pow 14 Edu 18

San 70 Idea 70 Luck 70 Know 90

Sanity Points 70 (64) Magic Points 14 Hit Points 20

Noteworthy Skills

Biology (42), Chemistry (6), Credit Rating (65), Cthulhu Mythos (7), Dodge (34), Drive Auto (30), Fast Talk (15), First Aid (70), Library Use (50), Listen (41), Medicine (65), Natural History (20), Occult (15), Own Language – French (90), Other Language – English (60), Other Language – Latin (21), Persuade (19), Pharmacy (54), Physics (21), Psychoanalysis (35), Psychology (75), Spot Hidden (35), Swim (35), Throw (45), Rifle (35)

Mythos Tomes Read

· True Magick by Theophilus Wenn

Spells Known

· Contact Deity/Nyogtha

· Summon/Bind Byakhee

· Summon/Bind Servitor of the Outer gods

· Summon/Bind Star Vampire

Brief Biography

· Born and raised in the sleepy village of Trois Pistoles, on the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River, in eastern Quebec.

· Has 14 siblings!

· Craving escape from the backwater of Quebec, Pierre worked hard as a young lad to acquire competency in English.

· Attended King’s College in Toronto for both his undergraduate studies (1910-1914) and his medical studies (1918-1922)

· While an undergraduate at King’s College, Pierre formed a fast friendship with Nigel Blackthorne. He also became friends with the pioneering psychiatrist Dr. Aldous Brewer and (despite Pierre’s secular inclinations) Father Philip McBride.

· Pierre served in the Great War (1914-1918) with Nigel Blackthorne. Somehow he survived the terrible Battle of Vimy Ridge.

· Now a moderately successful doctor, Pierre devotes much of his time to attending to the medical problems of the poor of Toronto.

· Pierre owns a small house on Palmerston Avenue (once a rather posh Anglican part of Toronto, it is becoming increasingly Jewish in character).

[Palmerston Avenue]

Nigel Blackthorne

Male, age 31

Lecturer of Egyptology at King’s College (BA, MA)

Str 14 Con 14 Siz 11 Dex 11 App 12 Int 15 Pow 18 Edu 17

San 90 Idea 75 Luck 90 Know 85

Sanity Points 90 (88) Magic Points 18 Hit Points 25

Noteworthy Skills

Anthropology (75), Archaeology (75), Bargain (40), Biology (11), Credit Rating (30), Cthulhu Mythos (6), Dodge (42), Fast Talk (25), Library Use (48), Listen (31), Locksmith (22), Occult (31), Own Language – English (85), Other Language – Ancient Egyptian (50), Other Language – Ancient Greek (30), Other Language – Latin (30), Persuade (40), Psychology (40), Sneak (20), Spot Hidden (35), Track (20), Handgun (53), Rifle (35)

Mythos Tomes Read

· True Magick by Theophilus Wenn

Spells Known

· Contact Deity/Nyogtha

· Summon/Bind Byakhee

· Summon/Bind Servitor of the Outer gods

· Summon/Bind Star Vampire

Brief Biography

· Born and raised in Kingston Ontario (a small limestone city located roughly midway between Toronto and Ottawa).

· Nigel escaped Kingston, which he found both ‘incomprehensibly smug’ and ‘soul-crushingly stifling,’ as soon as he was eighteen years old.

· Nigel’s sister, Meredith Blackthorne, is a relatively well-known politically progressive (suffragette) journalist in Toronto.

· Attended King’s College for his undergraduate studies in archaeology and ancient history (1910-1914).

· Became a good friend of Pierre Rioux while studying for his BA.

· Also became a student and friend of Professor Rupert Merriweather and Professor Cutis Mathieson. (Mathieson now teaches archaeology and ancient history at McGill University in Montreal.)

· Served in the Great War (1914-1918) with Pierre Rioux. Somehow Nigel survived the terrible Battle of Vimy Ridge.

· Nigel subsequently did graduate work with Professor Merriweather (1918-1921), eventually becoming a lecturer of Egyptology at King’s College (from 1921 onwards).

Notes:

1. Again, this is a post that likely will not be of interest to most visitors. However, the above write-ups may be useful for anyone who needs some instant CoC investigators (perhaps for a one-shot session, as NPCs, or whatever).

2. The write-ups above reflect that status of Nigel and Pierre after two adventures (“The Edge of Darkness” and “Mr. Corbitt”). I will update them sporadically as the campaign progresses (and I will change this note to reflect this).

3. The portraits of Pierre and Nigel shamelessly taken from here.

5 comments:

  1. You know, I wish people would stop posting about this. It makes me want to buy it, and I haven't seen it in any of the stores around here and I wouldn't have players.

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    1. Which book is that? Is there a CoC Canada book I am missing?

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    2. I think it's just the CoC core book, Canageek. There's no CoC Canada book. I just call my sporadic CoC campaign "Cthulhu Canada".

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  2. If nothing else, C'nor, the CoC book is a very enjoyable read (much more than most RPG books)!

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  3. Well, if I see it, I'll probably get it then. If nothing else it'll probably provide some inspiration.

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