The Aether Travellers of Down Cthulhu
Professor Samuel Covington
Smart 2/Strong 2/Field Scientist
Age at start of campaign: 23+
Talents: Savant(repair); Melee Smash 1; Savant(craft-mech); Tech Weapon Expert; Tech Weapon Specialist;
Feats: Brawl; Imp Dam Threshold; Great Fortitude; Builder; Toughness; Bookworm;Educated(Knowl:tech,arcane lore);Improved Brawl
Languages: Russian 2r/w, French 2r/w, German 2r/w
Affiliations: Archimedes’ Inner Circle, The Oxford Boys, Adventurer’s Club
Weapons: dagger, Webley revolver, moon rifle,martian sniping air rifle,Martian Saw Sword aka Vibroblade
Born and raised on the small estate south of an upperclass London family, Samuel Covington showed great intelligence from an early age, with a passion for science and technology, and spoke above his age from early on. Unfortunately he had a equal passion for quarrelsomeness and roughhousing. Far from being all brains, he was a known scrapper, often bullying the bullies in defense of the meeker kids.
Wasting no time after high school, he went directly to Oxford. He made a name for himself amongst the intellectuals for his mind, and classmates for partying and fighting. He made many friends thanks to drinking and carousing and quickly soon enough ran into Roger Livingstone Lord Percy, another known rough and tumble partyer, by being pitted against him in a drunken fist fight by some mutual friends during a legendary party. The 2 were known as tough men on campus. The two bonded in bruises instantly, and immediately formed “The Oxford Boys”, an unofficial social fraternity standing for excitement, drink, and manly arts. A favorite pastime was Percy and Covington hurling balloons full of water at passing carriages carrying professors, with Percy’s family pull always getting keeping them from being expelled.
Covey insists he won the brawl, but Percy does the same. Perhaps they fought to a standstill, but there is no doubt each earned more respect for the other than for any other person they had ever met, and have been inseparable companions ever since.
Trouble seems to find them, or rather their brashness finds trouble. Many wonder how a man as smart as Covington gets himself into such things. It seems like a total lack of common sense. The answer, if not that, may be quite simple and apparent from a quote from Covington himself many times at the end of such whims an outright antics: “Oh what fun we had”.
Though an underachiever in true studiousness, he was an outstanding student despite his hard partying ways thanks to sheer intelligence and natural tallent for science, and graduated with a degree in Engineering. He was hired directly after graduation by Oxford as a part time science professor and part time laboratory scientist working on experiments. Percy insisted he not work fulltime so as to be ready to travel at a moments notice. And Covington is always more than willing.
He can be an unassuming man in general when not drinking and partying, but with excitement always igniting quick action. Sam has a foot in two different worlds: academia and fighting. Some scientists may be more studied and other men tougher, but perhaps no smart men can fight as he and no fighting men are as smart.