Val CHA Cost Roll Notes 8 STR -2 11- Lift 75.8 kg; 1 1/2d6 10 DEX 0 11- OCV: 3/DCV: 3 9 CON -2 11- 9 BODY -2 11- 13 INT 3 12- PER Roll 12- 11 EGO 2 11- ECV: 4 10 PRE 0 11- PRE Attack: 2d6 8 COM -1 11- 2 PD 0 Total: 2 PD (0 rPD) 2 ED 0 Total: 2 ED (0 rED) 2 SPD 0 Phases: 6, 12 4 REC 0 18 END 0 18 STUN 0 Total Characteristics Cost: -2 Movement: Running: 6"/12" Leaping: 1"/2" Swimming: 2"/4" Cost Powers & Skills Skills 2 KS: Lympne, Kent, England 11- 3 Electronics 12- 0 Language: English (idiomatic; literate) 2 PS: Scientist 11- 3 Scientist 2 1) SS: Astronomy 12- 2 2) SS: Chemistry 12- 2 3) SS: Mathematics 12- 2 4) SS: Mechanical Engineering 12- 2 5) SS: Metallurgy 12- 2 6) SS: Molecular Physics 12- 2 7) SS: Physics 12- Total Powers & Skill Cost: 24 Total Cost: 22 0+ Disadvantages 5 Age: 40+ 5 Distinctive Features: vocalizes an annoying buzzing sound when thinking (Easily Concealed; Noticed and Recognizable; Detectable By Commonly-Used Senses) 0 Normal Characteristic Maxima 15 Psychological Limitation: reoccupied With Scientific Research And/Or The Pursuit Of Knowledge (Common, Strong) 25 Total Disadvantage Points
Background/History: Mr. Cavor is an eccentric scientist who lives in the Lympne region of Kent, where he conducts research into all sorts of scientific phenomena. October 14, 1899 saw the creation of his more important discovery—Cavorite, a metal alloy that is "opaque" to gravity in the same way that smoked glass is opaque to light. Building a glass sphere encased in Cavorite and framework of metal shutters, Cavor and his would-be business partner, Mr. Bedford travel to the moon, encountering the Selenites who live there
Personality/Motivation: Cavor is the perfect Pulp-era absent-minded professor (albeit minus the beautiful daughter). Bedford even goes so far as to say he has a "disastrous want of utter common sense," which does seem a bit harsh, but also has a ring of truth to it. Cavor's research is purely for the pursuit of knowledge—business and/or military applications of his possible inventions are the furthest thing from his mind. Thus, you could easily build entire plots around the idea of Cavor inventing or developing something, showing it off, and then forgetting about it as he delves into some new research—at which point someone else tries to steal said invention.
Quote: "How was I to know when I set out to work on molecular physics that the business world would bring me [to the moon]—of all places?"
Powers/Tactics: Cavor is a well-learned and highly-knowledgeable man, but is otherwise totally normal. He's not even that fast of a thinking (relatively speaking) and seems more methodical in his research as opposed to "brilliant."
Appearance: Cavor is described thus: "He was a short, round-bodied, thin-legged little man, with a jerky quality in his motions; he had seen fit to clothe his extraordinary mind in a cricket cap, an overcoat, and cycling knickerbockers and stockings. Why he did so I do not know, for he never cycled and he never played cricket. It was a fortuitous concurrence of garments, arising I know not how. He gesticulated with his hands and arms, and jerked his head about and buzzed. He buzzed like something electric. You never heard such buzzing. And ever and again he cleared his throat with a most extraordinary noise."
Designer's Notes: Mr. Cavor is a fairly simple character. In fact, aside from his science skills he doesn't have much else going for him (unlike some of Well's creations). I didn't bother to write up the Cavorite Sphere as it seems far more a "plot device" than anything and Cavorite is such a Rubber Science development that giving it stats is pointless.
(Mr. Cavor created by H. G. Wells, character sheet created by Michael Surbrook)