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An active and ambitious member of the Al-Majalibeen, The Seekers' Guild, Khufu Al Alqazar carries on the tradition of his forefathers: the exploration and occasional recovery of ancient treasure and artifacts. Born and raised in and around Cairo, Khufu has grown up around the Guild, gaining skills and contacts to support his ambitions.
Khufu's father and grandfather became increasingly disillusioned with the prospects of finding great secrets and treasures in the core tombs of Egypt and guided Khufu's early training toward searching further west into the Maghreb. Khufu learned languages, desert survival skills, and combat skills.
Now at nearly 30 years old, Khufu seeks to make connections with the "right" people to further his goals as a Seeker.
I assume this is a character who will find a way in the future to associate with the covenant.
Here's my first pass at Virtues, Flaws, and Characteristics. (@temprobe Your input would be most welcome in particular though I am open to anyone with great ideas and input.) The general idea here is an Egyptian Tomb Raider. Kind of a native non-scholar Indiana Jones type... Sort of.
|Ways of the Land (Desert)||Major||General||3|
|Unaffected by the Gift||Minor||General||1|
Almogaten might fit better than mercenary captain, but that is a minor quibble.
That's a good call out @silveroak I am thinking he would have a crew of some kind but didn't see much in detail in the Nile book on how the Seekers operationalize what they do. Seemed appropriate for Khufu to have lead a group and mercenary captain seemed in the ballpark.
Where is Almogaten written up?
I recommend this handy tool: https://www.atlas-games.com/pdf_storage/ArM5VFIndex.pdf
Almogaten is in Grogs p. 74
Update to Virtues:
Almogaten for Mercenary Captain
Clear Thinker for Luck (Luck seems redundant with Intuition)
|Abilities||Specialty||Score||XP||Early Childhood 45||Life (30 Years) 450||Well traveled 50||Warrior 50|
|Area Lore: North Africa||Ruins||3||30||15||15|
|Area Lore: Egypt||Ruins||3||30||5||25|
|Guile||Lying Abt Travels||1||5||5|
|Living Language (Tamazight Berber)||Commerce||4||50||15||35|
|Native Language: Arabic||Commerce||5||0||0|
|Single Weapon||Long sword||4||50||15||35|
Dagger, desert clothes, quilted armor, long sword, sling and stones
Digging and Ruins exploration implements
Gear for camping and traveling in the desert
Band of Almogavars:
4 Arab men (3 cousins, 1 junior Seeker)
8 Berber men (from same tribe)
Warping Score: 0 (0)
Confidence: 1 (3)
Greedy +6, Pragmatic +3, Curious +3
Dodge: Init +1, Attack n/a, Defense +6, Damage n/a
Fist: Init +1, Attack +4, Defense +5, Damage +1
Kick: Init 0, Attack +4, Defense +4, Damage +4
Bludgeon: Init +1, Attack +6, Defense +5, Damage +3
Sling: Init –2, Attack +5, Defense +5, Damage +5
Long sword: Init +3, Attack +9, Defense +6, Damage +7
Fatigue Levels: OK, 0, –1, –3, –5, Unconscious
Wound Penalties: –1 (1–5), –3 (6–10), –5 (11–15), Incapacitated (16–20), Dead (21+)
Khufu wears the flowing clothes typical of a desert traveler. He typically has his sword and dagger with him. He looks like the average Egyptian arab of the time, sporting a well-kempt bear.
going over this- you have 10 points in attributes where 7 are allowed
Improved characteristics, no?
okay, missed that.
the character is good, but will still await introduction.
No worries on timing. Wanted to have a companion ready to roll whenever it worked into the storyline.
By way of OOC background, the original impetus behind Khufu was influenced by @temprobe and Aetherius. Khufu could be something of an agent/companion for Aetherius' work.
But that isn't an exclusive intention. I can imagine a number of ways Khufu could play into the covenant.