Conquest of the New World
Francisco Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez
|Concept: Scholar||Rank: Novice||Experience: 10|
|Race: Human (Castillian)||Profession: Natural Philosopher|
|Age: 24||Height: 173 cm||Weight: 68 kg|
|any Smarts||d4||Language (Elvish)||d6|
|Language (classical Hellenic)||d6|
|Racial Skills (Castille)||Major: Curious|
|Castillian Education||Minor: Vow (Maria Francesca de Sandoval y Vega)|
|Jack-of-All-Trades||Minor: Expensive Taste|
|Leather||Torso||+1||15||Embossed with family crest|
|Wheellock Pistol||5/10/20||2d8||1||2 rounds to reload|
|Travelling Clothes||1||–||Well-made, embroidered|
|Flint & Steel||1||1|
|Pen & Ink||1||?|
Francisco Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez is the second son of a minor noble family from Castilia. His family doesn’t have enough money to support him indefinitely, and as a younger son he will not inherit the family estate, so he has to make his own way in the world.
Francisco is a brilliant scholar and natural philosopher, educated at the universities in Salamanca (Castillia) and Padua (Vodacce). He has met Galileo Galilei and he has fought several duels. He is particularly knowledgable about nature and medicine, and speaks many languages. If the expedition runs into any ancient Hellenes, Francisco can talk to them.
Francisco has expensive tastes, although he can’t always indulge them. While he was in Vodacce he got into a dispute with another noble.
Francisco is excited by the possibility of discovering unknown plants, animals and peoples in the New World. He is also hoping that this expedition will secure his academic and financial future.
Francisco is accompanied by his assistant, Juan.