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    The Search for Paititi Bios

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    Name: Jordan Wilder
    Age: 27
    Gender: Female
    Appearance (pictures welcome):

    Jordan has long blonde hair that is often tied up in messy a ponytail. She is about 5'5 with blue eyes and wears black framed glasses.

    Nationality: American
    Occupation: Journalist
    Background before RP: Jordan Wilder is a journalist in her hometown located in Ohio. Her older brother Harrison is the editor of the newspaper she works at. Her main duties at the newspaper is to be the advice columnist because it is viewed as a "woman's job". Although Jordan likes to write, she is bored of her job because she feels she just gives the same advice over and over again. Her real passion is learning and writing about history. Sometimes Jordan will get assignments that no one else wants or has time for. Her favorite assignment was the article she wrote about the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City when they had a new historical exhibit. Jordan loves learning about ancient cultures would love to write about them but has been told no one has interest in the past because it is over. All readers care about is the present and future. She's also been told she should be thankful she has a job at the newspaper since most women her age are married and have children. Her mother and aunts thinking she is risking becoming an old maid since she is 27 and has no husband.

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    Name: Dara Thomas
    Age: 30
    Gender: Female
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    Dara has short light brown hair and hazel eyes.

    Nationality: British
    Occupation: Archaeologist
    Background before RP: Dara Thomas is an archaeologist. She is originally from London, England, but has lived in New York City for the last five years. She works at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She loves her job. So much so that going there doesn't even feel like she is going to work. She gets to help with the studying and cataloging of ancient artifacts. She also fills in as a tour guide from time to time. Dara has a great passion for Ancient history and will talk off anyone's ear who listens to her about the subject. In her free time, she has taken to studying up about different ancient myths and legends. Currently she is very interested in South American cultures. She started to a date a man, six months ago, who immigrated from Peru and he told her stories about the Lost City of Paititi of the Incas. She'd love nothing more then to go on an expedition but she isn't employed by an university and she doesn't have to money to fund one of her own.

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    The following are NPCs that we'll use to start the adventure.


    Charles Benjamin Vanderbilt, III: Charles Vanderbilt comes from old money. The Vanderbilts have been successful business people since Charles' grandfather immigrated to the United States from England to start a textile factory. Over time the Vanderbilt family has expanded their businesses from factories to include a railroad line and many other profitable businesses.

    Charles is a widower with one son, Charles Benjamin Vanderbilt IV, who controls the day to day operations of Vanderbilt Industries. Through his son, Charles has two grandchildren. A granddaughter named Lauren, who recently married an heir to a steel company. He also has a grandson but he's not as proud of him. Since his grandson acts like an entitled rich boy and Charles decided to punish him by making him take part in the journey.

    Charles has more money then he could ever dream of spending and since retiring from the daily functions of his businesses, he has spent a great deal of money collecting rare and priceless objects from around the world. His mansion in New York City is filled with treasures from ancients cultures that could rival the collections of the world's greatest museums and he's always looking for more.

    Albert Napier: Albert Napier is Charles Vanderbilt's long time butler and confidant.

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    Name: Jonathan "Jack" Olson, Junior
    Age: 31
    Gender: Male
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    Jack has short brown hair and brown eyes. He is about 5'11.

    Nationality: American
    Occupation: Doctor
    Background before RP: Jack Olson is a doctor, like his father Dr. Johnathan Olson, Sr. Unlike his father though, Jack isn't a doctor for the money. He truly believes in helping people, especially those who cannot afford proper medical care. While his father's clients are the rich of New York City, like Mister Charles Vanderbilt, once Jack earned his medical license he left New York City for a quieter country life in Kansas. A move his father looked down upon. He lives in a small farming community where he is the only doctor and many of his clients pay him in food and other goods. He doesn't mind that he isn't making a lot of money though. He wanted to be a doctor to help people. However, that doesn't always pay the bills and his father suggested he come back to New York and meet with Mister Vanderbilt.

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    Name: Charles Benjamin "Ben" Vanderbilt, V
    Age: 25
    Gender: Male
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    Ben has black hair that his father thinks he keeps too long and brown eyes.

    Nationality: American
    Occupation: Trust Fund Kid
    Background before RP: Ben Vanderbilt is a spoiled little rich boy and an embarrassment to the Vanderbilt name. He has no motivations in life and no interest in the family business. He'd much rather spend his days sleeping and partying his night away with loose women and lots of alcohol. When he turned 21, Ben was able to access his trust fund and in four short years, he has also blew through it all. His father has basically disowned him and plans to give everything to his elder sister, Lauren. Lauren, who has a business mind and married a heir to a major steel company. Ben doesn't care about the businesses or that he had to move in with his grandfather because his dad wouldn't pay for his penthouse apartment anymore. But he also doesn't want to be broke. He is a Vanderbilt and above manual labor. His grandfather is forcing him to go on the trip or take away all his inheritance.

  7. #7
    Name: Xiomara Cuicatl
    Age: 21
    Gender: Female

    Nationality: Indigenous Pervuvian
    Occupation: Expedition Guide
    Background before RP: Xiomara was raised by her grandmother in their small, close-knit village after her father died and her mother left for the city, never to return or contact her daughter again. Between the teachings of her grandmother and formal education at a nearby Catholic mission school, Xiomara became knowledgeable about the world but never developed a desire to leave her home long-term. Since the age of sixteen, she has supported herself and her grandmother by guiding expeditions of (mostly American or European) adventure-seekers through the jungle or along the rivers of the rainforest. The Paititi expedition will take her further than she has been before, but personal curiosity and the financial compensation she will receive made it worth her while.
    "Sleep to dream, and we dream to live..." -Great Big Sea

  8. #8
    Name: Paula Ribeiro Hernández
    Age: 27 years old
    Gender: Female
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    Nationality: Brazilian
    Occupation: Translator
    Background before RP:

    Paula was born to a couple made out of a Bolivian father and a Brazilian mother. Her family had a good social standing, and enough money to provide their only child with a good life. From an early age, Paula was taught both Portuguese and Spanish, while also learning English from a tutor, and encouraged to study and become whatever she wanted in life, which was a pretty progressive view for the place she was raised in, a farm in the Brazilian part of the Amazon.

    Despite coming from a wealthy family, Paula was never stuck-up. Encouraged by her parents, she did her best to get to know the people around her and learn to navigate both sides of society, as poverty was something she could practically see from her bedroom window.

    As she grew older, Paula has made friends both with the rich kids and with poorer children, and kept those friends for life, even though she got to study and become a translator, knowing Portuguese, Spanish and some indigenous languages, and, after finishing her studies, she started learning how to navigate the areas around her mother's farm and talking to people about their lives, taking notes that resulted in a book narrating her experiences.

    It was probably her book that landed her the opportunity for the expedition funded by a wealthy man, something she is cautiously excited about - and hopes will be a good topic for a second book.
    Last edited by Shades; 09-30-2017 at 09:24 PM.

  9. #9
    Name: James "Jim" Harrison
    Age: 32 years old
    Gender: Male
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    Nationality: American
    Occupation: Pilot, formerly a soldier
    Background before RP:

    James Harrison has come from a military family. His father was a soldier. So was his grandfather. And his great grandfather. And so on, all the way back to the first generations that could be traced. Most of the men in the family had served in the Army, but some had chosen the Navy, and others, like James himself, had chosen the Air Force.

    James had been a battle pilot since he had completed his training, and the man was sure he had found his calling in life. Flying made him happy and relaxed, and he could keep a level head even in a difficult situation. At least that was the case until the time his plane was shot down, resulting in serious injury for him and killing his co-pilot.

    During his recovery, James asked to be discharged, as he could no longer think about setting foot on a combat plane. He still had a passion for flying, but decided to do it alone. If he died, after all, he would die alone this time.

    Due to the physical pain from the accident and the guilt from his co-pilot's death, James developed a drinking problem, and the attitude that he had nothing more to lose in life, leading him to take flights no other pilot would, using his own private plane, which led him to be invited to talk about some sort of expedition.

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