Sir Malcolm Ravenscroft
Her Majesties finest cavalry officer, a young nobleman mostly famous for thinking he is the best, and not being shy telling others about it; served a tour on Mars, where he probably encountered the Brotherhood of Luxor.
Attributes: Agility d6, Smarts d4, Spirit d8, Strength d6, Vigor d6
Charisma: 2; Status: 3; Pace: 6; Parry: 5; Toughness: 5
Hindrances: Cocky, Loyal, Obligations (minor): army
Edges: Noble, Command, Army Officer: cavalry
Languages: English, French, Martian
Gear: Saber, Pistol, Uniform, Pocket Watch, Travel Bag, Civvie Outfit, 20 bullets
Malcolm Ravenscroft was born to lead. The progeny of a relatively minor aristocratic family, Malcolm was educated to the highest standards from an early age. He was taught how an English gentleman behaves, and shown how the British Empire was destined to rule.
His relationship with his parents and siblings may not have been the closest, but Malcolm surrounded himself with companions at every opportunity, and learned the value of loyalty and friendship. Following the tradition of many boys before, he spent a number of years at the best boarding schools, learning and playing sports. Malcolm was always selected as the captain of any sports team he was part of, his ability to organise and lead showing even at an early age.
When his school years were complete, Malcolm, being a loyal British citizen, joined the British Armed forces. Thanks to his family connections, he was made an officer in a fashionable Cavalry regiment, and given command of a troop. Malcolm’s regiment was soon posted to Mars, and important new outpost for the British Empire, thanks to the discovery of Liftwood.
Malcolm’s regiment was involved in a number of different duties on Mars, ranging from hunting Martian bandits, to protecting British citizens, to skirmishes against the forces of foreign powers, and patrolling trade routes.
After serving several years on Mars, Malcolm was contacted by his superior officer, and told that he was leaving his regiment. Her Majesty had another duty for him – he was to join Section X of the British Association for the Advancement of Science – the Explorer’s Society. Although ostensibly a civillian organisation, Section X was partly funded by, and friendly to, HM’s government. They had already foiled several plots against the Empire, and it was felt that, with the number of anarchic threats increasing, a military presence was required.
A little unsettled at the thought of not being surrounded by other miltary professionals, Malcom’s sense of duty nonetheless moved him to accept the posting. Arriving back in London for the first time in years, Malcolm reaclimatised himself to Earth life while undergoing some training at the Society’s headquarters.
After being introduced to two of the other members of his team, the mechanical Goldie 5000, and the aging Dr Brown, Malcolm took charge of an investigation of reports of strange frog-like creatures harassing the public in Hyde Park. After some fact-finding, they chased the frogmen back to their base of operations, and discovered a nest of Belgian nationals, in a submarine in the Thames. With the help of his new companions, Malcolm defeated these invading blaggards, and captured the submarine in the name of Her Majesty.
Malcolm now understands the importance of Section X, and stands ready to assist them in any way he can to protect the British Empire.