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Selene Holmes

TL 10 Sensor/Computer Expert and Astrogator

[Created by]
Total: 100 points


(-10) ST 9
(0) DX 10
(45) IQ 14
(0) HT 10

Advantages: (80 points)

Eidetic Memory 2 (60 points), XenoSolutions package (Patron, Reputation +2, Duty; 15 points), Attractive.

Disadvantages: (-40 points)

Absent-mindedness, Albinism, Fear of Monsters (mild).

Quirks: (-5 points)

Minor Delusion (she's a descendant of Sherlock Holmes), [4 undetermined]


Accounting-13 (0.5), Administration-15 (1), Astrogation-17 (2), Astronomy/TL10-16 (2), Beam Weapons (Sonic)/TL10-11 (0.5), Chemistry/TL10-14 (1), Computer Operation/TL10-16 (1), Computer Programming/TL10-20 (4), Criminology/TL10-14 (0.5), El. Ops. (Sensors)/TL10-17 (2), Electronics (Communications)/TL10-17 (0.5), Electronics (Computers)/TL10-19 (3.5), Electronics (Security Systems)/TL10-17 (0.5), Electronics (Sensors)/TL10-18 (1), Forensics/TL10-13 (0.5), History-13 (0.5), Law-13 (0.5), Literature-13 (0.5), Mathematics-15 (1.5), Merchant-14 (0.5), Musical Instr. (Violin)-13 (0.5), Nuclear Physics/TL10-13 (1), Photography/TL10-14 (0.5), Physics/TL10-14 (1), Planetology (Earthlike)/TL10-17 (2), Research-15 (1).

[House Rule: Full Eidetics are allowed to use odd numbers (e.g., 1.5, 3.5) of points when they will be quadrupled into something more sensible.]



Like most computer experts, Selene really doesn't fit into a fantasy world without a lot of re-vamping. With her spectacular memory, she might become a scholar/philosopher, or if you can scrape together the points for some Magical Aptitude (consider Star Magery), she could specialize in the Knowledge College.

Modern and Near Future:

Alter the tech levels of skills to fit.

Possibly the strangest member of the crew, Selene has a photographic memory, and a tendency to spend long hours with the computer. She often forgets what she is supposed to do, if it doesn't interest her.

[This is one of the first versions of Selene Holmes; a subsequent version went on to become one of the more spectacular characters in our Space Campaign (Selene Holmes (A)) - eventually turning into a corporate president (small corporation) in her own right, inventer of TL+1 minifacs / living metal, sensors, computers, and a really cool stealth system. (Selene Holmes (B))

In the times when she's actually been played, Selene was born on Byte (out of Space Atlas 1), and therefore has a few gaps in her otherwise perfect memory.

Her little Delusion actually affects her behavior noticably (though the reason for some eccentricities isn't always obvious) - she plays the Violin; she has a little knowledge of Law, Forensics, and Criminology; and she routinely "fixes" library databases so that they stop putting the canon books about Sherlock Holmes under "fiction."]

There's a varient of Selene on a fringe-merchanter ship: Serena Hawkins.

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