Wednesday, February 02, 2005
While Simon is a bright and talented surgeon (the hospital Simon joined after finishing his internship was called AMI. What AMI stands for is unknown; the MI could stand for Medical Institute, which would mean it was a teaching hospital), his sister River Tam was so bright she corrected his homework when they were kids and even found errors in his textbooks. Their parents spoiled them and lavished them with luxuries, even signing River up for the best of all possible education programs: The Academy. Simon and his parents thought nothing of it; she was an exceptional child and belonged in a private education institution that could cater to her needs -- but a few months after she had been away Simon began getting perplexing letters from her. There were misspellings and references to events or individuals who did not exist. Simon theorized that the letters were actually written in some kind of code. His parents were oblivious to any of this, and refused to entertain Simon's notions that his sister might perhaps be in some sort of trouble.
They were wrong.
While her family thought she was safe in a private education institution, in point of fact she had been taken to a scientific installation (possibly or probably funded by the Blue Sun corporation). Simon decoded his sister's letters and set out to try to get her back, seeking someone, anyone -- even those living in Blackout Zones -- who could help him help his sister escape. Money changed hands, and soon after Simon found himself captured by the local federal authorities -- his father had to come down to bail him out. Upset that he'd had to tarnish his reputation, Gabriel Tam basically told Simon to either drop these absurd attempts to rescue his sister or not return home.
Simon made arrangements, then made his way to Persephone and the Eavesdown Docks slums. There, he had was met with the people delivering cargo containing his sister in stasis from which she was later awakened on Firefly Transport named Serenity.
Simon comes from a wealthy family with a privledged upbringing -- quite different from his life aboard Serenity (which he has taken to like a fish to... acid). He is fiercely protective of his sister -- he gave up a lucrative and successful life as a surgeon on Osiris to rescue her from The Academy.
Traits: Agility d6, Smarts d12, Spirit d8, Strength d6, Vigor d6.
Skills: Guts d6, Healing d12, Investigation d8, Knowledge (Medicine) d10, Notice d6.
Pace: 6 Parry: 2 Toughness: 5 Charisma: 0
Hindrances: Big Mouth, Cautious, Pacifist (minor), Poverty, Tinhorn, Wanted (major).