Sorry for being absent. Work and then some stupid inflammation of my jaw conspired to keep me busy and my mind fuzzy
Basil had followed along quietly. He didn't like law enforcement in general and his image of the US version was less positive than his image of those back home.
When Basil speaks French it's with a British accent thick enough to make the ears bleed on any native speaker. "Je parle Français mais lire est plus facile." He coughs a bit, as if to clear some phlegm from his throat. "I also am an antiquarian and quite familiar with historical documents."
The Check: 1d20 + 8 + 1d6 ⇒ (11) + 8 + (3) = 22
Since it's about a mine I figured Know: Engineering also works? If not subtract 1. I also added my Inspiration die for free as that applies to just about all the listed skills