About Doctor Solomon
Daniel Solomon, PhD
Str 10, Dex 15, Con 14, Int 22, Wis 12, Cha 8
Inspiration (Ex): 9/day [1/2lvl+Int mod] add 1d6 to result of roll before determining success/failure; costs 0 points for Knowledge, Linguistics, & Spellcraft checks; costs 2 points for attack rolls or saving throws.
Enhancement [CL 4] Consciousness Linked
Mind [CL 5, DC 19]
Telekinesis [CL 5]
Doctor of Biology Daniel Solomon was born to an established family in eastern Massachusetts. He never attended traditional school, instead being privately tutored by the late Mr Alexander Kline. Kline was an old family friend and had lived at the Solomon estate for a generation. He'd accompanied Daniel's father, Isaac, on the expeditions of his youth, venturing to the furthest reaches of the uncivilized world to uncover mysteries, adventures, and at times, treasure. Isaac multiplied his family's financial legacy through the acquisition of these treasures as well as publishing a number of original works, both non-fiction and fiction, about his travels.
However, as both Mr Kline and Mrs Solomon knew, the supposedly fictitious works were in actuality scientific journals cataloging the mystical and magical world just beyond the sight of civilized society. It was for this reason, surely, that Mr and Mrs Solomon vanished in the 80s, leaving Mr Kline to raise Daniel on the now very empty Solomon estate. During this time, Mr Kline secretly explained the world of magic to Daniel and revealed that his father's bedtime stories had been far more than fanciful old tales.
By age 16 Mr Kline began taking Daniel on trips abroad, retracing many of his father's journeys as detailed in his books. Together they encountered witches, fey, ancient curses, and modern monsters. Daniel became obsessed with the dissection and study of the supernatural, and by 20 he was accepted into a master's program for biology in recognition of his unusual talent. He still traveled often, leaving the now-aging Mr Kline to manage the estate back home in Massachusetts.
During his travels, Daniel came to encounter a young thrill-seeker by the name of Elise. They crossed paths a dozen times, coincidentally at first, and invariably ended up talking and drinking the night away. Against Daniel's typical detached manner, he felt free to be open and engage with Elise. They were an intermittent affair, passionately connected for brief moments in their busy lifestyles. An unexpected pregnancy sparked talks of settling down together, but the child was lost at birth. Daniel never spoke to Elise again after that, instead retreating to the safety of his career and the unsolvable riddles of magic. Although he barely met her, Daniel never quite got over the loss of his daughter. To this day he keeps a charm with her name etched on the underside: Kathrine.
It was only 3 years ago that Mr Kline passed away. He was old; he departed peacefully in his sleep. Before passing, he entrusted his granddaughter Lindsey to Daniel as her godfather. Lindsey, now 8, lives at the Solomon estate under the care of the housekeeper. Daniel visits her often, but his career in Salem, Oregon keeps him as busy as do his continuing travels. He'd never say as much, but he loves Lindsey like the daughter he almost had.
Now, at 43, Daniel Solomon, known publicly as Doctor Solomon, has begun chronicling his own adventures; half to continue his father's legacy, and half to learn the truth of his parents' disappearance. In the back of his mind, he muses about the day when he might confront the forces behind the event. But he's more prepared than was his father; instead of just studying the supernatural, he has cultivated it in the powers of his own mind.
Doctor Solomon exhibits a clinical detachment to the majority of life. He manages all of his emotions by suppressing them with pragmatism and careful analysis. He identifies his self-worth with his mental acuity, and as such loves to dispense information, hates to be contradicted, and often becomes depressive when he doesn't have the right answer. But usually this simply manifests in being particularly sharp-tongued and disinterested.
In the past, Solomon has shown some humanity in his relationship with Elise. But he put away those memories long ago, and hasn't been interested in such trivialities since. In the present he's known to be especially tender and caring towards his goddaughter Lindsey, but this is by far the exception. He doesn't have much patience for the problems of others unless it's something he can directly solve; the majority of his passion is focused on teaching and learning.
Doctor Solomon is something approaching tall, with a lean build and a narrow face. He keeps his hair short and generally dresses well, though he usually eschews a coat when he can. He wears bifocals as a matter of course, though his sight is not entirely impaired without them. He doesn't much care for hats except when travelling to less civilized places than Massachusetts and Oregon. When on an adventure, he can be found wearing thick leather boots and a conspicuous holster in any regions that allow it. He can often be seen with his journal, either reviewing old entries or making new ones.