About Remington Intrepid Pike
NG Construct (human subtype)
Immunity: mind-affecting effects, bleed, disease, death effects, necromancy effects, paralysis, poison, sleep effects, stunning, death from massive damage, and any effect that requires a Fortitude save (unless the effect also works on objects, or is harmless).
Fort: 11 = 2 (Swsh6) + 7 (Cha) + 1 (ABP) + 1 (trait)
CMD: 20 = 10 + 6 (BAB) + 4 (Dex) (+2 vs. disarm rapier)
Sword of Fever (ABP +1): +13/+8 (1d6+4/15-20) (+6 precision dmg; keen vorpal)
Rapier (ABP +1): +13/+8 (1d6+4/15-20) (+6 precision dmg)
Heavy Pistol: +10/+5 (2d6/x4)
Pistol (early): +10/+5 (1d8/x4)
Languages: English, Rongorongo, Chinese
Historical nautical records indicate that the Resolute was blown off course by stormy seas, and the ship deviated even further -- with the only documented reason being "pirates" [sic-the quotes are included in the original entry] -- to eventually, desperately, make shore in western France. Not much is known of Pike's years spent in France, but further nautical records mark him as a passenger on a British East India Company vessel refitted for combat in the First Opium War. Nothing is known of Pike's years spent abroad after that.
He returned to the United States nearly a decade after leaving, marked by an altercation with a customs official who took issue with Pike's weapon of choice, an ornately-pommeled rapier. Local newspapers in New York City note Pike's refusal to surrender the weapon, a standoff in the immigration house on Ellis Island, and the subsequent peaceful resolution involving large quantities of beer.
A journey back home to Indiana soon found Pike on his way to Missouri, where he joined the ill-fated Donner Party that, after much travails, made its way to the California coast. Working his way up the coast, Pike lived for a year in San Francisco, where he claims to have known Samuel Clemens (aka Mark Twain) and Ambrose Bierce. It was after a night of heavy drinking with Bierce that Pike inexplicably found himself on a ship bearing west towards the Hawaiian Islands. This ship, too, was blown drastically off course, with the ship eventually sinking far south of its destination. His life boat eventually landed on the shores of Rapa Nui (more commonly known as Easter Island). There, witnessing the decline of a people by over-aggressive "traders" and outright slavers, Pike single-handedly (by his account) drove off five occupying ships, and captured a damaged sixth. He and the allies he made on Rapa Nui repaired the ship as best they could, and set sail to return Pike to California.
The ship's seaworthiness was lacking, however, and Pike once again found himself on a sinking ship in the middle of the Pacific. It was only by luck that the wreckage was noticed by the crew of a Chinese ship carrying immigrants to California, and it was Pike's fluency in the Chinese language that secured his passage on the ship for the final leg of its journey. Once on dry land, Pike loudly declared to never set foot on a ship again.
Caught up in local tales of missed opportunity from the California Gold Rush of the previous decade, Pike tried his hand at mining, developing skills that eventually lead him to lead a team of miners near a community in Oregon named Fever. Pike became a popular figure in the burgeoning town, eventually being elected its first mayor, serving near-indefinitely until his death in 1904.
The only known likeness of Pike is a life-size portrait commissioned after he became mayor of Fever. The portrait hung in Fever City Hall until the Great Fever Fire-Riots of 1929. It, along with many other objects of historical importance, were removed in the pre-dawn hours as the building burned, and the painting was never seen again.