Jace Pedersen, Traveller T20 character

Second Annual Turokan Memorial 'SHOW US YOUR PCs AND NPCs' Contest entry, 2002

This is first character I generated using the full Traveller T20 rules.

Jace CardSir Jace Pedersen

Jace is the 4th child of an Imperial Count on a Rim World to be determined.
His father is Count Jefferson Pedersen III. His mother, Bouzha, is the 2nd child of the current Duke of Ebonrose, a very influence member of both the Moot and the Imperial Court. His older siblings are:

  1. Marquis Jefferson Pedersen IV: Heir to the title. J4, as he's known to his sibs, is in his mid 40s. He is an Imperial Naval Academy Graduate, and retired with the rank of Lt. Commander after a brief, but well served career. He obtained a MBA, and is currently the COO of the Family holdings.
  2. Dame Sophia Pedersen Kwannon: In her late 30s, Sophia is married to a senior executive in the Naasirka Megacorp. He works with the Robotics Division. She is a well know patron of the arts and an athlete. She is a serious fencer (multiple styles) and archer.
  3. Sir Ying Ko Pedersen is 36. He's a Major in the Imperial Marines. He came up through the ranks and doesn't talk about what he does in the service of his Imperial Majesty.

Raised in luxury, with older siblings to inherit the titles and run the estates, he was able to indulge in his two passions, hunting and history. His induction into several of the major Imperial Knightly orders (Order of Starship and Crown, KOS&C, Order of Sylea) was a manner of tradition for his family. . Jace actually takes his duties as a Knight of the Imperium rather seriously.

His family can trace their noble title back to a Terran Confederation Naval officer assigned as an administrator during the early days of the Rule of Man. Over the centuries, that officer's decedents have intermarried many times with the local Vilani population.

That aspect of his family's history has always fascinated Jace. After earning his BA in Archaeology, he continued his studies. His focus narrowed on the events leading to the rise of the Rule of Man Empire. School, even graduate school, was more fun than work. He spent his vacations tracking down RoM ruins. The fact that many of these sites had excellent hunting was an added feature.

After successfully defending his thesis work and receiving his PhD., Jace stayed on at the University. The skills he built up hunting, in addition to his academic skills, made him a valuable asset to field expeditions in less civilized areas.

After working as an assistant on several expeditions, Jace organized his field expedition. It was quite successful. The papers he and his graduate students wrote were well received by the Academic Community. That netted him a Foundation Fellowship Award.

Sir Jace Pedersen used that award to arrange a permanent field position with the University. He is now a Professor at Large. He has an Administrative Assistant and a couple of graduate students back at the University that he sends reports to. Between his stipend from the University, and interest from investments set up by his father, he has a budget of Cr 3,200 a month to roam the Rim area looking for historical clues and good hunting spots. [Trust Fund feat]

Jace can be found wandering the Rim area, often too close to the war front for other's comfort, happily living at a level well below his station in life. He can be found in a studio apartment, located near a University, doing research, or living out of a tent or cabin in the wilderness, digging for artifacts and hunting for dinner.

He does keep the formal suit or two in his luggage. He and his family are well known in Imperial noble circles in the Rim [Connections/Noble feat], and he may be found as a guest at a Baron's mansion. He could be there merely as a guest, or he could be organizing a hunting expedition, or convincing the Baron to fund an academic field research expedition, headed by Jace of course

Term 1: University, BA Archaeology:
Graduated with Honors in 3 years

Term 2: University, MA History, focused on the 9th Interstellar War, 2 years

Term 3: University, Ph.D. History, thesis topic: Grand Admiral to Shogun, 2 years

Term 4: Academic Prior History, Field Work

Term 5: Academic Prior History, Field work
Received a Foundation Fellowship Award for his work.

Mixed race Human
Homeworld TL D; Class A Starport; Ag Ni Ri
Str 12 Dex 15 Con 11 Int 16 Wis 15 Chr 15 Edu 18 Soc16 - Knight
6th level character: 4th Level Noble/2nd Level Academic
Age: 33, Cr 35,000 Stamina: 23
190cm 87Kg, dark tan complexion, gold eyes
Dark brown hair. Very thick, and long. Typically worn in a braided ponytail that reaches to the middle of his back.

BAB: +2
BFB: +1
BRB: +2
BWB: +4
Feat List
Armor Proficiency (Light) Connections (Noble) Skill Focus (K/History) Pseudo-Eidetic Memory
Weapon Proficiency (Marksman) Vessel/Grav Mental Discipline Run
Weapon Proficiency (Swordsman) Natural Born Leader Trust Fund

Skill List
Pilot - 2 Innuendo - 4 T/Computer - 7 Survival - 2
K/Homeworld - 0 K/Rim Politics - 4 Gather Info - 4 Ride - 3
Liaison - 4 Decipher Script - 2 Intimidate - 6 P/Hunter - 9
Read Language - 2 Move Silently - 4 Sense Motive - 5 Swim - 2
K/History nth Interstellar Wars - 5 Leader - 7 Hide - 2 P/Archaeology - 3


He is a key character in a PBEM game.

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