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Completed Missions

  • Packages Delivered: 8
  • Overdue Books Returned: 5
  • Nemeses Captured: 0
  • Secret Plans Revealed: 0
  • Artifacts Unearthed: 0
  • Journal Pages Found: 0
  • Brass Rings Won: 0

Detective Biography

I was taunted mercilessly as a child as my brother constantly told me I was adopted. He almost duped me! Although the splitting image of my mother, the similarities end there – she was a gentle woman whereas I threw my brother out of a tree after a nasty teasing session when I was just six.

My father, an abrasive, loud, know-it-all academic, was intolerant of anyone he decided was his intellectual inferior, preferring the solitude of his library to social interaction. No one was allowed into his library when he was working, except me. My mother always smiled, saying I had him wrapped around my little finger. And that’s where he stayed until the day I told him I was not going to university. We never spoke again.

My mother phoned me when he died. Apparently my father was determined to have the last word - he left me the entire contents of his library. I replied in kind and sold everything except those books which fell into the mystery genre. These I kept even though I had already read them many times. In fact, they were the only books in his vast library I had ever read!

The check I received from the sale of his collection was staggering. Who would have guessed there were people willing to pay such sums for boring books filled with the kind of knowledge that wouldn't get you through a single night on the streets - which is where I spent the majority of the time plying my trade. No, not that kind of trade.

I am a private detective.

How did I come to be one? I have my father to thank for that. Tiring of the tense atmosphere at home, the silent treatment, the disdainful looks, I upped and left without a word. I took what little money I had and blew it on a one-way ticket as far from New York as I could get – to Shanghai. During the trip I saw some thugs harassing a young woman. Between us, my snub nose revolver and I convinced them to desist.

The woman was an expert in the art of acupuncture and the niece of a prominent Shanghai calligrapher. From her I learned the best points on the body to disable an opponent with the lightest of touches. Or the hardest, depending on my mood. She obviously hadn’t needed my help on the ship but was kind enough not to say so!

I stayed with her family for two years, working for my keep by running errands, tending shop, and doing “investment retrieval". There were always idiots ordering ornate artefacts and “forgetting” to pay. Born with a silver tongue, or a forked one depending on who you spoke to, I had the knack of persuading people. A solid right hook also helped! Where charm wouldn't take me, the surprise of being grounded by a woman often did!

Although comfortable in Shanghai, I felt it was time to move on. London beckoned. I met two like-minded women and, despite being a solitary person, immediately felt at one with them. We met in a dank, dark warehouse, a circle of candles producing eerie shadows on the walls while we discussed future adventures - The A-Team was born!


Order o Socrates:  Poor(-3)
Arcanum Brthrhd:  Poor(-3)
Cosa Nostra:  Fair(8)
Eastern Triads:  Neutral(0)
Circle of Light:  Fair(2)
Green Hand:  Fair(9)
The Tea Steepers:  Great(30)
Shangri La Tigers:  Terrible(-30)


Fortune Teller (New York)
Banker (New York)
Concierge (London)
Barber (London)
Calligraphist (Shanghai)
Bartender (Shanghai)
Waiter (Delhi)
Tailor (Delhi)

Arch Villains

Ravenna "the Razor" Wanstrath

Silvanus "the Dragon" Dvorkin

Doctor Narcisse von Wrath

Doctor Theodorus Zhou

Books Collected

The Hound of the Baskervilles
Arthur Conan Doyle

The Adventure of the Empty House
Arthur Conan Doyle

The Mystery of Marie Roget
Edgar Allan Poe

The Murders in the Rue Morgue
Edgar Allan Poe

A History of Indian Philosophy
Surendranath Dasgupta