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Gerald Steinbrenner, PI
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Gerald Steinbrenner

Smart 1
Gender: male
Height: 5'8" Weight: 170
Hair: brown Eyes: brown
Age: 32
XP: 0 Needed: 1000 xp
Allegiances:
Reputation: 1
Hit Dice: 1d6 +5 (11 hp)
Massive Damage Threshold: 14

Initiative: +0 (+0 Dex)
Speed: 30 Run: 120
Defense: 10 (+0 defense)
AP: 0
Base Action Points: 5 Used Action Points:
BAB: +0 Melee: +1 Ranged: +0
Beretta 92F (9mm autoloader) +0 (2d6; 20, x2; 40 ft.; 15 box) {1 extra clip, concealed in shoulder holster, Spot DC 16}
Unarmed +1 (1d3+1; 20, x2)

Saves: Fort +2, Ref +0, Will +2

Abilities: Str 12, Dex 11, Con 14, Int 13, Wis 12, Cha 14

Skills: Craft (Visual art) +2, Craft (Writing) +2, Disable Device +2, Forgery +2, Gather Info +3, Hide +2, Investigate +6, Knowledge (Behavioral sciences) +2, Knowledge (Civics) +2, Knowledge (Popular culture) +2, Knowledge (Streetwise) +3, Listen +2, Move Silently +2, Profession +5, Research +5, Search +2, Sense Motive +6, Sleight of Hand +2, Spot +2


Feats: Attentive, Personal Firearms Proficiency, Simple Weapons Proficiency, Toughness

Class ab.: Savant [Investigate]

Starting Occupation: Investigative

Gerald Steinbrenner is an active private eye, dealing mostly in missing persons files. His specialty is locating missing children, although he does take other cases. Its just that these other cases dont cause him to go the great lengths he does for the little ones. The high rate of unsolved cases, inherent to the field, has tempered his enthusiasm a bit. His last two cases a teenage boy, Michael Flanders, who had run off to Holywood, to become a star, and Melissa Star, a thirteen year old who had been abducted by her biological father- had been resolved succesfully, so it was a relatively cheerful mr. Steinbrenner who drove his car into Hidden Falls. He was going to spend the night here, before resuming his journey back to the city. Melissa had been picked up by her tearful parents, so he could take his own sweet time getting back.

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Gerald grew up in a small town in Arizona. It didnt take long for the young man to start dreaming of bigger things than his hometown could contain. So when he got the chance to go to college in Boston, he took it and never looked back, despite never finishing his first year of Law school. Instead of going back, he had a whole range of jobs, from waiter at a truck stop at the edge of town to telemarketeer pushing shoeshine kits. The last job he held before turning to the business he is in now, was at the dairy counter of a big supermarket. After several months of performing his mindnumbing tasks he noticed how many childrens faces wound up on the back of milk cartons. Gerald called his parents to tell them he finally knew what he was going to do with his life. And no, he was not coming back to work in his dads hardware store. He was going to be a private eye. Yes, a private investigator. Why? Because such people do an important job (note that Gerald didnt say he was going to do it for the children). His mother was supportive as always, while his dad pointed out that Mark was entering his final year at Law school, something he should have done 2 years ago. Gerald hung up after promising to call again in a few days.

Private investigator school at the Detective Training Institute, which he found on the internet, taught him the basics in less than six months. What followed were several years working for various agencies including a couple of assignments for The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Steinbrenners Lost and Found, Geralds current agency, is one he founded himself. He is currently also the only active agent, though a part-time secretary, Anne Rich, runs the office when he is out in the field.
Gerald finds Anne an attractive woman, but he would never get involved with a coworker, so there is nothing going on between them, aside from a vague sense of regret, which becomes most prominent when Gerald has had too much to drink and lies awake in an unfamiliar motelroom.

Gerald still goes to visit his folk for thanksgiving and christmas every year, events which his younger, and more succesful brother Mark, who is a state attorney back in Arizona, uses to show off. Mark cant figure out why Gerald doesnt display more envy, unable to understand Geralds dream of making a difference.

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Gerald often drives rental cars, prefering reliability over looks and comfort. His usual place to spend the night when in the field is some cheap motel or B&B. He doesn't smoke anymore (quit when he started his training at DTI), but he does occasionally enjoy some whiskey (straight, no ice) and when he does, chances are he'll get mildly drunk and somewhat depressed and feeling lonely.
Gerald doesnt like living in the past. He likes to take it easy, and enjoys a hot cup of coffee with his morning news.


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