By Joab Ben Stieglitz, (c) 1998
REAL NAME: Andrew Jackobson
OCCUPATION: Special Agent, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
EDUCATION: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine/Pennsylvania State University
SPECIALTIES: Reptiles, Invertibrates and Cephalopods
BACKGROUND: Andrew Nelson Jakobson was born on March 5, 1964 at Community Hospital in St. Augustine, Florida. His parents own cattle farm inland on the western edge of St. John County. He was the third of five children, one brother and sister on either side. He grew up on television and movies and idolized western lawmen. His time was divided between farm chores and movies, and his interests revolved around caring for the animals and eavesdropping on the Sherrif and his deputies.
In school Andy excelled at the biological sciences and he went on to study them in order to apply to the FBI Academy upon graduation from Duke University in 1985. His application was deferred to an unspecified later class, so Andy attended the Penn State College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 1990 as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Based on his academic standing and his prior application to the FBI Academy, Andy was recruited by the Fish and Wildlife Service. After basic training (at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia) he was assigned to screen animals requesting entry into the United States out of the Denver Regional Office.
The case that got him noticed by DELTA GREEN involved some unidentifiable crustaceans that some Liberians were attempting to smuggle into the New Mexico desert. The creatures were confiscated in the Fall of 1993 and Andy was assigned to study them at the basement of the Taos field office. Over the next few weeks, the three creatures grew in size rapidly, evolving into a species similar to prehistoric squids. Andy had the creatures moved to a better equipt lab at the University of California at Northridge. Shortly after their arrival in Northridge, the lab staff began experiencing headaches and other physical ailments.
On December 15th, 1994, one of the creatures made mental contact with Andy. It was friendly, with a childlike curiosity. It taught Andy elementary things about itself and its species (they were Cthonian hatchlings), but when it advanced enough to read Andy’s mind, around New Years, the creatures got paniced and dangerous, Andy was struck by a mental attack and hospitalized in a coma. On January 4, 1994, an earthquake measuring 6.1 struck the Los Angeles area, centered around the UC Northridge campus. The lab was destroyed and the hatchlings disappeared.
Andy came out of his coma the next day. He filed his reports upon return to duty and the case was forgotten, though all his data and files on the case were deemed classified and he was ordered not to discuss the case. As he was planning to write a journal article on the creatures, he had made copies of all his material. These he hid in a safe place.
In the summer of 1995, Andy was approached by his supervisor for an investigation involving a giant “bee-man” discovered in rural Montana. The creature turned out to be a Byakhee summoned by cultists. His researches and documentation of the anatomy of the creature were proceeding well until the FBI and ATF took over the investigation.
His work was again confiscated, but this time it was confiscated by the FBI and separately by his superiors. Andy figured out that his superiors were not operating in an official manner and he confronted them, threatening to expose them to the FBI. By this time, they had already concluded to admit Andy into DELTA GREEN, so a limited truth and history were related to him. The version he knows says that DELTA GREEN is a secret intelligence operation outside the scope of normal government and law enforcement operations, so Andy still thinks it is official government work. Since that time he has been called in to examine 2 or 3 unusual specimins discovered on DELTA GREEN operations, but he has not been involved as a field agent yet.
PERSONALITY: As a result of his Cthonian “mind-meld,” Andy has developed a fervent interest in Xenobiology and studies of non-human intelligence (dolphin research, degrees of instinct in animals, etc.) He has a firm belief in extraterrestrials and a contact before combat philosophy unless the creature(s) are visibily hostile and/or violent. HE squanders his money on experiments out of the lab in the basement of his house. He is single and lives outside Denver on a fairly large plot of land (meets legal distance requirements for a commerical chemical lab), with his Collie, Girl. (“What’s wrong, Girl?”).
CONTACT INFORMATION: firstname.lastname@example.org
STATS FOR SIMULATION EXERCISES:
Andrew Jackobson, age 33
Education: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine/Pennsylvania State University
Occupation: Special Agent, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
STR 13 CON 13 SIZ 16 DEX 16
APP 15 INT 13 POW 16 EDU 21
HP 14 MP 16 SAN 80
Idea 65% Luck 80% Know 105%
Skills: Animal Lore 50%, Biology 25%, Chemistry 25%, Diagnose Disease 25%, Diagnose Poison 25%, Disguise 50%, Fast Talk 25%, First Aid 50%, Forensics 25%, Geology 20%, Hide 25%, Impersonation 50%, Intimidate 8%, Listen 50%, Medicine 50%, Natural History 50%, Pharmacy 25%, Photography 25%, Plant Lore 25%, Psychology 25%, Ride 25%, Scrounging 25%, Set/Disarm Traps 10%, Sneak 50%, Spot Hidden 50%, Surveillance 25%, Track 25%, Zoology 50%.
Languages: English (own) 105%
Attacks: Beretta M92 50%, Remington Sportsman 74 Rifle 25%, Fighting Knife 25%
Appearance: Jackobson has an average build, approximately 5’10”, 175 lbs. He has short-cut dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. He favors flannel shirts and blue jeans in the field, khaki’s and lab coat in the office. He can get very serious when speaking on subjects of interest to him. He favors the company of Girl, including at work and in the field. She is very loyal, well-trained, and well-behaved, especially in the lab.