In which we describe Phoebe Figalily, DSc, FRS, provide her backstory, and discuss her work!
This supplement contains the Professor's backstory, five of her Connections, three Adventure Hooks, eight fully detailed spider-themed Devices, and a complete character sheet, everything you need to use Professor Arachne in your campaign!
Everyone who knew her agreed Phoebe Figalily was an odd child. Most girls of her social class ran shrieking at the sight of a bug. Phoebe kept a pet spider in an old aquarium she found in the garret, tidied up, and put on her nightstand. Some girls never quite outgrow the horse phase. Phoebe acquired new interests – mechanical engineering, drafting (she was quite a clever artist with a pencil to begin with), chemistry, and of course entomology – but never left her spiders behind.
At twenty-eight, with a Doctor of Science, a membership in the Royal Society, and a position on the faculty at the newly established Victoria University at Manchester, Professor Arachne (as she has become known) leads the field in arthropodal engineering. Rumours that she has taken up adventuring on the side, partly as a way of field testing her devices and partly out of boredom, are most assuredly the work of those jealous of her achievements. Young she may be for such a high position, even at a university just starting to build its faculty, but every professor takes sabbaticals from time to time to pursue their own research.
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 31 May, 2019.