NPCs

This is a list of people, places, things and events relevant to the campaign. Any time they appear in a blog post or wiki, it will automatically be linked to its definition.
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Detective J.J. Hansen
A homicide detective with the New York Police Department. Plus
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Nicholas Roerich
A Russian artist, archaeologist, philanthropist, and public figure, he is an expatriate living abroad. Plus
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    Alan "Colt" Huston
    One of the expedition's mechanics, Alan is a handsome, wiry ladies' man used to the cold winters of the Midwest. Plus
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    Albert Gilmore
    One of the drilling technicians, Gilmore is an excellent mechanic with horrible burn scars from the Great War. Plus
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    Avery Giles
    A graduate student and Myers' assistant, Avery is a born deal-maker. If you need it, he can get it. Plus
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    Charles Myers (Charles) (Myers)
    A tall, athletic arcaheologist from the University of Chicago, he is excited about the possibility of a pre-human civilization in Antarctica. Plus
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    Charlie Porter
    Willard Griffith's graduate assistant, he has the distinction of being both older than his mentor and African-American. Plus
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    David Packard
    Team boss and sergeant-at-arms, Packard is competent and a good judge of character. Plus
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    Douglas Halperin
    One of the expedition's pilots, Douglas is a bookish, quiet, and good-natured fellow. He went mad after seeing the Nameless God. Plus
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    Douglas Orgelfinger
    A doggedly loyal and hard-working graduate student, he is Pierce Ablemarle's assistant. Plus
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    Enke Fiskarson
    One of the dog wranglers, Fiskarson is a gentle giant who cares more for the dogs than other people. Plus
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    Gregor Pulaski
    The sled team chief, Pulaski is a big, happy Polish man with a good heart. Plus
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    Gunnar Sorenson
    A Norwegian polar guide and mountaineer, he is the happy-go-lucky brother of Nils Sorenson. Plus
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    One of the camp workers and originally from the mountains of Bolivia, Cruz is a burly man with tremendous endurance. Plus
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    James Starkweather (Starkweather)
    One of the expedition's leaders, he is an English gentleman-explorer. Charismatic and overbearing, he is hard to get along with at times. He was killed in the City of the Elder Things. Plus
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    Lawrence Longfellow
    One of the expedition's mechanics, Lawrence is a shy fellow with a stutter, He is fast, efficient, and quiet. Plus
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    Louis Laroche
    Radio technician and operator for the expedition, this stocky Canadian has a pleasant voice and easygoing attitude. Plus
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    Maurice Cole
    A camp worker, this young man is wiry and scrappy by nature. Plus
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    Michael O'Doul
    A drill technician and devout Catholic, O'Doul is a fussy man and a bit of a worrier. Plus
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    Moorehouse Bryce
    A young professor of Palentology from the University of California at Berkeley, he is a hard working, upbeat scientist. Plus
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    Nils Sorenson
    A Norwegian polar guide and mountaineer, he is the dour brother of Gunnar Sorenson. Plus
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    Olav Snabjorn
    One of the dog wranglers, Snabjorn is a short man who is nevertheless good with the dogs. Plus
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    Patrick Miles
    A strong, capable Irish mechanic with a dark sense of humor, Patrick Miles works well with the rest of the crew, despite his constant complaints. Plus
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    Peter Sykes
    A rugged, optimistic Canadian explorer and outdoorsman, he is an experienced guide who loves a challenge. Plus
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    Pierce Albemarle
    A meteorologist from Oberlin College, he is a friendly, high-society sort with expensive, refined tastes. Plus
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    Ralph DeWitt
    One of the expedition's pilots, Ralph is a veteran of the Great War. Sullen on the ground, he comes alive in the air. Plus
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    Richard Greene
    A young physician with the heart of a daredevil, Greene signed on to the expedition as a challenge. He was abducted and killed by the Elder Things. Plus
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    Samuel Winslow
    A graduate student and would-be glaciologist, he is a legitimate genius if a little eccentric. Plus
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    Timothy Cartier
    A graduate student from the University of California at Berkeley, he is Moorehouse's assistant and friend. Plus
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    Tomas Lopez
    A shy gardener recruited from Miskatonic University, he is a hard-working man with an interest in biology. Plus
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    Willard Griffith
    A brilliant young geologist from Cornell University, he realizes this trip to Antarctica may make his career. Plus
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    William Moore (Moore) (Professor Moore)
    A brilliant geologist and paleontologist from Miskatonic University, he is co-leader of the expedition to Antarctica. Plus
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    Doctor Hugo Eckener
    Captain of the Graf Zeppelin, he is the director of DELAG and the Zeppelin Company, and is piloting the vessel as a favor to the German government. Plus
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    Doctor Johann Meyer (Johann Meyer) (Meyer)
    Head of the BFE's team at Lake's camp, he is the expedition's resident archaelogist, linguist, and occultist. Plus
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    Doctor Maxwell Rucker (Maxwell Rucker) (Rucker)
    A geologist and member of the BFE at Lake's camp. Plus
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    Doctor Otto Schick (Doctor Schick) (Schick)
    The BFE's team physician at Lake's camp. He is older and appears mildly depressed. Plus
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    Doctor Professor Franz Uhr (Doctor Professor Uhr) (Uhr)
    Friendly and surprisingly insightful, he is the BFE's senior anthropologist and cryptographer. Plus
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    Gregor Schimmel (Schimmel)
    Radio operator for the BFE's team at Lake's camp, he is an unpleasant individual. Plus
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    Gunter Thimm (Thimm)
    Lead dog handler with the BFE's team at Lake's camp, he is an effete and difficult man. Plus
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    Herman Baumann (Baumann)
    Chief pilot of the BFE, he is more concerned with image than safety. Plus
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    Hugo Grosswirth (Grosswirth)
    An aircraft mechanic with the BFE team at Lake's camp. Plus
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    Johann Benecke (Benecke)
    A mechanic and scrounger with the BFE at Lake's camp. Plus
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    Josef Stoltz (Stoltz)
    The alternate radio operator with BFE's team at Lake's camp, he is a quiet and religious young man. Plus
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    Karol Breyer (Breyer)
    Copilot with the BFE's team at Lake's camp, he is a mild-mannered and rational. Plus
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    Martin Kleiser (Kleiser)
    A meteorologist with the BFE team at Lake's camp. He is a bit absent-minded. Plus
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    Adam Henning (Henning)
    One of the messboys aboard the Gabrielle, this young steward was behind the sabotage of the ship. Plus
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    Arthur Ballard
    Second officer of the Gabrielle, this native New Yorker is cool under pressure and a fast learner. Plus
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    Bert Pacquare
    Engineer's mate aboard the Gabrielle, this wily French-Candadian runs a still in the engine room. Plus
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    Charles Drummond
    Chief engineer of the Gabrielle, he is a loud, ruddy-faced man of middle years and one hell of a mechanic. Plus
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    Henry Vredenburgh
    Captain of the Gabrielle, he is a stern but fair man, well-respected by his men. Plus
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    Jack Driscoll
    Fourth officer of the Gabrielle, he is a young man who is very professional, and a little too serious. Plus
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    Lamont Quigley
    Third officer of the Gabrielle, this big Virginian is man of action, not contemplation. Plus
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    Paul Turlow
    The first officer of the Gabrielle, Turlow is a competent but inexperienced officer, often prone to snap judgments. Plus
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    Ray Lansing
    The ship's physician, he is a trained medic and a veteran of the Great War. Plus
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    Robert MacIlvaine
    Radioman aboard the SS Gabrielle, MacIlvaine is enthusiastic about being the expedition's voice to the world. Plus
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    Arthur McTighe
    One of the survivors of the Miskatonic University Expedition of 1930, he works as a radio operator a couple of miles from Arkham on Kingsport Head. Plus
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    Commander J.B. Douglas
    Famed sea captain and master of the brig Arkham, he captained that vessel during the Miskatonic University Expedition to Antarctica. Plus
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    Frank Pabodie
    A professor of engineering at Miskatonic University, he designed the remarkable drilling rig used in the 1930 Antarctic Expedition. Plus
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    Paul Danforth
    Pilot and graduate student on the 1930 Miskatonic University Expedition. He and Dyer saw the City of the Elder Things. The experience left him hospitalized with a nervous breakdown. Plus
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    Percy Lake
    Biologist and explorer on the Miskatonic University Expedition of 1930, he uncovered remains of many plants and animals unknown to science in the foothills of the Miskatonic Mountains before being killed in a sudden storm along with his entire party.
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    William Dyer
    Geologist and expedition leader on the Miskatonic University Antarctic Expedition of 1930. He and Danforth crossed the Miskatonic Mountains and returned. He is on leave of absence from the University; his current location is not known. Plus
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    Acacia Lexington (Acacia) (Lexington)
    A successful businesswoman with ties to various political and social groups, she is known as "the Shark." She bears a personal grudge against James Starkweather, and has organized a rival expedition. Minus
    Acacia Lexington is blonde and gray-eyed with classic patrician features. Her face is striking for its character, without being beautiful. Fiercely independent and strong-willed, she is constantly at odds with the era's perception of the feminine. She is straightforward and efficient in her words and mannerisms, refusing to waste valuable time on empty social gestures. Her habit of looking directly into the eyes of whomever she speaks to tends to be unnerving to men of the period. She has little patience for those she perceives as spineless. She expects honesty, truthfulness, and energetic self-confidence from those with whom she deals. Failure to meet these expectations causes her to classify that person as an underling rather than an equal, and she treats him or her accordingly.

    Acacia is the only child of Colleen Hampton Lexington and Percival Woodrow Lexington. In the early years of this century P. W. Lexington distinguished himself as a brilliant self-made lawyer and businessman, thanks to connections through his wife's family, a keen mind, and sheer charisma. Colleen Hampton's high social standing and the sizable fortune that accompanied her into the marriage were the basis for the eventual Lexington family wealth. Born April 19, 1902, to parents who never expected to be blessed with a family, Acacia was a spoiled and pampered child for whom nothing was good enough. A steady stream of nannies came and went as Acacia
    quickly turned into a household tyrant. Her schooling was by private tutor. Only in the classroom did she become a willing and tractable child. Dates, numbers, and languages fascinated her; mastering them was a wonderful challenge. She proved to be a bright student with a quick intellect and the same driving ambition as her father. In 1913, Colleen Lexington was a victim of meningitis. Her mother's death, when Acacia was 11, had a profound influence on the girl. Acacia's secret adoration of her lovely but distant mother was brought into sharp focus by grief. In the months following the funeral, her temper tantrums, outrageous demands, and spoiled behavior diminished.

    At the same time, P. W. took new interest in his daughter. From 1913 through 1915, she accompanied him on a grand tour of Europe. P. W. introduced her to his business and social connections among European society. Discovering Acacia's observations of prospective clients to be not only accurate but cruelly truthful, he began including her in his business meetings. During these two years, Acacia Lexington was exposed to skills not usually taught to a young woman. Along with advanced riding skills, she picked up a working knowledge of fencing, and became an excellent skeet shooter. She developed a fascination for mechanical devices which continues. Her first-hand knowledge of cowardly governments and a Europe blindly at war left her dismayed at the ineptitude of politicians, and may have prompted her later interest in alternative political movements.

    At the same time, P. W. took new interest in his daughter. From 1913 through 1915, she accompanied him on a grand tour of Europe. P. W. introduced her to his business and social connections among European society. Discovering Acacia's observations of prospective clients to be not only accurate but cruelly truthful, he began including her in his business meetings. During these two years, Acacia Lexington was exposed to skills not usually taught to a young woman. Along with advanced riding skills, she picked up a working knowledge of fencing, and became an excellent skeet shooter. She developed a fascination for mechanical devices which continues. Her first-hand knowledge of cowardly governments and a Europe blindly at war left her dismayed at the ineptitude of politicians, and may have prompted her later interest in alternative political movements.

    The Lexingtons returned to the United States at the end of 1915. It took a chance comment from a friend to point out to P. W. that his daughter had quietly traded her boyish grin for the soft smile of a young woman. Travel and tutors had placed Acacia's academic knowledge far in advance of most of her peers, but he father began to realize that she had almost no preparation for the graces and sensitivities her station in life would demand.

    Just after her 14th birthday, she was sent to Cadmere Academy, an exclusive finishing school in Boston. Taken away from everything familiar and secure, Acacia found finishing school to be a living nightmare. Her lack of formal etiquette kept her in academic classes that she had long since mastered. She quickly came to hate the social rituals she was forced to learn. She became the target for snubs and gossip by the other girls. Acacia wrote repeatedly to her father, begging to come home, and for the first time he refused her requests.

    In 1918 she refused to attend non-academic classes, and aggressively voiced her opinion on the short-sighted education the other students were receiving. Conferences with the headmistress and removal of privileges did not alter her stance. Stubborn, she became a never-ending source of aggravation to her teachers. Eventually Cadmere requested that her father remove her from the school. Despite her rebellion, Lexington was aware of the restrictions that society placed on a woman, and she was not insensitive to her father's desires for her future. After weeks of argument and simple, tearful manipulation, she and her father reached an agreement. She would allow herself to be trotted out as a debutante, and perform all her social tricks flawlessly and without complaint. In return P. W. would educate her in the business of managing the family fortune. Her entry into the New York social scene of 1919 was perfect. The social columns named her the year's loveliest and most eligible debutante. Despite being the most sought-after debutante of the season, Acacia quickly discovered that the men of her own age and station were shallow and self-absorbed. Their talk of being seen at all the "right" places, of tailors, gambling, and weekend parties bored her to tears. While never lacking for an escort or dance partner, no young man inspired a spark of romance in her. In 1920, as the new season opened, new debutantes began to take up column space. Miss Lexington vanished from the society page, and was quickly forgotten.

    In early 1920, her father arranged a trip to Africa as a birthday gift to her. Captain Starkweather was hired on high recornmendation from business associates. Despite his dashing reputation and charisma, the young Lexington easily saw through Starkweather's bravado. His grand gestures and extravagant tales were at first an annoyance, then an aggravation, since he also insisted on treating her like a helpless woman. Her dislike of him became intense.

    She was furious when she returned to New York, to find the papers full of the story of her "rescue." Her first thought was to spill the true tale to the newspapers. After a long and heated discussion with her father, she reluctantly agreed not to contradict Starkweather's account. The only thing truly hurt was her pride, and the newspapers would eagerly seize on the information, and turn the matter into a circus. The publicity would of course damage Starkweather, but it would also expose the Lexington family to gossip. It was not easy to keep silent, but she did. Her grudge against Starkweather remains.

    On August 8,1921, a member of the house staff discovered Percival Woodrow Lexington dead in his study. The official ruling was death by a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The papers were full of wild speculations about P. W.'s business dealings. In the midst of her grief, a tearful Acacia stated that her father had been murdered. A rare book had been stolen from the house, and she was convinced that he had been killed for that reason. The item, a one-of-a-kind manuscript by Edgar Allan Poe called The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, was an unbound copy of the twenty-nine chapters of the complete work. After the funeral, Acacia wrote an open letter to the managing editors of New York's newspapers, retracting her assertion of murder and agreeing with the coroner's findings. Of the missing manuscript she said, "I believe it is still in the library. You will understand that under the circumstances, I haven't made a search for it." After that she did not mention the Pym document.

    The death of her father placed the family fortune in Acacia Lexington's hands. All pretense of fitting into high society vanished. With what P. W, had taught her as a base, she set herself to learning the finer skills of the business world. Prohibited by her sex from joining the influential "old boy" circles, she found her own way. In some financial circles she became quietly known as "The Shark." Her accurate understanding of the world's stock markets allowed her to escape the worst effects of the 1929 crash and the long depression that has followed. She retains most of her wealth, and is able to make cautious acquisitions at bargain prices. She continues to be enviably prosperous.

    Over the last two years she has dabbled in various social and political groups. She has been spotted at meetings of socialists, communists, fascists, social credit agitators, and other fringe groups. She is known to have donated money to each of these groups. Inspired by the discoveries of Miskatonic University's failed Lake Expedition, she decided to organize her own privately-funded trip to the South Pole. The fact that this has allowed Acacia to slight James Starkweather is a coincidence, but one that has given her no small amount of joy.
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    Albert Priestly (Priestly)
    Chief cameraman on the Lexington Expedition, Priestly is a good-natured man excited to be in Antarctica. Plus
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    Anthony Johnson
    A camp worker on the Lexington Expedition, he is very protective of Acacia Lexington. Plus
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    Carl Schmidt
    Radio technician and operator for the Lexington Expedition, his Texas drawl has a hint of a German accent. Plus
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    Charles Sachs
    One of the engineers on the Lexington Expedition, he is a large, shaggy man with great powers of concentration. Plus
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    Charles Wright
    A mechanic on the Lexington Expedition, he is fiercely loyal to Acacia Lexington. Plus
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    Chip Hooper
    The Lexington Expedition's second cameraman, he is a Princeton graduate who hopes to work in the film industry. Plus
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    Curtis Anthony
    Doctor and camp physician for the Lexington Expedition, he is charming and intelligent. Plus
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    Haakon Tuvinnen
    One of the best cold-weather guides in the world, he is a patient and fatherly man from Finland. Plus
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    Henk Beentje
    A stern polar guide from Denmark with a loud voice and a keen eye for trouble. Plus
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    Kelly Donovan
    Technician and grip boy for the Lexington Expedition's film crew, he fears the ice and snow. Plus
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    Kurt Jenner
    Quiet and somewhat nervous, Jenner is the electrician for the Lexington Expedition. Plus
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    Kyle Williams
    Pilot for the Lexington Expedition, Williams is a quiet but friendly young man. It was later revealed that he is actually Paul Danforth. Plus
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    Robert Marklin
    A technician and mechanic on the Lexington Expedition, this quiet Oaklahoman is calm and professional. Plus
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    Tony Hopewell
    One of the Lexington Expedition's radio technicians and operators, he has become grim since arriving on the ice. Plus