Deadlands Noir Extinct in the Big Easy
Arch Hall Jr
Slang popping mechanic teenie bopper
Arch Hall Junior
Abilities: Ag d8, Smarts d6, Spirit d8, Str d8, Vig d6
Derived: Pace 6, Parry 5, Tough 5, Char 4
Edges: Ace (spend bennies on vehicle), Arcane Patent Scientist, Attractive, Charismatic, Elan (when spend a Bennie on a trait roll, 1d6 damage 3x larger), Luck (extra Bennie), Power Points, Steady Hand, Talented (Singing)
Hindrances: Arrogant, Big Mouth, Clueless, Curious, Delusional (My bike can do anything), Impulsive, Loyal, Overconfident, Rebellious
Skills: Driving d8+2, Fighting d6, Investigation d6, Knowledge (Teen Social Scene) d8, Notice d4, Perform (Singing) d8, Persuasion d6, Repair d8, Streetwise d6
Havoc, pg 132
Pummel, pg 134
Speed pg 136
Rachel Shaw’s boyfriend, Arch is the mechanic at the Lake Pontchartrain Beach Amusement Park. A night owl who dislikes daddy-o’s looking over his shoulder, he’s annoyed by the mandate that staff must be off the property at 10:30pm. He’s made up for this by tinkering with his ghost rock-powered motorcycle and riding it up and down the beach.
During this time, Arch noticed the Boatman. “You know, maybe those break-ins are connected with the Boatman. You know the Boatman? I go riding my bike along the beach some nights and see him. Creepy thin guy in a black hooded robe. He paddles a rowboat. When it’s close, and if you’re listening, you hear the sounds of tormented souls. Blood follows behind him! I talked to Casio… he’s one of the Pachuco crumbs Batt hired… about the Boatman. He thinks I saw the Devil himself! Can you believe that? Come to think of it, I haven’t seen ol’ Casio since we had that chat.”
The truth isn’t exactly what Arch thought but provided enough clues for the gumshoes to overcome the Boatman.
Arch and Rachel drove up to the group as they were doing a stake out at Lake Pontchartrain, asking if the case was related to their missing friend. Arch says, “I was just having a ring-a-ding-ding with the gang. Rachel planted a honey cooler on my lips so aces it blew my wig. That’s when Cheryl Turner came by with her folks. Her sister Crystal had been at the beach party last night, but she didn’t come home. We’d all assumed she’d slipped off down the beach to pitch woo with one of her many joes hanging on her, even though she’s kind of a cement mixer. Any way, it’s like she just disappeared. And I got thinking Crystal’s disappearance might be connected with what’s going on here. Again, this might just be a trip for biscuits.”
Debonair and attractive to his generation of women, Arch has a wonderful singing voice, which he jumps at the chance of wowing the girls with his voice and guitar playing.