Horror On The Orient Express
Prof. Julius Smith
An English scholar and popular lecturer
Prof. Smith is a heavy-set Englishman in his late 50s. He has bushy whiskers and a curling walrus mustache.
Prof. Smith is an expert on European and Middle Eastern languages and his known for his public lectures on history and archaeology.
In his youth he was a world-traveler and something of a gentleman adventurer but has long since retired to research and academics. It has been many years since he left London.
In recent years he began an extensive study of so-called Paranormal phenomena in hopes of applying the techniques and disciplines of modern science to the topic. Only his closest acquaintances know the goal of this research is learning about the fragments of the Sedefkar Simulacrum in hopes of locating and destroying them.
After his speech at the Challenger Lecture in January of 1923 his townhouse in London was destroyed in a strange fire. His current whereabouts after this became uncertain.