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.
Recently he has begun an extensive study of so-called Paranormal phenomena in hopes of applying the techniques and disciplines of modern science to the topic.
After his speech at the Challenger Lecture he received the distressing news about his former student Wallis Hilton. He then retired to townhouse — which was then destroyed in a strange fire. His current whereabouts are unknown.