Champions of Pulp
Edith has black hair, blue eyes, tanned skin with a smattering of freckles across her nose. Height 5’6", athletic build. She takes no particular care with her appearance, and dresses in men’s field gear most of the time. She can count on one hand the number of times she has deigned to wear a skirt, and on one finger the time she was forced to wear formal attire.
Edith Endicott is the 29-year-old unmarried daughter and research assistant of Lord Percival Endicott, the second son of the Duke of Eastwick and a founding member of the Explorer’s Club. On a trip to the American West, Percival fell in love with a young frontierswoman named Gweneth and then scandalized his family by marrying her instead of his betrothed. Gweneth accompanied Percival on his subsequent adventures, undeterred by neither the apparent hardships of camp life nor by raising a child once Edith was born.
Both Edith’s parents were devoted to her, providing for her education directly themselves. This led to her gaining an eclectic knowledge base for a young woman. By the time Edith was 10, she had traveled to 5 different continents and had manifested virtuosity with languages. By lesson or by dare, she learned how to ride a variety of animals well enough to stay mounted under most circumstances. She demonstrated a keen eye for details, combined with patience, and learned to be an excellent tracker and guide. She shared her father’s passion for exploration, and like her mother was a dead shot with either firearm or bow. An Egyptian porter taught her how to fight with a knife, while an Irish bodyguard of her father’s taught her how to box. She learned how to navigate and pilot a plane after a world war flying ace joined their Sub Saharan Africa expedition.
Once her father’s health forced him to retire to a life of writing and teaching in Massachusetts, Edith continued to explore, sending specimens home for study. She knows that her work is presented under her father’s name, but thus far she cares not, as long as she is still free to run her expeditions as she wishes.
Edith is painfully oblivious to most rules of etiquette by the standards of British high society, which has caused many instances of mirth or anger in the past, depending on the situation.