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Created on 2012-01-10 19:36:54 (#1407248), last updated 2012-01-10 (297 weeks ago)

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Name:Riley Poole
Location:Dist. of Columbia, United States of America
Hey, I'm Riley Poole and I used to work for the National Security Agency (NSA) as a computer expert. I'm 24 and my job wasn't even three-eighths as cool as the agency's name made it sound. I mean, it wasn't exactly Man from U.N.C.L.E or James Bond; I didn't jetset around the world drinking martinis shaken but not stirred, shooting the bad guys with guns and one-liners, and getting the girl with the really interesting name (Pussy Galore? Classic. Stupid, but classic) in the end. I sat in a tiny cubicle and worked on computer models all day.

Not anymore, though. I met these two guys, Ben and Ian, and they offered me a new job -- finding this boat, the Charlotte, that was lost right after the American Revolution, blah blah. There was jetsetting.

We found the treasure. My program worked. I got a cool couple of million out of the whole thing. Life? It's pretty awesome right now, thanks for asking.

History: Riley grew up with his mother and three sisters in suburban Maryland. When he was a teenager, he hacked an NSA website (which he still claims was an accident), but when he was hauled in by the men in dark suits to find out what he knew, they discovered that he was a computer genius and offered him a position with the agency. He finished his last few high school classes and then graduated college while working for the NSA. He worked there for six years, until Ben Gates and Ian Howe walked into the break room and offered him a job. He worked with them for several months, building a computer model to pinpoint the location of a sunken ship, and then going on a crazy treasure hunt.

Notes: Riley is irreverent, very sarcastic, informal, pessimistic, occasionally motor-mouthed, and have we mentioned the sarcasm yet? Seriously. His brain moves in tangential leaps that are sometimes difficult to follow, and he's kind at heart despite the caustic attitude. He has been known to freak out, if/when the situation arises. He is a computer genius and a huge geek in the 'nerdy-yet-somewhat-hip' sense, with mussed now short dark brown hair and thick-rimmed black glasses, though he usually prefers contacts. He favors stubble, fitted T-shirts, hoodies, track jackets, blue jeans, and suits with sneakers. These days, being a millionaire and all, he can typically be seen clean-shaven, in blazers more than hoodies. He is of average height (5'9") and hasn't worked out a day in his life, but Riley is blessed with a metabolism that allows him to subsist off of take out and energy drinks while always remaining skinny.

What he occasionally lacks in common sense, he makes up for in flailing-ability, intelligance, and snark.


Riley is set in early 2006.

Disclaimer: Riley Poole is from the film National Treasure, and is the property of Buena Vista Pictures & Jerry Bruckheimer, Inc. He appears here solely for the purpose of role-playing in [community profile] milliways_bar, from which no profit whatsoever is being made. Mun also doesn't lay any claim on Justin Bartha, who plays Riley.

Riley knows a hell of a lot more about computers and technology than the player does; any mistakes are her own.
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