'Professor' Roberts is possessed of rugged good looks, a bullwhip, and an uncanny knowledge of ancient history and artifacts. The whip is surprisingly effective at swinging him to a neighboring ship or tripping up a pack of soldiers; the knowledge of artifacts is surprisingly effective at leading him to the most interesting treasure; the rugged good looks are surprisingly effective at making time with the ladies (ok, the last isn't actually that surprising). Recently a woman arranged to meet him to examine an item she had in her possession which she would only describe as "silver and covered with strange writing"; but when he went to the rendezvous, nobody showed up, though he waited for an hour.
Whip - 4
Artifacts and Ancient History - 4
Athletic - 3
Fear of Snakes - 1