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Dr. Livesey, the Resolute Medic

“Meet Dr. Livesey: The Heroic Doctor Who Battled Pirates and Unearthed Hidden Treasure!”

Dr. Livesey
  • Alias: None
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Human
  • Occupation: Physician and Surgeon
  • Religion: Likely Anglican, given the era and setting
  • Allies: Jim Hawkins, Squire Trelawney, Captain Smollett
  • Enemies: Pirate crews, particularly Long John Silver and his associates
  • Abode/Base of operations: Dr. Livesey primarily operates from the Admiral Benbow Inn on the English coast and later at Treasure Island during the adventure.
  • Nationality: English
  • Languages: English, Latin
  • Alignment: Neutral good
  • Affiliation(s): Royal Navy (indirectly through his association with Captain Smollett)
  • Significant others: None explicitly mentioned in the story. Dr. Livesey is a bachelor who dedicates himself to his medical practice and his friends’ well-being.

Dr. Livesey, a distinguished physician known for his unwavering dedication to medicine and justice. As a character, he embodies a steadfast sense of duty and an unyielding commitment to the well-being of others. His deepest fear is the suffering of those in need, and it is this fear that propels him forward in his noble pursuits.

He is a man driven by a profound sense of responsibility to heal the sick and aid the wounded. Dr. Livesey’s life’s work is a testament to his compassion and his unwavering belief in the power of knowledge and healing. His purpose is simple yet noble: to alleviate pain and suffering wherever it may be found.

In his endeavors, Dr. Livesey seeks to achieve not personal glory or riches, but rather a world where health and compassion prevail. He tirelessly tends to his patients, guides them through their darkest hours, and advocates for justice when faced with wrongdoing. His character is defined by an unshakable moral compass, a sharp intellect, and a kind heart, making him a beacon of hope and a symbol of selflessness in a challenging world.

Medium humanoid (human), neutral good

Armor Class 15 (sturdy clothing) Hit Points 90 (12d8 + 36) Speed 30 ft.

12 (+1)14 (+2)16 (+3)18 (+4)16 (+3)14 (+2)

Skills Medicine +7, Perception +6 Senses passive Perception 16 Languages Common

Challenge 6 (2,300 XP)

Background Feature: Physician’s Care. Dr. Livesey has proficiency with the Medicine skill and possesses a healer’s kit. He can stabilize a dying creature by succeeding on a DC 15 Wisdom (Medicine) check.


  • Rapier. Melee Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d8 + 2) piercing damage.
  • Healing Touch. Dr. Livesey can touch a creature and restore 20 (4d8 + 2) hit points to it, but he can only do so once per short or long rest.


Protective Instinct. When a friendly creature within 5 feet of Dr. Livesey is targeted by an attack, he can use his reaction to impose disadvantage on the attack roll.

Legendary Actions

Dr. Livesey can take 3 legendary actions, choosing from the options below. Only one legendary action option can be used at a time, and only at the end of another creature’s turn. Dr. Livesey regains spent legendary actions at the start of his turn.

  • Rapier Attack. Dr. Livesey makes one rapier attack.
  • Healing Word (Costs 2 Actions). Dr. Livesey utters a calming word, restoring 15 (3d8 + 2) hit points to a creature he can see within 60 feet.
  • Medical Insight (Costs 2 Actions). Dr. Livesey imparts his medical knowledge to an ally within 60 feet, granting them advantage on their next saving throw against a disease or poison.


Dr. Livesey is equipped with:

  • Sturdy clothing
  • Rapier
  • Healer’s kit
  • Medicine pouch
  • A copy of his medical journal

Roleplaying Notes

Dr. Livesey is a compassionate and highly skilled physician who is deeply dedicated to his work. He is motivated by a desire to heal and help others, often placing their well-being above his own safety. Dr. Livesey is a man of principles and ethics, and he is known for his unwavering commitment to doing what is right. His keen medical knowledge and sharp perception make him a valuable asset in times of danger, as he can both defend and heal those under his care. He is a trusted friend and ally, always willing to aid those in need and protect them from harm.

Background: Dr. Livesey is a respected physician with a wealth of knowledge and experience. He gained fame and recognition for his role in the Treasure Island adventure, where his medical skills and moral compass were put to the test. His actions in that adventure continue to be celebrated for their heroism and integrity.

Currently in the World

Dr. Livesey is a middle-aged man of average height, with salt-and-pepper hair neatly combed back from his forehead. His clean-shaven face is marked by a few well-earned wrinkles, testifying to years of wisdom and experience. He carries an air of authority and professionalism, evident in his sharp, observant gaze.

At the moment, Dr. Livesey is dressed in a tailored, deep-blue waistcoat and a white, crisply pressed shirt. His dark trousers and polished black boots complete his attire, giving him a distinguished appearance.

Currently, he sits in his well-organized study, surrounded by rows of neatly arranged books and medical instruments. Sunlight streams through the open window, casting a warm glow on the room. His mood is one of focused determination, as he meticulously reviews his notes and medical records, always ready to assist those in need with his expertise and knowledge.

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