A character from my current tabletop roleplaying game, a swashbuckling fantasy of sky piracy and high adventure, and quartermaster and boatswain of the skyship 'Salvatore'.
In the campaign world, Dwarves are extinct, after the destruction of their home cloud-island, and the low birth-rate amongst their people, however, their artefacts still exist, scattered across the world. The human scholar who is known only as 'Dwarfie' is dedicated to gathering information about them. To that end, he built a large, if ramshackle museum dedicated to Dwarven Culture and Technology. He's somewhat eccentric (as can be seen by the fact that he is almost never seen without his false beard made, he claims, of the hair of genuine dwarves!) but a dedicated academic.
After his museum was destroyed by marauding soldiers, he gathered what remained of his collection of artefacts and agreed to accompany the crew, lending us his aptitude for cataloging and organization.