This fella is looking to do some exploring and mapping. He doesn't really expect much danger, as evidenced by his lack of weaponry, but he is prepared for critters armed with a short-barreled flintlock shotgun. The staff is a multi-function tool, used for probing ahead of himself in uncertain footing, a pry bar to open containers, and of course to hit with.
His dog helps him to sniff out ambushing baddies, and food sources too.
I'm pretty proud of the license-plate armor