Character Backgrounds & Relationships

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Character Backgrounds & Relationships

Postby Augur » Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:22 pm

Character Backgrounds & Relationships

I'm sufficiently pleased with this Session 0 that I'm authorizing 2 pts to spend as you please--either 1 Benny & 1 XP, or 2 of either.
Whoever details their relationships with the other members of the team (to my satisfaction) will see an additional reward of 2 pts.
    Inside tip: Satisfactorily address the questions in this video, and you're a shoe-in for the reward.
Video Summary:
  • Where were you born & what follows from that?
  • Who are/were your parents & what follows from that?
  • Are your parents still alive & what follows from that?
  • What were you doing before you joined the A.D.F. & what follows from that?
  • Why did you leave & what follows from that?
  • What did you leave behind & what follows from that?
  • What do you want & what follows from that?
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Re: Character Backgrounds & Relationships

Postby Cairo » Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:30 pm

BACKGROUND:

Everett (Rhett) August Richter was born in Gerra City on the Yasawa Isles in the southern hemisphere. He was the 3rd of 4 to a military family, his father (Ferix) is a colonel in Homeworld Security, and his elder brother (Walton) is in the ADF as a Combat Medic. His homelife growing up was happy, parents were very loving and supportive. Dad was not always home then, lots of operations took him out for weeks and each of those brought bouts of terror for a kid when it dawned that is something went wrong, Dad might not be coming hope. Rhett's father was of those who could map locations [Inhabitation], so having him onsite often was a key to keeping those under his command on the same tactical footing as their quarry. Nevertheless the value of service was always emphasized in the Richter home, and he has known Lomat since Highschool, nearly 15 years now.

After his mother passed away (cancer), Rhett joined the ADF following in Walton's wake. Dad's old stories of spies, traitors, and sellouts informed Rhett's views on the ends justifying the means of getting the mission done with as few losses as possible ... which led to his becoming an Intelligence Operative. He may not be able to provide instant intelligence on a layout, but the younger Richter is determined that in meeting, exploring and examining alien cultures he can help the Homeworld to prepare against potential treachery (“Merphy’s Law Son: The more prepared you are, the less likely you'll be called upon to need your a weapon. It isn't so much the deterrent factor as some glitch in the cosmos that dictates that the one time you aren't prepared for the worst is the time you'll most need your gun.”)

He is relatively newly married (Maya) and has a young 16-month old son at home (Calum) who was delivered last year by Lyanna when she was doing her residency. Rhett tries maintain a thoughtful and cautious perspective and not to get lost in introspection and paranoid thought. To keep some for that he pulls out the mandollyr [guitar] and plays a few tunes from home or a song he is composing in his spare time ("Don't laugh too hard there brotha ... you may be callin me for tickets in a few years and won't want to be to embarrassed.")

Rhett’s prior postings included 3 prior uneventful patrol tours (3-4 months each) of the Arismal home system, and a 9 month security analyst position in the domes on Rothon (the 4th planet in their Home system, a Class K Planet, Low Gravity with Pressurized Domes for settlements). Maya and Calum are on Rothon, and Everett could have kept on in his analyst post reviewing reports, but when Lomat posited the chance at a medium-term mission (6 months) on the Assegai all of a sudden the routine seemed almost maddening. This was a chance to see other solar systems, after this Rhett would have stories to tell his boy about the places he had been, not just the places he had studied. So he accepted the posting, and 4 weeks ago he headed back to Arismal Prime to help with picking the new crew and prepping for launch. He has some prior experience with Lyanna but she was not a long-time associate she delivered his son. That said Lyanna was nice enough and made a professional impression that when the candidate list came across for Lomat to request Medical Officers, Rhett recommended her (hers was the only name that did not have baggage, i.e. a history of poor performance or a bad attitude). He brought Pierce along from his own last posting to be a DC-Officer, the fellow had been sharp and competent helping to keep the ADF structures on Rothon from any significant breakdowns due to his ability to 'attune' (like Rhett's father had). Richter also had some minor experience with Scaughty from years ago at the academy and recognizes the man as damn sharp, something that the engineer's proficiency scores clearly bore out (now that he's seen the service file). Rhett does not really know any of the other senior bridge crew well.

    Inside tip: Satisfactorily address the questions in this video, and you're a shoe-in for the reward.
Video Summary:
  • Where were you born & what follows from that?
  • Who are/were your parents & what follows from that?
  • Are your parents still alive & what follows from that?
  • What were you doing before you joined the A.D.F. & what follows from that?
  • Why did you leave & what follows from that?
  • What did you leave behind & what follows from that?
  • What do you want & what follows from that?
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Re: Character Backgrounds & Relationships

Postby Sicilia » Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:36 pm

Harkan Vess Background:

Harkan always wanted to be a hero of a particular sort. He grew up watching The Adventures of Vessimer the Space Aviator! when he was young, and modeled many of his future wants after that. When puberty hit, and he was found to have increased dexterity and the ability to split his focus among many things without any noticeable loss of quality, he thought that his dreams had been proven to be possible. The tentacles he could bring out were simply a cherry on top.

At a young age he enlisted into the A.D.F., acting much a good recruit, ready to follow orders and remained positive during boot camp. He applied and was accepted into the top aviation schools, wanting to fly a quick and nimble fighter instead of a clunky, slow capital ship. He passed his courses with flying colors, and while not a rising star of a fighter pilot, was well above the curve due to his particular abilities.

Within a few years, however, he learned that life in the A.D.F. was not as glamorous as he had believed. Finding it more filled with practice flights and PT drills than fending off evil aliens, he became disillusioned, and while he never left or was discharged, his initial enthusiasm had tapered.

Seeking new avenues to rectify this, he petitioned to cross train on demolitions and weapon systems for larger vessels, hoping a change of pace would lead to a change in attitude. He was accepted, and juggled his new courses with his regular drills and patrols with ease, able to study and finish the paperwork while on the job without issue.

This superb performance was what got him commissioned to officer, and sent for field experience as a gunnery officer on a number of small vessels, slowly earning his bars as he split his time between his new position and acting as a commander for any fighter squadrons that happened to be on duty during his ship tours.

This praise and ability to effectively split his time has caused him to be a slightly harried, if proud individual. He always has something on his mind, and always seems to be looking into the distance, even when in the middle of a conversation. Tends to be a little short on temper, as he dances between officer duties and doubling as volunteer fighter squadron lead on most ships that he serves on. Underneath it is a caring individual that, despite his problems with the A.D.F. stays because he knows he is protecting his people, even if it isn't in the way he had initially wanted.



Relation with Lomat (CO) - Met during Demo training, helped each other through it, put in his commission for officer. Likes Lomat and sees him as a smart individual and able commander, as well as a good acquaintance. When the request for transfer came to him he jumped at the chance to be the Gunnery Officer of a destroyer under his old officer buddy.

Relation with Everett (XO) - Doesn't know Everett beyond the fact that he's going to be his XO on the vessel.

Relation with Lyanna (SMO) - Has been a frequent patient under Lyanna, and is generally dismissive of her conventional medical abilities, believing her super ability to be superior. Gets on her nerves, as he's a bad patient and tends to ignore her advice, preferring to instead try and rely on her Divine Healing to take care of his injuries more quickly and more easily.

Relation with Scaughty (EO) - Good friends with Scaughty, met while his War Dog was being repaired and went for drinks afterwards. Likes to spend off hours with Scaughty when he can, has kept in contact for quite some time.

    Inside tip: Satisfactorily address the questions in this video, and you're a shoe-in for the reward.
Video Summary:
  • Where were you born & what follows from that?
  • Who are/were your parents & what follows from that?
  • Are your parents still alive & what follows from that?
  • What were you doing before you joined the A.D.F. & what follows from that?
  • Why did you leave & what follows from that?
  • What did you leave behind & what follows from that?
  • What do you want & what follows from that?
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Re: Character Backgrounds & Relationships

Postby Twonjym » Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:02 pm

Never pick Psi Ops officers to be your parents. Nothing about Lomat Takar's early life was planned, or at least nothing went according to his parents plan. The only child to Tamar and Lourna Takar, he was a surprise late birth, born when they were in their early forties and had already had a twenty year career in Psi Ops.

The Takar's were well known for their strict adherence to the law and their ability to expose the truth. What the Takar's didn't know how to do was raise a child. Lomat's childhood was strict and disciplined. All in preparation for when he developed his psionic abilities. His parents thought that all their training and planning had come to fruition one day when they were no longer able to read Lomat like an open book. But what they originally thought was Lomat generating a psychic mind block turned out to be something far worse, at least in their belief. Lomat had manifested as a Tier Two and the first power that expressed itself was some idiotic immunity to psionics.

This is the day Lomat likes to celebrate as his birthday. The day he became his own person. The day his parents had to take his word, had to trust him, had to believe him. Its also the day he confirmed that his parents were assholes. They maintained almost absolute control over his life and schedule, though without a career in Psi Ops for his parents to plan for, Lomat was given the chance to do other things.

Lomat's parents transferred constantly. Rarely were they in one place for longer than six months until Lomat reached High school. His parents were nearing their sixties and were looking for a good place to retire from. They chose Gerra City on the Yasawa Isles. This finally gave Lomat a chance to make some friends and was where he met his oldest friend, Everett (Rhett) August Richter. He spent as much time out of the house as he could, and a lot of that time was at Rhett's.

After High School, Lomat wanted to torment his parents, so he took off to the tropics and turned into a beach bum but after three months he realized he needed more. Taking Rhett's advise he enrolled in college where he focused on sports and not turning into the person his parents wanted him to be.

Near the end of College, Lomat's mother, Lourna, had a stroke and died. This drove Lomat to make amends with his father. A few months later, after graduation, Lomat moved back home with his now retired father and contemplated what to do next. Taking Rhett's sagely advise, “Why not? You don't have psychic abilities, so you won't end up like your parents. And where else planetside are you going to put your big 'space' power to the test?” Lomat joined the ADF.

The ADF suited Lomat much better than he thought it would, especially since he wasn't in Psi Ops. Trained in Special Operations, he was deployed a couple times on planet to uneventful posts. Most of his time was spent training. He met Harkan Vess during demo training and they got into a habit of hanging out when off duty. One time, after an ill conceived motorcycle race with a speedster in which Lomat laid his motorcycle down, Harkan introduced him to Scaughty Hiroto. Scaughty was able to repair his motorcycle and was invited along to the bar afterward.

Lomat's last deployment was somewhat eventful. The ship he was stationed on was testing a new jump drive configuration. After three jumps out the drive broke, leaving them to face a long trek back home if it were not for one of Lomat's powers. Through a combination of the repair crew and his abilities, they were able to get the ship back to Arismal only a few weeks overdue.

Now Lomat finds himself in an odd position, with the ADF rolling out a massive expansion of its fleet, he is now the CO of a Prowess Class Destroyer. First calling up Rhett as his XO, Lomat also extends invitations to Harkan and Scaughty. When is comes down to the medical officer, he's given a short list of names. The first name on the list is the same craggy old doc with no bedside manor that Lomat remembers well from bootcamp. After telling Rhett that the only reason craggy is still in the ADF is because the man wouldn't be able to keep a medical practice open as a civilian, Rhett points to a name on the list and Lomat nods, sending out the SMO position to Lyanna Chase.

    Inside tip: Satisfactorily address the questions in this video, and you're a shoe-in for the reward.
Video Summary:
  • Where were you born & what follows from that?
  • Who are/were your parents & what follows from that?
  • Are your parents still alive & what follows from that?
  • What were you doing before you joined the A.D.F. & what follows from that?
  • Why did you leave & what follows from that?
  • What did you leave behind & what follows from that?
  • What do you want & what follows from that?
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Re: Character Backgrounds & Relationships

Postby Underguard » Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:26 pm

Background

Donovan is what could be considered a spacer kid, as both of his parents were serving together on a ship out in the reaches of space when his mother gave birth to him. Born to a military family, it was obvious what Donovan's future was going to be even from a young age. With two sisters and a brother and him in the middle; almost all of his family are in the service. All but one of his sisters ended up joining the Military when they came of age and so far, they have each held different positions on different ships making the time spent together non-existent. Donovan specifically has always been comfortable around ships, taking to his father's friend who was the ship's chief engineer.

He spent most of his younger years getting into trouble aboard his father's ship with his twin sister, Quorra. His growing comfort with ships and buildings as a whole truly began to shine whenever the two of them would get in trouble and they had to escape the security detail or their own father. Donovan found himself able to see through security cams, seal doors, and relatively make life miserable for anyone trying to chase him. His sister, on the other hand, found herself able to bend metal to her whim. Together, the pair of them were unstoppable with mischief on a ship.

Fast forward to their late teenage years when they were sent off to the Academies. There they were separated, where Donovan excelled in the engineering and mechanical workings of most technologies available to him, his sister found herself comfortable on the front lines, splitting her time between power armor units and ground infantry. He showed his aptitude and ability to move through and use ship systems as well as repair them during his time and was scouted by ADF Damage Control Response Team.

While there, he did work in the domes for several months prior to his most recent transfer and that is where he met Everett Richter as an attachee. Together the two were able to work together well in the traversing and response time of buildings with his abilities. Now, since his transfer, he remains a stalwart and generally noble individual who has a pride in his people, his family and his work. Eventually, he wants his own ship, even if small in design and to serve his people amid trying times.

Relationships:

Lomat (CO) -- Has heard him prior to transfer but no direct work together. He was recommended, so Lomat should know who he is and what he brings to the table.

Everett (XO) -- He met Everett at the Academy well after Everett had graduated. Everett has seen Donovan's work and knows what he brings to the table. Donovan has worked with Everett in the domes the last 4-5 months if you want prior to transfer to the Assegai.

Lynna (SMO) -- Has never been under her medical care, but has heard of her Diving Healing and medical prowess and will defer to her expertise.

Scaughty (EO) -- His new direct superior, in essence. He has never met the man but has never let an unknown stop him from preforming at his best.

Harkan -- Another unknown for the 3rd Lieutenant but is confident he can work well with him.

    Inside tip: Satisfactorily address the questions in this video, and you're a shoe-in for the reward.
Video Summary:
  • Where were you born & what follows from that?
  • Who are/were your parents & what follows from that?
  • Are your parents still alive & what follows from that?
  • What were you doing before you joined the A.D.F. & what follows from that?
  • Why did you leave & what follows from that?
  • What did you leave behind & what follows from that?
  • What do you want & what follows from that?
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Re: Character Backgrounds & Relationships

Postby Mierin » Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:30 pm

Lyanna grew up in a small village outside of the Capital city. Her mother, a prominent physician in her village ran the only clinic. When she was a teenager, Lyanna worked in her mother's clinic with her. Her mother, Stephanie, was a mundane – while she was an excellent doctor, she did not have the abilities Lyanna did. Lyanna's mother taught her while she had the ability to heal, it was still just as important for Lyanna to understand how the human body worked. That way, if she was ever in a situation where she couldn't use her abilities, she would still be able to help others.

Lyanna's grandparents were enrolled in the ADF and Lyanna wanted to follow in their footsteps by enlisting.

Relationships to others:
Lomat – doesn't know him, working with him for the first time
Everett – delivered his wife's baby. Since it was her first delivery, it stood out as something special and Lyanna has stayed in touch with Maya to make sure she and baby Calum are doing well.
Harkan – frequent patient. Lyanna finds him frustrating to deal with as he often goes AMA (against medical advice) when she prescribes treatments for him. Refuses to use her healing abilities for minor injures Harkan has sustained due to carelessness.
Scaughty – took chemistry class with him, but doesn't know him very well on a personal level.
Donovan - doesn't know him, working with him for the first time


    Inside tip: Satisfactorily address the questions in this video, and you're a shoe-in for the reward.
Video Summary:
  • Where were you born & what follows from that?
  • Who are/were your parents & what follows from that?
  • Are your parents still alive & what follows from that?
  • What were you doing before you joined the A.D.F. & what follows from that?
  • Why did you leave & what follows from that?
  • What did you leave behind & what follows from that?
  • What do you want & what follows from that?
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Re: Character Backgrounds & Relationships

Postby Megan Price » Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:31 pm

The youngest of two, Scaughty Hiroto is also the brightest by far of the Hiroto family. His father, Morihaur, owned and ran a small spacecraft maintenance company in Pontchatrain on the southern shore of the Ponchatoula Lake. His father would often bring Scaughty with him to the hangar where he would watch the work being done, and as he got older, would assist with the work. His mother was a city alderman who died mysteriously when her shuttlecraft had a sudden power failure and crashed. The year after his mother died, his brother, Scrumpo, started college to learn about business.

While Scrumpo went to college, Scaughty started working around the hangar more often, eventually his knowledge of mechanical engineering and robotic mechanics was nearly equal to or exceeded his own fathers skills. He began working on some prototype systems when his father started to try and teach him about running the company as well.

Scrumpo had finally come home after having graduated from college and was infuriated when he found out that their father was choosing Scaughty to take over the company, but wasn't sure how to make his father change his mind. Scaughty was too intelligent to challenge his abilities directly, despite Scrumpo having graduated from college majoring in business. Instead he decided to attack his emotional well being by seducing his fiance, and while he is emotionally compromised, make father believe that Scaughty isn't as smart as he appears.

Scaughty, cuckolded and humiliated in front of his father about his prototype system design, decided to completely disown Scrumpo. Their father felt that Scaughty was over reacting (a feeling that was encouraged by Scrumpo), Scaughty decided to disown his father as well.

Feeling truly alone for the first time in his life, not to mention being homeless, he had no clue what he was going to do next when he saw a poster on a public transport which was recruiting people to join the ADF for a new life, so he decided to give it a shot.

1. Where were you born? City of Pontchartrain, in the Ponchatoula region
What was that like? How'd it effect his development? What follows from that?
2. Who are/were your parents? Are they still alive? Scaughty’s father is Morihaur Hiroto, who owns and runs a small spacecraft maintenance company and still is alive. His mother is Wailoa Hiroto and was a mid level city politician until her death in a vehicle accident about 5 years ago.
What was that like? How'd it effect his development? What follows from that?
3. What were you doing before the beginning of the game? Working for his father, eventually being prepped to take the company over.
What was that like? How'd it effect his development? What follows from that?
4. Why did you leave? Older brother was jealous of their father choosing Scaughty over him to be next to run the company, so he seduced Scaughty’s fiancee. This has caused Scaughty to disown his brother, which their father disapproves of, which has upset Scaughty towards his father.
How'd it effect his development? How has this changed him?
5. What did you leave behind? A promising career as a respected businessman.
How'd it effect his development? What follows from that?
6. What do you want? He initially has no plan for what he eventually wants as he is still trying to figure that all out.

    Inside tip: Satisfactorily address the questions in this video, and you're a shoe-in for the reward.
Video Summary:
  • Where were you born & what follows from that?
  • Who are/were your parents & what follows from that?
  • Are your parents still alive & what follows from that?
  • What were you doing before you joined the A.D.F. & what follows from that?
  • Why did you leave & what follows from that?
  • What did you leave behind & what follows from that?
  • What do you want & what follows from that?
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Re: Character Backgrounds & Relationships

Postby Augur » Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:33 pm

Lomat, Harkan, and Everett have received 2 XP each for their backgrounds.
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Re: Character Backgrounds & Relationships

Postby Augur » Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:24 am

Augur wrote:Lomat, Harkan, and Everett have received 2 XP each for their backgrounds.

Donovan, Scaughty, and Lyanna have had their backgrounds reviewed as well.

A bonus XP for those who can parse/fill-out the list I've included in red.
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