Sgt Eva Loraynne Kostuic

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Name: Eva Loraynne Kostuic
Demeanor: Sensible
Specialty: Sergeant
Regiment: 1st Arcturus Void Stalkers
Experience Points, Total: 875
Experience Points, Unspent: 75

Current Comrade: Jak
Comrade Demeanor: Bilious

Attributes:

Weapon Skill: 35
Ballistic Skill: 35
Strength: 30
Toughness: 30
Agility: 35
Intelligence: 30
Perception: 28
Willpower: 35
Fellowship: 35

Wounds, Total: 15
Wounds, Current: 15
Fate Points, Total: 3
Fate Points, Current: 3

Corruption: 0
Insanity: 0

Skills:
Acrobatics (Ag)
Athletics (Str)
Awareness (Per)
Command (Fel)
Common Lore: Imperial Guard +10 (Int)
Common Lore: Imperium (Int)
Common Lore: War +10 (Int)
Dodge (Ag)
Linguistics: Low Gothic (Int)
Navigate: Surface (Int)
Operate: Aeronautica (Ag)
Parry (Ws)
Scholaris Lore: (Tactica Imperialis) (Int)
Stealth (Ag)

Talents & Traits:

Ambidexterity- Character may use either hand equally well for any task, and does not suffer the -20 penalty for actions using their off hand.

Bred for War – Must attempt a Challenging (+0) Willpower Test to go against the rules and regulations of the Imperial Guard.

Catfall – Automatically reduce the distance of falls by a number of meters equal to Agility Bonus. Add +20 to Acrobatics Skill Tests when using the Jump Special Skill Use as it pertains to reducing Damage from falling.

Hated Enemy (Traitors) – At the GM's discretion, must attempt an Ordinary (+10) Willpower Test not to attack without mercy when the enemy is sighed.

Hatred (Traitors) – When fighting this group gain a +10 to all Weapon Skill Tests made against them. Must make a Willpower Test to retreat or surrender when fighting them, unless massively outnumbered or outclassed.

Iron Discipline – On failing a Fear or Pinning Test, Comrade only fails if the roll was a double.

Nerves of Steel – May reroll failed Willpower Tests to avoid or recover from Pinning. Gain a +10 to Willpower Tests when resisting enemy Intimidation Skill attempts.

Street Fighting – When armed with a knife, similar small weapon, or unarmed, add half Weapon Skill Bonus to any Critical Damage inflicted.

Sweeping Order: Covering Fire – Free Action: All Player Characters with their Comrade in Cohesion gain a +10 to all Dodge Tests.

Sweeping Order: Get Them! – Free Action: Make a Challenging (+0) Command Test. If successful, Comrades in communication range performing the Ranged Volley or Close Quarters Orders within the next round grant their controlling Player Character an additional +4 Damage to the affected Melee or Ranged Attack.

Sweeping Order: Snap Out of It! – Free Action: Make a Challenging (+0) Command or Intimidate Test. If successful, all Comrades in communication range end any ongoing Fear or Pinning effects. They may act normally in subsequent turns.

Weapon Training – Chain, Las, Low-Tech.

Gear:

Weapons:
Las Carbine, Arcturus Pattern: Basic, Range 50m, RoF S/3/-, Dam 1d10+3 E, Pen 0, Clip 60, Rld Half, Reliable.
Folding vertical fore-grip, +5 attack bonus. May be used one handed without penalty or fore-grip bonus, and range halved. May be overcharged; 2 charges per shot is +1 Dam, 4 charges per shot is +2 Dam +2 Pen and Unreliable.
Grenade, Frag: Thrown, Range 9m (Sbx3), Dam 2d10 X, Pen 0, Blast 3, Ogryn-Proof.
Count: 3/3
Grenade, Smoke: Thrown, Range 9m (Sbx3), Smoke 6 (visual sight only).
Count: 3/3
Las Pistol: Pistol, Range 30m, RoF S/2/-, Dam 1d10+2 E, Pen 0, Clip 30, Rld Half, Reliable.
May be overcharged; 2 charges per shot is +1 Dam, 4 charges per shot is +2 Dam +2 Pen and Unreliable.
Chainsword: Melee, Effective Dam 1d10+5 R, Base Dam 1d10+2 R, Pen 2, Tearing, Balanced.
Knife, Mono: Melee/Thrown, Range 5m, Effective Dam 1d5+3 R, Base Dam 1d5 R, Pen 2.

Armor:
Imperial Guard Flak Armor: Covers All, AP 4. Against Blasts, AP 5.
Void Suit (Good Quality): Resists punctures on a 6+, may be worn under armor.

Tools of the Trade:
Photo-Contacts (Good Quality): Gain the Dark Sight Trait, immunized against photon flash grenades.

Respirator: Gain +30 bonus to Toughness Tests to resist the effects of gas and reroll failed results.

Grapnel & Line: Can shoot a 100m length of thin but strong line, has a powered winch. Holds up to 150kg.

Grav Chute: Pass a Challenging (+0 Agility Test or Routine (+20) Operate: Aeronautica Test, the chute allows for a safe, guided fall of any height. On a failure, count as having fallen two meters for each degree of failure.

Microbead: Communication out to one kilometer, depending on terrain.

Standard Kit:
1x blanket & sleeping bag
1x chainsword
1x chrono
4x combat sustenance rations, by week
1x cogmen tags or equivalent identification
1x grapnel & line
1x grav chute or void suit (good quality)
3x grenade, frag
3x grenade, smoke
1x grooming kit
1x instructional handbook
1x knife, mono
1x las pistol
1x las carbine, Arcturus pattern
6x las carbine charge packs
1x mess kit & water canteen
1x microbead
1x photo-contacts (good quality)
1x poor weather gear
1x rechargeable lamp pack
1x respirator
1x rucksack/slingbag
1x set of basic tools
1x suit of imperial guard flak armor
1x tea ration, by week
1x uniform

Mission Kit Additions:
None, currently.

Spent XP:
Skill, Dodge 200xp
Talent, Sweeping Order: Covering Fire 200xp
Talent, Sweeping Order: Get Them! 200xp
Talent, Sweeping Order: Snap Out of It! 200xp

100 Background Questions
Part 1: The Basics
1. What is your full name?
Eva Loraynne Kostuic.

2. Where and when were you born?
Twenty nine years ago, subjectively, on Arcturus Station 3. On Arcturus, we program our chronos to keep track based on the Imperial Navy standard year, three hundred and sixty five days. Don't ask me who came up with that number, seems kinda random to me.

3. Who are/were your parents? (Know their names, occupations, personalities, etc.)
My dad is Harmon Patronius Kostuic, tracker and field survival expert for the Arcturus PDF's 5th Drop Trooper Regiment. He's a good guy, but he never seems completely comfortable unless he's planetside. He's got some wisdom to hand out, but he can also be a little strict. He taught me a bit about what planet's are like, which made ground navigation training much easier when it came up in Basic.
My mom is Cynthia Gillian Kostuic, vox operator for the Arcturus PDF's 9th Drop Trooper Regiment. Unsurprisingly, she's always been good at communication. When dad was deployed, or she was deployed, or they both were, we got messages a little more frequently than most kids thanks to her. When someone had a temper or we got on each others' nerves, she'd help everything cool down.

4. Do you have any siblings? What are/were they like?
My brother, Zacharius Aleksandr Kostuic, is the family's middle child. He's a Void Stalker pilot, callsign Armax-3, drives Valkyries or Arvus Lighters, depending on whether we're operating in-atmo or not.
I've also got a little sister, Faye Nyota Kostuic, she's a sniper in Fox Company, and I find her assignment to that company hilariously appropriate.

5. Where do you live now, and with whom? Describe the place and the person/people.
I used to live on Arcturus Station, but these days the Departmento Munitorium and my superior officers tell me where to rack-out. Usually that's aboard another station or a voidship, though sometimes its in the field, planetside. For the moment it's Black Dirk, a Sword-class frigate ship, part of a Navy special response unit.

6. What is your occupation?
Sergeant, Imperial Guard, 1st Arcturus Void Stalkers Regiment.

7. Write a full physical description of yourself. You might want to consider factors such as: height, weight, race, hair and eye color, style of dress, and any tattoos, scars, or distinguishing marks.
I'm about 1.8m, almost 60kg. Like most void-born, I'm pale compared to ground-pounders, though I'm told I can be a little rosy. My hair is a pale blond, I buzz it down short on the sides and in back, but on top of my head I keep it long, tied back in a little tail at the back of my head usually. My eyes are green, really bright green, I've been told they remind people of cat's eyes. I've got good Guardsman muscle, and I like the look of it, from arms and shoulders to abs and back, to hips and legs. Though my chest is a little on the small side. I've got plenty of scars, impact and piercing wounds, slashing and cutting wounds, energy burns. One scar goes right across my face, and another across my throat. My right arm ends just below the shoulder, but you never really see the stump, because the bionic attachments cover it, and a couple fixtures branch out to attach to my collar bone and shoulder blade. If you could see under that stuff, what you would see is scars from a really bad plasma burn. I've got tattoos. An Aquilla on my left shoulder, and a field of stars on my left side, and the insignia of the 1st Arcturus Void Stalkers above my right breast. I used to have tats on my right arm, but since it got blasted off, I've moved them to the bionic. I use grease to matte it up when it's a detection wrist, but otherwise it's gunmetal and gleaming, inscribed with twining and spiraling black barbs and thorns and talons. When the stuff's available, I tend to wear black lipstick and eyeliner, an echo of my punk days that's never really left me, though I go way easier on the eyeliner than I used to. I wear Arcturus BDUs.

8. To which social class do you belong?
Uh, social class? I'm a 1A, physically fit for duty. I'm an Imperial Guardsman. I guess I'm not one of those noble types. And I'm not an officer. I guess the answer would be “grunt.”

9. Do you have any allergies, diseases, or other physical weaknesses?
My right arm is a bionic. The organic bits end just past the shoulder, though the mechanical bits cover that and hook into my collar bone and shoulder blade too. Inscribed on my arm's housing is a medical warning stating my allergy to Live-Ex, which I'm told is a kind of artificial blood replacement. I need plasma or a transfusion of whole, natural blood instead, which is usually available thanks to my universal blood type. If I get a transfusion of Live-Ex, I go into anaphylactic shock, and could die if my airway swells, but it's not usually an issue. Every medic I serve with knows about it, and I guess they prepare accordingly. I've got some retinal scarring in my right eye too, which makes things a little blurry in the low periphery of that eye's field of vision, but not enough to seriously compromise my fitness to fight. I've got reduced sensation in my feet and toes, due to burns. Like all Void Stalkers, I get a higher dose of radiation than ground-pounders can ever expect to get in their lifetime.

10. Are you right- or left-handed?
Right handed, but I've been practicing with both. Sergeant Henderson fought often with las pistol in one hand and chainsword in the other, and now that I'm in his place, feels like should learn to do the same.

11. What does your voice sound like?
Dark, kinda husky, when I'm speaking conversationally. When I'm shouting orders, it's much louder, much clearer, and a little higher.

12. What words and/or phrases do you use very frequently?
Typical battlefield jargon.

13. What do you have in your pockets?
A little multi-tool, a few Thrones, a lighter, a guitar pick, a pair of drumsticks. You don't want me to list all the shit I carry when I'm in the field, do you? It's a long list.

14. Do you have any quirks, strange mannerisms, annoying habits, or other defining characteristics?
I stroke my bionic arm. I still feel the burn sometimes, from the plasma blast that blew it off. Or sometimes it'll itch, or ache. So I stroke and massage and rub the bionic as if it were flesh-and-blood. Sometimes it helps. Sometimes not. I've had the medics prescribe me tranq so I can sleep before, when it gets really bad.

Part 2: Growing Up
15. How would you describe your childhood in general?
Pretty standard, a little rambunctious.

16. What is your earliest memory?
Hugging my folks goodbye while they passed me off to a state caregiver, then watching them board a ship for groundside deployment.

17. How much schooling have you had?
As much as anyone else from Arcturus, I suppose. Primary school until I was shuffled into military prep, then basic and boot camp, and then infantry training school, drop school, void school.

18. Did you enjoy school?
Hah, you're not supposed to enjoy training! If you're having a good time, the drill sergeant is slacking off. But I like what I'm trained to do!

19. Where did you learn most of your skills and other abilities?
The aforementioned schools, and plenty of real-world experience by now.

20. While growing up, did you have any role models? If so, describe them.
I never really had a single-person sort of role-model. I suppose you could say my role-model was the Arcturus PDF Drop Troop Corps as a whole. I really looked up to the Corps. Still do, in a way.

21. While growing up, how did you get along with the other members of your family?
Our parents were deployed a lot. We saw them maybe one month out of every three, on average, so we spent a lot of time in the long-term childcare facilities. And that was okay, a lot of kids were in there with us, some of them permanently. When Dad was around we spent a lot of time up, out, and about, doing things. He'd take us to secured locations planetside to run around out in the open, or to the gyms on the station. We're a 1A family, he said, and that's one of the best things a family could have or want, so we're going to keep it that way. Even then though, there were times when we'd all just pile onto a couch, leaning on him while we watched a vid. When Mom was around, we got stuff done. It wasn't that she was strict, so much as she knows how to communicate with us, and how to motivate us. She helps us understand others and each other. She was the one that encouraged me to explore music, even though it would always come second to soldiering for me. My little brother and I used to fight like cats and dogs, in that mostly good-natured way siblings will. Faye was always a little quiet, a little shy, a pretty little thing, you know? We were close, I protected her, until she blossomed and she didn't need me to protect her anymore. Though really, that instinct to protect never goes away, does it? Heh.

22. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
An Arcturus PDF Drop Trooper, no ifs, ands, or buts.

23. As a child, what were your favorite activities?
I ran with a crowd of kids from the childcare facilities that didn't really inside the bounds, heheh. One of the things we'd do is we'd find places in the station where the artificial gravity was on the fritz. High in one area, low in another. And we'd set up obstacle courses and racetracks through them, and time each other, dare each other. We got hurt a few times, even got caught once or twice, but damn was it fun. That, shooting, and music are what I liked to do most as a kid.

24. As a child, what kinds of personality traits did you display?
I was kinda reckless, to be honest! A bit unconventional. I was eager to be a soldier, eager to fight, to join the elite club of the Arcturus Drop Troop Corps, but at the same time I was also into music, the substation rock scene, a little bit of punk culture. I wasn't what you'd call a rebel I guess, but I had some interests and picked up some traits that made me stand out in a regular crowd. I didn't think too much before I acted, either, I'd just do what seemed right in the moment.

25. As a child, were you popular? Who were your friends, and what were they like?
I was popular with a certain crowd. The substation crowd that would drift into the deserted areas where you were almost as likely to run into a mutant or a mechanicus as you were to run into one of your fellow void-born. I was in the crowds rocking out to the bands up on the impromptu stage, and every now and again I got up on that stage myself. In primary school I had a tendency to solve my problems with my fists, and in basic that tendency was noticed, snapped out of my real quick, and replaced with, well, iron will.

26. When and with whom was your first kiss?
I think her name was Suze? You know, I was so drunk, I don't really remember. We were at a party after a particularly good concert, and I was riding the swell. We were lounging on a couch, mostly because I couldn't stand up anymore, and I looked at her, and she just looked so damn gorgeous, and I leaned over and kissed her. That was some kiss, I remember, we actually made-out for a few minutes there. I think I passed out a little while after that. I do remember that up 'till that point, I'd kind of wondered if I was asexual, since I wasn't interested in boys at all. After that night though, it was like “Whoa, you know what? Chicks are hot. Has anyone else noticed this?”

27. Are you a virgin? If not, when and with whom did you lose your virginity?
Ah, this one I do remember! Her name was Quin, and she loved to dance. We met on the dance floor at a concert, a while after I'd had the “chicks are hot” revelation. We danced. Oh man, did we ever dance. It was like the sex started out on that dance floor and we just happened to stumble into a room of our own before the clothes started coming off. Heh, there wasn't a lot of talking, but that was one memorable night.

28. If you are a supernatural being (i.e. mage, werewolf, vampire), tell the story of how you became what you are or first learned of your own abilities. If you are just a normal human, describe any influences in your past that led you to do the things you do today.
I'm from a 1A family, so it was kind of a given that I'd end up serving in a military role. But I didn't want to just be a vox operator or a security puke or an officer's staffer. The Drop Trooper Corps was an elite club, and I wanted in. It was a pretty big club, but they were elite, the cream of the crop of the Arcturus military, and everyone knew it, including me. I wanted to be in the club, so I pushed myself. I sidelined music, and dove into my training with both fists. I sure as hell don't regret it!

Part 3: Past Influences
29. What do you consider the most important event of your life so far?
Getting picked to go from Arcturus PDF Drop Trooper Corps to the 1st Arcturus Void Stalkers Regiment of the Imperial Guard. Getting slung to a battlefield so inconceivably far from home that it requires tearing a hole in hell to get there is pretty fucking life-changing, wouldn't you say?

30. Who has had the most influence on you?
Sergeant Henderson, my first squad-leader. Vandire's teeth, he was hell-on-wheels. Talk about a no-nonsense commander. Above and beyond all, he got the job done, while keeping his squad in one piece if he could.

31. What do you consider your greatest achievement?
I suppose I oughta say say something like how I got my arm blasted off by a rebel plasma gunner and still managed to destroy the gun emplacement with hand grenades, or how I once lased a former colonel of an Imperial Guard regiment turned traitor after a hot drop into his CP. But really, it was the gig I played on the Vent Haunt stage back home on the station. We killed it that night. Not that I'm not looking forward to my next greatest achievement, heheh. Maybe it'll be taking down a daemon with nothing but my bare hands, or talking the pretty girl from the Dirk's mess-hall into a three-way with me and Jo, haha!

32. What is your greatest regret?
You know, I don't have a lot of regrets. Things I wish I didn't have to do, sure, but not real regrets. There are a few exceptions, but the one I feel like mentioning is leaving the Arcturus System. Like, going really far away from home, basically. Serving in the Imperial Guard is a great honor, and a great experience. Going to alien worlds to do battle with our Emperor's foes and all. Sounds great to me! But the downside of course is leaving home. So I regret that necessity, even as I'm happy I got to go anyway.

33. What is the most evil thing you have ever done?
I cooperated in the murder of a fellow soldier. That's the simplest way to say it. Though the Inquisition apparently calls it “decimation,” which means one in ten. This was back before I was transferred to Irritum Brigade. How it works is, they organize you into groups of ten, by your squads if possible. Then one of you is chosen at random, and the other nine are are given clubs. And the nine have to beat the one to death. And if any one of the nine hesitates, or fails to join in on the beating, then the entire group of ten gets put before a firing squad. They forced us to kill each other. I still remember Pvt. Corta's face, watching us close in around him. And after a while, he didn't have a face. No one ever even told me why. Throne on Terra, if you've got more questions like this, I'll need a drink.

34. Do you have a criminal record of any kind?
Yeah, back on Arcturus Station, there's a record of my… rambunctious youth, heh.

35. When was the time you were the most frightened?
My first brush with the Eldar corsairs. Eldar corsairs is kind of a big category of course, one raiding band can be radically different from another. The ones I ran into the first time are the worst I've ever seen, the pale and dark ones, all sharp points and bladed curves, poison and vitriol, pain and fear. I got this scar across my face from one of those razorflails, swung by a stunningly beautiful nightmare. Nearly sliced my nose clear off my face. I was damn lucky Colonel Rinland showed up to reinforce our position just then, xenos blood-wych or not, everyone respects a power sword. I can control my fear better now than I could then, but you'd have to be truly stupid not to fear those darkest of Eldar.

36. What is the most embarrassing thing ever to happen to you?
Sneaking out of my training creche to go to a concert, which then got a little out of control, and getting caught, and handed over to my drill sergeant. I have never been so tired in my life as I was after the gauntlet of PT and nasty chores they put me through, but the embarrassing part was the getting caught and getting chewed out, all in front of my training unit.

37. If you could change one thing from your past, what would it be, and why?
Well, I'd sure as hell want my arm back. My bionic is great, does almost everything a real arm does, but still, nothing really matches up to authentic flesh-and-blood.

38. What is your best memory?
I believe I've mentioned the gig at Vent Haunt.

39. What is your worst memory?
I believe I've mentioned decimation.

Part 4: Beliefs And Opinions
40. Are you basically optimistic or pessimistic?
Hope for the best, plan for the worst. Does that make me an optimistic pessimist or a pessimistic optimist?

41. What is your greatest fear?
Going deaf. I need my music. Maybe there's some cybernetic ear out there or something, but like I mentioned before, nothing beats flesh-and-blood.

42. What are your religious views?
The Emperor Protects. I mean, I don't expect Him to protect me from, yanno, everyday harm, like a misdrop into a pool of acid, or getting run over by a rogue vehicle, or bullets. Doesn't seem
like He works that way. More likely, He's concerned with the things that most of humanity just can't deal with, normally. Witches, psykers, daemons, the particularly nasty aliens. Faith in Him is what helps keep that stuff at bay. I believe it. If I have enough courage, and enough faith, and enough ammo, He will see me through. But He's not gonna help me if I get my ass shot off making a stupid mistake, that's on me, not Him.

43. What are your political views?
Politics don't much matter to me. Above my pay-grade. I do what I'm ordered to.

44. What are your views on sex?
Have I mentioned my discovery that chicks are smokin', and guys don't push my buttons at all? So I have sex with chicks, and sex with chicks rocks. I don't fraternize up or down the chain of command. Which limits my options quite a bit, but all soldiers sacrifice, amiright?

45. Are you able to kill? Under what circumstances do you find killing to be acceptable or unacceptable?
Well, I'm a soldier. Soldiers kill. Its kinda our main occupation, next to sitting, waiting, training, and jumping out of perfectly good void- and aircraft. I suppose you mean am I able to murder. I try to leave that to the commissars. And Inquisitors.

46. In your opinion, what is the most evil thing any human being could do?
Give another human being to the xenos, or to the agents of Chaos. I've seen what various breeds of both evils can do to people. I wouldn't wish it on anyone, even my worst enemy.

47. Do you believe in the existence of soul mates and/or true love?
Soul mates? What would that even look like? Seems like a bizarre concept to me. I believe in love, but I guess I don't really know what “true” love means, either. Relationships are too big and complicated to generalize into what's “true” and what isn't.

48. What do you believe makes a successful life?
Successful by what margin? I guess I'll consider my life a success for every traitor, heretic, and xenos I put down.

49. How honest are you about your thoughts and feelings (i.e. do you hide your true self from others, and in what way)?
I'm pretty fucking honest, heheh.

50. Do you have any biases or prejudices?
Assholes, particularly in the Guard or the Navy, that think I can't handle a weapon or a command because my reproductive organs are on the inside. That really gets on my nerves.

51. Is there anything you absolutely refuse to do under any circumstances? Why do you refuse to do it?
That whole selling-out other humans to Chaos or xenos thing. Like I said before, its the most evil thing somebody can do, so I'd die before doing it.

52. Who or what, if anything, would you die for (or otherwise go to extremes for)?
My little brother and sister. Saving a bunch of people, I guess.

Part 5: Relationships With Others
53. In general, how do you treat others (politely, rudely, by keeping them at a distance, etc.)? Does your treatment of them change depending on how well you know them, and if so, how?
I tend to be honest with people. A little blunt, sometimes. Uncultured, I've been called, but hey, music's a culture, right? I reign in my tongue in front of superior officers. Most of the time.

54. Who is the most important person in your life, and why?
Right now? My girlfriend Jo. We've been together for almost two standard years.

55. Who is the person you respect the most, and why?
Lieutenant Marc Korgan, my platoon leader. The dude is hard corps, no-nonsense, gets the job done.

56. Who are your friends? Do you have a best friend? Describe these people.
I've got a few friends in the other squad-leaders, and of course the members of my own squad. Then there's the other rockers that made it into the Arcturus 1st Regiment, along with Jo.

57. Do you have a spouse or significant other? If so, describe this person.
Yeah, right now I'm with Sergeant Jolin Raynr, or Jo as I know her, who leads a squad in Fox Company. She's hot man, a nice big bust without going over the edge to grotesquely swollen, ripped abs beneath it, curvy and muscly both at once, and all in the right places. Darker skin than mine, since she was born planetside, wavy, dark brown hair that hangs more than halfway down her back, green eyes just a few shades darker than mine. She sways like a pendulum back and forth along a spectrum. At one end, she's this cute-as-hell sweet little thing I can wrap around my finger. At the other is this hot, take-no-shit-from-nobody bitch that owns the keys to my libido. We have some epic fights at the hot-bitch end of the spectrum, and mind-blowing sex at both.

58. Have you ever been in love? If so, describe what happened.
Heh, yeah, my current girlfriend, Jo. I love that bitch. If you can call it love. It's pretty intense, whatever it is. We were both sergeants, we knew each other a bit, but we really connected at a concert.

59. What do you look for in a potential lover?
I like chesty girls. Not, like, overbalancing, excessively jiggling, huge-ass tits, but I certainly like busty ladies. What I love is a ripped set of abs beneath an awesome rack. Yeah, I like girls that are more curvy than me, but at least as muscly as I am, if not a little more. Backside is important too of course, and while I'll notice the chest first, ass, hips, and legs are what distract me most. I tend to go for coloring, by which I mean hair, skin, and eyes, that's darker than mine. I like girls with long hair, something I can get a good couple handfuls of. I'm pretty much describing Jo of course, hah!

60. How close are you to your family?
You know, except for my siblings in the early years, we could never be together very much. If one of them needed me, I'd be there for them. I'm generally happy to see them and spend time with them. Me and Faye are still pretty close, and I see Zach a lot.

61. Have you started your own family? If so, describe them. If not, do you want to? Why or why not?
Kids are great, but my general disinterest in menfolk makes kids of my own seem kinda unlikely, yanno?

62. Who would you turn to if you were in desperate need of help?
Well, probably my platoon commander, Lieutenant Marc Korgan. That's what subordinates are supposed to do in a sticky situation, aren't they? Pass it up the chain of command. Shit rolls downhill, but problems are surprisingly good climbers.

63. Do you trust anyone to protect you? Who, and why?
My squad's got my back, my platoon's got my squad's back, my company's got my platoon's back, my battalion's got my company's back, and if all else fails, my regiment's got my battalion's back. Outside the Void Stalkers, its often not so much trust as lack of any choice in the matter. If I'm reinforcing another Imperial Guard unit, I hope they'll have my back, but they're going to do what they're going to do, I don't know them, so I can't predict with any certainty.

64. If you died or went missing, who would miss you?
Well, Jo, my brother and sister, and my squad. Mark would probably be pretty pissed to at losing a squad leader.

65. Who is the person you despise the most, and why?
The Inquisitor who ordered decimation on my old company.

66. Do you tend to argue with people, or avoid conflict?
Heh, depends on the person. As a rule, I argue a lot. I tend to be pretty vocal in what I think, and that can lead to some pretty heated conversations. I reign in my tongue a bit when I'm talking to a superior officer. I've stuck my foot in my mouth enough times to grow bored of the taste of it.

67. Do you tend to take on leadership roles in social situations?
You know, if everything's going well, I can just chill. In a typical social situation, I don't feel the need to lead. When the bullets and las bolts start flying, that's when I start taking charge.

68. Do you like interacting with large groups of people? Why or why not?
Getting swept up in the crowd at a concert is one of the best feelings in the world. Crowds are alright with me.

69. Do you care what others think of you?
Yeah, I suppose I do. I mean, we all do, don't we? We say we don't sometimes, but we do.

Part 6: Likes And Dislikes
70. What is/are your favorite hobbies and pastimes?
Well, my music, obviously. And I'll say without shame that hanging around drinking, dancing, talking with beautiful women is something I do enjoy! Doing the same with anybody I generally like is good to though, does that count as a pastime? I like running, shooting, exercising. I like voidwalks and airdrops. I like art. I sketch a bit, and I'm okay at it. I work with colors sometimes.

71. What is your most treasured possession?
My guitar. I generally stow it wherever I think it will be safest before a mission, or ask someone to look after it for me. Throne knows where or how I'd find another one on a battlefront. If I lose it, all I've got are whatever improvised drum sets I can put together for my sticks.

72. What is your favorite color?
Red. Hot-rod red. Crimson red.

73. What is your favorite food?
Fried, soft-shelled water-vat crabs and shrimps.

74. What, if anything, do you like to read?
I'm not much of a reader.

75. What is your idea of good entertainment (consider music, movies, art, etc.)?
Any vid that feels real, or successfully ejects me out of reality so that I can believe what's happening in it. That whole suspension of disbelief thing. With music, I like anything with three or more guitars, a good drum set, and a vocalist that doesn't sound like a moaning grox. I'm kind of a punk rocker, you know?

76. Do you smoke, drink, or use drugs? If so, why? Do you want to quit?
Yeah, I drink, I even get drunk sometimes, though never while I'm on-duty. I'm in control of my drinking. I'll have a lho stick every now and then, maybe three times a week on average, or a cigar or cigarillo if I can get my hands on one. You know what I found out makes me feel the best though? Besides sex, I mean. Therapeutic relaxation massage. We had a Rogue Trader's ship stop at Station 3 one time, back before the Imperial Guard created the 1st Arcturus and lifted me out of there. The ship stopped to do a little trading, and give it's crew some shore leave, and I guess a lot of the luxury and service folks aboard the ship saw it as an opportunity to earn some extra coin, so for a few weeks we had a little marketplace for goods and services we'd never seen before down in a couple of the loading docks and cargo holds. I didn't know what a therapeutic relaxation massage was at first, but a friend of mine insisted that I try it. Honestly, I thought it might be some sort of sex thing, and the lady there certainly charged me enough for it! But no, she used these oils, and these hot stones, and she just rubbed and kneaded me all over. Throne on Terra, but it felt fantastic. I guess the nobility and such gets that kind of treatment all the time. I visited a few times before the Trader's ship lifted off again. Always wanted to get some more of that.

77. How do you spend a typical Saturday night?
Heh, no such thing in the Imperial Guard! If I have a choice, I'll go clubbing and rocking with Jo, and end the night with hot, mind-blowing sex.

78. What makes you laugh?
Lots of stuff! Jokes. Wit. Humor. I don't know, I laugh at lots of regular stuff, I guess.

79. What, if anything, shocks or offends you?
Domestic violence. I'm also not fond of torture, or the more gruesome means of execution. Put a las bolt through 'em, that's always my preference.

80. What would you do if you had insomnia and had to find something to do to amuse yourself?
Play my guitar or drums, go for a run, snuggle with Jo if she's around, maybe try to coax her into a little lovin'.

81. How do you deal with stress?
See previous answer.

82. Are you spontaneous, or do you always need to have a plan?
Having a plan is a solid way to get things done, but no plan survives contact with the enemy. Yeah, I'm plenty spontaneous when there's no plan or the plan becomes irrelevant!

83. What are your pet peeves?

Part 7: Self Images And Etc.
84. Describe the routine of a normal day for you. How do you feel when this routine is disrupted?
The routine is what Command says it is. Depends on where we're stationed. Friendly ship or orbital station, or an enemy ship or orbital station, or friendly planetside territory, enemy planetside territory. I go where I'm told, and do what I”m ordered.

85. What is your greatest strength as a person?
You can't keep me down. I got my goddamn arm blown off, I'll still blow you into deep space.

86. What is your greatest weakness?
I've got big shoes to fill, in the form of Sergeant Henderson. I'm not up to snuff with where I should be, in terms of fighting ability, tactical sense, lots of other stuff. I've also gotta reign in my tendency to speak my mind, even though I try, I sometimes slip up with that.

87. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I'd probably want my arm back! Haha.

88. Are you generally introverted or extroverted?
Extroverted. I like being around people.

89. Are you generally organized or messy?
Neatness gets pounded into you pretty good in the creches, and in basic. I guess I'm messy compared to my comrades.

90. Name three things you consider yourself to be very good at, and three things you consider yourself to be very bad at.
Leading my squad, killing xenos scum and traitors, and playing rock music!
Sucking up, baking, and feeling anything in my right arm.

91. Do you like yourself?
Hell yeah!

92. What are your reasons for being an adventurer (or doing the strange and heroic things that RPG characters do)? Are your real reasons for doing this different than the ones you tell people in public? (If so, detail both sets of reasons…)
Like I said, the Drop Troop Corps was an elite club, and I wanted in. Turns out I'm good at what I do, and I like it. Hell, I was gonna serve in the PDF anyway, and I didn't want to be sidelined with interior security or provisions or any of the other shit assignments. I'm a goddamn Arcturus Drop Trooper, and that's how I like it!

93. What goal do you most want to accomplish in your lifetime?
I wouldn't mind leading a company some day. Yeah, that'd be nice.

94. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Ideally, leading at least a platoon, as Sergeant Major if not Lieutenant.

95. If you could choose, how would you want to die?
Without knowing it was coming.

96. If you knew you were going to die in 24 hours, name three things you would do in the time you had left.
Drink, rock, and fuck, maybe not in that order.

97. What is the one thing for which you would most like to be remembered after your death?
Rocking, and successfully leading troops in combat. That's two things, but then, I don't like to be fenced in.

98. What three words best describe your personality?
Eager, badass, and rocker.

99. What three words would others probably use to describe you?
Unconventional, loud, and punk, maybe?

100. If you could, what advice would you, the player, give to your character? (You might even want to speak as if he or she were sitting right here in front of you, and use proper tone so he or she might heed your advice…)
Let's see how you do. Go forth and kick ass.

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