Dramatis Personae

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Dramatis Personae

Post by Mr. Blackbird Lore » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:45 pm

===Marines===
Specialist Cormac Flynn, Magiteknician
(Rank) Niall Callaghan, Grunt
(Rank) ??? ???, Heavy Ordnance Operative


===Pilots===
1st Lt August Kerning
2nd Lt Rally Thomas


===Additional Crew===
N/A

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Post by Mr. Blackbird Lore » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:47 pm

====== NAME HERE ======

Motto and Motif optional.

===== General Information =====

* **Played By:** [[users:]]
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* **Weight:**
* **Species:**
* **[[:Certifications]]:**
* **[[:ranks|Rank]]:**

===== Physical Appearance =====

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===== Psychological Characteristics =====

**Personality:**

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**Goals:** Short-term: Long-term:

===== Family & History =====

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Re: Dramatis Personae

Post by Kai » Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:31 pm

====== Niall Callaghan ======



===== General Information =====

* **Played By:** [[users:Kai]]
* **Age:** 20
* **Height:** 5' 10"
* **Weight:**180 lbs
* **Species:** Terran
* **[[:Certifications]]:** Infantry, Marksman.
* **[[:ranks|Rank]]:** Private First Class

===== Physical Appearance =====

**Hair:** Short, Brown, Standard Terran Military cut

**Eyes:** Medium Blue eyes

**Body:** Niall is lean but muscular, still fairly fresh from training, and is in the prime of his health

**Distinguishing Features:**

===== Psychological Characteristics =====

**Personality:** Niall is calm and a bit reserved, but will get more rowdy when around his friends. He has a tendency to be apprehensive when going through new experiences, but usually remains level-headed once his adrenaline starts flowing. Very friendly, and prone to joking around, he tends to be very agreeable to most people he meets, though he has a hard time forming strong relationships with people.

**Likes:** Breakfast Bears Breakfast bars, Making jokes, antique weapons, hoverbikes.

**Dislikes:** being looked down on, unfamiliar situations, Bearodiles.

**Goals:** Short-term: Survive his first enlistment long enough to decide whether or not he should re-enlist. Long-term: Become a Sergeant Major and lead the UGR Marine Corps; Alternatively, Retire back to Ireshire after seeing the galaxy, settle down and have a peaceful life.

===== Family & History =====
Niall Callaghan comes from an old Irish family that worked hard to retain their ethnic heritage after the destruction of old Terra. One of the first to settle on Terra Fin, they are well established in the well-known suburb of Ireshire outside of Terra Fin city. Niall himself grew up in a very average and unspectacular way, always being overshadowed by his boisterous best friend, Cormac Flynn, whom managed to get the both of them into a bit of trouble on numerous occasions. After going to college for a couple of years, Niall decided he wanted to see the galaxy, and enlisted in the United Galactic Republic Marine Corps, where he has now begun on his adventures in the wider world of the Milky Way Galaxy.

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Re: Dramatis Personae

Post by Kai » Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:01 pm

====== Raleigh (Rally) Thomas ======

"Give me a Starfighter, or give me death! Well, maybe not death, but you get the picture."
- Rally Thomas

===== General Information =====

* **Played By:** [[users:Kai]]
* **Age:** 24
* **Height:**5'6"
* **Weight:** 125 lbs
* **Species:** Terran
* **[[:Certifications]]:** Pilot, small craft, combat flight, Galactic Navigation, Zero-gee survival, Planetary survival.
* **[[:ranks|Rank]]:** 2nd Lieutenant

===== Physical Appearance =====

**Hair:** Medium length hair, mostly straight, though it can get wavy when left alone. Often pulled back into a messy ponytail, very rarely actually within regulations. Color was originally brown, but has been genetically modified to grow out a pastel blue color.

**Eyes:** Almond shaped with a hint of mischief, their natural color was grown, but, like her hair, Rally's eyes have been genetically modified to appear a different color, in this case, Orange.

**Body:** Rally is thin and lithe, with a fairly small but toned build. she doesn't eat very well but manages to keep herself in shape somehow. Her skin is very pale, as if she doesn't get out much.

**Distinguishing Features:** Blue hair and orange eyes, with pale white skin.

===== Psychological Characteristics =====

**Personality:**Rally is typically very lazy by all outward appearances, choosing to take the easiest route to achieve her goals. She is, however very intelligent and capable of solving problems via very simple methods. In truth, she is actually quite active and can often be spotted doing some form of low-impact exercise, as she strives to maintain her figure by becoming neither fat nor muscular. She is extremely enthusiastic about flying, and practically lives to be in the cockpit of a starfighter, to the point that she was willing one buy one from her own funds.

**Likes:** Flying, aerobic exercise, starfighters, solving puzzles

**Dislikes:** hard work, long hours, strict supervisors.

**Goals:** Short-term: to fly her starfighter, as much as possible. Long-term:to Restore the Saber starfighter she purchased from a scrap yard and use it so she can fly for pleasure any time she so desires.

===== Family & History =====
Rally Thomas grew up under the care of very firm, strict parents. They tried to restrict their daughter and control what she could and could not do, causing her to have a rebellious streak. Despite mostly following her parents wishes by going to college and earning numerous degrees, she mostly disappointed them by getting degrees in subjects they did not approve of. When she completed college, Rally ended up joining the UGR Naval officer's academy, finding out she had an aptitude toward piloting spacecraft, soon after which she developed a joy and love of starfighters. After the severity and strictness of her parents, the navy wasn't very difficult for her to handle, causing her true attributes to shine through and allowing her to develop into the person she is now, much to the chagrin of her mother and father back home.

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Re: Dramatis Personae

Post by Straken » Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:39 pm

====== Cormac Lawton Flynn ======

"Goooooooood morning, Vietnam!" - as he is hot dropping, literally, down onto a jungle planet with no parachute.

===== General Information =====

* **Played By:** [[users:Straken]]
* **Age: 23**
* **Height: 6' 0"**
* **Weight: 192lbs**
* **Species: Human**
* **[[:Certifications]]: Magitechnician, MagiTek Operator**
* **[[:ranks|Rank]]: Specialist**

===== Physical Appearance =====

**Hair: Medium length, auburn hair. Claims it as proof that he was "kissed by fire".**

**Eyes: Sage green eyes.**

**Body: Of good build. Good height, broad shouldered, and fit physique from military conditioning.**

**Distinguishing Features: Dark auburn stubble on his chin.**

===== Psychological Characteristics =====

**Personality: Cormac enjoys being the center of attention, and frequently acts out as a means of garnering said attention. Clownish demeanor aside, he is fiercely loyal and incredibly proud, and will fight tooth and nail to defend both. Cormac is incredibly proud of his Irish heritage. With the loss of Earth, he believes that his culture must be preserved and celebrated.**

**Likes: Visiting with friends, spending time in pubs, dark beer, 20th century era movies**

**Dislikes: Losing, boring lectures, IPAs, 22nd century movies**

**Goals:** Short-term: Master using his MTek unit.\\
Long-term: See what mysteries the galaxy has to offer\\

===== Family & History =====

Cormac was born in the colony of Ireshire to a very storied family. As he claims, his family tree goes back thousands of years to the ancient Druids of Ireland. This influenced from a young age to have a fascination with his culture, not just as an Irishman but as a Terran as well. Growing up he immersed himself in old books and family trees, and spent his free time watching and reading movies and books from old archives. This colored his personality, for better or for worse as he wanted to share his hobbies.

As he got older, Cormac heard about new research taking place to create a technological replication of natural forces; or as it was being refered to, Magitechnology. Almost immediately he became focused on, someday, using that technology; if just to feel that much closer to his ancestors. Much to his dismay, it turned out that the technology was being developed by the military, and only a select few individuals with specific certification could qualify, and one of the requirements was to possess a college degree. Despite his love of his culture and history, he had never been an academic, so he thought he was out of luck. Until on day an advisor mentioned that a university on Terra Nova offered a degree in the Arts of the Second Millenia. As rough as college would be, he felt that he would be able to commit himself to it.

Cormac made it into university, and the years passed by as he completed his degree. When finally he graduated, he left his diploma with his parents and immediately went to the recruitment office to apply for the MTek program. His degree got him into the basic training, but he found he would once again need to dedicate himself to learning if he wanted to make the final cut. He had the fitness and performance of the soldiers, but needed to prove he was also capable of contending with the eggheads who were in it for the science aspect. The day came and the final selection was made, and Cormac had made it, if just barely. From that day forward, Cormac felt he was at least one step closer to his ancestors.

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Re: Dramatis Personae

Post by Straken » Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:15 pm

====== August Theodore Kerning ======

===== General Information =====

* **Played By:** [[users:Straken]]
* **Age: 25**
* **Height: 5'8"**
* **Weight: 168lbs**
* **Species: Human**
* **[[:Certifications]]: Pilot, small craft, combat flight, Galactic Navigation, Zero-gee survival, Planetary survival, basic command**
* **[[:ranks|Rank]]: 1st Lieutenant**

===== Physical Appearance =====

**Hair: Short, caesar cut, ash brown.**

**Eyes: Green eyes.**

**Body: Slight build, reasonable tone, runner's physique.**

**Distinguishing Features: Nothing in particular.**

===== Psychological Characteristics =====

**Personality: August is mild mannered and bookish. Perfectly happy to play a supporting role**

**Likes: Flying, exploring new regions, meeting new people, coffee**

**Dislikes: Being judged based on his last name, raw food, the smell of garlic**

**Goals:** Short-term: Survive being in charge of Green Flight.\\
Long-term: Save his family from a vicious cycle \\

===== Family & History =====

August is the youngest descendant of the Kerning family, and since a young age his family expected him to grow up and continue the family tradition of being an accomplished pilot in the airforce. Every day was scheduled right down to how long it should take him to walk home from school to begin his piano lessons, and while he was young he simply accepted it as his purpose. Once he was old enough, he was sent off to a military boarding school that was associated with, and prepared its students for, attending Prestige Valley Air Force Academy; another tradition for Kerning men.

It was once he made it into the Academy that August got his first taste of being his own person. There was still many eyes watching him and his performance, but many of his friends seemed to be fine with treating him as August, rather than as a Kerning. What solidified his drive to make a name for himself beyond the name of his family was, oddly enough, meeting the patriarch of the Kerning family; Steven Kerning. Steven had been visiting the boarding school as part of a series of tours he and other members of the UGR Council were taking. The youngest Kerning spent the entire speech the oldest Kerning was giving with a wooden expresion on his face. Much to his surprise, after the sppeech, one of the instructors said that his presence was requested by the Councilman.

In the principal's office that Steven was using as his temporary office, the old man was sitting at the desk when August entered. Standing formally just within the door, August greeted his great great grandfather stiffly. He had seen Steven only a once in person at a family reunion, the only one the old man had been able to attend, but he hadn't spoken with him at the time. So, to his surprise, Steven stood up slowly and made his way over to him. Once he was within an arm's length he stood like he was at an inspection and locked eyes with the boy. Sure he was going to be lectured, August braced himself, but was caught off guard by the old man's actions. After a few stern moments, his mouth cracked a little, and it seemed as though he was upset. So when the old man began to laugh a bit, August dropped his guard a bit, and was blindsided further when Steven reached out and gave him a hug.
"It's good to see you again, son."

August spent the next hour chatting with his grandfather about everything, including what had been starting to bother him. Steven listened to it all, and once the boy had finished, offered his opinion on the matter. He too had lived in the shadow of his father and grandfather, and had gone on to become the Kerning the family was known for. Then he issued a challenge, for August to become the Kerning that the family was known for. As much as August appreciated the advice, he wasn't sure how he felt about it. His entire life, even the part that had been dictated for him, had been reasonable, and the thought of trying to overshadow a Hero of the Great War was impossibly daunting. While it was surely ment to be inspirational, it put his position in a new light. He was expected to be the next figure of glory in the family. Steven had taken the torch from his father and grandfather, and at some point the grand Kerning tradition had been to achieve glory; and if the parent failed, then their child would pick up the burden.

That meeting had fundamentally altered August. Now he had a rather complicated challenge before him. He did not want to perpetuate the generations long curse, but if he refused his place in it he would simply become a black sheep and nothing will have changed. No, he would need to play the game if he wanted to find a way to end it.

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