So I'm going to store my characters here for nostalgia and so maybe I can use them later! yay someone tell me if this is the wrong section for this. Name: Arcturia Kryik Species: Turian Age: 42 Gender: Female Faction: Alliance Class: Spectre Vanguard Abilities Overload Charge Pull Throw Armor-Piercing Ammo Disruptor Ammo Weapons and armor Sniper Rifle Heavy Pistol Medium Crisis/Hazard Armor Skills Arcturia is a master at harsh guerrilla warfare, she can throw herself into a tough situation and survive and succeed with just her agility, cunning and experience to guide her. She is one of the top hand-to-hand combat specialists in the Turian fleet and a dead eye for Sniping. She has experience and skill at leading a Squad, having had a brief and successful stint as a Kabalim, but she prefers to work alone or with a small crew of one or two proved and trusted friends. She gets the job done without a fuss over morality or a crisis of conscience. Ship specifications Arcturia Captains a small Turian Frigate with just above a skeleton crew on board. it gets her places fast and quiet while also being able to hold its own in any firefight space battle they might land themselves in. It has both Ablative Coating and heavy Kinetic Shields to deal with whatever fire they might come under and a recently fitted Thanix Cannon to prepare for those few times they might need to fire back. On board, Arcturia has her own battle-ready shuttle that she uses for missions. She has her own pilot but she could fly it herself in a pinch. Personality Hard//Tough//Stalwart Arcturia doesnt do backing down or giving up. She deals with the problem at hand and while she may grumble and mutter about the situation she'll do it while taking out the problem with a heavy Biotic Charge to its face or one precise Snipe to its nether regions. She'll endure anything you can think of and more. Beat her, shoot her, throw her off a cliff, but you'll never break her. She has held the record for longest resistance against torture without dying or giving up the intel for five years running and she plans to beat it if she's ever stupid enough to get captured a second time. Loyal//Determined//Trustworthy If Arcturia gives you her trust and friendship then you can expect her to deliver. The problem is knowing when she has because its often hard to tell with her. She might be patting your back and suggesting names for your children one minute, then throwing you to C-Sec and grilling you for drug smuggling charges the next. The best way to know she's got your back is if you have hers (and you arent involved in anything particularly illegal). Still, even like this, it doesnt mean she'll treat you tenderly or gently. Say someone had you at gunpoint and was screaming something about shooting you if she doesnt put her gun down. She'd most likely shoot you herself somewhere mildly non-lethal, use the surprise factor to shoot your captor and then slap on some medigel and drag you back to base. To be honest it takes alot to be Arcturia's friend, but at least you know you wont die. Harsh//Unyielding//Heartless Arcturia doesnt care about your children, your wife, your husband, your parents. Arcturia has no qualms with harming innocent civilians if there is no way around it. This doesnt mean she wont try and find another way, she isnt cruel or excessively callous and its in her best interests to leave a place with more friends and allies than when she came. But she has a mission and she intends to report back to the Council with a 'Mission completed' at the end of the day. She's not a renegade, she's not a Paragon, she is just the essence of practicality. Unwilling Leader//Strategic//Inspiring Arcturia wouldnt like to admit it but she's good at being a captain. She's done it before and she's probably going to have to do it again but that doesnt mean she'll like it. As a Leader she cant help but take the whole squad under her wing and think of them as entirely her responsibility. She might be ok with sacrificing some buildings, civilians or unknown military but she finds it very hard to sacrifice a squad put under her command. If she does that, it means she did something wrong, she was in control and she screwed up and it would be her fault if any of them didnt come back to their families afterwards. She deals with this heavy guilt fine, but that doesnt mean she likes it and it doesnt mean she'll seek it out. Still, her dedication to the men and women beneath her means ironically that she can quite easily make soldiers ready to die for her, ready to charge into battle guns blazing and ready to follow any order she gives even if it probably means death for them. Personnel Service History Pre-Service History Born in a small mercenary outpost outside Hierachy space, Arcturia and her younger brother Nihlus learned the hard way to fight for what he wanted and just how tough the outlying planets could be. Their father died when Arcturia was nineteen and Nihlus had just turned sixteen and although Arcturia herself had already chosen Military life, their mother forced Nihlus into enlisting not a day after their father was in his grave. In the years Arcturia had been at her base camp, all her rebellious attitude and fury at the system and fury at adults in general had been worked out through lots of hand-to-hand conbat training, basically she had the stuffing beaten out of her until she decided there were more important things in life than acting out. Nihlus on the other hand was not so easily persuaded. Arcturia had always worried about how her little brother would cope with the discipline of the Army and her concerns were well founded. They were both outsiders, Arcturia somewhat more so given her Biotic talents, and this status made life difficult for them both. Although Arcturia always ensured Nihlus was at the top of his class, his superiors and peers never truly accepted him. Arcturia had no problem with being an outcast but Nihlus had a kinder heart than she did so he always inevitably got in trouble. Arcturia graduated from boot camp a full two years before her little brother did, sent straight off to Cabal training posts without much choice. She tried hard to visit Nihlus when she could but being in a Cabal squad all of her assignments and missions were long, protracted affairs with even more protracted debriefings and shore-leave was scarce. The pair remained in contact but it was weak and strained at best. Combat History Arcturia distinguished herself in many different ways during her Cabal career. She worked in a variety of different squads and through her highly recognised skills as a recon scout, often got put on a variety of non-cabal rated assignments. However, no matter how disciplined and by the book she tried to be she was still a bolshie and combative and argumentative soldier with a respect for her higher ups that usually showed as her arguing with them more. This obviously was not something Turian Military ships tolerated and the amount of insubordination charges thrown at her were immense. Her nature continued to the crew as well, some people she would get on with, some not and she'd meet all of them in the combat ring at one point or another. She won almost all of those encounters though, except for this one mission. They were about to hit a Batarian pirate ring, very risky and very tense. She and this sniper had been at eachothers throats even though really they were both just edgy so she suggested theyboth settle it in the ring. She assumed she would knock him flat but it turned out they were the two top ranked hand-to-hand specialists on the ship. He had reach but she had flexibility and it was a hard fought draw, that turned out interestingly later. Her whole career was an up and down rollercoaster ride. Sometimes she was lauded for her impressive tactics and decisive victories and she would be promoted to the Kabalim, then she would take her squad, disobey orders, succeed anyway in a much better manner but the higher ups criticized her for the disobeidience and she was punished. This usually lead to her squad getting angry and rebellious on her behalf and the whole thing became a mess. There was one instance where she and Nihlus met for a cross squads high profile mission. They were both very happy to see eachother and inevitably with that much skill combined with the lack of authority, they went in together and basically seemed to complete the mission by themselves and they certainly had alot of fun doing it. After the other inevitable furious discharge from their squads they had a drink to catch up and from then on tried to remain in contact with renewed vigour, Arcturia especially feeling a strong pang of need to protect her little brother. After this mission Arcturia was spotted for Spectre status, her whole career portfolio lighting up as perfect Spectre material. She was monitered for a few single missions and then quickly offered a spot in the special forces, one which she accepted gladly and quickly, her trust and faith and loyalty to the Alliance being instantly forged. Spectre History (Classified) Arcturia immediately excelled at Spectre work and her missions became more and more taxing as the Council recognised that they could throw her into whatever god-awful situation and trust her to clear it up with the fewest avoidable casualties and the best outcome. She didnt resent this type of work, hell she loved it, she finally felt challenged and the other Spectres she met actually trusted and liked her. Which was a new experience. Saren in particular she found she got along with very well, though inevitably they disagreed on many things. But Saren was one of her special loyalty comrades, she trusted him and was therefore loyal to him through anything and they both enjoyed a long standing romantic relationship. It was for these reasons that she pushed Saren towards her little brother, knowing that her biased opinion would not hold much sway with the council, but a warhero like Saren would be able to get Nihlus the attention and training he needed. Happily for Arcturia, not only did Saren help her little brother, he mentored him himself and agreed heartily with her that Nihlus could become a fine Spectre and a great asset to the Council. It was only after Nihlus achieved Spectre status that Arcturia could in fact tell him she was a Spectre herself and explain her relationship with Saren, all of which made the small little family exceedingly happy. They all moved forward with determination and skill and they became renowned amongst Spectres. When Arcturia was captured by a Batarian and Vorcha highly trained infiltration squad designed to find weaknesses in the Council to exploit and attack, she was reluctantly leading a trapped Squad of Asari Soldiers out of some testing heavy fire. She essentially sacrificed herself for the sake of her Squad and was taken hostage on a silent blacked out crusier on the edge of Batarian Space as far away from Council controlled space as its possible to get. The Council abandoned her for dead and to be honest she didn't blame them, she was gone a whole two weeks before anyone even knew where she had been in the first place. But Saren and Nihlus didn't give up on her. She was tortured in captivity for five months and moved from place to place all over Merc territory before Nihlus picked up a tip of who was holding her and he and Saren went completely Dark, took a ship and warped off to find her. She was rescued just a week later, the pair of Spectres storming the ship and ripping it apart in their search. They returned to the Citadel a week after that, having kept Arcturia in a private medical station in order to have her healed and fit for the questioning she was bound to receive when she got back. After some intense interviews and tests and various methods to define the truth, it was assured that Arcturia had given away nothing to the Batarians and had in fact fed them false information that was probably going to get them captured. Her status was pretty solidified after that, along with her trust in Saren and Nihlus. Recently however, Saren has been incredibly distant, in fact she hasnt properly spoken with him for more than six months. It has only just started to concern her and she is using some free time to look for him, Nihlus on a somewhat routine monitering mission for a new potential Spectre, the first Human Spectre perhaps, and so not available to help her. Arcturia senses something, its itching at her mandibles and she cant quite get the feeling of doom out of her head.