Name: Maryne Masterson
Personality: Independent, Enterprising, Innovative, but Soft-Spoken
Brief Bio: Maryne's life was hard as she grew up. Her family was never well off, but they made do with what they had. Maryne was always an innovative and self-motivated girl, and she longed to improve her lot in life so she could eventually provide for her own family better than her parents had been able to for her. When she was a teen, she managed to scrounge together a living by hiring on as a worker on transport and cargo ships. During this time, she fell in love with the space-faring way of life, and the independence that shippers made for themselves. She saved every bit of money she could, and by the time she was 25, she had enough to buy a small cargo ship for herself. She proved highly successful at running cargo that rich clients didn't want disclosed to the government, and soon, she was buying more ships and expanding her transport fleet.
In time, Masterson Shipping became exactly what the government was looking for. It was just big enough to ship the shady cargo it wanted shipped, but small enough not to garner too much attention. The problem was, Maryne drew the line at smuggling weapons and biological agents. The government didn't like this, and when they pushed her, she threatened to publicize what they were trying to hide. In response, the government slapped her with a host of smuggling charges. Some of them were trumped up, some were true. In the end, it didn't matter. Maryne was arrested, and Masterson Shipping was sold to a larger shipping company. Maryne, thanks to what she knew, was sent to the deepest, darkest hole the government could think of: Purgatory.
List of crimes committed: Smuggling, Hindering a Lawful Investigation, Treason
Question 1: A prisoner approaches you asking for some smokes. You have some, but think this inmate is just a snitch. What do you do?
Maryne saw him coming from a long way away. She'd seen the other prisoners pointing at him earlier, whispering, "Snitch. We'll fucking kill you, you better watch your back." Even associating with this fellow would be dangerous. So when he asked her for smokes, she merely tucked her pack deeper into her prison coveralls and pretended not to hear him. A moment later, something convenient distracted her, and she walked away. Better not to get involved.
Question 2: The cafeteria is overcrowded again. You see a seat open up, but it's with a group of Selarians. What do you do?
Maryne knew sitting with the Selarians could be trouble. She weighed the situation carefully. She could sit on the floor along the wall. That might attract attention. Sitting with the Selarians surely would, and it might be the kind she couldn't handle. Maryne wasn't afraid of them, but neither was she a fighter. Getting her face smashed in on the edge of the table was more than she was willing to pay for a seat. She took her tray and sat against the wall, eating as fast as she could before someone noticed.
Question 3: A guard tells you to get on your knees and give him a blowjob. You don't want to, but he's been known to beat prisoners. What do you do?
Maryne regarded the guard levelly for a moment. "Fuck you," she said finally, and spat in his face. She tried to avoid conflict when she could, but she could only be pushed so far. She wasn't going to give up her basic human dignity. Nothing could make her do that...or so she hoped.