Lucas "Archer" JordanRank:
Engineer / Munitions Specialist Age:
168 lbs Summary
Lucas comes from a middle-class family, the second of four children, and was raised in a moderately large bubble-city on Ganymede, considered to be the unofficial capital of the Jovian metropolitan cluster. His mother was an archeo-anthropologist and his father a retired veteran. Between the two of them telling stories of recent and ancient battles and societies, it would have been almost impossible for him to turn down any path other than the guard.
Growing up in such a central, and consequently well protected, region of the empire, Lucas had little direct exposure to the effects of war. Perhaps because of this he became fascinated by the similarities between the way Orcs were described by his Father and the way his Mother described archaic pre-Empire civilizations. In particular he enjoyed reading about tools and machines of war, and how they shaped the battlefield as much as the soldiers using them.
After earning his degree, a demand his parents both made of him, Lucas enlisted with the eagerness only found in the youths with no idea of what they were getting into. His natural aptitude with military equipment and unconventional ways of using it got him streaked into SF Engineer school almost before his promotion to PFC was stamped. His first assignment as a Specialist was with the 214th Mobile Infantry, whom were already en route to a factory planetoid to break an orcish siege that had been going for nearly seven months.
During the course of the operation, Lucas and three other members of the unit were cut off by a swarm of orcs which came rushing out of a warehouse without warning. Three hours later they were still pinned down by arrows and other thrown weapons hurtling their way amidst the roaring and whooping of the orcs, and out of ammunition to boot.
In a sudden flash of inspiration, Lucas decided to try something "creative" that he had always wanted to attempt. Snatching up one of the huge orcish bows and a cracked axe handle, he set to work and fashioned a particularly crude crossbow while muttering to himself in though. It took two tries reattaching the bow to the handle, and he had to use his feet and arms both to nock an arrow, his two surviving allies staring at him incredulously the whole time.
When the first shot streaked through the air and buried itself up to the ragged fletching directly in an orc's eyesocket, the sporadic attacks from the orcs suddenly ceased. It was almost more than they could process, trying to comprehend just how one of their arrows had come back towards them. The pause gave the three men time to scramble back to more solid cover in an office space, and they grabbed up as many arrows as they could as they went.
Six clean kills later, the orcs had reorganized themselves to attack just in time to be cut down by a hail of mounted gun fire from behind as the backup finally arrived in the form of two APCs mounted up with 50mm turrets. Only five members of the 214th left that planetoid outside of a bag, and it was summarily decided that they would be redistributed rather than putting the effort to reform the unit.Education
M.A. in History of Earth Combat
-University of New Columbia, Colonial City, Io
-Camp Torson, Europa
MOS-18CX Certification (Special Operations Engineering and Improvised Munitions)
-Variable Orbit Training Facility "Helheim"Service Record
Infantry Bootcamp - Camp Torson, Europa
Promoted to PFC
MOS-18CX school - Variable Orbit Training Facility "Helheim"
Promoted to SPC
Assigned to 214th Mobile Infantry
Operation Jackhammer - Meritorious Action Medal
Promoted to CPL
Reprimanded for Insubordination.
-Told CO to "go get another orcish anal fisting before you shrivel up from loneliness"
Reprimanded for Insubordination.
-Threw part of a severed orc hand at CO.
Transfer Requested to off-world Mobile Infantry division.
Transfer granted. Reassigned to 109th Light Infantry Division.Psych Profile
Corporal Mason is a soldier on a much more even keel than the average grunt. Having come from a relatively stable background, he lack some of the natural aggression that is preferable, but he more than compensates for it with his razor-sharp focus. While he is a superlative engineer, and is able to follow multiple tasks and lines of thought simultaneously, he has a tendency to lose track of conversations which he finds "irrelevant."
It should be noted, as well, that although he has a very long fuse, Cpl Mason is more than capable of losing his temper to extreme effect when pushed repeatedly on any single issue.Equipment
Infantry Protection (Level 1, flak jacket and helmet)
Infantry Supplies (Standard issue)
SO Engineers' tool kit (Includes explosive ordinance tools)
AR-28 with tactical light and spotting laser
Collapseable high tension crossbow (rated for use against up to Class-I Ballistic Armor)
Pack of C-7 (Five pre-cut blocks, five pounds each)
I still may want to fiddle about with his personality, but here's what I've got for ya!