(Captain) Elice TaloraDescription:
Elice Talora is a tall and muscular woman, with a striking face and well-developed bust. She moves with the simple grace that comes with a mastery of one's body, rarely wasting motion. Her eyes contain a steely determination, some old sorrow, and a great love of life. There is no doubt the twenty-seven Terran-year old captain has seen dark times, and no doubt they affected her, yet still she throws herself at life with a fierce energy.
Elice makes no secret of her firm preference for women, and she finds no shame in utilizing her confident charisma in search of bedmates. That is not to say she is wantonly promiscuous! But if a woman meets her standards, she's far from slow to share her body.
Furthermore, her extensive military experience has left her reluctant to choose violence as the first option. Elice has seen and caused too much death and pain in her time; her latest career is an attempt to move away from that. If she absolutely has to throw a punch, then so be it, but the less combat a job takes the better. Indeed, she will try most other means of recourse before joining a fight, sometimes at great risk.Specialty:
Tactics and Logistics, Close Quarters Combat, Social Charisma, Covert OpsHome Planet:
Elice hails from Kalron II, one of the remarkable three inhabited worlds orbiting its namesake star. All three planets have fair sized populations and strong economies, and they are coordinated under a singe government. In the interests of political fairness, the Kalron Authority is housed on a large station orbiting the star, rather than on any of the worlds.
Kalron is positioned near the edge of "civilized" space, dangerously close to several of the so-called "neobarbarian" empires. Combined with the system's material wealth and population, Kalron makes a tempting target for raiders seeking riches and slaves. Thus, the Authority maintains a strong standing military--in fact, all citizens are required to serve a term of duty upon coming of age, and thereafter remain in reserves. Not everyone finds themselves in actual combat during this time, but the raids are frequent enough that many must put their lives on the line.Reason for Leaving Home:
Elice murdered the corrupt official responsible for her fiancee's death. She is not welcome in Kalron.Reason You Find Yourself on a Smuggling Ship:
She spent most of her time back home as a soldier operating in clandestine scouting and strike missions against Kalron's enemies. Those skills only lend themselves to so many careers, and mercenary work led to smuggling.Further Background Information:
Elice Talora was a decorated, as much as any covert operations specialist can be, soldier in the Kalron Authority military. Her parents were respected engineers, and her childhood was pleasant. During her compulsory military service, however, they were killed during the infamous pirate raid on the Lightbringer research station. Grief turned to anger, and she readily reenlisted when her term ended.
During her half-decade with the Kalron Defense Corps, Elice participated in and later lead numerous defensive and offensive operations against bandits and slavers in the region, usually with minimal loss of friendly life. She established a serious romantic relationship with a fellow officer, and in general life was working out. Until, that is, the Jorgun Debacle.
The Jorgun Armada, a savage group of pirates and bandits based in the uncivilized wilds, had long caused great difficulty for the Kalron Authority. Thus it was decided to launch swift, devastating assault against the Armada's leaders and cripple the beast. Unfortunately, the Jorgun somehow learned of the plans, and so when Elice and the other commando officers, including her fiancee, began their attack, they were met with heavy resistance. Among the dead were most of Elice's team and her lover.
Distraught, Elice sought to learn how the plans had leaked, only to be entirely shut down by her superiors and the Authority officials. What little evidence she did gather suggested the disaster may have been intentional, devised by a particular leader to strengthen his own power. In rage and grief, she gathered a team of survivors and brought vengeance upon him, then escaped the system on a stolen freighter.Warrants for your arrest (optional):
The murder of a high-ranking Kalron Authority administratorCriminal Background (optional):
Some of the military actions she undertook for the Kalron Authority were... less than legal, and she's established a career as a smuggler and general soldier-for-hire.I'm really good at:
Sex, close range combat, dealing with people, planning and adapting plans on the fly, reacting quickly, commando-type activityI'm really bad at:
Keeping my temper when faced with corrupt and self-centered authority, driving/piloting in a sane manner, cooking, not jumping straight into situations. I also have serious hangups regarding violence relating to my past.My favorite place:
Tied between two: the gym and my bed, assuming there's another women with me in the latter.The person I miss most:
My fiancee, perished by the whims of a politicianThe person I admire most:
My mentor, Khalina Vorst, a better soldier than I could ever have been.O/Os:Here they be!