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Admiral ‘Ark’ RenkoAGE:
Commanding officer of the flagship Khan
A peppering of grey hairs and an emergent pot-belly betray his age, but Admiral Renko is still a picture of robust health. His large stature is compounded by broad shoulders powerful limbs to lend him a brutish visage, but his eyes still gleam with a sharp and dangerous intellect. He wears his uniform during virtually all waking hours; ‘off-duty’ is something of a misnomer when it comes to his personal life. Unusually, he insists on being armed at all times, a quirk that causes no end of headaches and arguments at summits or public appearances. PERSONALITY:
Where most senior officers in Sol Command prioritise caution and defence, Renko’s strategies have always been defined by daring attacks and pre-emptive strikes. An exception to every rule in the book, Renko’s temperament is aggressive and assertive, as both a tactician and a person. It proves to be a source of constant frustration for his allies, and nightmarish terror for humanity’s enemies. Naturally, there’s always some outrageous controversy for all his ingenious victories, but Renko wouldn’t have it any other way.
Notwithstanding his excellent performance as an officer, anyone else with Renko’s record would’ve been court martialled decades ago, but the media have always been a powerful ally of his. It reflects a furtive side to his trademark brashness: a sly operator, Renko is extremely adept at publicising his victories, and using public opinion to shield himself against fallout from his transgressions. For better or worse, this manipulative side of him rarely comes to light.
Despite his flair for lateral thinking an decisive action, Renko is an unrelenting disciplinarian when it comes to the conduct of those under his command. Whether it’s a minor infringement regarding the weight allowance of personal items, or a full-blown case of insubordination, Renko will punish any and all wrongdoing to the fullest extent of military law… and perhaps beyond. Unsettling rumours of brutality and extrajudicial punishments have started circulating from those formerly under his authority, though thus far these tales have been uniformly dismissed as unsubstantiated mud-slinging. BACKGROUND:
Daring, aggressive, and fearless, Renko has been making a name for himself ever since he enlisted in his teenage years. Starting with a seemingly suicidal mission to extract a failed diplomatic envoy, his career was brilliant but controversial from the start, rapidly earning him a staggering number of commendations and reprimands… and even more fans from his adoring public. The media were quick to pick up on the outrageous anecdotes of a young, semi-rogue officer, and it wasn’t long before his exploits were being sensationalised across humanity’s information networks.
Renko fervently claims to be a self-made man as, unlike most officers, he had no formal education prior to joining the military. Starting with a local colonial defence force, he had to claw his way up from the very bottom rung, one promotion (and qualification) at a time. Given his powerful ties to the media, this is likely only half true, but most people are content not to investigate too closely: the tale is an inspiring one, and in any event there’s no questioning Renko’s military brilliance, which is nigh-unrivalled anywhere in humanity’s spacefaring history.
Unlike many officers, Renko is also old enough to have served in several conflicts. His service history ranges from ‘gunboat diplomacy’ to cow grumbling belligerents, murderously effective crackdowns against (non-human) raiders, and most notably humanity’s first war against the Praetors. Humanity as a whole has certainly benefitted from his expertise, though the individuals around him don’t always fare as well. His wife and son were killed in action only a few years apart; his daughter eschewed the military life, maintaining an affable but distant relationship. These perceived shortcomings in his personal life have left him with a slow-burning anger, but as ever the admiral places honour and duty above personal interest. He remains a loving father to his daughter, a zealous defender of Sol’s interests, and an unwavering tyrant to those under his command.SHIP:
is Sol Command’s prototype flagship, which acts as an armoured carrier. It has yet to see active service in battle, but many consider it to be the current pinnacle of human technology.
Where most spacefaring races rely on energy shields for protection, Sol ships are characterised by their dependence on heavy armour plating. The Khan’s
armour is among the most sophisticated of its kind: its plates are ‘threaded’ with heat and chemical dissipaters, and digital reactive armour shelters it against piercing weapons. The result is undeniably effective, though like all Sol ships the Wu Zhao still has to contend with a somewhat barbaric visage; the immense slabs of metal lend it an antiquated appearance, but humanity takes great pride in its idiosyncratic designs. Its physical armour is also augmented by an impressive array of point-defence turrets and one of the most advanced electronic warfare suites ever developed; it’s designers claim the latter make it nigh-indestructible, though a lack of field testing makes such boasts questionable.
armament would be terrifying in its own right, comprising of enough missile batteries to wipe out an enemy taskforce single-handed, but its greatest weapon is also an indirect one. What makes the Khan
truly special is its ingenious hangars, designed to rearm and repair smaller vessels even in the midst of combat. Fighters, corvettes, destroyers, and even a frigate can dock within the Khan’s
colossal repair bays, and can do so without ever presenting an easy target to enemies. ADDITIONAL NOTES:
As the main NPC, Renko will have a position of authority in the upcoming battle.