Private Lucienne Cornelia HighgladeRole:
The Mist MoorsBio:
Lucienne was born the daughter of a local huntsman in the central areas of the Mist Moors, a rare sight due to the thick fogs shrouding the area and the hard to maneuver terrain. Her mother he never spoke much of, she never played a big role of Lucienne's life, the only thing she had from her mother was her middle name, and the same silver hair and reddened eyes. her mother was from a rather wealthy family in the area that her father often sold hunted goods to. Her mother couldn't take care of Lucienne further than to make sure there was always some coin to spare should times be tough. She was already married, and had no desire of sharing her child with her current husband, desiring more for Lucienne's father to keep her, leaving her father to raise the young girl alone, her mother having excused it as a miscarriage to her husband.
Over her younger years, her father ended up teaching her to read and write, skills he barely had himself, in hopes that her mother's husband would eventually pass away so he could marry her. He didn't desire for his daughter to end up in the tough spot of being in a position where things were expected of her, without knowing how to do something as basic as read and write. Aside from that, he thought her how to hunt in the harsh conditions that the Mist Moors presented. While firearms were an option, her father thought her with a bow, believing firearms to taint the meat of the animals, not to mention that it'd scare away the rest, while a bow was silent and would do nothing worse than to produce a hole where it hit, as long as the arrows were properly cleaned between hunts.
Eventually, as the world started to stir up and there were more and more worrisome conditions to take to mind, using money saved up over the years, her father bought Lucienne a door into the Military academy of Valdyr. To see someone leave the Moors was a rare sight, but then again, was there anything that money couldn't buy?
The initial months were tough. While her body was well tuned, she was too light. She had good stamina, but lacked the raw strength that many of her fellow recruits had, many of which had been preparing for entering a high-quality military academy for their entire lives. Initially, she fell behind in the theoretical classes as well, but eventually, she started to turn around again. She had ended up in the engineering department as a suggestion from her father since it would likely both end up being economically stable, and be a relatively safe job compared to a lot of the alternatives. However, most of her competition for the top grades were two feet shorter than her and had beards longer than her hair. Her turn-around started with a change of mindset. She hadn't thought too much of it before, but she realized eventually that if she wanted to make something out of what her father had spent all his money on, she'd simply have to come out on top, in other words beating everyone else. Her physical condition got better over time, and while her actual body remained rather thin, more so than she would've prepared, her thresholds went significantly higher thanks to consistent training and a clear-set plan of where she wanted to go.
And in the end, she managed. Racial stigma stayed with her even on the graduation day though, being referred to as the first person over five foot to leave the academy with top scores in all of her engineering-classes.
After having graduated, she wound up traveling south, in the direction of the wastelands, in search of a reliable place to work. Eventually, she found her way to the city of Dorn, ending up in the R&D-facilities of the city's military unit, taking part in the occasional mission when someone with some military competence was required for engineer-jobs, which in most cases revolved around either creating controlled explosions, or keeping caravans running with minimal hold-ups. While she still preferred to be sat behind a desk drawing blueprints, she didn't mind the missions so much, and the action that came with it was a good reminder for the state the world was in, and how it really looked outside of an office.
Eventually, she got recruited for The Valkyries, having built a name for herself from when she graduated the military academy and up until the recruitment date, with her selling factors being that she was a good shot with anything from long-range rifles to handguns, reasonable in hand-to-hand, and an excellent combat engineer, an ability that could be coed with both keeping ships running when out of actions, and that she had the know-how to make use of limited resources to create impressive explosives, as well as how to disarm them.Personality:
Unlike the majority of the other parts of the Valkyries, Lucienne is a more by-the-book example of an ideal soldier. Emotionless without having completely lost her humanity, easily takes orders and as long as it isn't clear it'll end up with her head on a stake, she'd take the orders and just hope for the best, a mindset that makes her easy to deal with and has her consistently producing reliable results without having to worry about her personality kicking in to hurt orders.
When not on the field, she's of the silent type, especially so in group conversations. She dislikes taking sides and hence prefers to take a step back from discussions and the likes. As far as sexuality goes, she's rather sheltered. Having grown up in the middle of nowhere as a single child, the topic of sexuality is a rather abstract thing that easily cracks up her icy demeanor, leaving her shy and vulnerable.