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Lets see who is on the Skyplex!

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Name: Mina Joseph
Alias:  Mina Mang
Occupation:  Singer, keyboardist (syth or piano makes no difference to her)
Age 21
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 110

Appearance :  SMOKING HOT   http://i56.tinypic.com/t03uz9.jpg
Singing Ability:  Future Superstar in need a break   http://i56.tinypic.com/2wn476b.jpg
Luck: Lousy    http://i56.tinypic.com/24g7lly.jpg

Bio:

Mina was born on St. Albans to very loving parents.  However she did not want to get stuck on that frozen planet all her life.  With not many people around she sang to keep herself company and realized she was pretty good at it.  She started writing her own songs at age 10.  When she was 18 a man, Trevor Yang came to the planet to do some business with the local villagers and heard Mina sing.  Yang was a 'less than honest' businessman who saw Mina as someone he can extort.  After talking for a while with Mina he made her an offer to help her leave the planet.  Mina without thinking or looking closely at the contract she was about to sign agreed wholeheartedly.  A decision she has regretted ever since.

The contract she signed basically made her Trevor's puppet having to do almost anything for that man and all she got in return....passage to her next gig.  Trevor took 99% of her earnings.  Mina was singing in very 'bad' places in which she has been injured several times by either the drunks or by Trevor himself for a bad performance.  Soon enough nobody was coming to Mina's gigs as she started singing worse in a effort to have Trevor grow tired of her and let her go.  Instead Trevor sold her contract to the casino owner on the Greenleaf skyplex (If you already had someone in mind Zuz for this man let me know and I will change him.) 

Tomas Blaine the owner saw the contract as an opportunity.  Mina thought it was just another man who would do the same thing Trevor did to her.  However Blaine had a feeling Mina could become huge.  He tore up her original contract giving Mina her "freedom" and instead together they devised a contract that they were both happy with.  They decided to come up with a stage name for Mina and Mina Mang has her first performance in the casino in a few days now.

Allies :

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Tomas Blaine: Casino owner who is giving Mina a shot, very kind and fair.  Sees potential and determination in Mina that nobody has given her credit for.

Contacts:

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Jonathon (Jonny) Mathewson:  Guitarist part of the band Blaine gave her, has been playing for 5 years at the skyplex but nobody has sung there before just background music to keep people gambling.  He likes it where he is since he has a bit of a gambling problem.

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Ben (Buddy) Mathewson:  Bass, Jon's twin brother  (see above) strong head on his shoulders, doesn't want to play at the casino for the rest of his life

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Christoper (Chris) Peterson: Drummer,  (see above)  The life of the party, always having fun and is loving the fact that Mina has joined the crew.  Is for the most part the leader of the 3 man band.

Enemies:

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Trevor Yang:  Former owner of Mina's contract and wants to make sure she never makes it to anything more than nothing for her career.  He thought he bled her dry and would not be in a good mood if she started becoming big.

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Love her. And yes that works well with the Deck 5 crowd. Thomas is a fine owner of the Casino. But there is room for rivals.
-Kevin

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Rivals coming up...

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Deb (and Ash, 'cause it's gonna be a joint venture)

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Yay! Cutthroat lawlessness on the rise!

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Starting to dig the dark and evil side of Greenleaf, maybe I'll go that way too...

~Robert

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Fancy trapping aside, this is still the Rim.
-Kevin

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Oh, we're honest businessfolk. Really.

Ash

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Well Sam Arkwright is pretty honest. For a mercenary, he's actually very honest.

Once shot up a ship's console to stop a murderous captain from escaping.

- Silent

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I think this will be the perfect place for a Singer Corps. branch office.

I'm specifically thinking this should be Jane's main base of operations. smile

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Ash have you ever played a "honest businessfolk."????????? Cause I don't think i have seen one yet LOL    big_smile  big_smile  big_smile  big_smile

Jay

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^^^ how about here?

~Robert

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Name: Scarlett Newman Wilson
Born: (What year is it?) December 12, 2492
Place of birth: Greenleaf Skyplex
Age: 23
Height 5'10”
Weight: 130
Hair: Red     Eyes: Blue
Rank: Dockmaster/Administrator
Status: Single

Current Profession: Dockmaster, Greenleaf Skyplex
Aspirations & Goals: Keep her job, get paid. Make tons of money and visit the Core.
Known Relatives:
•    Craig Wilson, 45, Former Dockmaster, whereabouts Unknown.
•    Audrey Newman, 40, Deceased, Sales Rep.
•    Siblings:  None

Education/Credentials:    
o    GRE Greenleaf Skyplex Educational Center
o    AA Degree, Business Administration, University of Greenleaf Cortex Extension
o    Emergency Procedure Certification
o    Port Documentation Certification

Languages spoken: English, Mandarin

Religion: Catholic  Not extremely religious. Has a basic understanding of doctrine, but seriously questions if God is actually paying any attention to the Verse.

Quote: Oh God! What now...

Background
Personality: Scarlett is very temperamental. While she is normally very polite and friendly to people, she has little patience for stupidity or stubbornness. She is not a military person, but she will shoot you if you get on her bad side. Not that she likes killing, she just likes being dead less.

Personal History
Scarlett was brought up on the bustling Greenleaf Skyplex. Her father was the administrator and Dockmaster, so she knew everyone and every inch of the station. Needless to say she grew up with an distinct appreciation and passion for commerce and making money. She received her first job at 14 year s of age at the Lucy's Donuts on the Skyplex hub level. She then moved into docking operations and gradually worked most of the support jobs at the station. In her spare time she tried anything she could to form businesses and make money. She ran a lemonade stand, made jewelry, made courier deliveries, sold Cortex units and even wrote a handbook for settlers arriving at the rim. Nothing made her wealthy, but she knew how to turn a legitimate buck when needed.

Her family always paid their dues to the Alliance, the guilds and anyo ther group requiring tribute. They remained neutral during the war, keeping the Skyplex open for any that could do business. Some years later, her Father was accused of harboring ex-browncoats. Eventually he was cleared of the charges, but the legal expenses and suspicion effectively ended his career at the Skyplex. Scarlett took over the administrator's post despite her gender, age and potentially being the relative of a suspected traitor. She held the position for two years before the Skyplex was effectively bought by criminal elements. She took to the Black to find work and make her fortune away from the crime and redtape of Greenleaf. She found being a young woman with red hair often closed doors to employment. This was the Rim, not the egalitarian utopia of the Core. Depite her best attempts she could never make passage to the inner worlds. She ended up working in back water world like Aker's Bluff and Whitefall.

In time the Alliance cracked down on the criminal activites on Greenleaf. Out of funds and down on luck, Scarlett applied for the position she and her father had once held. Surprisingly she got the job. The station had changed in the last few years. The underworld still held a strong grip on many businesses, and only close cooperation between business owners and the syndicate kept the Alliance out. Scarlett had to learn a whole new way to interact with others on her home station.

Friends:
Maya Tachow – (20) Administrative Aid, Greenleaf Sklyplex. She got the job because Scarlett could trust her and would be another woman in the head office.
Michael Andersen – (28) Lead Mechanic, Greenleaf Skyplex. Another Plexie that was brought up on the station. Frequently acts as an older brother to Scarlett.

Neutral:
Scarlett gets along with most merchants on the Skyplex. She is often looked down on for being too young, too female and too red headed, but she manages. Many of the older merchants knew her growing up and think well of her and her father. Many owe him favors that Scarlett can collect on.

Enemies:
Kelvorn Sun Campbell – Businessman and psychotic killer. Scarlett ran into him on Aker's Bluff and has been subject to his Cortex stalking of her ever since. The man just creeps her out.
Natividad Juarez – Alliance prosecutor largely responsible for driving Scarlett's family into professional and financial ruin. Scarlett sees her as heartless and unyielding.
Edgar Johnson – (38) Skyplex Operations Manager. He was placed in the office by the Alliance before they pulled out. He is a pain in Scarlett's backside. He has a chip on his shoulder against women, and thinks he should have had the job instead of her. 

Interests/Hobbies: Tourism and entrepreneurial ventures.

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RLongtin wrote:

^^^ how about here?

~Robert

Oh great, a roaring indictment. A heretic excommunicate friar and a blaspheming swordhand.

Ash

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BTW, in terms of what year it is, it's September 2519.

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Ash Leighton Plom wrote:
RLongtin wrote:

^^^ how about here?

~Robert

Oh great, a roaring indictment. A heretic excommunicate friar and a blaspheming swordhand.

Ash

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.......and here I thought they were honest business-folk.

~Robert

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No, really. Honest business-folk.

Really.

~Deborah

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OOC: Kevin, I've posted my character bio in the Application thread. Let me know if it should be moved here instead.

Ash

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OOC: Just about to do the same as Ash. Let me know if it will need to be moved...

Deb

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OOC: Kevin I posted mine as well, it's before the Plom-y type apps. Let me know if you need any changes.
-Amanda

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It's all looking good. If folks don't mind i may clean up this thread to only have the bios.
-Kevin

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Sounds fair to me. Bit of an incoherent resource as it is.

I'll post my bio here in a mo now it has your approval.

Ash

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Alexander Hjalmar Northman

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Personal Information:
Name: Alexander Hjalmar Northman
Place of birth: The Hammarby
Gender: Male
Age: 35 (born 2484)
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 220lbs
Eye colour: Blue
Hair colour: Blonde

Relatives: Colbert Stellan Northman (father, profession was Jarl - a political office on St Albans), Maisey Hickey Northman (nee Freeman, mother; profession suit-maker), Julianne Mie Northman (nee Harris, step-mother), Gustaf Ingmar (30), Bjorne Anders (21) and Valter Johan (11) Northman (brothers), Sam Marie (28) and Eija Saturn (19) Northman (sisters), Ossian Christopher Northman (2, half-brother)

Rank/Profession: Co-owner of Phantasm, a fetish nightclub. Connected with smugglers, black marketeers, money laundering, fraud, and drug dealing. Also owns a farm at Oland, on Greenleaf.

Demeanour: Cunning, calculating, yet loyal. Secretive when it serves his interests, and sometimes something of a trickster, he is nevertheless honest and direct when called for. A very calm, methodical individual, Alex rarely loses his temper. His confidence keeps him from feeling the need to prove himself. When pushed, however, he has a great capacity for violence. Unconcerned about being seen as a ‘bad guy’, seeing his own actions merely as means to ends. He has a joy of living.

Motivation: Personal interests, gain

Religion: Laid back atheist

Quotes:

Quote 1: “A tiny falsehood”
Quote 2 (about Alex): “You're ruthless because of the people you love. You'll do anything for them.”
Quote 3: “This is bad. Kris is going to kill me.”
Quote 4 (about Kristin): “She is extremely lazy, but loyal”


Background

Alex was born in the Black aboard the Hammarby, a light freighter, registered at Anchorage St Alban’s to businessman Colbert Stellan Northman and suit-maker Maisey Hickey Northman (nee Freeman). His father’s parents and infant sister (i.e. Alex’s grandparents and aunt) had been murdered in Stornoway by a pagan wolf-worship drug-addict cult when Colbert was a young man. Colbert’s father, Stellan, pronounced him Jarl (a local political office Stellan held) just before he (Stellan) died, but the cultists had taken Stellan’s crown in the attack. Colbert’s life work was trying to track down the murderers to exact revenge.

As such, the family travelled a lot, but they did live for a while by the North Sea on St Alban’s. His mother Maisey was an exclusive suit-maker and they managed to combine shipping her wares with following leads on the cultists.

From age 13 until 20 years old (2497-2504 AD) Alex worked alongside his dad and younger brothers, both with the family business shipping suits, and the business of finding Colbert’s family’s killers. During this time, they engaged the help of the Ysvek family, who had contacts in information gathering across the ‘Verse. There were some favours they had to do in return - ship unmarked packages of varying sizes and make drop-offs on out-of-the-way moons and Skyplexes, that sort of thing - but that was rarely ever out of their way.

Indeed, they found the Ysveks willing to provide legal counsel on the one or two occasions they needed it, again with only small favours in return.

At length, with the help of the Ysvek informant network, the Northman family caught up with the cult who had murdered Colbert’s parents and sister, and it was Alex who cleaned house, his father having been injured. However, the family crown was nowhere to be found in the cultists’ lair, so they assumed it had been sold, and keep a watch for it to this day. As for any legal fallout arising from having murdered some folk, the Ysveks have handled that for the Northman family, paying bribes in the right places and hiring good lawyers, clearing their names of all charges. Anyway, some folk in Interpol’s upper echelons weren’t too bothered that those weird-ass smelly wolf-worshipping hoboes ended up dead anyway… they’d caused a few problems themselves…

Several months after the showdown, Alex enrolled on an English course at Shreveport University, Athens, for six months, but he admits he did not study much and “had a blast” instead. The following year he enrolled in a business course at Marymount College, Osiris, and moved to the planet’s Capitol City. His parents separated, however, when he’d been there some six months, and began a lengthy and messy divorce; apparently life after Colbert had exacted vengeance on his family’s killers wasn’t what they’d been hoping for. Or maybe Maisey had just been holding out until Colbert got his revenge, supporting him until that was finished, and then going her own way. Maybe she was also suspicious of Julianne Harris, an unpublished novelist who danced for the Ysveks and who Colbert had given passage to a few times in the past.

Anyway, Alex returned to St Alban’s to support his parents, but the time he’d spent on Osiris had shown him he wanted to go into business.

Over the following 14 years (2505-2519) he built a career, with the Ysveks backing his play.

With the outbreak of war in ‘06 there were plenty of business opportunities for a savvy businessman to exploit. Before his parents split, Alex had planned to captain a small freighter under their business, but they were selling assets left, right, and centre to pay for the divorce, so Alex found work doing several favours for Ysvek luminaries, like Kostandin Ysvek, instead. One particularly memorable episode around 2509 saw him and his brother Gustaf posing as Alliance officers, tracking down a young female assassin who had been a bother to the Ysveks.

The brothers were surprised when they found the same tattoo on the assassin’s neck as the wolf-cultists had worn. Only thing was, she was working for the Alliance. That, and she fought with a ferocity and resistance to pain that Alex would later recognise as Reaver-esque.

(Note to GM: the assassin and indeed the cultists whom the Northmans murdered were in the employ of a rather more sinister group of string-pullers with far-right Neo-Neo-Nazi leanings. As an aside, the Northman Jarl’s crown hasn’t been sold, it’s in the collection of Richard Edgington, the far-right group’s leader, in his palace on Carthage. He doesn’t know who killed his cultists, and actually, he’s not terribly bothered - he’s got some new ones since, including the assassin Alex and Gustaf encountered in 2509.)

With a new life ahead of him, Alex didn’t want to go back to their old life of following leads and tracking the cultists down, so he was reluctant to tell their father, but Gustaf insisted. As such, the family know the hunt’s still on, but most of their leads have gone cold.

Alex’s attention had been focussed on building his business, however. It was quite early during this time (also 2509) that he met Kristin van Straten, who was working for the Ysvek ‘Boyar’ (overseer) on Bellerophon, a man named Besim Ysvek.

They became lovers almost immediately, but Alex sensed she was wasted in her existing contract to the Ysveks, introducing clients to Besim’s enterprises - girls and drugs. As such, he approached Besim with an offer to buy her contract, but Besim refused. Undeterred, Alex went over Besim’s head and negotiated with Besim’s uncle, Kostandin Ysvek, to release Kristin. Kostandin is the Family’s ‘Knazhnie Muzhi’ (leader) of the Core Sector of the Ysvek’s business operations, and also a public figure with interests in many legitimate operations, and a pragmatic man.

Alex still owes kostandin a few favours more to repay him for releasing Kristin from her contract, though the man hasn’t called anything in from the Northmans for a while. Besim remains angry towards both Alex and Kris to this day for Alex’s going over his head.

Meanwhile, Alex agreed to invest in Kris’ business ideas to open a chain of entertainment venues to employ her events management skills and experience. Alex trusted Kris from day one with his financial interests, seeing her potential and carefully helping her refine it. He often had to travel for other business across the ‘verse and Kristin kept the companies going and held the fort for weeks on end on some occasions, particularly during the remainder of the war. Even in Alex’s prolonged absences, though, Kristin grew and developed the franchise and more than doubled his financial return on her.

Some time soon after the war came to an end Alex became more settled in one place and agreed to replace their existing business contract with a partnership, as an acknowledgement of her investment and commitment, and as an expression of his loyalty to her, and so they became equal partners. As they forged their new relationship, however, their romantic entanglement - never exclusive - also shifted, and they spent less time physically intimate with one another.

They remained close and committed friends and business partners, however, driven by their mutual qualities of ambition and pleasure seeking, and the two now run a successful nightclub on Greenleaf Skyplex. Kris enjoys indulging in most all transformative substances, legal or otherwise, but Alex somehow keeps her use within moderation.

Languages: Swedish, English, Mandarin


Allies:

1. Kristin van Straten, business-partner at Phantasm and long-time ally.

2. Allies within the Ysvek organisation, such as Kostandin Ysvek, overseer of the Family’s operations in the Core Sector, whom Alex did a lot of work for during his first few years in business.

3. Patrick Chow, accountant at Phantasm as well as deal negotiator and sometimes various other roles.

Associates:

1. Scarlett Newman Wilson (23), the overseer on the Skyplex. Alex is attracted to her passionate nature, her greed, and her aspirations, but perhaps mainly her will to survive and her drive to enjoy life. He actually owns a copy of the handbook she wrote for settlers arriving at the rim; he’s been trying to charm her since she arrived back on the Skyplex a couple of months ago [four months have passed since LOTW, when she was on Akers Bluff].

2. Michael Andersen (28), lead engineer on the Skyplex. Alex sees him as a way to Scarlett.

3. Rodrigo 'El Cid' Herveaux (34), runs a surveying/construction company planetside on Greenleaf. His father had a debt to Alex.

4. Ginger, a strung-out employee at Phantasm

Enemies:

1. Edgar Johnson, ops manager on the Skyplex and a pain to Scarlett

2. Tomas Blaine, casino owner on the Skyplex. Alex likes picking ‘friendly’ fights with him.

3. Enemies within the Ysvek organisation, such as Besim Ysvek who oversees operations on Bellerophon, and his men.

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OOC: I got my 15 year old sister to play here I will be creating another character as well so I can guide her and help her along until she gets more used to gaming in this way.  I am gonna be playing Peter Murphy older brother to Jasmine and the owner of JP's Beauty and Apparel bio otw. (Jason 'other Jay')

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Name: Jasmine Murphy
Age: 16
Height: 5' 3"
Weight 110
Job: Works for JP's Beauty and Apparel.
Relatives: Peter (brother 26) Leslie (mother deceased)  John (father deceased) Cindy (Aunt 50)  Robert (uncle deceased)

Personality: Stubborn, Energetic, Loud, Headstrong, Egotistical, Loyal

Background: Lost her parents 6 years ago when they were both murdered brutally by an unknown person.  Jasmine's brother took over caring for his 10 year old sister at the time.  Since then they have traveled from place to place in order to find paying work that was not dangerous or illegal.  They moved to the skyplex about a 6 months ago so Peter could take over uncle's clothing store.  It has been hard for her but she is extremely supportive of her brother and helps out around the shop whenever she can.

Three months ago she met a young boy, Kyle Woodlawn at the shop who was looking for a present for his girlfriend she instantly like Kyle and proceeded to help him find the worst gift possible for his girlfriend.  A few days later Jasmine saw that Kyle was single again and proceeded to comfort him....They started dating not 3 hours later.  The ex-girlfriend Mary Johnson realized what had transpired and proceeded to get into numerous disagreements of the past few months with Jasmine.

Allies:

Peter Murphy:  Jasmine's brother, owns JP's Beauty and Apparel

Contact

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Kyle Woodlawn:  Jasmine's boyfriend of 3 months

Enemies:

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Mary Johnson:  Kyle's ex and despises Jasmine for 'stealing' Kyle

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Love it! Welcome Brittany! Glad to have you along with us.
-Kevin