PERSONALITIES FROM THE HIGH TORTUGA CAMPAIGN
BETTE NOIRE  UPP: 9CAA96. Human, Apparent age 13. Imperial Navy/Command..
5'8", violet eyes, long, black hair, scar on left cheek.
PILOT 4, LEADER 1, SENSOR 1, HISTORY(PIRACY) 2, LASER 2, GAUSS 1, CUTLASS 2,
ASTROGATION 1, ZERO-G CBT. 1, VACC SUIT 1, JOT 1, COMPUTER 1, BRAWLING 1
TRADER 2, DEWCLAW 1.

Born in space between Jinx and Tarsus, Bette is the daughter of Harald Noire, an Imperial scout, and
Deva Des Plaines Ault, a famous grav dancer from Lilith in the Beyond.  Bette early became enamored
of piracy listening to the stories of her uncles.
Her mother's connections through a series of patrons gained Bette entrance to the Naval Academy on
Regina/Regina which she graduated with honors.  A natural gift for piloting spacecraft earned a spot
on active border patrol in fighters in which see earned the CSR.  Promoted to Lt. Commander, she rose
to command of a Gazelle class close escort, patrolling the Five Sisters subsector.  In 1104 she was made
a knight of the Order of the Knights of March by Duke Norris after her capture of a Sworld World
smuggler exposed a Sworld World/SORAG operation. She also served in the 5th Frontier
War,Courtmartialled after a bar fight  in 1111(in which she took the side of an Aslan artillery officer
against her fellow officers including her commander), Bette chose to resign from the navy, taking her
ship with her(Ironically one day before a x-boat delivered her promotion to full commander & a
transfer to Jewel.)..
Now eleven years later, Bette is respected member of Dark Goddesses, but has fallen on hard times.  
Captured by Trelyn Domain in the aftermath of the last Eslyat/Trelyn war she has recently escaped
and reclaimed her ship, the Deia Trias.  Her command is now a shadow of what it was, with several
followers dead or left for other ventures.
Her current whereabouts is an abandoned scout base, recently inherited from a grandmother which
she is utilizing as a secret hideout while she rebuilds her coterie.  Her apparent age of 13 is rumored to
be the result of a jump drive malfunction.


A romantic figure who wears retro-18th century earth pirate clothing over flex armour, a high tech
cutlass and twin laser pistols shaped like ancient flintlock pistols tucked into her waist sash, Bette is
nevertheless a cool, efficient pirate who generous with friends and short with enemies.  Bette's
personal tragedy is though she's had many lovers, the only man she truly loves is Gabrielle Chang
Roth, a trader captain.  Gabrielle broke off their relationship when he discovered Bette's complicity in
several pirate attacks. Despite this, he has never passed this info onto the authorities, much to Bette's
amazement.  When operating openly she wears Zhodani noble armour (captured in the 5th Frontier
War) or Lilithian TL15 battledress , operating covertly she favors Imperial marine armour. Though
tested as a powerful latent psi, she deigns to train this talent for the same reason she doesn't
use her Lilithian heightened pheromones.  She feels both would cause to become  lazy & lose the
mental edge she's always relied upon.  However, as part of her mikuum traing as a child revolved
around psionic rituals, her latent psi abilities could blossom in a crisis.  Her favorite drink is rum, &
she has controlling interest in a retro-Solomani brand of rum depicting a historical pirate(herself,
actually), called Captain Noire.  Her Dark Goddesses techno-tattoo is located on her left thigh & hip.
When not activated to display the DG symbol, the tattoo is a female tiger snarling & leaping after prey.

Her family motto, adopted when knighted is "Live Dangerously", & she lives up to it.
My wife's input on Bette:, image a younger  Lauren Bacall speaking Errol Flynn's lines in  the movie
'Captain Blood' & you get a little idea of the character.
PATRON: Bette often utilizes free traders  for some of her more legitimate trade operations, especially
where a heavily armed 'merchantman' might arouse suspicions.   
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KHEAFATYER. UPP: BC9778.   Aslan. Female.  Apparent age 24. Imperial Army/Artillery.  Tawny
golden brown hair and fur, amber eyes, 6'3".
DEWCLAW 2, ENGINEER 2, BATTLEDRESS 2, LASER 2, ARTILLERY 3, COMPUTER 2,
SENSOR 2, ADMIN 1, PISTOL 2, RIFLE 2, ELECTRONICS 2.

Kheafatyer is an Aslan whose family traces back 8 generations of Imperial service.
Injured in the fight that cost Bette her rank, she was persuaded by Bette to leave Imperial service with
her.  Like many of Bette's close associates, Khea is steady and calm, a complement to her captain's
flamboyant and nervy style.  She is currently Bette's second in command aboard the Deia Trias, and
Bette's constant carousing companion. Besides carousing, she loves large weapons & ship drives. She
is fanatically loyal to Bette as only an Aslan can be.

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DERON 'HOOK' CORTEZ. UPP:AAAB92. Human. Male. Apparent age 32. Merchant/Pirate.
Long blonde hair, blue right eye, red cybernetic left eye, permanent amused look.
SENSORS 3, PILOT 2, ASTROGATION 3, LASER 2, VACC SUIT 1, JOT 2, MECH 2, ELECTRONICS 2,
LEADER 1, CAROUSING 2, BRIBERY 2, CUTLASS 1 COMPUTER 2.
PSIONICS: LEVEL A.  Telekinesis level 5

Born on the planet Vale in the Zydar subsector, Deron and his sister Valassinna escaped the strife on
their by taking to space.  Val joined Dark Goddesses, but Deron join the Trading firm Hyperion Lines.
His trader, the Nora Kessel, was attacked by Die Weltbund warships, killing the Captain and the exec.  
Taking control, Deron made a successful escape in jump, saving the ship, losing his left eye and right
arm.  Deron, having a rare condition not allowing transplants and regenerative drugs was paid off by
Hyperion on a disability pension.  Eventually getting cybernetic replacements, he was still
planetbound until he met Bette Noire on a recruiting drive.  Impressed with his skill with sensors,
Bette bent the rules and hired him on.  Eventually he rose to third in command.  When Bette was
captured, he followed orders and led 7 members of the crew to safety.  Hearing of Bette's death
(incorrectly), he accepted an offer from Webrunners  to join up, now commanding a 600 ton
converted trader, the Maladroit Jest.  Secretly in love with Bette,  he was crushed by her death &
eventually accepted the proposal of one of his former shipmates.

Deron is a big ( 6'5") humorous teddy bear of man who is fond of practically jokes, particularly with
hologram or EMM effects.   He once scared  off two Die Weltbund patrol craft by masking the Deia
Trias as an Imperial destroyer.  He currently married to his engineer Darla Vashon, also a former of
Bette Noire's crew.   Despite his feeling for Bette, he's stayed by his bride even after finding Capt. Noire
still alive.

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VOREKHERKIK.  UPP: 487BAC   Poicxh.  Female.  Apparent age ?  PIRATE.
LEADER 3, COMMO 3, LASER 2, BATTLEDRESS 1, ASTROGATION 2, ZERO-G-CBT 1, TACTICS 2,
COMPUTER 3, SENSOR 1, TOLERANCE 2.

Commander of the Dark Goddesses ship P'Tor Kip, Vorekherkik is member of the Insectoid POIXCH
species.  Her main area of operation is the Zydar subsector.  A good friend of Bette Noire, she also was
involved in the last Esylat-Trelyn war.  Though ruthless in actual combat, Vorekherkik is generous in
her treatment of prisoners.  Because of her long association with humans ( several have been her crew
at times ), Vorekherkik does possess the usual hauteur of Poicxh princesses towards worker Poicxh or
non-Poicxh of lower station.  The P'Tor Kip  (a 400 ton far trader)has no permanent base, using
instead a captured scout tender, the Skitor'i as maintenance ship in conjunction with whatever
captured trader she is using at the moment as a supply vessel.

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DOUGLAS 'BLACK DOG' MCKIMMON. UPP: A9A663. Human. Male. Apparent age 55   PIRATE
PILOT 2, TACTICS 2, LEADER 2, ASTROGATION 2, GRAV VEHICLE 2, JOT 1, BATTLEDRESS 2, LASER
3, PISTOL 3, CUTLASS 3 INTERROGATION 3.
6'6" tall, short cut black hair and neatly trimmed beard. Scar on left cheek.

Tanned and saturnine, Captain Mckimmon of the 'MIstress of Pain' looks every bit the ruthless corsair
he is.  An ex-Imperial naval officer cashiered for theft and extortion.  During the Fifth Frontier War he
led a mixed human/Vargyr band raiding the Imperium.   Captured by the Imperial Navy, he was
given the choice of long imprisonment or leading a corsair band in the Librety Hall subsector as part
of Darkling orb.  After playing ball for two years, McKimmon turned on his Imperial handlers & fled
to St, Foy.
His nickname of 'Black Dog' stems from his being one of the few humans to lead a Vargyr corsair
band.  An independent with a squadron of 3 corsairs, McKimmon divides his time between terrorizing
the Beyond and Trojan Reaches and seeking out ancient artifacts.
To the latter end it's rumored that he keeps a ancients scholar sequestered upon the Mistress.  A uncle
of Bette Noire by a different mother, he pursues his half-brothers in search of a secret they hold.  So
far he has killed two of his half-brothers, Harald & Renee.  He also has an abiding hatred of Droyne.  
With his niece Bette Noire, he has a enamoured fascination with her, even Bette has sworn to kill
him.  Besides the 800 ton corsair MIstress, his other two ships are the  400 ton corsair Princess
Corthh  (Capt. Qulession) & the  600 ton corsair Marhax (Capt. Marhax).  Both captains would follow
Mckimmon into hell .    The name was inspired by the pirate 'Black Dog' from 'Treasure Island'.  The
personality comes from 'Angeleyes' Lee van Cleef's amoral killer from 'The Good, the Bad & the
Ugly.'    His & Bette's relationship has grown over the years, especially  after watching 'Cutthroat
Island', since their relationship similar to 'Dog' Brown & Morgan.  However, unlike Morgan, Bette isn't
afraid of  Douglas.


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AYESHA RANI ST. JAMES.  UPP: 87AAA4. Apparent age 50.  Human. Female.  PIRATE
PSIONICS: Lvl.  8          Telekinesis 3
LEADER 3, TACTICS 3, CAROUSING1,  GAUSS 2, PILOT 1, INTERROGATION 2, TRADER 2, COMPUTER
4, SENSOR 2, LASER 1, ZERO-G CBT 2, COMMO 1.

A native of Beaumonde, she commands a small squadron of the Lucifer class destroyer Avenger, 1,000
armed trader Crisi, & the 400 ton corsair Mauler based on Bloodgard in the I-Glathriel subsector.  
Bette Noire became her protege and Ayesha one year later nominated Bette for her first command as a
Dark Goddesses captain. An influential  member of DG, she is the head of the Anti-Imperial faction.
Recently, she has accepted a contract to defend the Hardass (Liberty Hall) system & has relocated to
that system. She also acquired a new flagship, the Deias Trepida, a captured Zhodani Vlezhdatl class
strike cruiser.
Captain St. James is 5'2" tall, medium length blonde hair with parallel blue stripes through the
middle, dark tan and the demeanor of a hunting cat.  Her personality is overwhelming during battle
despite her small size and she not a person to cross.  Unknown to all, Ayesha is a former Imperial
naval officer recruited by the Darkling Orb organization to join Dark Goddesses.

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URIC PHALAN  UPP 778cc7   6'2", short red/gold hair, blue eyes,golden-tanned skin, portly build.  
MERCHANT PRINCE .  Age 62
ADMIN 4, LEADER 3, GAUSS 3, COMP 3, BRIBERY 3, LAISON 1, TACTICS 1.

A brillant, ruthless businessman born on Beaumonde,  Phalan down resides on Northstar Ringworld,
though he travels frequently.  He is above all laws, and literally owns several important businessmen,
politicians, & military officers.  Willing to use violent means, Phalan is a frequently patron (anon.) of
mercs and pirates.  Though not psionic himself, he keeps a core of psionics operatives on his staff.
PATRON:  As a patron, he is more concerned with capability than morality-and he pays well.  The bad
is his tendency to treat hirelings as expendable, many being found dead or missing after a job.  
Though no authorities have brought him to task, he has been blacklisted by Dark Goddesses &
Webrunners.

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N-HIRL(real name unkown).  ASLAN. UPP CCC663.  Golden brown fur with reddish mane highlights.  
Poorly healed laser scar on throat.  Age 32.
LASER 3, BRAWLING 2, BLADE 3(DEWCLAW), GRAV AFV 2, JOT 2, DEMO 2.

Mute due to a firefight injury.  Fanatically loyal to Uric Phalan, he is a combination
chauffeur/bodyguard.

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COMPANION.  VIRUS-INFECTED (XA Mother strain) COMPANION BOT.  UPP CCCCC0. Appearance:
6'3". Darrian male with long silver-white hair, amber eyes.

A companion bot purchased by Phalaris on the black market. Unknown to her it was virus infected.  
Due to its virus nature it became attached to Phalaris and by extension anyone Phalaris deemed
'family' from the 1st and 2nd scout teams on 579-939 (Liberty Hall 110).  He has been the boon of
Phalaris' existence in later years as helper, friend and lover.  After her death he has maintain Mt.
Erebus scoutbase as well as he can.
Though the orbital station is free of virus, Mt. Erebus is fully infected and controlled by Companion.  
This is not dangerous as long as a party is a descendant of the original scouts, particularly descended
from Phalaris.  The danger lies in that Companion exists to fulfill Phalaris' dream of developing
579-939 and may not allow anyone to leave the planet or pursue a goal counter to Phalaris'.

Treat his programming as Computer 5, Laser 2, Gunnery/Heavy Wpns 1,  Sensors 1, Steward 3, Admin
2, Laison 3, Linguistics M.

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ASOR KINROSS.  Archaeologist Rogue.  UPP A99CC6.  Age 49, Long Black hair, blue eyes, short, black
beard.
COMPUTER 4, SURVIVAL 2, SENSORS 2, GRAV 2, VACC SUIT 1, ELECT 2, PISTOL 2, BLADE 1, MED 2,
ADMIN 3.

Asor is a renegade scientist who is unfortunately the greatest authority on the Ancients in the
Beyond.  Always in space ( he hates academia for never allowing his work to be published) looking for
new sites to explore.  He has a knack for getting money and secrets.  He knows about a big Ancient
site from Bette Noire's uncle whom he killed after pumping him for information.  He is currently
allied with the pirate Black Dog Mckimmon to beat Bette to the finding the site first.   A megalmaniac
and greedy, Asor wil steal any Ancient material or data because his is the only mind that can handle
it.  Murder is no problem if thwarted in  his designs.  A bounty of 300,000 cr. has been placed on his
head through the Bank of Northstar.

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GELT:  ASSASSIN/MERCENARY.  UPP 9CCAA4   6' tall, short black hair, grey eyes, small scar on left
cheek.  Apparent age: 25 ( real age 58 ).
GAUSS 4, VARIABLE BLADE 3, PILOT 2, ASTROGATOR 2, COMMO 2, ELECT 2, BATTLE DRESS 2,  
LASER 2,  DEMO 2, DISGUISE 3, CAROUSING 4, LAW 4, Z-G CBT 2. ENG 1.
PSIONICS: Level 4, Awareness 3.

"Tall and dark, and like a shark...", Gelt operates out of Mapepire Balsayn (Mapepire 0602) as a
freelance merc, bounty hunter and killer.  Her ship, the Dark Lady, is an upgraded 100 ton
scout/courier( jump 2, manuver 4) with a spiral mount PAW and  bridge serving also as living
quarters, only 2 tons cargo, and 4 low berths.  She will take any mission, kill anyone al long as it suits
her own code of morality.  She has several associates whom she will associate with depending on the
job, including a highclass Techno-thief, an exiled Imperial diplomat, a droyne sport, and several
mercs.

(note: Gelt is IBIS(Imperial Bureau of Investigative Services)'s top agent in the spinward Beyond.  As
such many of her missions involved Imperial plots.  Curiously, many of her activities have been
against Imperial client states as many of these have gotten aggressive during the 5th Frontier War.  
Think of Gelt as James Bond with xx chromosones and you get a good idea of her.  Gelt used to my
wife's character in my first Beyond campaign.)

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MARGUERITE SOLANGE. PIRATE CAPTAIN   UPP 98CAAA  Age 40. Short, spiked blonde hair, dark
chocolate skin, spider techno-tattoo in each palm, blue eyes, spider tattoo on back.  Thrice-pierced
ears, ruby stud in right side of nose. 6' tall.
PILOT 3, ASTROGATION 5, GAUSS 3, VAC2, JOT 2, SENSORS 2, LEADER 2, GAMBLING 3
PSIONICS: Lvl 6. Telepathy 5, Awareness 3.

A friend of Bette  Noire's, they joined Dark Goddesses together.  One of the best astrogators in the
Beyond, she operates in the I-Glathriel & Zydar subsectors. For R&R she frequents the fleshpots of the
Mapepire subsector. He current ship, the Inaris (named after an ancient Vland goddess) is a 600 ton
ex-Zhodani armed transport taked during the 5th Frontier War.  Flashy and charismic, Marguerite
can be always found onplanet gambling and surrounded by admirers. Any adventurer wishing her aid
should gamble with her since she always honors gambling debts.  Her home port is Bloodgard.

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ALEX COURY: MERCHANT. UPP 778A95.  Age 44.  Short black hair, pleasant, smiling demeanor. Blue
eyes, short, black beard.
STEWARD 2, COMP 2, CAROUSING 3, BRIBERY 3, LAISON 2, PISTOL 2, STREETWISE 2.
PSIONICS: Level 2, Telepathy 1.

Alex  is an agent for Rushui Expeditors on the planet Beaumonde (Mapepire 402). Rushui is the
quasi-legal agent for arms and shipyards on Beaumonde arranging clandestine sales and acquiring
technology, used ships, etc., no questions asked.
Both Webrunners and Dark Goddesses do business with Rushui. Alex is an excellent agent, competent
and loyal to his illegal customers. If he has any flaws its a greed for credits that leads into
questionable and dangerous deals.  Due to this IDES is investigating him and plans to kidnap him
when the opportunity arises.
PATRON:  Alex often employs freelance ship owners for courier and/or smuggling jobs for some of his
clients.  Unfortunately, he can't resist cheating hirelings when an opportunity arises to do so.

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CONSTANS GALAPAGOS.   MERCHANT UPP 457CC6.  Age 56.  6'3".  Short brunette hair, calculating
grey eyes, fair skin.
ADMIN 4, LAISON 3, TRADER 3, BRIBERY 4, GRAV 2, BLADE 2, COMMO 1, COMPUTER 3.

Constans is Rushui's top fixer and middleman on Beaumonde, and Dark Goddesses usual agent.  He
broker the deal and arrangement that licensed Bette Noire's new vessel "Arabella" as a Sofian class
armed transport instead of the Kharis class patrol ship it really is.  Currently being transferred to head
Rushui's operations at Northworld Ringworld on the trailing side of the Beyond.  Cold and ruthless,
Constans nevertheless is a honest, fair dealing businessman.  He secretly admires Bette Noire for her
zest for life and would deal harshly with anyone who would betray her.
PATRON:  Dealing in arms & ships, Constans often employs freelancers to make arms deliveries to his
or shuttle ships to customers.   His honesty & fair treatment of hirelings pays dividends as it assures
him a steady flow of personnel for jobs.
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DEVA DES PLAINES AULT.  AGE  51.  MERCHANT.  Long silky auburn hair with streaks of darker red,
gray eyes, bronzed athletic body. (This  appearance is subterfuge as her true hair & eye color is purple
& her skin is a normal Lilithian alabaster).
ADMIN 3, DANCING 4, ZERO-G-CBT 3, CAROUSING 3, LAISON 2, BLADE 2, LASER 1, COMPUTER 1,
BRIBERY 3.

The mother of the pirate Bette Noire, she was born Tanaka Aani. Deva is a famous grav dancer(known
as Deva Aani) from Lilith(Mapepire subsector) who has parlayed her talents into making her one of
the most respected merchant princesses in the Beyond and the Spinward Marches.  She (mostly from
gifts from patrons) holds stock in SUSAG, Ling-Standard, in the Imperium; and in the Beyond,
Sorenson Arms on Beaumonde, Bejhin Chemicals on Lilith, Ghayrst Shipyards on Northstar, and
Rushui. She is the chairwoman & principal stockholder(62%) of Tonbo Rais, LTD, a holding company
registered on Lilith but with headquarters on Mirkheim in the Guildheim system.  Due to her wealth &
offworld connection she adopted by the noble des Plaines family of Lilith. After Bette's resignation
from the Imperial Navy, Deva officially retired to her native Lilith, though her real residence is her
1,000 tonne yacht, "Tempest".  She has a younger daughter by a SUSAG director named Roislii(age
26), who  currently works for  Ghayrst as an assistant manager.  Though she left Bette on her own
after graduation from the Imperial Naval Academy, Deva was rumored to have a hand in Bette's
escape from the Trelyn Navy.  She is ambivalent about piracy, having used pirates and mercs in the
past ( a few times against pirates).   Deva was inspired initially by The Dragon Lady from 'Terry & the
Pirates', though after watching Tenchi Muyo GXP a few years ago a little of Lady Seto (Onihime).
PATRON:  Deva can be used a patron for various open & clandestine business operations.  As head of
Tonbo Rais, she also can issue Letters of Reprisal. With her connections to the Lilithian & Guildheim
governments & Imperial intelligence she can be utilized in various covert operations.  As a patron she
is trustworthy & always keeps her side of the bargain. However with her connections, she makes a
bad enemy.

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HTAIYAOW..  ASLAN MERCHANT.  798AB5.  Age 46.  Silver-blonde hair and fur. Green eyes.
DECLAW 3, LASER 2, ASTROGATOR 2, ADMIN 3, TOLERANCE 3, COMP 3, COMMO 1.

Owner of Sorliyr (Northstar ringworld), a cargo, shipbuilding, and arms concern with large merc
contracts, she is an Aslan of Imperial origin. She has had many disputes with Aslan clan mercs in the
Aslani subsector (The Beyond). In one of those she hired Bette Noire and Electra Brazos to escort
mercs on a punishment raid into the Aslani subsector, during which Bette personally saved the life of
her first born son.  In gratitude, she made Bette an honorary member of her clan, complete with Ayloi
and ceremonial clothing.
Grateful to Dark Goddesses, she nonetheless is applying a covert campaign to recruit DG personnel
into her company. Sorliyr is a dealer in stolen goods, a fact not publicly known.
PATRON:  She often employs hirelings, especially when operating in areas where feuds with Aslan
clans makes running Sorliyr vessels dangerous. She is a tightfisted negotiator who routinely tries to
lower the price paid to prospective hirelings.  Despite that, her sense of honor demands she deals fairly
with personnel once they have been hired, often lending Sorliyr legal staff to aid them is needed.
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NICHOLAI II ST. FOY, DUKE OF ST. FOY.  NOBLE/PIRATE LEADER.  UPP 868678. AGE 45.
Sort reddish hair with blonde streaks. Brown eyes, scar on right temple.
ADMIN 4, TACTICS 4, LAISON 2 , CAROUSING 2, LASER 2, CUTLASS 2, COMPUTER 2,  
INTERROGATION 1.
PSIONICS: Level 5.  Telepathy 3, Awareness 2.

Descendant of psi fleeing from the Imperium in the 700's who turned to hijacking and piracy.  His
direct ancestor in  803, Nicholai I St. Foy settled a planet in the Liberty Hall subsector (LH 102),
naming it after the family.  Today, Nicholai II is the 11th ruler of this world, making more money off
repairs than piracy.  Nicholai has doubled the number of ships in his space navy (mostly SDB's) by
theft and outright purchase.  A popular ruler, Nicholai has made it his policy to keep the peace in Port
Nicholai (the capital) by enforcing the use of code duello to settle disputes.  His generosity is legenday,
and any he befriends common criminal or exiled noble, has his protection for for life. The political
field he is a major player in destabilizing  the Die Weltbund government.  He has also taken an
anti-Assassin Guild stance since uncovering several IDES-paid plots against his life by the Guild.

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MALESI HAULT-FHORMAL   RENEGADE IMPERIAL ADMIRAL. UPP 9BACCA  AGE 72.   Short red hair,
laser burn on left cheek, bronzed skin.
PSIONICS; Lvl 8. Telepathy 6
PILOT 1, ASTROGATION 4, LEADER 5, CAROUSING 3, ADMIN 4, TACTICS 5, LASER 2, VACC SUIT 2,
BATTLEDRESS 1, COMP 4, GRAV VEH. 2, SHIP'S BOAT 1, GUNNERY 1.

Brillant and eccentric Malesi comes from a distinguished march noble house and was one of the
Imperial top Naval officiers.  Determined to bring a solution to the Zhodani problem he attempted
unauthorized espionage against the Darrian Confederation in order to steal the Star Trigger.  Caught
and exposed, he fled the Imperium, turning pirate and sometime mercenary.  Still opposed to the Zho,
he nonetheless stayed out of the recent 5th Frontier War.

His fleet currently consists of the Paula Tremore(a Azhanti High Lightning stolen from the
Imperium), his flagship; 1 lt. cruiser, 1 lt. carrier, 2 Zhodani strike cruisers, 3 destroyers, 4 destroyer
escorts, 6 scoutships, 2 1000 tonne corsairs, 6 800 ton corsairs, 2 2,000 armed transports, a medical
transport, and a mobile fleet repair dock.

Currently, he is rumored to be the leader in charge of a counteroffense against Aslans attacking the
Gorian pirates in the Trojan Reaches.

A tin-plated dictator with delusions of godhood, Malesi is not a man to crossed.  It is rumored he
arranged for the Trelyn Navy to capture Bette Noire after she turned down his officer to make her a
destroyer captain in his fleet.  Note
most current data show Malesi with silver-gray hair.

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KATAR HIRORISHI :  ZHODHANI RENEGADE.  UPP: 6A9AA7.  AGE 35.
Dark brunette hair worn in a mohawk. Black eyes.  Lean, willowy figure.
PSI:  9.   TELEPATHY 3, SHIELD, DISABLE 1.
MED. 3, COMP 3, ADMIN 1, COMMO 2, DISGUISE 2, PILOT 1 , NAV. 1, GUN CBT 1 (HYPOGUN), BLADE 2,
STREETWISE 2, LAISON 1, CAROUSING 2.

Katar (not her real name), was a SORAG operative sent to investigate the Shrine Enigma.  However do
to a combination of being subjected to the Shrine sanity machine & falling prey to the special
mental/philosphical non-Zho thinking that all SORAG field operatives undergo she no longer wishes
to become a normal Zhodhani citizen. She has changed her appearance & voice and has spent the last
3 years adventuring, particularly in the I-Glathriel subsector, using her medical skill in the service of
various pirate or merc groups.  Her forged documents recently failed her on Cahokia/Storm where she
sold her battered Zho-modified  Serpent-class scout "Bhoiu".  She is now on the move to avoid her
government & Imperial operatives.

DAGAR ROOS-WANG:  BOUNTY HUNTER.  UPP: BAB984
AGE 44, Short auburn, scar across rt. cheek from laser, dark bronzed athletic skin, blue eyes.
PSIONICS: LVL 6.  TELEPATHY 3, AWARENESS 3.
PILOT, NAV 2, SENSORS 2, GUNNERY 2, LASER 2, BLADE 1, ENG 2, GRAV VEH 2, BATTLEDRESS 1,
COMP 2,CAROUSING 2

Tall & handsome, Dagar was a decorated naval officer until inheriting a fortune in 1104 & resigning
his commission.  After becoming bored in the fleshpots  of the Mapepire Cluster, Dagar took up bounty
hunting as a trade, hunting only the nastiest scum in space. Very thorough in choosy in his
assignments, he has the odd quirk of not hunting rogues who show a certain amount of honor.  He is
a known carousing companion of Bette Noire, but was not above informing a former lover of hers as
to her corsair activities. He has an open contract on "Black Dog" McKimmon and will use Bette if
necessary to trap the villain.  He's also an accomplish gravboard racer, well loved in the circuit.  His
ship, the Nemesis, is a converted 100 tonne scout with a spiral mount PAW, no turret, & 7 low berths,
& manuver drive uprated to 6G.  He'll often take ladies on aboard his cramped ship but only if they're
adventurers like Bette, he does tolerate fluffheads no matter how pretty.

GABRIEL CHANG ROTH:  MERCHANT CAPTAIN. UPP: AAA886. AGE 45. Long auburn hair worn in a
ponytail. Light blues, bronze-tanned skin
PILOT 4, ADMIN 1, GAUSS 2, BLADE 2, GRAV VEH.2, COMP 2, JOT 2, ASTROGATION  1.

A former free trader & ex-lover of Bette Noire's, Gabriel is a merchant captain for Parallel  Lines for
which he owns  3 ships(Queen of the Night 1000 tonnes, Thorinn Aves 600 tonnes, Maszord 600
tonnes).  He is married to Anya Remion, a daughter of one of PL's stockholders, having a daughter
Resza, 5.  Though his honesty & regard for ship safety is vexing to his employers, his profit margins
create toleration for his quirks. Though he parted ways with Bette after discovering her corsair
activities, he still loves & will not reveal this info to anyyone.  This could cost him his Master's
Certificate if found out.  If he ever finds out about PL's shadier activies (piracy, kidnapping,
enslavement) he would leave the line with his ships (provided that PL doesn't kill him first). For
relaxation he races gravboards, which is how he met Bette Noire in the first place.

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KARL ERICH MANSFELD: NAVAL CAPT. UPP: 8B78B9     AGE: 34.  Brunette, short hair, brown eyes,
dark tan, muscular, tall.
ADMIN  3, TACTICS 3, LAISON 2, LASER 2, SWORD 2, COMP 2. BATTLEDRESS 1, INTERROGATION 2.

One Die Weltbund's rising young naval heroes, Karl is a ruthless commander, a specialist in fast-strike
raids & counter-piracy.  He first gained notice on the coreward  bounds of the DW domains catching
smugglers & harassing  commerce.  Transferred to the spinward borders he is engaged in in attacks on
LOFW commerce & kidnapping recruits for the DW merchant marine.  His destruction of 3 Webrunner
& 7 independent corsairs in the Liberty Hall subsector has put a price of 300,000 Cr. on his head. His
strike squadron consists of flagship "Brunhilda", a 1000 tonne destroyer, "Marder" & "Fliedermaus",
two Kharis class patrol cruisers, "Wespe", a 100 tonne scoutship, & the 1000 tonne  fighter carrier  
"Gretchen Wald", capable of transporting & launching  20 fighters.  Has become notorious for
executing any outsiders who refuse to join the DW navy or merchant marine by launching them out
airlocks without a vacc suit.

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CVEAKHOW: NAVAL CAPTAIN.  UPP A99665.  AGE: 34.  Amber eyes, 7 earrings in each ear.
TACTICS 2, DEWCLAW 2, GAUSS 2, BATTLEDRESS 2,  TOLERANCE 3, COMMO 1.

Cveakhow is an outcast Aslan from the Hiearate, clan unknown. He once tried to eke out a living as a
corsair, failing miserably & being captured by the system navy of Shalimar(Mapepire subsector).  
Given the choice of naval service or prison, he joined the system's SDB service, becoming one of their
top captains.  Brave, reckless, & charismatic, he has racked quite a rep as a fighter & rescuer of ships
in distress. He is also very loyal, friendly & quite tolerance for a male Aslan.  On board his 400 tonne
SDB  "Cheirl", his entire crew is female humans.  He once offered to make Bette Noire & her officers
his wives.  He would to some day escape from the Shalimar space navy & go adventuring again.  He is
short for an Aslan, about the height of an average human.

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HASPRIN  SEROCH:   MERCHANT.  UPP: 766AA2  AGE 44. Short black hair, blue eyes, short, stocky,
body.
ADMIN 2, INTERROGATION 2, LAISON 1,BRIBERY 2, PISTOL 1, UNARMED COMBAT 3, COMP. 2.
DISGUISE 1.

A member of Tuablin, the slavers coporation on Phyllis' Surrender, Hasprin is one of Tuablin ablest
procurers operating in the Delta & Mapepire subsectors, with strong links to Die Weltbund & Parallel
Lines.  He operates from his armed 400 tonne yacht, the Spinward Lady (formerly the Imperial
registered Glaspe).  He a guard of 12 mercs aboard her & always has his Eshenili bodyguard Wijn with
him. His cover story is that of a dilletante noble from from the Imperium.  His aliases include Lord
Asah Fliunt, Roger Cor-Masson,  Dessrin Gasdert. His bodyguard assumes the role of personal secetary
or valet.
VAKHRA DEHZ
VAKHRA DEHZ: ESHENILI.  UPP: 8AA565. AGE: 28.  Blue eyes, Auburn hair.

GAUSS 3, WHIP 1, STEALTH 2, UNARMED CBT. 1, COMPUTER 1,  BATTLEDRESS 1, GRAV VEHICLE 1,
BLADE 1, COMMO 1.

PSIONICS:  Level 6.  Telepathy 2.

Known as the laughing killer, Vakhra is the granddaughter of a an Eshenili Elder, Vakhra had a promising career until her addiction
to Marttylla resulted in the death of a client she was guarding.
Forced to retire, shehas lived by guarding patrons she would have loathed in heryounger days.  The positive side to this is that she has
gained a grip on her addiction, rarely indulging except between clients or on leave.  Her last commission for a slaver on Vlad resulted
in her capture by Bette Noire, to whom she is now bound by blood.  Even without the oath, she is determined to hold on to Bette as she
IS a better class of patron
than Vakhra had in 5 years of drifting.

A complex, friendly & generally gentle  sophont, Vakhra is a killer who nonetheless dislikes having to kill, choosing bodyguard or
courier assignments  when she could.   Her use of telepathy to gain insight on opponents' habits only compounds her reluctance to kill
when touching the mind that is innocent or at least justified in their hate towards a client.  He addiction to Marttylla started when she
used the alcoholic beverage to shut down her psi abilities when she had to kill.  Unfortunately, her reaction to the psi numbing effects
of Marttylla tends to childlike playfulness & uncontrolled laughter as she will be amused by almost anything.  Hence, her nickname,
the laughing killer.  When under Marttylla's influence, she carries no weapon except a neural whip, placing her deadlier weapons out
of reach.
When on duty, her prefers to use gauss weaponry, either pistol,
rifle, SMG, or SAW, depending on the need. She will try to
disable an opponent rather than kill them

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BARON MANFRED ERICH VON BECK:   NOBLE
UPP:  8A8AA7.  AGE  52.   Green eyes, light gray hair &
mustache.

ADMIN 2, TACTICS 1, PISTOL 1, SWORD 3, LAISON 2,
TRADER 1, INTERROGATION 1, COMPUTER 2,
LEADER 3.

Fifth child & 3rd son of Graf Karl Erich III von Beck, &
charismatic & unconventional, Manfred lives on the Beck family planet of Nervenheilanstadt/Liberty Hall, where he is the power behind the government.  Bitter at the
lack of vision
that has Nervenheilanstadt an underdeveloped planet, he has
made his planet an outpost of smuggling in order to help raise the tech level & quality of living.  Under his orders all of the regular smugglers (such as Bette Noire) are
given rank (along with fake ID & histories) in the Nervenheilanstadt Self Defense Force.  These smugglers, all corsairs are also used to help repel attacks by LOFW
assault ships. This is a dangerous procedure as  his system is in the middle of heavily controlled Die Weltbund territory where occassional visit by navy ships are not
unheard of.
Though a rebel, he does desire breaking away from Die
Weltbund.  Instead he is involved in the Mohr Free Trade underground, hoping that opening the borders to non-DW
starships will increase the quality of living for the average
Die Weltbunder. He has had dealings with many of the pro-Imperial party Dark Goddessess captains as well as dealing with Imperial diplomats.  He maintains an
ambassador secretly on St. Foy/Liberty Hall.
However, if he does break ties with DW, his popularity would insure the full support of the government & the people.
His wife Theresa Maria was killed in a LOFW terrorist attack
in 1107.  He has two children Erich Richard 11, & Hildegarde Maria 18.  Hildegarde is currently attending the Guildheim Merchant Academy.
He has a second cousin, Heidi Magdalena Vor-Beck, who is a naval capt. in the NSDF, often is outsystem covertly on the
baron's business.
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BARON  CAPTAIN ANEDIL ANIDIIKERIB(a.k.a. DESCHORD)  EX-SYSTEM NAVY, ROGUE  HUMAN/MALE

UPP: 699BB8.  AGE  44.   Short, blonde hair, tanned skin.  Black eyes.  

TACTICS: 2, DEMO 2, COMP 3, GAUSS 1, CUTLASS 1, COMMO 2,  INTERROGATION 1, NAV. 1, LEADER 2.

As personnel aidet to to notorious Countess Iriia Jestki Haarhu,  Anedil supervised the comversion of merchant vessels into automated bombship to attack Imperial
vessels in the Spinward Marches.  Fleeing their base on Tarsus, Anedil fled to  the Beyond where he eventually offered his services to LOFWIA.  Turning the secret
LOFWIA base of Moaan into a bombship conversion center, he laucnhed a major campaign against the enemies of LOFWIA under the code name Deschord.   He was
unfortunately absent when  corsair Captain Rani St. James (under contract by merchant interests on Guildheim)  attacked Moaan.  He re-established his base in the
outer stsem of Guildheim.
In 1123 he attempted  to seize the shroudship Prince of Assassins from the Merchant Academy Museum.   In 1124 he was sent to seize the Calliope & its  spinal mount
weapon being delivered to Die Weltbund Grand Navy.  He now commands the Calliope in its current
configuration as the LOFWIA  strike vessel, The Obelisk, somewhere in the Liberty Hall subsector.

Anedil is a cold, amoral, ruthless,  methodical killer who plans precise operations,  rarely personally carries out a killing or an operation, leaving them to usually
expendible agents.  Often he'll use non-LOFWIA operatives who are unaware of  the nature of their employers.  His dislike of personal involvement (& personal
danger) is a weakness as often he is unable to control operations.  His attack on the Prince of Assassins failed because his choosen operative choose to undertake a
personal vendetta & was killed by her intended victim.
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ALEXANDRA KATARA NOIRE:  FREE TRADER?   HUMAN/FEMALE

UPP:  7A9B96   AGE:  20.   Long, red hair. green eyes, tanned skin.

NAV.-1,  VACC SUIT-1,  PILOT-1, GAUSS-1, COMMO-1, CAROUSING-1

One of four sisters rescused by Bette Noire, Alexi is is in her senior year at Guildheim merchant academy.  Originally surnamed Jenn, she changed her name to Noire
when her twin sister Barta, & her eldest sister, Vadragh left the academy to join LOFWIA.  Optimistic,  loud, cheerful,& charismatic, Alexi is the ringleader of the
Onigirls, the clique of Bette Noire-sponsored orphans at Guildheim Merchant Academy.  She plans to join Bette's ship after graudation, however, Bette has stressed her
computer skills must get better..  Carries a gauss sleevegun or a Macer gauss SMG at all times. Her techno tattoo is located on her back displaying a a leaping, snarling
tiger when not displaying the DG symbol.
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ARMANA 'SPIDER'  NOIRE:  FREE TRADER?  HUMAN/FEMALE

UPP:  769AA6.  AGE:  18.  Long, blue-green tinted hair,  green eyes, tanned skin.

COMPUTER-3,  COMMO-1, ROBOTICS-1

Younger sister of Alexandra, the shy, quiet  Armana is nicknamed 'Spider' for her  computer skills & her ability to disappear in plain sight in a room. .  Like her sister
Alexi, she furious loyal to Bette Noire.  Unlike her sister, she is more methodical & wants to stay for post-graduate work at the academy to build up her skills.  Her
hacking into the Guildheim Space Museum to check on Bette's condition allowed her to find out the ongoing takeover by terrorists, wake up Bette & alert the local
law.  She also started the Onigirls' tradition of calling Bette 'mom'. Her techno tattoo is on her left hip, depicting a tiger cub on her back playing with a planet for a
ball.
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METIS BAGARA:   FREETRADER?  HUMAN/FEMALE

UPP: 8A6994   AGE:  19.  Short,  black hair,  gray eyes, six earrings each ear.

ENGINEERING-1,  ELECT.-1, ROBOTICS-1, VACC-1, LASER-1.

Loud,  boisterous & hardworking,  Metis is another of the Onigirls.   She loves to tinker with machines & engines & has been quilty of overengineering some of her
class projects.   She is very fond of Bette's Aslan first officer, Khea & had to be restrained from making gene-alterations to make herself more 'catlike'.    She & Alexi &
the instigators of any trouble the Onigirls get into.  Her techno tattoo normally depicts Khea in profile & is located on her back.
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ASYULAHAR ES:  FREETRADER?    ASLAN/FEMALE

UPP:  6B7A95   AGE:   20.  Golden-brown  fur with darker cinnamon hair with streaks of dark brown.  Amber eyes,  three earrings in earch ear in the shape of clawss.

PILOT-1, COMPUTER-1, DEWCLAW-2, TOLERANCE-1, GAUSS-1,  NAVIGATION-1.  Another Oni-girl, this time an8-year old orphan found in the wreckage of
an Aslan trader,  Asyu was adopted by Bette Noire's second in command, Khea.    Funloving and reckless, she has the makings   of a good pilot.  Hangs a lot with Metis
Bagara & Alexi, but despite her wild nature is usually a follower, rather than a ringleader.  Preferred  weapon is dewclaw for close combat, & gauss SMG for ranged.    
Likes the company of both human & aslan males. Also likes to gamble, but has no skill-fortunately, the other girls ride herd on her. Her techno tattoo are normally eyes
& located in the palm of each hand.

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BARTA VONDHRA  JENN:    ROGUE   HUMAN/FEMALE

UPP: 799665.   AGE:  20.  Short, spiked, red hair.  Green eyes.

DEMO-1,  VACC-1, COMPUTER-1, LASER-1, BLADE-1 COMMO-1

The violently psychotic twin sister of Alexi, Vondhra left the academy to gain gain revenge against the murders of her parents. & to be with her eldest sister Vadragh.  
After Vadragh was killed on a terrorist mission (ironically by Bette Noire) , Barta became obsessed with killing Bette & volunteered for the 'Prince of Assasins' mission.  
Critically wounded  in a duel with Bette,  Barta was placed in a miltary hospital, where she escaped.  She is currently back with Deschord's group in the St. Foy system.

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CHANDRA  VHILIZ-KASOR. .    FREE TRADER?   HUMAN/FEMALE

UPP: 594886     AGE: 18.  Blonde hair, short except for braid in fron of each ear, 1 blue eye, 1 amber eye,golden-brown skin.

GUNNERY-1, VACC-1, COMMO-1, SHIP'S BOAT-1, CUTLASS-1.

Shy, timid, & moody Chandra is the acknowledged bastard daughter of an Imperial scout, Reza Vhils Kasor..  Travelling for pleasure in the Mapepire Cluster, her
father's scoutship was attacked by a Die Weltbund close escort.  Separated from  her father. she was rescued by Bette Noire.   Though  in any situation she tries to avoid
conflict & hide, when cornered or given no option she fights with a cold, efficient calmness that is frightening.  Since finding out from Capt. Noire that her father is
alive as a slave crew on a Stern-Hansa freighter, she's  become very determined to resucue him.  However, she torn between two seemingly conflicting goals:  settling
back into a normal life with her father Reza-or joining Bette's crew. Her techno tattoo is a green, brown, & yellow mottled serpent wrapped around her right arm.

JULIETTE , MARQUISSE DE SADE:   IMPERIAL MARINE HUMAN/FEMALE

UPP:  6B68BD   AGE:  41.   Shoulder length red hair, fastened in a ponytail,  1 green eye, 1 amber eye.  Golden-tanned musclar body, 6'2" tall, often painted to
resemble a less then realistic companionbot.

COMPUTER-3, GAUSS-2, UNARMED COMBAT-2, RAPIER-2, BATTLEDRESS-1,  TACTICS-2,  GRAV VEHICLE-1, FWD OBSERVER-1, ADMIN-1,
LAISON-1, CAROUSING-1., LEADER-1, SINGING-2

A daughter of a powerful Deneb family, Marquisse Juliette was a specialist in armoured warfare, rising rapidly to major.Attached to the cybertank program, she was
discharged after developing an emotional attachment to her command vehicle,  6NJ-1 WLF(whom she called 'Wolfie'.  Becoming completely unhinged being away
from her 'lover',  her father, an Imperial count, used his connections to get "Wolfie' reunited with his daughter.
There were two conditions:  (1) they operate outside the Imperium as merc's, doing the occasional job for Imperial Intelligence, & (2) never use the family name, just
her personal name & the new title.   Cheerful & frenetic, Juliette gets by in human society, but likes machines & loves 'Wolfie" to point where she has inplanted
'pleasure' circuits into his computer brain.She's always running off to some function with her 'lover' in tow in either his Trepida grav tank form or in a dandily dressed
companionbot.   On the job, however, she is as cold & methodical, slipping into a monotone, robotic voice.  They specialize in bodyguard, extraction & rescue mission
with 'Wolfie' supplying the transport & fire support while she uses her combat skills & computer knowledge.   Juliette also own an laser-cannon armed grav bike, a
grav car,  & a grav APC mounting a gatling, RAM grenade launcher & a laser cannon.  Her personal weapons are gauss pistol & sniper rifle for combat & gauss sleeve
guns for dress clothing.  She often wear her dress Imperial Uniform with dress gauss pistol & rapier.
Currently is making Guildheim her home port.  She can be seen at some of the more upper class spots accompanied by Wolfie,  often singing accompaning Wolfie's
keyboard music.   Juliette is easily offended by sentients who find her relationship strange & has been known to get homicidal.  If questioned politely about the
relationship, she will responded in a bored voice: "I love him for his mind."

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TREPIDA VIRUS-ENHANCED CYBERTANK(VECT):   (Stats per Trepida Grav Tank)  BELIEF SYSTEM:: EXPLORER,    MOTIVATION: LOVING.

Combine  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart with General George S. Patton and you'll have an idea of what Wolfie is like.  While most VECT's have Hobbyist as a belief
structure, Wolfie is the rare Explorer & is very fond of his commander (love?) & they make a formidible team.
Besides his affection for Juliette, his motivation makes him an aesthetic & is very interested in human arts & culture.  His hobby is music, particularly the neo-Baroque currently in vogue in the Spinward Marches, Trelyn Domain & the Mapepire Cluster.  Besides performing, he writes his own music,
which has been well recieved. Besides his main Trepida hull, he controls 4 bots:  2 maintenance bots located in hatches in his hull,  a grav combat bot (2 tentacles, 1 gauss gun (500 rds), & 1 laser rifle/torch) that resembles a human sized hummingbird, & a companion bot dressed in elaborate, flashy
clothing( armed with built palm shockers & 1 gauss pistol (24 rds).   Wolfie likes to perform & can easily be persuaded by anyone to play       Most sentients are uncertain whether  Wolfie & Juliette are  cute, disturbing, or downright perverse.    Unlike Juliette, Wolfie is not offended by  criticism or
disgust at their relationship & will ignore it.     Besides his pain circuits, Juliette has paid to install pleasure circuitry which is wired to transmitters inside her skull to 'enhance' their
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MARIID KLONAS:   MERCHANT/ROGUE  HUMAN/MALE

UPP:   8C8BB6    AGE:   46?    6'2" Tall.   Appearance:  Slim. muscular, otherwise appearance varies.

COMPUTER-3, ELECTRONICS-1, BLADE-2, BRIBERY-2, CAROUSING-2, PISTOL-2, LASER-1, VACC SUIT-1, COMMO-1,
BROKER-2, DISGUISE-3.

A charismatic dealer in secrets, art, & murder,  the gregarius Mariid is know by many names.   Once an employee of Oberlindes, he aburptly left their employ under
mysterious  circumstances.   Surfacing  on Trayfowen/Mapepire, he set himself as  head of AIIRDES LLC, a security firm firm.  On Wanders Rest/Liberty Hall, he runs  
Bujiin Art Gallery.  Well loved by those who know him, he is well-guarded by women who are not only his bodyguards, but also his lovers.  His public face, that of a
genial, generous, & nice guy really is his true nature-only a dislike of boredom & a love of beautiful things really motivate his crimes.  Most of the people killed by
him usually were other criminals or bounty hunters.  Incredibly cunning, he has been suspected by rarely arrested & never convicted.  In frustation, various authorities
have posted a 10 Million Credity bounty thru IDES on him, dead.

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FATHER  PETYR  MICHELMAAS:  MARINE(RET.)

UPP:  9B8A8A    AGE:  38.  6'  Tall.  Appearance:   Long auburn hair tied into a ponytail.  Golden brown tanned, muscular, slender body.
Green left eye,  amber right eye.

MEDICAL-2,  THEOLOGY-2,  GAUSS GUN-1,  CLUB-1, UNARMED COMBAT-3, LASER-1, VACC SUIT-1,  COMPUTER-1, JOT-2

Formerly a Captain & Chaplain  of the St. Foy Ducal Marines, Petyr is the son of the current Raza's youngest sister & a laison with an Imperiasl naval officer.  He
resigned his commission after Rei St. Foy's exile & operates as a wandering minister in the Liberty Hall subsector.  Depending on mood & circumstances he can found
in relief work, medical emergencies, or as a mercenary chaplain.
Cheerful, friendly, humble  & devout, Petyr, also has a weakness for the ladies which is his only vice.  He has never been know to become angry even in the heat of
battle.  Petyr avoids conflict , and when forced to fight uses either his armed combat skills or his telescoping staff to disable an opponent.  However when he has to, he
can be quite lethal (he is a marine).   He also has another weakness (some will call it a virtue), an overactive sense of justice that drives him to right any wrong he sees,
even to the point of breaking the law.  When not working with a charity group or a merc band, Petyr usually travels by high passage (when possible) on the best avaible
ship.

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KENNETH IRO HAULT ARABAA    (NOBLE/DIPLOMAT))

UPP: 878B9C    AGE: 76.  6' 3" Tall.  Apearance: Short, white hair with ascheim locks.  Violet eyes.  Lightly tanned athletic body.

LAISON-4, INTERROGATION-2, TACTICS-3, CAROUSING-2,  JOT-4, GAUSS-3, COMPUTER-2, ADMIN-3, LEADER-3, LASER-3.

A commercial attache at  the Imperial Embassy on Mapepire Balsyn, Kenneth is the chief of covert operations for IBIS for the Golden Triangle region.  An agent with
long experience in the region he is  co-creator (with the late Yvs Bella Hiruir) of plan Darkling  Orb, the Imperium's policy in the region.    In 1122 under his orders
Operation Starhammer was put into operation  to cripple (possibly eradicate) LOFWIA forces in the Beyond subsector using local corsair & mercenary forces in
combination with dissident Die Weltbund Naval forces.
His other projects include a covert & diplomatic effort to revive the old Liberty Hall Confederation uniting the old LHC worlds with LOFW states in the Liberty Hall
subsector & the Duchy of St. Foy.  Though he disdains regime change, he was stepped up operations against Beaumonde Industries & the Duchy of St. Foy ( he
arranged the escape of Rei St. Foy).  His clandestine policies have recent met manpower setbacks with Malesi hault Fhormal stripping the Liberty Hall, Delta,
Northwest Middle Beyond & Metchi' Alagwa subsectors of  corsair & merc groups.

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-MIRZA FUJIKAWA:    PIRATE   HUMAN FEMALE

UPP: 8C6A94   AGE:  17  5' 8" Tall.  Appearance:  Tall, slender athletic, tanned body.  Violet eyes.  Long, blonde hair usually worn in braids.  Red hourglass tattoo
on abdomen, red medical cross tattoo on right shoulder.  

SKILLS:  MEDICAL-1, CUTLASS-1, JOT-1, VACC SUIT-1, SURVIVAL-1

Perpetually smiling & cheerful, Mirza is Bette Noire's great niece & the granddaughter of Rene Noire.  Bette became Mirza's guardian under the terms of Rene's wil
l after he was killed.  Growing up on her father's scoutship has made her very tough &  self reliant, cynical with a personal belief that each day you are alive is a goo
d day.  This makes her the spiritual leader of the 'Onigirls'. Unlike the rest of her wards, Bette has never tried to dissuade Mirza from joining her gang once sh
e graduates from Guildheim Merchant Academy.  Also, unlike her 'sisters', she has made the trip to Shrine & undergone the Serenity healing machine.   Though
a natural with the cutlass, Mirza's talents lean towards healing & religion.  She often accompanies (when school permits) Bette on those missions where Bette assum
e her Mikuum calling.  Her techno tattoo is a dragon is located on her right shoulder.
(Secretly Mirza is the daughter of  Bette & Manax Darkhstarr, conceived when
they were both cadets on Regina.)

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RIMA MIRYEM ABERE:   PIRATE  HUMAN FEMALE

UPP:  A99697   AGE:  17   5' 7" Tall.  Appearance:  Pale, muscular body.  Red eyes.  Silver-white long hair worn in a ponytail. Black chain tattoo around neck.  

SKILLS:   LASER-1, UNARMED CBT.-1, SHIP'S BOAT-1,  STREETWISE-1

Another of the 'Onigirls', Rima is the daughter of Onaro  Abere of Bette's original Imperial naval crew & Ashra Braza a native of La Luz Nerga.  After the deaths of h
er parents in combat, Bette took Rima under her guardianship & enrolled her in school on Guildheim.   Her tomboyish, aggressive  &  hypera
ctive demeanor hides a very sweet & tenderhearted young girl. She also has an adoration of Bette that has transformed into worship over the
years.  Rima is also one of the first of the girls to become one of Bette's apprentice Mikuum (age 11).  From her mother she inherited the
nocturnal vision of La Luz Negrans & wears eyeshields to protect against bright light.  Her techno tattoo is a yellow Imperial starburst on her right shoulder.
(Secretly
Rima is the actual granndaughter of Rene Noire, Better's uncle.  Abere being the vilani for Noire)

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LUCAN HALADON :  PIRATE  HUMAN/DARRIAN MALE

UPP: 9C7A94   AGE:  18.  6'3" Tall.  Bronzed, muscular body, darrian features & ears. Medium length hair  worn in a mixture of ascheim & lilithian styles.  Green
eyes.  

SKILLS:  JOT-1, COMPUTER-1, GRAV VEHICLE-1, LASER-1, NAVIGATION-1, CUTLASS-1.
Funloving, cheerful & loyal, Lucan is almost a young, male version of Bette due to his adoration of her.  The orphaned son of two of Bette's original naval crew,
Lucan considered Bette to be his mother & wholeheartedly, despite her protests, plans to follow the career of a pirate.  Made an honorary "Oni Girl" by his fellow
wards, Lucan is currently involved with Alexandra Noire.  Perferred weapon is a dual purpose laser pistol & a lilithian cutlass. His techno tattoo is a robot skull with
crossed pistols beneath it & is located on his left bicep.
BARON MANFRED VON BECK

BOUNTY:

2 .5 M Cr. Unknown Factor on Vlad.
CAPT. 'BLACK DOG' MCKIMMON

BOUNTIES:

10 M Cr. Comsentience Alliance
5 M Cr. Mapepire Cluster
2 M Cr. IDES
1 M Cr. Parallel Lines
500 K Cr. Bette Noire
2.5 Cr. Beaufort Lines
3.5 M Cr. Duchy of St. Foy
5.5 M Cr. The Imperium
URIC PHALAN
GELT
DEVA SES PLAINES AULT
MANAX DARKHSTARR    SCOUT/DIPLOMAT  AGE 46
UPP 9AA994    Long blonde hair & short beard(true hair color white), blue eyes.  Each ear pierced once.  Black raven tattoo
across his back & shoulders.

LASER 3, BLADE 1, BRAWLING 1, CAROUSING 3,
LAISON 3, PILOT 1, COMPUTER 1, NAVIGATION 1,
SUBMERSIBLE 1, COMMO 1, SURVIVAL 1  JOT 2.

Native of Tarsus/Spinward Marches, Manax is the son of
an Naval Intelligence officer Qued Darkhstarr & Llorei, daughter of  a Darrian diplomat.   He has a distinguished career in the
laison branch of the IISS due in part to his natural ability to get along with others & his contacts in the corsair community  
(the Darkhstarrs are one of founder families of the Huin Hierarchy). He has played a part in the clandestine use of
pro-Imperial corsairs against Die Weltbund spacecraft & trade.  Seconded to the diplomatic service in 1110, he has spent
most of his time as a culturalattache at the Comsentient Alliance's Grand Council, undermining when he can the
anti-Imperial factions.
His current assignment is at the court of St. Foy/Liberty Hall where he has been sent to negotiate a trade treaty with the
duke of St. Foy.  The assignment is a sham, the result of some of his enemies' machinations mixed with imperial policies.  
Knowing that the radical members of DieWeltbund's navy will do anything to block a Imperial/St. Foy alliance, the plotters
hope that those said radicals will assassinate Manax, thus creating an incident that will weaken Die Weltbund's bargaining
power at the latest  Imperial/DW trade talks.  Manax is very aware of his danger & has taken the liberty of hiring a Eshenili
bodyguard, Shayla Vaas.   He is also always armed with gauss sleeve guns or concealed lasers.  However this assignment
has ended to to the current Duke of St. Foy deporting all Imperial diplomats,  Since then, Manax has retired (?) spending
more time with Phoenix Couriers, in which he is a partner.  Rumors also connect with Bette Noire & other Corsairs
A genuine sincere & honest xenophile, Manax is more at home with non-Imperials, aliens, free traders,& rogues then with his
own kind.  Nontheless, he still very loyal to the Imperium & will defend the Imperium's rights & property like a tiger. His main
flaw as a diplomat is a sense of of fair play in negotiations that has earned several imperial enemies.  
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CESARE BORJA THE THIRD:  TYBALT SCOUT.    AGE 11
UPP:  3D4664     Orange striped tabby mixed with white fur.  .5 meter long, muscular body.  Weight 40 lbs.

LASER-2, STEALTH-2, UNARMED COMBAT-2, GRAV VEHICLE-1, COMMO-1

The third of is line to be partnered with Manax Darkhstarr, CB3 (as he likes to be called), is sneaky, ruthless cat who likes to
thought of as a lazy, female chasing tomcat.  Utterly loyal to Manax, he has the annoying knack to pop where he is not
wanted, particularly if Manax is entertaining.  Cesare has a predilection for changing his fur color & markings as well as
wearing artificial nails that up his damage by 1D6 per claw.  Favor weapon is a six shot laser he wears on  his collar that
doubles as a laser torch.  Also has an implant that allows him to speak in a very deep voice.  Owns his own mini grav cycle
& G-carrier.  He has a bounty on his head by LOFWIA for blowing up one of their ships (the killer of his father Cesare, Jr. was
aboard).   Think of a cross between Groucho Marx & Steven Segal  & you'll have one strange mutant cat.  
MANAX DARKHSTARR

BOUNTIES:

1 M Cr. LOFWIA
DEVICE OF BETTE NOIRE'S
CORSAIR, THE "AARABELLA"
BOUNTIES:

3 M Cr. Raohkeil Clan
1 M Cr. Conor Masak,
Captain Trelyn Defence Force
1 M Cr. Capt. Freder Mansfield,
Die Weltbund Star Navy
4.8 M Cr. LOFWIA
ASOR KINROSS

BOUNTIES:

350 K Cr. Jewel Museum of Antiquity
250 K Cr. Shalimar Planetary Museum
200 K Cr. Hana Cultural Society
DEVICE OF BLACK DOG MCKIMMON'S
CORSAIR, THE "MISTRESS OF PAIN"
CAPT. DERON CORTEZ OF THE
CORSAIR "MALADROIT  GESTE"

BOUNTIES:
3 MCr. SternHansa
5 M Cr. Tuablin, Ltd.
1 M Cr. LOFWIA
CAPT. RANI ST JAMES
CAPT. GABRIEL CHANG-ROTH
CAPT. KARL ERICH MANSFELD
CAPT. CVEAKHOW, ASLAN MERC
MALESI HAULT-FHORMAL
BOUNTIES:

25 M Cr. Imperial Moot
6 M Cr. Zhodhani Consulate
4 M Cr. Darrian Confedration
HTAIYAOW, CEO, SORLIYR
BOUNTIES:

5 M Cr. Raohkeil Clan
3 M Cr. Tleayo'ktoa
1 M Cr. Eriy'ayehli
N-Hirl
The badge of Sir Bette Noire,
Imperial Knight of the
Order of the March

Motto: "Live Dangerously"
Wanted on Regina & Jewel for
murder.

BOUNTY:

100 K Cr. IBIS.
BOUNTIES:

2 M Cr. Domain of Deneb
2 M Cr.  Sorilyr
"NO LORD SAVE OURSELVES"
The badge and motto of the 'House of Lords', Bette Noire's corsair confederation
and the flag of Planet Tortuga.
ANEDIL ANIDIIKERIB, aka
DESCHORD.

BOUNTIES:
Duke of Regina, 10 MCr.
Die Weltbund, 10 MCr.
Guildheim, 5 MCr.
LOFW,  5 Mcr.
Liberty Hall, 2MCr.
Counter
"THE ONIGIRLS"
Top row left to righ:. Armana 'Spider' Noire, Alexandra. K. Noire, Chandra Vhiliz-Kasor, Metis
Bagara.
Bottom row left to right:  Rima Miryem Abere,  Asyulahar Es, Mirza Fujikawa. Lucan Haladon
Kheafatyr, 1st Officer of the
Corsair 'Aarabella

BOUNTIES:

1 MCr. Stern-Hansa
500 KCr.  LOFWIA
500KCr. Tuablin, LTD.
ANORA UIDHAILE      SCIENTIST  HUMAN FEMALE

UPP: 7C6CA4   APPARENT AGE:  26     5'6"  tall.   Short, shaggy red hair.  Green eyes.  Slender, bronzed skin. Tatoo of a
multicolored wedge-headed serpent coiled around left arm.  

SKILLS: COMPUTER-1, ENGINEERING-1, GAUSS GUN-2, MECHANICAL-3, ELECTRONICS-2, STREETWISE-1, JOT-1,
PILOT-1

Hyperactive, cyncial, & easily bored, Anora plays as hard as she works, which is scary considering she designs armaments.  A child
prodigy at designing gauss weaponry, she built her first gauss weapon at age 8.  A top designer at Asjery Arms, she left to join Macer with
the purpose to push the limits of gauss weaponry & more importantly, branch into her favorite pastime, building custom weapons(a
custom weapon by Anora can add a bonus of '2'-if she likes you.).  Though paid higher at Macer, she has become jaded & bored with
work there. Patrially, this is of her own making since she brought all her Asjery deisgns with her & patent suits by Asjery has pushed her
out of the design department, frustrating her.  A further frustration is that she builds fewer custom gun jobs at Macer than she did at
Asjery.  Currently, she is considering leaving Macer.  Her superiors are aware of this, and are secretly watching her.  A crack shot, drunk
or sober, her favorite weapons are a gauss serpentine sleevegun & gauss SMG which she custom built for herself.   Though very
mercenary, money is secondary to the desire to built new weapons, & even more important, superior, one of a kind weapons.
Deva des Plaines Ault in her inner sanctum, Tonbo Rais, LTD headquarters,
Planet Mirkheim, Guildheim system, Liberty Hall subsector
CESARE BORJA
THE THIRD

BOUNTIES:

CR. 60000
LOFWIA