Mercury

Player:

Gwen

Name:

Staff Sergeant Mercury a.k.a "Mama"

Species:

Lurk

Concept:

When You're Good to Mama, Mama's Good to You.

Aspects:

  • Whole Lotta Woman: Mercury is a big girl, very curvy and very tall (even by Lurk standards) and this, combined with her vibrant orange skin makes her an immediate focal point for most folks in your average crowd. This can be both very good and very bad. The busty Lurk makes for a great crowd distraction, but at the same time…bright orange and good looking doesn't blend in…anywhere.
  • Mother Hen: Why 'Mama?' Mercury is a very caring woman with an abundance of motherly qualities. As her daughter is at the PPS Academy, away from her, she often takes care of the crews she works and over the years working with Aegis, she has gained the name Mama, from young recruits to the veteran heads of Aegis vessels. This can, of course, go too far. If people on 'her' crew get wounded or killed she often acts…very…very irrationally.
  • Filter…?: Mama Mercury is a very joyful woman. She has clearly mastered the art of simply enjoying life. A side effect of this is her loss of a filter. Her verbal filter isn't completely dead…only most dead. This results in her telling it like it is, good or bad. Most of the time it is enjoyable or even hilarious, but it has been known to cause brawls with locals and crew member.

Skills:

  • Culture: 5 (Lurk, Hydina, Ilth, Martian, Human, Sesshoun, Caw)
  • Agility/Athletics: 5
  • Perception: 3
  • Persuasion: 3 (Seduction)
  • Survival: 3
  • Thrown Weapons: 3
  • Physical Defense: 2
  • Mental Defense: 2
  • Body: 2
  • Mind: 0
  • Action Points: 3
  • Load Limit: 0
  • XP Held: 0
  • XP Used: 0

Equipment

  • Lurk Flechettes | Ranged | Bonus (if any)

Possessions

  • Razorwing Uniform
  • Inventory Datapad
  • Lurker Flechettes
  • Forged Martian Culinary Knives
  • Apron
  • Holotags

Personal History

Mercury was born on Taho Prime to a fairly large family. She stood out among her brothers and sisters as they were all subtle, warm colours…she born a vibrant orange with royal blue spines. A girl of average intelligence who often dreamed of other worlds and seeing sights, Mercury spent most of her childhood and teenage years studying to get jobs off world. She left at age 20, young for a Lurk, and rarely goes back. Physically (as mentioned above) Mercury is a large woman, both in that she is tall and curvy, so there were many Lurk men sad to see her leave the planet.

Mercury spent the better part of two decades hopping from world to world, taking is much culture as she possibly could…especially…culinary related information. She made her living cooking on starliner after starliner, disembarking on each planet simple to learn. During her travels she ran into an old friends from Taho Prime. They travelled together for about a year, and during that time Mercury gave birth to a daughter of her own (currently a Lurk Teenager enrolled in a PPS school).

Mercury returned from her exploring and immediately found work with Aegis, first as a culinary and nutritional consultant for all the research vessels and science stations, then (when her knowledge of Starships was discovered) she was given her first job as a Supply Officer or Quartermaster board the Aegis vessel Atlantis. She had found her career. When the Razorwing project first began, she helped design the inventory and culinary systems on board, and when her work was complete, she was surprised with an offer to work as Chief Supply Officer on board the Razorwing-I.

Aboard the Razorwing, Mercury, now known affectionately as Mama (because of her motherly compassion with the crews she's worked with, on and off ships) makes sure all departments are well stocked and can often be found in the kitchen, wiping up treats for the crew. She is well into her 50s at this point, still young for a Lurk (her age is not common knowledge).

Miscellaneous

  • A Note on the Name: Mercury does not, by any stretch of the imagination, have to be called Mama. It's a nickname that often develops over time. Characters that have served with Aegis (any division) for longer than six months will undoubtedly know of her nature (and probably have experienced it) and would be more likely to call her 'Mama' or the less well known 'Ma.'
  • Lurk Flechettes: Lurk Flechettes are an ancient weapon from the Lurk homeworld of Taho-Prime. They are razor-sharp shards of a bio-metal called Zistanium that is found in caves on their planet. Not only does a thrown cloud of them flay flesh in a real hurry, the metal is also toxic to non-Lurk species.
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