Name: Tara Lushek
Class: 1st level Soldier
Alignment: Lawful Neutral
Appearance: Human from the Azlanti Empire; pale skin (with a few scars from training incidents) and blonde hair that she keeps in a ponytail (a minor rebellion from the days of crew cuts.)
Personality: Fundamentally, Tara is a woman that has been humbled; she is aware that she is full of biases against other sentient races that she is probably not even aware of. She is still hidebound by rules and discipline; she seeks a more just society, but believes that the law can lead people there.
Her hobbies include strategy games, reading books on the Pact World races (preferably written from the perspective of their peoples) and practicing with whatever new weapons she can get her hand on, maintaining cast-iron disciple even though the army that trained her is now her enemy.
History: Tara was a loyalist to the Empire all her life, and her spatial awareness, manual dexterity and good health made her an ideal candidate for the military's armor training program. She trained extensively with all forms of weapons and all non-powered armors, and was on the fast-track for the power armor program until her defection.
The reason for her defection was a classmate called Elia Ro, who had joined the military for an unusual reason: to sow dissent on the down-low amongst its ranks. Elia was a keen observer of human nature and Tara found herself unable to adequately answer just what the difference was between an android and a human, that rendered the former subservient to the latter - and this led to deeper issues such as what made Azlanti culture superior to any of the others the Empire had ransacked. The fact that Tara was sweet on Elia helped matters, as well.
Elia died - not from being found out by her superiors, or in combat on some distant planet, but due to a training exercise that went wrong and that her superiors covered up. Reasoning that authorities that would lie about this would lie as a matter of course, and no longer able to ignore her burgeoning conscience, she went AWOL.
Adjusting to the Pact Worlds has been difficult, but she has found work as a hired gun; she is now technically a fugitive from the Star Empire. But those who come looking for her will find that if anything, her skills in the art of war have grown.
Str: 10 (+0)
Dex: 16 (+3)
Con: 14 (+2)
Int: 10 (+0)
Wis: 13 (+1)
Cha: 10 (+0)
Hit Points: 11/11
Speed: 20 ft
- Weapon Focus (Longarms)
- Versatile Focus (apply Weapon Focus to all proficient classes of weapons)
- Extra Feat
- Extra Skill Point
- Level 1: -5 to Physical Science checks related to strange new worlds & related knowledge. +1 Con. Physical Science is a class skill.
- Fighting Style: Armor Storm
-- Level 1: Hammer Fist (treats any powered armor or heavy armor attack as having a battlefist)
Proficiencies: Basic & Advanced Melee, Small Arms, Longarms, Sniper Weapons, Heavy Weapons, Grenades
Athletics +1 (+4 base, -3 armor), Perception +2, Physical Science +4, Piloting +7 (1 ranks), Survival +5
Languages: Common, Azlanti
|Frag Grenades (2)||0||70|
|Azimuth Laser Rifle||1||425|
Golemforged plating I (Bulk 3, Cost 250)
|30 ft titanium line||0||15|
Total Bulk: 4/10