As Ayn Jones entered her second term with the scouts I have a desire for a well-rounded character. This is going to involve her desiring something new or challenging a lot and that means change whenever possible. Applying for transfer is going to be par for the course each term. So she rolls to be transferred and it landed her in the Survey sub branch of the Field service. This does have the potential to be more dangerous but only slightly so. Here are the numbers that guided the last post’s story.
First Year (age 27) – assignment:4 (Training), Survival: 8, Skill: as per school – roll 3 (specialist school) – I chose to use one brownie point to change it to 2 – Intelligence School. Two rolls: Brawling (a skill that encompasses all forms of hand to hand fighting) and Vice cascade (she chooses Intrusion). No promotion.
Second Year (age 28) – assignment: 7 (Routine); Survival: 7, Skill:9 Rolls on Survey – Vacc Suit. Promotion from RS-3 to RS-4 (Skilled Worker)
Third Year (age 29) – assignment: 5 (Base), Survival: 9, Skill: 11 – Rolls on Field Branch and gets +1 to Education. Promoted from RS-4 to RS-5. (Assistant Team Leader)
Fourth Year (age 30) – assignment: 7 (Routine), Survival: 5 (close call), Skill: 11 – rolls on Survey table and gets Survey Skill. Promotion from RS-5 to RS-6 (Team Leader) The close call lead to the story about the alien life forms and a love interest.
She used one brownie point but gained another one for finishing her second term. Her new character sheet follows, note the change to her education from D to E.
Republic Scout Team Leader Ayn Jones
UPP: AACCEA Age: 30(19) Race: Human Sex: Female
Homeworld: Regulus III – UWP: C365361-A S Lo Ni Rs
Service: Republic Scout, Terms: 2, Rank: RS-6 (Team Leader)
Skills: Pilot-2, Navigation-1, Handgun-1, Engineering- 1, Zero-G-1, Vacc Suit-1, Brawling-1, Intrusion-1, Survey-1, Computer-0, Grav Vehicle-0
Default Skills: Ship’s Boat-1, Sensor Ops-1
Character Notes: Ayn Jones underwent a anagathics experiment from the time she was 18 to 19. The experiment was a success and in addition to retarding her aging process to 10% normal (1 year for every ten – she ages one year every time her chronological Age hits a year with a nine(9) on the end), it also added 2 points to her Strength, Dexterity and Endurance. Her original UPP was: 88AC8A. She has a degree in Stellar Navigation from Aurora University. Brownie points – 2
Survey Missions are long and so I could push the long term relationship issues as part of the story but also reveal more of Ayn’s character. It should be noted she has actually now physically aged a year to age 19. Part of the difficulty for this term was the lack of action or interesting things happening so I had to do more character development than telling stories.
Blessings and Cheers!!!