Well, here goes nuttin'... feel free to leave thoughts/ideas/advice! I'm in sponge-mode
When I was creating my character, I looked at my cat and thought...'what if you were a character in a sci-fi space opera?' and the result of this looney idea is what you see below. I was intrigued by the Minmatar tribal-based take on republicanism and Vherokior offered a character who would probably be raised to believe that institutions were important, but optional. That family was important, but more so for business connections than for personal acceptance. All of that seemed to jibe with a character that would be interesting as a trader/industrialist type. Plus, there's this:
"Vherokior females are renowned for their shrewd minds when it comes to business and trade. Their bartering skills are second to non and they possess exactly the right mixture of sense and intuition to excel in both commerce and industry."
That's pretty much the human form of my cat in a nutshell. Plus, I like characters that find a way around obstacles rather than through them. I also wanted to subvert some of the things that I tend to see in sci-fi space stuff. Instead of being a mysterious loner, I gave her a large and pretty well-off family that she loves, but that can also be overbearing and boorish. Plus, I made her generally unmotivated and glib about the politics and upheaval around her, which may or may not be a way of coping with the chaos of it all.
I'm still trying to figure out how she relates to the different factions in the game, what type of activities/ideas really move her, and what's so bad about being a largely unencumbered child from a wealthy family that she chose the rigors and dangers of capsuleer life instead, but for now, I've got a start.
Below is a basic data thingy and a couple of snippets from Felise's IGS welcome. Feel free to offer any ideas/questions/hot takes if you've got 'em.
Name: Felise Selunix
DED Callsign: Felix Selunix
Bloodline: 92% Vherokior 6% Sebeistor 2% Amarrian
Blood Type: B+
Height: 167 (5' 6”)
Weight: 63 Kilos (139 lbs)
Hair Colour: Black
Political Alignment: None
Date of Birth: January 21st, YC96
Place of Birth: Magiko II, Magiko, Heimatar
Employment History: Pator Tech School Corporation- Current
DED Threat Assessment: Low
Notes: Personality profile strongly suggests subject should avoid low-sec and nullsec space on a regular basis.Personality Assessment
: Passive Activity Outlook. Intelligent, cooperative, and sociable when approached. Subject is a methodical and strategic creative thinker but slow and unmotivated when putting ideas into action. Subject also presents as a dedicated loner with no strong political or organizational relationships, save her extended family and friends. According to psychological profile 001A, the subject has conflicting feelings about her familial relationship and future career options, perhaps stemming from Anxiety related to increased independence and unrealistic and toxic expectations from internal and external forces. This present as a glib attitude towards institutions and political and religious ideas. Subject enjoys wide variety of cultural activities and topics and also seems to possess innate understanding of negotiation and logistics that seem rooted in a combination of natural ability and her upbringing. Occupational assets infer that the subject is ill-suited for regular combat, dedicated mission-running, or exploration-related activity.Physical Assessment
: Subject is in pique physical condition, possessing incredible reflexes, agility, hand-eye coordination, and body control, as well as an ability to quickly assess and react to physical dangers almost by instinct. However, due to a reoccurring genetic condition, the subject has difficulty sustaining physical activity at times and possesses a tendency towards sudden sleepiness. However, with proper physical regimentation, this condition should have no long-term adverse effects on the subject's ability to be a competent capsuleer.In her words
: "Everyone worked for the family business in one way or another because, as my mother and aunts are fond of saying ‘where would we be without family’ to which I reply with my famous retort, ‘whatever.’ I knew that if I didn’t make it as a capsuleer, I’d spend my life keeping a handle on my business while following the lead of my aunts, my mother, and eventually, my older sister. I wanted to do something on my own and being a capsuleer was my ticket."
"I did learn a lot about logistics, administration, and negotiation, which proved useful to helping me excel in the capsuleer program and win a few friends, one of which lost her life during her capsuleer trials and whom I still miss from time to time. Those skills also earned me the nickname ‘sneakthief’ from some of the students, which I’ve decided to interpret as a term of endearment."
"My twin brother Festuvar and I were the 4th and 5th children born into our family in ’96, a couple of 'happy accidents' according to my dad.. We grew up in the Selunix Family compound in the middle of the capital city surrounded by relatives. My family is part of the larger Lollore Merchant Clan which operates a number of retail and logistic-oriented businesses throughout the Cluster. Ever stopped to buy a Quafe at one of those ‘Happy Land’ convenience stores or take a quick meal at a Pasito’s or Sjora's bistro? Then congratulations, you’ve been touched by that special Lollore magic."