Arkady is a human fixer/middleman who hires out merc companies and ‘runners throughout Africa and the Middle East. He might be Russian, it’s hard to say. He doesn’t do face-to-face, only matrix contact, and is pretty mysterious as to where he actually …
Text Excerpted from an Aptitude Interview with Subject ‘Shakespeare’ Conducted by ‘Arkady’
So I’m the child of immigrants from the Russia/China border region. I was born there, (around 2045) but my family left when I was a child, so I …
Brennan "Heavy" O'Dell
Leads the *Toxic Hunters* [[Bounty Hunters | Bounty Hunter]] team. He is flashy and a born showman, but lives on the edge, sometimes to the detriment of his erstwhile team members. Cocky, but skilled to back it up.
The sole survivor of [[Black Star | Black Star's]] merc company's disastrous showing in *Bogota,* she has been recruiting and rebuilding as best she can while dodging bounty hunters out for her head. *Liberation Theology Catholics* have aided her in …
Former 2nd in command of the [[77th Independent Rangers]] under *Matador,* she took over the company after his death. Hates [[ARGUS | ARGUS]] and [[MET 2000 | MET 2000]], as well as the operative [[:thorn | Thorn]], for the role they may have played in …
Leads the [[Bravo Company]] merc organization. Dislikes blood magic and [[Aztechnology | Aztechnology]].
Member of [[Jackpoint]].
Ryan "Quicksilver" Mercury
Worked for *Dunkelzahn* as part of the *Assets, Inc.* runner team. Now part of the [[New Assets | New Assets]] merc company, has ties to [[:nadja-daviar | Nadja Daviar]].
One of the founding Mullah's of the *[[New Islamic Jihad]].* Primarily a social/political group allied with the more scholarly [[Alliance Under Allah | Alliance Under Allah]], this hasn't stopped al-Aswani from ending up on a large number of government and …
Ashraf Alcide Hess
An extremely lucky human merc with a superhuman psychosis and obsession with cutting-edge tech. Ties to both [[Saeder-Krupp Heavy Industries | Saeder-Krupp Heavy Industries]] and the [[New Islamic Jihad | New Islamic Jihad]].
Due to his massive payout …
Dorothy "Momma Dot" Simms
Runs a shop called *BBC Weapons Works* (aka "breach, bang, and clear") in the Seattle district of Renton. Her imposing stature, merc history and large collection of lethal armaments ensure that she doesn't get too much trouble from the numerous metaracists …