|“Oh yeah?” grunted Rolf, giving Masako a defiant look, before turning on a serious gaze. “Iss' not my fault,” his hands clasped on her buttocks, and gave that a squeeze too, “that y'find m'learned appreciation of tha' female form, in this case yours, offensive.” - Rolf Eastwood|
Voice (Nepleslian Language): Samurai Champloo - Mugen
Voice (Yamataian Language): Samurai Champloo - Mugen
Theme(Normal): Cowboy Bebop - Ask DNA
Theme(Mischief): Cowboy Bebop - Cat Blues
Theme(Wild Mischief): Cowboy Bebop - Bad Dog No Biscuit
Theme(Battle): Bulletstorm - Too Many To Kill Them All
Rolf Eastwood is basically a clone of the Yamataian, Asher Orkin Westwood. Both are alike in several ways, but there are a few ways they actually differentiate significantly:
|Y'know… iss' a lil' strange f'a fella' t'juss' stay pretty cold t'tha crew. called out a thought in the back of [Rolf]'s head.
I say, he is a rather queer fellow, yes, but that usually means he's dangerous. called out a different thought.
Oi! Confront'm! E's probablee' got sum' sekrets! called a third thought.
RAAAGGGHHHH, KILL HIM! called a very violent thought. - Rolf on Sanjuro
In combat, Rolf can be seen as a disillusioned nutcase. Despite even the most atrociously hopeless situations, he'll believe that his squad still has the upper hand, simply because he is with them. This egotistical side tends to empower his desires to prove himself by slaughtering and killing his enemies in the most efficiently brutal way possible. Simply enough, he is the ideal soldier, boisterous, confident, and willing to kill almost anything with a pulse. Needless to say, this often makes others very wary of him in combat.
Outside combat, Rolf can possibly be more enjoyable to be around. If others can take his crude, unappealing nature without being offended, he can be a fun person[generally]. Women will generally be subject to comments of their most appealing features[to him], and men will generally be subject to comments of their most unappealing features.
In general, he is an emotional casket, burying anything that actually affects him under the barbaric and crude exterior. Generally, this builds for a negative psyche, but tends to only power his fiery nature in violent ways.
Rolf was born in Malifar, to the name Asher Orkin Weswtood his father was a Cargo Ship Captain, and his mother a Nurse. He loved his parents and he loved going up in the Cargo Ships with his father. However, when he was six, tragedy struck in the form of a pirate attack.
The pirates, looking for some goods, attacked the ship and fired on it relentlessly. When they thought they had roughed it up enough, they decided to go ahead and board his father’s cargo ship. Figuring that the personnel on the ship were unarmed, the Pirates only took a few weapons. However, this was a mistake and they were fired on relentless by the captain and crew. After taking a hit and realizing that this ship was doomed, he ordered his crew and his son into the escape pods while he go down with the ship and take the pirates with him. Rolf watched in painful horror as his father detonated the ship along with the pirate ship docked with it.
His mother, pregnant with a second child, was devastated with what had happened. Along with her, they grieved their loved one, both feeling the effects for years to come. Rolf later, found himself on the streets, throwing himself into the street gangs of the large city. Mostly a disrespectful child at the time, the gangs wouldn't accept that attitude. He often returned home with a battered face and maybe a bloody nose, but after several beatings, he learned a little bit about respect.
At about the age of eighteen, worry and sadness had driven Rolf's mother into illness. Fearing that he would lose his mother as well, Rolf tried to pull himself together. He became more helpful, reassured his mother that he was doing fine, and that he wouldn't worry her. However, the bruises and even stab wounds he came home with were not reassuring at all.
Five years later, Asher had to find out how to get out of this and save his mother from her own worry. He looked toward the Star Army of Yamatai, he saw it as a second chance. However, he was still a Geshrin and would not be accepted until he either exchanged his Geshrin body with a Yamataian body, or not at all. Asher was not going to back down from this chance. His sister had a Yamataian body; it was about time he got one too. He decided to keep his original appearance, and even got his tattoos again to make the body seem more like his old one.
With reluctance, the Star Army of Yamatai accepted him. Even with his bad past, he was an excellent fighter, was in incredible shape, and seemed respectful enough for the job. Now Asher strives to make something of himself, even become somewhat reknown. With this he knows he can make his mother proud, and maybe even show some pirates a thing or two.
Rolf's service started on the GSS Shikaku as a tactical specialist assistant. During the Battle of Taii, his ship was scuttled and shortly thereafter was rescued by the crew of the YSS Miharu. He began his service on the ship as a Power Armor Pilot.
Rolf couldn't just wait for another 5th XF ship to pick him up after he landed on the Miharu. Immediately he was taken in and put to work on different jobs and tasks on the Miharu. The Hei was even lucky enough to be put into combat, assisting in the taking of the ship, the Meng Po. The fighting on the Yui 6 scout ship made him realize how inexperienced he truly was, getting his commanding pilot, a sprite called Mara, wounded heavily. When they took the ship, he was sent along with Tom Freeman and Suzuka Yukari (Freeman) to salvage and eventually man the ship. The three of them, eventually took it back to safe space and into the Gemini Star Fortress.
A relaxing one month leave was awaiting Rolf upon his arrival at the station. After docking and gathering himself, he found he had no clothes. His previous set of wardrobe was completely destroyed along with the GSS Shikaku. Luckily, the rest of the crew was planning a little trip to the mall in the area. There, he bought few tank tops, some shorts, a nice jacket, and some swimming trunks. When the crew decided to stop shopping, Rolf made plans to go home to Malifar and relax for awhile.
After meeting with his mom, fighting and eventually bonding with his sister. He caught up with old friends(ones that weren't in jail) and eventually laid out in the Malifarian sun. It felt good for him to feel the warmth of Malifar's west side instead of the cold, controlled climate of a starship.
When he returned back to station, the crew had one more trip in plan before returning to duty, and that was a trip to the beach. Rolf, however, fell asleep in a hotel lobby while everyone left on without him. When he did catch up, most of the fun had been had and most were ready to do something else. So, with Rolf's suggestion, they stopped by a juice bar and a small discussion. When the glasses laid empty they left and returned to duty.
These were Rolf's last memories until two years later.
|Sanri explained as they walked. “Well, I was waiting for my turn with the ST backup machine when this naked, uncouth man emerged from the HS tank and demanded to know who we were and what was going on.” As they came across the medlab's entry, Nyton saw that the way was blocked by many sprites whom were staring incredulously inside. When Sanri shooed them further aside, Nyton was able to take a look inside and he saw a wet [Rolf] sitting on the medical bed, using a white towel to dry himself.|
|Miharu, Mission 5: Part I, Page 3|
Just before the beginning of the Fifth Mission of the YSS Miharu, a clone of Asher Orkin Westwood was awoken in illegal fashion and set on the path that would ultimately make him Rolf Eastwood. Immediately after, still called Asher at that time, the Malifarian clone enthusiastically complied with every order of his superior to become ready for the upcoming battle. Unsurprisingly, for Rolf, he held no complaints or gripes of his existence, only a small reservation of what fate awaited afterward. The following hours consisted of nothing, but glorious unadulterated battle and gruesome war. There were all sorts of enemies, NIWS', Psionic users, various forms of Mishhu, and even some of the Black Spiral elite.
|The enemy survivors flew away in a hasty, panicked retreat, and the chortling Malifarian just brought out his forearm turreted cannons on heavy mode and fired them down the corridors. Caught in a flurry of large grenade-like blasts, the fleeing nekos - including the nurses and the wounded nekos - dropped to the floor as if they had been flying insects caught within the spray of an insecticide can.|
|Miharu, Mission 5: Part I, Page 130|
It was in this long, prolonged battle that he assisted in the deaths of Meni and Mani. Twice. Alongside that was the slaughter of Eve, in where he and his fellow squad-mates coordinated a near one-sided battle(against them) to their favor. Yet, ironically, this was only a prelude for the true battle against Melisson.
|For a moment, it had to sink in, the opponent they had nearly been slaughtered by, just got slaughtered. The almighty, evil, tyrannical, and all out kama-weilding-psycho Eve was dead, and they/ killed her. It was like shooting the biggest buck in the forest, only with weapons designed to tear through ship-grade armor. Still, Asher didn't feel too restful as of yet, as if he hadn't properly gotten his fill of bloodshed.|
|Miharu, Mission 5: Part I, Page 148|
|It was a cold, still moment, he looked frozen upon finally realizing the message. There was a chilling reminder of the hopelessness felt after that Mishhu tore the Shikaku open. It brought vivid memories of the silence following the death of the entire crew, and the bare whisper of another survivor out of all them. Though, for what followed that horrible moment in his life was what drove him never to fail. He would not fail Miharu.|
|Miharu, Mission 5: Part II, Page 4|
Death slithered in all of the halls of Melisson's flagship, which Rolf was not ill-suited to. Still, horrors curled around every corner to confront the man. There he saw friends of many years die in cruel fashions. Ichigo, killed by her own sister in the interpreter's puppetry. Rin, sheared in half by her own commander as a means to save her life. Rolf himself was subjected to witnessing the jading experience of watching his father sacrifice himself in sick re-run of his own memories. Even further, Melisson herself dug deep into his mind during the final fight, grabbing his soul and turning him against his own allies.
|“That's Melisson?” asked Asher aloud to the room, never quite having had the opportunity to see the interpreter before, despite his in-direct involvements in the past. This was the woman that had commanded and coerced fleets of Mishhu to attack and destroy. Many of his friends, mentors, and comrades had been paved over by her path to glory. Yet, for some reason, he couldn't help but raise a certain issue. He pointed at the woman, and looked back at the rest of them, before drawing his hand back to his head. “Who would'a thought she'd look so… bangable. I mean, give'r a few years and I'd probably tap that. I'd tap that all ova' tha' god damn place. On tha' wall, on tha' floor, in tha' kitchen, in tha' bathroom. Hell! I'd probably tap it in here! Shit. If it weren't f'all thass' happened, I'd almost call killin' potential ass like that a waste.”|
|Miharu, Mission 5: Part II, Page 48|
Despite the mental travesties afflicted on them, Rolf, and the rest of the Miharu's away crew brought an end to Melisson's works, and her infused Dark-One, Melpralphra. Upon the death of their enemy and the destruction of their ship, the Hoshi and her crew frozen in time for an entire year, until released by chance of the strange warp.
|His head turned straight again, rising gently as if to speak. Yet, his chin fell back down just as gently, as if losing the words, or the ability to speak at all. With a shake of his head, he turned, and entered into the Hoshi, putting his flamethrower on his back, and carrying Rin in both arms now.|
|Miharu, Mission 5: Part II, Page 78|
The final mission of the Miharu had been a terrible, and harrowing experience, despite the utter bloody excitement Rolf derived from it. Most of the crew members of the Miharu spent a few days in the med-bays of the Mokuren a ship from the Second Draconian Fleet. There he mingled with many of the crew, forming close ties with Gunshin Kyoufuu, Miharu Yuzuki, and other members he had previously thought cold to him. The eight days spent in the comfortable, regal atmosphere of the ship were some of the most relaxing of his life, a time of short freedom that was destined to come to an end.
|“I've just been kinda' hangin' out wit' Gunny 'ere f'most of tha' time we been outta' it.” said Asher, idly ignoring the stare burned into the side of skull, it was just visible out of the corner of his eyes. He could tell Kyou was angry, and she was already seemingly contemplating murder with that stare. His legs tensed a bit, getting ready to jet, should Masako decide make her absence. “Iss' been pretty fun s'far.” the Malifarian looked at the blue-haired Neko, “Just how late was we walkin' around last night? I was about ready t'pass out afta' all that.”|
|Miharu, Mission 5: Aftermath, Page 23|
|“Ballsy!” chuckled Rolf as he took the brunt of the small arms assault. He held ups his two empty hands before bracing himself. The Malifarian's 50mm shoulder mounted cannons began to take aim. His HUD marked the several individual targets down the hallway, highlighting them on his team's displays as well. What followed was a brutal barrage of Aether and terribly powerful solid rounds.|
|Miharu, The Final Mission: The Battle of Yamatai, Page 3|
In a strange twist of fate, Rolf return to Yamatai, as the rest of Miharu was marked with surprise assault formed by NMX on Yamatai. The Miharu faced their final mission in the defense of Yamatai, disable the NMX controlled ship Tiamat, and assassinate its commander. Though, part way, the attack went awry, and the ship itself was sent on a collision course with the planet's surface. Left with little time, Rolf was split up with Miharu Yuzuki as a means to stop the ship. In the final chamber to disable the ship's CFS, they were faced with a Render that hey soundly defeated. Upon defeat, it activated its self-destruct protocols, and Miharu Yuzuki taking a minor chance to save millions of people thrust herself on the mecha to teleport it out.
|“You brainless shit-head'!” roared Rolf, striking Yuzuki across the face of her helmet before snatching her up by her armored collar. He shook her a few times. “Listen up. We. Are. Soldia's. Not heroes. Not fuckin' steppin' stones t'ensure a mission's success, capiche!?” He shook her again, before coming off with a sterner tone, “I'm not gonna' to let ya die like that. Not like Mara.”|
|Miharu, The Final Mission: The Battle of Yamatai, Page 6|
Rolf, taking no chances, teleported Yuzuki out instead. The two had a vicious spat on the nature of their decision before being called into to clean-up the area as the fleet handled the rest. The Tiamat still collided with the planet, but due to the Miharu's intervention, provided minimum losses.
The end of it all provided Rolf with a sour taste in his mouth. His entire life died in his absence, including the entirety of Malifar, which had been bombed into a graveyard. During the awards ceremony in which the Miharu crew's achievements were broadcasted across an entire Empire, he put on his best smile, and welled with pride. After the ceremony, the Malifarian, despite his boastfulness and usual happy demeanor, was no where to be found amongst the celebration.
|Mom. Dad. His Sister. His friends. Why, at the point where everything paid off, did it not matter? Realizing this, the gravity which he felt seemed to dissipate into nothingness. There was no pride in his victory, not when you couldn't show it to the people you wanted to prove yourself to most dearly.|
|Miharu, Epilogue: Yamatai's Blood, Page 4|
After the end of his tour of duty in the black ops ship, YSS Miharu, Rolf was thrust back out into civilian society. He garnered himself a small apartment on the edge of Kyoto, and got himself a job as a bouncer at a local club called The Throne. In the course of a few cold months in that chilly winter of YE 33, Rolf drank his life away, as he occasionally kicked off petty journalists and other information gatherers wanting to learn more of the heroes of Yamatai. The soldier himself was increasingly aware of his own drudgery, noticing how much of inanimate shell he had become. In an attempt to warrant off his increasing civility and alcoholism, Rolf sought out a former crew-mate who had also been living in the area, Miharu Yuzuki. The decision proved to be one of the better ones Rolf had made.
The two became close to the point that the Malifarian had found something new in his life. He made the extra effort to spend time with her, and would often miss out on sleep in preparation of his late hours to do so. It came to a point where the both of them began to live together, and Rolf himself was able to make some (minor) lifestyle changes for the better. One of which being quitty his job as a bouncer, and taking up a job as one of the local law enforcers in Yamatai.
In basic training, Rolf had received training in piloting power armors. He knows the basic ins and outs of a power armor system and is able to diagnose and solve minor to moderate system problems (electronic malfunctions, intake problems).
Beyond that, and in combat, Rolf is proven a ruthless killing machine. He has familiarity over several armor-types including the Daisy, Mindy, and the MCAS. He makes full use of his AIES computer to coordinate attacks and communicate with his fellow pilots. He's familiar with several concepts concerning power-armor to power-armor warfare, power-armor to heavy organic warfare, and power-armor to psionic warfare. Rolf's extensive knowledge also extends over weaponry and their direct uses in-combat, but he is most specialized in unique weaponry such as the 50mm Gauss Bazooka and the Flamethrower, and other finely under-used items of war.
Another fine bit of advice is to stay at least five meters away from him if he's using an armor equipped with the Dragoon's Plasma Torch.
In his time as a gang memeber, Rolf had time to familiarize himself with weapons and the sort. Though in training he had received hand-to-hand combat training, followed up with a rigorous training program. He became skilled and experienced in combat both in Yamatai-like conditions and in zero-gravity, with and without weapons. He is capable with energy pistols, rifles, knives, and power armor. He's also rather proficient in the use of a katana through regular practice.
During his time as a bouncer at The Throne, Rolf proved himself an excellent close-quarters fighter, skilled with using his fists and feet to take down his marks. He's also extremely proficient in using improvised weapons and dirty tactics to gain the upper-hand on his opponents. All in all, he proves a nasty contender in close-range engagements, but retains the abilities of non-lethal take downs.
In accordance to his new position as an infantry soldier, specifically a heavy weapons specialist, Rolf is trained in the use, tactics, and maintenance of high-effect weaponry. This training built and stacked off his previous experiences in infantry training, but now includes overwatch, suppression, fire support, anti-vehicular, and anti-power armor tactics. He is proficient with weapons such as the MG-32, the SFR-1, and the AT-1.
In training, Rolf became capable of operating any computer system that uses the Kessaku OS, found on all Star Army starships. He is proficient in entering and/or searching for information. He learned this rather quickly, since his father had familiarized him with basic Star Ship OS's.
When he entered the communication program, Rolf became familiar with basic radio operation and procedures and can make transmissions to and receive transmissions from other characters through headsets, starships, power armor, and shuttles in both combat and non-combat conditions. In school he became fluent in English, and even Japanese. He can speak and write both correctly and efficiently and can write reports, fill forms, issue orders under fire, etc.
Even though in a gang, Rolf took his schooling seriously to keep his mother from becoming more ill that she already was. Through his time in school he received basic mathematics training, to including up to algebra and trigonometry.
When he was young, Rolf learned the ins and outs of a ship from his father. Giving him detailed instructions on how to navigate and put a ship through space. Even showing him how to map space routes and find the fastest or safest one. His skills were revived and reused when took a helmsman job at the age of 18, working for a private company. Though, Yamataian training allowed him to improve those rusty skills and make him a fairly good pilot and helmsman.
Growing up, even after the incident, Rolf spent time around mechanics who worked on ships, vehicles, and all other kinds of things. They took time off to even teach him out to repair and diagnose basic problems with machines and other items. This helps when any of his equipment is in dire need of repair.
|Santô Hei Rank Pin|
|1st Expeditionary Fleet|
|Rolf gained this pin when he revived the Miharu's medical lab.|
|YSS Miharu||8||For facing Mani, Meni, Eve, Melisson, the Dark One, a Ripper, a Render, and a Ravager|
|Combat Lifesaver Award|
|YSS Miharu||1||For saving Nyton Claymere from dying to a Black Mindy|
|YSS Miharu||1||For saving Miharu Yuzuki from certain death against a Render mecha|
|YSS Miharu||1||Tsuyosa Star System|
|YSS Miharu||1||Bowhordia Star System|
|YSS Miharu||1||The Blue Rift|
|Secret Ops Award|
|YSS Miharu||2||For the covert boarding action against the Meng Po and activity during the Battle of Taiie|
|YSS Miharu||1||For covertly destroying the Daughters of Eve terrorist group|
|YSS Miharu||1||For serving in the YSS Miharu's first mission|
|YSS Miharu||1||For serving in the YSS Miharu's second mission|
|YSS Miharu||2||For serving aboard the YSS Miharu on her fifth and final missions|
|YSS Miharu||1||For injuries suffered during Miharu's fifth mission|
|YSS Miharu||1||For time served during Miharu's fifth and final missions|
|YSS Miharu||1||For participating in the war against the SMX|
|YSS Miharu||1||For participating in the war against the NMX|
|YSS Miharu||1||For participating in the simulated Miharu vs. Meng Po scenario|
|YSS Miharu||1||For being a constant source of positive morale|
|Current Amount of Money|
|December Wage(Nito Heisho)||1107||0||4107|