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Arria Smith

Arria Smith is a player character played by Arbitrated.

Arria Smith
Species & Gender: Caelisolan Female
Date of Birth: YE 16
Organization: Yamatai Star Empire
Occupation: Weapons Operator
Rank: Santô Hei
Current Placement: YSS Eucharis Plot

Physical Description

Checklist

Height: 148cm

Weight: 27Kg

Wingspan: 305cm
Coloration and Structure: Nearly identical to a Snowy Owl's

Eye Color: Gold

Hair Color: Silvery white
Style: Straight when undone, but typically pinned together in a tight bun. It typically reaches to about her waist in length.

BWH: 30B, 28, 32

Arria is a rather short woman, especially for an Elysian. Sporting youthful features, she can be deceptively attractive when she chooses to be - especially if she decides to dress formally. Her blindingly white hair and snowy plumage seem to radiate an air of purity and beauty despite her Plebian upbringing and military lifestyle. She is sometimes given strange looks as she is actually left-hand dominant.

Personality

Arria loves to get her hands dirty, making sure things go the way she wants by personally getting involved. She enjoys being able to feel something take shape from her work; blood, sweat, tears, and all. This is not just for physical results, either - Arria often enjoys taking initiative in social and strategic situations, and isn't afraid to stick by her ideas in the face of opposition. She is not, however, a fool - if she's beat, she knows to retreat and surrender, while making it hell to follow her.

Arria is actually quite a pragmatist when she needs to be, though; why bother creating a tool or weapon you need over a few days when a fabricator can finish the task in minutes1)? Sometimes this pragmatism is a problem, though; she often acts upon what she sees as the most effective tactic available which can end up being predictable after some time.

Oddly enough, Arria has a slight air of disgust for those of her own species - most notably targeted against Patricians. Being raised entirely in Yamatai during the Third and Fourth Elysian Wars, Arria has only seen Patricians and other Elysian leaders to be a threat to everything she loves and believes in.

History

Arria Smith was born in YE 16, on Planet Yamatai to a Plebian family who had escaped from the rather unstable Elysian Celestial Empire during the Second Elysian War as refugees. Due to the ongoing Third War, the family had to live in a fairly crowded, slum-like refugee camp for some time. After the end of the third war, the family was given a temporary citizenship due to their refugee status and moved to Geshrinopolis for a few years.

The Fourth War happened when Arria was only seven years old. She seems to have repressed her memories of the time; all she seems to remember was the destruction of her home as she was dragged through the street by her mother. Her father was still inside the building as it was bombarded and then collapsed, and his body was never found. The remainder of the family - Arria and her mother - were forced to live in crowded slum-like establishments again until the war was finished.

For a while, there was peace, and the family mourned. It was not to last; the Second Mishhuvurthyar War brought a new, terror-filled hell to the Smiths as they cowered on Yamatai, not living in Kyoto, but instead Kaitel to its south. Fearfully observing the Mishhuvurthyar's steadily demoralizing progress, they feared the worst had come as soon as the The Battle of Yamatai began. And then things changed in the war; the Star Army seemed to come from nowhere, annihilating the forces of the NMX so quickly that they had almost nothing left.

Arria decided on that day to join the Star Army as soon as she was able - if not to defend the people and places she loved, it was to avenge her father by fighting by the side of the people who had taken her family in. She was stationed at Gemini Star Fortress for an amount of time before being transferred to the YSS Eucharis. While she was stationed at the fortress, Aria opted into the Caelisolan Project to reap the benefits of the Caelisolan body - though it was upon explicit2) personal request that her height would be kept the same.

Skills Learned

Arria Smith has the following notable skills:

  • Star Army Common Skills: Arria went through the standard training for a soldier.
  • Maintenance and Repair: Arria often had, typically a result of her desire to get involved with things, inspected the blueprints and technical data of many of the systems she often works in or around on a daily basis. While not as effective as a seasoned technician, Arria knows how to acquire spare parts for repairing machinery, and can follow the procedure to repair machines in a very deliberate and “by the book” method. When that fails, sometimes the thing needs a good kick to get it working again.
  • Starship Operations: Miss Smith had originally applied to become a starfighter pilot for the Army; she had spent some time attempting to become one through training, however the relentless physical trials that pilots trained through resulted in her being unable to graduate; shortly afterward, Arria decided to attempt to join the bridge-based crew of a starship; the skills she had learned from her limited time to learn as a pilot were a boon here, and she found herself specializing further into the field of weaponry operation. She can, however, fly a starship reliably if no other pilots are readily available.
  • Survival: Raised in the refugee camps more than once as she grew up, Arria had to on occasion improvise in some way to get her own food, potable water, and even patch holes in a shelter to keep the rain and wind out. Her eating and living standards easily can adjust to a survival-based life, making her more tolerant of less appetizing foods and uncomfortable conditions as opposed to an average soldier.

Social Connections

Arria Smith is connected to:

  • Dorian Smith (Father, missing and presumed dead)
  • Gwen Smith (Mother)

Inventory & Finance

Arria Smith has the Star Army Standard Issue Items.

Arria Smith currently has 3000 KS.

OOC Information

In the case Arbitrated becomes inactive:

  • Can this character be used as an NPC by a GM or FM? YES
  • Can this character be adopted after I've been gone for a year? Nope

Art was made by Fru and Churro via commissions.

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If not seconds
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and actually unnecessary
character/arria_smith.txt · Last modified: 2018/09/09 15:28 by 46.229.168.84