Build and Skin Color: Bastet is small, but extremely toned due to him having less then 4% body fat. He is narrow shouldered, and overall not impressive to look at. In contrast to his small stature, he holds himself in a posture that would become a much taller man, which only appears comical to others.
Eyes and Facial Features: Bastet has red eyes, full lips that are typically in a smile, his nose is long a thin coming out to sharp point. Overall he looks gaunt, with little to no fat on his face to fill out his features.
Ears: Bastet's Iromakuanhe horns are painted scarlet red.
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Distinguishing Features: Having been an Infantry man before learning to pilot Bastet has the Physical enahncements of the Infantry in addition to all of the enhancements of a Pilot. His horns are died red to accent his eyes and they have an unusual curve to the end of them.
Personality: He tends to underestimate his skills at piloting due to his youth but he is an overall good person to be friends with. He will often make puns out of things even if its funny to him only. He also has a short temper and has been known to become violent when angry. He values his opinions and won't let anyone change them unless he has been proven wrong beyond a shadow of a doubt. He likes to be with Curdatls because of their laid back nature, he has expressed a few times his desire to marry a Curdatl woman but his parents wouldn't allow it. He also has mastered a unique form of meditation called the Abu'nal meditation that helps him to clear his mind and become more predatory in any situation.
Likes: Puns, Curdatls, piloting, and the Abu'nal meditation.
Dislikes: Those who make him angry, and being stuck in one place for too long.
Goals: He wants to see everything in the universe and fall in love with the woman of his dreams.
The Najem Family; not to be confused with the Nejem family, is a large family. His parents, Ruzaron & Atiel Najem were both Eyr Ranyr and they have been airship captains together before Bastet's eldest sibling was born.
Bastet was born as a health and well developed boy to Atiel and Ruzaron as the twelth heir to the Najem family. He quickly developed an attachment to his older sister, Marpael. He was born and raised on the Airship “Oluroh” named after Bastet's great grandfather, owned and captained by his father. The ship was well run and considered a beauty by other Eyr Ranyr, however it was small and didn't make much money for the family.
When he turned 12 Bastet's parents sent him to the Isener School for his educational and religious training. It was there that he met and became close with Eritulon. Eritulon was attributed the honor of developing the Abu'nal Meditation. This meditation allows the meditator to center himself with any number of distractions and allows one to let out and control the inner predator in hand to hand combat. Bastet quickly mastered this form of meditation and perfected it. It was Eritulon that suggested to Bastet to sign up for the Vanguard.
Once Bastet turned eighteen he signed up for the Vanguard and was shipped out for boot camp. It was at boot camp that he met Pahun. Pahun was not gifted at hand to hand combat where as Bastet was undefeated in the ring. One day Pahun asked Bastet for help, he asked Bastet to teach him how to fight, in return Pahun would teach Bastet how to fly a Frame. Pahun was a frustrating student. Bastet almost gave up on him a few times. It took 3 months for Pahun to finally have the epiphany necessary to feel his inner predetor. This wasn't a good thing because when he found his inner predetor he went beserk. Bastet didn't have time to meditate himself, it took half an hour to restrain Pahun. It took another hour to get Pahun to come out of his meditation. After this Pahun vowed to never perform the meditation again. Pahun did however want to repay Bastet for his attempt to make him stronger, and for him saving Pahun from insanity. Since they had already finished the three month long training, they performed all of their training runs together. They made a new record on how quick they completed their two hundred hours in sim-flights(10 days, leaving four hours of sleep a day).
The final test is personalized for each Iromakuanhe. Even though Bastet knew this he wasn't expecting it to be so hard. After the third wave of enemy frames, Bastet almost lost conciousness due to over-exhuastion. It was at this point Bastet decided to perform the Abu'nal meditation. Once he had completed the meditation he felt the surge of energy coming from his inner predator. He used his enhanced reflexes and agressiveness from the meditation to complete the test. The Test watchers were displeased at the sheer agressiveness of his actions Post-meditation but they couldn't ignore his success, so they gave Bastet his certification, flight clearence, and Vayshirin badge. The Abu'nal meditation drains the bodies last reserves so sleep was needed to refil his energy both inner and outer. So Bastet then slept for nearly a day before he tried to find Pahun. When he went looking for his best friend Bastet was exuberant, but once he found Pahun all of his happiness went away and turned into melencholy. Pahun had failed, worse then that he had went insane before going comatose. When the Test Watchers told Bastet that Pahun had gotten to the fourth wave before performing the Abu'nal meditation. Just like last time Pahun had no control of his inner predator and ended up killing one of his sim-wingmen. The medical team tried all they could before they declared him type 3 comatose, nearly brain dead yet still alive. That day Bastet swore that he would never try to teach another Iromakuanhe the Abu'nal Meditation. He would leave that to his Guru.
Due to his 12 years living on an airship Bastet has learned how to perform maintenance on an airship and he could probably build one from scratch if he had the time and money.
Bastet has advanced comprehension, practical ability, and a natural skill in the piloting of a Powered Frame unit, capable of flying under most conditions and operating all of the onboard weaponry safely and efficiently in combat scenarios. He can make complex battlefield maneuvers while under high stress (combat, etc) and adjust his movements to compensate for all logical combat variables (gravity, weapons fire, atmospheric conditions, etc). He understands the basic functionality of his machine and can make basic repairs to certain subsystems.
Bastet has learned the essentials of tactics and command, but has not achieved the required level of mastery to put himself in a command position, currently he doesn't even want to have such a position. However, he is capable of giving and following tactical orders quickly and efficiently in combat scenarios and can follow the command structure of his unit or wing while under highly stressful conditions (combat, etc). He is capable of making use of the information given to him (tactical maps, target statistics, marked targets, etc) and finding relevant information to send to the rest of his unit.
Bastet has been extensively trained in both defensive and offensive hand-to-hand techniques as well as the use of several hand weapons, including knives, pistols, rifles, anti-tank weaponry and all types of explosives, including grenades. He should pass basic qualifications as a marksman with rifles at 150 meters and with pistols at 20 meters. He is in excellent physical form, with sufficiently high endurance to survive situations such as elevated G-forces and enough stamina for prolonged ground assaults. He also has mastered the Abu'nal meditation which he can use to make himself more predatory, more alert to his surroundings, and intensely calm even in the most stressful situations. Abu'nal meditation's effects are most seen in hand to hand combat but it does effect everything from shooting to piloting.
Bastet has had extensive courses in the use of NI systems aboard the Organoid craft employed by the Astral Vanguard, and understands how to properly utilize his own entry ports to interface with compatible systems. The use of standard-issue electronic devices and conventional computers have also been a part of his education.
Bastet is capable of using all standard communications found in the Iromakuanhe Astral Commonwealth, in particular those employed by the Astral Vanguard. This includes laser, radio and MASC-enhanced variations in various formats and media. He is fluent in Saalsari and Haidasari, and can speak, read and write it correctly. He can communicate clearly even while under fire or in other unnerving situations.
Bastet is capable of basic medical techniques, including everything up to first aid, emergency care such as CPR or the Heimlich maneuver and the administering of preprepared medicine, such as painkillers or stimulants.
Bastet Najem is currently a Vayshirin in the Astral Vanguard. He receives a weekly salary of 200 KD per week.
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