|Ellis “Shelby” Davenport|
|Organization:||Nepleslian Space Marines|
|Rank:||None (Former P1C)|
Weight: 184 lbs.
Build and Skin Color: Tall and of a thicker build; Ellis has always been the type to stick out in a crowd when no ID-Sols were around. His skin takes on a tone of olive; dark, yet somehow still pale. Ellis has also added cybernetic arms and legs over the last two years, in an attempt to make himself more intimidating.
Eyes and Facial Features: Ellis has blue eyes with deep bags underneath them. Even though he's only twenty-seven; he's developed frown lines across his sharp features from years of worry.
Hair Color and Style: Although he usually keeps his black hair short; he's let it grow out recently to avoid being identified. He's also grown out a goatee to seal the deal.
Distinguishing Features: In an effort to evade authorities, Ellis has tried to remove any and all distinguishing features from himself. The result is a heavily scarred face and neck earned from a botched attempt to reshape his face with acidic gel.
Personality: Ellis has always been a nervous person. Throughout his life, he has cheated his way out of any risky obligations he had. He's stand-offish, anti-social at times, and for all intents and purposes self-important. He keeps to himself in groups, excepting when he feels lonely. At this point he becomes incredibly clingy and hard to part with. His fearful nature makes him more open to women and more closed off to men.
Likes: Motherly Figures, Alcohol, Safety, Freedon
Dislikes: Danger, Obligation, Pride, Arrogance, Wealth
Goals: Get the heck away from those squirmy, scary mishu!
Parents Killed in Mishu Invasion of Funky City, no other relatives known.
From childhood all the way up until early adulthood, Ellis was always the underdog. Everywhere he went, someone wanted to beat him up. His father, boys at school, his boss, even some of his girlfriends. It was at age twenty-five that he joined the military and was trained to become a marine. He spent his days working out and excersizing his body in an attempt to become stronger and less promising of a target. His only reward was punishment from bigger bullies. He had his limbs replaced with cybernetic counterparts in order to become stronger, and once again be a less appealing target.
As he though he had finally gotten away from being beaten up, the Mishu invaded Nepleslia core; specifically the attack on Funky City. In panic, Ellis fled from the city in civilian clothes, vowing to never return to his homeland again, in an effort to make it to Freespace. He took the long way, booking flights on all manner of interstellar cruiser for passage out of harm's way.
He knew something was wrong when he booked passage on the Silver Sultan; but had no idea what it could be. As the ship was going down, he could only think to himself what a fool he had been and wonder what could be in store for him next…
Ellis is familiar with basic radio operation and procedures and can make transmissions to and receive transmissions from other characters through headsets, ships, ground vehicles, power armor, and shuttles in both combat and non-combat conditions. Your character is fluent in Nepleslian. He can speak and write it correctly and efficiently and can write reports, fill forms, issue orders under fire, etc. The character is skilled in field communications and is proficient in all rudimentary forms of communication (hand signals, flashing lights, etc).
Ellis received intensive hand-to-hand combat training (primarily focused on disabling and/or killing opponents) and has followed up that knowledge with a rigorous training program. Weapons he is trained in include pistols of all types, knives, grenades (and other forms of explosive weaponry) and rifles of all kinds. Unfortunately, his cybernetic limbs were damaged in the crash of the Silver Sultan; providing him with limited speed and range of mobility.
Ellis can understand and give out tactical commands and work with his troop to follow those commands efficiently. He knows the importance of teamwork on the battlefield, has been intensively trained in discipline and morale, and is able to recognize the command structure even while under extreme pressure (combat, etc). The character is able to recognize ambush points. He knows basic math in order to calculate distances, etc, and can use a tactical map.
Ellis knows how to survive in hostile environments. He can build shelters, hunt and forage for food, build a fire, etc.
Ellis took courses in basic building design at one point in time when he planned to be an architect. While the courses didn't pan out for him for one reason or another, he retains the knowledge to this day and thinks of it every time he sees a strange or interesting building.
Before his military service, Ellis took a job in advertising. This lent him the asthetic eye needed for making Nepleslian mouths drool, and the keen business sense needed to understand the way the economy works. His experience in advertising also taught him to lie like a pro and fake his way to the top. If he had only learned people skills, he could have had a promising career.
After moving out of his parents house, Ellis kept numerous pets. With each new venture into the animale kingdom came books with mounds of knowledge. After he accepted his interest in animals as a replacement for friends, Ellis began hoarding such literature in and effort to learn as much as he could about his new 'friends' and thereby gain a tight grasp on Zoology in the meantime.
• one khaki tenchcoat, military cut w/ faux duster shawl
• one pair brown business slacks
• one white, button-down shirt w/ chest pocket
• one briefcase, contents include: money, false identification cards for three seperate identities, one Zen Arms Little Killerm and stationary supplies.
Ellis “Shelby” Davenport is currently a None (Former P1C) in the Nepleslian Space Marines.
|1567 KS||Starting Funds|
Koku, sorry it took so long. Here's the guy, at last…