This article is a work in progress; It is currently not approved as canon.
|General Character Information|
|Place of Birth||Funky City, Planet Nepleslia|
|Birth Date||Oct 9 YE 14|
|Skin Color||Caucasian somewhat tanned.|
|Faction and Organization Affiliation|
|Faction||Democratic Imperium of Nepleslia (Citizen Of)|
|Rank or Status||N/A|
|Current Placement or Unit||Freelancer|
|Miscellaneous Character Information|
|Likes|| Small Arms.
|Dislikes||Wide open spaces.|
|Goals||To one day open her own gun shop.|
Due to her upbringing and living conditions Fran is a suspicious.. almost paranoid person, much like a prey animal in the wild, always keeping an eye out for the hawk circling overhead. To a stranger she'd seem almost abrasive, flighty, wanting to get whatever it is that has her out in the open among unfamiliar persons over as quickly as possible.
Among known associates or familiar environments however she is almost comfortable, her suspicious edge (a hard learned mechanism for self preservation) is always present but shes far more calm among those she knows. Her loyalty, while hard won, is often worth it as she tends to do her best to ensure those she likes are always provided with the best work she can produce.
Francine was born in the medical center of one of Funky City's many towering mega structures, this particular tower however, simply designated as 'Tower 341A' by the city planning department, was among the most crime ridden and run down. It was this environment that Francine was brought up by her parents among the cities more shady elements and less fortunate inhabitants.
Her early years where rather fortunate, never going hungry, her mother and father always seemingly able to provide for their small creation. While her mother didn't work, instead taking to the task of homemaker, her father had found a niche industry for his military learned skill of machining and engineering… knock off firearms. Despite their commonality to the point of simply being in every street gutter or trash can most firearms where either of dubious quality or so worn to the point of non-operation. Not to mention the ever great demand for the latest and best weapons coming off the various major lines of the mega corporations that served the empires. Her father had discovered that for the price of materials.. he could manufacture his own for far less then the going price of these new weapons.. and sell them for a healthy profit even at a discount.
It was this 'family business' that Francine soon took to during her teenage years, at first watching her father as he crafted various devices in their living room.. to eventually following him to his own machine shop in later years. Like any child she wished to follow her father and like any father he was all to happy to pass on his skills to his offspring.
By her twenties this father-daughter team was producing some of the finest Funky City copies the area had seen and soon Francine had begun to delve into designing her own or modifying existing platforms to change the capabilities of the weapons or even create her own designs. This process a continues learning process until she finally turned twenty-five, a steady divide between herself and her father eventually leading her to find her own way.
|Zen Arms FEAR (Fuchs Enhanced Application Rifle)|| 1x Eight power digital optical with thermal or low light capability.
A single point sling.
A thirty caliber sound suppressor.
9x thirty round magazines.
|Zen Automatic Rifle Compact|| 1x Holographic Sight
A single point sling.
4x 75-round magazines.
A thirty caliber sound suppressor.
|Paragon Infantry Pistol (PIP)|| A small caliber sound suppressor.
4x 20-round magazines.
|Armor and Tactical Gear|
|A ceramic polymer minimalist design intended to simply be a optics and communications gear mount with some protection from fall and impact injury. It mounts a 'tricog' thermal, night vision, a low power electromagnetic detection optics. A continuous optical feed is also included in the package capable of being transmitted over a standard communications link. The interior is cushioned with a communications set designed to fall over the left ear and a voice or button activated COM mike.|
|Tactical Vest||A matt black synthetic fiber vest with a thermal and kinetic protective vest sown into the liner to protect against fragmentation and thermal blast damage. Its a simple buckle and zipper arrangement with four rifle magazine pouches with velcro covers, three pistol magazine pounches with velcro covers, a shoulder knife shealth, all on the left chest area. On the right is a shoulder mounted pocket for communications gear, a large general purpose pouch with a velcro sealing top.|
|Hip Holster and Utility Gear||Two matt black synthetic fiber hip holsters, one intended for a large combat handgun with two spare magazine pockets on the front of the assembly. The other hip pouch is a large modular pocket that is default set for medical bags.|
|'Soft' Chest and Leg Magnetorheological Body Armor||A 'smart fluid' filled bladder with a texture similar to a diving suit wrapped around the user's hips, legs, and chest. It functions as a form of flexible body armor only hardening during the impact of a projectile to stop penetration and injury to the armor's user. It is capable of stopping up to PDR 4 projectiles albeit with significant discomfort to the user until the armor's power source is expended.|
|'Hardcase' Field Support Computer||An off the shelf datapad intended to serve as a support asset for information, communications, and limited network infiltration (script kiddie). The device is customized to link with her equipment and is encased in a nerimium shell with the interior designed to limit shock stresses on the device. It is often worn on the back of her tactical vest.|