Build and Skin Color: She has a rather slim build coupled with somewhere between a fair and medium skin tone.
Eyes and Facial Features: She has a rather slim face with vibrantly blue almond-shaped eyes.
Ears: A normal pair of human ears. Not too big, not too small. The earlobe is also attached rather than free.
Hair Color and Style: Her medium hair which reaches down to the center of her back is a black. She tends to braid it about a quarter of the way down.
Distinguishing Features: Her left eye has a scar going vertically down the far left starting at the end of the eyebrow and reaching the top of her left cheek. The scar can even be seen in the whites of her left eye.
Personality: Despite being in the Nepleslian Star Marine Corps, she is rather fun-loving and quite eccentric. She is rather compassionate. This would not strike one as the personality of a warrior, but when in battle everything changes. She becomes cold and cruel. She seemingly “turns off” her emotions and kills the enemy like it was crushing a bug. It's honestly frightening to most. She, as well as many people can't answer the question of “Why does it happen?” The truth is, her dad's harsh rules and strict behavioral discipline has left many emotions bottled up. During combat she has the ability, and encouragement, to unleash and use all of those stored emotions which she hides on a daily basis.
Alexander Mersina - Deceased (Unknown Causes) Julia Mersina - Deceased (Suicide) Alexander Mersina, Jr. - Younger Brother (16) Fiona Mersina - Younger Sister (14) Frank Mersina - Uncle (42)
Keisha was born 20 years ago to the Mersina family. As a child, Keisha was very social. She loved people and was kind a respectful, following her father's strict rules. He died when she was 12 and her mother struggled to take care of her and her siblings until she drank herself to death when Keisha was 18.
Keisha was devastated, but tried her best to keep her family afloat. She took random odd jobs and eventually was faced with a rather difficult decision. She had to enlist in the NSMC to make a living. Shortly after her uncle, Frank, took her siblings in so she had nothing holding her back.
Basic training brought out a side of Keisha she never expected to have. She was born to be a soldier it seemed. Even after being deployed, she is still a social butterfly and has a caring heart.
She can speak a variety of languages, mostly thanks to her father's strict rules. He forced her to be multilingual as it would “benefit you in the future”. She can fluently speak Nepleslian, Abwehran, Yamataian, and Seraphim. She has started to learn Saalsari, but is having some trouble.
She 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. Keisha is skilled in field communications and is proficient in all rudimentary forms of communication (hand signals, flashing lights, etc).
Thanks to her mother, she can cook and clean rather easily. Instead of “thanks to mom” she would probably say “because I had to care for Lex and Fee a majority of the time”. She can care for other people when the need it and has rather good knowledge of good hygenic practices.
Keisha is very fast and light on her feet. This is thanks to her having to run away from police forces on more than one occasion thanks to her “odd jobs”. She is also in peak physical shape, but that is all thanks to basic training.
She has been intensively trained in hand-to-hand combat, being able to kill an/or disable an enemy with her bare hands. She is also rather adept at firing nearly any gun. She has a rigorous training program to keep herself in peak physical condition.
Keisha can take orders and make on the fly strategic decisions thanks to her training. She understands the importance of teamwork and will never go out alone. She understands the command structure and has been trained in discipline and morale.
Through military training, Keisha can survive almost any condition. She can live off the land and knows how to build a shelter, hunt, navigate, etc. She doesn't view this as necessary, but has the skills.
She is naturally entertaining to be around, always happy-go-lucky and very energetic. She is rather flirtatious and has a constant sexual drive, leading her to learning new techniques with nearly every experience. She is quite a handful, but very interesting and amusing to be around.
Keisha Mersina has the following items:
Keisha Mersina is currently a P3C in the Nepleslian Space Marine Corps.
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