Build and Skin Color: Lulu is tall for a woman, but that doesn't keep her from farming a little pudge on her body. She's about as chubby as a Star Army Officer is allowed to be, which isn't much, but notably so when compared with other people of her rank.
Eyes and Facial Features: She has well-defined dimples, a cheery complexlion riddled with freckles and a short, upswept button nose.
Hair Color and Style: Lulu has red hair which she's painstakingly added black highlights and tips to, the lengthier portion usually kept in a fat braid slung over one shoulder.
Distinguishing Features: A jagged scar creeps from one edge of her mouth down to her jaw.
Personality: There was a time when Lulu was the baddest girl on the street. That time has passed. A long career in the Star Army and years of a flailing romantic life have given her the tired outlook needed to truly relax in life. She takes her duty seriously only in that she could lose her position if things don't get done. Every simple task seems like a chore, and every chore seems like a quest. She has no hunger for adventure or ambition for growth. Her motto seems to be: “Skate on by.”
Despite this, a cunning mind rests behind those heavy-lidded eyes. Lulu has a vast array of knowledge; most often utilized only to get out of work. Her memory is impressive, nearly photographic. She takes in facts and fiction like a dry sponge. Were she a person of initiative or ambition, she would be a famous scientist. Instead, she's just really good at figuring out how to maximize time spent sleeping.
None, orphaned at birth and raised by other orphans living on the streets.
Lulu grew up on the streets of Funky City at the height of one civil war or another. She acted as a messenger between factions as a little girl, carrying handwritten letters between different segments of the city. Eventually, she grew up like all children do and found better work. Basically, she became a prostitute. Working in a brothel as a teenager, she was educated by the older girls and made into a proper lady with some refinement in her. Over time, she developed a taste for meek men and focused her look and act on attracting them. While she enjoyed her trysts with these weak-willed suitors; she would often become attached to them and soon find heartbreak. These men never thought to pursue her romantically because of her job and their own lack of initiative. Eventually, they would find a 'normal' woman to settle in with and soon stop visiting the brothel.
One night, a pimp visited the brothel and tried to recruit some of the girls. He spoke promises of higher earnings out on the streets, gifted some of the girls with fine trinkets. When the madam of the house asked him to leave, he began to beat her savagely. Lulu stepped in at this point in true Nepleslian fashion and violently murdered the pimp. Unfortunately, he turned out to be some sort of small fish in the infamous Black Syndicate. This led to her leaving Funky City to escape the price that was now on her head. For a few years, she drifted through the stars. There could be a series of books written about this time, but there really aren't. Instead, her story got boring when she met some Star Army sailors on leave from the war with Elysia. After having a raucous good time with them and then soundly thrashing them all at once in a fistfight, she decided that they had an easy, soft life. Wanting this soft life for herself, she joined the Star Army near the end of the end of the Fourth Elysian war.
All in all, she made for a great supply technician. Then she made a great cafeteria supervisor. Then she was a pretty awesome First Officer on a supply ship for a few years. Eventually, her scores on one exam or another were too high and she was given command of an actual warship. As the Captain of the YSS Tin Man, she was responsible for several well-conducted if unimpressive maneuvers against pirates. There were some good sorties. She happily boasted a no-casualty run for her entire command. That is, until her ship was assigned to Task Force 77 in YE 37.
Then things changed.
Lulu speaks fluent Trade, and passable Yamatai-Go. Her superiors and inferiors alike are disgusted by her bad habit of hearing Yamatai-Go and then replying in Trade. She is familiar with various forms of military communication, including radio signaling, flags, hand signs, and basic codes.
Lulu is well-versed in military doctrine. As an officer, she keeps up-to-date on everything relating to the care for a crew and a warship. Her age and experience combined with her naturally good memory create an unappreciated encyclopedic reservoir of knowledge that she rarely taps.
Being in charge of a ship means knowing everything about your ship. Lulu can man any station on a Star Army vessel with fluidity. She doesn't just use the Kessaku OS, she loves it. On top of all this, she's a halfway decent amateur fighter and shuttle pilot.
Lulu's childhood gave her the skills of a thief. Her adolescence gave her the etiquette of a mobster. Her adulthood gave her the nerve of a contract killer. If she'd never joined the Star Army, Lulu would probably be escaping from one prison or another by now. From acrobatics to bypassing electronic locks, Lulu is well-versed in the way of the criminal.
Lulu never really learned much about her Mindy. She passed through her training with ease, but never gained much experience in the operation of the power armor. That said, she'd a bonefied Nepleslian who's fought for life and limb more than once. She's never had a problem throwing a punch or taking a potshot. In fact, she's made money more than once in the ring. Lulu may not be much of an opponent in her PA, but fists-to-the-ground she's a force to be reckoned with.
Lulu's command style is unusual, yet effective. She alternates between rudely dishing out orders that seem to demand to be followed; and pleading for certain tasks with a girlish charm. There seems to be a method to her style; calculations based on the recipient of the orders, the urgency of the situation, and the level of effort involved in the task. Experienced crewmen learn to pick up on these patterns and carry out their orders based on how they were given. With a good crew, Lulu will have any ship or facility working like a well-oiled machine given time.
As part of her Star Army training, Lulu received basic mathematics training, to including up to algebra and trigonometry. This is knowledge she strives to forget any time she can be permitted to take up a bottle.
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Lulu Sharidon is currently a Taii in the Star Army of Yamatai.
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She's a beast.