Build and Skin Color: Muscular (Power Build) body type, square jawed, barrel chested and broad shouldered. Lightly tanned, Caucasian.
Eyes and Facial Features: Almond shaped Brown eyes, medium brow and lash size, though very distinguishable with thick hairs in tight clusters.
Facial hair is an almost perpetual five-o'clock shadow, sometimes grows out and fashions into a manageable goatee.
Ears: Rounded with attached ear lobes.
Hair Color and Style: Brown hair, usually shaved short or completely off.
Distinguishing Features: A distinctive accent in his speech, a (speculatively southern) drawl with a deep pitch and monotone. He's most recognizable by a series of tattoo's littered about his body. Specifically a dragon spreading it's wings on his back, a scorpion on his right shoulder holding a wrench, an Eagle on his left shoulder with a hammer in it's claw and upon his chest a circle with multiple breaks and a lambda over or within it.
Personality: An introverted and soft-spoken Nepleslian, Robert, normally just called Bob is a very mechanically inclined man. While he seldom goes out of his way to socialize he can often be found in public or even private tinkering with machinery, devices, or even trying to build miniatures or draw. All in all, simply a man of logic, ration and numbers, with an affinity towards technology.
Typically he can be found sleeping in his work clothes (Protective boots, knees pads, elbow pads, overalls, tight long sleeve shirt with rolled sleeves, work gloves and welding goggles in his pocket.) as he's always ready for a job. A utility belt at the ready and a fistful of personal tools to get most of his jobs done, Bob's the go to guy if you want something as simple as a music player repaired or as complicated as an aether generator maintained.
Growing up on Nepleslia was tough enough. Bob knew little save from the fact that he had to fight to survive and overcome any obstacle thrown his way. The only things he does recall were the voices of a man and woman and telling him when he was very young to run and keep running before a thunder of gunfire erupted. So he ran and kept running until he found himself in front of a family friends home, a place where he thought an uncle lived. He was promptly taken in by the man, raised a soldier first and when his knack for mechanics became apparent, his skills brought in much needed income, as he fixed common devices and even began to learn about basic mechanics before he enrolled himself into a series of tech and trade schools.
Evading a partial draft into the Star Military, he began freelance work across Nepleslian Colonial Expanse on merchant ships and freighters, until the treaty between The Yamatai Star Empire and Democratic Imperium of Nepleslia was reached. Shortly after he found himself migrating to join the Star Army of Yamatai, signed a mountain of paperwork of confidentiality disclosures, agreements and oaths of service only to barely complete basic training.
He is now deployed aboard the flagship YSS Densetsu within the Star Army of Yamatai's 7th Fleet.
Toushi Pre-Mission 01 -- The Wind At Our Backs
After a tour of his future work environment, courtesy of Deck Boss Taii Asano Namika onboard YSS Densetsu, Robert joined the rest of the Toushi Squadron to spend a night out at the Falcon's Feather dance club on Hotaru Star Fortress. Their meeting with Taisho Ketsurui-Motoyoshi Katsuko remained shortlived, the club going into lockdown due to a parasite attack. Robert parted ways with the Squadron, alongside the Deck Boss, riding a dumbwaiter to the floor above in order to find the nearest control terminal. Thusly they successfully managed to help the rest of the Squadron out by manually overriding the control systems. During the encounter that followed, before he and Asano-Taii could be resqued, his right arm was sverely injured and later replaced with a substitute automail arm. As a reward for his efforts and actions, Robert as well as Murasaki Emiko and Amaya Shiori were subsequently promoted to the rank of Ittô Hei.
Toushi Mission 01.1 -- The Chase
Following the scuffle aboard Hotaru Star Fortress and events taken place elsewhere during their entrapment at the dance club, the Toushi Squadron is assembled at the Launch Bay where Taisa Motoyoshi Misato gives a short brief of their next mission; to reacquire a stolen datapad and securing all related information leaks. After receiving their orders, the Squadron sets off towards the Xylar system accompanied by a new crew member as well as both the Sessei Gunship Squadron and Shinchou Gunship Squadron.
Prelude -- Returning to the Legend
Robert is promoted to the rank of Jôtô Hei and called back for duty under the Seventh Fleet's flag by Taisho Ketsurui-Motoyoshi Katsuko to, along with Amaya Shiori, escort the Taisho back to the YSS Densetsu.
Easily one of several technical and mechanical areas Bob excels in. His niche for mathematics and maintenance have made data entry and searching second nature. Although far from being a computer genius, he does enjoy researching how to code programs, just in case. Bob is more than capable pf operating any computer system that uses the Kessaku OS, found on all Star Army star ships. He is proficient in entering and/or searching for information.
Being Nepleslian his childhood was always dangerous, in this Empire he has made no friends and many enemies. Though being called out as inferior and victimized by an uncaring society (but only when nobody is looking or willing to tell authorities) Bob has learned many new ways to hide himself in nooks, crannies, corners, places out of the way and managed to learn more than enough tricks so he could at the very least make a living from nothingness.
Easily able to find his own way in many urban, industrial and even space craft interiors. Were this not enough, his time between Nepleslia and Yamatai has found him using his talents in innovative and ingenious ways such as building makeshift barricades and repealing boarders with traps just to name a few methods of survival.
Life on Nepleslia was tough enough, even if you could hide or out run folks, you had to have a killer instinct in order to properly survive. Bob learned more than a few methods of self-defense and aggressive offense over time with his father figure and a personal mentor. His technique is based on disabling and take-downs of an opponent. Normally going straight for shoulders, knees, elbows to grapple or vicious and brutal punches, swipes or chops to deter, break guards or simply pummel those unfortunate enough to provoke him. Though to be honest, he's found that it's easier to beat a person with a wrench than his bare hands.
Aside from street fighting, Bob received hand-to-hand combat training, followed up with a rigorous training program during Basic Training. He is skilled and experienced in combat both in Yamatai-like conditions and in zero-gravity, with and without weapons. Weapons he is trained in include energy pistols, knives, and power armor (though he is prone to using “improvised” weaponry.).
A skill he picked up during basic training. Bob is an efficient radio dispatch when he has to be but he finds the urge to pull apart and rebuild the communication devices. Though he understands Yamataian very well he still struggles with legible writing and annunciation of many of their words due to his accent and natural upbringing of Nepleslian.
The calling of his life style. Bob loves pulling things apart just to see how they work. Though putting them back together is the whole reason he ruins devices in the first place he will still complain about how much of a bother it was to keep back together. Thus industrial strength adhesives are a common sight wherever Bob roosts.
He's talented in troubleshooting hardware issues, but quickly learning how to accurately identify software issues. One can't be a Technician or Mechanic anywhere without knowing a thing or two about tinkering and one can't be an Engineer without being able to rebuild what you were tinkering.
Although during what schooling he has had back on Nepleslia, Bob's education in physics, both applied and even theoretical has been ever increasing as he seeks more and more ingenuitive ways to make use of his natural talents and the theories that he is always concocting.
Trigonometry, Algebra, you name it and Bob will be able to solve it.
Bob's specialization has led him to the most complicated form of vehicle he could find to try pulling apart and again, tinkering with. Space fighter craft, namely the Ke-V6-1D "Hayabusa" Starfighter. He's begun learning how they operate, what makes them “tick” the limits and stresses that they're capable of handling and above all, the weapon load outs, payloads and engine capabilities on every model since a fighter is useless if it's not fast or lethal when compared to an enemy.
Robert Conagher has the following items:
Robert Conagher is currently a Jôtô Hei in the Star Army of Yamatai.
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