Build and Skin Color: He is a tall and slender, almost lean man with light Caucasian skin.
Eyes and Facial Features: His eyes are blue-gray and his face is lean with distinctive cheekbones.
Ears: His ears are human and flat.
Hair Color and Style: His hair is blond, short and usually of an ordinary and neat style.
Distinguishing Features: He has a distinctive, horizontal scar on his right forehead.
Personality: Sigurd is a quiet and contemplative man who is torn between his parents beliefs, that soul transfer and mental backups are unnatural and lessen the worth of life, and the fearsome experience of his own mortality in Battle of Yamatai.
When he's got a job to do he tends to do it right. He is conscientious, orderly and correct sometimes to the point of obsessive perfectionism, which is based in his urge to prove his worth - mainly to himself. He strongly beliefs in thinking before acting and rationality, which sometimes leads him to think to much about things and questioning himself more than is necessary.
He loves intellectual riddles and especially when it comes to physics he is quite a curious person.
As he was sort of an outsider as a pure human he is not quite good with people and somewhat shy.
Asleifson Bjarni (father) Bennet, Janette (mother)
Sigurd was born in Ketsurui no Iori on Planet Yamatai as the single child of his parents who are his only family, for his father's family had been wiped out by The Great Plague of YE 08 and his mother was an immigrant from Planet Nepleslia. His parents cared about their son a lot and gave him a worry-free as possible childhood. Although he was to young to really witness the Third Elysian War, he did, however, experience the Fourth Elysian War when he was seven years old. Fortunately war never got to his home, so he only noticed the tensed atmosphere around him, but not the terror.
As a child Sigurd had no problems with other children, although he always was somewhat more quiet than other children of his age. That changed when he got around ten and his age-mates began to exclude the mere human more and more. Becoming an outsider made the boy rather melancholic and uncertain around people he didn't know to well. He therefore retreated into his dreams of adventures among the stars and into his curiosity, making him rather good at school.
After his graduation in YE 33 Sigurd enrolled for the study of physics in Kyoto to become a scientist and explore the forces that form the universe. In his first semester, however, Battle of Yamatai took place which he now had the doubtful honor of witnessing first hand. The experience of his own mortality troubled Sigurd deeply and changed two things in his life: First, he began to question his parents beliefs, who opposed mental backups and soul transfer, second, he decided to join the Star Army of Yamatai after the end of his study to do his part in the defense of his homeworld from further invasions.
So in early YE 36 fresh university graduate Sigurd signed a three year Star Army Enlistment Contract and went through basic training as well as a (due to his bachelor's degree in physics) shortened three month scientist specialization training for shipboard service.
After his training period Sigurd got transferred to the YSS Eucharis which was currently exploring the crash site of a star ship in the Splorfin System. He arrived there just before the encounter of the Rixxikor with whom he, on Shôshô Hanako's orders, made contact with more or less successfully in order to return his comrades safely to the Eucharis.
When he was later sent to the power armor bay to help stabilizing the situation and gather information about the Rixxikor, Sigurd almost died from decompression when the ship started to get into safety and the containment field of the PA bay failed. Afterwards he spent several month recovering in a hospital on Hanako's World.
Sigurd speaks both Trade as his mother tongue and Yamataigo as second language with ease fluently. Although he tries to be polite to everyone he is, however, not very good in saying things in a roundabout way nor does he understand such indirect expression very well. Furthermore he is able to write reports, scientific test protocols and essays and to fill forms correctly. During his basic military training he learned about radio operation and is trained to make and receive transmissions through headsets, starships, power armor, and shuttles in both combat and non-combat conditions.
Sigurd received hand-to-hand combat training, followed up with a rigorous training program. He is skilled 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.
Sigurd is capable of operating any computer system that uses the Kessaku OS. He is very proficient in entering and/or searching for information as well as programming simple programs. Furthermore he can operate various types of scientific lab equipment as well as different sensors.
Sigurd received extensive training in mathematics, including algebra, trigonometry, statistics, dimensional theory and quantum physics. He is very good at mental calculation.
Sigurd has gotten military training in first aid. As a proficient scientist he specializes in physics in which he got a bachelor's degree and wide general knowledge. Within physics he is specialized in astrophysics and cosmology. He has somewhat more than basic knowledge in chemistry and biology, too, but confronted with a problem in those areas he would rather ask someone more qualified or do some more research before acting on what might be sciolism. He is very qualified to do scientific analysis and research.
Sigurd keeps his body in good shape and although he is not especially strong, he is rather though and has a good stamina. He is a good swimmer and proficient in moving in zero-gravity.
Due to his personal interest Sigurd has a more than average knowledge of history as well as literature. As his mother is Nepleslian he also knows a lot about nepleslian culture, although he never experienced it himself.
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