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Tyche
Gallente
Gradient
Posted - 2004.03.28 16:44:00 - [1]
 

Looks like I posted this in the wrong place originally (Intergalactic Summit)

I sat down to write this... and just kept writing! Eventually I filled the bio box on the character sheet, but I still had a few more words to squeeze in. So here it is, most of Tyche's life to date. Comments, critiques, criticisms, and suggestions are welcome.

Tyche was born and raised on Caldari Prime. Her parents had fought in the Gallente-Caldari war and recieved land on Caldari prime through an obscure government program as part of their military retirement benefits. This gave her an interesting perspective- it's difficult to believe the offical propaganda when you're living in some family's house that didn't even have time to pack the silverware before fleeing to another planet as refugees. While she agrees with a democracy in theory, she finds her own government rather overbearing and arrogant. Rather than going into military as she was expected to, she found a scholarship and went off to the University of Caille. After an introductory class, she became facinated with physics and, specifically astrometrics, so she made that the focus of her degree only to find upon graduation that while interesting, it was perhaps the least marketable skill in the universe. Since it was obvious she couldn't get a job with any of the big corps, it was either strike out on her own or go back home and ask her parents for help. Well, Tyche had a stubborn streak and the next thing she knew she was in her very own fully insured Velator that she'd spent most (well, pretty much all) of her savings on. She was amazed- all the stories she'd heard about pilots from her friends who worked at the spaceport were true- they were insanely rich, able to make more than she had been making in a year by mining space ores for an hour. With 5 digits in her pocked after less than a day's work, she went to see about finding a job in mining. She found a spot in a relatively small but effective corporation called Galactic Manufacturing. What she had thought was good money before didn't come close to describing this windfall. Under the tutelage of Christopher Xen, she learned how to pilot an industrial ship and was making a 7 figure income per DAY! For Tyche, there was nothing like cutting through space and feeling the rush of speed as the afterburners kick in- she perfected her navigation and piloting skills and was soon making 600m/s in her old bestower while still getting almost 10k m^3 cargo (this was before all these fancy new firmware upgrades). Tyche worked hard at her new job, her fellow employees were friendly, it had excellent benefits and her employers were very generous- after a little over a month in their employ Tyche was awarded a Dominix class battleship. Unfortunately it didn't last. Eventually a schism developed between the mining director, Christopher Xen, and the CEO which resulted in the entire mining division walking out.

Christopher Xen cast our lot in with some friends of his called 'M3G4' ... Tyche was rather apolitical and didn't watch the news often so didn't know much about these folks besides that they had a lot of money and spent most of their time in deep 0.0 space. Eventually, she couldn't help but notice that her employers were one of the strongest pirate corporations in the galaxy and that she'd stumbled right into the middle of the Venal wars- that's when those courses on "creative ethics" at the university came in handy. She made all sorts of justifications like that with today's cloning technology nobody was actually getting killed, and if they couldn't afford to lose their ship, they shouldn't be leaving the protection of CONCORD in the first place. She kept this up for a while, but after the fall of M3G4 the region wasn't really that safe or profitable so she went off to find a 'legitimate' job. This took her to CFS and Phoenix Rising, Inc., a traditional Caldari RP corporation. Things went well- this was before the law requiring mandatory disclosure of past employment, but she was forthright about what she'd done and earned their trust and friendship doing contract missions and groupmines with them. This was a pleasant interlude that lasted about a month before some of her friends who had stayed out in 0.0 contacted her and told her about their new corpoations, Biomass Cartel and HUFF. The managment in PRI wasn't confortable with her maintaining connections with these pirates, so they gave her an ultimatum to stop supporting them or leave- so she left (or was tossed out on her ear as graciously as possible, depending on your point of view). Working with her old crew in HUFF was great- most of the folks who left GM with her were there now and it was 'interesting' being the supply and construction arm of one on the biggest outlaw alliances in EVE. The money as plentiful and there was a steady supply of high-end cargo expanders pillaged from incautious convoys that would make any indy pilot envious.

Tyche
Gallente
Gradient
Posted - 2004.03.28 16:45:00 - [2]
 

She stayed with Biomass and HUFF for several months and through several armed conflicts until they started to formally consolidate into The Forsaken Empire. This really wasn't to her taste, so she parted ways with them at this point and headed back into Empire space.

<br><br>Luckily, Tyche had been more discreet in her activities that some of her acquaintances in Forsaken Empire (If she did anything that was technically illegal, CONCORD doesn't know about it, and she's not telling) so getting into empire space wasn't a problem. Already fantastically rich by most standards, Tyche didn't really know what to do with herself apart from the day-to-day of mining and such in her old corporation, so she drifted for a while, catching up on her old interest in physics, and even beginning a research project in an obscure branch of quantum mechanics. About this time, she became increasingly aware of how calously many slaves were treated in the galaxy at large. She'd always known that some people kept slaves, but once she looked into some of the publicly available sources of information on the topic, and looked at some data sheets and reports that um... fell off the back of some indys in the Amarr system... (she never said she was *completely* reformed) she was apalled. She started spending some of her considerable resources to supporting anti-slavery causes- nothing overt at first, perhaps keeping her contacts supplied with Vitoc that she came across in some of her shadier business deals or aranging for the release of small groups of slaves by 'mislabeling' a few of the enteries in her transaction records (a few thousand isk can make quite a difference if presented to the right person at the right time). Eventually, her current employer, Kilhu Emmek of Gradient, saw one of her posts about seeking employment on a hypernet forum and offered to interview her for a job with the corporation dedicated to helping Minmatar peoples and turning a profit while doing so. Tyche soon makes several friends at Gradient and throws her weight behind their effort. Since joining Gradient, she has been spotted attacking Amarrian convoys, battling the Ammatar navy, and zipping around at obscene speeds in her collection of Minmatar frigates.

Vallorianna LaLune
Minmatar
Petals of Derketo
Posted - 2004.03.30 12:23:00 - [3]
 

Is incautious a word?

Tyche
Gallente
Gradient
Posted - 2004.03.31 22:09:00 - [4]
 

Quote:
Is incautious a word?


http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=incautious

adj 1: lacking in caution; "an incautious remark"; "incautious talk" [ant: cautious] 2: without out proper caution; "an incautious step sent her headlong down the stairs" 3: displaying or feeling no wariness; "an unguarded remark"; "spilled the beans in an incautious moment" [syn: unguarded]

Zaphod Robotnik
Imperial Shipment
Posted - 2004.04.01 19:02:00 - [5]
 

Very enjoyable story, although as was commented before in the IS, perhaps breaking up the paragraphs a bit more would help the readability.

The entire story is done in a IC vein, however you mention "Phoenix Rising, Inc., a traditional Caldari RP corporation" which referring to roleplay in this instance is very OOC. Perhaps change it to "loyalist corporation". :)


 

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