Name: Shea Allanon
Bio: Shea grew up in a small village in the south of Iligesia. It was a simple life, he lived with his father, his mother and his two other siblings. Shea was the oldest and so from a very young age he was always expected to pull his weight around the house, Shea didn’t mind at all. He learnt that if he helped around the house he got to spend lots of time with his father, and his father always had the best stories. The happiest time of Shea’s life was the time he spent fishing, hunting and camping with his father. He taught him how to survive in the wilds, what to eat and what not to eat. By the age of 15 he was as good as any man in the village with a bow and was more than comfortable with the short swords that where common in the area.
Then the good times ended when Shea’s father died during a blight went through the villages of the valley. The blight lead to a famine and there was not a family that wasn’t affected. Shea did his best to fill in for his father, he hunted as much as he could to provide skins and meat for the family. However, Shea finally had to admit defeat and had to sign up with a mercenary group so that he could send the coin back to his family.
The years where hard but Shea was able to move quickly through the ranks of the company, his skill at hunting and tracking soon had him leading teams of scouts into the most hostile of territories. Finally Shea’s fame was compounded when the captain of the company bestowed the mystical sword of the company into his possession.
It was at this point when Shea’s real adventure began as he sought control of the powers that the sword awoke in him.
Personality: Shea is a young man in his prime; he enjoys the company of his friends and his family. Shea considers himself to be quite the ladies man and has a tendency to flirt outrageously with any women that crosses his path. He is often accused of being unreliable and a womanizer but Shea is proud of the fact that he has never let any of comrades down when they really needed his bow.
Weapons: Shea is never far from his trusty horn bow and quiver of arrows. As well as these he keep the sword at his hip and a company spear on his back. Shea tries to travel light as any unwanted equipment would only bog him down in difficult terrain.
Animal: Shea is always in the company of his Hawk, Chester.
Name: Byron Lansbury
Weight: 170lbs, 80kgs or 12st 8oz
Skin Tone: Dark Tanned complexion
Eye colour: Blue Eyes with flecks of gold
Hair: Jet Black hair and beard starting to go white at the edges
Psyche Report (Personality:
****Extract taken from medical report from Major Gerald Monroe ****
Date: January 16th 1938
Location: Bletchley Park, Buckinghamshire, England
Today concludes the final exams for candidates for operation “cuckoo”. We believe that we have found at least a few candidates that we can use in the operation, all details will be filed in my final report to the Minister of Defence. However I find that one candidate deserves a special mention in this initial report. Candidate 106, Byron Lansbury, has shown some exceptional and disturbing signs during this first round of tests.
106 has shown exceptional perception in all of the puzzle solving portions of the test, scoring first with not only the mathematic problems but solid puzzles as well. He managed to complete all of the tests in record time. The initial IQ test place him somewhere in the top 10% of candidates which does not necessarily sound exceptional but you should take into consideration the fact the majority of candidates came from last year’s Oxbridge graduates. He has proven competent with all of the standard military issue equipment we have given him and has a very good knowledge of military procedures and tactics. This was not unsurprising considering his former history in the British Army. 106 also proved to be incredibly athletic completing all physical segments of the tests with little to no effort given on his part.
All signs point to an excellent candidate for the operation, however several disturbing features have presented themselves during the physiological evaluations that we are conducting alongside the practical exams. 106 presents classic signs of multiple personalities as well as violent mood swings. It is believed that shell shock from his service in the Great War coupled with a higher than average IQ and highly analytical mind has created peculiarities to arise in his psyche. One such peculiarity is an apparent lack of conscience or moral compass.
For all of these conditions 106 is not overtly confrontational but is incredibly difficult to calm down and control once he has descended into one of his rages. This ‘short fuse’ is believed to be one of the reasons for his alcoholism and narcotic abuse, it is possible that 106 uses these substances to control his powerful emotions and conflicting personalities. This was explored by trying several new puzzles and test while 106 was under the affect of these substances, it was noted that despite a slight drop off in performance 106 was much more pliable and suggestible.
It is my opinion that 106 would be of greater use in Dr Surgess’s department.
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Skills: Include ALL skills.
Byron’s skills include the tracking of people and animals through any/all known environments and conditions. Bushcraft including a knowledge of a large amount of medical/poisonous/edible plant life and animals.
Byron is fluent in both German and French, this is not just book learning however, spending several years in both countries has helped Byron to developed an authentic accent and knowledge of the culture in both countries.
He has a cool and analytical mind and enjoys solving and creating mathematical problems, it has often been noted that his ability to ‘think outside of the box’ is his greatest strength and also his greatest weakness.
He is passable marksman being trained in the use of all standard issue
equipment including the Short Magazine Lee-Enfield Rifle MKI, Sten MKII and the Webley MKVI service revolver.
Byron’s real skill comes in his knowledge and mastery of Bartitsu, a martial art developed in Victorian London. Developed from Jujitsu, as well as including influences from boxing, fencing and savate. Bartitsu is designed as exploit weaknesses of the joints and to disturb the opponents equilibrium and the ability to use day-to-day objects in the self defence.
Main equipment: Knife and steel, compass, needle and several lengths of fishing wire and black thread, several cigars, hip flask of whiskey, small cube of opium, walking cane with a curved handle.
Main weapon: Lead filled walking stick with a curved handle, compact Webley with a box of .445 shells, length of piano wire and a small flick knife kept hidden about his person.
Hoping to add this letter, but for the most part would like this to come out in the rping.
Name: Andrew J. Minas
State Alchemist Name: The Nitrogenium Alchemist
Alchemic Specialty (if alchemist): Andrew's Alchemy revolves around the rapid compression and liquification of Nitrogen. As a compressed liquid nitrogen as a room temperature of around -200C and can cause frostbite instantly if touched. Andrew has a braclet on each wrist that he use to compress and control the nitrogen in its liquid form. Andrew braclets also allow him to make other Nitrogen based chemicals such as NoX.
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Weight: 215 lbs
Other: As an MP special investigator Andrew is trained with all of the major military weapons and hand to hand techniques. Andrew main skills is the driving of military vehicles.
Bio: Andrew grew up in the southern regions of Amestris. He was the second son of a wealthy farming family Andrew never wanted for anyting. However, despite his excellent upbringing and opportunites, Andrew was a problem child. As a young boy he would get into fights with his siblings and the local children of the farm hands and villagers. The problems only got worse as he grew up, he was a bully and he thought himself a ladies man. When several accusations were made against him that he was 'defiling' the local villages daughters his father made the decision to send him to the military academy in South City.
Being intelligent, resourcful and incredibly well connected Andrew found his time at the academy a breeze. He come out top in several of his classes and finished in the top 10 in his years group. It was at his time in the military academy that he developed his skills with alchemy. Alchemy was new to the military when Andrew started in the academy, the state certificate had only been in place for a few years. Andrew continued to train with alchemy and it was at this point that the higher up really started to take notice of Andrew. They molded and shaped him into the perfect soldier and he received his pocket watch and state title from King Bradley when he was only 24 years old.
It was the Ishbalan incident that changed Andrew. He had always know that they were being trained to be a 'human weapon' but it didn't really hit him until the extermination was already in full swing. The sights and sounds that he saw during those years on the front changed Andrew. He lost much of his carefree attitude and he began to care about life more than he had ever done at any other point in his life.
After Ishbalan came Mustang coup and the removal of Furher King Bradley. During this period Andrew was in charge of a battalion fighting on the borders with Aerugo, so he missed all of the action in Central City. During the rise of Furher Grumman Andrew was made XO of South Cities MP's, which is the post he is currently stationed at.
Reason for joining the state: Initially Andrew was against joining the military but life as an officer cadet and serving on the Ishbalan frontlines meant that is know a Hard-line militarist and firming on the Furher Armstrongs faction.