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Reterec Smithy

A soldier with a troubled past and a need to travel far.

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a character in “Nebula's Dawn: F.S.S. Salient”, as played by Mr. Baneling Squishy

Description

Name: Reterec Smithy

Age: 24

Gender: Male

Rank: Corporal

Appearance: Image

Essentially like that, he weighs about 210 lbs., and is about 5'11

Personality

He is loyal to the man who had his back, unless he was given a good reason not to. He doesn't talk much about his life before the military, and it will take a few drinks and some prying to get anything out of him about it. He didn't even put his history, at least anything detailed, in his dossier. He clearly wanted to cut all ties with his past. And sometime during this, he gained medical skills.

Equipment

Standard Marine Uniform and Armor.

Raider Plasma Assault Rifle, Standard Issue

Striker Pistol, Standard Issue

Pocket Knife, Personal item, approved for use and handling.

Some Medical Equipment

An assortment of other personal items as well, including a lucky coin.

History

He is not very forthcoming about anything from his past. However, based on Police Reports, Complaints filed, and the little he did write, they knew he was born about 24 years ago, and that he has a younger brother named Kallen, and an even younger sister named Luna. Apparently, they were repeatedly beaten on by their father. Reterec began to learn medical skills as he treated everyone's wounds, being the older brother. The beatings only started after their father started drinking, which was after their mother died, which was during the birth of Luna.

Meanwhile, both of his younger siblings were bullied, so he started playing a more protective roll. He protected his siblings. Eventually, their dad got worse, and Reterec defended them from him. The Police were called by the neighbors, and they arrested the father. The Brother was old enough to care for them until his brother was old enough to take care of himself and his sister, so he left to join the Military to make money and to give his siblings the space they needed from him, so they could learn to take care of themselves.

Now, there were DEFINITELY better ways he could have done this. He could have called the police much sooner, and not have endured so much torment. Joining the Army to give them space maybe wasn't the best idea, but he believes it has helped make him a better person. And it has led him here, to this ship. Along the way, he found a coin that after he found, he was promoted to the rank Corporal and given the assignment on the ship, which he thinks is much better then his previous posting.

So begins...

Reterec Smithy's Story

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Characters Present

Character Portrait: Adriana Stark Character Portrait: Eli Colter Character Portrait: Atomsk Dunaway Character Portrait: Max Character Portrait: Reterec Smithy Character Portrait: Thaddeus Jackson Character Portrait: Jon Dunaway Character Portrait: Garrison "Blacksmith" Carter
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A.I. Max:

Max "awoke", analyzing his location. He found out where he was located. A cargo hold, minor, emergency supplies mostly. Max first quietly made a loop of the systems, and set it to send the loop so that they would not detect him. He began setting up his own firewalls and such. He couldn't help but be afraid, he didn't know where he was or why he was there. Or how. He began searching the databanks, steering clear of anything that required special access, learning whatever he didn't know already.

Max then started analyzing himself. Looking for why he was there, where he was from, who got him there. Nothing, no leads. Then again, the chance any leads would be found were minimal. However, he then began cross analyzing himself with terms, bringing up the term "Anomaly Intelligence", a rare type of A.I. The similarities between himself and the description fit. It then assessed its situation after learning where it was.

Max wasn't sure how long he had been researching, exploring, looking. He was being careful not to alert anyone, especially any other A.I. on the ship. He couldn't be 100% sure he perfectly hid his actions, but since no one had busted down the door yet, he must be doing something right.......

Corporal Reterec Smithy:

Smithy was listening, but had remained silent for now. He was in the barracks, but leaning against a wall in the back. Its not like he was being disrespectful, not at all. He just wasn't a show off. At least, he tried not to be, but occasionally he would get competitive with his squad and/or partner. Nothing like a bit of rivalry to keep you on your toes. He simply looked back down momentarily, thinking about his brother and sister.

He then listened to the question asked. He thought to himself "If we are lucky, just some pirates playing Bad Boys. If we are unlucky, the insurgents are making their main bases far from civilization to make hits on them very hard to carry out....". He had a personal distaste for the insurgents, all their goals and the actions they took seemed hypocritical to him. They just didn't make sense.

Smithy then watched and listened, listening to see if there is anything else that was important to help.......

The setting changes from F.S.S. Salient to The Milky Way Universe

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Adriana Stark Character Portrait: Eli Colter Character Portrait: Atomsk Dunaway Character Portrait: Reterec Smithy Character Portrait: Thaddeus Jackson Character Portrait: Jon Dunaway Character Portrait: Garrison "Blacksmith" Carter
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Reterec Smithy:

Reterec and been in the back, listening quiestly this wholetime. However, he then finally asked a question "Do we know how many corpses we are going to make?", in a slightly humorish, but no less serious tone. While he might have added a bit of marine humor to it, it was a good question, because knowing the amount of expected enemies, even if it is an estimation or a generic number such as fourties or fifties, the more you know, the better.

Reterec then added "And do we know if they will have any heavy armor? This may be Deep Space, but it doesn't mean they might not have a tank or something to back them up". Reterec might only be a Corporal, but he wasn't an idiot. Something that supported this was the fact he would rather not die from enemy tank fire because they didn't know about it.

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Character Portrait: Adriana Stark Character Portrait: Eli Colter Character Portrait: Atomsk Dunaway Character Portrait: Reterec Smithy Character Portrait: Thaddeus Jackson Character Portrait: Jon Dunaway Character Portrait: Garrison "Blacksmith" Carter
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Carter was now angered, flustered and stepped back among the common soldiers. A scowl on his face, he had spoke up for the soldiers in this room, he had perfectly legitimate concern and now he was being punished for it. Typical chain of command bull.... He wasn't done though, he was already preparing a nice little speech but he was going to wait until after this little meeting was adjourned to bring it up. He looked back at Adriana for a second and scowled wider, she clearly had undermined him and she was nothing but a Corporal where was the justice there, he wondered. Then the Commander clearly challenged him. Though that was normal. Though the chain of command worked both ways, leaders were there to keep followers in check, but followers kept their leaders in check and he thought this had gone way to far.

He simply nodded. "Yes Sir... Will we be discussing further detail of my punishment after this?" The now disgraced and angered Sergeant Major asked in more curt, restrained, but completely unapologetic tone. Letting the look of anger slide cleanly from his face. Either way he would ask the Commander to talk after, and one way or another would redeem himself. That was just his way. And the Commander had made this incredibly personal by calling him selfish. Aside from that, part of him liked Commander Dunaway for his authoritative manner in settling the dispute. A man after his own heart, was the saying that fit. But that made it all the more important he spoke his mind when he could.

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Character Portrait: Adriana Stark Character Portrait: Eli Colter Character Portrait: Atomsk Dunaway Character Portrait: Reterec Smithy Character Portrait: Thaddeus Jackson Character Portrait: Jon Dunaway Character Portrait: Garrison "Blacksmith" Carter
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The Barracks had become a furnace thanks in part to the concerns of several marines. Carter’s anger had slipped from his face and the Sergeant Major remained composed after the harsh beat down received by the Commander. Several Marines flinched at Atomsk’s burst, while others were shocked and gaping at Carter. It was here that Eli decided to intervene on the beleaguered Sergeant Major’s behalf.

“Sir, before we dismiss for lunch, and let Captain Dunaway and Staff Sergeant Jackson meet with the Admiral. I just wanted to say that Sergeant Major Carter here only spoke up on behalf of his fellow soldiers, as he said. We can’t assume that he’s read up on your previous combat record. Carter had his reasons to be skeptical,” he looked at Carter whose scowl was aimed directly at the Commander. Carter was obviously irked by the whipping he had received in front of his fellow marines.

“May I suggest a proposition though? If Sergeant Major Carter here can redeem himself, will you reinstate his position as a squad leader?” At least he tried, Eli thought, he’d be lucky if the Commander was willing to let this go and give Carter a chance at redemption. Many of his previous squad members knew that Eli was the kind of person who stuck up for fellow marines if he felt that they had been wronged in some way.

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Character Portrait: Adriana Stark Character Portrait: Eli Colter Character Portrait: Atomsk Dunaway Character Portrait: Reterec Smithy Character Portrait: Thaddeus Jackson Character Portrait: Jon Dunaway Character Portrait: Garrison "Blacksmith" Carter
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Jon
" I agree with Colter sir, we have have acted a little rashly here but on all counts Sergeant Major Carter was making valid points of concern. If it'd alley his concerns I'll gladly work him for the duration of the journey or until he is satisfied with myself and Staff Sergeant Jackson, whichever comes first." Jon wasn't going to let another Marine take a hit for him, or let people say he hid behind his brother in a pinch.

"Besides sir, I've seen Carter's record and I must say it's interesting; more than twenty years of service and he hasn't stepped on anyone's toes, hasn't been astounding but you must admit to be in the service for twenty years without making enemies is a feat. I'm betting that if we trained to to black ops book his results would outstrip just about anyone here, Carter's tip-toeing and I wanna see him strut." Jon wasn't offering any flattery or trying to make friends, and his brother would know that, here Jon's being straight business.

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Characters Present

Character Portrait: Adriana Stark Character Portrait: Eli Colter Character Portrait: Atomsk Dunaway Character Portrait: Reterec Smithy Character Portrait: Thaddeus Jackson Character Portrait: Jon Dunaway Character Portrait: Garrison "Blacksmith" Carter
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Carter stared as both Captains spoke up. What they both said was true, though the part of Captain Dunaway's speech about strutting and not tip-toeing almost made him grin but which he refrained from. With his arms behind his back he remained perfectly still, no anger or emotions in general where on his face or within his eyes. Slight flickers of fear and impatience made him twitch or move every now and then as he awaited the Commander's judgement after the two Captain's had both spoken up on his behalf. He remained perfectly silent and still, refusing to show any relief or large signs of fear. Stone cold has he had been taught to be in this type of situation, he had seen CO's turn the way a insubordinate soldier felt into ammunition against them. He refused to let that happen here.

Your one lucky fellow... He heard his mind tell him so much to his distaste, but he guessed he was lucky considering that he took that line of actions and wasn't thrown from that meeting and straight into the ship's brig.

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Character Portrait: Adriana Stark Character Portrait: Eli Colter Character Portrait: Atomsk Dunaway Character Portrait: Reterec Smithy Character Portrait: Thaddeus Jackson Character Portrait: Jon Dunaway Character Portrait: Garrison "Blacksmith" Carter
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"Do we know how many corpses we are going to make?" A corporal in the rear of the ranks blurted before them. Attention shifted from Carter's earlier insubordination to the corporal.

Reterec Smithy, early twenties, and from what Eli could tell, a soon-to-be wise-cracker in the field. Most rookies were like that, making jokes was their way of coping with the everyday reality that they or one of their comrades may soon vanish off the face of the universe. That was the life for most marines, and each chose different ways to deal with loss or escape reality. Some smoked, some drank, others gambled, others joked, it was all the same, and it was all very human. For their forefathers who were put in the fray had dealt with reality in these same manners.

"No, we don't know how many corpses we're going to make. As they always said in boot camp, keep your eyes peeled and stay frosty," Eli grinned, as chuckles came forth from the Marines. At least the tension had shifted if it hadn't died down yet.

Then a call streamed through the speakers, it was the admiral.

"Commander Dunaway, and Lieutenant Commander Chen, report to my quarters in thirty minutes."

Eli looked over to Atomsk who masked his face with a scowl, he was still aggravated due to Sergeant Major Carter.

"Sir, I suppose we can dismiss for lunch now? I'm standing here, and I can hear several of their stomachs growling beneath their thick layer of armor," Eli turned to the rest of the soldiers.

"Captain Dunaway, Staff Sergeant Jackson, and you need to meet with Admiral Weston. It'd be best if you didn't keep the man waiting."

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Character Portrait: Peter "Ray" Davidson Character Portrait: Adriana Stark Character Portrait: Eli Colter Character Portrait: Atomsk Dunaway Character Portrait: Reterec Smithy Character Portrait: Thaddeus Jackson Character Portrait: Jon Dunaway Character Portrait: Garrison "Blacksmith" Carter
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Commander Dunaway had given word for Marines to suit up and prepare for boarding action; he carefully laid down way points for security teams to patrol in the event that more pirates loomed on the horizon and were planning on boarding the Salient. At the same time, he prepared two strike teams to enter the two hostile frigates and neutralize any on board presence, either through capture or termination.

The first team would be led by his younger brother, Captain Dunaway, with Staff Sergeant Jackson, Corporal Reterec Smithy, Corporal Frank Grahams, and Private Quinn O’Neil. They would enter the first frigate that had been crippled since the onset of the battle due to the efforts of Tartarus Group.

The second team would be led by Eli, including Sergeant Major Carter, Corporal Adriana Stark, Lance Corporal Shane Weifert, and Private First Class Gary Reynolds. They were to board the second frigate that was disabled as a result of the Salient’s railgun blasts.

Once the teams were on board the vessels, hostiles were neutralized, they would gather any data still remaining, untouched by the destruction wrought forth by the Federation battlecruiser, and slip out of the ships. Considering the holes blown apart by the Salient, the marines would have to don spaceborne operation suits, equipped with oxygen tanks. Travel would be by gunship, but in the case of the two special operatives, they’d have to provide their own transport.

Eli and his squad reached the hangar and spotted the nearest gunship, being attended by her pilot. Peter “Ray” Davidson was inscribed on his tag as he turned to greet the team.

“Hmm, so is this going to be everyone sir? Seems like most of the room on my Swing class shall be used for naught,” Ray said cheerfully as he went into the cockpit and activated the egress hatches which flipped upward. The marines by now had equipped themselves with contained suits that were pressure sealed to prevent vacuum infiltration. As Eli stepped inside, he noted the large space, enough to carry maybe two more six man teams. The rest of the crew boarded after their squad leader and quickly took seats.

“Seems like it,” Eli checked the cartridge in his rifle while the tactical display inside his helmet began re-calibrating the auto-targeting systems.

“So, where are we headed for today?”

“Take us to that frigate Davidson,” Eli stepped into the cockpit and pointed his fore finger at the damaged frigate that rested amongst the two Altamus freighters. The three ships floated listlessly, being carried by the current of the vacuum if there was such a thing.

“Roger wilco, but ‘eh you can call me Ray instead sir,” the pilot said as he pressed his palm against a touch screen thereby closing the egress hatches, and linking him to the ship's systems. He donned his helmet after the egress hatches were sealed.

“I’ll have you there in two shakes,” the gunship began to lift vertically, being propelled by two ion thrusters. Once it reached a sufficient height, the thrusters turned a full 90 degrees, pointing to the rear. Then Ray activated the engines and the ship pushed forth and skimmed through the particle field in the hangar that blocked out vacuum.

“Ladies and gentlemen, this is Captain Ray speaking, we’ll be facing a little turbulence due to the bandits, so you might want to buckle” Ray said this as he dodged a Federation fighter being pursued by a marauder.

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Character Portrait: T.A.U Character Portrait: Atomsk Dunaway Character Portrait: Max Character Portrait: Reterec Smithy
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Max:

Max was looking throughout all the files he either downloaded or could access. But he could tell there was trouble. He began thinking.

He started looking through the ship design, analyzing separate sections. He had nothing to do. He hated that. He didn't like doing nothing.

He then asked TAU "So, exactly where are we going. And whats going on?


Reterec:

Reterec was okay with the answer, and went back to watching and cleaning his weapons, but soon, action broke out. He went with the first team to the first frigate, assisting where he could. He then also noted "I wonder why they attacked us. They were obviously outmatched. Maybe they were just too stupid to realize it or something...."

(Sorry if its short, I have no clue what to type ATM. Stupid Writers Block >.>. Il try and get more in next post...)

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Character Portrait: Reterec Smithy Character Portrait: Thaddeus Jackson Character Portrait: Jon Dunaway
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Jon set to work, "Alright Alpha team on me," he called as they went to the ship for transport to the frigate that ADAM disabled. "We don't know what's on than ship or if there's any air so suit up and get ready for action. I'll be front line, and see just how much punishment the Brass's toy armor can take; Corporal Smithy back me up if I'm getting shot- you're getting kills, Private O'Neil and Corporal Graham I want in back line but if either of you got a role you're better at let me know and we can change the game plan to optimize the team. Thadeus, I know your built in sensors are way stronger than mine so be our eyes and ears and pick them off when you can."

While he was fine with working like this he'd much rather the men spoke up so they could orient to everyone's strengths. If there was anything Jon didn't like it was a team at less than full, he turned into the armory before they hit the hangers, "Suit up and grab everything you need here and now, won't do us any good to belly ache after we get there. He himself grabbed a standard assault rifle, side arm and a belt of stun grenades, didn't want to destroy the ship interior. "Our primary objective is simple: get there sweep the damn ship, kill any hostiles and take whatever kind of communication equipment, star charts or whatever the hell the damned AI wanted, someone grab a remote link so he can plug into that frigate and save us some trouble."

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Thaddeus was listening to the plan Jon was giving before their battle started. He looked around to see the faces of other marines. Unsurprisingly enough some look like they were about to piss their pants, others just looked nervous. Jon was going to be the meat shield, obviously, so that Smithy and the others could shoot freely. When he heard his responsibility he nodded in reply. It was true. During a fight like this there was going to be chaos everywhere and he was best used to try to clear some of the confusion away. "Suit up and grab everything you need here and now, won't do us any good to belly ache after we get there." Zat's for sure. Thaddeus thought to himself as he looked over the weaponry.

There were so many weapons that Thaddeus felt almost overwhelmed. The first thing he picked up was a sniper rifle, the best weapon a scout could hope for. He managed to scrounge around to find a silencer for it too. Next he went around to grab two grenades, some extra ammo for the sniper rifle, and a tact knife. He was glad he had his Luger with him. It had helped him fathers before him cause it was still a damn good gun. "Ghost are you up for es?" Thaddeus asked his AI within his helmet, external communicators still off. "Yes sir. Preparing the auto-lock sequence, cloaking, and Death Walk as well." Ghost replied in return. Thaddeus looked at his gun with sheer curiosity. He wondered how Ghost would pick up the targets or if the pirates would see through his cloaking. Probably not with the fight that they were about to go into but there are always those rare times.

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Character Portrait: T.A.U Character Portrait: Max Character Portrait: Reterec Smithy Character Portrait: Thaddeus Jackson Character Portrait: Jon Dunaway
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Max:

He noted what TAU said, and then noted "You know, we should probably run ship cameras for the storage room. Someone might have on purposely uploaded me into the ship.....wait. How did I go unnoticed. There might be some sort of Computer Drive in there. But, since I was connected to the ship, it would also have to be wired to the ship. Like a sort of "Shadow Drive": A computer Drive hidden from the network. This combined with my dormancy until far after we are in space......this screams trap the more I think about it....".

Max then noted "And how many pirates were there? If there was very little, they should have run away. Makes no sense otherwise, considering the armor and weapons of the ship...."

Reterec Smithy:

Raider Plasma Assault Rifle, Standard Issue. Reterec picked it up, and then noted "You know, they might have areas of their hull that were weakened by the fight. We should watch our fire if we have to shoot, because we might punch a hole in the ship. Not to mention any explosives in the ship they stole. Or any fuel, or engines, or power sources. Just saying, it would be a good thing to note. I would rather not get blown up and sucked into space, just saying what I prefer you know...."

Reterec then thought to himself "Still doesn't make sense why they didn't run....". He made sure he had all his gear, and then noted "I'm set".

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(Sorry. Busy day working, and I fell asleep Mid writing post somehow xD)

Reterec:

Reterec launched the escape ship, and was headed back ot the Salient. THough, really the pilot was doing it. ANd it was actually a Boarding ship. BUt thats besides the point. He went towards the Salient, and the pilot broadcasted them message they were coming aboard to A.D.A.M..

Max:

Max quickly dispersed himself and re-emrged form the attack. He then sent a ton of spammail at every consol before anything started blowing up, and then began going back to the Salient. However, with all of the A.I. FIghting, he found it difficult. HOwever, he found another ship he could use to help bridge to the Salient. A Boarding ship.

Reterec:

The Pilot then got an alert. "We have some sort of Data Stream comming through the system. ITs froadcasting a message to us....it says "friends"? That's odd.... Reterec then said "We can straiten it out at the Salient, just get us on board...."

And the ship approached the bay, preparing to land.

Max:

ANd Max was back in the ship as well. "So, TAU, any idea what to do now?"