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Jaxen Tauric

Live with honor or die with nothing.

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a character in “The Multiverse”, as played by FreePolity

Description

Name: Jaxen Tauric
Age: 30
Height: 6'0
Weight: 200 lbs
Occupation: Former Enforcer for the Ha'la'tha Crime Syndicate
Race: Tauron
Markings: Tauron flag tattoo on right shoulder, Coming of Age tattoo on left chest, Ha'la'tha Crime Syndicate Tattoo on left shoulder

Personality:
Happy go lucky with a bit of sarcastic nihilism thrown in. Jaxen is not afraid to speak truth to power or his friends when the situation warrants. Nor is he above bending the truth when necessary, but a complete lie is generally beyond him. Like many Taurons Jaxen believes that personal honor is the most important aspect of his life. He will not shy from declaring a blood debt on those that cross him or offend his sense of honor.

Equipment:
.45 caliber hand guns kept in shoulder holsters
.50 caliber sniper rifle that uses armor piercing or explosive shells
Cybernetic eye capable of long distance optical zoom and infrared/ultraviolet scanning

Backstory
Born in the Little Tauron district of Caprica City Jaxen was a delivery boy for his parents' restaurant from a young age. Around this time the Ha'la'tha Crime Syndicate had fallen into internal discord over whether to support Tauron in the intercontinental war. Some of the separatist sympathizers had taken to bombing government buildings as well as hangouts of the non-interventionists. During a delivery to one such hangout a bomb went off. Jaxen suffered severe injuries including third degree burns, broken ribs, and a broken eye socket. Jaxen's right eye was beyond repair.

Graystone Industries was having trouble maintaining positive public relations at the time due to a recent round of lay offs. They decided that the cybernetics program would help provide free cybernetic replacements for limbs and organs of civilians injured in the attacks. Jaxen was given a new cybernetic eye and Graystone Industries received the popular support of Little Tauron.

Despite his past as Jaxen grew older he found himself drawn to the Ha'la'thu Crime Syndicate because of the respect that its members received in the local community. Jaxen organized a small crew doing small cons and smash and grabs. Soon his actions were noticed by the syndicate and he was given an ultimatum. Join up and pay tribute or be hunted down. Jaxen was soon collecting protection money and hijacking local shipping trucks. When the Ha'la'tha Crime Syndicate learned about Jaxen's cybernetic eye they brought him a sniper rifle and made him an enforcer. Jaxen found that he was extremely deadly at a distance as he provided overwatch for crews on the ground and even committed a few low level hits.

In the blink of an eye that all changed. Tasked as overwatch for an enforcer crew that was supposed to scare a young independent crew into joining or leaving town Jaxen watched through his scope as the first enforcer walked up to a young teenage boy, pointed his gun at the boy's temple and pulled the trigger. Then another. As the enforcer moved towards the third boy a shot rang out. Jaxen was shocked to realize that it was his own rifle as the first enforcer slumped into a pile on top of his victims. Without thinking Jaxen trained his weapon on the second enforcer and hit him in the chest. Unfortunately the third enforcer was already down the alley and around the corner to safety. Jaxen's life was about to change forever.

So begins...

Jaxen Tauric's Story

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Character Portrait: Rei Harkov Character Portrait: Ean Falcor Character Portrait: Feidlimid Constans Character Portrait: Tiffany Amed'dali Character Portrait: Jaxen Tauric

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Tiffany Amed'dali Sits in the medbay, handing out prescriptions of anti acid tablets to the crew as they come in. As each individual comes in complaining of the same symptoms, she grows more and more agitated. "Damnit, next time the captain decides to use a bit of experimental technology to throw us halfway across the galaxy, the least he could do is give me a bit of warning so I can make this more efficient. Just wait right here, I'll have some more tablets in a moment, gotta get them from my office."

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Jaxen set down his bag and leaned his sniper rifle against the wall. It was certainly an impressive ship. He was lucky that an opportunity to board a ship had presented itself so quickly now that he had a bounty on his head. Hopefully by the time the Ha'la'tha Crime Syndicate was searching for him in earnest he would be well on his way out of the system. Jaxen gazed around the interior of the ship a moment longer, then picked up his bag and rifle. Time to introduce himself to the rest of the crew and put a few million miles between him and Caprica City. With his bag over one shoulder and rifle on the other Jaxen headed down the hallway towards what he hoped was the bridge.

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Character Portrait: Rei Harkov Character Portrait: Ean Falcor Character Portrait: Feidlimid Constans Character Portrait: Tiffany Amed'dali Character Portrait: Jaxen Tauric

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Captains Quarters

Ean stretched his arms before returning to task at his desk, in his office. It was set just outside the bridge, seperated from the crews quarters by a walkway, and the mess by a wall.

He smirked as he continued pouring over charts and intercepted information from various parties, as well as some documents he'd managed to snatch from the Aschen when nobody was looking. He'd have surely lost his head if they'd done a sweep and found what else he'd appropriated from them during the Starhawks all too brief stay.

Still, that's life, and life was best lived dangerously, he thought.

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Medical Bay

"Just hold still, this won't take but a moment." Tiffany said to Rei, going over the other woman with a scanner. "Because of how many different species we have on this ship, and how some of them look, but aren't, human, I've learned to keep a baseline on what "normal" means for every member of the crew. That way, when your hurt, i can use that baseline to determine exactly whats wrong with you."

The Doctor Jabbed at Rei's leg with a small, pointed instrument, producing a small electrical shock, which traversed the nervous system. Tiffany used her scanner to observe the reaction, to better map out Rei's body. "I get that it's annoying, and painful, but a little annoyance and irritation on your end saves me a whole lot of frustration, and may even save your life. So, as with everyone else, don't be a baby."

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Engineering

"Oi! Freddy! I found another gidget covered in grit and spatter, that makes fourty five now. Tell the Captain he owes us a drink for every one of em." Berri said, calling out to Feidlimid from where she was down in the ships left thruster's assembly.

"And no cheap stuff this time! I'm sick of him buying the cheap stuff!"

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Character Portrait: Rei Harkov Character Portrait: Ean Falcor Character Portrait: Feidlimid Constans Character Portrait: Tiffany Amed'dali Character Portrait: Jaxen Tauric

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Arriving in the bridge Jaxen frowned as he surveyed the room. No one was there. So much for introducing himself to the rest of the crew all at once. He turned and headed back out the way he had come. He thought he had heard some other people moving about the corridors as he had made his way here. Perhaps it would be best to find the crew's quarters and drop off his gear before he went searching for signs of life.

Making his way down the corridor Jaxen came upon what must be the various crew's quarters, lined up along one side of the corridor. A few were locked, Jaxen simply continued on until he found one that wasn't. He opened the door and peered inside. Pretty standard cabin for a ship this size, not too shabby. Jaxen walked over to the bunk, sat down and set down his bag and rifle. Probably best to start at the top, he had noticed what appeared to be the captain's quarters back near the bridge.

Back in the corridor outside the crew's quarters Jaxen walked towards the bridge. He came to a door on the opposite side of the corridor from the crew's quarters. He hit a small button near the door signalling to the inhabitant that someone outside sought to enter. Jaxen waited for a response.

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Character Portrait: Rei Harkov Character Portrait: Ean Falcor Character Portrait: Feidlimid Constans Character Portrait: Tiffany Amed'dali Character Portrait: Jaxen Tauric

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Rei couldn't even get a word in edgewise with the doctor running the med bay, she was definitely a force to be reckoned with. Anti-nausea medications or other things had been the furthest thing from her mind when she had shown up in the med bay. Rei had perhaps naively assumed that it would be one of those quick once overs that involved taking her temperature and blood pressure.

"Ow!" Rei yelped not expecting the shock. "... holy.. what is it with you people?!" Swearing vehemently under her breath, she was clearly not enjoying Tiffany's tender mercies as the ship's doctor. It hurt, but not nearly as much as other things had in the past.

"Painful is the understatement of the day Doctor." Rei deadpanned. Had she really been that desperate to get away from the Aschen that she'd sign up under a flag other than her own? For as long as she could remember, she'd done everything her way and on her own. "I get you want to be thorough, but I can assure you.. I don't have any neural augments or anything fancy like that. Baseline as they come."

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Captain's Quarters

"Come on in" The captain called out at the buzzer, shifting the documents into a side drawer before looking up to see Jaxen come in. He snaps his fingers a couple of times before he remembers the name "Uh.... Tauric... Right? Jaxen Tauric? Picked you up at Langara alongside Rei. How you settling in, son?"

Ean's gentle smile went right alongside his retro space cowboy look, completing the whole ensemble in a very pleasing way. He had his hat hung up on a hook set up behind his desk, alongside the harness for his under arm holsters and his long jacket.

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Medical Bay

Doctor Amed'dali just rolled her eyes at Rei. "Yeah, Tull tried that when he first joined up. Came to a world where some wack job scientist was experimenting with narcotics, created an airborn pathogen that messed up several glands in the brain. I go trying to fix up everybody after the jobs done, and wouldn't ya know it, Tull was having complications."

She pressed Rei flat against the bed before running up a diagnostic system. "Lay back and hold still, this won't take long." Was her advice, given to her patient as she started up the MRI. "Tull... The kid had a neural enhancement designed to counteract a natural genetic defect he had, that made it harder for him to think compared to your average person. He was ashamed of it, and so he hid it from everyone of us."

"Unfortunately, that Toxin had a bad interaction with the cybernetics. Ended up liquifying the electronic components, mixed with them, and became acidic. Tull's brain literally had a melt down, and there was nothing I could do because I was too busy trying to figure out why the solution I'd made for everyone else wasn't working with him."

She looked up narrow eyes at Rei. "Make no mistake, You may have just joined with this crew, and you may have experience with other less than legal organizations than us. But where as they may leave you for dead if you slow them down, the captain absolutely will not, and I share that commitment. So you might not appreciate the attention now, but I'm still going to give it, like a mother whose kids do not appreciate her until they lose her."

She pauses for a moment, her eyes looking down as a sorrowful expression fills her face right alongside the memories her words had stirred up so suddenly.

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Jaxen heard someone from inside the room say, "Come on in", so he strolled through the door and into the Captain's quarters. The Captain wondered how he was settling in.

"Well enough." Jaxen replied. "Just wanted to make the rounds and introduce myself to the crew. Figured I would start with the boss. Thanks for picking me up, I was in a bit of a pickle, what with the blood debt and bounty that I'm sure are hanging over my head by now. You showed up at just the right time. I owe you one. Ever have need of a watchful eye while planetside, I'm your man. Anyway just wanted to say thanks. Guess I'll be on my way and go see the rest of the crew. See you around boss." Jaxen said.

Jaxen turned towards the door. He thought he had heard some activity further down the hallway when he first arrived. Probably people in the mess or the medbay. The mess was right next to the captain's quarters so he poked his head in. Nobody. Jaxen made his way further down the corridor until he came upon a hatchway labelled "Medical Bay". Jaxen opened the door and walked in. It looked like someone was in the middle of an examination.

"So you must be the doc." Jaxen said eyeing Doctor Amed'dali who was busy working an MRI machine. "And that makes you...an engineer? Pilot? Muscle?" He said looking at Rei on the examining bed.

"I'm Jaxen Tauric. New member of the crew. Never been in space before but I imagine its a hell of a lot better than the hole in the head I would have earned back on Langara. Nice to meet you both."

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Character Portrait: Rei Harkov Character Portrait: Ean Falcor Character Portrait: Feidlimid Constans Character Portrait: Tiffany Amed'dali Character Portrait: Jaxen Tauric

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"Seriously, I don't!" Rei protested as she was pushed against the hard surface of the scanner. She chalked persistent and pushy up on her mental list of things she was learning, albeit reluctantly, about the good doctor. "Besides, anyone who willingly cracks open their damn skull for the loom is insane." She grumbled. Wetware, depending on who manufactured it, could often cause the problems the other had described. That had been the primary reason Rei had avoided it, the other reason was it often had the tendency to not work correctly or short out after a very short period of use; it gave her as good an excuse as any to avoid using it or dealing in it and that suited her just fine.

"Other.. crews? Less legal? Look Doc, I'm flattered you think that..." Rei started to say but quickly found that there was little way of getting out of whatever scans Tiffany had decided on. This was a very annoying start to what had already been a difficult trip to start with. Getting off Langara alone had been like every sim she'd ever run with Specter, and on brutal mode. It was times like this that she missed the processing power of the alpha level sim, and every little detail it fed into the link through her coms bracelet and ear piece.

Glancing over at Jaxen standing in the infirmary's doorway, she scowled. "Pilot, thank you very much." She snipped, though she was secretly grateful to have a distraction from whatever sorcery Falcor's pet doctor was trying to extract from the scanning bed.

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"So does the scowling pilot have a name?" Jaxen replied. "Or should I just call you pilot?" Jaxen wondered if he was pushing his luck a bit by going over the top with the sarcasm but he had introduced himself kindly enough. Perhaps it had something to do with the medical procedures she was currently undergoing. Then he noted her plasma pistol and decided that maybe he should start again.

"Sorry, I'm Jaxen, what's your name?" Jaxen said.

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Medical Bay

Doctor Amed'dali finished her scan of Rei, then patted the other woman on the shoulder. "Alright, your good to go now. I'll see you in the mess for the party." She said with a smile before gesturing at Jaxen. "Your next, c'mon."

She would reach over and take hold of Jaxen after Rei had vacated the seat, and begin administering to him the same procedure, taking blood samples, administering shocks, and all the other necessary scans to ensure she had a complete baseline for his health, to use as a reference for whenever he inevitably got hurt or sick.

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"Rei." She replied to Jaxon, not giving him many more details than that. Rei was the suspicious type, having spent the last year dodging Aschen imperial entanglements and escaping a holding cell deep in a Sky's Edge cenote, it was understandable. What little trust she had had previously was broken, and even though Ean and his crew had been good so far, she knew that she couldn't count on it.

Standing up from the seat, she then moved aside to let Jaxen have his turn. "Have fun being a pin cushion for the good Doctor here." She commented before shrugging on a well worn flight jacket and leaving. The dark material was scuffed and stained in a few places, with a few areas that had been hastily repaired with whatever was on hand at the time.

Rolling her eyes at Amed'dali's comment about the party, Rei wished she could figure out a way to avoid it. Parties tended to come with questions, and she wasn't sure she wanted to answer any of them. It was one thing to tell someone what you wanted them to call you, it was a whole different thing to given them your life story; which she was sure they wouldn't ask for. But Rei, the paranoia and anxiety at things getting worse than they had already been was real.

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"Will do." Jaxen replied as Rei left the room. "Take it easy on me Doc." Jaxen said to Doctor Amed'dali as he positioned himself in the exam seat. "I'm more fragile than I look. What's this about a party?" Jaxen asked. He wasn't normally a big fan of social gatherings but getting to know the crew that might very well hold his life in their hands seemed like a good idea. You usually couldn't tell what someone was made of just by sizing them up in a social setting but it was better than nothing. Hopefully this wasn't one of those out of the frying pan and into the fire situations.

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Character Portrait: Rei Harkov Character Portrait: Ean Falcor Character Portrait: Feidlimid Constans Character Portrait: Tiffany Amed'dali Character Portrait: Jaxen Tauric

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"Captain's idea. He thinks it helps people work together better if they've gotten drunk together. The rest of the crew agreed to it only because it gives them an excuse to get drunk on the Captains money rather than their own. For the most part it'll just be a quiet affair, the crew will have drinks in the galley, some folks will talk, mostly people will just drink and stand around." Amed'dali waves her hand impatiently

"And then afterwards I'll have to dole out hangover pills to make sure every one is able to function properly. Honestly, it's ridiculous. But you'll find that a lot of what the captain does doesn't make sense." She said, continuing her work and laying Jaxen flat to run the last few scans.

"Still though... Wouldn't trade him for anyone in this universe. He's gone farther than anyone for people so lost that everyone else had given up on them, so lost that they had given up on themselves. And each and every member of this crew he has saved from one thing or another, and he'll do it all over again." She snorts. "Franklin has straight up ordered his boys to shoot themselves in the head if they end up in a spot where they can't be rescued, because he knows that the captain will kill himself trying to save them."

She shakes her head as she finishes her work and lets Jaxen up. "The captain's a good man, one of the rare ones that you can trust to be there when you need him. I just wish he'd stop trying to save everyone, doesn't matter how good a man is, he can't save everyone."

She turns back to her desk and sets to work on more paperwork, her attitude dismissing Jaxen as effectively as a shove out the door.

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Character Portrait: Rei Harkov Character Portrait: Ean Falcor Character Portrait: Feidlimid Constans Character Portrait: Tiffany Amed'dali Character Portrait: Jaxen Tauric

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"Thanks Doc. I'll see ya later." Jaxen said as he rose from the exam seat and headed for the door. The Doctor's praise of the Captain soothed his concerns about his present situation quite a bit, but he still wanted to meet the rest of the crew and size them up. In the hallway Jaxen made his way for engineering. Upon arriving in engineering Jaxen noticed several crew members clambering about working on various things. He had no idea how the engines worked but he wanted to meet the person who was in charge of those who did. Jaxen approached one of the crew members, "Who is in charge here?" he asked.