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Pilav "Bulldog" Auni

The Bulldog of the eighty forth mercenary fleet, captain of the strike carrier "Ashborne". Native born to Narita, recruited into the Mercenary fleet via Asylian Wolves subversive operations.

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

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The Kingdom of Asylia functions as an empire, though their people find the distinction to be very important. To an Asylian, an Empire is something to be hated and fought against, but a Kingdom is respectable. Noble Even.

Description

The Bulldog is a gruff man. He's clearly of Taiyou stock, but with a thicker body than most of his national origin. He's gray haired and heavy browed, with brown eyes that seem glazed over.

He was assigned to the Ashborne some fourteen odd years ago due to the previous captain being reassigned. His induction into the Asylian military force was part of the Asylian Wolves subversion operations in Taiyou space, which consisted of a combination propaganda and recruitment objective, to make use of the disjointed Taiyou empire and shogunates to recruit their citizens into a force that would result in the eventual destruction of the Empire itself.

Pilav's original name was cast off when he joined, though he kept his mothers name. His disillusionment with the taiyou is a result of losing both his mother and his sister to raids by a rival shogunate into what was supposed to be a peaceful farming colony. The Bulldog firmly believes that the Taiyou is a broken and honorless empire that must be stripped down and remade by the people. His tenure with the Asylian military has reinforced his beliefs, strengthening his commitment and convincing him that it would be better for all citizens of the Taiyou to replace the current imperial and shogunate system of rule for the stronger, meritocratic monarchy of Asylia.

Pilav has spent the past forty years working for the Asylian military, being closely tutored and instructed by the former captain of the Ashborne ever since he proved a strong willed and clever captain of his own squad. He has been trained and prepared for prolonged Asymmetrical warfare and is eager to prove himself to the Asylian leadership.

So begins...

Pilav "Bulldog" Auni's Story

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Into the bar walked a man of clear Taiyou descent, grey haired and dark eyed. The broad shoulders and thick body of the man contrasted sharply with the sort of person one typically expected to see come from the shogunates.

He walked with purpose to the bar and sat down, turned directly to the two dimensional figure at the bar and raised a heavy brow before saying. "Mimosa? Really?"

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"Ah. Well, they don't quite make them like they do in Sketchbook. Plus, Earthling bars ain't inclined to sell paint thinner cocktails, so I had to settle for the next best thing." The Colonel remarked, downing his Mimosa and ordering another one. "So, I heard you were here for the job I put out on Kriegslizt. I heard that's where you folk post mercenary job listings." He took a sip before continuing. "My people are in mortal danger, as are the rest of the stickfolk. 2 billion people, on the brink of the end. Half of em ain't even Continentals, but hell, we oughta let them live too."

He lays out a blueprint on the bar and points to the circular sciency thing. "This is what we'll use to summon the Portal to Sketchpad. I'm willing to pay 3 tons in diamonds immediately and 3 billion in Terran monies over a period of 10 years in exchange for your empire's help of transporting my folk to our new home, as well as helping finance and build it. After the ten years, we'll keep close ties. Hopefully. It ain't my decision, but I'll tell the Stickocrats down in Congress to keep you in mind. You in?"

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Pilav is silent for a few moments before saying "six tons in diamond. We have no use for Terran currency. three can be given immediatly, the rest as you acquire it. We have the means to transport and construct simple dwellings, we will not charge you for that. Defense we shall also provide, for a time."

Pilav studied the blueprint closely before taking out a small handheld device that looked like a shaving razer. He used this to scan the blueprint. "I've sent this to my metalurgists, they'll get started putting things together."

The Bulldog then looked at the colonel and tilted his head, staring unblinkingly with those ponderous eyes. "Now, where will this portal be made, and where will we be taking your people?

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Pilav blinks and shakes his head. "Not me personally no. But I've a crew that can be tasked to it. I'll have them sent to meet you."

The bulldog then gets up and walks directly out of the bar, saying nothing to anyone else. His business if finished.

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Character Portrait: Gabrielle LeBeau Character Portrait: Grey Wild Character Portrait: Morbick the Quiet Character Portrait: Akshasha Character Portrait: Lady Blackbird Character Portrait: Angeline Quintessa Character Portrait: Colonel Tr33cko Character Portrait: Pilav "Bulldog" Auni
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    by Remæus

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][OOC: I am so sorry, Sepokku!][

Gabby’s eyes narrowed angrily at the giggles, not sure what was going on with the other female. The hairs on the back of her neck were standing at end and she wished that things were not so difficult. Before she had a chance to process what was going on, she was suddenly spun out of the bathroom, the other female leading her back to the bar. Shaking her head, she knew that she wasn’t in danger, at least not yet and while she would speak to the woman in the bar, there would definitely be no leaving with her.

“No, I’m not really a music person. I mean, I like listening to it when running and working out, but I’ve never been talented musically.” Realizing they were heading over to the others that the female had been with earlier, Gabrielle started to pull away, before deciding to go with the flow, though she did note her previous questions were not answered. Frowning a bit at that thought, Gabby started to ask again before the next few words spoken by Akshasha nearly knocked her for a loop.

“…thanks for your condolences.” Shaking her head a little towards the bartender, she knew he would bring her another Mountain Dew, though the urge to start drinking the hard stuff was pretty strong. “It’s Gabrielle… not Renee.” She managed, immediately wishing her stupid older sister would show her mug around again. Falling silent, she leaned against the counter and tapped her fingers against the surface, listening to the others interacting with each other.

“What exactly are you offering anyways?” She questioned Akshasha softly, not wanting others to butt in or overhear them.

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Character Portrait: Gabrielle LeBeau Character Portrait: Grey Wild Character Portrait: Morbick the Quiet Character Portrait: Akshasha Character Portrait: Lady Blackbird Character Portrait: Angeline Quintessa Character Portrait: Colonel Tr33cko Character Portrait: Pilav "Bulldog" Auni
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The girl's apprehension was almost palpable in the air, she clearly was on edge, and so, as much as it behooved Akshasha, she was almost unwillingly to let slip the tiny scraps of information she was certain on loose. Though, the LeBeau girl seemed thoroughly interested, and that was enough for Akshasha.

"Oh...?" The vampire's index finger idly traced the rim of her newly replaced wine glass, creating a low C note as she did, a hum which resonated lightly throughout the bar. She feigned ignorance, knowing full well she had misidentified the mutant before her. "My apologies, you both look so much like your mother I couldn't see the difference." The girl continued to defensively try to gauge the situation, a thought which only slightly entertained the Drow.

"What... Am I, offering..?" The fermented grape juice hit the back of her only barely alive throat in a splash of decadence, the entire five or so ounces of alcohol hitting her mouth all at once, and washing down with a less than satisfying gulp. Nothing quite quenched her thirst like the life's blood of another anymore. The Dark Elf let the motion carry a shrug across her shoulders, "I'm not quite sure I guess. Am I offering anything? I thought I was asking that you offer more information about your, um... predicament."

The vampire played at taking another drink, noting that she was now out of liquor. "Humm... Some things in this world are so ephemeral, like stiff drinks... Barkeep?" She hesitated, uncertain of what to order at this point. A stiff whiskey? The good stuff, at least a decade old... Though, maybe it's become suspicious... Resolving herself, she asked "Just a coffee please, I fear all the poison's gone to my head ~" Honey coated her words, determined to win back the mutant's trust, she paid little attention to the others. Well, pretended to pay little attention, predators couldn't afford to tunnel vision. No not a predator such as herself.

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Character Portrait: Gabrielle LeBeau Character Portrait: Grey Wild Character Portrait: Morbick the Quiet Character Portrait: Akshasha Character Portrait: Lady Blackbird Character Portrait: Angeline Quintessa Character Portrait: Colonel Tr33cko Character Portrait: Pilav "Bulldog" Auni

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Gabrielle’s brow arched a little when told that she and her sister looked a lot like their mother. She felt that Renee looked more like her father than she did, but the more she thought about it, she supposed they both did look a lot like Tayrn. Shaking off her thoughts, hating how much she missed her father and deceased mother, Gabby quickly pushed them back into the cage they had been kept in and just rolled her shoulders in a slight shrug.

“It’s fine… I never paid attention, I guess.” Shrugging again, Gabby sipped on her can of Dew and just inhaled the different scents in the bar, completely used to them by now.

“Errr… I guess you said something about draining me of my issues and offered your services. I want to know what you meant by those two things before we start talking about any issues I have or my predicament…” Gabby was on edge yet again and finally waved for the bartender, the male knowing what to bring her. As he brought Akshasha some coffee, he also brought Gabby over a kamikaze shot before just setting a bottle of vodka on the table in front of her. He knew if Remy showed up at that moment or even Renee, his ass would be grass, but the likelihood of that happening was slim, so he wasn’t too worried about it. Leaving the two alone, he returned to his other duties.

“Thanks.” Taking the shot glass, she tossed the liquid back into her throat, swallowing it quickly before popping open the new bottle of vodka, starting to drink straight out of the bottle. Everything was getting too much and she wanted to wash away the memories as quickly as possible.

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Character Portrait: Gabrielle LeBeau Character Portrait: Grey Wild Character Portrait: Morbick the Quiet Character Portrait: Akshasha Character Portrait: Lady Blackbird Character Portrait: Angeline Quintessa Character Portrait: Colonel Tr33cko Character Portrait: Pilav "Bulldog" Auni

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#, as written by Sepokku
Akshasha couldn't help but smile, the girl was thoroughly rattled and reaching for the drink. It made her job all the easier, and her terrifying grin would've immediately given away her nature, had she not taken the extra precaution to mask her appearance with the Blush of Life. Despite that fact, the Dark Elf was still a terrifying visage, with her slightly too wide smile. The vampire managed to fight down her excitement, but just barely.

She quickly slurped down the coffee in a hurry, the caffeine having absolutely no effect on her. The Huntress had chosen her words carefully, taking aim at the mutant's insecurities, and trying her hardest to rile her up. Seemingly having accomplished that, the vampire took a moment to revel in her success. "Of course, of course. I've been awfully cryptic, haven't I? I honestly thought you were your sister, which is why I was apprehensive. Renee and I have a bit of history..." She dismissed the notion with a wave of her hand, as if trying to waft away a particularly offensive smell.

"You see, I'm a sort of um... Fixer. I fix problems. Currently I''m employed by the Prince of this city. Think of the Prince as the lead boss of the city's underground. It's a gender neutral term, the Prince could be female or male, it only changes if they're of a different faction, and hence not the Prince." Akshasha didn't particularly like this Prince, but he gave her enough leeway that she tolerated him. "All this means I have a few um, connections. These valuable connections help me fix problems. Like, mayhaps where your sister is?" Akshasha, wasn't lying, in fact she was more truthful in this statement than she'd been all night, it was just the way she said it that made her uncomfortable.

The setting changes from gambits-bar to Taiyou Shogunate Territories

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Character Portrait: Manik Chakor Character Portrait: Pilav "Bulldog" Auni

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Pilav grunted with effort as he and a handful of others worked to load cargo onto a ship found on a world in the Territories. Him and his brothers and sisters, bound not by blood but by shared belief and desire, worked together to achieve what would be impossible for one.

And he was their leader, not because he wore a crown or held a title, but because he had proven himself to be the most hard working and loyal to them all. Thus they had uplifted him, treated him as their leader not because he had wanted such, but because they had chosen to follow him.

Pilav though about this and more as he continued to work alongside those who had taken to following him, and as he thought about it he could not help but feel proud at his choices and actions. He had proven himself, and people followed him because of that, this was how it should be. This was why he had joined the Asylian Mercenary Fleet, because they had shown him that life in the Shogunate was wrong.

And as he thought that, he thought of his sister and his mother, and a tear came to his eye that would never fall. If only I had been stronger, he had thought at first. If only the shogun had protected us, he had thought second. If only those lousy so called rulers hadn't been so caught up in their self importance! He had finally concluded.

For what was the point of having power if you didn't use it to protect those who had given it to you? This was first among many arguments he had heard from the former Captain he had enlisted with. It was what had first drawn him in, and what had first brought him to understand, and eventually accept, the Asylian Philosophy.

A strange feeling, a cold touch on his spine that made his skin prickle, pulled him out of his reverie of thinking. he stood up straight and glared around, and therein saw the figure of a shadow sprite. He knew it for what it was, and gestured it with an open hand. It came forth and rested in his palm, before sinking into him. It's purpose complete, the magic that sustained it evaporated, and the message sank into his mind.

Begin Campaign.

Two simple, yet oh so ominous words. His eyes snapped open, he hadn't even realized they had closed, and he turned to his crew, who had been watching him. "It is time. We finish loading, then we begin." He said. They nodded silently, the only evidence of change being the speed and effort they put into finishing quickly.

Pilav looked to the sky, and gave a silent prayer of thanks. It was not to any gods, he had long since abandoned belief in such entities. Instead, he had put his faith in people, in the captain who had helped him find his strength, in a king he'd never met who had been so kind as to welcome someone no one else cared for, and in the people around him who trusted him to lead them. He prayed to each and every one of them, that they would find the strength to do what they knew was needed.

Shortly after, the last box was loaded, and the crew climbed aboard the cargo ship, which began to rise and lift off into the sky. Normally this ship would be bound for a freighter, to take the various materials and parts to a starship dock for the construction of Taiyou Navy ships. But instead of following that path, the ship fluttered into space, and vanished from all eyes, both mechanical and otherwise.

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Character Portrait: Hilja Character Portrait: Manik Chakor Character Portrait: Lysha Kashin Character Portrait: Hayao Suzuki Character Portrait: Sag Bobbet Character Portrait: Pilav "Bulldog" Auni

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An unusual looking ship shot into orbit above the planet, at first glance it matched the design parameters of a Galaxy Police cruiser, but it was bearing the markings of the Taiyou Empire's ISSP.



It didn't take long for the missing supplies to reach the attention of the local chapter of the Inter-Solar System Police, the National police force of the Taiyou Empire.

It was an isolated industrial world on the fringes of the Nagama shogunate, of little importance to the greater machinations of the Taiyou Empire, one shipment that was bound for some far flung shipyard. Detective Suzuki understood why the local Zaibatsu was understandably upset, with billions of Yen worth of materials, and equipment missing.

Suzuki maneuvered his ship through the guided space lanes using a special ISSP clearance, while quietly going over the initial report.

Bringing the ship towards the planet, he would start by questioning those involved at the local dock where the transport was last seen, and grow his investigation from there.