Cuervo Goldstein

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Background

Cuervo Goldstein was born as Yösef Goldstein in the Free City of Jerusalem, though he'd soon develop the nickname Cuervo due to his love of tequila and his habit of being gloomy and sinister.

The Free City is under the protection of O-12's Bureau Concilium. However, a group of young adults in The Free City believed that O-12's stewardship was unacceptable, and that Jerusalem needed to be an independent state. They were experts in Krav Maga (lit. "contact combat") the Israeli martial art developed for the Israeli Defense Force in 20th Century. Their number included Yonaton, a local who had a secret relationship with an Arab woman in Jerusalem who eventually bore him a son. Cuervo's crew wanted to spark a rebellion, and to fund their nascent revolution, they robbed a bank.

The bank robbery went extremely poorly. Cuervo escaped with five million Oceanas[1] in untraceable 'flashbills', but the casualties were terrible. All of Cuervo's comrades and a bank teller died in a violent running gun battle during the escape. Yonaton was fatally wounded, and, bleeding out in the streets of Jerusalem, he made Cuervo promise to take care of his girlfriend and child.

Two days later, the police arrested Cuervo - though they never found the money.

Goldstein spent twelve years in a Bureau Aegis prison, during which the other inmates constantly attempted to beat the location of his hidden stash out of him. Goldstein never cracked, though, and instead became increasingly good at close quarters combat. When he was finally released, he vanished instantly, assuming a new identity and using his skills in krav maga to become a professional in the Aristeia! underground circuit.

After two years of pit-fighting, Goldstein came face to face with Henning Luckhardt - one of the best trackers on Bureau Aegis. Luckhardt knew all about Yonaton, the oath, and the money. He also knew that Cuervo's desire for Jewish nationalism had faded. Rather than let Cuervo die in some Aristeia! underground brawl, he instead recruited Goldstein to Bureau Aegis.

The job guaranteed safety for Yonaton's girlfriend and son. Cuervo turned over a new leaf; he even returned the money (conveniently putting off all the remaining criminals interested in the fortune.) He'd pay a portion of his salary as reparations, and happily take on one of the most dangerous roles imaginable - Delta Unit, the elite thrill-seeking airborne wing of SWORDFOR.

Cuervo Goldstein advanced to "Basilisk Level," a high-responsibility rank, and used the dirty tricks he learned in the arena and the prison yard to instead protect the Human Sphere.

First Appearance

Infinity N4, Core Book (2020)

Lore Sources

Infinity N4, Core Book (2020), p. 226 Corvus Belli Store

Profile

N4

ISC: Cuervo Goldstein, Basilisk Level Delta Character Medium Infantry
Fury: Non-Impetuous Training: Regular Back-Up: Cube
MOV CC BS PH WIP ARM BTS W/STR S
4-4 23 13 13 13 3 0 1 2
Skills and Equipment: Parachutist, Combat Jump, Martial Arts L4, Courage, Immunity (Shock), Stealth, No Wound Incapacitation
Loadout Special Skills Weapons and Equipment Melee Weapons Points SWC
1 Boarding Shotgun, D-Charges Pistol, Monofilament CCW, DA CCW 43 0
2 Submachine Gun, Akrylat-Kanone, D-Charges Pistol, Monofilament CCW, DA CCW 39 0
3 Reinf. Boarding Shotgun, D-Charges Pistol, Monofilament CCW, DA CCW 34 0
4 Reinf. Submachine Gun, Akrylat-Kanone, D-Charges Pistol, Monofilament CCW, DA CCW 30 0

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N3

Retired
ISC: Cuervo Goldstein, Basilisk Level Delta Medium Infantry
Fury: Non-Impetuous Training: Regular Back-Up: Cube
MOV CC BS PH WIP ARM BTS W/STR S
4-4 23 13 13 13 3 0 1 2
Skills and Equipment: Peacekeeper, Martial Arts L4, AD: Combat Jump, Shock Immuity, V: No Wound Incapacitation
Name Skills and Equipment BS Weapons CC Weapons Points SWC
Boarding Shotgun Boarding Shotgun, D-Charges Pistol, Monofilament CCW, Knife 42 0
SMG Submachine Gun, Akrylat-Kanone, D-Charges Pistol, Monofilament CCW, Knife 39 0

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