Laxmee

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Background

MAYA HAS ITS OWN SPIRITS, AND I AM THEIR LAIBON.

People come in two flavors: those who use Maya, and those who understand it. Laxmee doesn’t just read Maya, she converses with it. She has that intuition. She can influence her teammates, or her enemies, with subtleness and discretion. Her programs are those little weights that end up tipping the balance in her favor.[1]


LAXMEE | THE UNPREDICTABLE MAASAI HACKER

The infohacker Laxmee conjures up programs like a Maasai laibon calls down the rains.

The Maasai were a tribe of proud warriors and hunters, but they were driven out of their native Africa and resettled aboard the Nomad mothership Corregidor. As a young girl of Maasai descent, Laxmee seemed doomed to feed the cycle of criminality plaguing Corregidorian youth, especially once she enrolled in one of the gangs vying for control over the more impoverished fringe sectors of the ship. One momentous day, her gang hit a supply barge moored on their turf and found a shipping container full of military equipment. When it came time to divvy up the swag, Laxmee ignored firearms and ammunition as soon as a particular piece of gear caught her eye: an honest-to-goodness infowar hacking device. But, by gang rules, everyone who wanted that piece would have to fight for it. Laxmee never backed down—she was too true to her Maasai heritage for that—and one by one the other contenders bit the dust, earning her the prize.

But the gang leaders didn’t realize the army would never forfeit that kind of materiel, and within hours they were in the custody of the military police. Laxmee had no illusions about her bosses’ ability to withstand a Corregidor-style ‘debriefing’, so she resolved to abscond with her toy rather than wait for the other shoe to drop. She stowed away on a random freighter and thus begun her journey across space stations and caravanserai the Sphere over, always carrying her hacking device, always a fugitive of the law.

Laxmee took to programming very soon, and her abilities grew as she met other underground hackers on her travels and constructed a network of contacts. Maya, the interplanetary data network, became her only true home. Soon, breaking encryptions and stealing secured data became routine. Using counterfeit qualifications, she was able to quit dock work and get herself a cozier job as IT at a recreational cruiser, which left her plenty of free time to moonlight as an information broker. Her new job also gained her access to multitude of high-value targets such as megacorp executives and travelers with suspiciously high-security comlogs. After getting the data, Laxmee only had to sit on it for a prudent amount of time before hawking it in the black market. It was a solid, profitable system, but the sensation of impunity was too heady for Laxmee, and she became overambitious.

One night in particular, she broke into a portable data vault owned by an eccentric-looking businessman. It was a clean job, quick and traceless, but then again all her jobs were clean. Only when she opened the decoy data did she realize her mistake, but before she could react the door came crashing down. A gigantic blonde marched into her cabin and pinned her against the bulkhead. The bogus businessman sauntered in after his associate, smiling appreciatively.

“Outstanding job, kid. My name’s Hannibal, as you might have deduced,” he said, nodding toward the screen. “I’ve been looking for someone with your kind of talent. I’m gonna make you an offer you can’t refuse.”

“Maya has its own spirits, and I am their laibon.”[2]

Quotes

"My advice? Keep your distance from the Dokkaebi. But if you run into them... 'Good luck, have fun.' I hope you survive, but don't be surprised if you get pwned."
-Laxmee in private-access virtual room for mercenary hackers.

Trivia

Laxmee is wearing a Druze outfit with minimal changes aside from the color.

Profile

N4

ISC: Laxmee, Hacker Of Fortune Character Light Infantry
Fury: Not Imeptuous Training: Regular Back-Up: Cube
MOV CC BS PH WIP ARM BTS W/STR S
4-4 18 11 10 14 2 6 1 2
Skills and Equipment: Hacking Device Plus(UPGRADE: Fairy Dust), Mimetism(-3), Minelayer
Loadout Special Skills Weapons and Equipment Melee Weapons Points SWC
1 Hacker Submachine Gun, Pitcher, Cybermines, D-Charges Pistol, CC Weapon 24 0.5

Infinity the Game

Aristeia the Game

Dossier

Current Miniatures

Infinity the Game

Unboxed
Originally submitted by Cervantes3773


Aristeia the Game

Alternate Skins

Laibon Shaman

The source of inspiration for the Laxmee Laibon Shaman miniature comes from her strong African background. Moreover, we decided that Laxmee's powers work just like those of a Masai shaman.

For Jesús Fuster, Aristeia! coordinator and developer, this “was a logical step: the link between Laxmee and the shamanistic tradition was quite obvious. This was something we absolutely wanted to do! Although we kept the most characteristic features of the character, such as her hair, we have worked to make her Maasai heritage more prominent than ever.”[3]

Unboxed
Originally submitted by Cervantes3773

Limited Edition

None at this time.

Out of Print Miniatures

None at this time.

References