Strannik

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It is Kosmoflot's mission to defend the Helios System, over which it has full, internationally-recognized jurisdiction. And to patrol this huge area, and enforce the law where there is no other light than that of the most distant stars, it created the Strannik Outer Patrol. This system is so immense that guaranteeing a minimum of security is extremely challenging. To carry out its duty -with limited resources the Patrol was conceived as a permanently roving unit, hence its name: Strannik (Странник), meaning "Wanderer" in Russian. Patrolling the system alone in their armored skiffs, Strannik agents are highly skilled operatives who must be able to deal single-handedly with any situation and enemy they come across in the blackness of space. These men and women are the ones who respond to every emergency call, the ones who always step in when pirates and smugglers think they can roam free along the trade routes, or when corporate spacecraft are engaged in questionable operations on the outer edge of the Helios System.

When a couple of Strannik patrol craft destroyed an armed freighter of the Druze Society working as a privateer for the Magna Obra corporation, there were toasts and celebrations in all the pubs of Caledonia. Such is the hatred that people from that region feel for those heartless mercenaries since the Commercial Conflicts, and such is the admiration that the Patrol inspires.

Extreme rescues, impossible chases, audacious boardings: they have a long record of exploits that have earned them renown and madethem a favorite of Ariadnan press. And there is no one more celebrated than their leader, the young Captain "Alice" Selezneva, Who ha become the idol of countless Ariadnan boys and girls, and who kicked off her meteoric career by busting a gang of Yuan Yuan pirates in the Tereshkova asteroid belt. The Patrol is continuously making the headlines, and despite the huge size the Helios System, there are times when Stranniks seem to be everywhere. Ariadnan mass media love to portray them as fearless, daring, and resolute - even though their small patrol craft are all secondhand and at the end of their service life.

Out in the black, you can ignore Starmada - the Patrol is the law. Even solo, every Strannik has a small ship, a first aid kit, and plenty of ammo; all they need to enforce the law.

Although they may not conform to the requirements of the Tekhnologi Vstrecha, the Ariadnan Technology Council. But in the blackness out there, they make the rules, and anything that might give them an edge is welcome when they have to protect the innocent and kick the crap out of the usual rabble of crooks operating outside the law in the void of the Helios System.[1]


Sometimes the task of the Mekhaniks will be to prevent their ship from blowing up, and other times they’ll have to detonate things and open breaches so as to keep the momentum of a boarding operation, with the help of their Elektronik remotes. While the Strannik Outer Patrol must patrol and enforce the law where there is no other light than that of the most distant stars.[2]


Dawn is a frontier planet and the ethos of the Ariadnan army clearly mirrors this, but Kosmoflot must operate in space, the ultimate frontier, the vastest and most inhospitable setting these colonists have ever faced, and as problematic and coveted by foreign powers as the planet Dawn itself. It’s Kosmoflot’s mission to defend the Helios System, over which it has full, internationally-recognized jurisdiction. And to patrol this vast area and enforce the law where there is no other light than that of the most distant stars, it created the Strannik Outer Patrol. Howver this system is so immense that guaranteeing a minimum of security is extremely challenging. To carry out its duty—with limited resources—the Patrol was conceived as a permanently roving unit, hence its name: Strannik (Странник), meaning “Wanderer” in Russian. Patrolling the system alone in their armored skiffs, Strannik agents are highly skilled operatives who must be able to deal single-handedly with any situation and enemy they come across in the blackness of space. These men and women are the ones who respond to every emergency call, the ones who always step in when pirates and smugglers think they can roam free along the trade routes, or when corporate spacecraft are engaged in questionable operations on the outer edge of the Helios System. Blog

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N4

ISC: Strannik Outer Patrol Spec. Trained Troop Medium Infantry
Fury: Not Imeptuous Training: Regular Back-Up: No Cube
MOV CC BS PH WIP ARM BTS W/STR S
4-4 18 12 11 13 3 0 1 2
Skills and Equipment: Specialist Operative, Terrain(Zero-G)
Loadout Special Skills Weapons and Equipment Melee Weapons Points SWC
1 T2 Boarding Shotgun, Flash Pulse Pistol, CC Weapon 20 0
2 Submachine Gun, Flash Pulse, Adhesive Launcher(+1B) Pistol, CC Weapon 19 0
3 MediKit, Doctor Submachine Gun, Flash Pulse, Light Riotstopper Pistol, CC Weapon 19 0


Note: Introduced in N4. No profile in N3 or previous editions.

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