Valkyrie

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Valkyrie is not only an Aristeia! star and a member of the Soldiers of Fortune team, she is also the spearhead of the assault and boarding team of the Foreign Company, the luxury mercenary group which only works for the rich and powerful.


Valkyrie [is] an unstoppable Nordic goddess who slices people open from top to bottom with her enormous axe.


VICTORY OR VALHALLA!

Blunt as a sledgehammer. Valkyrie charges to the Scoring Zone and seizes it. If Valkyrie has chosen you, there’s no place in the HexaDome where you can hide. She will find you, and she will beat you. Or worse, she will trap you and make you watch your team’s defeat.[1]


VALKYRIE | THE NORSE FURY

After leaving behind a life of thievery and pillage aboard a pirate vessel, Valkyrie has finally found her true calling inside the HexaDome. Whoever stands between her and the title of Bahadur she will gladly crush underfoot.

From her nom de guerre to her appearance—bulging muscles, long blond braids—to her weapon of choice, everything about Valkyrie suggests a shard of Norse mythology come to life under the thick permafrost of the planet Svalarheima. And she might very well be exactly that, given the gaps in our knowledge of her past, the truth of which lies buried under permafrost-thick layers of ‘access denied’ sigils.

This is what we do know: as a teenager, Mia Anderson obtained a brief measure of infamy as a crew member of the Defiler. Whatever she did before joining one of the most reviled pirate crews in recent memory, nobody knows—or rather no one’s telling. Despite her youth, Anderson’s imposing physique made her a key player in the Defiler’s boarding team. Her role boiled down to clearing a path through corridors and cargo bays, crushing any opposition in the way. Apparently, Anderson took to charging straight at enemy barricades armed with little more than a heavy axe and a war cry, and even the most steadfast defense fell like a house of cards before her warrior’s advance.

But, as they say, a pirate can either be famous or long-lived. The Defiler’s reputation for savagery and audacity eventually drew the attention of the Mayasphere. After making one too many headlines, the ship’s fate was sealed when the Foreign Company—the Human Sphere’s most media-friendly mercenary company—took on a bounty against it. The bounty had been co-financed by the Maya channel Oxyd, who owned the media rights to whatever story unfolded from the chase.

Hannibal—the strategic mastermind behind many of the Foreign Company’s successes—put together one of his visionary plans and lured the Defiler into the trap that would end its larcenous career. Once the trap was sprung, the mercenaries boarded the Defiler and, inch by hard-fought inch, wrestled control of the ship from its crew under the supervision of Hannibal and the gaze of Oxyd’s drone cameras. This was the world’s first chance to see Mia Anderson in action, fighting to repel an attack as vicious as the ones her crew had wrought. She was eventually captured, but not before she downed four of the Hannibal’s men.

The authorities looked leniently upon Mia’s case, and she was sent to a juvenile correctional facility. A few years later, when she was released from the system, a certain businessman named Hannibal was waiting for her with an offer: a position on his budding Aristeia! team, which he planned to staff with the societal refuse of the Human Sphere.

Since that day Valkyrie has proved herself against the likes of Maximus and Miyamoto Mushashi, and has become a front-runner for the title of Bahadur. Nobody seems likely to stop her now, for who could staunch the flow of an avalanche?

“There she goes! Hear her roar: ‘Victory or Valhalla!’”[2]


Her name is Mia Anderson and her biography could inspire the script for a Maya show. Few things we know about her past, the truth of which lies buried under permafrost-thick layers of ‘access denied’ sigils. As a teenager, Mia Anderson obtained a brief measure of infamy as a crew member of the Defiler. Whatever she did before joining one of the most reviled pirate crews in recent memory, nobody knows—or rather no one’s telling. Despite her youth, Anderson’s imposing physique made her a key player in the Defiler’s boarding team. Her role boiled down to clearing a path through corridors and cargo bays, crushing any opposition in the way. Apparently, Anderson took to charging straight at enemy barricades armed with little more than a heavy axe and a war cry, and even the most steadfast defense fell like a house of cards before her warrior’s advance.

Nowadays, the Defiler was captured during an operation lead by the mercenary strategist Hannibal. The authorities looked leniently upon Mia’s case, and she was sent to a juvenile correctional facility. A few years later, when she was released from the system, Hannibal offered her a place as bodyguard in her colorful company of merc aristos. Since then, Mia has shared her life as a HexaDome star with the lucrative secret ops that she carries out with Hannibal.[3]

Profile

N4

ISC: Valkyrie, Elite Bodyguard Character Warband
Fury: Non-Impetuous Training: Regular Back-Up: Cube
MOV CC BS PH WIP ARM BTS W/STR S
4-4 22 12 14 13 3 3 1 2
Skills and Equipment: Martial Arts L3, Berserk(+3), Courage, Dodge(+2"), Frenzy, Natural Born Warrior, Immunity(Total), No Wound Incapacitation
Loadout Special Skills Weapons and Equipment Melee Weapons Points SWC
1 Heavy Shotgun, Grenades Heavy Pistol, EXP CC Weapon 35 0
2 MULTI Rifle, Grenades Heavy Pistol, EXP CC Weapon 37 0

N3

Retired
ISC: Valkyrie Warband
Fury: Frenzy Training: Regular Back-Up: Cube
MOV CC BS PH WIP ARM BTS W/STR S
4-4 21 12 14 13 3 3 1 2
Skills and Equipment: Berserk, Total Immunity, Natural Born Warrior, Kinematika L2, V: No Wound Incapacitation
Name Skills and Equipment BS Weapons CC Weapons Points SWC
Shotgun Heavy Shotgun, Grenades Heavy Pistol, EXP CC Weapons 35 0
MULTI Rifle MULTI Rifle Grenades Heavy Pistol, EXP CC Weapons 39 0

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