Adil Mehmut lost everything in the war: his family, his friends, his home, even his hometown. All were lost along with the city of Fuyan during the Paradiso First Offensive. In what was his most vulnerable moment, the Imperial Service embraced him and gave him a new home, new friends, and a purpose in life: to defend Yu Jing and the rule of law. For someone like him, a member of the Uyghur ethnic group, a politically suspicious minority who have to struggle constantly to prove their loyalty to the StateEmpire, such a gesture was twice as precious and he would feel indebted for the rest of his life. So much so that he devoted himself body and soul to the Imperial Service, determined to follow in the footsteps of his father, an imperial agent who sacrificed himself to help his son and many others escape Morat fury.
It was not easy, far from it, because the Service is strict. There are tons of applicants and the tests are very hard. Moreover, Adil was at a disadvantage, since during Fuyan’s evacuation not only was his left arm injured, he was also among a number of people affected by a Shasvastii virus that causes the body to reject standard regenerative treatments. As a result, he suffers from a psychomotor disorder that affects his left arm and causes him great pain if he does not periodically inject himself with a special medication. This could have left him ineligible for higher offices in the Imperial Service, but Adil devoted himself to studying martial arts as a way of imposing his will upon his body. To this end, he trained with the masters of Bajiquang, also known as the “bodyguard style,” because it was the martial art practiced by the bodyguards of the last Chinese Emperor, in addition to Mao Zedong’s and those of other important members of the Chinese Communist Party. All those who seek a position near the Emperor of the StateEmpire must study with the masters of Bajiquang, who will not only test their bodies, their skills, and their will, but also their commitment to Yu Jing and to the Emperor. Without the approval of these masters, no prospective imperial agent can rise above a certain rank. The masters were impressed by Adil’s determination and by his zeal to become the best possible version of himself, regardless of having to sacrifice himself if necessary in order to protect his country.
Thanks to these masters’ endorsement, Adil was able to further his career within the Imperial Service, a career that initially seemed meteoric. After finishing his Law studies with a specialization in International Criminology, he started his field practice by joining a task force created to take down the White Smoke Brotherhood, a Triad that had overstepped the limits of what the Imperial Service considered tolerable and was becoming one of the major groups of Submondo on the planet Shentang. Adil played a decisive role in bringing this Triad down, both in analysis and planning and in field operations, where he showed that the Bajiquang masters had been correct in their assessment of him. Adil infiltrated the Brotherhood to obtain first-hand intelligence about their operations, and when his cover was blown he staged a spectacular escape across the rooftops of the red-lanterns district of the city of Wàn Hóu, killing four hitmen in the process.
After this operation, Adil got a promotion and was transferred to Human Edge, where he would join an anti-piracy unit stationed at the Hua Ling orbital station. There, he took part in an international operation to bring down a human-trafficking network that the Skinners of Korichar Bujir, a Yuan Yuan gang, had set up from a hidden base in the asteroid belt. Adil worked closely with a team of Hortlak Janissaries from the SB, the Soruşturma Bölümü, the Investigations Department of the Janissaries Corps. The Imperial Service considered that as a Muslim Uighur he would know how to deal with the Haqqislamite agents, which he did, thus facilitating a fully effective cooperation. Nevertheless, his greatest achievement was recruiting a particularly obese Yuan Yuan who provided valuable intel that led to a particularly brutal assault on these pirates’ asteroid base. This operation would result in the dismantling of the whole network run by Korichar Bujir and the total destruction of his vicious gang.
Once that mission was accomplished, Adil was assigned to a counterespionage unit based at the Hua Ling orbital station. There, he would deal both with other powers’ intelligence networks and with the web of industrial spies and corporate talent-snatchers that flourish in the system. His performance in this unit drew the attention of some high-ranking Party officials, leading to his transfer to the Special Division, whose operations are all subject to the Official Secrets Act and bear labels such as “Classified,” “Top Secret,” and others that could be summarized as “Reading this document without proper authorization is punishable by death.” For this reason, little is known about the true nature of his work for the Division, but there are some reports claiming that he works as the bodyguard and factotum of some Yu Jing ambassador, and that he played an important role in capturing the Japanese orbital stations in the Solar System during the so-called Japanese Uprising. Recently, Adil has been appointed as liaison officer to the White Banner Army, and he has joined this planetary force’s units in operations on Huangdi’s borders and in the defense of Helmheim on Concilium Prima. It’s believed that this new assignment may be the result of Svalarheima’s growing strategic value in political and economic spheres. Or it may just be an excuse to deploy a highly trained agent in O-12’s backyard. Whatever the case, Adil is in a position where the Imperial Service is going to expect the very best from him because they know that a man of such strong ideals will do anything for the StateEmpire and for the agency that gave his life meaning.
|ISC: Imperial Agent Adil Mehmut, Special Division||MI|
|Fury: Not-Impetuous||Training: Regular||Back-Up: Cube|
|Skills and Equipment: Martial Arts L2, Triangulated Fire, Courage, Dodge (+3), Number 2, Sensor, Stealth, No Wound Incapacitation|
|Name||Skills and Equipment||BS Weapons||CC Weapons||Points||SWC|
|Specialist Operative||Specialist Operative, Veteran L1||Breaker Combi Rifle, Nanopulser (+1B)||Pistol, Monofilament CC Weapon, PARA CC Weapon (-6)||32||0|
|Chain of Command||Chain of Command||Breaker Combi Rifle, Nanopulser (+1B)||Pistol, Monofilament CC Weapon, PARA CC Weapon (-6)||35||0|
Special Division (Medium Infantry profile)
Crane Rank Armor (Heavy Infantry profile)
Included in the Betrayal box set.
None at this time.
None at this time.