Odalisque

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"According to their nature, Odalisques are fascinating creatures, in whose hands seduction becomes a lethal weapon. Spiritual heirs of Cleopatra, Scheherazade and Josephine, these women are capable of conquering a man at twenty feet without showing an inch of naked skin. Theirs is an intellectual talent, because the Art of Seduction’s power doesn’t depend solely on beauty, but requires real intelligence, since desire and passion start in the mind. 
For that reason my darlings, Odalisques are the most beautiful, but more importantly the most astute, women in the Human Sphere... In this business, a fast and cultivated mind is as necessary as a good pair of legs. However, artificial enhancements like reinforced sub-dermal tissue, or enhanced sensory perception allowing continuous monitoring of the environment, are also useful tools of the trade. In their role as security professionals and VIP escorts, Odalisques must always be one step ahead of enemy plans. They must foresee any possibility and be ready to deal with it as fast and as effectively as possible. Always aware, always keeping the situation under control, never losing composure, perfect in all ways at all times. An Odalisque is a celestial houri descended to earth, a deity above mere mortals. A presence as lovely as it is intimidating. An icon of beauty devoted to automatic weaponry. A precious courtesan who is a sword and a shield at the same time, with a smile able to melt the ice of glaciers. A smile which does not waver when she removes any threat with such grace, elegance and refinement that her enemies will die with her name on their lips and the dream of her kiss in their hearts."

Introductory speech to new female students. Derya Özçelik, Director of the Çember Odalisques Academy, Dar el Funduq, Bourak.[1][2]


The most effective bodyguards in the Human Sphere, Funduq's Çember Odalisques Academy turns pretty faces into ethereal beau- ties, gifted athletes into precise killers, and flirtatious personalities into master manipulators. Their composure, precision, and beauty are the envy of agents across the Human Sphere. Able to wield their bodies and minds as precise instruments to achieve their goals, everything about an Odalisque is painstakingly considered; even the title is designed to conjure the image of an exotic beauty gracefully reclining over a divan. Though possessing every courtly charm imaginable, there is nothing languid about them once they spring to action. Combining the grace of a dancer with the ferocity of a tiger, more than one would-be kidnapper has wound up at the mercy of an Odalisque they mistook for just another pretty face.[3]


The Qapu Khalqi’s remit is protection of Haqqislamite trade throughout the Human Sphere, of the Silk Route, and of powerful Haqqislamites wherever they might travel. No one handles this last task—personal protection—better than the Odalisques.

Haqqislamite high society is as concerned with appearance as anywhere else in the Human Sphere. The wealthy and powerful like to surround themselves with the bright and the beautiful—men and women with the skills to make their mas- ters look good. These people make up the modern Haqqislamite Neo-concubinage. Life around the powerful is frequently dangerous. Assassination attempts, burgla- ries, and hostage-taking are surprisingly common. Some of the Concubines saw a business opportunity, remaking themselves not only as pleasing companions and conversationalists, but also deadly bodyguards. It’s an attractive proposition— why fill your artfully-designed garden with thugs if you can instead fill it with charming men and women who also keep you safe?

These are the Odalisques. Highly trained in combat and entertainment, physically perfect, and discreet.


Equipment

Odalisque Augmentation: The final training step at Dar el Funduq’s Çember Odalisques Academy, this extensive augmentation renders the patient disarmingly beautiful in a way that transcends sexuality and gender. The delicate, comprehensive alterations the patient’s body requires are compatible with Silk Full-Body augmentations, but incompatible with cybernetics or biografts.

It is available to outsiders at inflated prices, although without training in the disarming arts of seduction that make odalisques so invaluable to Haqqislamite elites, successful integration requires a profound mastery of both mind and body.[4]

Profile

N4

ISC: Odalisques Light Infantry
Fury: Non-Impetuous Training: Regular Back-Up: Cube
MOV CC BS PH WIP ARM BTS W/STR S
4-4 18 12 10 14 2 0 1 2
Skills and Equipment: CC Attack (-9), Courage, Fireteam: Haris, Immunity (Shock), No Wound Incapacitation
Name Skills and Equipment BS Weapons CC Weapons Points SWC
Rifle Sixth Sense Rifle, Light Shotgun MULTI Pistol, PARA CC Weapon 23 0
Boarding Shotgun Sixth Sense Boarding Shotgun MULTI Pistol, PARA CC Weapon 24 0
Spitfire Sixth Sense Spitfire, Nanopulser MULTI Pistol, PARA CC Weapon 30 0
SMG Sixth Sense Submachine Gun, Contender, Nanopulser MULTI Pistol, PARA CC Weapon 23 0
Flash Pulse Sixth Sense Submachine Gun, Nanopulser, Flash Pulse (+1B) MULTI Pistol, PARA CC Weapon 22 0
Rifle Visor 360 Visor Rifle, Light Shotgun MULTI Pistol, PARA CC Weapon 23 0
Boarding Shotgun Visor 360 Visor Boarding Shotgun MULTI Pistol, PARA CC Weapon 24 0
Spitfire Visor 360 Visor Spitfire, Nanopulser MULTI Pistol, PARA CC Weapon 30 0
SMG Visor 360 Visor Submachine Gun, Contender, Nanopulser MULTI Pistol, PARA CC Weapon 23 0
Flash Pulse Visor 360 Visor Submachine Gun, Nanopulser, Flash Pulse (+1B) MULTI Pistol, PARA CC Weapon 22 0


N3

Retired
ISC: Odalisques Light Infantry
Fury: Non-Impetuous Training: Regular Back-Up: Cube
MOV CC BS PH WIP ARM BTS W/STR S
4-4 15 12 10 14 2 0 1 2
Skills and Equipment: Sixth Sense L2 / 360° Visor, V: No Wound Incapacitation, I-Kohl L3
Name Skills and Equipment BS Weapons CC Weapons Points SWC
Rifle Nanopulser, Rifle, Light Shotgun Knife, Pistol 24 0
Haris Fireteam: Haris Nanopulser, Rifle, Light Shotgun Knife, Pistol 25 0.5
SMG Nanopulser, Submachine Gun, Contender Knife, Pistol 22 0
Boarding Shotgun Nanopulser, Boarding Shotgun Knife, Pistol 23 0
Spitfire Nanopulser, Spitfire Knife, Pistol 30 1

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