It is hard to be an Atek in PanOceania. Especially if your parents are typical autonomous workers run down by the global economy. And even more so if you live in a remote village in the mountains of Albania, where the only place of interest is a satellite tracking base, full of military technicians. So, being fifteen years old, and with no possibility of a higher education, Valerya was told that her only profession would be a waitress, or prostitute, or both.
Valerya started out as a waitress. This allowed her to get to know the technicians from the base, and hopefully find a boyfriend to help her get out of the black hole of her life. Technicians love to talk about their job, so Valerya asked questions and listened, learning and improving her knowledge until she could learn no more. At that point, she gathered her equipment, which was part given to her and part stolen, and with her savings and a fistful of petabytes worth of military software stolen from her boyfriends, she moved out to Tirana. The trip from there to the Orbital Elevator of East Africa was very nice, thanks to the good work of the Druze corporations. An Orbital Elevator is the best place to find a job, especially for a young Hacker who can balance her inexperience with plenty of cyber-warfare gear. Five years in the Nomad Foreign Company provided her with the military instruction she lacked. And three years as part of a Haqqislamite corsair crew taught her where the real money lies. With her record and hard earned reputation, she could get by without resorting to any middlemen. That’s the reason she became a professional free-lance Hacker, jumping from one contract to another, without any responsibilities or ties. Meanwhile, her bank account has increased along with her prestige. It’s a long way from her Atek origins, but Valerya hasn’t banked on any false hopes. She knows perfectly well that the job is dangerous and that death is waiting for her at the end, so don’t expect a tariff reduction from her.
With her brilliant record and hard-earned reputation, she figured she could just cut out the middleman and go it alone. For a while now she has been pursuing her career as a solo battlefield hacker. No bonds, no ties, only a burgeoning bank account and growing notoriety within the Wardriver community. Valerya Gromoz has come a long way from her Atek origins, but she is laboring under no delusion. She knows full well the job is dangerous and you can only play the odds for so long before death comes to claim her dues. So don’t expect a friends’ discount.
It's a tough life for an Atek in PanOceania. Even more so if your parents are self-employed workers, trampled underfoot in the forward march of progress. And even worse if you happen to live in some remote little village up on the Albanian mountains where the only landmark of any interest to anyone is a satellite tracking station full of military scientists. You know it's a tough life when you are a fifteen-year-old named Valerya and they tell you your only career options are waitressing or prostitution--or both. So Valerya took up waitressing. That way she could chat up the station technicians who came by for a drink, and hopefully find a nice boyfriend to help her out of her dead-end life. Engineers love nothing more than talking about their job, and Valera paid attention, asked questions, filled in the gaps and slowly built her knowledge until she decided the local techs had nothing more to teach her. Then, she packed her gadgets-half of them gifts, the other half mail-ordered-, emptied her account and ran off to Tirana with a few petabytes' worth of military secrets thieved from her boyfriends over the years.
From Tirana, she made her way to the East African Space Elevator, a long trip for which she hired the services of the Druze Society. The vicinity of a Space Elevator is the best place to look for a job, particularly if you're a noob hacker with a pocket full of infowar software. She started out as a script kiddie, but a five-year stint in the Nomad Foreign Company gave her the military training she had been missing. Another three years in a Haqqislamite corsair crew taught her how to hustle in the real world.
With her brilliant record and hard-earned reputation, she figured she could just cut out the middleman and go it alone. For a while now she has been pursuing her career as a solo battlefield hacker. No bonds, no ties, only a burgeoning bank account and a growing notoriety within the Wardriver community. Valerya Gromoz has come a long way from her Atek origins, but she is laboring under no delusion, She knows full well the job is dangerous and you can only play the odds for so long before death comes to claim her dues. So don't expect a friend discount.
|ISC: Valerya Gromoz, Mercenary Hacker||Light Infantry|
|Fury: Non-Impetuous||Training: Regular||Back-Up: Cube|
|Skills and Equipment: Hacking Device: UPGRADE: Expel|
|Name||Skills and Equipment||BS Weapons||CC Weapons||Points||SWC|
|Hacker||Combi Rifle, Pitcher||Pistol, Knife||21||0.5|
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