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Aurora Smith

Aliases: #REDIRECT [[Aurora Smith]]

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[[Aurora]] :: [[Ms. Smith]]

Aspects
High Concept: A merciless, devious, methodical business leader with a carefully constructed reputation as 'one of the good ones'.
Trouble: Sometimes a thumb on a scale escalates to a boot on a neck.
Aspects:
  • My diseased flesh loves the low-G prison that I hate.
  • My transhuman sympathies lie with the Cyborg Collective but I'm not affiliated with any sect.
  • I know all the players on the world stage.
Fate Points
Refresh: 5 Current Total 0
Approaches
Careful Clever Flashy Forceful Quick Sneaky
+5 +2 -1 +2 +1 +4
Sophant Characteristics
  • Augments are people who have altered themselves significantly from baseline for their species, or the specific alterations they have made to their bodies and minds. The most common augments are mechanical/cybernetic, neural, genetic, or chemical. Augments begin with 24R for approaches and abilities, 4R of normal Refresh, and 4L for their Unstable Augment limitation (28R/4L). They can take up to 44R/20L. This kind of min/max character is likely to be very fragile.
  • Unstable Augment: Every time you alter your aspects, abilities, or resilience, there is a chance that the change gets messed up. This is a 4 point limitation (uncommon, damaging) so the DC is /roll 4f +4. The player rolls against this using the approach of their choice. A failed roll adds the aspect, Unstable to one of the character's augments - not necessarily the new or changed one.
Stunts
Magic: Spells and Powers
Augmentation: Genetic and Cybernetic
  • Smart Dust Perfusion: With a sensor mote on almost all neutrons, this lace provides excellent sensitivity. This brain-computer interface (BCI) has very good resolution reading your brain, ans is snuggled up to your thoughts and feelings, interpreting them effortlessly. It's ability to influence your brain is limited, however. Lace-produced AR and VR objects lack detail, so emotions and other qualia feel like they are being imposed, not coming from within.
  • Vulnerable to concussions. Any physical stress that involves accelerating the head automatically causes a 2 Point Consequence called "Concussed: With each invocation of this consequence choose from one of the following effects: loss of concentration, disorientation, dizziness, nausea, confusion, sleepiness, or loss of coordination." (Gain 4R)
  • Once per session, +3 to any one IRL action. (Cost 3R)
  • +1 to [Approach] actions in VR and AR gestalts. This bonus applies to Attack, Defend, Overcome, and Create an Aspect rolls. (Cost 2R)
  • A/V/H Implanted AR Interface: +3 to [Approach] actions in VR and AR gestalts. This bonus applies to Attack, Defend, Overcome, and Create an Aspect rolls. The nerves going from eyes, ears, and spine into the brain are wrapped in induction coils that allow for a full sensory overlay except smell (and tastes are muted). These interfaces are shielded against ambient interference, but can be disrupted or hacked. This is a complex and expensive procedure with significant costs. (Cost 6R)
  • Magnetic Disruption: Vulnerable to strong (1T+) magnetic fields that disrupt or damage the lace. +1MS and +2PS from strong magnetic fields (treated as attacks). (Gain 3R)
  • Faraday Cage: A nanowire mesh is installed outside the skull to provide a faraday cage, isolating the brain from external electromagnetic noise.
  • Lace Firewall: Nobody gets through my firewalls.
  • Lace Intrusion Detection: I tend to notice attempts at unauthorized access to my lace.
  • Lace Hardened: All lace systems are hardened against attack.
Damage Resistance and Healing
Teams:
  • Boeing Laboratory for Advanced Espionage Development: Comprised of 3 carefully isolated teams: BLAED Core Research Team, BLAED Practial Use Team, and BLAED Integration Team. Careful: +3, Clever: +3, Quick: +3, Sneaky: +3. Size: 60+. Many Hands: +4. Refresh: 2.
Office Politics: Personality conflicts and power plays make decisions painfully slow - or terrifyingly fast.
Paper Weight: So much paper to push to cover my ass! When am I supposed to do the work?
Split Brain: Staying coordinated can be challenging.
Bureau-crazy: Buraucracy is an evil that prevents us from effective action.
  • BLAED Core Research Team: Basic research and foundational engineering that form the basis for the work of the other teams. These scientists are kids in the candy shop, with no idea or interest what their research is used for as long as the funding keeps coming. Clever: +4. Size: 20. Many Hands: +2. Refresh: 1.
Mad Scientists: Never stop to ask "What's the worst that could happen?"
Bad Reputation: Deserved or not, the team is well know for the sudden disappearance of research assistants who were never there in the first place shhhh!"
  • BLAED Practial Use Team: These people work to convert lab-level production processes into practical, cost effective processes. Very few of them have any sense of what the components they work on turn into. These Product Leads work under the direction of the BLAED Integration Team. Much of their work is fed out to normal Boeing product development and infrastructure improvement teams. The special stuff ends up with the Integrators alone. Clever: +5. Size: 40. Many Hands: +3. Refresh: 2.
Split Brain: Staying coordinated can be challenging.
Misaligned Objectives: The stated objectives and what the boss is really aiming for? Not the same at all.
Interdisciplinary Cross Communication: The team is so diverse that people often don't speak the same language, let alone have the same assumptions and world views.
  • BLAED Integration Team: With an overview of all the work done at BLAED and a mission to create tools for espionage and counterespionage, these mad scientists work closely with field agents and management to create tools to circumvent the defences of targets and protect Boeing from similar efforts from rivals. Clever: +4. Size: 20. Many Hands: +2. Refresh: 1.
Underfunded: They never have the money to do all our projects properly, so we have tough choices.
Activist Manager: Our boss tends to have 'ideas' that are flat out impossible.
Stuff
  • Body Double: The body you see is the most advanced prosthetic android in the system, controlled through my lace. My biological body is completely paralyzed, with no physical stress slots, but 4 Mental Stress slots. My body double has 2 slots. My 8 point consequence pool is shared among both.
  • -2 Forceful
  • +2 Careful
  • +3 Sneaky
  • 4MS
  • 2PS
  • 8 Consequence Pool.
  • Multimillionaire: Ready access to enough money that buying a plane to get somewhere is not an issue. Ready cash in the B1 range. You have enough money to buy your way out of many of life's issues. In many cases you don't need to make a purchase: your wealth works for you to open helpful doors and seal damaging portals. In other cases a 'donation' or strategic purchase can grease the wheels. (Cost 6R)
Stress: Mental Max 4 Stress: Physical Max 2
1 2 3 4 1 2
Consequences (Max 8)
2:
4:
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8:

Appearance

My body is amazing - an idealized version of my 20 year old self, constructed out of the most impressive prosthetics anywhere. My flesh body is twisted and frail, needing constant care to stay functional.

Backstory

CEO of Boeing Lunar Operations (BLO).

Aurora was born in Sacramento, California on June 11, 1985. Her parents were both technologists, and ended up working for most of the enormous tech startups during their explosive growth phases. She grew up in a strange world of fantastic wealth and middle class values.

She did well in school through meticulous preparation more than raw intelligence. Always driven to perform, she worked through the material quickly and efficiently, entering her final year of high school in September 2000. She was pretty and popular, but capable of ruthless social destuction if you crossed her.

She developed an interest in politics as a teen, and found she had a real knack for it - especially the parts that involved secrets.

In 2001, she left home to study Politics and Intenational Relations at University College in London, England. Her whole family - mom, dad, and her four younger sisters - went on a tour of the UK for all of August. They helped get her settled at school before heading back to the US on Labour Day.

In the winter of second year she fell in love. He was in the same class, but three years older. They lasted a year, where she caught him cheating. She kept a cold rage alive for another year, slowly accumulating information. Just before school started in 2003 she created a MySpace page with more than enough evidence to have her ex expelled from the university. The social assassination was never tied back to her.

At school she remained politically active, favouring the Conservatives. She worked in their headquarters for two years, learning a lot more about the realities of politics there than in school.

After graduating in 2004 she realized that she didn't want the scrutiny of public office, but she did want power. She got an MBA while working as an executive admin for Microsoft's European division. She knew she was too young to hold real power - but the role gave her insight into what she needed to be good at to rise in the ranks.

She was headhunted by Boeing in 2007. Just 23, she worked as the head EA for the COO, helping orchestrate the company's global operations. Three years later she had a department of her own. Seven years after that she was reporting directly to the COO again, not as an EA, but as an EVP with thousands of people in her group.

She noticed her health deteriorating in 2014. She was finally diagnosed with progressive muscular atrophy in 2015, just before her 30th birthday. The slow, wasting disease sapped her physical strength, but not her mental capacities. She continued to work, playing the political games of the giant corporation brilliantly.

In 2022 she conceived of the Biodome Project, and using her considerable political capital, she started a secret R&D team to figure out how to make it happen. BURF was born.

In 2024, using advanced drilling technology from the Boring Company, BURF broke ground in Sudbury, Ontario. The PAIL/VAIL facility was built at the same time as the Sudbury Biodome.

Her family were displaced in the Terror@Home attack. She was able to get them out of the US before the border really closed down. They settled in Sudbury to be near their ailing daughter, and to work on their latest big venture: a maglev launch assist system for a new class of suborbital aircraft.

When the Biodome project was finally made public in 2028, Aurora spent most of her time in a wheelchair. Even with the advanced medical treatments coming out of BURF, she was wasting away. When King Henry created the Duchess Luna and the Duchy of Luna, she was ready. In 2030 she took over as the CEO of Boeing Luna Operations.

She continues to have close business relationships and is friendly with many titans of business and politics the world over: Elon Musk, King Henry are just two examples.

Her decision to have a neural lace installed was interplanetary news in 2030. She meticulously documented the entire process in a 24/7 real-time stream. It made her a household name around the world, and cemented her reputation as a relentless champion of augmented human rights, along with better access to better prosthetics. Her remote-controlled body is a well known figure. On the moon, she is generally seen as dignified, charming, and dedicated to her work. The people who are close to her - willingly or not - get to see a more complete package.


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Personal Events

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2034-02-26 1530LT I just breathed human remains Earlier, Mycroft informed Syd that Brian and Phil were both missing for over an hour, but that he was not allowed to investigate their disappearance until they were off the network for three hours. That would be 1700LT. Syd asked Kevin to help figure out why the Vault was full of gr
2034-02-26 1200LT Momentous Meetings At Umbra At noon the Duchess and Ms. Smith had a secret meeting with unknown guests delivered directly from the port to Umbra's secret entrance. They met in the Vault. Dale was the interior guard. Although he did not hear any of the discussion, he was quite familiar with King Henry and [[Princess Vic
2034-02-26 0600LT In Which Enthusiastic Adherence to Contracts Is Discussed A wailing siren and ringing alarms shocked Dex from his bed. He leapt up with far too much force, smashing himself into the ceiling hard enough to leave him slightly stunned even if he'd been fully awake. He fell slowly in the low G. By the time he hit the edge of his bed he was awake enough to
2034-02-25 1500LT Rebecca has a concern Rebecca carefully concealed her anxiety and anger as she pedalled lightly down the broad, open-air cobbled road beside the Henry River. She was on her way to Syd’s bar, Umbra, from her bordello in the South side entertainment district, not far from her theatre complex. Riding in one



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