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|Aliases:||#REDIRECT [[Aurora Smith]]
|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.|
|Magic: Spells and Powers|
|Augmentation: Genetic and Cybernetic|
|Damage Resistance and Healing|
|Stress: Mental||Max 4||Stress: Physical||Max 2|
|Consequences (Max 6)|
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.
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.
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.
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.
My personal nursing staff is a team of three twelve year old clones. Their collective name is 'Oswin Darwin' but they call their bodies Dar, Ozzy and Win. Aurora considers them to be a collection of spare parts or potentially vessels for a brain transplant.
|2034-03-04 0800LT After Action Debrief||King Henry's avatar was remarkably clear and responsive. He sat at the head of the large table, working through a traditional English breakfast while chatting quietly with the Duchess and the Queen, who sat to either side. The room was filled with many quiet conversations. Some small groups disc|
|2034-03-03 1900LT A Private Dinner||Following the events of the day, the surviving Grenadier Guards, RPOs, and Boeing civilian staff had dinner with the Duchess. When the tone of the evening turned gloomy, Dex stepped in to shift the mood. Speaking with one soldier, he pitched his words to be heard, and gradually drew|
|2034-03-02 1300LT Plan Of Attack||The day is spent planning the attack on Yutu and the Jade Rabbit Warren. Mission objectives are:
1. Destroy the Warren's Spaceport so they can not launch an attack on Luna Alpha.
2. Destroy as many Clone Drone Warriors as possible.3. Gather resources to build a NC Thul army.
|2034-03-02 0400LT Political Leverage||Kevin dealt with Ms. Smith’s attempt to put him at a disadvantage.
With significant assistance from Dex and Syd, Kevin was able to slip past the leverage Ms. Smith was trying to hold over him. It took a lot of effort, though, and neither was happy about helping the big man.After all that, he wen
|2034-03-01 1200LT Scary-Man Homecoming||Most of the day was spent figuring out how the mission went so well.
Note - Kevin was not talking to the real leader.
Dex negotiates a real job.
|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|