a character by Amy Luther
Only the free possess the disposition to be truthful.
Only the truthful have the interest to be just.
Only the just possess the willpower to be free.
- W.H. Auden
Lieutenant Sophie Maitland is a New Mexico State Police officer, ex-Airborne division, now commanding a run-down precinct in the ass end of nowhere. After an unfortunate incident involving a civilian plane which resulted in three deaths, she was grounded and transferred to Crossroads, NM, south of Las Cruces.
She's 30, a lanky, freckled redhead not quite cut out for the sun and dry heat. Usually seen in a dusty uniform with scuffed knee and elbow pads, worn leather boots, her NMSP jacket, the Python on her hip. She wears her hair up under a navy baseball cap with a NMSP badge on the front, and is rarely without sunglasses and a dab of zinc oxide on her nose.
Ever since the Dragoon incident, she's been heavily into the UFO scene. She doesn't talk about it, but a visit to her office will reveal a desk cluttered with trashy abduction novels and old newspaper clippings, and the walls are plastered with grainy photographs of alleged UFO sightings.
Wanna read a letter she wrote to her mother?
INT 6 REF 8/6 TECH 6 COOL 8 ATTR 6 LUCK 8 MA 4 BOD 9/7 EMP 7/4
AV Tech +1
Basic Tech +3
Education & General Know +5
Expert: Law Enforcement +4
First Aid +1
Gyro Tech +2
Heavy Weapons +3
Human Perception +6
Library Search +4
Pilot (Gyro) +5
Pilot (Vect. Thrust Vehicle) +3
Acute Vision -2, Nightmares +2, Glass Jaw +2
Kereznikov Boosterware +2
Muscle + Bone Lace
Interface Plugs (formerly meat left wrist, now in left cyberarm) Standard Cyberarm (Left, 25 SDP) w/Quick Change Mount and Reinforced Joints (+5 SDP).
She lost her arm in the course of the game and will be making payments on her new one in the amount of 623eb/mo for the next two years.
WHEN HARSH LANGUAGE JUST WON'T CUT IT -
Colt Python P 0 J C 2D6+3 6 1 VR
Nightstick MEL 0 N C 2D6+3 n/a n/a VR
Militech MK IV RIF +1 N C 6D6-1 35 30 VR (smartgunned, fraying cables wrapped around the stock)
BEING OF SOUND MIND AND BODY, I DO LEAVE MY WORLDLY POSSESSIONS . . .
- Jeans, boots, button-up shirts, and tank tops, all worn and weathered but in good repair. - New Mexico State Police issue uniform, inc. knee and elbow pads of SP 8 - NMSP issue jacket, navy, with chest and back plate inserts adding SP 14 protection - 3 speedloaders for Colt Python, plus 200 .357 rounds (in two boxes in the side drawer of her desk, 100 ball and 100 HP). - In a battered steel toolcase under her bunk, 200 rounds 6.65 ball (6 clips and 20 loose), along with a 5.56 barrel for the Militech MK IV with 100 rounds 5.56 ball (3 clips and 10 loose). - Beaded leather holster for Colt, sling for MK IV. - 1 roll striptape and a pair of plasticuffs. - A shoulder bag, with a giant industrial-strength maglite (which can double as a nightstick in a pinch), a pair of binoculars, a compass, a tool kit, a small welding torch, and a dog-eared copy of "Roswell: Are They Among Us?" - A pair of beat-up, duct-taped smartgoggles with thermo, lowlite, and anti-dazzle. - A three-quarters used tube of zinc oxide, and an empty tube of sunburn lotion.