SOPHIE MAITLAND
a character by Amy Luther
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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?

STATS -
INT 6REF 8/6TECH 6COOL 8ATTR 6LUCK 8MA 4BOD 9/7EMP 7/4

Athletics +5
AV Tech +1
Awareness/Notice +6
Basic Tech +3
Brawling +5
Driving +2
Education & General Know +5
Electronics +2
Expert: Law Enforcement +4
First Aid +1
Gyro Tech +2
Handgun +4
Heavy Weapons +3
Human Perception +6
Interrogation +3
Leadership +4
Library Search +4
Melee +3
Pilot (Gyro) +5
Pilot (Vect. Thrust Vehicle) +3
Rifle +5
Spanish +2
Streetwise +4

Acute Vision -2, Nightmares +2, Glass Jaw +2

CYBERNETICS -

Neuralware Processor
Vehicle Link
Smartgun LInk
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.


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