Good morning everyone! I mentioned a while back that I might step off from writing about Morats for a while to try my hand at writing for Nomads. And I did have some good ideas for it, so here we are. This is centered aroung a group of Riot Grrls and taking a page from @Danger Rose I decided to start with a description of each main character to help people get a feel of who they are. These are my Riots, the Main Six: The Main Six The Main Six are a Riot Grrl squad composed of a group of unlikely friends brought together when Tabitha ‘Twilight’ Tejano got involved on a protracted firefight in an Ariadnan bar. Originally, miss Tejano was doing security detail for a Bakunin relief force in the USAriadna borders during the Dawn conflict when a stray comment about the Beauvoir module’s inhabitants and their brainpower provoked a half hour long filibuster from the young woman. Said filibuster turned into outright hostilities with the local rough riders before Twilight could finish her demonstration of superior intellect by dissecting every Desperado in the room and their freudian motivations. During the ensuing shootout, Twilight got helped by Rhona “RD” Dmitry and Felicity “Pinkie” Ventura, who joined the fight just because they saw someone in full Riot Grrl armor getting shot at by several drunk cowboys. Later on they were further bolstered by Cintia “Jewel” Goldstein when a stray shot tore through her makeup mirror and enraged the young woman into violently obliterating whatever was left of bar by then. The four women did not pay for the damages they caused, but volunteered to help the locals against an Antipode invasion later on. They were tasked with reinforcing a local farming community where they rescued the sole survivor from one of the ravaged farms, one miss Jackeline “Jack” Applebuck, who asked to join them after witnessing their particular brand of reckless heroism. The fight against the Antipodes later that night took a severe toll on the five women team, and if not by the intervention of the meek yet extremely competent Daktaris doctor Jane “Butterfly” Tiembo they would have been overrun. Miss Tiembo was nearly press ganged into joining the team by a combination of RD’s sexual advances and Twilight’s rhetoric. Thus fully formed and christened ‘The Main Six’ by RD’s very small modesty, the group returned to the Beauvoir Module on Bakunin where their rowdy, brutal yet effective fighting style gained popularity with the command posts due to their high success rate despite the equally high collateral damage rate. These high numbers attracted the attention of a particularly unorthodox Taskmaster Officer, miss Eleanor “Celeste” Vega, who managed to browbeat the rowdy ladies into working for the Jurisdictional Command under her and her sister’s tutelage. The Main Six Tabitha ‘Twilight’ Tejano “Okay, girls, let’s try and do this by the book this time.” Age: 28 Birthplace: Beauvoir Module, Bakunin Eye Color: Purple Hair Color: Purple with a pink streak down the middle Height: 1,68m (5,6ft) Weight: 58kg (128lbs) Favored Weapon: Boarding Shotgun Twilight is the De Facto leader of the group, no matter how much RD will yammer about the contrary. One of the few ladies in the Beauvoir Module to take their mission 100% seriously, miss Tejano is a staunch feminist, historian and scholar, preferring to spend her time studying and writing long, complex manifestos on the follies of man than taking to the field inside a powered suit. That being said, she is still just as capable as any of her friends, and when push comes to shove, she can be relied on to be the closest to the enemy, where she can properly fill them with molten lead. Twilight often is accompanied by her custom tinbot, affably nicknamed ‘Spike’, who acts as a buffer against hacking attempts on the team and as a storage unit for Twilight’s thousands of files on pretty much anything. Smart, reliable and consistent, the young woman is the first one in, last one out in any operation the Main Six take part in. Rhona “RD” Dmitry “Hey babe, you doing something later tonight?” Age: 25 Birthplace: Vaudeville Module, Bakunin Eye Color: Green Hair Color: Red, Yellow, Blue and Green streaks Height: 1,78m (5,10ft) Weight: 72 kg (158,7lbs) Favored Weapon: MULTI-Rifle Rhona is a badass. Or at least that is what she will say if one asks her about her exploits. It should be clear that of all the Main Six she has the highest number of confirmed kills and takedowns, including of enemy Tactical Armored Gear and Heavy Infantry units. RD is a bona fide troublemaker and rabble rouser, always looking for the next face to put her fist through. Of her close knit group of friends, she was the first to don the Riot Grrl suit despite being younger than most of them. However, she has an ego larger than her track record, and fancies herself a ladies’ woman despite evidence on the contrary. RD is the most likely to get into a fight, for any reason or no reason at all, and her constant and more often than not unwanted sexual advances on other ladies have led her into incarceration so frequently that she’s on first name basis with half the Moderator corps. RD is still staunchly loyal to her friends and won’t hesitate in taking a bullet for them, or more likely putting several more bullets into the enemies shooting at them. Felicity “Pinkie” Ventura “Owkay! Let’s paaaarrrrttyyyyy!” Age: 26 Birthplace: Vaudeville Module, Bakunin Eye Color: Pink Hair Color: Bubblegum Pink Height: 1,62m (5,4ft) Weight: 56kg (123,5 lbs) Favored Weapon: Spitfire It has been said that miss Ventura is insane and employing her as a Riot Grrl is a war crime. It has been said that her Spitfire light machinegun has a modified 500 rounds drum, and yet she still goes through several of those over the course of any operation. It has been said that her manic disposition and absolute disregard for enemy fire or cover comes from reality bending powers. It has been said that her armor is not pink, that’s just dried blood on the white suit. Some of the above sentences are actually true. Pinkie has been friends with RD for as long as the two can remember, as the bubbly lady is one of the few people who can stand RD’s overly dramatic and boastful behavior. As crazy, loud and obnoxious as she can appear, Pinkie is a competent fighter, excellent support gunner and is amazing at baking homemade pastries. Her cheerful disposition and love for making people happy has proven to be a great asset both in and out of the battlefield. Cintia “Jewel” Goldstein “Knives to a gun fight? How uncivilized.” Age: 31 Birthplace: Neoterra, unspecified city Eye Color: Blue Hair Color: Blue with purple highlights Height: 1,80m (5,11ft) Weight: 61 kg (134,5 lbs) Favored Weapon: Blitzen Jewel is, as her callsign suggests, Precious, Perfect and Unique. The woman is not only drop dead gorgeous, but also has flair and elegance to match her nearly perfect hair and always impeccable speech. Miss Goldstein is allegedly the scion of a stupidly rich NeoTerran family, who stole half her Father’s fortune before moving to Bakunin and joining the Riot Grrl corps after seeing their gorgeous armored suits. Her suit in particular is kept in near pristine status with constant maintenance, as the diva learned with the best of the Vulkanja armorsmiths how to build and maintain the suits. Her tech savviness paired well with Twlight’s smarts, and the two women share a close bond over their intellectual prowess, while her tactical eye and drive for nothing short of perfection ensures the squad always survives to fight another day. Although Jewel will often prefer not to engage the enemy directly if she can be helped, once provoked her ‘battle rage’, as the other girls have come to call it, has produced some truly legendary moments. Jackeline “Jack” Applebuck “Alright dahlin’. You tag ‘em, Ah smash ‘em!” Age: 29 Birthplace: USAriadna, classified Province Eye Color: Hazel Hair Color: Blonde Height: 1,85m (6,1ft) Weight: 81 kg (178,6 lbs) Favored Weapon: Missile Launcher One glance at Jack makes it clear she was not born in the Nomad Nations. Tall, muscular and well fed, the blonde farmgirl would have rather stayed back home growing wheat and apples for the Force as her family had done since the early days of Dawn. However, one fateful night had her farm be completely overrun by Antipodes, with Jack as the sole survivor, tearing through the vicious aliens with nothing but a break action shotgun and a big knife. Later that same night, Jack would witness a group of four heavily armored, heavily armed women in glowing neon armor obliterate the Antipode swarm in a loud, violent ambush that had the canine aliens shredded into so much bloody pulp. Impressed by their reckless yet effective protection of the local community, Jack nearly begged to join the team, and was accepted with open arms when it was clear she had nowhere else to go. She quickly revealed herself to be a crack shot with single shot, high powered guns, and her unflinching courage became an inspiring rally point for her newest friends. Jane “Butterfly” Tiembo “Ah dear, c-could you please stay still? I’m-I’m trying to save your life here.” Age: 28 Birthplace: Agrimodule, Corregidor Eye Color: Pink Hair Color: Pastel Pink Height: 1,70m (5,7ft) Weight: 63kg (138,9lbs) Favored Weapon: Medikit Despite being as official a member of the Main Six squad as one can be, Butterfly is not a Riot Grrl, but a Daktaris doctor. She was part of the same relief force that saved Jack’s community as a member of the medical detail dedicated to helping the droves of refugees after the mass antipode attack that anihilated their farming community. Unlike most Daktaris, Butterfly is almost unable to raise her voice or say a single bad word. However, she displays a brand of relentless bravery in combat that means she will never flinch in the face of her duty, and her medical skills can be matched to the best of the human sphere. Butterfly is a pacifist at heart, which clashes hard with the overly violent style of her friends. She understands that fighting means violence which means death, but makes her job saving lives and not ending them. Unlike most combat medics, she takes into battle carrying no lethal weapons at all, and will only fight in self defense, never as an aggressor as her friends do. Despite being meek and seeming helpless, Butterfly has proven time and again that her place in the Main Six was well earned. The Caretakers The Caretakers are two Taskmaster sisters who have taken a deep interest in the Main Six. They work as support, field commanders and mission control for the Six rowdy women, and help keep them in line before they cause more damage than it’s worth for Bakunin. Captain Eleanor “Celeste” Vega “You lay one finger on my girls, and I will end you.” Age: 42 Birthplace: Classified, Bakunin Eye Color: Green Hair Color: Blond with white streaks Height: 2,20m (7,2ft) Weight: 102kg (224,8lbs) Favored Weapon: Heavy Rocket Launcher Celeste is an odd woman. For starters, she’s clearly a chimera, despite her inhuman height, muscle density and enhanced senses making her far less exotic than the average Bakunin chimera, she is nevertheless an enhanced woman whose modifications give her a distinctly intimidating look. Strong enough to run through a brick wall and lug around her heavy weaponry even before donning the Super Heavy Taskmaster suit, Celeste is an example of what a SWAST Officer should be: Smart, quick witted and charismatic. Where she differs from other SWAST Officers is that she is willing to eschew standard tactics in favor of indirect approaches, and while she is keen on employing assets like morlocks and remotes, she does not treat them as expendable, instead taking a lot of care to keep her underlings alive and well. She originally browbeat the Main Six into work directly under her after reading over their record a few times and liking what she saw. However, after much influence from her sister, she has taken a liking to the girls and is slowly stepping into a more benevolent mentor figure for them. 2nd Lieutenant Luciana “Luna” Vega “What do you want written on your gravestone, punk?” “‘Death of old age’, ma’am! We surrender!” Age: 36 Birthplace: Classified, Bakunin Eye color: Green Hair color: jet black with blue and silver streaks Height: 2m (6,56ft) Weight: 92kg (202,8 pounds) Favored Weapon: Sword and Pistol Luna is the kind of Taskmaster that makes most criminals piss themselves in fear. She even changed the color of her battle armor to midnight black and blue as opposed to the usual white and orange of Bakunin law enforcement. The woman is brutal, short with words and absolutely violent in her pursuit of justice. Legend holds that she managed to subdue three of the Main Six during their ‘recruitment’ process. According to the story, Jack, RD and Pinkie attempted to take Celeste down, but were swiftly dispatched by her younger sister, despite the three younger women being fully armored while the two SWAST Officers were in civilian clothing. If one meets her out of the suit, they will find that Luna is playful, easily excitable and very cheerful, despite her slightly deep voice being as intimidating as it is commanding, Luna can be surprisingly approachable and friendly to her fellow Bakunin denizens. That doesn’t mean she is not the most brutal and ruthless of the duo, she just has a jovial air about it.