Privateers of ERQ-NUO
Kaleb Hannser CL 5
Medium Human soldier 5 Init +11; Senses Perception +6 Languages Basic, Durese, High Galactic
Defenses Ref 20 (flat-footed 16), Fort 19, Will 14 hp 57; Threshold 19
Speed 6 squares Melee unarmed +7 (1d4+4) or Melee knife +7 (1d4+4) Ranged heavy blaster rifle +9 (3d10+2) or Ranged heavy blaster rifle +4 (3d10+2) with autofire or Ranged heavy blaster rifle +4 (5d10+2) with Burst Fire or Ranged grenade launcher +9 (4d6+2) or Ranged frag grenade +9 (4d6+2, 2-square burst) Base Atk +5; Grp +9 Atk Options autofire (heavy blaster rifle), Burst Fire, Careful Shot, Devastating Attack (heavy, rifles), Point Blank Shot, Precise Shot
Abilities Str 14, Dex 18, Con 12, Int 14, Wis 8, Cha 8
Talents Demolitionist, Devastating Attack (2)
Feats Armor Proficiency (light, medium), Burst Fire, Careful Shot, Point Blank Shot, Precise Shot, Weapon Proficiency (heavy, pistols, rifles, simple) Skills Initiative +11, Knowledge (physical sciences) +9, Mechanics +9, Perception +6, Persuasion +3, Pilot +11, Use Computer +9
Possessions all-temperature cloak, comlink, 708 credits, datapad, electrobinoculars, flight suit (+ armor, +1 equipment) with Vacuum Seals, 9 frag grenades, 5 glow rods, grenade launcher, heavy blaster rifle with 4 spare power packs, knife, 5 liquid cable dispensers, 3 power rechargers
Kaleb was a minor member of House Barong of the Tapani Empire. While his position within the house was not enough to land him any of the more lucrative political positions within the house, it was enough to ensure his acceptance to the University where he excelled in math, chemistry, and physics. His work at the University along with his position within the House lead to his appointment as junior professor of Chemistry immediately after his graduation.
His life quickly changed with the Cleansing of the Nine Houses. At first, it seemed nothing much would change. His standing at the University remained strong despite the loss of his political position. However, House Mecetti had to thin out the ranks of House Barong nobles they had absorbed. At least they waited for the semester to end before Kaleb received the news that he had been drafted for military service.
Kaleb did not find military service nearly as unpalatable as he originally thought he would. He served the Empire well as rifleman and demolitionist. He fought honorably and fulfilled his duty to the Empire and received an honorable discharge once his term of service was up. While he thought of trying to return to academia, all he had seen had changed him and he knew he was done there. He spent a few years picking up whatever jobs he could, usually as a body guard, strategic advisor, or commercial demolitionist. Eventually he fell into an advising job working aboard a prototype ship built by House Mecetti.