Adelaide Rousseau

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Name: Adélaïde Rousseau
Position: Lieutenant, Federal German Army; Chief Warfare Officer to Juno Winter-Lorenz
Sex: Female
Age: 26 (Born 1992)
Nationality: Belgian
Place of Residence: Essen, Germany

Physical Details
Hair colour: Golden blonde
Eye colour: Dark Brown
Height: 5'9"
Build: Strong

Personal Details
"Guns are regrettable necessities. I don't waste my affection on them, it's better saved for what they're defending."

Adélaïde Rousseau was born in the eastern Belgian city of Liege, a year after her father (a history teacher) and her mother (a restaurant owner) married, the first of five children to come. Adélaïde had a happy childhood; the family restaurant was always busy and popular, her parents adored each other, and she got along well with her younger siblings.

From a young age, Adélaïde had been hearing tales of history from her father. Many of the tales were bloody and in this they reflected Belgium's history: the country's presence as a small power wedged between three titans ensured that the tides of great wars swept it away. On a single daytrip, one could visit Waterloo, Passchendaele and the Ardennes- all names steeped in the history of war, to say nothing of Liege's old star forts and defenses, which still bore old artillery. This fostered in Adélaïde a deep interest in war itself- apparently not dissuaded by the stories of death and slaughter on which she'd been raised, even if she paid special attention to remember how many had fallen.

When Impact hit, Adélaïde's family was spared the worst of it due to Liege's distance from the coast. They did their best to aid the flow of desperate refugees who fled the flooded cities of Flanders, however: Liege was a common destination for them. The effort nearly exhausted Liege and the Rousseaus both, however: by late 2002, her mother's restaurant had closed due to inability to source the proper produce (and the inability of many willing to buy) and her father's wage had dropped by 80%.

With the Belgian administration shattered by Impact, France stepped in to take governance of the country, in the same way Germany had done for the Netherlands and Denmark. Whereas Germany's administrations had flourished, however, France's stumbled: unlike Germany, France's capital had been utterly devastated, and were still in the process of rebuilding. They were also secretly required to funnel great amounts of funds into Gehirn and preparing the Geofront. This meant fewer funds for spending on Belgium, and it showed with how much of a struggle the Belgians had in rebuilding.

During a diplomatic spat between Germany and France in 2005 over Spain's monumental debt, Germany granted a three month window to Belgians: during this window, any Belgian who migrated to Germany would receive welfare and benefits similar to the ones provided for the Dutch and the Danes; furthermore, such migrants would be fast-tracked for citzenship. Adélaïde's family was one of many who took up the offer, migrating to Essen; things improved instantly. Her father's wage skyrocketed, and her mother was able to open a restaurant that was more successful than ever. Adélaïde and her family had their educations provided for them by the state, up to and including university study.

When Adélaïde came of age, she wasted no time in repaying her adoptive country by joining the military, where she trained as an artillery warfare officer. Promising talent and good service has seen her be assigned to Juno Winter-Lorenz's personal staff, where her talents can be applied on a macro scale.


Weapon Skill Ballistic Skill Strength Toughness Agility Intelligence Perception Willpower Fellowship
30 50 30 30 30 50 40 20 20
Awareness, Acrobatics, Athletics, Command, Literacy, Logic+20, Scrutiny+10, Stealth, Survival, Tech Use
Common Lore (War), Scholastic Lore (Mathematics+20, TacticsT, Weapons+20), Speak Language (English, French, German)
Characteristic Boost (BS, Intelligence, Perception), Extra Talent, Military Nut, Specialist (Intelligence), Touched by the Fates (1) **
Spotter (Fire Drill (1), +1 Ranged Damage)
Melee (General), Basic (General), Pistol (General), Heavy (Bolt, General, Positron)
Arms Master
Assault Shooter, Barrage, Covering Fire, Crack Shot, Deadeye Shot, Marksman, Mighty Shot, Overcharge, Rapid Reload, Storm of Iron, Target Selection
9 79 1 0/100 100/100 Stormtrooper Armour, Positron Cannon, Rail Battle Rifle

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