Dr. Klaus SteinraufOperator Alias
GermanBirth-date / Location
June 19, 1985. NurembergSpecial Forces Group
GSG 9AppearancePsych Profile
Klaus became a doctor for one reason; to save lives. He will go to any extent to keep people alive including putting himself on the line. His choice to wear lighter armor in the field is reflective of this as he cares more about getting to his teammates than his own safety. The only exception to such humanitarian beliefs is for groups such as the White Masks. His view of them is in the same way he views viruses and infections; organisms that need to be purged to save the host. It’s this almost black and white ideal allow Klaus to work tirelessly to save one life, while having no remorse about gunning another one down.
When not in the heat of battle Klaus has taken it upon himself to see to his team’s health. He does regular check ups on each operative to make sure they are fit for duty, as well as monitors some of their less than savory habits. This often leaves the impression that Klaus is nosy and prying into business that’s not his, but his intentions are always to make sure the operatives are in peak condition. When not making his rounds, Klaus can often be found at the shooting range of all places. He finds unloading a few rounds reduces stress and it never hurts to practice your aim.
One final thing worth noting is Klaus’ reaction to death; specifically his lack of one. He may take a moment to mourn when a comrade falls, but other than that he will often move on and continue working as though nothing happened. It could be that Klaus feels he can’t allot himself the time as there’s always someone else who needs his care. As a doctor and a rainbow operative, he is always on the job or on call.Relationships
This can be simple as each character eventually interacts with them, but this will be updated more in detail as the RP goes along.Stance in Combat
Defender > Attacker.Operator Equipment
HK416C - Primary
Red dot sight
M870 - Primary
Red dot sight
P12 - Secondary
5 Quick Fix bandages - GadgetAttack:
Flash Bang - Primary Equipment
Claymore - Secondary EquipmentDefence:
Deployable Shield - Primary Equipment
Impact Grenade - Secondary EquipmentOperator Ability
The “quick fix” is a 23 cm adhesive bandage coated in a lidocaine solution mixed with epinephrine that numbs and disinfects the area it’s placed on top of along with stopping any bleeding. The flexible material it’s made of allows the bandage to bend, twist, and wrap with ease so that it doesn’t hinder the performance of the operatives wearing it. What really makes the “quick fix” special is the small electromagnetic sensor hooked up to it. With it the bandage actually finds and pulls any bullets or shrapnel out towards the surface in the same path it entered. Then when the bandage is removed for proper care, the wounds are clear and ready to be sewn up. The sensor itself can also be removed and attached to a new bandage making it surprisingly cost effective.
This miracle in medical care has its drawbacks, however. The bandage has to be applied directly to skin and the solution can take a few seconds before it soothes the pain, making its use in an active firefight not very practical. Nevertheless, when the other options are painfully bleeding out or long term tissue damage, most operatives choose to have the “quick fix” available.Biography
The youngest child of 3, Klaus grew up in a family that was very well off. His parents owned a successful jewelry store and while his older brother and sister fought over who would one day take over, Klaus found he didn't really care for business. Even at a young age his interest was in the biological machine that was human physiology. He was fascinated by the inner workings of of the body and how they were structured. He spent a good deal of his school years focusing on medicine instead of business like his siblings.
Of course his parents didn't mind he wasn't following in their footsteps. After all, who doesn't want their child to become a doctor? They made sure he was able to get the highest education possible. After getting high marks in school, Klaus attended Witten/Herdecke University studying to become a surgeon. It was a private University, so it wasn't tuition free, but the Steinrauf’s could afford it. At least, he thought they could.
His third year at University, Klaus found out his family had been hiding financial troubles from him. Sales had been down the last few quarters and now their main gemstone supplier was raising the price. They’d be able to scrape by, but not while paying for Klaus’ tuition and living expenses. Without any protest, he took over his University payments and enlisted in the Armed Forces of Germany. There he would be able to make ends meet, but also save the lives of those fighting for their country.
His original plan was to stay in the back and treat wounded as they came in, but he soon discovered that wouldn’t be enough. He became irritated at the amount of soldiers lost to injuries that if treated sooner would have made it. He knew he could do more outside the medical tents, and so he requested to be moved to the front. This decision may have saved countless soldiers as Klaus was able to stay calm and focused under pressure, and having a steady hand isn't good for just surgery. There became a running joke among his unit that Klaus could remove a bullet from someone with one hand, and return fire with the other. Most importantly, Klaus felt he was making a real difference. So much so that he remained even after completing his doctorate.
It was around this time he noticed while the use of epinephrine did get soldiers back up and running in the moment, their injuries were still left largely untreated and ran the risk of major blood loss. Of course performing surgery or other advanced treatment in the middle of an operation was out of question. After some experimentation he came up with first prototype of his “quick fix". The early model was a bandage laced in a chemical compound that allowed for fast treatment to wounds without sacrificing proper care. It was a good start, but it still left one factor, the bullet left inside the person. It was a problem he wouldn't be able to solve until 4 years later.
After the attack on Bartlett University, Dr. Steinrauf felt the real threat to his country was in the White Masks and not the insurgents he was currently fighting. This lead him to leave the army and join the GSG 9. There he was able to be among the first responders of any attack in his home. While some were against bringing someone with a military background into the GSG 9, their arguments were quickly crushed when it was reported civilian and operative survivability increased 13% and 40% respectively when Dr. Steinrauf was on scene. These numbers only increased when Dr. Steinrauf met Monika Weiss and Marius Streicher. With their technical knowledge, Dr. Steinrauf was able to develop the last part of his quick fix, a high tech sensor that could locate and extract a bullet or other debris without the use of surgical tools.
In the wake of the Vegas incident, Rainbow found themselves without any field medics. After reviewing his file and getting a personal recommendation from Weiss, Dr. Steinrauf was officially offered a position into the ranks of Team Rainbow which he accepted without a second though.Training and Experience
8 years medical school at Witten/Herdecke University
10 years active duty in the German Army Medical Corp.
3 years GSG 9Family
Father: Frank Steinrauf
Mother: Angelika Steinrauf
Sister: Gabriele Steinrauf
Brother: Stefan SteinraufTheme Song