Nicknames include: "Jaz", "Kid", "Hothead", "Idiot", "That Blubbering, Thieving Little Rat", etc.
Standing at 5'3'', Jaz isn't much to look at. She has a scrawny physique after years of poor nutrition on Ajaccio and her hair is always a short, unkempt mess from cutting it herself. Her usual attire screams more of a "dashing, brilliant scavenger of the stars" (according to her own words) than any sort of military dress or regulation, and is often equipped with an assortment of gear and tools she totally "borrowed" or "legally obtained" herself.Psychological Profile
Jaz is someone with a few screws loose in her head. She's reckless, embodying a roguish, swashbuckling attitude to life. Be it swindling someone out of their money or charging head-on into combat, it remains a miracle that she still has a head on her shoulders. Even during incidents where Jaz clearly does not have the upper hand, she still has a foolish bravado and belief that things will work out. It'll certainly take something truly traumatic to beat Jaz out of her "I'm invicible!" thought process and knock in some sense into her head.Background Information
No one in their right mind would willingly want to live on Ajaccio; not even those born on Ajaccio. It is a poor, struggling world, scarred by warfare and piracy. To quote a famous yet anonymous individual, "you will never find a more wretched scum and villainy".
And yet, it was Jaz's home. Born on Ajaccio, and later abandoned on by her parents, Jaz grew up alone, living within a trashed, antique exoframe. Knowing only one path in life, Jaz spent most of her childhood stealing from others, seeing it a necessity for her own survival. Unbeknownst to her, however, she began to grow more greedy; more bolder with each passing solar year. The thrill Jaz got from stealing began to overwhelm her conscience, where she would steal for the sake of stealing.
Such desires would soon prove to be her undoing.
It happened so quickly. Hearing of a privateer meeting taking place on Ajaccio, Jaz saw it as an easy target. After all, what better target was there to steal from than two or more distracted parties? Despite how easy she thought it would be, by then Jaz's luck had finally ran out. She hadn't counted on being spotted by a giant, tall exoframe, or nearly being blown out of the sky as she attempted to make off with a treasure trove of goods.
Rushing back to her exoframe home, Jaz abandoned her haul and hopped inside. Surely, she thought, if the armor was as tough as it looked, it could outlast them. That they would run out of ammo before they could make a dent. Such thoughts were useless bravado; a confidence so arrogant she truly believed she would be safe. In actuality, it was only a matter of time before there'd be nothing more than the smoldering remains of what was once an exoframe if she did not fight back somehow.
Much to her surprise, however, things would take an even stranger turn. Even to this day, Jaz isn't quite sure what happened, but her best guess is that the impact of their lasers had sort of a jumpstarting effect on the ancient exoframe. Clumsy as it was, the titan rose from its slumber, and took on the assailants with Jaz as its newfound pilot.
Jaz likes to say she won that engagement. But even if you have an exoframe, the machine is useless with a pilot that has no idea what they're doing. Had it not been for the sudden arrival of Vox Fortuna units, she'd have been still toast.
Equipment and Armament
The Lionne, or otherwise the Hécate WASP, is an ancient design developed long ago. Designed to be a frontline breakthrough unit
, the exoframe was essentially a walking bunker buster armed to the teeth. The heavy armor was designed purposely, protecting both pilot and internal systems against the worst of assaults, primarily from enemy fortifications and strongholds it was meant to destroy upfront with its explosive capabilities.
For awhile, the WASP was a rather effective machine. However, as warfare began to change with newer and more modern exoframe designs being rolled out, production of the WASP was shuttered in favor of lighter and more mobile exoframes, especially those armed with laser and plasma. The age of slug and gunpowder was over, and so was the age of the WASP.
As for the Lionne itself, the exoframe's history is largely unknown (at least to Jaz), save for the fact that it had been used to lay siege to Ajaccio long ago. It had been abandoned on the planet, evidently having failed in some forgotten frontal assault from the ruins it sat in. Truly, it is honestly a wonder that the exoframe had been able to move after being dormant for so long without even a single update to its software. In fact, the most recent updating the Lionne has received is Jaz's personal touch; a new paint scheme that throws any sort of military camouflage out of the window in favor of a cat-like appearance.
Protecta-12 Rotary Launcher - A rotary drum triple barreled shotgun/launcher.
Can fire both slugs or grenades, but finding useful ammunition in a universe of lasers and plasma is an expensive challenge.•
Agincourt Back-Mounted Missile System - Large backpack-like casing holding an array of six automated missiles total. Currently empty and likely will forever be unless some modifications are made to allow for the use of more modern missile platforms.•
Sabre Engineering Heavy Exoframe Armor - Burly heavy armor designed to protect the internals of the exoframe and to assist in laying siege to their opponents. The aging armor plating has already taken quite the beating, with some elements needing immediate repair.