The Captain at the moment was a little busy, the half Draken was cleaning and checking her armor for any weaknesses or damages from the last raid they had, she knew the bad luck of this ship's last leaders, it almost wasn't even bad luck, it was almost like a curse for anyone who became the leader of this ship to die in some sort of way.
Vertex brought a soft cloth against her helmet and over the visor, she couldn't recount how many times shes cleaned her helmet and armor, the only thing that changed when she done this was just the surroundings; she could remember most of the battles she was in and the heavy amount of scars on her body from each of her old injuries, once the cloth met with one of the gauntlets she felt a sharp pain shoot up her arm and she rested the piece of armor on her bed before figuring she would need to check in with everyone else.
She rubbed her scaled hands across her shoulder and cracked her neck, she looked at her quarters, despite it not being bigger than the normal crew rooms she didn't mind the size, but the bed was too soft for her needs, if she got the chance she'd have to switch the bed out for something that's tougher, for now the floor would be better than the bed, the softness of it was almost painful to the captain.
Before she left out the door she noticed the board she had set up for potential targets or future targets, it was filled with information of different ships, pictures of them and their captains, crew members, parts of the ship that were good to target in an attack, the entire thing was also pretty messy and could give someone almost information overload with the wrong info and Vertex wanted it like that just in case someone she didn't want reading it came in and read it, she trusted her crew but she didn't want to share every single thing with them just in case someone got the wrong idea.
As Vertex walked around the ship, she had a creeping feeling something wasn't right, she had let the ship drift while she tended to her armor, she felt that it was a stupid thing to do, any peacekeeper could've crept up on them at the moment and got the drop on them, she shook the idea from her head. Ever since she had become the captain of this ship she kept getting the idea that she was gonna be knee deep in her crew's blood and corpses, she tried to keep the idea from out of her head and wandered around looking for the others to see if they were ready for a mission soon.
Out of nowhere the ship was stopped, everyone including Vertex were jerked forwards, with Vertex nearly tumbling over, the captain knew this feeling before, it wasn't them accidentlly bumping into another ship, or another ship crashing into them, she knew how that felt it would've thrown everything to the floor and even Vertex would've ate plate deck right now. She began rushing towards the bridge heading up the stairs, once she was at the bridge it was exactly what she thought; they were caught inside of a tractor beam, a transmission was then sent to them, and it was the same transmission given by Peace keepers to criminals, but all Vertex saw from their message was."Prepare to be boarded"
The Captain pressed the button for the intercom and simply cleared her throat." Everyone we are caught in a tractor beam and we will soon be boarded by peace keepers, let's give these space cops a Black void welcoming at the airlock." She pulled her scaly finger from the the button and felt confident that they would be ready before they are completely pulled in and boarded. Vertex went into a jog heading back to her quarters to get her armor.
It didn't take long for her to get her her armor on and load her LMG, she knew that she couldn't use the grenade launcher on the ship unless she wanted to destroy a good portion of the airlock and the ship it's self. She groaned and figured killing these peacekeepers would let off some steam and then they could get back to business, Vertex had a plan on how to take down these fools, they would just have to hold off against the first wave and hope they wouldn't call for backup ships. The moment she got to the airlock she began setting up a choke point and pushing some of the furniture from the lounge out for some make shift cover, hopefully it would be enough, she then waited for the others to come down or over to the airlock and hoped they would be around in time.
Enviroment: The planet ranges from several different biomes, ranging from Volcanic to long grassy plains and barren deserts
Physical look: Draken are large reptilian humanoids, standing larger and heavier than normal humans on average at times with only in some rare cases for them to be shorter than humans and other races. Draken have shield shaped scales on their limbs stopping just before their torso, a sole line of scales trail up their spine and outline their faces, each Draken has a pair of curling horns growing from their brow, and slitted reptilian eyes with bright yellow irises. have sinuous tails growing from just over their behinds, fully prehensile and tapered to a fine point. Draken Their tails are covered with small, soft scales, and are smooth from tip to base. Draken tails help with balance and for ones that are born with wings they use their wings for balance during flight and can be controlled precisely enough to operate tools and assist in other activities.
Racial traits: The most notable of their traits are their curved horns and colored scales, while they do have supple soft skin they have incredibly tough scales that depend on their environment they were raised in lastly is their scaled hands with sharp almost pointed nails as sharp as their teeth that could be used as weapons and are cold blooded creatures.
Life span: For Full blooded Draken the longest they can live is 450 years, while for half blooded Draken their life span will be dwarfed to a 150 years, their adulthood is reached at the age of 20.
Diet: Draken are largely carnivorous creatures eating only meat of beings they consider lesser beings or prey, as long as it's made of meat and not poisonous towards them they will gorge themselves on it.
Home world: None
Appearance: Vertex stands at the height of 6'5, her face is human in shape and structure, with smooth, fair skin, and scales on her cheeks; her face was beautiful once, now it's scarred with her left eye blinded. Like most Draken her right eye is a bright yellow with a vertical slit, long dark hair cascades down her back with only a couple dark locks of raven colored hair flowing in front of her face.
Down the back of her neck and around her shoulders house sturdy shield like black scales to protect her body from damage, the scales travel down her muscular arms and wraps around her wrist and claw like hands; around her belly and sizable chest her body is more skin than scales, and due to her human side her skin is softer than full blooded members of her kind.
From the waist down black scales coat Vertex's legs, with feet ending in supple, smooth leathery soles; jutting from her back side is a foot long dark scaled tail that moves to and fro at her command, due to being part human she lacks the wings other members of her race would have.
When on the ship, Vertex will wear a simple wide neck white blouse with short sleeves to show off her scaled arms, around her waist she will have a belt that wraps around her solid waist and keeps her jeans from falling to her ankles, while she may wear pants and a shirt she will forgo wearing shoes on her own ship letting her reptilian like feet be free. While Raiding or on a mission she wears a heavy set of metal armor matching the dark color of her scales, the armor is almost akin to a knight's armor with metal covering most of the body and leaving little openings, due to it's weight and shape it's only useful to Vertex herself.
Former Profession: Mercenary
Personality: On the outside Vertex can be a brooding, cold, gruff and sometimes cynical, when it comes to her crew Vertex demands strength and loyalty from them all, she doesn't accept weakness among her crew and is quick to remind the others of it whenever she feels it needs to be brought up, while she expects the best from her own crew she isn't unfair but tries to be strict towards them.
When it comes down to combat Vertex isn't a stranger, choosing to prefer doing things she claims are the "easy way" when it comes to their missions before rethinking the strategy and remember that she has allies to think of, while she's not forgetting about her crew she'd just rather gun down her enemies with several magazines of ammo and enjoying the feeling in the moment before running out of ammunition or needing to retreat.
Despite the above, Vertex isn't without heart, while she may not show it or give the crew much praise she cares deeply for each member and know that each time they take a step off the ship it's a chance they could end up dead or at anytime all of them could be slaughtered and chooses to be the protective wall that stops them from being killed.
Captain Vertex's past is filled with more violence than most would ever want in their life time; when she was young Vertex attempted to join a military to fight for a cause to find something that would give her a drive, but once she joined and passed the training to fight with heavy armor she shot her commanding officer in the face after an ambush wiped out half of her squad and they lost an outpost they needed to continue their campaign instead of being arrested by the everyone in the base, Vertex and the last remaining members of the squad held out against the rest of the base's soldiers, stole a number of it's weapons then escaped in the dead of night on a ship.
Once the squad was out of danger they all voted on a leader and at first it wasn't Vertex, instead of being simple criminals, they were first Mercenaries fighting for money under different names and with a different ship. They hid their identities behind mask while people paid them to fight their battles, kill dangerous aliens or beast, or sometimes simply deliver something illegal or too dangerous for others to transport. During one of the of their missions on a hostile world, a grenade blew up their leader and once the lasers, bullets, and plasma stopped being fired they had to vote for another leader, and once again it wasn't Vertex, but she didn't want to be the leader.
As the years began to climb on, Vertex watched as her allies fell down beside her one by one every couple years, some in her arms slowly without her being able to stop it, while some died almost instantly, once it was simply her left Vertex decided that she was gonna make her own crew with the ship now that it simply was just her by herself, she was no long going to be a Mercenary, and figured that she could make more credits being a pirate.
I don't necessarily see a problem with a religious character or a philosopher pirate. The character could work with the right execution though I would think that it's a bit tricky. Philosophy wise, there would be plenty of time traveling on a ship and laying low from the law so I expect most characters would have hobbies to occupy them during such times, why not philosophy?
Skill wise I do agree that there should be something.
Well it would kinda be hard for him to be religious when he doesn't know that much about the religion he's practicing or even understand it's language.