Name: Greyson McGeer MBE “Brazen”
Greyson often wears the attire of an English country gentleman. He prefers wearing a light hunting jacket with trousers and collar shirt. Though often without tie. He is more comfortable with formality than most other people. His shoes however are usually some brand of running shoes as they generally offer better arch support and air cushion.
Tactical Flexibility: Brazen is the team linebacker, he is a generalist. He tries to be anything he's needed to be and can attempt most skills with above average success. He is the natural choice for a second in command. He doesn't lack for a specialism though, his specialism is tactically flexibility and being a great advisor to others. Indeed his sage advice can improve other operators by shoring up areas that are weaker or ignored making them more well-rounded or allowing them to improve in an area where they already excel.
Mountain Climber: Brazens’ favourite past time is solitary and group mountain climbing and it is this ability which marks him out as an operator. He’s been up at-least 30 mountains all over native Britain and managed to climb Matterhorn on his first attempt.
Tortured: While completing a tracking mission in Karachi; Pakistan, as a field agent for British Military Intelligence. Brazen was cornered and captured by a breakaway cult from Islamic fundamentalists. As the weeks passed by as British Intelligence tried to trace his location, he was tortured repeatedly with a variety of means. Brazen was forced to dig deep and to keep finding reasons to go on living. What came out of this is a high tolerance for pain, an unshakable faith in his right to survive and a toughness that can shrug off injuries that would stop most people.
Special Ability: Ability Improvement
Once per scene Brazen can coordinate his attacks and the flow of battle to bolster one other members abilities perfectly. He does this by memorising their abilities from working with them. (That Squad member can use their special ability twice this scene instead of once, or they can use it to a far greater strength or duration. If applied to a group of NPCs they can instead improve their abilities to equal that of a PC for this scene.)
Greyson grew up in London. His family having lost their thick Scottish accents generations ago he instead enjoys the best of both worlds. A level head and a metropolitan lifestyle.
Throughout his entire school life Greyson was bullied. In fact he hates a bully. He would even stick up for other kids. He wasnt strong back then but would still pitch himself against much bigger kids, sometimes in the year groups above him. He would routinely find himself getting into scrapes that would continue week after week for rematches. He was also the subject of intellectual bullying, as, instead of sticking up for the bullied kids, some of the teachers would instead join in to preserve the status quo. This prepared him well for what was to come.
Straight out of school he enrolled with the British Army and cut his teeth with the mechanised warfare devision as a rifleman. His potential as a commissioned officer was quickly recognised and he was financed by the British Army to get his degree from Chartered University London, he specialised in International Law. From then on he was recruited in to British Military Intelligence and served in a number of hotspots and flashpoints. Eventually he was brought in to support fire teams as an attache and eventually received some training from the best of the best in the SAS.
After a botched mission led to him being tortured he returned to the UK for convalescence at a christian monastery of all things, generously paid for by the government. He had time to think over what mattered to him most. As it turned out, it was protecting freedom. He decided to change careers, and worked as a bodyguard for Prince Charles, succeeding in foiling an assassination attempt by an extremest cult related to the one that he had been captured by so long ago. For this achievement and concerning his prior history he was awarded an MBE.
After that he went back into Military Intelligence but was given access to more and more bespoke and experimental equipment. Becoming one of the chosen for the TALBOT program he was given access to experimental British exo-suit technology, which is when he garnered the interest of Oracle. He was sent to complete solo missions in deniable ops. After only a few of these he was approached by Raven Squad.
Personality: Pragmatic but idealistic. Unlike many in his business who only ever see reason in the essential needs of today, Greysons experiences have led him to rediscover his idealism. Out of the two, idealism still calls for improvement of a situation, rather than just accepting the cards you're given as pragmatism does. "To be frank; even pragmatism has its limitations."
The suit has advanced armour; capable of stopping several strikes from a 7.62x51 at close range, and also has overlapping ceramic plates to deflect lesser projectiles like 5.56 and fragmentation. All of these are carried on an enhanced exo skeleton, augmented with artificial muscle fibers and pistons. Of these abilities a few stand out:
Optical Systems: By far the most advanced part of Brazens suit is the optical systems. Using experimental miniaturised Muon Tomography he is able to see through walls like a real time x-ray. A bespoke inbuilt battlefield HUD program processes the sensor data into something he can see and understand. This is feed combined simultaneously with information from both thermal and night vision cameras into one seamless combined image.
Multi-spectrum smoke grenades: Brazen’s favoured tactic is to deploy smoke before moving in, this should shield him from enemy fire and is far less expensive than any armoured systems. However owing to his advanced visual optics, he is capable of seeing through the smoke entirely. This allows him to target other units normally. His smoke grenades however are tailored and cannot be seen through by normal thermal vision. Only he can see through them.
Drone Rack: Brazen carries no less than 4 drones using his exo-suits increased strength. This is fine because drones are rather small. Each of them is equipped with a single shot electric shock cannon which can taser whole groups of enemies in a tight corridor and can disable electrical equipment. It does this by spraying an ionised gas into the air 5 meters in front of it and releasing a massive electrical shock from an onboard super-capacitor. They also have a suite of advanced and bespoke sensors, able to provide night and thermal images which are relayed back to Brazens’ headset. Due to this Brazen has developed the ability to lip-read in a few different languages fairly accurately. The Drones can also be used for ‘bodyguard mode’ where they will actively try to intercept enemy attacks before they hit their master, such examples include intercepting RPG-7 rockets and causing them to explode outside of lethal range, which, given that Brazens suit has a good amount of armour is about 7 meters.
Mini Jump-pack. Due to the lack of available space on his back due to the Drone Rack and Ammo Magazines Brazen only has a miniature version of the jump pack. The limited fuel cylinders mean he can make 8 jumps before running out in a firefight. The booster rockets are located on his back and calfs and are self orienting.
Custom Short barrel Barrett XM109 firing 25×59mm grenades with custom 10+1 round magazine.
Underslung Benelli M4 Shotgun w/o stock, 12” barrel, firing Frag12 Rounds with X-rail 23 round magazine.
Laser Targeting Designator unit for close air support. Mounted on right side of Helmet.
Several Racks of Multispectrum Smoke grenades. Thanks to the exo-suit he has a good throwing arm too, and can easily lob these at range.
Gauntlet: When in his exo-suit both his arms have improved strength not only from better joints but also artificial muscle fibres. His gauntlets are an area of particular specialisation; made from pieces of artificially grown diamond they are harder than any other substance, this is especially designed so that an explosion cannot remove a finger or hand and render him unable to use his weapon, it also means that he can pretty much crush a skull with just one hand. His improved strength means that he can cave in an armoured vehicle door should he ever need to.
Holdout pistol: XD-M Elite 10mm Compact w/ 11+1 round magazine. 1 additional magazine kept in pocket.
Equipment (Yours to pick- be mindful of their specialisation and class.)
Ultra light climbing harness & tools. Not usually needed when using his suit, but one never can be too careful when boarding a plane for a mission with only you're rucksack.
Hobbies: Computer games, horse riding, climbing, cooking,
Likes: Computer games, Iconoclasts, Formality, Opinion Polls, Spaghetti, Charities, Dogs,
Dislikes: Hard-and-Fast rules, Bullies, Whiny Charities, Aimlessness, French Bulldogs,