⦋ 25 || American || Female ⦌
APPEARANCE & PERSONALITY
Ashley stands at roughly 5'6". Not the tallest, not the shortest, a fair middle ground. Ashley's body is quite well toned, with firm muscles throughout. This surprisingly doesn't rob her of much of her female curves, but she doesn't wear clothing to emphasize them either. Ashley's blond hair is tied back in a ponytail on most occasions. Ashley has matching tattoes on both arms. On her upper arms is a set of random tribal lines that hold no meaning, and on her forearms is a pair of flaming skulls.PERSONALITY TRAITS
Ashley's usual outfit consists of a grey tank top with black combat pants. Over this, she wears a black tactical vest with nanoweave plating throughout to reduce the impact from blows and bullets without needing to be constantly replaced like older ceramic plates. This vest has several magazine pouches and various other pouches attached to it Along the front are two rows of shotgun shell loops, complete with shotgun shells. Interestingly, this is more of a fashion statement than anything else since Ashley is typically not equipped with a shotgun, though she is more than happy to use one. Attached to the back is a sheath for Ashley's knife. Ashley wears a durable belt around her waist to keep her pants in place as she's moving about, and there are two more pouches attached to Ashley's thighs. Ashley also wears a pair of kneepads to protect her knees during rolls, slides, and other moves. Ashley finally wears a pair of black fingerless gloves with metal studs inserted into the knuckles to enhance punching power.
Confident. Paitent. Bloodthirsty.BACKSTORY & MOTIVATION
Ashley was trained and employed by Frontier Horizon from the age of 18 until the age of 21. After showing a lot of promise she was picked up for a special task force that was put together to perform special covert tasks for Frontier. During this, she was bio-augmented to boost her natural abilities towards the best that they could be. As a side effect of this, Ashley developed a small amount of ki after previously having none to work with. This was investigated, and Ashley was found to not have enough to make use of any unique powers like some of the other nomads. With her physical prowess boosted even higher by the presence of ki, Ashley was afforded many luxuries due to her extreme ability. Completing mission after mission in the interests of Frontier, Ashley was shocked when a mission came in that she was to tag various people for "forced recruitment" into Frontier for "testing" Ashley bailed on the company after that. She ran to MAVERICK and begged them for protection. Ashley hid for a year before assuming a new identity. In debt with MAVERICK, she entered into a special roaming unit to keep better track of the various Nomads that were popping up across the planet and to report on anyone particularly dangerous. It wasn't marking people to be kidnapped, so Ashley took the offer gladly.
FIGHTING STYLE & ABILITIESFIGHTING STYLE
Ashley's fighting style is brutal and fast. Her favorite guns have large calibers and kick like mules. Ashley is trained in both Krav Maga and MCMAP. In addition, Ashley is proficient with several classes of firearms and is a fine shot with all of them.SPECIAL MOVES & TECHNIQUES
■ Passive: Bio-Ki augmentation.
Ashley's body was trained to the peak of physical fitness while she worked for Frontier. When she was selected for covert operations, she was bio-augmented to push her even further. In addition to this Ashley developed a small amount of ki after this bio-augmentation procedure and, after several studies to figure out just how much she had attained, Ashley was found to have only small amounts. Not enough to manifest any powers, but enough to boost her already mighty physical characteristics. This left Ashley physically elevated far above most humans, and even some nomads. Ashley is incredibly strong, and handles virtually any weapon with ease. Even the recoil and weight of a man-portable minigun is nothing to her. On top of that, Ashley's heavy equipment barely slows her down or hampers her.
In addition to being superhumanly strong, Ashley is capable of running and sprinting at speeds that terrify most people. She can't move faster than people can see, but she's more than capable of keeping up with and beating just about anyone on foot. Even some vehicles can be caught up with, as long as they're not moving too fast.
Finally, Ashley's endurance renders her capable of running or sprinting for a seemingly limitless amount of time, and can even stay up for days on end if she desired.
■ Passive: Regeneration.
A byproduct of the Bio-Ki Augmentation, Ashley's body is capable of repairing injuries far faster than most other people. Even major things like broken bones will heal in a matter of days rather than a matter of weeks or months. However, this ability is limited by the presence of adrenaline in Ashley's bloodstream. It cannot function while Ashley is producing adrenaline. This means that, for the most part, Ashley cannot heal while in active combat. As a bonus, this regeneration will keep her looking youthful for quite a long time.
Primary: Break action 40mm anti-tank cannon.
This cannon fires high power 40x364mm shells
The cannon is heavy, it's shells are heavy, and it's terribly impractical in most hands. However, Ashley can wield it without breaking a sweat due to her massive strength. This weapon is incapable of being silenced, and ruins any attempt at stealth after a single shot. However, the power of the 40mm shells cannot be understated. Their ability to shred ki and put down nomads is immense, and deserves respect from both the user and the people it's used on.
There is a rail for mounting scopes along the top of the weapon. Ashley typically has a standard 4x ACOG
scope. However, Ashley carries an additional 8x scope
for medium ranges. For longer ranges, she carries a large 12x scope.
to maximize her viewing distance. For extreme distance, Ashley carries a 24x scope.
However, this is pushing the limit of reliable sniping and accuracy at this range cannot be easily relied upon. Ashley carries 21 shells of ammunition for this weapon.
Secondary: The BFR.
Ashley's secondary is a completely custom piece, and is chambered in .50 Beowulf.
This revolver holds only five rounds per cylinder, but those rounds are some of the largest on the market for handguns. Ashley has one set of five rounds loaded and five sets of five rounds to reload with. The .50 Beowulf rounds are jacketed hollow points, which provide a balance between internal damage and stopping power against harder targets. They also help to keep the barrel cleaner. Ashley has nicknamed this revolver "Peacemaker" after the legendary Peacemaker revolver.
Melee: Knife. Ashley carries a carbon steel bowie knife for emergency use. The sheath is behind her left shoulder. It's not very special.SUPER MOVES
■ Supply drop.
Ashley has a radio to contact MAVERICK headquarters. With it, she can request supplies be delivered to her via teleportation, which ironically makes "drop" a bit of a misnomer. The teleportation beacon is fairly reliable in terms of keeping track of her, but the teleportation itself is inaccurate. With no teleport homer to ensure the destination Ashley's supply drops end up somewhere in a twenty meter radius around her. A bright flashing beacon and signal smoke mark it's arrival, and within it Ashley can retrieve ammunition or weapons as she needs them. Supply drop is best used above ground in a non-urban area in order to minimize the chances of the supply drop being looted before Ashley can make contact with it, or ending up trapped partially within a wall.
The contents of the supply drop vary upon Ashley's request, and can include the following.
Shotgun: China Lake.
This is technically not a shotgun, however, with 40mm
buckshot shells loaded, it's tough to call it otherwise. Ashley could load other types of grenades, tough her typical go-to is buckshot. The China Lake holds 4 rounds per tube and has 16 to reload with.
WEAKNESSES & LIMITS
Heavy weapon: GAU-19A.
This is the weapon that Ashley loves to call into play. It's big, it's loud, it fires .50 BMG bullets
and it fires lots of them. The main drawback to this weapon is that it cannot be taken far from the cache that teleports in, as the gun is tethered by an ammo belt to the box due to other forms of ammunition feed being rather unreliable. When called in, the box has several thousand rounds of ammo loaded within it to allow the weapon to fire for several seconds. Even with this, it's better to fire in bursts rather than spray a target.
For all her training and weapons expertise, Ashley is still fairly normal. Even with ki and bio-augmentation bringing her physical power up to par with most nomads, she can't stop or counter someone throwing fireballs at her. She's dependent on her weapons and wits to come out on top in a fight.
Ashley has a fairly "chill" attitude about most things. She also smokes when she can, and thanks to her Bio-Ki Augmentation she doesn't run the risk of developing cancer.