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You have a standard Alliance education, just like every true citizen; 17 years, unless you skipped ahead, as opposed to those Rim characters who typically drop out after 8. You know the great poets and their works, and can name every planet and moon and their capital. Expect a treasure trove of (mostly useless) knowledge to be at your fingertips. Well, there s one place you feel at home. In the cockpit or bridge of a ship, or behind the wheel of a hovercraft, you just fit. You have an intuitive understanding of orbital mechanics and have the reflexes to make them useful. You re an excellent pilot when using your gut feeling and fast hands, though you may not quite be up to snuff with all the math. While you re quite skilled, there are some limits you just can t break; there are always hardware differences you can t overcome, unless you happen to know a skilled mechanic You re a good shot with pretty much any small arm. You know how to operate and maintain both ballistic and energy weaponry, and can generally keep your head under fire. Of course, you may not have much of a head for tactics; after all, you lost the War. You can reach a state of zen calm, ignoring distractions. Not the scary or painful ones, though; you ve still got to learn about scary. You can handle all the annoying or just plain weird little things. People juggling geese? A criminal as folk hero? An alien cow? What else is new? Your tolerance of annoyance and random hilarity is high; in a normal world, you d have a career set as a comedy straight man. You find you always have friends and connections all over the place, including some you d completely forgotten about. No matter the verse, you have the same connections: Alliance Citizens have connections in the government or military, Browncoats have connections with criminals or those who live in the fringes of society, Drop - Ins have allies amongst the honest businessmen and traders (yes, there are always a few) and Shepherds always end up with a friend at the local church/ temple/monastery/place of worship or magic. While most people here speak a kind of pidgin Chinese with terrible pronunciation, you re fully fluent. If you didn t understand the curses before, you do now; and you can always awe those who think the Anglo - Sino Alliance has too much Anglo and not enough Sino. Or just insult people while they think you re complimenting them. You are a trained doctor, top of your class at the MedAcad. You re trained in thousands of different miraculous medical technologies, and are a top surgeon who never loses a patient. At least, so long as you re in a properly equipped OR. You can prescribe medicine, and even have a small emergency stock with you that would put most backwoods clinics to shame.
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