Campaign of the Month: June 2014
Battletech (Farscape) : The New Breed
Demi-Precentor Jemma Starling
Demi-Precentor Jemma Starling is a talented ComStar technician, who seems to deal in matters regarding the corporation’s efforts to maintain and improve the microwave communications network across The New Republic of Sangria and its neighboring colonies and territories.
She is noted as pretty and soft-spoken, indeed something of a diplomat, though she also has good technical knowledge and leadership skills. She can be considered a Veteran ComsTech NPC, with skills in Administration, Computer, AeroSpace Pilot and Protocol.
She is noted as quite intelligent, but quiet, and keeps her intentions well hidden beneath a consistently helpful nature and calm exterior. Her technical expertise is well-documented, and was personally responsible for bringing many of the isolated microwave networks on-line after the 3024 1000-Days War.
As the offices located on “The Factory” are of importance to the international nature of her position, she spends most of her time on that station, but has personal access to a private shuttle, and is often visiting the capitals and distant outposts of her calling to check on communications matters for ComStar. She can usually be found in the Factory engaged in some task or another.
Demi-Precentor Jemma Starling was introduced to the unit during ComStar‘s assessment of the damages done to the nation’’s telecommunications network following the mysterious solar activity on June 10th, 3021. It was suspected she had been sent to check on the situation developing in San Succi as well.
In late 3022, Adept Starling was given control of the entire Sangrian microwave communications grid, and promoted to a senior Adept. She was often in Ciudad Garcia dealing with the political matters of her job, but travelled extensively across the country on business. She was often called upon to witness contract signings in the city, particularly regarding * “The Iron Dingoes”.
In late-3030, she was promoted to the rank of Demi-Precentor, a relatively new rank in the order, and assigned directly to work with Precentor Thomas Kaspian, the leader of the HPG in System – Dumassas. She was formally assigned observation of the Western Terramatirx Network, covering the areas of Sangira, San Isabel and Borealis, along with its various smaller territories and nearby independent colonies. As one of five Demi-Precentors on the planet, she holds an increasing level of authority, and many viewed her as being chosen to replace Precentor Kaspian, should he be promoted to a larger and more important post.
In 3042, with the removal of Precentor Kaspian from Terramatrix, she was overlooked to replace him, and Precentor Eowyn Lyons was placed in command of the planet’s network. While he seemed very conciliatory towards the Dingoes and their actions in the local constellation, she expressed his actions might not match these worlds, and won the support of the IDAD Council through offering them a small S-2 Star Dagger factory to support her against him in the future.
In 3048, she offered the unit the opportunity to gain Krupp Armament Works as technical advisors, in exchange for their support in the establishment of their Krupp Deep Space Munitions Plant in the system.