Campaign of the Month: June 2014
Battletech : The Farscape Campaign
Dame Modesty Scrope "Viper"
The Werewolves' Shadow
“Dame” Modesty Scrope is an enigma, with little actual position, but serves in the command staff completing various tasks as needed by Lieutenant SG Jessa Dajus-Marik, and otherwise in the company of her lover, Wraith. She has taken the lead position in * “The Werewolves”, and has quickly gained a reputation for ruthless action, through force of personality alone. The mission of The Werewolves under her tenure, has been one of “Get it Done, whatever is in our way…”. They have never yet failed a mission.
Modesty is a Regular NPC Spec Ops trooper, with specialties making her Veteran in key areas, such as melee combat and performing surveillance work. She has displayed numerous cybernetic enhancements, wired reflexes and potentially a number of deep cavity recording devices; in short, she’s a very good spy, though she won’t talk about them or what she is truly capable of…
She is also a noted Regular Bureaucrat NPC; being a skilled litigant and has experience running a small corporation. She also has a great deal of knowledge of Herotitus bureaucratic protocols, but her name has little power or weight anymore in the planet’s Moot, its association of nobles. In some circles, it’s positively reviled.
Modesty is typically wearing some form of “modern” gown or dress-suit, but as easily wears fatigues and infantry greens in training. In daily wear, she dons a Concealed Ballistic Plate Longcoat (E-F-D : BAR 3/4/4/3 : -1 to PER : Known as “Diplomatic Armor” in high-society circles), wielding a Rapier (A-C-B : BAR 1M/1 : 1 kg), and a matched pair of Dueling Pistols (C-A-C : AP/BD 4B/4 : 6 Shots : RNG 8/18/45/100 : +1 to hit). Otherwise, she uses an Iron Dingoes “Elite” Infantry Field Kit in training and when deployed in the field, though she retains her pistols and rapier.
Modesty’s origins are shrouded in mystery, though she admits her earliest memories were of being in a refugee camp in Kalyros, Greece on Terra. The tale of her journey from eight-year-old refugee orphan to twenty-something cybernetic assassin is something she won’t relate, though even she admits parts of it remain murky and beyond her recollection.
Modesty Scrope is a noted lawyer and bureaucrat, with skills expected of a formerly successful leader of a corporation. Her noble family, the Scropes of Heroditus, were into a variety of underhanded schemes, all of which fell to pieces during the “School of Hard Knocks” incident, when they tried to gain access to The Colony of Little Heavens untapped drug trade potential. Her family has since abandoned its assets on System – Heroditus (which were subsequently seized by the Libertine Council), and has since seemingly attached herself to the Iron Dingoes, more as protection from further attempts on her life than anything else.
Noble, and letting everyone around her know it, Modesty Scrope is a black-haired (recently dyed blond), black-eyed, and sun-starved woman. Catty, cruel, spiteful and rude, she is still smart and dangerous when cornered. She has a fondness for unique weapons, her favorite being a “Yawara Stick”, though she can use staffs, slings, epees and others.
Modesty has shown a slight spot of kindness (although it might just be her devious attitude) towards Captain Mitchell Kitsune “Wraith”. Regardless, she and he are lovers at the moment. She has fit in well with the training routines of the Line Infantry units, and has been openly accepted, though she does not involve herself with them outside training operations. Perhaps, above all, she has remained uninvolved in any activity beyond those required by her training and spends countless hours pouring through the Dingoes growing data base, and working with Master Tech Melinda Clarke “Echo” in the unit’s Command & Control. Of late, she seems almost restless.