Battletech : The Farscape Campaign
LtJG Abelinda Rivera
Junior Militia Officer
LtJG Abelinda Rivera is a compact, brash, witty and fairly unshakeable young woman who wants a good life, and the freedom to pursue her own destiny. She also likes to shoot things, so there is that part of her that sees a military life as more than just a job… it’s a paid hobby.
Born to be a mercenary, but trapped by a society that looked down on her genetics, she happily serves in the Iron Dingoes as a junior officer in their “Militia” forces. She is a Regular NPC Infantry Officer. In addition to knowledge of accounting and administrative services, she is a bit of a gun-nut, and loves to tear-down any new weapons she comes across. She often assists Captain Holden in administration of the unit.
LtJG Abelinda Rivera was born and raised on System – Dumassas. She went to college and learned accounting, eventually gaining a position in the military as a junior clerk. She served well but found that she wanted more opportunity, but it was something not offered often to women in the Sangrian Military. Combat positions, let alone officer promotions among women on Terramatrix were rare.
When the Iron Dingoes placed a training company with the Presidential Guard for a year, in Contract – Operation : “Show-and-Tell”, she had her chance. Serving initially as a liaison with the unit, she took the opportunity of their hiring, to request a transfer, and after pulling all her marks in, got it.
_Lt. Rivera quickly rose to the attention of her CO, Captain-Brevet Jerri Holden, and has become the lead officer of the 3rd Militia Platoon, “The Black Tower”. She works hard to maintain her position, by leading through example.