Campaign of the Month: June 2014
Battletech (Farscape) : The New Breed
Major Paula "Kaliente" Perez
Veteran Infantry Officer
Major Paula “Kaliente” Perez is a senior officer in the Iron Dingoes Infantry, 2nd Platoon, “Star’s Reach Militia”. As lead for many years in her troop, she has proven decisive and commanding, leading by example. She is also known as the toughest warrior in her battalion and its best sniper.
Major Perez is a Veteran NPC Rifle Infantry Officer. In addition to her habits of weight-training and a propensity for larger caliber weapons, she is known as a very capable marksman.
In her battalion, Perez consistently holds the highest rating as a marksman, and continues to personally train the snipers in her unit. Their marksman skills are one level higher than usual, and many have privately-owned sniper rifles in their barracks. Several in her unit are former native scouts, with appropriate skills in jungle survival and forward observation.
Born to a soldier of the Guardia Civilia in the Sangrian Capital of San Succi, LtJG Perez joined the national military early in her life, in part to escape from a domineering father. LtJG Perez proved to be a capable marksman, often carrying a sniper rifle in addition to her standard gear. She rose through its enlisted ranks, and was considered a lance corporal, but was relegated to non-combat roles typical of Sangrian women in the military.
Early in 3020, she caught the eye of Captain Jerri Holden, and after being offered a place in the unit, quickly resigned her position in the Sangrian military for a shot at leading a platoon of Iron Dingoes Militia. Just before the end of 3020, and the completion of the unit’s contract with the government, she was offered the lead in her platoon, and a commission to LtJG (Lieutenant Junior Grade). She has proven very good as a junior officer, and likely has her eye on a higher grade in time.
During her time between contracts in early-3022, she was given the nickname “Kaliente” by senior command, in reference to her distracting several guards with her feminine wiles, to get information regarding troop movements in the Corazón Jungle. For about a year, she took young Scout Abigail Breslin “Winter” as an apprentice during this time, to give her some jungle survival and sniper training.
By late-3025, with her record of loyalty and success, it was inevitable she be promoted, and was granted a Captain’s rank and given the command of the relatively young 2nd Ghost Battalion “The Bronze Ghosts”. She continues a tradition of demanding high levels of marksmanship and survival training among all her unit, which is valuable given their position in the relatively isolated fortress of * Castle Corazón.
In late-3032, she was reassigned to the leading battalion position in * Task Force Dingo, and breveted to the rank of Major, pending the full organization of that unit beyond its paper tiger status. The unit then occupied temporary barracks in Garrison, in preparation for its repositioning.
Following its operations in both The (Territorial) District of Esmereldas and Marabitanas, her rank was made permanent, and she was then sent to The Province of Central Marcos as part of Task Force DIngo in 3039, where she and her unit excelled as occupation forces. Her force were the flagship unit during that occupation, and drew a great deal of international attention, largely due to her own leadership in the patriarchal society of Central Marcos. By 3045, she was something of an unintentional international celebrity.