Campaign of the Month: June 2014
Battletech (Farscape) : The New Breed
Executive Administrator Mia Ospina
Heir to the Ospina Fortune
Mia Ospina is the grand-daughter to General Pedro Nel Ospina, and the heir to that family’s large fortune. A student at the San Succi national university, she studied accounting and business management, but was also involved in its once nationally-rated soccer and swimming teams, and today operates as her family’s face in its numerous philanthropic endeavors with The Sangrian Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences. She is fluent in Spanish, English and German, and has since also learned a little Japanese and Portuguese.
In addition to her skill in athletics, she is rather intelligent, but wastes most of it through hard living and in a constant sense of anger towards her father. She utterly adores her grand-father, however, and the former general sees the intelligence and grace in her that just needs focus, and is the reason she is the company’s face in its donations and other charity endeavors. In truth, these efforts have borne fruit, and she is starting to see the value in what her family fortunes can accomplish.
She was also known to be a serial dater, and has in the past gone through men (and women) as quickly as she can. She has, however, met something of an enigma in her life, in the form of Doctor Max Helmut “Moxie”, whom she at first seemed to view as a means of getting back at her father, but has suddenly become somewhat infatuated by his intelligence and odd behavior. The fact he was a local “bad-boy” in his attachment to the Iron Dingoes, was initially just icing on the cake.
Born in 3005 in The District of Antiquia, she lived a fairly exclusive life of luxury and entitlement, eventually entering the national college in San Succi in 3024. She graduated, with a degree in Administration and Business in late-3028, and promptly started work with Ospina Coffee Company as her grand-father’s personal assistant. It is obvious that he sees her as taking over the company in the very near future, once he retires fully from the business. Meanwhile, she increasingly takes a forward role in its operations.
In late-3031, it was quietly announced that Mia and Moxie were formally engaged, with the full blessings of her grand-father. The couple were later married in mid-3032 in a lavish, though fairly low-key marriage in the family’s traditional hometown chapel in The District of Antiquia. After a whirlwind honeymoon, Mia took on the leadership of her family corporation, Ospina Coffee and its varied interests, with her grand-father largely retiring to a bucolic life in dedication to his family and the Catholic Church.
Ospina Coffee Company : Ospina Coffee, the oldest family-owned coffee company in existence today, was established in The Republic of Sangria, by Don Mariano Ospina Rodríguez in 2843. Ospina Rodríguez was one of the pioneers of coffee growing in Sangria and San Isabel, and began exporting this luxury drink across the constellation and into Davion space.
Today, the company is controlled by General Pedro Nel Ospina, a former general of the Sangrian Army Command, who also controls an extensive series of coffee plantations across The District of Antiquia, and numerous financial investments among the local industries in San Succi, though some have been lost with the recent civil disorder.
The Ospina family remains supportive of the present military coup, backing General Pierre Garza, and is allowed to operate much as it used to, exporting its crop of roasted coffee beans as a bulk good, and through its numerous coffee houses located everywhere in the nation. The Ospina family is considered the wealthiest clan in the nation.
Mia was married in mid-3032 to her fiancé Moxie, and after her whirlwind honeymoon, took over control of the Ospina Coffee Company as its Executive Administrator. Presently, she works hard to live up to the shadow cast by her grand-father, and strives to maintain a position of respect among her new employees and family as its young matriarch.
In mid-3034, Mia Ospina promoted her company as a leading proponent of establishing the Terramatrix Trade Authority (TTA), recognizing the organization as a means to promote Ospina Coffee into the interstellar markets. Working closely with O’ Coffee, the Ospina brand took a leadership role in the meetings of late-3034, and became something of a well-known supporter of common Terramatrix across the planet as a result, based largely on its own history as such within The New Republic of Sangria. The brand is likely to play a prominent role in the face of the TTA in the years to come.
In earlty-3037, she and her company announced it would continue funding various low-level research projects through Royal Sangrian Academy of Sciences for the foreseeable future. This was facilitated by the grant of a sizable sum of cash into a fund for future funding through interest payments, and was backed by a substantial tax credit from the national government for its actions. This ensured the lights would remain on and the site would be funded for the next generation or two.