Campaign of the Month: June 2014
Battletech (Farscape) : The New Breed
Master Tech (Intelligence) Shakira Isabella Demarkos "Marada"
FIeld Agent for Field Operations
Master Tech (Intelligence) Shakira Isabella Demarkos is a skilled musician and agent for Field Operations in * “The Dingoes’ Fangs”. She is rated a Veteran NPC Intelligence Operative, with supporting skills in music, dance and singing.
After many years serving her father as an administrative lead in the “Dent des Chien” (French : “The Hound’s Fangs”) she took over management of the team in early-3032, along with a promotion to Master Tech. Operating as the lead officer of Rockhopper Exploration, she is able to co-ordinate with other agents in the Dingoes Fangs, and provide them with information, orders, and equipment for both domestic and international operations. In many ways, she and her team, under the guise of Rockhopper, are the defacto lead contacts to field agents in the intelligence arms of the Iron Dingoes.
In local intelligence circles, she is known as “Marada”.
Daughter of Master Tech (Intelligence) Fernando Botero “Picasso”, Shakira Demarkos was raised with a love and appreciation for music and dance. She spent her early years learning both, and by the time she was a teen of fifteen, she was a able to write a well-received song “The Crystal Rose”, but failed to get good marketing for her music outside of the Iron Wheel habitat she was raised in. When she was twenty, she moved with her father and several half-siblings to Joshua’s Station, where he entered a half-retirement, and she became somewhat estranged.
Her husband, Antonia de la Rua Demarkos, a well-known Zero-G Ball player, married her soon after they were introduced. Their daughter, Senior Tech (Intelligence) Selena Marie Demarkos was born quickly thereafter, and she settled into a quiet life as a mother, putting her career behind her. Her husband’s suspicious death ten years later led her to re-examine the priorities of her life, and she was soon re-acquainted with her distant family and her estranged father. She was promoted by her father in various venues, and became fairly well-known in Joshua’s Station for her singing and unique dance styles.
When her father’s contacts led him to be targeted for recruitment by both Seraphim and Taurian Intelligence, she chose to accompany him into relative exile, taking her daughter along (for her safety) with them. She has since become a low-level agent for * “The Dingoes’ Fangs” Field Operations, working cover as a singer/performer, and showing a good aptitude in ferreting-out information from her targets. Although concerned for her daughter’s care, she has groomed her to follow in her footsteps, and Selena has grown to become a good singer/performer as well, despite her young age.
Over several years in The Federative Republic of San Marcos, she and her network were over-shadowed by the efforts of her daughter, and she had taken a back-seat in her intelligence work, though she maintained her own list of contacts and has her own minor successes.
For several years she held a direct role under the Rockhopper Exploration administration, and operated largely as a communications manager for the company, keeping in communication with the other operatives of the Dingoes Fangs, and assisting in funding their operations. In early-3032, she was promoted to lead of the Hound’s Fangs, and took over from her father when he “retired” to Whispering Dove Winery, becoming the chief operations officer of Rockhopper Exploration.