Matthew Stillwater
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Sgt. Stillwater, West Germany, 198█

Player: TheRaven

Position: Chemical/Biological/Nuclear Warfare Specialist

Demeanor: Nihilistic and a touch paranoid. Entirely willing to play the "dumb grunt" when he thinks it'd be advantageous. Confident but not to the point of being cocky.

Nature: Smarter than he lets on, and more relaxed around people he knows well. Absolute, hellbent dedication to the mission and team in the field, even at risk to himself. Fully aware he's an expendable asset and intends to go out scorched-earth-style in the end.

Description: 6'3", with a strong but wiry build. Usually seen in either unmarked BDUs or ripped jeans and heavy metal t-shirts. Reddish-brown hair kept short, though a bit longer than a military high-and-tight.

Stats:

Characters have 15 points to spend. It costs one point to buy a rank in a stat, or to be trained in a skill. Trained skills are indicated with bold.

Health
  • Physical Health: 10+resilience
  • Mental Health: 10+determination
  • Strength: 2
    • Athletics
    • Melee
    • Ranged (heavy)
  • Toughness: 3
    • Resilience
    • Determination
    • Antipsychic
  • Speed: 3
    • Acrobatics
    • Stealth
    • Ranged
  • Charm: 1
    • Persuasion
    • Bluff
    • Intimidation
  • Intelligence: 3
    • Perception
    • Insight
    • Logic
  • Education:
    • Science
    • Engineering
    • History
    • Survival
    • Medicine
Specialties
  • Special Weapons: 4 Matt is extensively trained in use of chemical/biological/nuclear weapons in the context of both defensive measures as well as offensive deployment, and receives a +4 bonus to relevant rolls (at GM discretion). In addition, while he may not be equipped for it, he is knowledgeable on first aid and field treatment for the above and will likely be able to guide other characters through what to do.
  • 18B: 2 Initially serving as a SF Weapons Sergeant, Matt is familiar with most NATO and foreign small arms, and consequently receives a +2 bonus to ranged with Normal-class conventional long guns (rifle, shotgun, machine gun, etc). Does not apply to non-firearms or exotic weapons that may turn up.
  • Feel No Pain: 2 Special Weapons training is a gruelling process, and successful candidates generally have incredible tolerance for the worst conditions imaginable. Matt is no exception, and rolls +2 to Determination against incapacitating attacks or environments.

Gear:

Possessions:

  • Stacks of Army field and technical manuals on everything from fallout protection to vehicle maintenance.
  • Small collection of deactivated explosive ordnance for "training purposes" (primarily souvenirs)
  • Various supplies (ammo, MREs, spare masks and filters, etc), more than strictly necessary

Personal History:

Born in a small Oklahoma town in 1956, Matt's early life was marked by tragedy when at age six a car crash took the lives of both his parents. Luckily, his situation quickly turned around when several months later, he was taken in by his uncle, Sergeant-Major Anthony Stillwater, a decorated Army Special Forces veteran with experience in WWII and Korea. It came as no surprise that Matt would choose to follow in his adoptive father's footsteps, enlisting in the Army out of high school and soon finding himself accepted for Special Forces training.

However, before having the opportunity to deploy as SF, Stillwater was instead recruited into a highly-classified force under command of the Army Chemical Corps, known simply as the Special Weapons Group. After two years of intensive training on countermeasures, tactics, and usage of chemical/biological/nuclear munitions, the full depth of the world he'd stepped into was revealed: Special Weapons Group was in place as a deterrent and counter to potential Soviet anomalous weapons deployment in Europe.

Once fully briefed and cleared, Matt was soon deployed to a hardened Special Weapons site near Wildflecken, West Germany with the official cover of being part of 144th Ordnance Company. The exact details of his service remain unclear, but records show a number of unusual "accidental" deaths and injuries within the ranks of Special Weapons troops in the region, culminating in a series of incidents in 1981-1982 that left over a dozen of his teammates listed as killed or missing in action, and Stillwater himself in hospital for over a month. Officially discharged from the Army (by request) in mid-1983, Matt was contacted and eventually brought in by Foundation recruitment for his particular knowledge of CBRN warfare and GRU-P activity, and was quickly assigned to Mobile Task Force Psi-7.

Miscellaneous:

  • Identifying marks: blood type tattoo on chest (O NEG), circular scar on left inner forearm from blister agent exposure in training.

Loot

  • Silent explosives (Psi-7 standard)

Contacts

  • Various former and current Special Weapons personnel
  • Military Intelligence in Europe

Training

  • Languages: English, German, Russian
  • Familiar with GRU-P capabilities and operations in Western Europe
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