Heinrich_von_Kleist

Basic Info:

Player: Denied_Existence

Position: Field Agent

Demeanor: Stoic with a often distant stare, the look of a man who has been through hell and back. Generally perceived as kind.

Nature: Involved for the majority of the Second World War on the eastern front, Heinrich has seen things both mundane and a few extraordinary that have left him a shell of his former self. He still believes in the heart of the German soldier, despite seeing them at their worst. He has been unable to find his family, likely lost beyond the iron curtain, and is often distant. However, his battle-born leadership and unwillingness to yield still burn brightly when called upon.

Description: 6' 2" with light-brown hair and green eyes; large build.

Stats:

Health
  • Physical Health: 7
  • Mental Health: 7
Basic Skills
  • Physical Defense: 6
  • Mental Defense: 5
  • Perception: 4
  • Agility: 4
  • Strength: 6
  • Persuasion: 2
Pseudo-Specialty Skills
  • Melee: 4(+3)
  • Ranged: 4
Specialty Skills:

You have twelve points to distribute among as many or as few specialty skills as you see fit (but at least three is almost always warranted). Remember to explain what each specialty entails.

  • Sturmtruppen: (6).

The German Wehr had inherited the Stormtrooper ethos of their fathers after much experimentation in the Great War. This, a form of infiltration doctrine, influenced the Wehr's strategic and operational doctrine throughout the second World War, putting great emphasis on individual decision-making. While other armies sat and awaited orders, the Stormtroopers are racing ahead to take their objectives with brutal efficiency.

  • House by house, Yard by Yard: (3).

Heinrich's company was one of many involved in the massive battle of Stalingrad, spending most of
the fall and winter of 1942 embroiled in the viscious house-to-house fighting with the Red Army. When the 6th Army was encircled during the freezing winter, he was one of the few able to escape destruction amidst the ruined city. His time there has left him a veteran of close-combat and urban warfare, and hardened him beyond recognition of his pre-war self.

  • Relic of the Prussians: (3).

Heinrich's hero was and always has been Frederich the Great of Prussia, an icon of old Prussian glory, a tradition that is deeply ingrained within the history of the Wehr. Heinrich always strived to be a leader like his hero, and was granted the chance upon the death of his commander during the commencement of Operation Barbarossa. He led as squad-leader through the remainder of the war, only briefly rising to command his company in the final few months of the Reich.

Possessions:

List everything your character carries on their person here. Be reasonable.

  • Walther P38

- 4 spare magazines

  • First-aid kit
  • Watch
  • Notepad, small journal, and pens
  • 2 Emergency flares

And everything that they keep in their room at Site 19. Anything that's not listed here or in the section above will be difficult for the character to retrieve.

  • Sturmgewehr 44 & Bayonet
  • Weapon cleaning equipment
  • Additional ammunition supply
  • Medical kit
  • Pathfinding equipment (Compass, maps, ect)
  • Old uniform
  • Books and journals from his service
  • Binoculars

Personal History:

Heinrich was born April 22, 1918 in Leipzig, Germany to a middle-class family. His father had served in the Great War, and Heinrich heard many tails of bravery and hardship while he was growing up, their well-being hit hard during the depression.

He enlisted in the Wehr in 1937, being assigned to a Panzergrenadier division shortly before the invasion of Poland. His unit fought hard in Belgium and France before being transferred to the eastern front for Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of the Soviet Union.

In September 1941, a few weeks after the start of the invasion, his company arrived in the small Russian village of Valynagorsk, Ukraine. There, they were attacked by mobs of crazed villagers, encountering massive amounts of civilian resistance.

His squad captured a church-like structure in the center of the town after engaging in close-quarters fighting to clear it. Within, they discovered a strange rusty black obelisk of unknown origin. They radioed their findings to their commanders, and after a few hours of holding the building, recieved orders directly from the division commander to destroy the object, which was successfully accomplished via use of explosives. After the obelisk's destruction, the remaining villagers were seen to enter a coma-like state, and were later shipped off on trucks when an SS company was sent to relieve them. A day later, his squad-leader ran blindly towards a soviet MG nest in the middle of combat, and was gunned down, leaving Heinrich to assume the position.

He was present in Stalingrad, particularly during the battle for the fortified Tractor Factory, and directed an attack on a soviet anti-tank gun that would later see him awarded the Iron Cross. After the retreat from the city, his unit was returned to Germany for rest and refitting until the fateful fighting at Kursk, sealing the fate of the German situation in the east.

Through the final years he fought the Soviets time and again in defense and counter-attacks, culminating in the battle for Budapest, the Hungarian capitol, which would leave his unit mauled beyond revival but saw him promoted to Company Commander. What was left of his Division surrendered to the western Allies in Austria three days after the major surrender of German forces.

Following the war, Heinrich attempted to re-connect with his family, likely trapped beyond the Iron curtain, but had no success for his 7 year search after being released from an American POW camp.

In 1946, he was tried for the war-crimes of his unit committed in the village of Valynagorsk, where evidence was presented that his company had massacred demonstrating civilians. The charges were inexplicably dropped when an unnamed organization intervened on his behalf.

After his failure to find his family years later, Heinrich moved from bar to bar before being approached by the previous commanding officer of his division, bringing him into contact with the Foundation.

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