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Tiffany Korta, June 29 in Freedom City News
Who are you? Sum yourself up in one sentence.
Just a very old traveller through space
Do you have any nicknames, street names, titles, or nom de plume?
The Traveller, I’ve got a bit of a wanderlust.
What is your full birth name?
Sitara Shashikala, roughly translate to Star Brightmoon
Where do you live?
Lots of different places. Right now the closest to a home I guess is CoVic station.
How old are you? What year were you born (if applicable)?
Roughly five thousands years, give or take a decade or two.
What is your gender? If not applicable, please explain.
mArttikAvata changed a lot but I still female.
How would you describe your heritage?
Apparently I from the Indus Valley people, ancestor of the modern Indians
How tall are you?
Let’s see in your units 172 cm tall.
What is your body type?
Do you have any particular weaknesses, such as allergies or physical disabilities?
Does a wanderlust count?
How do you carry yourself? Are you graceful, or heavy on your feet? Can you be stealthy, do you walk with confidence?
I like the term slinky.
Describe your skin, eye, and hair color.
Brown eyes and Black hair.
How do you wear your hair, if applicable? Do you have facial hair?
I’ve tried many styles over the centuries, right now I tend to keep it fairly long.
Do you consider yourself attractive? Do others?
Beauty standards vary so much through the galaxy, but I like to think I hold my own among humanoids.
Do you have any scars, tattoos, piercings, or birthmarks?
My regeneration means I can’t keep any body marking, though I’ve tried a few things over the years.
Do you resemble anyone famous?
After a few millennia I think its more the other way around.
Do you have a dominant hand?
Always been fine with both hands, its a gift I guess.
What kind of clothing do you wear?
For everyday use I tend to prefer a simple jumpsuit.
Do you wear makeup?
What is your vocal range? Is your voice distinctive in some way?
Good enough to carry a drinking song.
Do you have any distinctive habits, nervous tics, or mannerisms? Where did they come from, and what causes them? Do other people notice and remark on these habits? Do they annoy you or other people?
Lots of little ones over the years.
Where do you come from?
Small village of Shashikala it’s not existed for a very long time
Have you made any major moves, or do you live in your hometown?
Only all across the spiral arm of this galaxy.
Do you feel loyal to your country of citizenship? Do you consider yourself patriotic? How do you feel about the government of your country?
My people are long gone, I’ve found new allies to pledge myself too.
How do you feel about the place you come from?
I don’t think about it much, but those rare times I miss it terribly.
Where is your home town? What was/is it like?
Somewhere in place now called Pakistan, I’ve not been back recently.
Growing up, were most of the people you knew similar to you, or were you somehow a minority? How did that affect you?
Growing up I was pretty normal really.
Is there something you've always been really good at or really bad at? How has that affected your life?
Exploration, was always looking to see what was over that next hill.
Were there any traumatic experiences in your early years (death of a family member, abandonment, orphaned at an early age)?
Until the mArttik Avata arrive things were going pretty good.
Briefly describe a defining moment in your childhood and how it influenced your life.
There was a sacrid cave that no one was meant to go in, it was haunted or cursed or something. One night I snuck in regardless, finding it was full of this beautiful cave art older then even our little village. From then on I was always sticking me nose into places that I wasn’t allowed to go.
What stupid things did you do when you were younger?
There was this little river spirit we used to tease all the time, luckily it wasn’t powerful enough to do more than a little shock.
Where did you go to school? How much school did you have, and did you enjoy it?
No school for me we learned what we needed through watching others do there job, and questions lots of questions.
Do you have any mementos of your childhood? What are they, and why did you keep them? If you have none, why not?
An hair comb that I wore the day I left Earth, I still wear it often.
When did you decide to become a hero? Why? Did anyone influence you one way or another in the decision?
The mArttik Avata needed warriors to fight against an ancient foe, and I couldn’t turn down a chance to explore the Galaxy.
Is the reason you give people for becoming a hero different than your real reason? If so, why?
Nope I’m a simple girl with a simple wanderlust.
Do you have any deep, dark secrets in the past that may come back to haunt you?
We fought a war among the stars and whilst fighting I’ve done some suspect things in the past, whole species might have a grudge against me, though to them I might be no more than a legend.
Do you represent yourself as being different from who you really are? Why?
What you see is what you get.
If you do have these secrets, what do you fear would happen if the truth became known? How far would you go to protect those secrets?
I’ve come to term with what I’ve done in the past and if I can I’d make amends for what I’d done.
Do you have any sort of criminal record? If so, is it public knowledge?
I was wanted for a bit in the Lor Republic and I’m still an outlaw in the Khanate.
What are your biological parents' names?
Were you raised by them? If not, please explain and describe who raised you.
I was raised by my parents yes.
What was their standing in the community? What did/do they do for a living?
Farming folk when it was still a new idea.
Where are your parents now?
They live on in my mind now.
Did your family stay in one area or move around a lot?
Apart from a yearly visit to the market at the nearby larger town we stayed in our own village.
How did you get along with their parents? How do you get along with them now (if applicable).
I always got on well with my parents.
How do your parents view you now, or how would they?
I think they’d be proud of all the good I’ve done through the centuries, though maybe not how I spend my spare time.
Do you have any siblings? If so how many and what are their names? Describe your relationship with them.
I come from a large family, I’m sure hundred of generations have come from my brothers and sisters.
What was your birth order in the family?
I was a middle child, some of my elder siblings had already married before I came of age.
Where are your siblings now (if applicable)? Do they have families of their own? What do they do?
As far as I know I’m the only surviving member of my family.
Do you stay in touch with them or have you become estranged?
I had to give them all up when I left for the stars.
Do you love or hate one member of the family in particular?
I think its been to long to hold a grudge about the petty things that happened back then.
Is any member of the family special to you in any way (perhaps, as a confidant, mentor, or arch-rival)?
Are there any black (or white) sheep in the family (including you)? If so, please explain.
I guess I’m the black sheep of the family.
Do you have a notorious or celebrated ancestor? If so, please explain, including how it has affected your life.
I always enjoying meeting our ancestors during the special days when they could visit.
Do you have a partner and children currently? If so, please describe them.
I’ve adopted a little girl who I look after when I can.
If you do not have a partner or children, do you want them someday? How firm are you in your opinion on this, and what might change your mind?
I’ve had a few various children down the centuries.
What type of person would be your ideal mate?
Once I figure it out I’ll let you know, though I really enjoying all the practice to help find out.
Do you have any close friends? If so, please describe them, and how you came to be close to them.
I like to figure the fellow Praetorians as friends.
Do you have a best friend? If so, how did they become your best friend? How close are you to your best friend?
Even though she’s technically my boss I like to think of Amara as my best friend, we get to call each other out on the crap we (well mostly me) get up with.
If you were to go missing, who would worry about you?
Eventually all of them I hope, I do tend to go wandering for long periods.
Have you lost any loves? If so, how did it happen, and what did you do?
Time has not been kind on me, I’ve lost many people down through the ages.
Do you have any bitter enemies? If so, please describe them and their history with you.
The upside of that is you tend to outlive your enemies as well.
If you have enemies, how do you think they might attempt to work against you in the future?
I’m sure many people wish me and the Praetorians harm
What is the worst thing someone has done to you?
Wiping out an entire civilization and those I fought with counts I guess.
Where do your loyalties lie? In what order?
When the Praetorians call I’ll always be there, but I also always look out for myself.
Who or what do you trust the most? Why?
My fellow Praetorians obviously.
Who or what do you despise? Why?
Bullies anyone who tried to oppress people really.
What qualities do you admire most in other people? Are these qualities you possess?
Spirit of freedom and a desire to explore. Things that I have in spades.
What qualities do you hate most in other people? Do you have any of those qualities?
Those that try to oppose the freedom of others.
Do you have a secret identity? If so, who knows it? Do you hide it from people who are close to you? Why?
No, I doubt anyone really knows who I am really.
Do you work well on teams and in groups? Are you a leader or a follower?
I’ve been involved in teams for most of my career, I can lead if needed but for now I follow.
Are you on a super team? If so, how do you get along with your comrades? Do you trust them, or do you have secrets from them?
I’m a member of the Praetorians. I get on with all of them as far as I know.
Are you a member of any church, fraternal organization, club, committee, political party, or other group? How much time do you spend on that?
I’ve been members of many of these over the years.
Personality & Beliefs
Who are your heroes?
Did you ever become disillusioned with former heroes or idols? If so, why and what were the circumstances?
Do you like being a hero? If so, what is the most rewarding part? If not, what makes you keep doing it?
The sense of adventure and challenging yourself against the universe, what’s not to love? And if that gets to much there’s always a chance to just go off and explore the wonders of the universe.
Is there anything that would make you give up hero work, or even switch sides?
I’d never switch side but sometimes its tempting to just wander off for a while.
What are your short term goals (what would you like to be doing within a year)?
I’m trying to find out what happened to the race that created me in the first place.
What are your long term goals (what would you like to be doing twenty years from now)?
I plan to explore every star in the universe.
What is your greatest fear? Why? What do you do when something triggers this fear?
Is there anything you would give you life for?
I’ve tried to give my life to protect others before, but its never seen to stick.
How do you feel about money and material wealth? Do you desire it or disdain it? Are you miserly with what you have, or do you like to share? Is it mark of success, or a means to an end?
I’ve been wealthy before, it never seems to last though.
How do you generally treat others?
With respect, unless they’re an arse.
Are you a trusting person? Has your trust ever been abused?
Mostly trusting, but never to much I’ve seen the worse in people before.
Are you introverted (shy and withdrawn) or extroverted (outgoing)? Do you have a lot of self-confidence?
Very extroverted and very, very confident.
How do you act around attractive, available members of your preferred sex?
I have a habit of taking what I want.
What are your most annoying habits?
I may spend to much time in the bar, though I don’t starts fights... that often.
Do you feel contempt for any general category of people? Who are they, and why?
I give everyone a chance, but only one.
What is your favorite food? Do you prefer any particular type of food? Do you take the time to enjoy your food, or do you eat as fast as you can?
I miss my mothers cooking, I doubt they even cook the same kind of foods as we eat back then.
What is your favorite drink (alcoholic or otherwise)?
I’ve never met a alcoholic drink I didn’t like, though I keep trying a lot.
What is your favorite treat (dessert)?
Love my treats now and again.
Are there any specific foodstuffs that you find disgusting or refuse to eat?
I’ll try anything once, and then maybe again to be sure.
What is your favorite color? Are there any colors you dislike?
How could you dislike any of the wonderful colors of creation?
What sort of music do you like? Is there any that you hate?
I tend to look for the next musical things, always looking for the new.
If you have a favorite scent, what is it?
When I feel a little nostalgic the smell of baking bread from our old kiln.
Do you have a favorite animal?
I always envied the birds because they could fly, luckily now I can a well.
What is your most treasured possession? Why?
An old hair grip from my home, I’ve carried it through all these centuries.
Do you enjoy "roughing it", or do you prefer your creature comforts?
Both really, nothing like a relaxing bath after a few days in the field.
Is there a job or a task you would absolutely refuse to do?
Do you consider yourself a spiritual person? If so, how do your beliefs affect your life?How important is it to you?
When I was young we would visit the various spirits that lived alongside us, the fact that they exist is something I carry quietly inside myself.
Was your faith influenced or molded by anyone special?
Just those that told us the tales of the gods and spirits that would sometimes visit our village.
If you belong to a religious organization, how often do you attend? Do you have a specific place of worship, or friends within the organization? How much do you agree with the beliefs of your organization?
I’ve tried a few, but they never stuck.
Could you kill? Have you killed?
I’ve been a soldier and have when necessary taken a lives.
What circumstances led to you forming that conviction, or taking that action?
Like I said was in a war, or two, and then you don’t have a choice but to defend yourself.
Are there circumstances under which you believe it is permissible to kill? What are they?
It should always be the last resort, but if saving someone involves taking a life I won’t hesitate.
How would you react to watching someone kill another person? Would your reaction be different if the killer was a friend or an enemy of yours?
Depends, if the person didn’t deserve to die I would try and stop the killing.
How would you react if something important was stolen from you?
Depends on the circumstances, generally I don’t hold onto things.
How would you react to public humiliation?
Things change and the humiliation will go away, helps that I can outlast most people that would remember.
How would you react if a good friend or relative were purposely or accidentally killed? Has it happened to you?
Depending on the circumstances I would make sure they were to placed to rest and bring the people involved to justice or find revenge.
What do you consider to be the worst crime someone could commit and why?
Death of self, after a while all you have is your memories.
If your life were to end in 24 hours, what five things would you do in those remaining hours?
Throw a massive party for my friends, enjoy the end wit the people I care about.
Career & Training
Do you have any special training in your hero skills? If so, where and how did you get it?
I was trained to be a warrior, and engineer, along with centuries of experience.
Who taught you the most about your heroing abilities? What was your relationship with that person?
The mArttik Avata, some call them the Architects trained me in the skills needed for war. I believed in there cause enough to leave my home and life behind.
Do you have any particularly unusual skills? How did you acquire them?
I’ve picked up one or two strange skills over the centuries.
Do you do something besides hero work for a living? Have you ever done anything else, or do you plan to?
I’m an engineer as much as a warrior, I’m no more happier than guts deep in a piece of equipment.
What is your preferred combat style?
Quick and effective, not pretty but it gets the job done.
Have you ever received any awards or honours?
Far to many to count.
What skill areas would you like most to improve in? Is there anything you can't do that you wish desperately you could?
Can’t carry a tune, unless drunk but doesn’t everyone else?
How do you act around people who are more skilled than you in areas you'd like to improve? Are you jealous, or do you try and learn?
Why would I? Its just an opportunity to learn something new.
Lifestyle & Hobbies
What is a normal day for you? How do you feel when something interrupts this routine?
Get up, look after the kid, then some combat practice before spending most of the day doing routine maintenance. Maybe a few drinks before bed
Do you have any hobbies, or interests outside hero work? What are they, and where did you pick them up?
I tinker and look at everything over the years.
What do you do for fun?
A few drinks and good company in an undiscovered bar.
Do you have a costume? What does it look like?
An intirct and beautifully designed piece of powered armor in sparkling white.
How do you normally dress when not in costume?
Prefer a nice comfortable jumpsuit.
What do you wear to bed most nights?
A smile and good company.
Do you wear any special jewelry? What is it, and what does it look like?
My hair grip a simple thing that is all I have from home.
Do you have a special place where you keep your valuables?
Nope I like to travel light.
What's your preferred means of local travel? How about long distance?
I like to experiment. If all else fails I can get there under my own power.
Have you ever made a will, or tried to make arrangements for your death? What provisions did you make?
I’ve had a few wakes planned through the centuries, always managed to survive to enjoy them myself.
If your features were to be destroyed beyond recognition, is there any other way of identifying your body?
I’m sure that there’s are a few things the mArttik Avata left inside me.
What would you like to be remembered for after your death?
That everything I did made a difference, even for a little while.
Do you believe you pose a threat to the public? Why or why not?
What do you perceive as your greatest strength?
My brains is my greatest strength.
What do you perceive as your greatest weakness?
I’m a little flighty sometime, I just have this wanderlust sometimes.
As a player, if you could, what advice would you give your character? Speak as if he/she were sitting right here in front of you. Use proper tone so they might heed your advice...
Shine on you crazy diamond.
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