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by Lewis Roberts
Jamie had never been exposed to outworlders and she was quite taken with them. She neglected her farm work and took to hanging around the crew, in particular Dideo Boggins, the astrogator. When it came time for the ship to leave, she begged Dideo to take her with him. He too had grown close, and he managed to convince the captain of the ship to take on Jamie as the steward. Jamie thought this sounded wonderful, but she later came to realize that this meant she was the cook and washwoman. She also learned that the ship wasn't a simple trader, but a freebooter, ravaging the subsector. Taking what they needed and living a life of freedom. Rather than being traumitized by this discovery, she thought it was quite romantic.
After a few months, she the had lost some of that romanticism, but she still loved the life. She wasn't willing to be the cook forever and eventually started tagging along on raids and learning the basics of ship's operations. To the suprise of the entire crew, she was very good at this and quickly surpassed many of the crew members. She had a natural knack for tactical situations and was also a crack shot.
In 1191, Dideo died while on a raid against a settlment. Jamie was upset about this, but she figured they had some good times and eventually everyone's number comes up. In 1193, the Shinai captured a small free trader, it was carrying a diplomat from Sase/Sulieman/Solomani Rim. The Captain insisted that the diplomat knew about secret cache of technology that the ship had been hearing rumors of and started to torture the diplomat. Several of the crew protested, but the Captain proceeded anyway. Jamie called a meeting of the crew and had a vote if they should remove the captain from office. The vote went 8-3 against the captain. The crew then put the captain down on Vanefa/Sulieman/Solomani Rim. The crew then elected Jamie captain. That wasn't her motivation, but she was willing to accept the crew's decision. Since then she has led the crew to many succesful raids and missions.
For use in a Regency campaign, subsititute Zinadurra/Strand/Corridor for Gus. For use in another sector of space, find a planet with a low population and a low law level.
Jamie has a very positive outlook on life, she is always ready with a joke. She is a friendly and outgoing person. She has a personal relationship with each of her crewmembers. She knows they aren't perfect, but they are all her friends. She won't stand for any of them to be abused.
Throw Range: 20
Unarmed Combat Damage: 1
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