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by Alvin Plummer
Her family line can be traced back to the rulers of a small, seafaring Vilani nation some 150,000 years ago. She has followed her families expectation in all ways, joining the Imperial Sea Navy and rising to a subsector Admiral position by the time of the Rebellion. Regency Sea Lord since 1181, the Grand Admiral has overseen a major and long-overdue upgrade of her forces.
[ And, in case you're wondering what a Wet Navy Grand Admiral has to do with a navy of 12 different tech levels and over 3700 seperate oceans.... Well, it's mainly oriented to A) maintaining a universal standard of training and equipment B) logistics [ie. shipping TL F submarines to defend a TL 7 world from Aslan attack.] C) distribution of resources, with hi-pop water worlds and their undersea cities getting top priority.
The Countess has taken special interest in developing submarines fleets that can be dropped in from orbit. A very select group of jump-capable subs has also been raised, and is currently undergoing testing. ]
PC's can be involved as "personal reps" or a "personal xboat service" for the Grand Admiral. Spying on Aslan fleets, training wet navies, and looking in the Wilds for examples of Virus naval tactics is also needed./The players should be wary of being used as bait for the last example, though.
She's also something of a grouch, endlessly complaining that Things Today would never meet Gavin's/Strephon's/Norris' standards, and that nothing today matches The Good Ole Days of the unified Imperium / the Rebellion / the Domain Era.
Her favourate subject - and the high point of her long life - was when she, as a young duchess on her war to the Imperial Sea Navy Academy on Capital, was invited to witness Strephon's coronation at 1071. PC's will quickly learn which key words to avoid.
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