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by Alvin Plummer
Born on Uakari, a backward world on the edge of the Quarrentine Zone, Witherspoon became a Catholic nun at 12. Educated at Antra/Astra/Deneb, capital of the subsector, she became a doctor at the Free University of Immin Shishadiim and joined the Order of Holy Succor, a medical order.
As a member of that order, she was posted to St. Degaaka of Aladon, a medical/convent jumpship. With a crew of 130, the 73-year old ship is equipped to TL D standards, with 700 beds and medical facilities to match.
Sister Witherspoon was only elevated to Mother Superior two years ago, and her hands-on style conflicts with the administration & bureaucratic needs of the convent. Moreover, she has only limited leadership qualities, tending to ram her way through problems and expecting that everyone will automatically do her duty, scolding those who don't meet her detailed standards.
Currently the St. Degaaka of Aladonis posted to Plankwell Subsector, a backward subsector troubled by Aslan/Human conflicts. The St. Degaaka is desprately needed here, as so many systems have no access to TL D+ medical care. But money is tight and Collace/Plankwell/Spinward Marches, the only port that can repair the aging St. Degaaka, is harrasing the convent to please the Aslans, who oppose a Regency hospital ship in the subsector.
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