The year is 2515, and it‘s been four years:
Four years since the Gorram Alliance took Serenity Valley, four years since the Independents suffered its most crushing defeat and the Alliance assumed control of the ‘Verse, four years since every smart Browncoat went into hiding.
But not every Browncoat was smart, and a few of them were crazy enough to get a crew together and keep on flying. Now they’d need jobs, but with the Alliance breathing down their necks they didn’t have the luxury of choice, but so long as they had a ship and the people to man it they could get work, and with that work they could survive.
Now, this is the story of Eric West and his ragtag crew, a group of individuals who flew a transport shipped named Themis. Now, you might not of heard anything about Themis, or her crew and their adventures, but that is about to change.
Name: Eric West
Weight: 185 lbs
Load-out: During the Unification War Eric developed the belief that every wasted bullet was a wasted opportunity, not mention a sin. Because of this Eric learned to conserve his ammo and utilize highly accurate weapons. With this in mind Eric carries around a semi-automatic rifle that he stole from a weapon developer and a pistol.
Biography: Born on the small border planet called Athens, Eric West was the youngest of four children in the West family. Eric’s father, Henry West, worked as meager miner in one of Athen’s enormous marble quarries, while his mother, Jill West, stayed at home and raised her children. Sadly, while giving birth to her fifth child Jill passed away, and so too did the child. Alone and embittered, Henry West entered a tailspin from which he never fully recovered. Eric and his two brothers took over as the providers, and when the Unification War began all three of them jumped at the chance of getting away from the hell they called home, and only Linda West, Eric’s sister, remained home to take care of her father.
Eric proved himself countless times during the Unification Wars as a capable sniper, but his defining moment came two years into the war. The Independents had been pinned down during the battle of New Kashmir, outmanned and outgunned, the Independents were backed into a corner and the Alliance was gearing up to slaughter every single person that had a speck of brown on them. The Independents, ready to give their lives in service to what they believed in prepared to hold their ground against the alliance. Now Eric didn’t lead a daring mission into the heart of the Alliance camps and turn the tides of battle all by himself, but he did create a ruse that allowed thousands of independents to escape New Kashmir before the Alliance even knew what had happened. After his heroic actions Eric was granted his own ship, and he fought the Alliance for three more long and bloody years. During those three years both of his brothers died, and there is also talk that his father and sister died during an Alliance raid on Athens.
After the Independents were defeated Eric disappeared like many Browncoats did, but unlike the rest Eric didn’t resurface for three years. When he returned no one knew what he had done while he was gone, all they knew were two things, that he had changed, and that he was recruiting.
Personality: Eric was once a bright and cheerful young man but the Unification war and the loss of his entire family have left deep emotional scars. Though Eric might not be as happy or as carefree as he once was before, he is still a compassionate soul who loves deeply, holds others up before himself, and would do anything for his crew.
Skills/Training: A capable sniper, Eric can also handle himself in hand to hand combat. But his real skills are his strength of mind, indomitable will, and leadership qualities. Eric knows that without his team he is nothing, and that together no power in the ‘verse can stop them
Take my love, take my land
Take me where I cannot stand
I don't care, I'm still free
You can't take the sky from me
Take me out to the black
Tell them I ain't comin' back
Burn the land and boil the sea
You can't take the sky from me
There's no place I can be
Since I found Serenity
But you can't take the sky from me...