Katherine Tyler

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Katherine Tyler
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Former CAS Navy SEAL - SO1 Katherine "STARLIGHT" Tyler
Huk Shadowrunner
Servant of the Great Spirit Teldragon
Friend of all Free Spirits.
"You must be your very best in your darkest moments."
"Victory is reserved for those willing to pay its price."
"Fame is a fool's idea of glory. I prefer to simply succeed."
Discord@Benny#5538
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MetatypeHuman
Awakened or EmergedMundane
Street Cred19
Notoriety4
Public Awareness1
Wild Rep3
Career Karma289
GMP Karma46
Career Nuyen788,451
D.O.B.March 3, 2044
Age39
FolderKate


Character Information

Summary

"Navy SEAL training was the great equalizer. Nothing mattered except your will to succeed."

"Everything I do, I do for others."

Kate is a former CAS Navy SEAL. She came from a military family. She is proud, but feels like she lives in her father's shadow. She left South Carolina soon after her discharge to make her own name in the world. Her service career was exemplary, but her father was an Admiral and he often overshadows her.

Her old callsign was "Starlight". She was originally the only female in SEAL Team 8, and some PO3 made the mistake of saying she was "Pretty as starlight", which earned him a punch in the mouth. Unfortunately, the joke stuck and so did the name.

Kate is a warrior born. She specializes in tactical insertions, amphibious ops, diving and underwater demolitions. Her marksmanship skills are excellent. In the Teams, she was notorious for her propensity to blow things up, or at least try to. Recently she has developed her physical combat skills and now prefers melee combat. Kate is a skill monkey. She can throw dice on almost any active skill, and knows a surprising amount of knowledge skills. She possesses decent hacking skills.

Kate is not awakened, but possesses more knowledge than most mages. She has deep resources to call on to deal with these threats, and can often surprise her foes with her knowledge.

Kate serves the Great Form Guidance Spirit Teldragon. She promised to assist him in his endeavors regarding the Horned God. Kate recently engaged in a temporary power pact with him. She has performed the Assensing, Divination, and Psychometry skills and powers at an effective magic 14.

Alice Kane and Bautista both know that she is an HMHVV carrier. Alice is her personal cybersurgeon, and Kate pays the premium to make sure everything is safe and OK with her operations.

Kate has Grey Mana tattoos on her back. Rating 3.

Kate is a Consummate Professional. Once she gives her word, she doesn't easily break it. Only rarely has this been done, and only for the right reasons.

Kate has been told by Pumpkin King Jack to stay away from Sophocles during the month of October.

Kate has a certain distaste for FLR individuals. You don't need metal limbs to be great. That's only cheating.

Kate is a member of the Huk who directly reports to Bautista. She doesn't care that much about smuggling and piracy, but does firmly believe in their fight against the IJS. She serves as a courier, contact, and Shadowrunner. Kate is sworn to Masaru and to all his ambitions and goals. Hans Brachkaus has tried convincing her to work for him instead, but Kate will not break her word. And she believes in Masaru's goals.

Last Mundane Ascension: 04 JUL 22

Languages: Kate speaks English, Malayo-Polynesian, ASL, German, Japanese, Orzet, Russian, Aztlaner Spanish, Sperethiel, and Uto-Aztecan.

Starshatter

Kate wields a masterfully hand forged claymore. She spends part of each day training with it, and it has since become an extension of herself. The sword was forged by Onotari Arms in Germany and shipped to her. A little incentive from S-K to pay her back, and show her who she should really be working for. It was an "anonymous" gift from one Hans Brackhaus. The hilt is leather over black wood, with a steel cross-guard. The blade is made of a proprietary Onotari Arms tool steel alloy resistant to corrosion and breaking. The blade is almost a pure silver-white, and catches the light easily. On the blade is an inscription written in German, "Die stärksten Klingen werden mit Drachenfeuer geschmiedet". The sword itself stands 1.4 meters tall, and Kate has a tendency to use it more akin to an axe than a sword due to it's sheer size and weight.

Goals

Kate is an established Shadowrunner. Her results speak for themselves. While she is not the strongest, not the toughest, and not the smartest, she combines all three traits into one person. To this end she trains and trains to improve her edge. She isn't FLR, isn't Awakened or Emerged, but trains and fights to beat such foes.

Kate is learning Kunst Des Fechtens in her off time. She also wants to learn certain Kenjutsu techniques and apply them both as her own style. Kate is a newer member of the Vigilant Iron Schooling House in Redmond.

She seeks to meet new people and make new allies in the world. Especially magical allies. She has a valuable resource in Teldragon, but more knowledge is better.

Background

Kate was born in Charleston, South Carolina. Her father was an Admiral in the CAS Navy and former Captain of an SSVN, and her mother served in the CAS Airforce. Kate joined the CAS Navy when she was 17. Initially, she signed up as a Navy Diver, but her high aptitude and technical skills opened up more dangerous jobs. She volunteered for the SEALs when she was 19, completing training a year later.

She once got to participate in a PR exchange program where she and 11 others went to Moscow for 3 months. She learned new fighting styles from the Red Army, and picked up some specialized skills there.

When she was 29, she became infected with HMHVV III. Her team boarded a vessel that had gone dark off the coast of Virginia. Turns out everyone onboard was a ghoul. Out of 8 SEALS that went in, 2 came out. Her PO1, who was fine, and Kate, who had been exposed. She fought off the infection but became a carrier. It made her sort of a pariah, but allowed her to become more specialized, being able to fight those infected with the Krieger Strain without the risk of consequence.

She had a long and prestigious career in the Navy. She achieved the rank of PO1, retiring after 20 years of service. Her constant desire to strive for greatness led her to acquire more and more cyber and bioware. She has sculpted her body to have many subtle but important enhancements. Anything she lacks she makes up for with her skills and training.

She moved to Seattle after this to work as a civilian contactor. A friend who moved there said she might find work. Initially she thought to contract to the UCAS Navy, but found them annoying to work for. Plus they didn't seem to like her due to her previous employment in the CAS Navy. She receives a pension from the Navy, but donates 100% of it to a charity fund dedicated to wounded and disabled soldiers and veterans. She doesn't even count this income as hers at this point.

She soon discovered the life of Shadowrunning to supplement her income. Plus she wanted the excitement since civilian life is so boring.

Narrative Significant Qualities

Positive

Agile Defender - Those ballet and gymnastics lessons her father made her take, plus years of training, make Kate quite light on her feet.

Battle Hardened - Kate is a soldier. Even if she has been discharged, you don't lose the attitude.

Biocompatability(Cyberware) - Kate has had augmentation since she was 18. Her first set of muscle replacement was done immediately after SEAL training.

Candle in the Darkness - Honor is a rare thing in the sixth world. General empathy is even more uncommon. Kate holds her values close, and those around her know they can depend on her to do the right thing.

Common Sense - Kate always had good common sense. It has saved her life more than once.

Guts - Kate is fearless, but not reckless. She can sometimes be overconfident, but always keeps her head in tough situations.

Jack of All Trades, Master of None - Kate has been dabbling in just about everything. This, coupled with her ADHD, will probably make it easier to learn things, but difficult to master them.

Jury Rigger - Kate is smart. She always has been. She can make some of the toughest tasks feel trivial, and she does her best work under pressure.

Made Man - The Huk - Kate finally took Bautista up on his offer, and became one of his agents in Seattle. She isn't a smuggler, but She is a Shadowrunner. And that has value.

Prototype Materials - Custom Jabberwock bone grips really add to her gun's flair. And the special parts as part of the S-K reward help out too. The bone was a part Screech gnawed on, specifically.

Rad-Tolerant - Too many trips to Glow City has made Kate pretty resistant to radiation. This isn't necessarily a good thing...

Resistant to Pathogens and Toxins - Kate has a pretty hardy constitution from her military service, and years of eating bad food.

Reverberant - Kate has had a knack for understanding and using technology. There appears to be more than meets the eye with her abilities.

Sensei - Kate took to the blade and is an avid student. But she saw the opportunity to learn from a master, and is taking personal lessons from Nameless

Shoot First, Don't Ask - Kate is trained in close quarters combat and infiltration, providing her with the experience to handle surprising situations.

Special Modifications 2 - Kate has a history using various firearms and can customize them to be very effective. Kate has Specmods for two weapons.

Tough as Nails (Stun) I - Kate takes a lot of hits. She doesn't have metal limbs to depend on, so she relies on her natural toughness.

Toughness - Taking all these shots for other people makes you stronger.

Vehicle Empathy - 108 Octane runs in Kate's blood. Her reflexes outside rigging are rarely matched.

Negative

Addiction(Mild) Kamikaze - Man that stuff is good. A little too good maybe?

Carrier (HMHVV III) - Kate became infected when she was 29. She fought off the virus, but became a carrier.

Code of Honor - Akichita Code - Kate follows the values of honor popular in the NaN. One of her favorite places outside of Seattle is LA, and her frequent time spent there has led her to adopt some of the values they hold.

Lack of Focus - Kate has ADHD.

No Man Left Behind - It had taken this long for a fellow Runner to not make it out. The effect on Kate was profound. We all know the job is dangerous, but when it happened it really put it in perspective. Kate will make sure it doesn't happen again.

SINner(CAS) - Kate was born in Charleston, South Carolina.

Thousand-Yard Stare - Kate spent most of her adult life in the Navy, and has a problem dealing with civilians. Kate has been out of the Navy long enough. She has learned how to interact with civilians much better.

Run History

NameGMMetaplotDate of Run
Weeding the GardenArchtmagThe Burning Star of Redmond17 September 2083
In the Dead of NightArchtmagDarkening the Shadows Event17 August 2083
Who's Side are We On?AsmodeusFestering Infestation10 August 2083
The Dragon strike BackZerre2 August 2083
Core of the ProblemAsmodeusThe Crow of Seattle
The Arrival
20 July 2083
What Does The Fox Say?Aurora18 July 2083
A Shadowrun Based on the Film Con AirSarcarian17 July 2083
Hanson's QuandaryAsmodeus15 July 2083
A Steel Clad FlowerArchtmag9 July 2083
Once Dead King's CountryAsmodeusHail to the Pumpking5 July 2083
Cavern CleanupEdward4 July 2083
Little Dark AgeSarcarianTemple in the Shadows12 December 2082
Upon This Rock I Shall Build My ChurchSarcarianTemple in the Shadows14 November 2082
A Taste of One's Own MedicineSarcarianIn Remembrance11 November 2082
This Is HalloweenAsmodeusHail to the Pumpking31 October 2082
The Graveyard of ShipsNoctisThe Shipbreaker24 October 2082
Infrastructure TheoremAsmodeusHail to the Pumpking11 October 2082
Body BlockingSleeveyLa Famille Du Peintre30 September 2082
Daily CardioDisco27 September 2082
Until DawnDejapesPacific Grudge21 September 2082
On Angel's WingsPatGriffinCall of the Shadows17 September 2082
One Hell of a Wedding AnniversaryDraknic5 September 2082
Expedited ExtraditionDejapesFlight of the White Owl4 September 2082
Perilous DetourDejapesFlight of the White Owl2 September 2082
Gland Theft AltoCutierThanThou30 August 2082
Spotted WingsDejapes30 August 2082
Chinchillas Are Rad?Aurora26 August 2082

Affiliations

Contacts

Contact Connection Loyalty Archetype Profession Aspects Chips
Bautista 4 5+2 Fixer Huk Regional Boss Pirate Trainer, Gun Runner, Demolition Man, Talislegger, Fence Even
Alice Kane 5 3 Fixer Cyber Surgeon Mechanic, Info Broker, Weapon Specialist, Tech Savy, Cyber Surgeon, Gamer Grrl -3
Madam Castañeda 5 1+2 Fixer Huk Pirate A Dragon’s Respect, Legendary Pirate, Manpower to Spare, We Protect Our Own, Pirate Armory, Bane of the JIS Even
Alessa P 4 2+2 Fixer Owner of The Daze The Daze, Shadow Connections, Ear to the Ground, Punk Rocker, Bootleggers Even
Frederik Kowalski 5 1+2 Fixer S-K Manager and Asset Handler Dragon Sworn, S-K Insider, I think I met them at a meeting once., Fake SINs, Management Retreat, High Society Crime, Being a fixer has its perks, German is my first language Even
Marika 8 1+2 Generalist Drake Mystic Master, Servant of Dragons, SK Connections, The Magical Side of Life, Black Operations, Persistent Conditioning, Socially Proficient, Secretkeeper, Priority Flight, Tooth and Claw, Occultist Even
Jane Dior 5 3+2 Custom(G,K,A,N) Redmond Strike Team Leader Evidence Lock-Up Inventory, Surplus Vendor, Anonymous Contraband Contributions, Patrol Permits, Professional Procedures, Fibbin' Forgeries Even
Teldragon 6 4+2 Custom(K,N,A,G) Guiding Spirit Diviner, Infobroker, Personal Domain, Spirit Lord, Great Form Guidance, Frogs in all the Right Places, I Know a Camera When I See One Even
Pump King Jack 5 3+2 Legwork Halloween Spirit Herald of Halloween, Extraplanar, Spirit Savvy, Hella Halloweeners, Any Place, Any Time, Goodnatured Guide, Formula One Even
Black Paladin 6 4+2 Service Bounty Hunter Hard to Reach, Hermetic Mystic Adept, Bounty Hunter, Rufus, Decker, Well Traveled, No Rest For the Wicked, Go Where Eagles Dare, We Run in Similar Circles Even
Jet Set 6 2+2 Custom(A,G,K,N) C-5 Galaxy Owner/Operator Time/Distance, Island Hopper, SAR Squad, JP-5 for Blood, Mister Missile, Aircraft Sensei, Fulton Extraction???, Care Package Inbound, Heavy Lift💪 Even
NirvAnna 6 3+2 Custom(A,K,N,G) Master Cracker with a Minor in Snooping Ghost in the Machine, G̵l̶i̸t̶c̷h̴ ̷i̵n̵ ̶t̵h̵e̸ ̵M̴a̴t̷r̶i̸x̶, Shadow-banned, One with the Matrix, H̴o̸s̷t̸ ̶H̷o̸p̸p̸e̵r̸, Curiosity Killed the Cat, A̵n̴ ̵A̶z̴t̸e̸c̴h̷ ̷a̸ ̸D̶a̸y̶ ̸K̴e̸e̵p̸s̵ ̸t̸h̶e̴ ̶G̵-̵M̶e̵n̵ ̸A̸w̶a̸y̷, Data Anomaly, C̶o̸d̵e̶ ̵B̷r̷e̵a̵k̸e̶r̷, Corporate Espionage, H̷o̸l̷o̶g̴r̸a̶p̸h̶i̴c̵ ̵M̵e̵a̴t̶l̷o̶a̵f̷, Crash Survivor(?), T̸r̶i̸v̶i̵a̵ ̵T̷r̸o̶v̸e̴ Even
Chaplain Carmilla 3 4+2 Custom(A,K,N,G) Demonologist Metaplane Traveller, Reinforced Lodge, Demon Expert, Scholar Even
Commander 2 4+2 Custom(N,G,A,K) Black Ops Veteran Old school Operative, JURY Protocol, Nascent Spy Network, ANVIL Protocol, Shady Dealing Even
Nameless 5 1+2 Custom(K,A,G,N) Ghoul Swordsman Christian Cult Classic, Underground Underdog, Judicious Judicator, Gloomy Glow Ghoul, Mana Mentor, EVO Encyclopedia Even
Faith 3 4+2 Custom(A,G,N,K) Mercenary CAS Loyalist, CAS Militia, Camo, Guerrilla Tactics, Wildlife Observer, Far Sighted Even
Krauter 4 1+2 Service Expert Biker Smuggler, Undaunted Courier, Sprawl Native, Trog Networker, Gang Raid Even
Bungee and Boo 2 3+2 Legwork Professional Thieves Pacifists, Joined at the Hip, Boots on the Ground, Home Turf, Shameless Thief, Loud and Proud, Spirit Buddies Even


Organizations

Faction Position Notes
Huk Shadowrunner Kate reports directly to Bautista.
Vigilant Iron Schooling House Student Kate is a member of the gym in Redmond.

Allies

Organization Reputation
Wild Index +10
Wild Rep +2
N-51 +20
The Huk +10
The 162's +8
Street Docs of Redmond +7
The UCAS Army +5
Republic of Dave +5
Knight Errant +5
The Night Throne +5
Shadowhaven Admin Rep +2
UCAS FBI +2
Winternight +2

Enemies

Organization Reputation
Cutters -1
Horizon -2
Halloweeners -5
Runners of San Francisco -5
S-K -7
MCT -10
Komun'go Ring -10
Dogmen -15
Lonestar -20

In Character Information

Symbols and Signatures

Matrix Search Table

Threshold Result
1 Johnson Bros. Salvage Corp employee named only "Kate" matches her physical description.
3 A photo of a SPECOPS group that stopped human traffickers off the East Coast of the CAS. She is one of the 8 pictured, with no names given.
6 SEAL First Class Katherine Tyler. Served in the CAS Navy for 20 years on SEAL Team 8 before her retirement.

Shadow Community Table

Threshold Result
1 A soldier of fortune from the CAS.
3 A highly competent ex-military operator able to operate in most environments.
5 Former SEAL. Also a carrier of HMHVV III. She specializes not only in all areas covered by her SEAL training, but also operates in hostile environments. She has a slight passion for hunting feral ghouls as well.

Assensing Results

Hits Information Gained
1 Generally healthy. Is not awakened. Kate has Grey Mana Tattoos R3.
2 No standard grade cyberware.
3 HMHVV III present but not infected.
4 Fangs, Claws, Nephritic Screen R3, Pain Editor, Orthoskin R1, Sharkskin, Muscle Replacement R4, Cybereyes R2, Gastric Neurostimulator. Essence 0.69.
5+ Synaptic Acceleration, Narco, Double Elastin, Datajack, Plastic Bone Lacing, Reaction Enhancers R2,.

SINs

CAS - Real - Katherine Tyler.

UCAS - R6 Fake - Taylor Thompson.

CFS - R6 Fake - Samantha Frost

Appearance

Tattoos and Scars

She bears numerous small scars from her service, but one stands out. A jagged claw scar extends from the base of her neck to her shoulder. This is where a ghoul grabbed her and cut along the top plate of her armor through the Kevlar. It healed, but left a very prominent scar. This can be seen if she wears a t-shirt. It can just barely be seen over the collar of an armored jacket or dress coat.

Kate has numerous tattoos as well. She has a full right sleeve that's very much CAS and military inspired. She has a SEAL trident on the back of her neck, but low enough to be concealed by a collard shirt. She also has a lunging shark on her left arm.

Kate recently had Grey Mana Tattoos done on her back in the form of a large shark. The tail starts just above her butt, curves up her back, and over her right shoulder. The shark's jaws open just under her collarbones. This makes it so it is visually hidden wearing clothes, but as with all grey mana tattoos, awakened can see it for what it is.

Clothing

Kate is a tall, fit former CAS Navy SEAL.

She typically wears a knee length black and silver armor jacket over a long sleeve shirt. She wears black pants and black custom Lonestar Bates combat boots. Her jacket has the image of a black and blue dragon on the back and the words “Hukbong Bayan” on the top across her shoulders.

She typically carries her Cavalier Evanator, Victorinox blades, tricked out commlink, drug injectors, BTLs, and assorted normal everyday things on her person wherever she goes.

Kate in SWAT Armor looks like a typical military Special Operator. She wears a small CAS flag patch on her right shoulder, and a small black dragon with white horns and the letters "H-U-K" on the other shoulder. Loaded out, she carries a custom FN-HAR and rotary grenade launcher on slings, with microgrenades and ammunition strapped to her rig. She wears a low profile backpack filled with tools and supplies, and usually carries a few kilos of C4 with her. She also sports a very large claymore across her back.

Kate wears her old CAS dog tags everywhere. She breaks this habit only in certain situations. In addition to the two that are normally there, she has a red one that says "CARRIER" on one side, and "HMHVV III" on the other.

Matrix Persona

She uses a blue shark for her matrix persona.

Media Mentions

Images

Kate 2.jpg ST 8.jpg Kate's Truck.jpg Kate Shark Matrix Persona.jpg Cas Flag Patch.jpg