Mayaiana Sträjescu

Karrnathi former career military, and the best officer her men could ask for

Description:

4th level female human warblade, LG Medium humanoid.
6000/10000 xp.

Str 16, +3 mod (8 pts, +1 at level 4)
Dex 16, +3 mod (10 pts)
Con 12, +1 mod (4 pts)
Int 14, +2 mod (6 pts)
Wis 10, +0 mod (2 pts)
Cha 10, +0 mod (2 pts)

35 HP
AC: 22 (+6 armor, +3 Dex, +3 shield), touch 13, FF 19
BAB +4 (Grapple +7)
Melee attack with +1 longsword: +8 to hit, 1d8 +4 slashing damage, crit 19-20/x2
Ranged Attack +7
Saves: Fort +5, Ref +6, Will +1
Init +3
Languages: Common, Elven, Halfling

Skills (49 skill points)
Acrobatics +6 (7 ranks + 3 Dex – 4 ACP)
Athletics +0 (1 rank + 3 Str – 4 ACP)
Concentration +8 (7 ranks + 1 Con)
Diplomacy +9 (7 ranks + 0 Cha + 2 synergy)
Intimidate +9 (7 ranks + 0 Cha + 2 circumstance)
Knowledge: Tactics and Warfare +9 (7 ranks +2 Int, assuming this includes Martial Lore?)
Perception +3 (3 ranks c.c. + 0 Wis)
Sense Motive + 7 (7 ranks + 0 Wis)

  • Bonus may change depending on use of skill; see House Rules

Feats
- Adaptive Style (I can take a full round action to recover all maneuvers and choose a new set of maneuvers readied. Source: Tome of Battle)
- Martial Study: Counter Charge (I have added the Setting Sun maneuver Counter Charge to my maneuvers known. This also added Sense Motive to my class list. Source: Tome of Battle)
- Martial Study: Shield Block (I have added the Devoted Spirit maneuver Shield Block to my maneuvers known. Intimidate was already on my class list. Source: Tome of Battle)

Maneuvers known/readied: 7/4
Initiator level 4th.
Strikes: Battle Leader’s Charge (traded in over Leading the Attack at level 4), Charging Minotaur, Douse the Flames, Tactical Strike
Counters: Counter Charge (from Martial Study), Moment of Perfect Mind, Shield Block (from Martial Study)
Stances: Bolstering Voice, Leading the Charge

Human racial traits
—1 bonus feat at 1st level.
—4 extra skill points at 1st level and 1 extra skill point per level thereafter.
—Automatic Languages: Common. Bonus Languages: Any.
—Favored Class: Any.
—Level adjustment +0.
—A human’s base land speed is 30 feet.

Warblade Class Features
—Battle Clarity (Ex): As long as Captain is not flat-footed, she gains an insight bonus equal to her Intelligence bonus (maximum of her warblade level) on Reflex saves.
—Uncanny Dodge (Ex): Captain can react to danger before her senses would normally allow her to do so. As the rogue ability.
—Battle Ardor (Ex): Starting at 3rd level, Captain gains an insight bonus equal to her Intelligence bonus on rolls made to confirm critical hits.

Equipment (74 lbs. carried out of 76/153/230 lbs. capacity):
+1 breastplate (1,350 gp, 30 lbs.)
+1 longsword (2,315 gp, 4 lbs.)
+1 heavy steel shield (1,170 gp, 15 lbs.)
Glowering visor – masterwork tool for Intimidate (50 gp, 1 lb.)
Explorer’s Outfit (free, worn)
Backpack (2 gp, 2 lbs.)
Crowbar (2 gp, 5 lbs.)
1 shortspear (1 gp, 3 lbs.)
1 dagger (1 gp, 1 lb.)
50 ft. of hemp rope (1 gp, 10 lbs.)
2 sunrods (4 gp, 2 lbs.)
504 gp remaining, 4 in coins, 500 in a single 1 lb. platinum block
Full weight of herself plus all her possessions: 250 lbs.

Bio:

From the Personnel Files, Fort Bones
NAME: Sträjescu, Mayaiana ID: 76OCM839
RANK: Lieutenant Major
GENDER: TRACK
[ ] M [X] PEOPLE’S ARMY
[X] F [ ] KNIGHTHOOD
STATUS: Honourable Discharge (cause: resignation)
MOST RECENT STATION OF SERVICE: Fort Bones
MOST RECENT DEPARTMENT OF SERVICE: Communications Archives, Personnel Archives
DATE OF BIRTH: 7/13/970
HISTORY (ABRIDGED)
Born 4/16/970 in Sträja. Illegitimate child of Viscount Karl ir’Vran and noted architect Yuliana Sträjescu. Raised by her mother, whose name she took.The Viscount continued to pay support to Yuliana and visit occasionally. Not particularly close, but later evals showed no signs of psychological problems related to neglect.
Recruited in 2/20/989 at personnel station in Sträja. Voluntary enlistment. Travelled to Fort Dimmir to begin basic training.
Completed basic training with distinction and awarded rank of Private First Class in 5/15/989. Was assigned to serve with the 42nd Infantry, Squad E. Relocated to Forward Base Kaius in the Cyran combat region for unit integration and preparation for combat duties on the western front, arrived in [location redacted] on 5/23/989. Entered active service when the 42nd relieved the 51st of frontline duties two days later.
Promoted to Sergeant in-field by orders of Lieutenant Tarvarer when her commanding NCO was KIA on 10/3/989 as a result of an Aundairan raid in [location redacted]. Squad 3 suffered heavy casualties and was cut off from the rest of the 42nd for two weeks. Upon return to HQ, her promotion was reviewed and authorized by the [name and rank redacted].
Participated in Operation Whiteout in 990. Awarded the Medal of Distinguished Service for going beyond the call of duty. Relocated to Eastern Front in 8/5/990.
Promoted to Sergeant Major in-field by popular consensus of Squad E after the 42nd suffered a massive Valenar attack at [location redacted] on 4/1/991, resulting in the KIA casualties of all above her in the immediate chain of command. Despite casualties of over 70%, was able to lead squad back to HQ in [location redacted] and receive support from the 20th Cavalry. Her promotion was reviewed and authorized by Acting Base Commander Colonel Fodorov. The 42nd was retired temporarily pending the integration of most of its ranks into the honoured dead, and squad E was disbanded. Sträjescu was transferred to the 14th Infantry, Squad B. Later awarded the Medal of Distinguished Service for the preservation of her squad.
Promoted to Junior Lieutenant in-field by orders of Captain Sciwiescki on 2/7/993, when the other lieutenants of Squad B were KIA during the initial offensive on the Ghalladra warclan’s forward base in northern Talenta. As orders were given to continue the offensive despite initial casualties, it would be 43 days before contact with HQ was reestablished and her promotion could be reviewed and authorized.
Disciplinary complaint filed against her on 4/5/996 regarding possible insubordination. Later dismissed. One of a series of similar complaints that were threatened or filed against Sträjescu as combat operations wound down, usually related to direct criticism of higher COs.
Promoted to Lieutenant Major on 11/15/996 on the recommendation of Lord General Kaldau. Transferred to Fort Bones and assigned to Archives Division.
Submitted letter of resignation on 1/13/997. Resignation was accepted, and she was granted honourable discharge with full severance.

HEIGHT: 5’10” (177 cm) WEIGHT: 168 lbs. (76.2 kg)
HAIR COLOUR: Platinum blonde EYE COLOUR: Blue

PERSONNEL NOTES
PERFORMANCE: Excels in small unit-tactics and close-quarters combat. Failed multiple courses on ranged weaponry, was assigned to front-line training instead. Was in very high physical condition throughout her service, including at the time of discharge. Never missed or was tardy to physical training, and her superiors noticed she maintained an exercise regimen in the field. It is speculated she maintains a similar regimen in civilian life.
TEAM RELATIONS: Very quick at forming tactical rapport with fellow squad members. Reports on her squad by superiors include praise of her ability to assess teammate’s abilities and assign combat roles accordingly. Capable of making quick decisions under fire. Noted for her courteous behaviour and attitude towards the knightly troops, which is uncommon compared to the general hostility held by the infantry of the People’s Army for the knighthood. Developed close personal friendships with almost all infantry under her command. Closest friendship was presumably with her superior officer in the 14th, Captain Rutger Sciwiescki. The Captain personally oversaw her combat promotion to Junior Lieutenant and advocated for her transfer to officer candidate school, arguing for her potential as a higher officer. No evidence or testimony to indicate they were fraternizing romantically, possibly due to the knowledge that Sciwiescki was married. After Sciwiescki was KIA during [redacted] in [date partially redacted]/994, Sträjescu personally volunteered to deliver the news of the Captain’s death and enlistment in the Corps of the Honoured Dead to his widow. (This request was denied.)
PSYCH EVAL: Original evaluations of Sträjescu indicated trouble with authority and rebellious behaviour during her first weeks of enlistment. She was even considered possibly unfit for service. However, her evals quickly improved when she started CQC training under Staff Instructor Sergeant Veinmann at Camp Dhimmir. Her conflicts with authority ceased almost overnight, and she quickly rose to the top of her class, volunteering for the advanced track where Veinmann taught the Soft Iron method of swordwork. Later evals just prior to the start of her field duty indicated above-average squad loyalty and tactical thinking. Critically, at no point in her evaluations was an aversion to violence ever indicated, a positive factor that probably contributed to her not being expelled earlier in training. The instructors noted that for a soldier so comfortable with applying lethal force, Sträjescu demonstrated normal levels of human empathy and social interaction, an uncommon combination. In interviews Sträjescu attributed her social skills to her father’s influence, describing him as “the smoothest son of a bitch you could ever meet”. (This quotation, the only case of profanity to appear in her entire interview history, should not be considered indicative of her speech patterns..)
She performed to the predictions of her evals throughout most of her career in the field, including after the Mourning. A change occurred after she was given leave in the summer of 996. She took this opportunity to visit Mrs. Sciwiescki, widow of the late Captain Sciwiescki. Upon returning to service, she began making statements bordering on open insubordination. These statements usually related to criticisms of His Majesty’s High Command, specifically Lord General Kaldau, and their logistical decisions, particularly regarding meeting recruitment targets for the Corps of the Honoured Dead. It is unknown whether or not Sträjescu believed herself to be immune to disciplinary action given her decorated career.
Sträjescu’s attitude towards the High Command only worsened after her promotion and transfer to Fort Bones. She showed in particular a negative reaction to being referred to by her rank of Lieutenant-Major. In a disciplinary hearing, Sträjescu claimed that her promotion was an exile in disguise “to where my critiques cannot be heard behind paperwork”. (Note: Sträjescu was given the option to keep that statement off the record, and explicitly asked that it be recorded.)

Mayaiana Sträjescu

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