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28 August 2006 @ 12:10 am
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Lex: Sesshoumaru break somethingevilwildlex on September 3rd, 2006 03:50 am (UTC)
Jaelle part 2
-Brief Background: Jaelle grew up being raised by her father, an infamous con man/mercenary, Jacquen Aloysia. He'd settled down for a couple of years with her mother, but once Jaelle was two and a half, her mother abruptly took off one day, and her father's wanderlust returned. She spent years travelling all over the world in all sorts of unsavory places most people wouldn't dream of taking a little girl, and developed street smarts at an early age. She also learned her father's tricks, and the difference between book smarts and common sense.

Though he had a very loose sense of discipline, Jacquen did insist on trying to get his daughter a formal education of sorts. Largely, it was through his vast array of acquaintances, and a bundle of textbooks, because it was rare that they stayed at any fixed address for more than six months at a time. When Jaelle was twelve, Jacquen got himself into a lot of trouble with the wrong person, and never returned. His friend Bill, who thought he was just babysitting for a maximum of two days, was at a loss of what to do with her.

Her response to the predicament was to sign herself up for SOLDIER. She lied about her age, and was mainly believed because she seemed street-smart enough to be the minimum age of sixteen and she had a fake ID. Her talent for making simple pocket explosives and going through puberty early contributed to making the lie seem plausible. The physical training was brutal, and she likely wouldn't have lasted long if not for her ability to attract friends like a magnet.

After completing five years of service within SOLDIER, Jaelle worked various positions within Shinra, including within the Science, Weapons, and Space departments of the company. Her attention span for each job lasted between two to three years before she'd go on to apply for another one. When the position of Head of Weapons Development opened up, she threw in a resume halfway jokingly, expecting a brief interview and then a response of "Thanks for coming out. Never apply again." She was as shocked as anyone else when she got the job, despite having the qualifications.

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-Skills: Jaelle's abilities in building things and chemistry border on genius. She's fairly decent at technical things in general, though it's building weapons that she really excels in. Jaelle's social skills are worth noting - she might not be the politest person in the world, but generally she's got a good sense for how to deal with people. Regarding fighting, Jaelle learned far more about combat from witnessing and being in bar room brawls than she ever picked up from the standard training she received in SOLDIER.

-Occupation [if any]: Head of the Weapons Department at Shinra

-Weapon(s)[if any]: First and foremost, her massive rolodex of contacts. The rare individual that manages to earn her long-term wrath can be guaranteed to have their life made unpleasant. Jaelle's also got a wide assortment of weapons she's made herself. The most notable of those she carries with her is a retractable spear and a bundle of tiny explosives. She carries her father's gun with her primarily as a memento, and has actually addressed the gun as "Dad" when she thinks nobody's around.