Aug 21, 2016 2:16 PMNPC: Joel Roberts
Full Name: Joel Roberts
Non-Player CharacterLast Edited: 4:34 PM
Approved: 6:19 PM
Species: Icelandic Sheepdog, former Human
A young male Icelandic Sheepdog. Reddish-tan upper coat, white underbelly, underside of tail. Tail extends as a single curl above rump. Brown eyes. Double coat of fur (very fluffy).
Skills & Abilities
- Language Fluency
- Vocational History
- Education History
- Noncombat Skills
31 mentally, 1 physically
The not too distant future, 2033 AD.
"In the not too distant future, 2030s AD,
There was a man named Joel, not too different from you or me,
He worked at a satellite repair station, keeping old birds in operation,
He did a good job and he liked the place,
Until a missile blew it up and shot him into spa-ace."
Joel Sherman Roberts was born to a Canadian couple, a geothermal engineer and a journalist, and grew up on the outskirts of Reykjavik. While he grew up, his mother was often away on remote plants, so he was mostly raised by his father. While his parents were more focused on the Earth, especially as climate change became more serious, he turned his attention to the sky.
He liked building model rockets and playing space games in his free time, and had aimed to join one of the space agencies. After a long and challenging road in education, he finally got his chance, being accepted into the ESA as a technician and standby astronaut. He was launched surprisingly quickly in his career, being tasked to the CYCLOPS mission: a small space station used to repair, refuel, and replenish satellites currently in orbit, as a way to reduce space junk. Each mission lasted 180 days.
Joel was the 5th mission astronaut- each flight was solo- and he enjoyed his time in orbit. However, on day 141, an anti-satellite missile launched from Russia. It's intent was to destroy a defective spy satellite, but targeted CYCLOPS station instead. The resulting explosion tore the station apart, and Joel was blasted into space. He would have died if not for one of the short-lived flames swallowing him up- actually a red breach. Thanks to relative motion, he was not disintegrated upon entering the other side.
A small space station in Low Earth Orbit, able to maneuver to rendezvous with satellites. Based on the cheap Chinese Tiangong space station: http://www.ninfinger.org/models/vault2013/Shenzou%209%20-%20Tiangong%201/Shenzhou%209%20-%20Tiangong%201%20(i).jpg
The first CYCLOPS station was a resounding success, and plans were underway to launch a second. Astronauts were launched using Soyuz capsules.
|"I'm getting errors in the electrical grid, sir. I think something's shorted out. We might-"|
The bridge went dark.
"- lose power. Sir."
Insane Net DragonPosts: 118
Aug 21, 2016 5:01 PMRe: CS: Joel Roberts
|When C4 comes a knocking, BOOM!|
Aug 21, 2016 6:19 PMRe: CS: Joel Roberts
|Approved, with the standard boilerplate warning|