R! - Rafferty Moses Farewell

Groomed for stewardship

Description:

Rafferty Moses Farewell
“Raf”
Anglo-Japanese Human Male Aged 12

Attributes

Body 3
Agility 2
Reaction 4
Strength 3
Charisma 4
Intuition 5
Logic 4
Willpower 5
Edge 3
Essence 4.65
Initiative 9 + 1d6

LIMITS
Mental 6
Physical 5
Social 6

Condition monitor
Stun 11 boxes
Physical 10 boxes

QUALITIES
Bilingual
Natural Athlete
Weak Immune System
Code of Honor – Gentleman
(unfailingly treat women and small children [much younger than self] with respect, never kill them; treat all with courtesy, friend and enemy alike; kindness to the poor, merciful to the weak, magnanimous to the defeated, defiant to the tyrannous; not live off the toil of others)

Active Skills (Specialization)
INFLUENCE 4
ATHLETICS 3
OUTDOOR 3
Sneaking 4
Unarmed Combat (Aikido) 6
Maneuvers: Counterstrike, Yielding Force (counterstrike)
Animal Handling (Horses) 4
Performance (Piano) 3
Pilot Watercraft (Sail) 3
Nautical Mechanic 3
First Aid 3
Chemistry 3
Perception 3
Computer 2
Software 2
Archery 3
Armorer (Archery) 3

Knowledge/Language Skills (Specialization) [Type]
English [L] N
Japanese [L] N
Economics [A] 2
Management [A] 2
Haiku [I] 2
Biology [A] 2
History [A] 1
Western Literature [A] 2
Japanese Literature [A] 2
Mathematics [A] 2
Regatta [I] 2
Show Riding [I] 2

BIOWARE (standard)
Platelet Factories
Pathogenic Defense 3
Toxin Extractor 3
Tailored Critter Pheromones 2 (horse)
Nictitating Membranes

Bio:

LIke most young men at the tender age of twelve, much of what constitutes Rafferty Moses Farewell is informed by the character, habits, and accomplishments of his parents. Few pairings among the human race could be characterized by such a stark juxtaposition of commonality and disparity.

Raised with abject indifference by fabulously engaged parents, Zebedee Chancellor Isaac Farewell, or Chance as he preferred, spent his youth with the means and freedom to do anything, and for that anything he chose hunting, riding, archery and a variety of other once-essential but now romantically obsolete and obscenely expensive pursuits. These would change his life by culminating in a place on the United Kingdom Equestrian Team at the 2060 Neo-Tokyo Olympic Games.

Raised with doting attentiveness by frantically concerned parents, Kawahara Hinagi, or Nagi as she preferred, spent her youth with the means and obedience to devote herself to exactly what her parents dreamed for her, and that exactly was to be a world-class concert pianist and aikidoka. The latter devotion would change her life by winning her a coveted place on the Japan Aikido Team at the 2060 Neo-Tokyo Olympic Games.

In the Olympic Village on Odaiba, Chance’s coaches warned the athletes not to drink, but Chance did anyway. Nagi’s coaches encouraged drinking with teammates, so she did unwillingly. A tipsy conversation that lasted through the night was the beginning of a new eternity for them both. For different as were their upbringings and cultures, they were both heirs to corporate stewardship, he to a significant minority stake in Transys Neuronet, she to a similar legacy in Shiawase. To Chance’s parents, the union was seen as delightfully exotic, to Nagi’s unconscionably distasteful. But above all it was seen by both lines as irresistibly strategic.

Chance and Nagi’s response to being deeply in love was a complete reorientation of priorities. Both filled the other with a desire to be better, to be the best person they could for their new companion, to win the other’s love anew with each passing day. Neither had ever been expected to take a direct role in the corporations that provided their near-limitless wealth. Chance’s family viewed business as a vulgar practice best left to suitably educated lackeys. Nagi’s boasted a long tradition of owner-stewardship, but of course her gender excluded her from consideration for such a role. Seeking to take more active and honourable roles, but recognizing their lack of preparation, they enrolled together in Harvard’s MBA program, and it was during those blissful years of study that Rafferty Moses was conceived.

And if true love had brought his parents to the cusp of adulthood, the prospect of progeny elevated them rapidly to an earnest maturity. Chance was determined to teach by example through a life of honest work and the best Victorian philanthropic tradition, but was also resolved to be present in his son’t life, and spent every possible moment raising his son to be tough and self-sufficient. He shared his love of riding, archery, and the outdoors, convinced that the natural world was the best classroom for pedagogy in honor, restraint, and lost chivalric values. But while young Rafferty excelled in these arts for love of his father, his genius was realised through the mastery of his mother’s talents, and in these he excelled for love of the arts themselves.

Just as Chance had been adamant that his son have more loving parents than he had had, Nagi was inflexible in demanding her son be allowed to develop his own interests in his own way, rather than having them chosen for him as she had. With no intention of schooling him in either the piano or the loving way of aikido, she was shocked to find that the small boy instantly fell in love with both upon witnessing her practice. Though she tried to dissuade him, he relentlessly sought her instruction, and, joyfully resigned, she taught him herself.

And so it was that young Rafferty – whose family split their time between England and Japan – spent his days in the company of a coterie of private tutors rented heedless of cost from the professorial stables of the business schools of Oxford and Tokyo Imperial University, and his evenings and weekends learning from his doting parents their respective talents.

By some accounts, the best life love or money could buy a child, but the worst childhood either could conspire to steal from a life.

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