Character Bios - Ayame
Here we are going into the last week of funding! We've seen the incredible support of all of my backers, a little bit of over-funding and a handful of pledge cancellations.
I'm going to be doing a character sketch + bio each day leading up to the end starting here, but before we delve in I'd like to mention that IF you're considering cancelling your pledge I'd love a note saying why and a chance for me to maybe win you back over. I understand that there are reasons outside of our control, but if there's anything I can do to keep folks on board I want to do it!
Ok, on to our leading lady!
Ayame was born into a military family. Her father was an Army communications officer who was frequently deployed and didn't get much time with his daughter. Even when they had time together he was a very subdued man; while he definitely cared for his daughter he had trouble expressing his love, usually choosing to teach her functional life skills rather than emotionally connecting. Ayame's mother was a very different soul, lively and vibrant she loved laughter and shared in it often with young Ayame. Unfortunately she suffered from a degenerative bone disease which often kept her hospitalized and bed-ridden; Ayame's mother succumbed to her terminal ailment when Ayame was 15.
These experiences left Ayame with a unique makeup: While she had a very brusque, no-nonsense side she also bore a wry humor and wit: a final gift from her mother. Her dealings with her mother's affliction ALSO lead to her interests in medicine and advanced bio-enhancement studies which she followed through a military scholarship into the original "Suggestion" program. As global political climates shifted she left the Army and followed her mentor, Vaughn King's Suggestion program when it went private. Both of them now work for the PMC (Private Military Contractor) CETA (Corporation for Ending Terrorist Activity) a struggling company at the end of it's financial rope; relying on the new advancements in the Suggestion technology as their final hope for stability and salvation.
Tomorrow: A bit on Suggestion itself and Vaughn King's bio
Any questions? Just post, I'll try and answer them!
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