Carmen Esterly-Holly

Name: Carmen

True Name: Carmen Esterly-Holly

Alignment: Unprincipled (Good / Selfish.)

Hit Points: 29 S.D.C.: 118 Chi: 24

Attributes: I.Q.: 20 (+8% / +3), M.E.: 10, M.A.: 11, P.S.: 24 (+9), P.P.: 28 (+7), P.E.: 26 (+15%/+6), P.B.: 17 (45%), SPD: 25

Weight: 138 lbs (62.6 kg) Height: 5 foot 10 inches (1.78 meters)

Age: 26 Race: Human Sex: Female


Carmen has always been a bit of a tomboy, liking to do many of the things that guys like to do such as working on engines and enjoys firearms. Always was pretty athletic as well, enjoying martial arts as well as various sports. Never allows herself to be follow the standards set for women and will try to compete as an equal with the guys.

As one might expect, this has often set her back a bit with the guys. Many feel a bit intimidated by her. It does not help that she is just a bit socially awkward either. In many ways, it might be easier if she did prefer girls like her mothers do. Doesn’t tend to dress like most girls either, preferring jeans and fatigues over dresses. Does tend to wear a bit of makeup.

Tend to be a bit unconventional in many respects, a non conformer. Often dyes her hair in unnatural colors for example. Part of the reason why she did not remain in the military is because there was too much conformity expected from her and she chaffed at it. Does enjoy travel and learning although can be just a bit flighty at times. Can knuckle down when she needs to.

She does value her friends and family and has a deep love for her mothers. She will do almost anything for a friend in need. Has a deep love of nature and animals as well, especially creatures of the sea. Kind of has a soft spot for semi aquatic creatures such as seals and otters. Even though a non conformer, she is surprisingly willing to work with others.

Occupation: Dreamer Gizmoteer Experience Level: First (1)

Combat Skills: Hand to Hand; Jeet Kune Do (See writeup for details) and Boxing

Attacks per Melee: Four (4) / Six (6) with other games

Martial Arts Abilities and Powers: Chi-Gung (AR 13), Stone Ox

Bonuses, Combat: Damage: +9, Strike: +8, Parry: +13, Dodge: +13 (has automatic dodge), Roll (Punch / Fall / Impact): +10, Maintain Balance: +0, Initiative: +0 Knock Out: Natural 20, Stun: Natural 20, Critical: Natural 20 and from behind.

Martial Art Moves:

Escape Moves: Roll with Punch/Fall/Impact, Maintain Balance

Basic Defensive Moves: Dodge, Parry, Automatic Parry

Advanced Defenses: Automatic Roll, Automatic Dodge, Multiple Dodge, Combination Parry/Attack

Hand Attacks: Strike (punch), Palm Strike, Bil Gee (SPECIAL! An eye gouging attack derived from Wing Chun. Requires a Called Shot with a -4 to Strike. Does 1d4 damage, and the opponent suffers a -5 to Strike, Parry, and Dodge for 1d6 melee rounds), Hook (SPECIAL! 1d6 damage), Uppercut (SPECIAL! 1d6 damage)

Basic Foot Attacks: Snap Kick, Kick Attack, Roundhouse Kick, Tripping/Leg Hooks

Special Attacks: Death Blow, Elbow, Knee, Body Flip/Throw, Combination Grab/Kick, Combination Hand Hold/Strike (SPECIAL! See Wui Wing Chun(N&SS) for details)

Holds/Locks: Arm Hold, Body Hold

Weapon Katas: None

Modifiers to Attacks: Pull Punch, Knock-Out/Stun, Critical Strike, Critical Strike from behind.

Bonus; Save: Lethal Poison +6, Non-Lethal Poison +6, Harmful Drugs +6, Insanity +0, Psionics +0, Magic +6, Horror Factor +0, +15% against Coma & Death

Character Skills Packages:

Three Gizmoteer (+3%) - Computer Hacking, Vehicle Construction Program, and Weapon Construction.

One Military - Littoral Warfare.

One Basic - Physical.

Secondary Skills: Eight at first level.

Character Skills: Communication: Cryptography (+8%) 46%, Radio - Basic Communications (+10%) 68%, Computer: Computer Operation (+18%) 86%, Computer Networks (+23%) 86%, Computer Programming (+23%) 71%, Supercomputers (+23%) 56%, Cultural: Cook [Secondary] 58%, Fishing [Secondary] 68%, Electrical: Basic Electronics (+8%) 56%, Computer Repair (+8%) 48%, Electrical Engineer (+13%) 66%, Espionage: Land Navigation (+10%) 58%, Wilderness Survival [Secondary] 38%, Mechanical: Automotive Mechanics - Includes Boat Mechanics (+28%) 86%, Aircraft Mechanics (+23%) 56%, Helicopter Mechanics (+8%) 46%/36%, Mechanical Engineer (+23%) 76%, Medical: First Aid [Secondary] 48%, Military: Aircraft Armor and Weaponry (+13%) 61%, Armorer (+23%) 86%, Demolitions (+8%) 76%, W.P.: Assault Rifle (+1 Burst/+3 Aimed), W.P.: Vehicle Mounted (+1 Burst/+3 Aimed), W.P. Sharpshooting: Assault Rifle (+3 Initiative, +3 Burst / +5 Aimed / +7 Called Shot / +1 Additional Attack), Physical: Athletics - General [Secondary], Boxing, Gymnastics, Running [Secondary], Swimming (+10%) 68%, Swimming: Advanced 58%, Wrestling, Pilot: Pilot Automobile (+3%) 98% / 93%, Pilot Boat - Motor (+20%) 88%, Pilot Boat - Sail [Secondary] 58%, Pilot Hovercraft (+10%) 68%, Pilot Advanced Aircraft: Helicopter: Pilot Helicopter (+3%) 71%, Pilot Related: Aerial Navigation (+3%) 41%, Instrument Rating (+3%) 41%, Navigation (+10%) 78%, Read Sensory Instruments (+10%) 58%, Weapon Systems (+18%) 76%, Science: Mathematics - Basic (+13%) 98%, Technical: Language: English [Native] 98%, W.P. Modern: Automatic Pistols (+1 Burst/+3 Aimed), W.P. Sharpshooting: Automatic Pistols (+3 Initiative, +3 Burst / +5 Aimed / +7 Called Shot / +1 Additional Attack), Automatic Pistols - Paired [Secondary], WP Rifle / Shotgun (+1 Burst/+3 Aimed)

Skills From Gymnastics: Sense of Balance 68%, Climb Rope 88%, Climbing 48%, Back Flip 68%, Prowl 38%


Carmen is a striking looking woman, tall and athletic. Even though athletic, she still has a feminine body although has small to moderate breasts. Her skin is relatively pale with blue grey eyes. She usually keeps her hair fairly short. While naturally a dark blond, she often plays games with it, often dying it unnaturally. One is to have the top a white blond with the lower part of her hair a bright unnatural red. She does not wear much generally in the form of cosmetics, maybe a bit of red lipstick and some mascara. Does not generally paint her nails otherwise and keeps them pretty short.

Not really a person for being real dressy. Does not really like dresses or skirts. Before joining the military, she preferred jeans. Now she more prefers fatigue pants. In addition, she usually wears tight fitting t-shirts often cropped short to show her belly. Often they are some type of camouflage, urban style or the style from when she was in the navy.

Armor of Note:

Flexi-Steel Armor: (A.R. 16, S.D.C.: 200, Weight: 16 lbs)

Special high strength armor which appears to be a blue grey camouflage jumpsuit. Armor can be worn under most clothing which she wears it under her fatigues. Has a built in Kinetic mesh under layer which causes all physical attacks to inflict half damage.

Weapons of Note:

M-4 Combat Rifle: Weight: 7.30 lbs (3.32 kg).

Shortened version of the M-16 which is American Standard 5.56 Assault Rifle. Made from stainless steel so does not corrode. She has a special laser targeting system (Gives +3 to Strike) mounted on the rail. She has six 30 round magazines of hollow point rounds. Caliber: 5.56x45 mm NATO (5D6 / 5D6+10 for Hollow Points.) , Mode of Fire: Semi-automatic or Three Round Burst, Range: 1,200 feet (366 meters). Magazine: 5, 10, 20, 30, or 99 rounds (She prefers 30 round magazines.)

Knight Masterkey Shotgun: Weight: 5.5 lbs (2.5 kg) free weight

Special short barrel (10 inch) pump action shotgun modified to mount under the barrel of her M-4 Carbine and mounts in the same fashion as the M-203 grenade launcher. Can be detached quickly and can be used independently with folding stock. Made from stainless steel so does not corrode. Has a 3 round magazine and she general carries an extra round in the chamber. Has 200 rounds of buckshot and 50 rounds of special FRAG-12 AP ammunition. Caliber: 12 Gauge (5D6 Buckshot / 7D6 solid Slug), Mode of Fire: Single shot Pump action only, Range: 300 ft (90 m), Magazine: 3 round internal.

2 Springfield Service Model XD Pistol (.357 Sig): Weight: 1.56 lbs (0.71 kg)

Four inch barrel version of the Springfield XD Pistol. Replaced standard parts with stainless steel parts so that they will not corrode. Hers is chambered in .357 Sig but can be changed to .40 S&W with a barrel change. She has a special laser targeting system (Gives +3 to Strike) / flashlight mounted on the rail. She has four 12 round magazines of hollow points. Caliber: .357 Sig (5D6 / 5D6+10 for Hollow Points.) Mode of Fire: Semi-automatic, Range: 165 ft (50 m) Payload: 12 + 1 shots.


500 Rounds of .357 Sig Hollow Point Ammunition.

300 Rounds of 5.56 NATO Hollow Point Ammunition.

200 Rounds of 5.56 NATO FMJ Ammunition.

100 Rounds of 12 Gauge buckshot Ammunition.

20 Rounds of 12 Gauge FRAG-12 AP Ammunition

10 Rounds of 12 Gauge TASER Ammunition

Other Equipment:


       1994 Steel “Live Aboard Trawler” - “Corwynt (Whirlwind)”

Vessel was converted to basically a “poor man’s yacht.” Vessel is strongly built of steel and is able to withstand most storms. Even a hurricane is survivable. Top speed is around 15 knots with a economical cruising speed of 12 knots. Burns 8 gallons of fuel an hour at 12 knots for a range of around 30,000 nautical miles. On the roof of the cabin are solar cells to reduce power consumption. Has cabins for sleeping ten comfortable - fifteen in cramped conditions. Has 45 nautical mile range radar and auto-nav. Vessel is 85 feet (25.9 meters) long, 22 foot (6.7 meter) beam, with a 9 foot (3 meter) draft, and displaces 115 tons.

She has fitted a workshop and armory / weapon modification shop into one of the staterooms. Can make relatively major repairs if needed.

       1995 Ford Bronco:

Four wheel drive six cylinder model. Painted dark blue. Kept in extremely good shape. Has an after market AM / FM Radio with a CD player.


High End Laptop Computer:

“Tough Book” style laptop. Has all standard features (Including a high speed modem cell phone modem, Blue-Ray Read/Write ROM, large hard drive, high speed USB Ports, Firewire Ports, and video ports, ), also has a photograph quality laser color printer and a scanner.

Clothing: Camouflage fatigue pants (mostly blue and grey), fatigue shirts (mostly blue and grey), camouflage t-shirts (mostly blue and grey), utility belt, combat boots, ball caps and additional clothing (few dresses.)

Other Items: Makeup and Feminine Items, Comb and Brush, Pistol Holsters, Knife Sheaths, Ammo Pouches, Gun Cleaning and Gunsmithing Gear, Shooting Glasses, Ear Protectors, Diving Gear, Lighter, Canteen, Ammo Bandoleer, Satellite Navigation Gear, Medium Unbreakable Flashlight (Attaches to jacket), Cell Phone, Ipod, High Quality Digital Camera, 2 weeks emergency food supplies, backpack, Sleeping Bag, Tent, first aid kit, emergency supplies.

Valuable: 30,000 dollars

Character History:

I never knew who my real birth parents were but I had some of the best adoptive parents somebody could ever have. My first memories are of my two moms, Nancy and Barbara. They are both are marine biologists in San Francisco. They had been together for many years, longer than most straight couples I have met. I heard from some of their coworkers that they actually met in college and have been together ever since.

Working for the state, their main field of expertise was the study of seals and sea lions. They worked both to keep fishermen from feeling threatened by seals and monitor them for various diseases. Almost as soon as I could walk, I could swim. As a result, my two moms called me “their little baby seal.”

Even though San Francisco is one of the most accepting of gays in the country, there still were those who hate gays and lesbians. This includes some of the children and as a result I was beaten up several times and got into more than my share of fights.

After coming home bruised, my mothers decided I needed to learn how to fight and defend themselves. They knew a guy who knew Jeet Kune Do. Never took on many students and I doubt he would have taken me as a student without my mothers knowing him. It was whispered by the other students that he was taught by Bruce Lee himself although he never confirmed it. He was tough but extremely fair.

For a time as a teenager, I had a crush on him but found out that he was gay. Unlike my moms, I always liked guys. I think they wistfully wished that I was like them and a lesbian as well. Unfortunately for me and guys, I was always felt just a bit social awkward. Never wanted just sex but wanted companionship like my mothers gave to each other. Didn’t help that I was tougher than most of the guys around me either and many were intimidated by that.

Even though I loved visiting my parents at worked and love the animals, never really had an aptitude for it. I think that was the one big disappointment that I gave my moms. Instead, my aptitude was always more mechanical. Had an interest in firearms as well which is something that I think baffled them as well.

In school, I did decently although cannot call it outstanding. Definitely not well enough to get a scholarship., One of the problems was that I was a bit of a non conformer. Did well athletically and was on multiple teams in school as well. Still, most of my interest was in my martial art.

Did not feel right to ask my mothers to pay for my college tuition. Granted, they could likely have helped me at least. Still, I wanted to find a way that I would not be deep in debt after I graduated. I had heard that you could join the military and they would pay in large part for your college tuition. In order to sign up for the college fund, it did mean that you would have to sign up for several years active duty and a few more years in the reserves as well. Kind of surprised how well my mothers took the fact that I decided to join the military.

As I had loved the water since I was a little more than a baby, I decided that the navy would be the best fit for me. In addition, I wanted to travel and the navy seemed the best choice for me in that respect as well. Had a few problems with come of the other girls in my boot camp company. Part of this was because I always set for myself the goal of passing the men’s physical fitness standards not just the women’s standards. Many of the girls thought I should have joined the marines.

When I was sent to the fleet, I was assigned to the Patrol Boat USS Whirlwind. Aboard, I showed an immediate aptitude for weapons. As a result, I was soon ended up striking as a Gunners Mate. Still, on such a small vessel, you need to know how to do as many jobs as possible and found myself pretty good in general at fixing various equipment. Had an interesting time convincing the men aboard that I was just as tough as they were. They joked that I would end up as a Navy Seal.

The ship was deployed over in the Persian Gulf. What a culture shock that was. Was glad when I came back stateside in Florida. Was also assigned for a time to Navy weapon testing where I got to test the FRAG-12 shotgun grenades.

Even though the navy worked out pretty well, I was still glad when my commitment was over. Many of the sailors, especially the older ones, were too conservative for my tastes. Decided to go to college to learn mechanical engineering. Went back to San Francisco and enrolled in San Francisco State University’s engineering program. Studied computer systems as well.

While in school, I made ends meet working on small boats. Payed pretty well. There was a fishing trawler that had been have converted to a poor man’s yacht. Never was completed and I was able to acquire it for pretty cheap. Finished refurbishing it myself. Makes a pretty good place to live generally. Named it for the ship I served in while in the navy but found the Welch word for it.

Played around at learning weapon construction as well. Made a stainless steel version of an M-4 carbine along with a Masterkey Shotgun. As well, from studying the FRAG-12 shells, I was able to figure out how that I could copy them. Prefer using a shotgun with the shells instead of a standard grenade launcher because you have more loads.

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