Matt Rice
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Name: Matteus Rice 
Alias(es): Wodka 
Rank/Branch (If applicable): Space Forces Command, Private serving on the SFCV Dinavar 
Position/Organization (if applicable): Space Forces Command
Species & Gender: Human Male 
Date of Birth & Place of Birth: March 2470, Ashael

Physical Description 
Height: 1,83m 
Weight: 93 kg 
Hair Color: black 
Eye Color: blue 
Hair Style (optional): messy, short. 
Other Features (optional): No tattoos or other important markings, although he sports a short, messy beard. He’d look weirdly young without it, but too ‘’homeless’’ if it grew too long. 

Education Primary: 
Ashael Village Elementary
Secondary: none
Post-Secondary: none
Military: Space Forces Command on Istheim

 Family:
 Mother: Hara Wright
Father: William Forge
Sibling(s): Isaac (16), Jesse (24), Bram (20)

Career History: 

Ashael Lord’s levy
Levy sergeant
June 2490-July 2491
Ashael’ Lord’s soldier
Platoon Lead
August 2492-January 2495
Ashael Lord’s retinue
Outpost Captain
February 2495-April 2499
SFC’s punitive Corps
Penal Marine
April 2500-  March 2501
SFCV Dinavar
Private (First Class)
March 2501-ongoing



Awards & Decorations 

Background Matteus dislikes his homeworld: the system is years, if not centuries behind the times, and his childhood saw many of his friends suffer from diseases that would’ve been treated as a minor infection on Sanctuary, end the lives of several of his childhood friends. Of course, his childhood wasn’t all that bad: he learned to work hard, learned as much as he could, and proved to be an eager student, until he was old enough to work the lands. Even with the somewhat modern tech, mundane and physically intense labour was still a necessity for the poorer of society. 

At some point, he was levied, and it ended up with him having to serve under his ambitious warlord, who, in a fit of arrogance, thought he could harass visiting Initiative citizens and prospective external workers, pressuring them into extortion money, or outright fighting This went on for quite a while, but in the end, it came to a head when the Initiative outpost’s forces responsible for the warlord’s territory had to step in and end the squabbling, and intimidation of innocent people. After a short but bloody series of skirmishes (with the technological, and militarily advanced Initiative), the warlord’s forces were soundly defeated, and to force compliance, 

Matteus, alongside hundreds of captured soldiers, were changed into penal miners, marines, and other auxiliary units. Despite the Initiative’s unorthodox decision, most auxiliaries proved to be resilient and strong, naturally a hardy people, used to toiling hard for little gains every so often. So, when he was indeed interred on the Istheim, he was set about multiple After he turned into a prisoner at the hands of the Initiative, he proved to be remarkably eager to see space, the vast black maw of the unknown. 

As being a hostage/prisoner… however, he wasn’t complaining that much. The medical care on even the penal vessel was superior to what he knew on Ashael, and there was always, always something to eat and drink. A luxury he had witnessed a few times he didn’t have in the past. All in all, Matteus is a man marked by his past, not due to political or social unrest, but rather, in seeing what he’d always lacked, and seeing what the Initiative had to offer. Despite this all, he is, after all, still officially a ‘’penal’’ soldier, and therefore, barred from promotion thus far. 

As such, he was forwarded to become one of the Dinavar’s crew, and when it was tasked to investigate the Heart of Winter crisis, he was faster than the administration, and volunteered before he could even be ordered to be part of its crew. When asked, he’d smile a little bashfully, and say: ‘’Well, space is so vast and so many things are unknown. It’s a mystery I don’t understand, and may never do, but if I can help the people responsible for finding out, then… that’s good enough for me!’’

Personality Traits:
 Matteus dislikes his homeworld: the system is centuries behind on Sanctuary in almost all the ways fathomable, and after seeing that even the penal vessel he served on before he was formally introduced to the SFC, had better facilities than most people on Ashael. 

Matteus likes to keep an open mind towards the unknown, as he grew up closeted and shut-in from even interplanetary travel due to his financial (and social) status. Now that he’s served on the Dinavar for a period, as well as the Istheim (albeit that wasn’t exactly a paradise, to be fair) he’s got a positive outlook. 

Skills & qualifications 
Firearms
Physical/mundane labour
Botany/agriculture
Farming equipment maintenance
Mining
Cooking (for large groups, as part of his penal service
Melee combat
Endurance
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