Name: Daniel Trausse
Archetype: Sandcraft mechanic
weight: 145 lbs.
Appearance: Daniel has brown eyes,, but not that it would matter. For Daniel almost always has one his green tinted construction goggles. He has worn them so much, that he has a goggle tan line on his face, making it harder still to get them away from him. He has no discernible marks on his face, other then a small scar on his forehead, that can only be seen when he scrunches up his brow. A dirty blond mop mop hair lies underneath the green slightly ripped up Boony cap he also wears on his head. His face is usually covered in a little bit of dirt due to the nature of his work.
As far as clothes go. Daniel usually wears an of olive many-pocketed one piece, slightly baggy, mechanic's uniform. Strangely, it looks almost exactly like the Veruni trading mechanic's uniform, it's just missing the tell-tale Veruni patch, in it's place is a small group of frayed threads, in the outline of the Veruni logo. As well as his goggles, Daniel wears a tool belt, filled with, as one would think, a vast assortment of useful tools in the opening, closing, cutting, saudering, welding, screwing, or drilling. His pant leg's are stuffed into the dark brown, steel toed, workman's boots he wears. As one would expect, Daniel wears simple mechanic gloves, they come up to about mid-arm, and are fairly thick.
Personality: Daniel, always wears a perpetual smile on his face. A boy naturally fool of curiosity. A boy of genuine initiative, he takes things apart, and instead of putting them back together, he will usually try to find a way to make it better. While Daniel seems like an Optimist, in truth he is as neutral as neutral goes. Not really thinking about the bad or the good. He understands that evrything just is. As simple as that, at least to him.
This, of course, has no affect on how he interacts with others, usually being quite the talker, he's not afraid to ask questions, and not afraid to act like a smartass, and not afraid to tell people what he thinks. Although, mixed in with this, is his understanding, that he's still just a boy, and doesn't really have much authority over anything.
Despite his "philosophical" outlook on life, Daniel is a nice person, he's kind, but not too kind to be naive. One would say he possesses the same amount of friendliness a mongoose would have.....were a mongoose a talking thinking animal.
As for the notion that many, many people have put up before him (guns, and machinery are weapons of death, blah, blah, blah) Daniel is confused, he understands where they come from and generally has no answer to it. But he does have one answer that's rather harsh. "why do they make guns? I think it's because they can."
He comforts himself in knowing that he generally does not dabber in such things, and is usually engrossed in more vehicular work , although were he givin a chance to "improve" on one such trinket ( and he has been, many times before) he would jump on it.
Occupation: By all definitions a mechanic. While his knowledge of vehicles is vast, Daniel's insatiable quest to improve upon things, has led him to many other mechanical fields of knowledge, namely ARM's technology. No he cannot make a gun from scratch, but give him the right parts and tools, he can put it together, although he'd be complaining on how poor a quality the weapon would be, and offer to "upgrade" it the entire time. Same thing goes for vehicles, although when working with those, he chooses to approach a more silent/mellow method of work.
Arm: Vega Rivet-gun
Appearance: as the name would imply. Daniel uses a portable rivet gun as a weapon. Included in the setup he wears a gas-tank on his back. But this tank is not overtly huge, and is also made from some rather light metal, courtesy of Daniel's search into junk lots. it is connected to the rivet gun, by a large metal-mesh hose.
The actual gun-part looks much like a rivet gun, there are a few modifications here and there, a lengthened barrel, that appeared to have once been the barrel of an ARM, as well as the stock of again, such a weapon. On the stock, Daniel has set in some cloth padding, the he hand-made an glued into the end of the stock, to reduce some of the large kickback he has on the gun. For all intensive purposes, it looks like a largish, ARMs rifle, with some odd back-pack setup. It is called a Vega Rivet gun, for the letters on the gun's trigger.
Characteristics: Now as we all know, rivet guns are pretty heavy, but the Vega rivet-gun is not just your old regular heavy rivet gun. It was designed to be rather light, as well as fire generally smaller rivets, as well as holding the small gas-tank in the gun itself, it was, for all instances, an "all-in-one" riveter.
BUT, Daniel in his quest to ever make things better, decided to strip the gun of it's small tank, as well as modifying the barrel to shoot larger rivets (and make the gun more accurate), at a cost to this however, he has to wear a large gas-tank on his back, this gas-tank, however is made from some rather light materials, all courtesy of Daniel's searching about in junk lots for useful things.
The thing about rivets as a weapon is this. While they do generally provided a lot of punch the are crap at bullet penetration. Much like Hydra rounds from real guns, a bullet so named achieves its wounding capacity through expansion, ensuring maximum energy transfer and a larger permanent cavity than a nonexpanding bullet.
But again, it does almost nothing against armored targets.
*WHAT I THOUGHT I'D DO WAS PRETEND I WAS ONE OF THOSE DEAF-MUTES*