Well here he is; pardon the ridiculous delay. As I've stated before, finals +summer Job + Summer Classes had made me quite tired by the time I got home most days. In any case here he is, and let me know if there's anything I need to change. Well, without further procrastinations; I am initiating wall-text dump.
Employee File: 71F35-4V3R
Name: Lt. Christopher Jacob
Concept: Combat Medic, fighting for a better world
Personnel Class: Surger/Medic
CHristopher Jacob is a copper skinned young man, standing at around five feet and ten inches tall, possessing an athletic befitting a man of his active life style. Though he is always thought to be much younger than he actually is, usually believed to be in his late teens or very early twenties. He posses emerald green eyes and short well-kept golden brown hair cut-short, although it has been growing back for a while now ever since he went on leave. He can almost always be seen with a soft-smile on his face, and rarely showing any sign of emotional turmoil; but when he does, his presence can be quite over whelming.
While in his civies he prefers simple clothing, preferring not to call too much attention to himself during his off time; usually wearing short sleeve button-down shirts and either jeans or shorts depending on the weather. He travels light and makes sure to have his wrist communicator on at all times, which is conveniently disguised a simple poor-mans digital wrist watch along with combat knife, typically hidden in his boots.
When working in the field he wears his units standard uniform; which closely resembles swat gear. Here he carries all the tools of his trade, from his multi-tool strapped unto his side to the various drugs and medicines contained in his emergency pack. He is usually lightly armed, and is generally armed with a tazer a combat knife and a light fire arm.
Trait 5: Saving the World, One Step at a Time
In his time, Mr. Jacob has been through a lot. From his very beginning he has seen the worst the world has to offer, but since then he claims to have also seen the precious things within it. He claims that for the sake of his younger sister he will do everything and everything in his power to make their world a better place for them. In fact, he's even admitted to this being the reason why he presented himself to Cytek all those years ago.
Trait 4: Hippocratic Phalanx
If ever there were proof of a surges relation to it's surgers personality, Mr. Jacob's may be it it. Though very potent, it's nature makes it a rarity; for which R&D has been striving to properly study. Christopher's surge is one of protection, as odd as it might sound. Just as he seeks to guard those who cannot, he's surge follows suit. Christopher has been able to develop his surge under the careful guidance of Cytek scientists, showing a remarkable amount of power and versatility.
It can shield ones body from harm in all forms; flames, stone, steel and ray have all been known to be deflected by it. It can shield oneself from rain, extreme heat and cold; and even from toxins in the air and the effects of diseases. However, what interests scholars the most is it's own esoteric uses; such as shielding individuals from mind influencing effects, machines from cyber warfare and other surges, just to name a few.
His surge has been known to manifest as either a mark on an individual, the rod of Asclepius to be precise; or as a cloak or banner bearing the mark, adorning the subject. In this state, it appears to ward off or suppress the focus of it's effect; causing fire to caress the skin without burning, bullets to fly past the subject and sickly individuals to feel healthy as a fiddle. The exact way in which his surge wards a target has been known to vary, for example: when warding physical harm it's been know to protect them as some kind of form which cushions or deflects harmful objects, when dealing with extreme temperatures it has been known to either maintain his body temperature or actual heat/cool the individuals immediate surroundings (Immediate being defined by a few inches).
It should be noted that while potent Mr. Jacob's surge is still being refined; as it bares several fallacies. First and fore most his surge does not immunize a target; rather it appears to form a buffer of sort rendering most target effects null, while weakening those that get passed it. As such caution should still be used while under it's effects; early field reports and lab tests corroborate this data (View attached Files for more Information). Of second note is the limited breathe of effect Mr. Jacob's surge appears to possess; when activating his surge he requires to state what his surge who his surge will defend and from what, though he appears to be able to place multiple people under the same effect at a time. While initial studies suggested that Mr. Jacob's should widen the targeted type, further studies have proven this to be a very bad idea. Protection from Energy in particular is dangerous, having prevented the targets absorption of heat, perception of light and production of kinetic energy. This along with other studies have proven that a misworded effect can be far more hazardous to the 'beneficiary' than what it's protecting them from.
The final distinguishing note is the duration of the effect in question. This is determined at the initiation of the effect; typically the end condition he chooses is a time limit, though he can also place verbal and somatic end conditions (rub metal against your skin three times, whistle, tap your shoes against each other, count to 10). Thankfully for those under the more hazardous protections, he can cancel the effect prematurely. Though these premature cancellations appear to drain him more than the actual use of his surge. Further investigation is necessary in order to determine the cause.
Mr. Jacob's surge utilizes a vocal component in order to activate; requiring him to recite an oath or similar statement in order to initiate. It is in this statement wherein he states the beneficiaries of the effect and the condition under which it will cease without his direct intervention. This effect appears to be able to target the 'beneficiaries' so long as they can hear his words or are within the subjects perceptive field during the recitation. Lastly, Mr. Jacob can only place two wards on an individual at any given time. Should a change in ward be necessary he must either cancel one and place the new one; or come into physical contact with the individual, allowing him to immediately alter the wards nature.
Trait 3: Member of the 21st Cytek Combat Unit
While his drive and willingness to join the ranks was a surprise to his handlers; Mr. Jacobs has proven to have been an exceptional addition to the ranks. Though Christopher's main focus is that of his units central medic, he has proven to possess satisfactory competence in all other fields as a soldier. His military training, medical knowledge and surgers have allowed him to perform what some of his fellow soldiers have come to know as battlefield miracles in the past. Most of his commanding offers strongly recommend him to any dispatched captain in need of a good medic.
Extra Trait: Secondary Surge
Trait 4: Broken Made New
As extraordinary as is for a surger to posses a beneficial surge, rarer still is one who posses two. Therefore Mr. Jacob has proven himself to be a true find; possessing not just two surges, but to beneficial surges. His second surge's nature is of particular interest to scientists due to it's ability to restore others; with it Mr. Jacob is capable of renewing a target, healing wounds removing diseases and mending bones, as a simple example. It can also extend it's renewing qualities to objects and to some degree even to the mind as well; though the results of such tests have varied greatly. This is believed to be due to Mr. Jacob himself; though this is merely a theory, it is believed that Mr. Jacob's restorative abilities are limited by his knowledge of the problem and how to correct it. As such he has proven to be far more apt at mending the flesh than he has at the mind or inanimate objects; no doubt due to his schooling as a physician. We have attempted to school him in psychology and mechanics to study whether or not it would improve his abilities. Sadly the results have been inconclusive; though his inability to remove his sister's illness, gives some support to the theory.
Though still under investigation, further studies have been inconvenienced by Mr. Jacob's own surge; as it generates a remarkable distortion to near by electronics, even by surge standards, while in use. Appearing to scale with the complexity or over all difficulty of the area to be restored. During his last examination, wherein he attempted to reattach a severed limb, the ensuing distortion severely damaged the labs equipment; luckily no permanent damage occurred to the lab, though several sections of the labs wiring had to be replaced. As such new regulations have been put into place during experimentation, many of which have raised many protests on behalf of the researches assigned to the case. Due to this the method in which Mr. Jacob 'restores' a target and the limits of his surge have yet to be fully explored.
It should be noted that in order to restore a target, Mr. Jacob must place his hand atop the area to be restored; though he can place his hand on the central section of the target should the restoration require a large portion of the body to be healed. Finally while on the field, one should be aware that mayor restorations have been known to drain Mr. Jacob; as such caution should be employed when necessitating the use of this surge.
Trait 1: Gremlins
Mr. Jacob appears to be plague with some degree of ill fortune when dealing with machinery; as they tend to malfunction around him, luckily most such malfunctions are simple nuisances. Examples have been vending machines giving him the wrong order, or doors which refuse to open. However, there more serious, if rare cases, where an unforeseen accident can occur. While it was originally believed to be caused by Mr. Jacob lack of technological skill; it has since been believed to be caused some how by the fact he possess multiple potent surges. Of course this is all purely theoretical until such a time in which another potent dual surge user is found for comparison. Thankfully the amount of incidents have decreased over the years; though still have been known to occur whenever he utilizes a complex interface or when rushed. Further study of Mr.Jacob's effect on machines will commence next fall.
According to reports, Mr. Jacob is a soft spoken fellow; speaking when needed to and to the point. He is usually calm; though can become quite excitable when dealing with his personal beliefs or family. While sociable, it appears that he puts up a front or wall of some sort; preventing individuals from getting to close to him, acting quite professional most of the time. Which has cause some trouble in the past; as he can't seem to resist involving himself in other peoples problems, while putting up resistance whenever someone tries to get to close to him. While he may be noted for coming into strong conflicts with his commanders do to their chosen methodology at the moment, he has proven himself to be a fine soldier.
He appears to be quite passionate in his beliefs; though some have called him naive or accuse him of just paying lips service to them. It is the belief of this humble investigator that while his beliefs may cause him to go to unnecessary extremes at times; they form the foundation of who he is, and have granted him a zeal which has proven useful in the past according to several reports. His caring, if overprotective, nature has made him a fine doctor; though he has been known to be quite stubborn and persistent at times, especially when dealing with patients. He is amongst the first to arrive at an incident and almost always the last to leave; his devotion has been called almost fanatical. This came to me as a surprise given the calm and gentle manner in which he spoke during his interview; which makes me wonder why he subdues his emotions so.
Of important note is his sister; who, he has stated, as the reason for him joining Cytek. He appears to be some what let down at the lack of progress investigating his sister's illness. I strongly suggest that counseling continue, as it is clear that the loss of his sister will have severe psychological ramifications; given his sisters delicate state of health, it is my suggestion for this to be handled with care.
According to various testimonies, including his own, his sisters and several co-workers, Mr. Jacob began his life in the underground sectors of Athana. As for his parentage; his mother was a doctor aiding those who dwelled in the underground, while his father was a miner. It appears that Christopher lost his mother at the young age of twelve, while she gave birth to his younger sister Charlotte. His father on the other hand last his life during a cave in, while expanding one of the auxiliary tunnels in the underground a few years later. With the aid of local family and friends he labored to provide for his sister; going so far as to work as his mother's partner's assistant.
Things seemed to be going well until a unknown individual, being chased by local Cytek forces for murder, made his way in to the underground. In the ensuing fire fight, many lost their lives; though these were the lucky ones. For it was during the fire fight that the individual made himself known as a surger; where in he released/produced some form of highly virulent plague. It took roughly a minute for the plague to spread through a large portion of the underground; according to data retrieved from Mr. Jacob's sisters their deaths were fast and horrifically painful. The only survivors of that incident where Mr. Jacob's and his sister; due to the fortuitous awakening of his surges. This incident has been hence forth referred to as the Verdent Plague, due to the plagues effect of turning the victims blood a sickly green; the virus itself has been classified as the Charlotte Strain, given that she possess the only contained sample of the plague.
Attempts to study the area were thwarted by the plague itself. All such effected areas were immediately sterilized and closed off. It was a great surprise to stationed forces when Young Christopher walked out of the ruins a few days later with his sister on his back.
According to personnel files they were immediately quarantined; when no sign of the virus showed itself within three days, they were immediately interrogated. It was then that young Christopher recounted their experience; as well as revealing himself as a surger, and offered to join Cytek immediately in return for Cytek's aid in caring for his sister. As similar precedents had been established, Cytek representatives obliged; being eager to obtain a young surger, their enthusiasm would only grow upon learning his capabilities.
His sister Charlotte proved itself to be a unique case; now known as the longest living person infected by the strain. It is believed that her survival is due to the unpredictable nature of her brothers surge at the time, having caused some form of permanent alteration to the both of them. In Mr. Jacob's case, it appeared to have immunized him from the plague; as he had yet to become infected at the time of his awakening. While his sister, at the time infected, was changed into a carrier for the strain. It should be noted that the strain, at least the one hosted by Charlotte, can only be passed by blood; that is, by her fluids entering an individuals blood stream directly. As such she presents little to know risk, so long as proper measures are taken.
Sadly, the change has left Charlotte physically weak; it seems that the strain uses up much of her energy during it's daily cycles, and too much physical exertion is strenuous on her body. To worsen matters, she appears to have attacks, believed to be an auto-immunal reaction to a strains unusual activity in her body. Though they pass quickly, they do present a serious risk to her life. As such research on the strain and it's nature has been on going for several years now; and it is believed the the individual surger, hence forth code named: Pestilence, enhanced nearby microorganisms and mutated them into this super plague.
Attempts to synthesize a vaccine based on Mr. Jacob's blood has had mixed results, and should not be used unless absolutely necessary. His sister on the other hand has proven resistant to all attempts to purge the virus from her system; though the vaccine has been known to be of great use during her attacks. It is believed that a true 'cure' may be achieved by either Mr. Jacob's surge or by capturing and studying Pestilence.
All attempts to locate this individual proven unfruitful; though occasional cases of the CHarlotte strain appearing in the underground, have led investigators to believe that he is still alive. This information has been kept from Mr. Jacob and his sister until such a time as more concrete informational may be obtained, as well as to prevent any radical decisions from being made by him based upon erroneous information.
Since his initiation; Christopher has proven to be a welcome change from the typical rebellious or arrogant surgers usually dealt with, within the organization. He has quickly raised through the ranks given his initial age, and has saved easily hundreds of lives via his medical knowledge and surges. He has become a well-known figure, and has apparently striven to prove the good surgers can do. Although his attempts have proven to have garnered him just as much hate, as it has gratitude. He and his family has been attacked by rebel groups in the past; as it seems public consensus is split on whether he is in fact loyal, or if his a sell out. Some even believe that Cytek is holding his sister hostage to manipulate him. Needless to say, the last several years have been very eventful.
As it stands Christopher Jacob is an honest and loyal soldier in service of Cytek and, while he is far from perfect, I can find no reason for which to discontinue his employ. After meeting him myself I whole heartedly support the renewal of his contract and expect to see great things from him in the future.
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