Name: Karen Ashoka
Age: Late 20s
Occupation: MCRN Elite Pilot
Rank: Lieutenant Commander
Place of Birth: Eagle Base, Gale Crater, Mars
Faction: Martian Congressional Republic
Home: MCRB Persephone / MCRN Atrax
Skills: Pilot. Can pilot craft from a atmospheric jets & bombers up to corvette starships.
Traits: True believer in Martian superiority.
Personality: Karen is a stern and intense person. She is a true believe in the Martian cause, believing that only through the fiery crucible of righteous combat will Mars gain it’s complete independence from Earth.
Biography: Karen grew up on the outskirts in and around Eagle Base. Preferring to be outside the domes and tunnels of the old Martian colony base, she spent her free time wandering the dunes and valleys of Mars. Many days and nights she would stay out until the last reserves of oxygen were spent before returning to the tunnels, only to return as soon as school was over.
Karen studied her way through school with the aim of becoming a starship pilot. She graduated into the academy as soon as possible and is now running patrol missions over the great dune seas of Mars. Her family is now all located in Londres Nova, however she see’s them as lazy as they are not contributing to the cause of Martian superiority, much less the Terraforming effort, as such she rarely has contact with them, preferring the companionship of other MCRDF personnel.
Karen also has a sister who followed a similar career path, however instead of joining the MCRDF (Mars Defence Force), her sister Cassandra joined the MCRN directly and served aboard various warships before rising to the rank of Lieutenant Commander on an MCRN Raptor Class Fast Attack Cruiser. Unfortunately this vessel was lost whilst attempting to render air to a UNN battleship which had fallen victim to a alien pathogen known as the Protomolecule. The vessel's reactor went critical, destroying Cassandra's ship.
Karen journeyed to Earth as part of a peace delegation, attending and speaking at a memorial service for those lost over Io and Ganymede.