my names Alexander, 29 years old, from germany GMT+2 (Berlin
Timezone). My prefered time for sessions would be on the weekends,
weekly, bi-weekly or monthy.... everything fine with me as long as
have fun playing. Personally I think I am pretty easy to get along
with, but who am I to judge? I like playing character concept that
are a little bit.... different. I prefer scenarios that have a
serious note but are sprinkled with a bit of humor - because we are
playing a game... the world around us is serious enough ;)
now withut further ado... let Matthew and Felicia take the stage:
grew up as the only child of a pretty well-situated family. Since the
young age of 6 Matthew was hailed as a wonderchild - his
intellect far surpassing that of most adults around him and
his comprehension of anything mechanical simply astounding.
a mother that died during childbirth and a father constantly
concerned about his research, Matthew learned little about common
sense or what normal children his age would do or like, instead he
spent most of his time in the lab of his father. Matthew only cared
about tinkering with machines, examining lifeforms of any kind,
figuring out what made them "tick" and finding out ways to
apply this to his machines or even do better than what nature had to
offer. Matthew was especially fascinated by cats and their graceful
movements - so he built his own little robot cat and called her
day as his father was rather frustrated about the lack of
progress on the identification of a new-found device within an old
dig site and went out to get some fresh air to cool off, Matthew went
over to catch a glimpse of what it was that got his father so riled
after his dad returned into the room, only to find his son sitting in
front of a running device, the very device which was haunting his day
and night for several weeks without end, smiling and shouting "Look
dad! Look dad! I made it work!"
that moment on his dad took Matthew to every dig site and every
research facility he was assigned to.
of fear that someone might come to hurt his little wonder boy, his
dad hired a bodyguard to constantly stay close to his son to protect
him from any possible danger. But despite his son’s genius, it was
undeniable that he was still a little child, which was shown in his
frightened reaction to all these rough looking mercs.
Matthew was running away from Bodyguard number 5, she was a burly
woman 6'10" tall with far too many scars to even think about
calling her beautiful. In the eyes of little Matthew, she must have
weight as much as a truck, and while he was running away he
accidently dropped Felicia only to have that patchwork of a woman
step on the little cat toy robot, damaging her beyond repair.
cried his eyes out. For days he wouldn't leave his room. To him
Felicia was far more than just a robot, she was his very first
father didn't know how to handle the situation... to him it was just
a minor incident... just a toy being broken. A toy his son made
himself none the least! That was when his father got an idea -
whether it was moment of genius or just born out of desperation none
can say, but his father ordered a custom-made android. It was
expensive and his dad had to call in some long-owned favors and loan
some money from rather shady sources - but he got what he thought
would be the ideal bodyguard and companion for his son.
was fascinated by his new bodyguard and shortly after getting to know
her started treating her like a big sister.
father was worried at first, but having to take care of the heavy
expanses which he made for his son, he needed to swiftly get back to
years things seemed to be fine and everything was getting back on
track for this odd family. Matthew and Felica, as he started calling
his newfound big sis, seemed to be inseparable. And Matthew expertise
with machines and in the archaeological field grew with every year.
he, his family and his father’s co-workers were on their flight
back home from an expedition, they were attacked by smugglers,
pirates or whatever other hoodlums are doing such thing. Everything
was pure chaos on board the spaceship. The Sound of the alarm,
gunfire and the screams of pain and fear of the people around him
made his brain stop working. Felicia dragged Matthew to the
evacuation pods, but before they arrived an explosion behind them
propelled some loose equipment towards them. Felicia shoved Matthew
out of the way only to be flattened against the wall in the next
second and the lights of her eyes started to dim.
was shocked. For an instant he felt as if he was back when he was 10.
His Felicia was about to die again!
tried desperately to connect his rig to Felicia’s mainframe in an
attempt to backup whatever he could save of her memory... if only he
could transfer her memory and personally data... then surely, he
could find a way to safe her!
as he started transfering whatever data he could find, he felt a hot
sensation shoot through his chest. As he looked down he saw a big
hole where his heart should have been.
last thing Matthew saw before his sight turned black, was the final
flicker of light in Felicia’s eyes.
then Matthew woke up.
first thing he noticed was that he couldn't breathe! He tried
desperately to draw air into his lungs only to realize... that he
apparently didn't need to breath. Matthew was confused.
next thing he noticed was that his body seemed heavier than he was
used to and he couldn't move his right arm and leg.
Matthew opened his eyes.
what he saw made him scream!
front of him was the dead body of a child lying in a big pool of
black liquid. Everything around him seemed to be colored in different
shades of grey.
Matthew turned his head he realized why he couldn't move his right
arm and leg. They were stuck under a big crate holding one of the
machines his father had brought with him on the expedition. Funny
enough Matthew didn't feel any pain.
tried to struggle free from under the crate and after some time was
able to shift the weight enough to slip out from under it.
he popped out from under the crate he stumbled back and hit the metal
floor of the spaceship with a loud metallic sound.
that he could move, he noticed the next thing... and this was
something that made him lose his mind.
loud noise drew Matthews attention to his body, and what he saw were
arms, legs and a torso covered in cyberwear. His chest seemed bigger
than what he remembered and everything seemed so familiar... a
thought came to his mind but he couldn't believe it. It was simply
impossible! With fear he never thought possible, he slowly got closer
the dead child’s body. Carefully, as if it could rise up and attack
him, he turned the body around... only to stare at his own lifeless
Matthew regained his senses and was somehow able to calm down his
racing thoughts, he checked his own condition. Tried to make sense of
what happened and find an explanation for how it was possible for a
human mind to end up in the body of an android.
matter for what reason - one thing Matthew was sure of. He grabbed
his computer with the data he transfered from Felicia and made up his
mind. "First I need to get out of this ship. Then I need to find
out who is responsible for this attack and make them hurt for what
they’ve done! And then I somehow need to find a way to get Felicia
was an idea that came to my mind as I was reading about the
Starfinder Androids and their Cycle of Renewal.
thought: What would happen if a human and an android were joined
(i.e. by cable to an implant in the human’s brain) during their
moment of death? What if that android had something like a "motherly
attachment" to that human? Would she take a gamble to safe that
plan was for Matthew to have an exocortex as a mechanic and upload
Felicia’s data into the AI to always keep here with him and let her
memory storage add all the experiences that Matthew is having, hoping
that should he find a way to restore her to life, she would know
about the path that he was walking.