Xenia Mikhailevna Romanova

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Xenia in Moscow

History

Xesia Mikhailaevna loved her parents dearly. Their only child after years of hard life, they doted on her and loved her in the rare moments when all were together until the night of the fatal car accident that killed them. Little Xenechka was too young to know what her parents were involved in, but she was young enough to etch the accident into her memory, and the faces of the men who put bullets into her mother and father to finish off what the vehicle that slammed into them and the ice that they slid out on could not do. Why did the gunman who saw her twitch not shoot her too? Perhaps he also had a child, or had some sympathy. He held a finger to his lips, the girl nodded, and he called out her status - no pulse. Xesia would keep her silence until her dear Uncle Pasha asked her to describe the men who came in detail. She would describe all but the one who put the finger to his lips, and both girl and gunman would thank fate to live a little longer in the cold Leningrad night.

The police, of course, found Xenia Mikhailaevna Romanova, who would only give her name and the name of her uncle, Pavel Leonidovich Romanov, and to him only would she speak further on the matters of what happened in the car. Pasha found his young niece cared for by junior policemen, all the tinier, but somehow looking brave, in her father’s large wool overcoat, fortunately spared from debris or blood. Pasha would promise the girl vengeance, a funeral, and a time to mourn with him in Moscow. Later, when those approached their end, and not wanting to care for a child but having grown accustomed to little Xeniuska, he made the decision to send her away to school.

With the cunning of a chess master and the bedside manner of the best pediatrician with a sweet, the enterprising Pasha offered her the chance to go to a prestigious military school to grow up to be like her father. If Pasha was an uncaring man, he would have sent Xesia packing immediately to a boarding school to learn the state sponsored education like every other Soviet. If he had no brotherly love, he might send her to one with no care of its quality or concern for the girl. Instead, Pasha learned that Xesia idolized her parents, and would do anything for them and possibly for him. Xesia accepted and took on what an unkind man might force. She disliked her former Kindergarten and hoped she could honor her parents and country in this one, with the promise of seeing Pasha in Moscow on the allowed holidays if available for mutual enjoyment, edification, and display of progress. This was deemed acceptable.

Xesia left her temporary kindergarten and was sent to “the Institute,” the boy’s boarding school designed to funnel into Military Unit 355576, secret designation the Soviet Army Academy, top secret designation the Military Diplomatic Academy of the Soviet Army. At the Institute, the ideals of purity, military strength, and communism were taught through the glories of the rigorous and competitive Sovorov system to young boys starting at age six for a period of five to seven years to prepare for further training and eventual careers as officers in the KGB or GRU. Luckily for Xesia, they accepted daughters of those of sufficient rank, colonel-generals and the like, and she was admitted with relatively few pulled strings to the Institute (Some things never change).

Bright, loyal, and eager to both please and work competitively, Xenia saw each year of her life planned out: five to seven years of training in language, strategy, arms, history, sciences, and liberal arts at the Institute would gain her the rank of lieutenant and entry into the Academy, with it’s courses in strategic agent intelligence, operational agent intelligence and Spetsnaz (dealing with the armed forces of the enemies), strategic and operational trade-craft of the Soviet Army, yet more foreign language and studies, history of international relations and diplomatic practice, and Marxist-Leninist philosophy, eventually focusing in one.

As a girl, she looked forward to music, dance, and sewing. She was good at only one of those three. She neglected to take French at the Institute, but discovered a knack with other slavic languages and a love of reading. Xeniuska loved her school, even if she hated French and couldn’t dance, and especially if she and the other group of girls despised Mama, who insisted on “Matushka,” who called her Xenka, and her severity for the smallest of faults and filled the girls with nightmares, turning them cutthroat and bonding few fortunate souls together.

Xenia at the Academy

Like for many others, that life path all changed officially in 1991. The dissolution of the Soviet Union caught Xenia midway through her Institute career. The secret Institute, and the other hidden and open Sovorov schools, were faced with imminent shut down. Until that point, the students were mostly spared the political turmoil and changes, though large events like the Berlin Wall coming down were not hidden from them. If anything, they were used to strengthen their resolve rather than prepare them for coming changes. The Russian Federation, like the USSR before it, wanted to purge out it’s military schools and start afresh, keeping those it deemed safe, and tossing out the rest. This time, fewer youth would be sent to Gulag.

Xesia spent a long holiday with her Uncle Pasha in Moscow during the shakeup at school while the new Federation developed the new (throwback) Cadet Corps schools. She still kept hopes that she could carry out her plan of serving in an elite force and gave thanks when message came that her secret school was reopened. When she returned for her final year, Matushka was still there. On the bright side, Xesia played piano during the dance classes rather than dancing, hit excellent marks, and learned that rather than study abroad with a personal cover in a friendly country or with another unit as in the Soviet days, Xenia could, in a spirit of internationalism, pursue academic credits at a Western university. In letters, Pasha would joke that it was like showing off the bright minds to the rest of the Western world in the days of the czars- a very rare opportunity that she ought to take.

Xenia took it. She moved through her Academy courses and special forces training all the quicker to study abroad at Oxford. It is unknown if she and Anggun Fatima Tjandrakusuma crossed paths before they officially met, however they found that they shared professors at different times. Xenia officially graduated Lomonosov Moscow State University in 2002 with a double major in Philology: Russian Language and Literature and in Military Preparation. She never walked in a ceremony and had only taken a few classes on campus, most courses taken through the Academy’s higher levels. They sent the diploma to Pavel Leonidovich. Oxford was her real college experience. She often wondered if Lomonosov Moscow State was as nice as it seemed.

Fortunately the recruitment process from the Sovorov system survived as well and it didn’t take long for Xenia to be recruited. As an orphan with no direct connections- the rules were mostly about parental favoritism and rank- she wondered who would prefer her skill set. To her pride Xenia was approached by an agent of the FSB. Her faith, loyalty, and training would be tested domestically and internationally. To her surprise, Xenia was placed in the elite Spetsgruppa “B,” Vympel and sent along with Spetsgruppa Alpha for training specialized for their needs as one of Russia’s paragon counter-terror units. Her first year plunged her into the Chechen War and recalled her only for the Moscow theatre hostage crisis. She will not forget the screaming of the hundreds as the gas was pumped into the theatre, the sounds of the raid that followed, or the figures swimming through the haze.

Vympel Groups’ devotion to counter-terrorism was a bitter taste when applied to internal affairs, especially working with Vityaz or other MVD groups. Policing one’s own in the heart of Russia and putting down civil unrest as an elite unit is never pleasant; it never felt like what they were meant for. Catastrophes and mismanagement would find a way to show up from time to time as well, like with the massacre in the school in Beslan in 2004, hearkening back to the theatre crisis only with hundreds of school children. Slowly, over time, as terror leveled off in the region, their own actions would weigh on Xesia’s mind as much as the actions of those they were fighting. It was becoming hard to keep it in balance compared to the good she felt they were achieving. In the Sovorov system, one was not meant to question, to be a “free-thinker.” A man who questions would be given exams and pointless honors. But Xenia was growing disenchanted. Perhaps it was just the realization that she had been enchanted in the first place.

After a particularly hard incident, Xesia asked for leave to visit Pasha in Moscow. Pasha blamed the dissolution of the USSR and its effect on youth. Xesia was in a crisis. Although she did a little work for him, she would not find her solace there, nor back in her family of the greater part of a decade, Spetsgruppa Vympel. With a heavy heart, she resigned her commission. With a curious heart, she picked up a business card left on her writing desk. It had a BlackEagle contact on it and Xesia dialed the number.

Much under the surface

Family

Xesia’s only family is her Uncle Pasha, Pavel Leonidovich Romanov. Although an Uncle, Pasha Leonidovich is no blood relation and was taken into the family and adopted as a young child. Pasha has a soft spot for Xesia and what started as treating her as kin through shared experience and mutual love for the same family grew into mutual care, fondness, and respect. It is… ambiguous as to what Pasha does for a living, however he does it well. He has no children of his own. Xesia believed he kept a mistress once or twice, but no children ever came of it.

Operations

While much of Vympel’s operations remain highly classified, certain operations co-performed with Alpha and other Spetsnaz groups are known to the public. Xenia has admitted to the “Angels” BlackEagle team that she was in Chechnya and working internally on police actions, which are a matter of public record. In addition, she alluded to other operations around the Black Sea (Georgia, Ukraine, Turkey), helping the Americans, and doing more than studying at Oxford.

Vitals

Name: Xenia Mikailevna Romanova

Alias(es): Captain Romanova
Race: Slavic (Russian)
Gender: Female
Age: 30
Date of Birth: 8/1/1980

Place of Birth: Somewhere, Russia

Height: 171cm (5'7 1/2")
Weight: 62kg (137 lbs)
Build: athletic
Eyes: Light Blue
Hair: Blonde

Statistics

Attributes

Intelligence 72   Sensibility 78   Agility 66   Coordination 28   Constitution 47
Strength 35   Personality 28   Appearance 72   Bravado 38   Willpower 50


Perception 28   Base Speed 17   Recovery 8
Endurance 10   Damage 4   Mass Factor 1.1

Skills

Ticks/Pips: Unspent XP: 0

Academic & Scientific Skills 6

  • Anthropology 30 Roll: 36
    • Archaeology / Roll: 36
  • Business / Roll: 6
    • Finance / Roll: 6
    • Management / Roll: 6
    • Marketing / Roll: 6
  • History 22 Roll: 28
    • Culture: Russia 10 Roll: 38
    • Period / Roll: 28
  • Journalism 20 Roll: 36
    • Research 25 Roll: 61
  • Law 20
  • Literature 40 Roll: 46
    • Author / Roll: 46
    • Period / Roll: 46
    • Culture: Russian 10 Roll: 56
  • Philosophy / Roll: 6
    • Eastern / Roll: 6
    • Western Roll: 6
    • Specific Doctrines / Roll: 6

Creative Skills 5

  • Acting 28 Roll: 33
    • Con/Fast-Talk 14 Roll: 47
    • Genre / Roll: 16
  • Art / Roll: 5
    • Drafting / Roll: 5
    • Drawing / Roll: 5
    • Painting / Roll: 5
    • Sculpture / Roll: 5
    • Style / Roll: 5
  • Dance / Roll: 5
  • Make-up / Roll: 5
    • Disguise / Roll: 5
    • Theatrical / Roll: 5
  • Music 39 Roll: 44
    • Composition / Roll: 5
    • Singing / Roll: 5
    • Instrument: Piano 20 Roll: 64
    • Style / Roll: 5
  • Photography / Roll: 5
    • Stills / Roll: 5
    • Video / Roll: 5
    • Style / Roll: 5

Domestic & Technical Skills 5

  • Carpentry / Roll: 5
    • Style / Roll: 5
  • Electrics 21 Roll: 26
    • Electronics / Roll: 26
    • Wiring / Roll: 26
    • Type / Roll: 26
  • General Mechanics 21 Roll: 26
    • Engines (ICE) / Roll: 26
    • Jet Engines / Roll: 26
    • Mechanical Systems Roll: 26
    • Type / Roll: 26
  • Metal Work / Roll: 5
    • Casting / Roll: 5
    • Milling / Roll: 5
    • Welding / Roll: 5
  • Miniature Mechanica / Roll: 5
    • Clockwork / Roll: 5
    • Gunsmith / Roll: 5
    • Locksmith / Roll: 5

Scientific Skills 7

  • Biology / Roll: 7
    • Botany / Roll: 7
    • Microbiology / Roll: 7
  • Chemistry / Roll: 7
    • Inorganic / Roll: 7
    • Molecular / Roll: 7
    • Organic / Roll: 7
  • Computer Science 3 / Roll: 10
    • Office / Roll: 10
    • Networks / Roll: 10
    • Programing / Roll: 10
    • Security / Roll: 10
  • Engineering 3/ Roll: 13
    • Aeronautical / Roll: 10
    • Chemical / Roll: 10
    • Civil / Roll: 10
    • Electrical / Roll: 10
    • Mechanical / Roll: 10
    • Nuclear / Roll: 10
  • Math 46 / Roll: 53
    • Algebra / Roll: 53
    • Calculus / Roll: 53
    • Geometry / Roll: 53
    • Statistical / Roll: 53
    • Trigonometry / Roll: 53
  • Military Science 44 Roll: 48
    • Hardware 14 Roll: 62
    • Strategy 5 Roll : 53
    • Tactics 28 Roll: 76
  • Police Science 38 Roll: 50
    • Investigation 21 Roll: 70
    • Tactics 17 Roll: 58

Natural Skills 6

  • Farming / Roll: 6
  • Fishing / Roll: 6
    • Freshwater / Roll: 6
    • Sea / Roll: 6
  • Hiding 59 Roll: 65
    • Concealment 25 Roll: 90
    • Creeping 28 Roll: 93
    • Shadowing 15 Roll: 80
  • Meteorology 25 Roll: 31
    • Prediction / Roll: 31
    • Shooting 10 Roll: 41
  • Navigation 32 Roll: 38
    • Air / Roll: 38
    • Land 15 Roll: 53
    • Water 1 / Roll: 39
    • Underwater / Roll: 38
  • Perception 60 Roll: 74
    • (Stat is 28. Add 1/2 Lvl)
  • Survival 30 Roll: 36
    • Foraging / Roll: 36
    • Environment / Roll: 36
  • Tracking / Roll: 6
    • Environment: Roll: 6

Social Skills 6

  • Animal Training / Roll: 6
  • Diplomacy 25 Roll: 31
    • Coercion 12 Roll: 43
    • Lying / Roll: 31
    • Prying / Roll: 31
    • Persuasion 2 / Roll: 33
    • Gambling / Roll: 31
    • Betting / Roll: 31
    • Card Games / Roll: 31
    • Dice Games / Roll: 31
    • Table Games / Roll: 31
  • Psychology / Roll: 31
    • Deviant / Roll: 31
    • Psychoanalysis / Roll: 31

Physical Skills 4

  • Athletics 27 Roll: 31 (ticks to XP: 1)
    • Bodybuilding / Roll: 31
    • Gymnastics 17 Roll: 78
    • (Agility is 66. Add 1/2 lvl)
  • Climbing 30 Roll: 34
    • Freeclimb / Roll: 34
    • Mountaineering / Roll: 34
    • Rappelling 15 Roll: 49
  • Jumping / Roll: 4
  • Long Jump / Roll: 4
  • High Jump / Roll: 4
  • Run 25 Roll: 29
    • Marathon / Roll: 29
    • Sprint 10 Roll: 39
  • Swim 25 Roll: 29
    • SCUBA / Roll: 29

Reflexive Skills 4

  • Drive 36 Roll: 40
    • Automobile 17 Roll: 57
    • Large Truck / Roll: 40
    • Motorcycle / Roll: 40
    • Powerboat 13 / Roll: 53
    • Tracked / Roll: 40
    • Trailer / Roll: 40
  • Parachute 8/ Roll: 12
  • Pilot 4 Roll: 8
    • Aircraft Type / Roll: 8
    • Instrument Type (IFR) / Roll: 8
  • Ride / Roll: 4
    • Style / Roll: 4
  • Ski / Roll: 4
    • Cross Country / Roll: 4
    • Downhill / Roll: 4

Military Skills 5

  • Aim 64 Roll: 69
    • Autofire 25 Roll: 94
    • Heavy / Roll: 69
    • Longarm 32 (+1) Roll: 101
    • Smallarm 31 Roll: 100 (ticks to XP: 1)
    • Throw 14 Roll: 83
  • Demolitions 26 Roll: 30
    • Military 14 Roll: 43
  • Forward Observer 25 Roll: 30

Combat Skills 4

  • Armed Hand-to-Hand 30 Roll: 34
    • Parry 1/ Roll: 35
    • Swing 11 Roll:45
    • Thrust 16 Roll:50
    • Weapon 1/ Roll: 35
  • Unarmed Hand-to-Hand 55 Roll: 59
    • Block 1/ Roll: 60
    • Combat Throw 10 Roll: 69
    • Dodge 1/ Roll: 60
    • Grapple 21 / Roll: 80
    • Kick 11 / Roll: 70
    • Punch 11 / Roll: 70

Medical Skills 5

  • Dentistry / Roll: 5
    • Specialty / Roll: 5
  • Medicine 27 Roll: 32
    • Emergency Medicine 10 Roll: 42
    • General Practice / Roll: 32
    • Veterinary / Roll: 32
    • Specialist / Roll: 32
  • Surgery / Roll: 32

Language Skills (Academic) 6

  • Native Slavic Language Group 56 Roll: 62
    • Russian 28 Roll: 80
    • Polish 10 Roll: 71
    • Czech 10 Roll: 71
  • Foreign Anglo Language Group 50 Roll: 56
    • English 24 Roll: 80
  • Foreign Caucausus Language Group 50 Roll: 56
    • Chechen 16 Roll: 72
    • Georgian 10 Roll: 66
  • Foreign Romance Language Group 44 Roll: 50
    • Spanish 20 Roll: 70
  • Foreign Niger-Congo Language Group 32 Roll: 38
    • Swahili 15 Roll: 53

Weaponry

Vehicles

Equipment

Current funds: $86,496.57

  • Purchased: Education ($15,000), Housing and Kitty for this month ($873+$127)
  • Weapons: Markarov and Suppressor ($590/200), Dragunov ($1,111) with variable 3x/9x scope ($600), AKS-74 (gifted) and suppressor ($1800- universal suppressor)
  • Armor: Level II and Level III Undercover Vest armor ($407 and $476)

••zone 3, 6, 9, 10, 11 Armor value 8 conversion 7 •• zone 4, 5, 7, 8 av 14 conversion 7

  • Concealment: Russian Winter gear (gifted)
  • Gear: Earplug microphone ($30)
  • Personal: 1922 African Mahogany Steinway B, Excellent Condition. ($9800, about 1/3 of value)
  • $5000 worth of wardrobe (shut your face)
  • Spetsnaz Ballistic knife. Has a range of 5m and a speed of 35mph, includes protractor.

Log

  • One Week Miami
    • Teach hiding
    • Find house
    • English Rosetta + Immersion 7 XP
    • evenings unstated
  • Operation: Snatch and Grab
    • 16 XP, bought Level II and Level II undercover vest armor, $402 take home after 1st house payment
  • One Week Colombia (In the Barrel)
    • Spanish Rosetta + Immersion 7 XP
    • evenings out for Immersion. Heck yeah!
  • One Week in Miami
    • Teach Hiding to Lily 2 hrs a day
    • Range 2 hrs a day + 2
    • English Rosetta 6 hrs a day and Immersion 7 XP
  • One week in Colombia (In the Barrel)
    • Spanish Rosetta 6 hrs a day and Immersion 7 XP
    • Demolitions Course 6 hours - 1 XP
  • Operation: Unnamed - instead of Siberia (Night Walker) with Jen, 2nd house payment/kitty
  • One Week Miami
    • English Rosetta 6 hrs a day and Immersion 7 XP
    • Demolitions Course 6 hours - 1 XP
  • One Week Colombia (In the Barrel)
    • Demolitions Course 6 hours - 1 XP
    • Spanish Rosetta 6 hrs a day and Immersion 7 XP
  • Operation: Judgement Day (3 days)
  • Rest of week in Colombia (In the Barrel)
    • Teach Charlie Sneaking 8 hours - Perception Practice for 2 XP pts
    • Spanish Rosetta 6 hrs a day and Immersion 7 XP
    • $4462 take home (not including operation with Jen, but including the MAY house payment subtracted) Then she buys the piano!
  • One Week in Miami
    • Teach Charlie Sneaking 8 hours - Perception Practice for 2 XP pts
    • Demolitions Course 6 hours - 1 XP
    • English 6 hrs a day rosetta
    • $475 pay
  • Operation: The Mederian Agent
    • 4 MAY 2013 (house payment ($875+125 kitty paid) due.
    • $6,428.57 and 16XP (unspent)
  • One Week in Miami
    • Pay upgrade! $770 pay
    • Spanish Rosetta 6 hrs a day and Immersion 7 XP
    • Demolitions Course 6 hours - 1 XP
  • Operation: Spyglass (two week long operation but did not go)
    • $770X2 $1540
    • now May 25 at end of week
    • 16 XP + Miami and Spyglass XP unspent
  • One Week in Miami
    • $770 pay
    • Spanish Rosetta 6 hrs a day and Immersion 7 XP
    • Demolitions Course 6 hours - 1 XP
  • One Week in Miami (In the Barrel)
    • $3465
    • now June 1, 2013
    • (house payment ($875+125 kitty paid) due
    • Xenia's Skills Crunch Page for last four weeks. Too crunchy to put on here. Bottom line: Some English, Spanish, new Swahili, Some Aim, Armed, unarmed, practice, and used that unused 16XP. And now with piano instruction! (-$400)
  • One Week in Miami - June 13-19
    • $770 pay
    • Spanish Rosetta 6 hrs a day and Immersion 7 XP
    • Demolitions Course 6 hours - 1 XP - hey! group up to 25! must have finished the basic course.
  • Montage Training Sequence - June 19-21
    • 540 hours of training while on guard duty for ships around the Horn of Africa
    • 76 days - In-the-barrel pay: $37,620
    • 14 days - Office pay: $1,540
    • Suffered contusion to tibia, unable to participate in next mission
    • Minus three house pays and kitties For July, August, and September.
    • Training of skills active and with teacher all at 1 pt every 4 hours=135 pts to spend
    • Perception training - take 28 up to 40 for a cost at x2 of 24 pts and up to 50 for cost of x3 for 30 pts, total cost 54 pts
    • Become fluent in English - increase from both to get up to a roll of 80, total 18 pts spent.
    • Spanish from Jen - increase Romance group to 31 and Spanish to 12.
    • Swahili from Rudo - increase group from 2 to 28 and Swahili up to 14.
  • Mission: Terror on the Constantinople - Sept 22- 23
    • Went with team to London, but went on to Copenhagen, Denmark when they departed.
    • Sept 23, the team boarded the ferry.
    • Sept 24, depart Copenhagen for Miami
    • $990 in the barrel pay for two days
  • One Week in Miami - Sept 24-29
    • $770 pay
    • Might As Well minus October's House pay and kitty now ($875+125 kitty paid)
    • 4 hrs of personal piano study, 6 hrs of lessons for 7 XP, raising music to and piano to
    • Spanish Rosetta 6 hrs a day and Immersion or chatting with Jen on the plane for 7 XP, raising Romance to 42 and Spanish to 19
  • Welcome to the Jungle - Sept 30
    • computer, perception, land navigation, history, engineering chemical, police science/ investigation +11XP
    • $9161 pay
    • 2 weeks vacation Vietnam! ($770 pay X2) ($875+125 kitty paid)
  • Eight Days a Week in Miami - Nov 2nd-10
    • skills on 6 days (36 hrs): normal course of study piano 2 hours a day (12): 4 pts. Athletics and gymnastics, normal course with a two hard days (8 hours): 2pts. Four hours for throws: 1 pt. Range time! Normal course with a two long days for marksmanship (8 hours): 2 pts XP- finally ups by a pt! 4 hours instruction in Swahili, 1 pt XP.
    • 8-10th in NYC co-pilot for Jen on Angie's trip with her mother. Includes 4 hours of Spanish instruction and flight.
    • $770 pay
  • Wake of the Sagittarian - Nov 11-13
    • 12 XP and $2000 total pay
  • Round the Horn/ One Week in Miami November 14-20
    • $770 pay
    • Swahili Rosetta 6 hrs a day and Immersion 7 XP
    • Demolitions Course 6 hours - 1 XP
  • Round the Horn/ One Week in Miami November 21-28
    • $770 pay per week
    • Hatchet throw Personal study 12 hrs total 3 XP
    • 15 hours Forward Observer (3hs a day x5) 5 pts
    • Demolitions course continued 15 hours - 5 XP
  • One 1/2 Week in Miami November 29-30
    • incomplete for the first, (house payment December ($875+125 kitty paid)
    • no pay yet