Cindy "Raven" Daniels
11", 28 years old, shoulder length black hair and a naturally tan skin,
curving figure that has a horde of men across North America and the
under her sway. Although a common figure among the
unit whenever it tours the bars, she usually remains reserved, rarely leaving a quiet corner.
With experiance on Southern stages, she sometimes assumes other
identities as a plant aboard targets. Although she
loathes the job, she is quite effective at it, and that, combination of
her looks and weapons skills has led to several extremely impressive
Her looks however often conceal her pure deadliness. After the
Raider's chief mechanic painted the figurehead on the Helena's
bow, a boisterous drunk in Sky Haven made a referance of her to
it. Before realizing his error, he had been slammed against
the wall, and had 6 knives pinning his coat collar, sleeves and pant
legs to the wall, and she was gone, leaving him in a puddle of
humiliation (among other things).
History: Cindy was born in the
deep south in 1909. Her father from a well-known and respected
family, and her mother a Cuban whom he met in the Spanish-American War.
Her father fought in the Great War, becoming the
oldest American to be a fighter pilot in that war (He served in the
Italian Air Force, being refused from British, French and the US air
branches), where he acquired his love of flying.
When the Great War ended, he promptly bought a war-surplus Spad
and continued flying. When Cindy turned 16, he promptly purchased
her a identical aircraft, under the condition that she learn how to
fly, and maintain it herself. In a short time she became a
skilled pilot, although without any gunnery experiance due to the lack of fighting.
When the breakup of the States came, her father prompty
volunteered to a local air militia, with Cindy joining soon
afterwards. They were assigned differant flights, but both
remained close, and it was in this time that Cindy's flying skills
quickly blossomed, although her gunnery skill still lagged behind.
In early 1935, her normal life came to an end. Her
father's patrol flight was ambushed by pirates, and in the ensuing
slaughter, all four Dixie fighters were shot down. When the
relief flight arrived, the three remaining pirate fighters immediately
ducked over the boarder with Appalachia.
Against direct orders, Cindy pursued them, and downed all three of the
aircraft, before being shot down by an Appalachian air patrol for
intruding into their airspace.
She returned to her aerodrome where she was promptly court-martialled from the
militia for dis-obeying a direct order and nearly causing an
was soon thereafter that Cindy realized that she had been blacklisted
from any militia service by her former CO.
Selling off the last of her family assets with the exception of her
home, she purchased a Whittly & Douglass 210 Raven, then set out
for Appalachia as a private person, searching out a privateer or pirate
unit friendly to Dixie. Luckily no-one recognized her
before she hired on with the Montana Raiders, a unit which did not raid
Dixie, but did it's northern Empire State and ISA neighbors.
She was assigned a spot in the lead squadron, where she served for
several months. When Grant's current wingman, Pat Garret, moved
to command the fighter wing, she moved up, and took his palce as
Grant's wingman. A move which proved very fruitful.
His superior gunnery skill took advantage of her superior ability to sense
trouble and flying skills that far overshadowed his abilities. Her ability to make
impressive maneuvers, black hair, aircraft choice, combined for her
Raven is Grant's current wingman, and decidedly loyal to him, both
because of the pay, and personal reasons.
Although neither are involved romantically, they are closer than much
of the crew and neither even consider new wingmen.
Skills: 9-5-4-3-3-1 . Each
turn she also gets one free Pushing the G's roll. Decided BEFORE
it is determined if she fails.
Cindy flies a Whittley & Douglass M210 Raven, the same as her wing
leader. However that is where all distinction
ends. She has pulled the stock engine, and put in one
custom-made in Sky-Haven using Pratt&Whittney components.
Using this the Raven can achieve nearly 300MPH and it's acceleration is
double that of the factory version.
Concessions have been made of course, the aircraft is not nearly as
agile as it was before, and the wing-mounted .40's have been downgraded
Her aircraft's noseart consists of a Raven(The bird) in the middle of a
dive, a mean look on it's face and a pair of rockets (bolted?) to each
Aircraft Stats: Speed 4, Accel 2, G's 2, Armor 50 on all locations.
2X.50, 4X.30. The aircraft still has Light Stick characteristic
and also has the Superior Engine (-1) characteristic.
Cindy's lack of aerial gunnery skills carry over onto the ground.
Not a reknowned weapons expert, she only carries a 9MM Browning
Hi-power because of it's large magazine capacity, and only carries two
Her skill lies in the use of edged weaponry. Originally an
oddity, she became an expert in knife-throwing and use of them as a
combat tool. In place of extra magazines, she usually carries a
half dozen throwing knives,and a large sheath knife.
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