Name: Vertika
Profession: Courtesan

Personal
Species: Orion
Gender: female

Attributes
Fitness 2
Coordination 2
Intellect 2
Perception +1
Presence 2
Psi 0

Skills
Administration (Personal Accounting) 1 (2)
Acrobatics (Running) 1 (2)
Artistic Expression (Dancing) 3 (4)
(Singing) (4)
(Acting) (4)
Bargain (Bribery) 1 (2)
Charm (Seduction) 2 (3)
(Influence) (3)
Culture (Orion) 2 (3)
(Human) (3)
Diplomacy (Negotiation) 1 (2)
History (Orion) 1 (2)
Intimidation (Torture) 2 (3)
Knowledge: Sexual Techniques 3
Language
Orion 2
Klingon 2
Romulan 2
Federation Standard 2
Merchant (Prostitution) 2 (3)
Service (Courtesan) 1 (2)
Streetwise (Orion Syndicate) 2 (3)
World Knowledge (Orion - Pi3 Orionis III) 1 (2)

Traits
Greedy -1; Sexy +2; Excellent Chemoreception; Fashion Sense; Fearless; Pitiable; Very Beautiful; Jealous; Lecherous

Other Statistics
Courage: 3
Renown: 15
Aggression: 1
Discipline: 3
Initiative: 5
Openness: 5
Skill: 2
Luck: 0
Resistance: 2

Background Notes:
Birthplace: Orion

Vertika is a courtesan (i.e., prostitute) working in the orbital station. She entertains only business-class clients, mostly travelers, and certainly not the miners on the planet below. She has a few higher-class clients who consider her below their level, but fun. Like all Orion females of the courtesan caste, she is very - very - good at what she does. But she does more than just entertain. She listens, and asks "harmless" questions. She knows what is on most of the ships coming and going, which Houses are working deals, where to buy things you wouldn’t think are available, and much more. She’s not actually a spy (although if she was, she would be a good one), but more of an independent information broker. If you can afford her rates (¤500 per half hour) you can spend them asking questions instead of what everyone else thinks you are doing.

Appearance and Personality:
Height: 1.6m
Mass: 65kg
Complexion: light jade green
Hair: auburn
Eyes: green
Distinguishing Marks: none

This character was converted from the writeup in the game GURPS Prime Directive, by the Amarillo Design Bureau.

This page © 2012 Owen E. Oulton