Lieutenant Roland Howard

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Lieutenant Roland Howard

Post by Scrat on Sun Jun 21, 2015 10:15 pm

[need a character image, let me know if you'd be willing to do one]



"Roland Howard"
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Height: Five foot 11 inches
Age: 29
Birthdate: August 5th, 2262
Attire: Standard NCR CO uniform, decorated with various service medals and a green beret, black coat.


Additional Information: A career military man, Roland was born in the NCR capital of Shady Sands, and was drafted into the army at 16. Rising through the ranks, he eventually transferred from Bravo Battalion 3 to Foxtrot Battalion 5, the 'Mongols', intrigued by its unique expansionist goal, at the rank of Corporal. From there on, he served until many years later he would eventually become its commander, just as their second to last operation would come to a close, its previous commander, Lieutenant Clancy Steele, retiring after receiving a crippling injury that stopped him from continuing service. Tasked with expanding into Montana, Roland lead a 4 and a half month, widely successful campaign against Caesar's Legion, easily pushing through their ranks and eventually settling down in the heart of the state with intent of setting up a significant NCR presence. Not long after settling, however, Caesar's Legion attacked and retook vital routes back to California, cutting Foxtrot 5 off from command as well as destroying the messaging stations that would relay orders from the capital to them. No longer receiving supplies, recruits, or orders, and in a land that none of the troopers were used to, Foxtrot 5 suffered heavy casualties. Within a manner of 2 months, the troopers in his battalion that weren't stationed at lost checkpoints were a fair 30 at first, but soon dropped to only 5, including the commander himself. With diminishing supplies, morale, troops, and no signs of orders or help, Roland began to realize that his remaining troops were on their own, and the survival of his remaining men and women rested on his shoulders, teetering on the decisions he would make, and it began to wear down on him.

The last message he got from command was a simple one: The legion had recaptured a vital chokepoint. Foxtrot 5 was on its own, the message read. No hope of rescue or safe return. Roland decided not to tell his men that last bit, encouraging them by telling them that he would personally make sure each and every man and woman that would stand by him would make it home to see their families. But.. it was a lie. He knew that would never happen. Nevertheless, he told his men it would, and used that little bit of hope to try to rebuild the NCR.

His mental state, however, was deteriorating. He lost his sense of morals and justified the often inhumane actions he took as being 'needed to survive'. When he was arrested by a local ranger for various crimes, it looked like Roland would be relieved of his rank and be cast off. Rollie, in his jail cell, finally lost faith in and renounced the New California Republic. He told one of his greatest soldiers that the ranks and medals were meaningless to him. Some of his last words were a plea; to not turn out like him, for the NCR in Montana to make their own path, to forget the corrupted NCR values and to adopt their own identity. Roland Howard, Ex-Lieutenant of Foxtrot 5, the took his own life with a combat knife. He died not a soldier.. but a Mongol. Just like he always was.



Skills & Attributes
Proficient, Above Average, Average, Below Average, Un-proficient


Small Guns
Big Guns
Survival
Melee
Unarmed
Speech
Barter
Repair
Explosives
Medicine
Sneak
Science
Lockpick
Energy Weapons

Relationships - Final Thoughts

If Roland would of been able to write his final thoughts on each person before passing away, this is what he would say.

Close Friends, Friends, Acquaintances, Suspicious, Enemy

Benjamin Pershing: Pershing.. you were one of my finest men. Through all this, you managed to keep your head. You're a bright young man with hope for a bright future, even if its in this hellish desert. Maybe one day you'll be able to get back to California, when you're old and gray and the Legion blockades finally ease up. Maybe you can tell the brass your story. The story of Foxtrot 5. I'm sure it'll be quite the tale to tell.

Cassandra: An estranged vault dweller in a world that is very unwelcoming to those unfamiliar with it. There is still much to explore and much to see, much to do, things to smell, bizarre yet good tasting food to try. Your life on the surface is just beginning, and if you play the cards right, it'll be one hell of a ride.

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Re: Lieutenant Roland Howard

Post by Gefaehrlich on Mon Jun 22, 2015 12:31 am

PFC Benjamin , hue har

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Re: Lieutenant Roland Howard

Post by Nasca on Mon Jun 22, 2015 4:10 am

cassandra :^ )
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Re: Lieutenant Roland Howard

Post by Scrat on Wed Jun 24, 2015 2:13 pm

added both

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Re: Lieutenant Roland Howard

Post by Gefaehrlich on Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:31 am

RIP o7

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Re: Lieutenant Roland Howard

Post by The Gunrunner on Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:32 am

Though I didn't icly see it, your death was very entertaining to read. Nice way to go out, man.
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Re: Lieutenant Roland Howard

Post by Scrat on Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:46 am

The Lieutenant is dead now, but you can feel free to post your character's names if you're interested in what his final thoughts on your dude/dudette would be. Must have had significant enough interactions.

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