Miriam Kazan

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Miriam Kazan
Kazan.jpg
Ares Arms Dealer
"You think I care who buys these?"
Contact OwnerDiscowhor
Connection4
Public Contact?Yes
ArchetypeGear
LocationSeattle
MetatypeHuman
Awakened/EmergedMundane
GenderFemale
Age46
Preferred Payment MethodNuyen
Hobbies/ViceSo much eX
Personal LifeNone of your damn business
FactionAres Macrotechnology
AspectsShameless Cutthroat
Do I Look Like A Charity?
Corporate Woman
God Bless the UCAS
Cogs in the Machine
Modern Warfare
Little Black Book
Borders are More of a Suggestion
Direct Approaches



Overview

Summary

A hard-assed, hyper efficient Ares manager working in the shadows to expand her influence. Although nominally part of the public sales division, Kazan's true role is that of a medium for off the books arms deals. A personal philosophy of psychotic social fascism means that she doesn't have a single moral qualm about her work. She will gladly sell to anyone who pays, up to and including syndicates and terrorist groups. It's all about the power, with even the profits coming secondary to her position within the company. Her ability to command. Thanks to an awakened spy Kazan has recently become aware of her leadership's Invae infestation, but rather than seeing a disaster she senses an opportunity. I mean, when else is she going to have an excuse to legally assassinate her direct superiors? The bugs are playing her game now, and she's yet to meet one that could beat good old fashioned UCASian arms.

Notes for a GM

  • Kazan has the personality of a bull shark. She's aggressive, confident, and ruthlessly efficient. She demands competence and professionalism from her associates, and will make it perfectly clear when they are not living up to her standards. Her authority is backed by both her corporate influence and the mil-spec security guards that follow her around. Arms dealing's a dangerous business.
  • Kazan is an open fascist, believing that the strong have absolute dominion over the weak. She doesn't discriminate based on "irrelevant factors" (metatype, awakening, etc.), but those without skills useful to her are spare blood at best. This mindset enables her to make some truly merciless decisions when the situation calls for it.

Aspects Description

Aspect Description
Shameless Cutthroat Kazan, to put it bluntly, couldn't care less about you. Her relationships are purely transactional, exchanges of power to be dropped the second they cease to become profitable. CDP costs to raise this contact's loyalty are doubled.
Above Aspect pending approval. Please notify Thematics.
Do I Look Like A Charity? Kazan doesn't do favors. Everything has a cost, and if you want it you're gonna be paying up front. No matter what her loyalty is she will never loan out gear or accept being paid at a later date. You'll have your gear once the credstick's in her hands, and not a second before.
Above Aspect pending approval. Please notify Thematics.
Corporate Woman Kazan isn't just any bargain bin arms dealer, she's a direct representative of Ares Macrotechnology +2 to all gear rolls made to acquire Ares products.
God Bless the UCAS Kazan considers herself a free market advocate; she'll sell anything to anyone, just so long as they're willing to pay. +2 to all gear rolls to acquire forbidden gear.
Cogs in the Machine Kazan loves her brainware, and loves having cybered up security even more. While she can't give delta clinic access (yet) she's got just about everything else. +2 to all gear rolls made to acquire cyberware and bioware.
Direct Approaches For all the backroom deals and boardroom maneuvering that Kazan does, sometimes the best solution to a problem is to just shoot it till it stops moving. +2 to gear rolls made to acquire firearms and heavy ordinance.
Modern Warfare Drones are, in Kazan's eyes, the ideal soldier: they're unfeeling, remorseless, and follow their orders to the letter. The profit margins that come from selling them aren't too bad either. +2 to all gear rolls made to aquire drones.
Little Black Book Whether it's a phone book or a hit list (spoilers: it's both), Kazan keeps an extensive list of high ranking contacts within her corporation. +2 to networking checks involving members of Ares Macrotechnology.
Borders are More of a Suggestion Kazan's moved her products all over the world and has the network to show for it. +2 to networking checks involving smugglers and gun runners.

Dicepools

Dicepools
Knowledge Checks 2 + Loyalty + Aspects - Notoriety
Active Checks 4 + Loyalty + Aspects - Notoriety
Gear Acquisition Checks 12 + Loyalty + Aspects - Notoriety
Networking Checks 8 + Loyalty + Aspects - Notoriety


Network

Player Characters with this Contact

NameLoyaltyChips
Barracuda1Even


NPC who know this contact

Narrative Significant Runs

NameGMMetaplotDate of Run
Out to LunchDisco23 September 2082