Summary: Exiting the game
Group: Medic / Doctor
Game: Lunar Veil: A Firefly Tale (Formerly known as Browncoats Unite: Back to the Black)
Physical AppearanceJackson is relatively tall, standing around 6'2", and weighing around 180lbs. He has blue eyes and longish, messy black hair that is beginning to gray. Jackson has an expressive face and a frequent smile, almost as if he's constantly laughing at his own joke, but if one were to look closely the darkness behind his eyes become visible. He dresses simply, in clothing more suitable for comfort than anything else.
Job / SkillsFull medical training, though he specialized in trauma surgery.
Forgery of physical documents, often hand in hand with smuggling, though this has only really applied to illegally obtaining medical supplies. Along with a knack for (legally) picking up useful things (surgery instruments or machinery). He's also begun teaching himself a bit of digital forgery, mostly in the realm of slightly altering stock records so that a couple missing bottles aren't actually missing because they were never there to begin with.
He's never been arrested by the Alliance after the war, and his record only reflects that he served for the Independents.
Back Story / HistoryJackson grew up on the Border Planets to a former Core doctor and his wife who had moved out to the frontier to help those with less access to good medicinal care. Jackson's father wanted him to follow in his footsteps as a surgeon and sent Jackson to med school on Bernadette, where Jackson proceeded to study and learn for several years. He was a very gifted and talented student but was a bit of a renegade and often got into trouble for various slight offences. After his graduation he joined his father on the Rim, offering what medical services they could. When the war came along Jackson was quick to join as a surgeon and convinced his father to also join, leaving his wife and Jackson's mother behind on Athens. Jackson wasn't much of a soldier, and was more focused on trying to keep as many people alive as he could. Initially he served in a surgical unit with his father. This was the environment where he gained a reputation as a scrounger and began using forgery on occasion to get them the supplies they needed. His father was rather disapproving of this, and often reprimanded Jackson for it, but never officially reported him. Their superiors either didn't know Jackson was the culprit or turned a blind eye because the supplies were badly needed. Most often he'd forge documents requesting medicine be sent nearby, then stealing and smuggling it to get it to the surgeons. Not everything he acquired was done so illegally however; Jackson tended to keep things (usually medical tools or machinery) he thought could be useful in the future. He was often proved right. A few years into the war Jackson was transferred to a different unit as a frontline combat medic and separated from his father and friends, most of whom he never saw again.
After the war Jackson's father and many close friends were dead and he took to gambling and hustling while trying to figure out what to do with his life. He landed on Ezra and began an innocent urgent care there, occasionally using his knack for stealing medical supplies to restock his shelves. Alliance officials have been suspicious of him but have never formally made an arrest. Eventually the urgent care was shut down by the Alliance for inadequate paperwork and despite his best efforts Jackson couldn't keep it running. So when a ship came looking for a crew, Jackson joined as a medical doctor.
Destination (Passengers Only)Not Applicable
Hooks / Interaction HintsJackson prefers not to talk about the war since almost everyone he cared about died in the war.
He never explains the origins of his acquisitions if he can help it. Some are entirely legal, some are...not.
He's ridiculously good at poker, but no one has ever caught him cheating so it's unclear whether it's conniving or just luck. He's acquired a couple useful items for his urgent care through games of poker.
Alliance police are very suspicious of him but have never made a formal arrest.
He knows what life is like both on the Core and Border planets and has an interesting perspective on people and how life oughtta be lived.
He holds true to his hippocratic oath and refuses to wield firearms, though he's not completely against a bit of blunt force if it nullifies a threat to others.
He loathes alcohol and grimaces at the sight of it.
Also his mother Danielle is still alive on Athens, and though he rarely ever sees her Jackson does keep in touch and try to write her as often as he can. They became much closer after his father's death in the war.
Moderator CommentsJackson's usual method of acquisition is to forge a document requesting an item be sent somewhere, then picking up the item and smuggling it to where it's been requested. A number of his less questionable acquisitions are won in poker games.
Jackson was depressed as a result of a good many of his friends and most of his family dying combined with the kinds of horrors he witnessed in the war, but he's working to pull himself out of it and tries to hide it all behind an optimistic, snarky facade. Sometimes the mask cracks.
Also if a character ever needed medical care badly and were near or on Ezra, Jackson would've done his darnedest to save them.
This character is not owned by anyone. You can adopt them if you become a member of this game.
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