Naval Intelligence personnel (“spooks”) of the 261st will be assigned by Captain Sem for duties involving his “special project” (see the plot). These might include spy-like tasks such as shadowing the adventurers by foot when they are planetside, or keeping a watch over a meeting with a disguised Sem.
Sem’s space marines are much better at combat than spooks, but space marines look like space marines, no matter how you dress them. Naval spooks are better-than-average enlisted troops, although their specialty is not combat. Field agents might be used to wearing civilian clothes, carrying concealed weapons and wearing concealed armor.
Petty Officer Third Class Jenine Heckler – 85 points
ST 10 ; DX 11 ; IQ 12 ; HT 10 .
Dam 1d-2/1d; BL 20 lbs.; HP 11 ; Will 12 ; Per 12; FP 10 .
Basic Speed 5.5 ; Basic Move 5 ; Dodge 8.
Advantages: Legal Enforcement Powers 1 ; Military Rank 2 (Petty Officer Third Class) ; Single-Minded , Security Clearance 1 (Naval Intelligence Operative) 5.
Disadvantages: Bad Temper [-10], Duty (Military, 261st Fleet; 15 or less) [-15]; Sense of Duty (squad) [-5]; Stubbornness [-5]; Workaholic [-5]; Unquestioning [-1].
Skills: Beam Weapons/TL11 (Pistol)-14, Brawling-12, Computer Operation/TL11-12, Driving(Automobile)-11, Electronics Operation (Communications)-11, Holdout-11, Free Fall-11, Soldier-10, Spacer-11, Vacc Suit-10, plus professional skills (see below).
Loadout: Agents operating in civilian clothes in the field will carry an Undercover Holster ( $125, 1 lb., -1 Fast Draw, +1 Holdout) containing a Holdout Rainbow Laser: Damage 2d(3) burn, Acc 3, Range 300/900, Weight 0.35/B, RoF 10, Shots 22(3), ST 3, Bulk -1, Rcl 1, $300, LC 3 (includes Electrolaser “stun” setting). They will wear a concealed Bioplas Bodysuit (DR 15/5, 3 lbs.) underneath their clothing.
Example ratings and their related skills might be (10 points):
Undercover Agent (follows the PCs around): Acting-12, Disguise-12, Stealth-11, Photography-12, Shadowing-12.
Field Investigator (may officially interview and badger acquaintances and family members for information): Streetwise-12, Intimidation-12, Interrogation-12, Detect Lies-12, Search-12.
Surveillance Specialist (bugs the PCs): Electronics Operation (Surveillance)-12, Electronics Operation (Security)-12, Camoflage (hiding bugs)-13, Piloting (Surveillance Drone)-12
Analyst (watches the PCs remotely): Criminology-12, Intelligence Analysis-12, Expert Skill (Counterterrorism)-12
Network Intrusion Technician (hacks the PC’s computers): Computer Programming-11, Computer Hacking-12
Signals Intelligence Technician (monitors the PCs communications): Cryptography-12, Intelligence Analysis (Traffic Analysis)-12.