1. Where were you born?
Achura, AKA Saisio III.
2. What did your parents do, if you know? Were they capsuleers or baseliners?
Father was a spaceport worker with State citizenship through a SuVee planetary subsidiary, Civire bloodline, Laborer caste.
Back in her own home, Mother would have been a member of a Shuijing monk clan, the Sujui, but they’d disowned her for taking up with Father. Her status in Caldari territory was pretty ambiguous, I think; she had some status as Father’s domestic partner, but the pairing wasn’t sanctioned by the corporation and actually I don’t think she was really supposed to be there at all, lacking corporate citizenship. She might have found a teaching or tutoring position, but something like that would have been gray or black market until she could get citizenship. I haven’t found a lot of documentation about it.
Things would have become even more uncertain when Father lost his position. Probably I’d have wound up in the Laborer or Technician castes, too (as a person of mixed blood, at that. Mixed blood = a bit meaningful in the State, not in a good way), or maybe we’d even have fallen through the cracks and become casteless, if Father hadn’t gotten drunk that night and beaten Mother to death. So, in a sad way, all our statuses were neatly resolved: he went to prison as a Guri; Mother went to the morgue as a domestic murder victim; I went first to the SuVee creche, and eventually to the Sujui, once they decided to revoke Mother’s exile and recognize me as a clan member.
It’s their money that seems to have sent me to the State War Academy, but I don’t have a lot of reason to think I was a very welcome relative.
I don’t actually remember any of that anymore, mind.
3. How old were you when you became a capsuleer?
My biological age was, and is, 26 years.
4. What is your main source of income as a capsuleer?
Left to my own devices, I dabble. Sometimes it’s mercenary work; sometimes it’s exploration; sometimes it’s the payout from Drifter operations. I try to keep my needs modest.
5. Do you consider yourself loyal to any particular faction?
Indirectly. I’ve sworn an oath of loyal service to Praefecta Lunarisse Aspenstar Daphiti of the Societas Imperialis Sceptri Coronaeque (SFRIM). She’s loyal to the Amarr Empire, so, vicariously, so am I.
6. How would you feel if you were told you couldn’t be a capsuleer anymore?
A little concerned about what else might happen, related to that event. As long as I was allowed to continue serving as the Praefecta’s retainer I might not mind so much, though. There’s some important stuff (Drifters) I’d be pretty sorry not to be able to be effectively very involved with anymore.
7. What would you do if you weren’t a capsuleer?
Probably a lot of the same stuff I do now, but maybe with fewer large explosions? A lot might depend on whether the Praefecta ended up losing her capsuleer privileges, too. Being able to focus just on being a person, and not, sometimes, a ship, would definitely change the focus of some things, though.
8. Are you generally happy in your day-to-day life?
9. Would you change anything in your life?
Sure? … It’s a little hard to put my finger on any one thing, though.
I guess, mostly, if I have a complaint, it’s that I don’t feel like capsuleers should really have the sheer degree of power and freedom we get. I set out to prove my strength, once, and now I know I can be strong. I didn’t like what it did to me, though.
I don’t think it does good things for us generally, either.
10. Is there anything else you’d like to say that we’ve not covered?
Well … I guess …
We’re not immortals. We’re not gods, or anything supernatural or that should probably be analogized to the supernatural. We’re just people, with pretty much everything that implies. We’re mortal, fragile. Fallible. Often foolish.
Just, we have access to some strange tools.