Amaki Astela nar Suurewie
Azure, an eagle displayed recursant abaisé Or,
and bearing on its breast two fasces in cross Or
Theme 1 - The Queen's Justice
Theme 2 - Metallic Monks
9 August 2038
Amaki Astela nar Suurewie
180 cm (5'11") (w/o ears)
83 kg (183 lbs)
Ambrosia von Carstein
Amara Belessa Suurewie (7)
Katrin Suurewie (née Astelis)
Doctorate in Criminal Law
Years of service
2030 - 2038
2nd BTN, 12th ARM
War Against Heaven
- "Where all roads end, our path does not stop."
- Amaki Astela nar Suurewie
Dr. Amaki Astela nar Suurewie, SA, GCWM, DSC, OM (born 4 May 2006) is an Ausari politician and former officer, who has served as the Civil Dictator of Roulons since 9 August 2038; she shares the Office of the Dictators with Lahja Aasmae Eskola, who serves as Roulons' Military Dictator.
- Amaki Suurewie is a tall, athletic woman in her mid thirties. She sports a head of ginger hair that runs just past her shoulders, overlapped by a pair of canine ears, both of which are a little chewed up around the edges. She has pale, freckled skin over toned muscle and voluptuous curves. Her tail is very floofy.
Amaki was born in 2006, just 25 years before the beginning of the War Against Heaven. She was born in the city of Astrasanct, the regional capital and largest city of the California Nebula. Amaki enjoyed a relatively stable early life, with the Alba-Regalian War and its effects not affecting her home city in many ways. Amaki went to one of the most distinguished universities on the planet, and she graduated in 2029 with a Doctorate in Criminal Law. Her dream was to become a lawyer, following in her mother and grandfather's footsteps.
In order to get started with her career, Amaki worked as a lawyer at her mother's own company. The company, known as 'Suurewie Law Services' was one of the major legal firms within the city of Astrasanct. Amaki, essentially being the heir to the business, was groomed for leadership by her mother; she gained a valuable insight into how businesses are run, and she also gained some minor leadership experience. She worked there for almost a year, until the War Against Heaven began when the Prethoryn Collective invaded from the Forbidden Zone on 12 April 2030.
Amaki, along with billions of others from all over the Milky Way, joined the military to fight for their own survival. Amaki went through officer training - her training program was fast-tracked so the Army could get as many officers out as possible; she passed bootcamp as an Ülemleitnant (1st Lieutenant) on 19 October 2030.
Amaki, despite being a young and inexperienced officer, proved to be a fast learner; she listened to all the advice her superiors gave her, truly taking what they said to heart. In particular, Amaki attracted the attention of then-Hauptkomentaja (Lieutenant General) Lauri Vesik. Vesik took Amaki under his wing as his protégé - she was regularly seen during the general's staff meetings. The influence of her sponsor, when combined with her own ambition and dedication, ensured that many promotions were to come her way - the first of those came on 4 September 2031 when she was promoted to Kapmann (Captain).
Amaki in powered armour, May 2032
In January 2032 Amaki was appointed 'Assistant Field Officer in Charge' in Ülemkomentaja Kairi Padar's 2nd Albali Armoured Division, subordinate to Vesik's XVIII Armoured Corps. Padar described her as "brilliantly clever, conscientious, hard working, original and talented" but had severe doubts about her decisiveness, toughness and lack of command experience. She remained in that post until July 2032, when she was promoted to Ülemkapmann (Major) and became 'Field Officer in Charge' for the XVIII Armoured Corps.
Amaki's most notable deployment began in September 2032 when she and the XVIII Armoured Corps were deployed to the Ylora, capital of the Republic. Amaki found herself relying on Vesik and his advice a lot more than usual, as Ylora was the first time she had seen combat on a truly large scale. The XVIII Corps was put under the Albalian 3rd Army, which itself was part of Army Group 'North Capital'. Amaki and her fellow Albalians fought their Prethoryn enemy in a fighting retreat for three months, until they had reached the Maesra River; Amaki participated in the ensuing Battle of the Maesra - despite putting up a ferocious defence across the front, the Albalians were forced to retreat from Ylora - though it would be razed to the ground by Albalian orbital strikes shortly thereafter. Amaki was promoted to Overste (Lt. Colonel) on 26 July 2033, once the XVIII Corps left the front lines.
As a result of her skilled leadership in the ensuing battle, Amaki was given her own command, heading the 2nd Tank Battalion of the 12th Armoured Regiment. Amaki soon gained a reputation as a brilliant offensive commander, capable of acting without assistance from her sponsor, though she was unable to exploit it much; she found that she would have to retreat soon after attacking, lest she become encircled. She was again promoted on 18 October 2034, becoming a Stabsoverste (Colonel).
Despite this increase in rank, Amaki remained in command of her battalion at Vesik's behest; she would still learn valuable lessons from her sponsor, even though she had already proven her independence. Amaki led her battalion in numerous minor battles during this period, though at this stage in the war Amaki was afraid to commit her battalion fully, lest it be wiped out. Amaki also learned that her home city had fallen to the Prethoryn, leading her to focus even more singularly on her military leadership. Amaki was promoted to Komentaja (Brigadier General) in September 2035. The following month she was named Deputy Chief of Staff of the 19th Army, still under Vesik's command. In that role she helped draft the battle plans within the California Nebula, some plans even including the liberation of her home city.
In November 2035, after the 19th Army's commander Marssal d'Armée Lauri Vesik became commander of the entire 7th Army Group, Amaki, who had never commanded a larger unit than a battalion prior to this time, became commander of the 19th Army. This late into the war, the lack of experienced officers forced the Albalians to fill command positions with inexperienced or unprepared officers, as was the case here with Amaki. She only took over her new command on 20 December, six days after the sudden death of Vesik in an airstrike, leaving her on her own and without the support of her more experienced sponsor.
Amaki led the drive on her hometown of Astrasanct during that spring. By May 2036, the 19th Army had become the largest and most powerful Albalian army ever to take to the field, commanding nine corps (490,000 men and 7,800 tanks) at its peak. Her troops fought Prethoryn forces defending the city for over three months in brutal urban warfare. As a result of the fighting in the city, the area of control of Amaki's army to her rear had become a vast refugee camp for Albalian civilians fleeing from the combat and the Prethoryn occupation. Amaki took great pains to provide food and lodging for these refugees. At one stage, the 19th Army was estimated to be feeding more than half a million people every day.
By June 2036, Amaki's forces controlled approximately 90% of the city; despite her best efforts to find them, Amaki's family was nowhere to be found. In July, the Prethoryn forces launched a massive counter-offensive on both of the 19th Army's flanks, and Amaki found herself nearly completely surrounded by an entire army group. Her commanding officer tried to convince Amaki to withdraw several times but Amaki refused even to consider withdrawal, stating, "Capitulation is out of the question. Every day that the army holds out longer helps the whole front and draws away the Prethoryn armies from it." Amaki sent 70,000 soldiers to halt the advance of the Prethoryn pincers on 14 July; the formation was utterly destroyed and the Prethoryn encirclement was completed on 20 July.
Amaki had realised that she was totally out of her depth and without any more experienced officers to look to for help, she almost broke down following this new development. The only thing keeping her in the fight was the impending reinforcements from Lieutenant General Karoliina Sirel's 24th Army, which was preparing a drive towards Astrasanct to break the encirclement. Amaki followed Sirel's advice to hold her forces' positions in the city under all circumstances and wait for the order to attempt a breakout, despite the fact that she was completely surrounded by formidable Prethoryn forces. Amaki prepared to cooperate with the forthcoming offensive by placing much of her forces in the direction of the 24th Army.
For the next month Amaki and her men fought on. However, the lack of food and ammunition, equipment attrition and the deteriorating physical condition of the Albalian troops gradually wore down the Albalian defense. After a heavy Prethoryn attack overran the final emergency airstrip in Astrasanct on 21 August, Amaki practically begged General Sirel in the 24th Army to begin her offensive as soon as she could. Telling Sirel that collapse was "inevitable," Amaki stressed that her men were almost out of ammunition and food, and she was no longer able to command them. She also said that 76,000 men were wounded and were in immediate need of medical attention - many of these men would die in the following days.
The 24th Army began its offensive to help her army break out on 29 August, with Amaki's 19th Army attacking the following day. In the words of Amaki to Sirel, the 19th Army was planning to push west "like a caterpillar". According to Amaki's plan, the heavy Type-26g tanks of the 609th Heavy Tank Battalion should lead this caterpillar. The metaphor is quite apt because, as the head led the way, the rear-guard in the tail was going to be engaged in just as heavy fighting trying to disengage from following Prethoryn forces.
The final army conference of the 19th Army took place at 1240 hours on 1 September. At this point, contact was lost with the V Corps and the XI Mechanised Corps. The conference found that the only possible break-out route had to lead through the Vrosti forest to the south west. This was not difficult for the Prethoryn commanders to deduce as well, while, on the other hand, 19th Army had virtually no information about the Prethoryn force dispositions between it and the 24th Army. From this conference onward, and despite Amaki's best efforts, command and control within the 19th Army collapsed. There was almost no contact between the 19th Army headquarters and the 24th Army HQ, and little contact with formations under 19th Army command.
On the night of 2 September, Amaki's forces tried another mass breakout from the Vrosti forest and Astrasanct's suburbs. They broke through the Prethoryn forces there, and the 609th Heavy Tank Battalion had created a corridor from their positions to 24th Army's frontline to the west, but paid a very high price. During 3 and 4 September, the Prethoryn reinforced the flanks and attacked from the south, pouring in rockets and artillery shells. By this time, the 19th Army's troops were spread out over a wide area. The rearguard was approximately 13 kilometres behind the vanguard, which had linked up with the 24th Army. The Prethoryn battle plan was to split the caterpillar into segments and then destroy each segment individually. The Albalian battle plan was to continue moving west as fast as possible, keeping the corridor open.
The situation in Vrosti and Astrasanct was desperate for Amaki and the 19th Army. Orders were still being issued to recognisable formations, but many of these formations only existed on paper and by now the orders were all mixed up. During the following days, the fighting became more and more confused. If the Albalians came into contact with enemy forces and overran a Prethoryn position, the Prethoryn counter-attacked not only with ground forces, but with artillery and aircraft. Losses in the 19th Army were catastrophic. By the time the fighting was over on 8 September about 47,000 of the 19th Army's soldiers had escaped to join up with the 24th Army, just one-third of the force before the breakout attempt; the other two-thirds were either killed or captured by Prethoryn forces. Less than 10 per cent of the 19th Army had survived the Battle of Astrasanct.
By mid-September 2036, the 19th Army was exhausted, but it had received some badly needed reinforcements and was defending the area of Edrauth, a city approximately 56 kilometres from Astrasanct. The 19th Army was placed back into the ex-7th Army Group, now renamed to Army Group Miyasha - Miyasha being the geographic area the army group was assigned to. The defense of Edruath took place from September 2036 until a renewed Prethoryn offensive in January 2037. By that time, Amaki's forces held static defensive positions on direct orders and during the lull in the fighting it had created a defensive zone more than 140 km long.
On 2 January 2037, the Prethoryn began their colossal Operation Reclaimer, whose overall objective was the destruction of Army Group Miyasha. The action against the 19th Army was called the Edruath Strategic Offensive. The 19th Army suffered nearly 76,000 casualties during the thirteen days of Operation Reclaimer of which 58,000 were killed in action. 60% of the 19th Army was destroyed within two weeks; combined with the losses at Astrasanct from which Amaki's forces had yet to recover, the 19th Army was fighting at approximately 7% strength. The 19th Army ceased to exist and had to be replaced by the 34th Guards Army and the LXIV Tank Corps. On 9 January 2037, Amaki wrote in her journal; "we are not just an army that has been beaten every day for six months; we are an army that is physically, morally, and thoroughly beaten."
Her last deployment saw her remain in the California Nebula; Amaki was deployed to Elmarth, a recently colonised planet where the underground city of Roulons was being constructed. Amaki's orders were the assist in construction of the city, and to protect it should the city be discovered. On 8 December 2037, Amaki received a message from the Army which called for the total lack of communication to and from the planet from then on. In addition, Amaki was promoted to Ülemkomentaja (Major General) and given command of all military forces on the planet. That was the final message Amaki would ever receive from off-planet, sending her into a furious depression, the shadows of which still remain.
Roulons became habitable in April of the following year; Amaki became the legal adviser of the city's leadership and eventually the first Civil Dictator; her subordinate, Stabsoverste Lahja Aasmae Eskola, was given command of the military and became the first Military Dictator. The Albalian forces in Roulons were reorganised into the Vehrhaer (English: Defence Army). Even several years after the founding of Roulons, Amaki still forbids any communication off-planet, and that incoming messages are to be ignored.
Amaki is in favour of a strong, centralised government that can keep the people living under it safe from the threat of Prethoryn invasion. She sees dictatorship as the best way to achieve that goal, as she believes that good leaders should not be subjected to matters such as term limits, nor should they need to deal with political rivals. That said however, Amaki sees democratic republicanism as the best form of government in peacetime and as such, she doesn't hold a grudge towards democratic leaders like many foreign autocrats would. She does harbour a dislike towards autocrats whom oppress their people without any valid reason (e.g., survival).
The subject of the Prethoryn invasion and the War in general is a serious berserk button for her; avoid the subject if possible.
CP-001 - 'Lebenruum Policy'
CP-001 was thought up as the city's rising population meant that space was a valuable commodity. The policy allows private companies and individuals to mine into the natural walls surrounding the underground city, thus resulting in more space for the city to grow.
CP-003 - 'Civil Defence Policy'
CP-003 was created to address the relatively small military of Roulons. As the Vehrhaer falls under the purview of the Military Dictator and thus she cannot create policies regarding it, Amaki created the Roulon National Guard - a militia force under her offices' control. Every able-bodied man and woman not already in the military or government is encouraged to join, and members train for five weeks per solar year. Within a year of its inception, Roulons' military power almost quadrupled.
CP-004 - 'Growth Policy'
CP-004 offers incentives for parents to have two or more children, either naturally, or through artificial insemination and adoption. The goal of this policy is to strengthen Roulons in the future, where there will be more workers to contribute to the military, the economy etc.
C/MP-001 - 'Reclamation Policy'
The Reclamation Policy is the so-called 'first step' for the Roulon people in reclaiming their lost glory. It is a joint policy between the Civil and Military Dictators that gives much more resources towards the military and the relevant industries. Dockyards have begun to produce warships and the military is researching weapons that have been augmented with Prethoryn technology. It is expected that Roulons will take a much more aggressive stance when dealing with its primitive neighbours.
C/MP-002 is the second joint policy that has come into action - under C/MP-002, the entire structure of the military is to undergo reform in support of a secret clause to this policy. Kaithrit native to the planet may join the Vehrhaer once they gain citizenship. In the civil department, the process for Kaithrit natives gaining citizenship has been explained in a 67-page guide printed in both Albalian and the Kaith-tongue. Guides and procedures for deployments to the surface for both military and civilian assets have also been created.
For & Against (For her politics, not her ideals)
For: militarism, nationalism, autocracy, tradition, safe expansionism, collectivism, technological advancement
Neutral: fascism, republics and democracies, statism
Against: monarchism, using technology carelessly, gun control, pacifism, individualism, bullying weaker groups
Amaki tends to come across as a serious, stubborn, rarely-forgiving, hard woman to those who first meet her. She dislikes false courtesies and thus she surrounds herself with advisers whom she trusts to be blunt with the truth, whether she may like it or not. Despite this, she can muster up rather polite behaviour towards those she likes or at least respects. Amaki typically just says what she is thinking, and has no reservations about mocking those she perceives as incompetent. She also cannot stand the thought of somebody (especially another leader) not taking their job seriously. Amaki tends to avoid talking about her own personal life and issues, as she sees them as her own concern, and she also thinks talking about it is not as important as running Roulons.
Amaki has felt intense anger and sadness both during the Collapse, and after it. Privately, she appears to lament her former life as a lawyer, surrounded by family. As she has few outlets for these emotions, they continue to weigh down upon her. When interacting with others, Amaki's feelings usually get the better of her - thus, she comes across as rude, bitter and sometimes downright furious. There are other possible reasons for her behaviour, which will be explained upon.
As the War went on, Amaki began to feel more and more powerless in the face of the Prethoryn onslaught; her way of interacting with people could be a way of making herself feel more powerful. Another thing to note is that Amaki lost many of her friends and family during the War, either due to their deaths or from falling out of contact once Roulons was founded. It is therefore likely that another reason for her behaviour is that she is afraid of making friends, lest she lose them as she did before. In other words, it is easier for her to push people away than to let them get close. Amaki's personal friends are few for the reasons mentioned above, though she seems to be extremely loyal to those people. They are also rarely the targets of her ire.
Amaki is a hermaphrodite rather than a female. Not that anyone would know that unless they saw it. Get it?
She cries herself to sleep every night.
Cooking with her daughter is one of her favourite past-times.
Amaki sings in the shower. Is she good? Use your imagination.
Amaki as an Ülemkomentaja, wearing some model of late-war powered armour (2037; 31 years old)
Kapmann (Captain) Amaki, dressed in casual military wear. (2032; 26 years old)
A younger Amaki dressed in the uniform of her university (2027; 20 years old)
Amaki, drawn by our very own Zitravgrad
"We cannot win this war anymore, but we must not lose it."
- 21 August 2036
"Hope is not a method, but hope is the only method we have left."
- 3 October 2037
"What is life but an unpleasant interruption to a peaceful nonexistence."
- 14 December 2039
Big Guns ■
Energy Weapons ■
5; Substitute Teacher
1; 13 Pitch-Black Cats
8; Monocled Falcon
10; Hercules' Bigger Cousin
Height: 180 cm (5'11") (w/o ears) /// 195 cm (6'5") (incl. ears)
Weight: 83 kg (183 lbs)
Build: Curvy with some muscle
Hair colour: Ginger
Eye colour: Green
Swift Learner (L2)
With each level of Swift Learner your character will gain an additional +10% to experience whenever Experience Points are earned.
With the Comprehension perk, you gain double the bonus from reading magazines and one additional point from skill books.
Each level of Educated will add +2 skill points when you gain a new experience level.
When using shotguns, regardless of ammunition used, you ignore an additional 10 points of a target's Damage Threshold.
And Stay Back
Shotguns have a 10% chance, per pellet, of knocking an enemy back.
+3 DT permanently.
+5 DT against melee and unarmed attacks and cannot be knocked down during combat.
+50 Carry Weight
Burden to Bear
+50 Carry Weight
+30 hit points.
Local Leader (L2)
Able to establish supply lines between, and build stores in settlements.
Pain Train (L3)
Sprinting into enemies while wearing Power Armour now causes massive damage and knocks them down. Impact landing near enemies inflicts even more damage.
Powered Armour blocks 10% more damage and weighs 20% less
Guns and energy weapons you fire are 20% more accurate; guns and energy weapons fire 20% slower.
Totally based off of Hyperion's 'Personal and Combat Roleplaying Sheet'