Robotech Cadet Corps
This was the character background summary I provided to each PC at the start of the campaign, based on discussed character background elements.
Father: MCPO Richard, Naval weapons systems expert
Mother: Sumiko, homemaker
You were born in 1991. At age four, you were barely old enough to comprehend the concept of global civil war, but it grew with you until 1999, when a “meteor” crashed on an island in the Pacific. The devastation caused by it put a cease-fire to the civil war, and in October of 1999 world peace is realized under the United Earth Government (UEG).
Old enough at this point to follow the developments unfolding, you find your interest peaked in the new technology promised by the team that probed “the Visitor.” The flip-side, that both frightened and intrigued you was the evidence of a threat from space. Anti-unification riots begin after the announcements, but are quelched quickly. The UEG becomes fuly functional in January of 2001.
Through elementary school, you followed the reports and rumors of the new technology, from the construction of Moon Base to the development of the ARMD platforms, Grand Cannons, and rumored new combat vehicles.
You were a military brat. Your father was an enlisted man in the US Navy before and during the war. Things stabilized once peace occurred, but once the new technology from the alien ship began to be put to work, your father’s experience in weapons systems was to be called upon. Your family moved to Macross Island in November of 2003 so that your father would be there to work on the projects.
You watched as the next generation of fighting vehicles was developed, and were standing on the docks the day that the CVS Prometheus was launched and your father assigned to her. You avoided the first call for new pilots, but lack of negative publicity helped encourage you to sign up in January of 2008 for the Veritech fighter program.
You graduated among the top of your class. The date is December 15, 2008.