Robotech Cadet Corps
Wolfgang Von Hammer
This was the character background summary I provided to each PC at the start of the campaign, based on discussed character background elements.
Father: Hans, Czech representative to the UEG
Mother: Gertrude, Kolache baker
Siblings: Hansel, brother, 12
You were born in 1991. At age four, you were barely able 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 grew up in Czechoslovakia. Your father rose through the ranks of diplomacy and currently serves as the Czech representative to the UEG. Through him you have been able to keep up with all the new developments (well, most of them, at least). Your mother runs a kolache bakery, and you have inherited some of her skill. Your younger brother, now 12, has a distinct interest in your career, even though all you could tell him was that you’d be flying jets.
You heard of the need for young, enthusiastic people to join the Robotech Defense Force and immediately went to sign up. You were accepted into the Veritech fighter program for entry in January 2008.
You have graduated in the top of your class. The date is December 15, 2008.