Dawn of the Artifacts
ex-soldier/ merc Shadowrunner
Brick, or Alexander Seris as is his birth name, was literally born to war and both his own history and that of his parents were forged in it’s fires.
Brick’s father, Karan Seris was born and raised in Finland and was a history professor when the first Eurowar erupted. He was drafted in to service and was lucky to survive the three year campaign against the russians without any serious injuries. By the time the first war ended Karan had made several field promotions and was a lieutenant-colonel stationed at the Elbe. Mere days later his unit was redeployed in Spain to fight off the AfA invasion. Disillusioned by the war, convinced that mankind would never learn from it’s previous mistakes Karan decided to defect. During the night he left the encampment and made his way to a small village near the coast. He paid off one of the villagers and hid in the man’s barn for three weeks. During these three weeks he fell in love with a local girl that found him sleeping in the barn. The Young woman was named Alexis and together with Karan they formed the plan to cross the Atlantic ocean and move to the CAS. Alexis had some distant relatives living in Texas with whom they could stay a while.
In januari 2034 the young couple, now newlyweds, moved to Texas. Karan took a job as an elementary school teacher and Alexis opened a little shop. But war seemed to follow Karan wherever he went. In 2035 Aztlan invaded Texas. Because the CAS refused to aid Texas is resisting Aztlan, drafting was necessary to find the necessary soldiers. When Karan refused to join the texas military he was arrested and Alexis was raped and murdered in front of him. He was then tortured and left to die. Aztlan forces found him and saved his life. Vowing revenge he joined the Aztlan military. When Aztlan forces withdrew from the area Karan moved to the capital. Knowing only war Karan could not find rest and went in search of more bloodshed. He rented himself out as a resistance fighter in Northern California, fighting Tir Tairngire. One of his fellow resistance fighters, a woman named Shella managed to ease his troubled soul. As before Karan married with the sounds of war in the background. Shella became pregnant in 2037 and as she was giving birth to Brick their camp was overrun by enemy forces. Karan managed to save his newborn son but Shella was too weak to escape.
Brick and Opal spent the night together at her hotel. The next morning he woke up with a gun pointed at his head and he managed to dodge just in time. He disarmed Opal and fought her hand to hand, demolishing a great deal of the hotel. Brick won and as Opal was passing out she commented “Damn, hitting you is like hitting a brick wall”. Brick simply left her there. He took a new shadowname, Brick seemed appropriate, and began running. Brick has had several encounters with Opal since. Mostly she shows up, they spend a night together and then she tries to kill him. He doesn’t know if she would actually do it or if it is just a game she plays, but he is getting tired of it. A few months ago Brick was contacted by a friend he had made, a hacker named exploit, and asked to do a job in his stead. He agreed and has been working with the same team ever since.
Brick has turned over a new leaf. Although he still has no problem killing or hurting people he will only do so to those who he thinks have it coming. This definatly includes anyone in the “bizz” as they take the “occupational hazard” in order to make lots of money or to live on the edge. Cops, criminals and soldiers also don’t belong to the innocent masses.
Brick now lives in the Redmond district near Touristville. He rents a small room above a biker bar called “the Storm”. He is on good terms with the biker gang who don’t ask any questions and generally don’t care what he does as long as he occasionally has a drink in the bar, watches a combat-bike match with them and allows them to crash in his room now and again.
He doesn’t own much. A few sets of clothing and some cigars, all of which are permanently packed in a backpack. He has a buggy he uses to drive around, a big duffel bag filled with guns and ammo he looted off his enemies and an assault cannon he bought ”just in case things get heavy”.
He spends his free time drinking in “The Storm”, visiting his new runner friends and going out with a barmaid he recently met, a pretty young orc named Vicky.