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From the Shadows is a military/spy themed sandbox RP that focuses on the special operations and intelligence communities. Drawing thematic inspiration from real world sources and realistic military fiction (Tom Clancy, Dalton Fury, et al) it is designed to provide an immersive and authentic feeling world and story. Our goal is to be entertaining and engaging while still honoring and respecting the real-life operators and agents who inspire the story.

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Urgent Mercy A coalition force of special operations comes into contact with the cartel and corrupt Argentine Special Forces while trying to rescue a downed friendly pilot.

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Captain Tomas Martel

Face Claim: Benicio Del Toro (from Sicario)

About: A career soldier, Tomas Martel has risen up the ranks after enlisting at 17 to being a Captain in Venezuelan Special Forces (107th Special Operations Battalion). In 2010, he met Larissa Koralova, who was assigned to him as his handler. Tomas offered his services as an insider to the Venezuelan military in hopes of fostering future cooperation between Venezuela and Russia (plus the money he was being paid didn't hurt). He acted as a guide while working with her, and they developed a good working relationship. They lost contact after she got reassigned.

However, as times changed, so did his motivations. As his country spiraled downward, he saw corrupt men profit and honest men turn to desperate measures.  Tomas cut a deal with the SVR to further his ties to them, requesting his family (wife, 2 daughters (10, 13)) be taken into protective custody and moved to Russia, and in return, he'd help deal with those in the Venezuelan military who were selling equipment and services (and to him, selling their honor and loyalty) to the highest bidder. He knows that he's committing treason, but he's doing it for a higher purpose, hoping that in doing so, he saves his countrymen from the fire. (Sort of a "I know I'm going to hell when I die, so better I do it saving others from having to do so" mentality). While he'll kill the corrupt men without batting an eye, he does sympathize with the honest men left with few options, and he's willing to extend those a second chance and an opportunity at redemption.

Captain Adrianna "AJ" Pierce

Face Claim: Alice Taglioni (from Sky Fighters, not so much worried about her wearing French Air Force patches, that's what photoshop is for :P)

About: Jack Pierce's wife. She's a USMC Hornet pilot currently on exchange to No. 1 Squadrion, RAAF. Her past is pretty troubled though, she didn't get along with her family growing up (Family: Mother, Father, 2 older brothers, 1 younger sister). Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, her parents are devoutly religious, as is her oldest brother, which caused issues when her sister came out as a lesbian and they disowned her. Her second older brother was too passive and didn't stand up with Adrianna against them, despite agreeing with her. As such, Adrianna tried to juggle her time at Embry Riddle helping to support her sister and trying to get into the Marines (nearly failing at both at numerous times). Jack was one of her few friends, and though they had a friendly rivalry, being that Jack was Navy, he helped her a great deal. This later cemented the bond that brought them closer.

After finally graduating, Adrianna's sister found someone to settle down with and moved to Washington State, leaving Adrianna able to focus on her own career. She was deployed to MCAS Iwakuni with VMFA(AW)-242, and reunited with Jack Pierce when he was stationed there with VFA-94. Along with the relationship that they developed, she also found herself finding a new family with her soon-to-be in-laws, who took an instant liking to their daughter/sister in-law to be. After they were married, Adrianna and Jack were rotated back to California, with Adrianna reassigned to VMFA-314 at MCAS Miramar.

Despite her past troubles, Adrianna still manages to be an upbeat person with a sort of thrill-seeker edge. She loves flying and does not see herself giving that up any time soon. Adrianna and Jack are happily married with the only issue being that their respective branches keep them apart (hence why they both took the exchange program opportunity in Australia). She doesn't share her husband's love of cars, but supports his hobby. She likes spending time outdoors, though.

Currently, Adrianna is with the rest of No. 1 Squadron at RAAF Base Amberley, waiting to see if she'll soon be reuinted with Jack at the Falklands or back in Australia.


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