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Daniel Arethen Clifton

Daniel Arethen Clifton
Species: Nepleslian
Gender: Male
Age: 24
Height: 6'3โ€œ
Weight: 175 lb
Organization: SMoDION
Occupation: Technical Specialist/Software Engineer
Rank: Private Third Class
Current Placement:

Daniel Arethen Clifton in Roleplay

Daniel Arethen Clifton is a player character played by Mythe.

Physical Characteristics

Height: 6'3โ€ Mass: 145 lb Measurements: Build and Skin Color: Daniel is tall, thin, and not particularly muscular with average shoulders and notably long fingers. He has light, caucasian skin with a few freckles

Eyes and Facial Features: His eyes are a blueish gray color. He has a wide forehead, prominent cheek bones, a pointed chin, and a thin nose.

Ears: Average

Hair Color and Style: His hair is dark brown and is cut fairly short. His face is clean shaven except for the chin, which sports a short beard.

Distinguishing Features: One of Daniel's most noticeable characteristics is his distinct scottish accent, which he inherited from his family.


  • Two optical modules that function as a second set of eyes. These are attached on limbs that extend from the temples, and can be detached when necessary. When worn they resemble a pair of opaque bridgeless glasses that sit in front of the forehead. Equipped with infrared and ultraviolet capability, visual overlay inputs, and spotlights that, in a pinch, can flash bright enough to stun some species.
  • Attachment panels on the back of each hand that can support a variety of interchangeable modules, usually consisting of miscellaneous tools.
  • Implanted shock absorbers/muscle enhancers in his ankles. This is more to accommodate a birth defect (in which he was born with abnormally weak ankles that rendered him unable to walk properly) than anything else.

Psychological Characteristics

Personality: Daniel has obsessive compulsive disorder. While not usually a problem, he does tend to aggravate people from time to time with his neurotic behaviors. Nevertheless, he is normally a very sociable person and makes good company. Daniel practices the religious teachings of his culture, which emphasize pensive reflection, meditation, and the duality of body and spirit. He meditates daily, for at least a half hour if he can. He tends to be introspective. When not working on something, he is often found alone pondering religion, philosophy, or whatever happens to be on his mind. While usually laid-back, he has something of an ego streak concerning his work. Though not belligerent about it, he will take offense if someone expresses doubt in his technical prowess, even if indirectly. Strangely enough for someone whose work revolves around strategy and predictability, Daniel has a penchant for games of chance, particularly card games. He employs various meditation techniques, partly to calm his nerves, and partly for religious purposes.

Likes: Order and cleanliness, gambling, tinkering, and a good laugh Dislikes: People messing with his stuff, people messing with thing his projects, people disrupting his routine, boredom, smoke Goals: To rise in rank, become a great programmer, and someday perfect his own AI.


Family (or Creators)

FatherReese Clifton
MotherGaelya Clifton
Older BrotherWilliam Clifton
Younger SisterSiscila Clifton


Daniel's father was the owner of a fairly successful shipping firm. Though the family was not obscenely wealthy, they were well enough off to afford Daniel and his siblings a comfortable upbringing with a good education. Growing up, Daniel had a love for electronics and computers and was quite accomplished in the two subjects at his academy. Upon graduation, he left home to seek his fortune, and fell on hard times. For several years, he eked out a living on the streets of the Nepleslian underground. Recently, he has found employment in the Nepleslain military.

Skill Areas


Electronics being his specialty, Daniel is familiar with basic radio operation and procedures and can make transmissions to and receive transmissions from other characters through most military communication devices in both combat and non-combat conditions. He is fluent in Trade and Yamataian, as well some dialects from his home region. He can speak and write them correctly and efficiently and can write reports, fill forms, issue orders under fire, etc. He is skilled in field communications and is proficient in all rudimentary forms of communication (hand signals, flashing lights, etc).


Daniel is highly proficient in working with electrical circuits, partly due to his training, and partly due to his constant tinkering with his cybernetics and other gadgets. He can diagnose and correct problems with electronic devices, is skilled at designing and crafting circuits from raw components, and is good at reverse engineering and repurposing existing circuits.


As part of his meditative techniques, and as a hobby, Daniel is quite skilled at playing a kind of reed pipe native to his homeworld. He knows many traditional tunes by heart and has written a large number himself, but the greater part of his playing is improvisation, as a form of emotional expression.


Daniel received intensive hand-to-hand combat training (primarily focused on disabling and/or killing opponents) and practices regularly. He is trained in the use of pistols, grenades, and all common types of military rifles (he's a fairly good shot, and can hit targets from a good range). He is in good physical shape and has considerable endurance. He is also able to pilot land-based power armors, but must rely on its AI to do anything sophisticated.


Daniel knows how to survive in hostile environments. He can build shelters, hunt and forage for food, build a fire, etc. The character can camouflage himself and is familiar with guerrilla warfare tactics.


Daniel can understand and give out tactical commands and work with his troop to follow those commands efficiently. He knows the importance of teamwork on the battlefield, has been intensively trained in discipline and morale, and is able to recognize the command structure even while under extreme pressure (combat, etc). He is able to recognize ambush points. He can do mental calculations in order to calculate distances, etc, and can use a tactical map.

Tech Ops

Daniel is a prodigy software engineer. He began programming at a young age and was writing flight simulators by the time he was 13. He can navigate computers systems through a variety of access methods (terminals, headsets, cybernetic hookups, etc). He is able to read and write code in a number of programming languages, maintain network systems, and manipulate computer security. Most recently, he has started working with artificial intelligence.




2 Pullover shirt, green, with rank patches on shoulder pads and name plate

4 T-Shirts, white 4 underwear, white 2 Khaki cargo pants 1 Beret, green, with flash patch 1 pair gloves, leather, black 1 pair boots, black (or khaki) 6 pair boot Socks, white 1 Belt, dark brown


2 Tank tops, green, with fleet number on the right chest 2 Pairs of ankle length pajama pants, khaki 1 Pair of slip-on flexi-shoes, black


2 Short-sleeved mocks with fleet number on the right chest, Green 2 Work-out shorts, khaki 1 Pair of trunks, green, fleet number on right leg

Weapons, Weapon Accessories

1 Rifle Kit

1 Utility Combat Knife M01A

1 Pistol belt, brown, with HHG holster 1 Revolver, HHG โ€˜High Hybrid Gunโ€™, with 2 extra HJP magazines


1 pair identification tags, metal, with name and hometown 1 Canteen, 1 quart 1 AwesomeCorp DataJockey 1 Wallet with the Marine Corps Insignia plated on it. 6* various cybernetic attachments. Most are toolsets and plugs suited to technical work. One module is a custom-built variable voltage taser. *Number is approximate, as it varies as Daniel disassembles modules or builds them into new ones. 1 Traditional reed pipe


Daniel Clifton is currently a Private Third Class in the SAoDION.

Total Savings Addition Subtraction Reason
3000 KS Starting Funds
Character Data
Character NameDaniel Arethen Clifton
Character OwnerMythe
Character StatusInactive Player Character
Nepleslian Personnel Database System
Career StatusActive Duty

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