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Name:Sergeant-Major Adrian Shephard
Birthdate:May 9
Location:White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, United States of America
From the last known journal entries of Corporal Adrian Shepherd, USMC, Hazardous Environment Combat Unit:

* "May 3 - Another typically hellish day at base camp. I'll be glad when this is over and I can finally can get assigned a mission. There has been this really weird civie spotted at the base. Rumor is he's from some government branch looking to recruit; others say he's with some secret research group. I would jump at the chance to join. It would be cool just for the change and the adventure."

* "May 7 - I finally saw the government guy today. I am not sure he is a g-man, but he was wearing a really uptight suit and carrying a briefcase. He looked more like a lawyer or insurance agent to me. I did notice him checking me out. Several times throughout the day I spotted him just watching me during training. I wonder what he's up to..."

* "May 9 - For weeks our drills have been the same crap day after day. Today we assemble for the morning run and our drill instructor tells us we have one week to become experts at indoor strategic combat. We will be spending every day this week at the combat simulation facility. As far as I know this a specialized training not taught in boot camp. What I want to know is if this is to test our ability to adapt or if we are being readied for a specific mission? Time will tell..."

* "May 12 - The rumors have been flying since our indoor combat training began. Most of my peers are convinced that we are being primed for a mission. No one can agree on what the mission is. I have heard the name Black Mesa Facility thrown around a lot, but I have no information about the place. The rumors are that some top-secret research is going on there. Doesn't sound too exciting to me..."

* "May 15 - The rumor has been confirmed. We are being trained for a mission at the Black Mesa Facility. All I know is that the place is being used by scientists who are doing some kind of new research. I can't imagine what we would be needed for. We were told today to be ready in case it happens tomorrow. I don't know what "it" is, but the whole thing is a little strange. I kind of hope it doesn't happen; the mission doesn't seem to have much excitement potential. I'd rather hold out for something with more likelihood of combat."

He got it. And then some.

Corporal Adrian Shephard is property of Valve Software and hails from the video game Half-Life: Opposing Force. He is being used here solely for roleplaying, and no profit of any kind is being made.

For RP purposes, this incarnation of Cpl. Shephard is from Rowlesburg, West Virginia, the third of five children. His primary motivation for joining the Marine Corps was a desire to see the world and do something more interesting than getting work in the coal mines or as a wilderness guide, and the Marines seemed like the best way to make a real name for himself.

Yeah, he's kind of kicking himself over that now. But only kind of.

"The moment their arms spun freely in our air, they were doomed -- for Man has earned his right to hold this planet against all comers, by virtue of occasionally producing someone totally batshit insane." -Randall Munroe

OOC note: Shephard habitually wears an elbow-length black glove over his right hand. This is because the forearm underneath the glove is a magically created and animated prosthesis built by the Master Smith of the Fair Folk of Elysium; it's made of silver and a number of impossible things. Assume he is wearing the glove unless otherwise specified, and that shaking his hand results in feeling a grip with absolutely no give to it.
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