Desdemona Bly

The Rasputin-Romanov Experiment (супер солдат)

Description:

Height: 5’11"
Hair: Black, usually braided back into a bun
Eyes: Blue
Skin: White, often dressed in grays or browns

This is the last known picture of Bly was taken in the 1940s.

Character sheet is here.

Bio:

On July 17, 1918, Tsar Nicholas II, his wife Tsarina Alexandra and their five children (Olga, Tatiana, Maria, Anastasia, and Alexei,) were shot in Yekaterinburg. Supposedly murdered by Bolshevik troops under the orders of the Ural Regional Soviet to remove the Imperial family forever – instead, the Imperial family had been discovered studying & acting on something forbidden: immortality.

Having reached their goal, the family first created their Super Soldier as a test, a young woman who was part of Spetsnaz (Войска специального назначения). After her transformation, this woman was able to change her appearance and voice quickly after little study. She also picked up many languages, and gained a vast knowledge of strategy. Because her brain no longer decayed with age, her memory became eidetic.

After the slaughter of the people who recreated her, she set out to understand why – and eventually pledged herself to removing the corruption in the world. Not long after, she was picked up by the Society for mutual benefit.

Daily regimen
Bly must sleep 4 hours a night, without fail. Otherwise, she will shut down on the spot and micro-sleep until she is able to function.

0000: Sleep
0100: Sleep
0200: Sleep
0300: Sleep
0400: Stretches
0430: Breakfast
0530: Meditation
0600: Vocal Exercises
0700: Snack
0800: Combat Training/Tactical Training
0900: Combat Training/Tactical Training
1000: Stretches
1100: Lunch
1200: Study: Language, Wu Chinese
1300: Study: Language, Mandarin
1400: Snack
1500: Study: Language, Yue Chinese
1600: Study: Language, Japanese
1700: Dinner
1800: Vocal Exercises
1900: Gather Information: Television
2000: Snack
2100: Gather information: Radio
2200: Gather Information: Online
2300: Meditation
2330: Sleeping Meditation

Bly is fluent in 27 languages, and is learning four more.

Known Languages: Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, Czech, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Malay, Bengali, Farsi, Swahili, Korean, Turkish, Egyptian Arabic, Vietnamese, Navajo, Pashto, Dutch, Hindi, Afrikaans, Swedish, Norwegian

Learning: Mandarin Chinese, Wu Chinese, Yue Chinese, Japanese

Off-Time: Girl S.C.O.U.T.S.

List of Suspected TargetsRemovalists.

James Colosimo, 42, gangster who led a precursor to the Chicago Outfit. He was shot and killed at his café on May 11, 1920. No one was ever charged with the killing; it is believed that Al Capone, then one of Colosimo’s henchmen, was involved.

Anthony D’Andrea, 48, an early Chicago Mafia boss, was shot and killed while entering his apartment on May 11, 1921, near the end of the city’s aldermen’s wars. No one was ever charged or named as a suspect.

The Milaflores Massacre: Three Detroit gangsters were shot down in the Milaflores Apartments on March 28, 1927. The killings are widely believed to have been a revenge attack by members of The Purple Gang; two members were arrested the next day but never charged.

Arnold Rothstein, 46, an avid gambler best remembered for his alleged role fixing the 1919 World Series, died on November 6, 1928, of gunshot wounds inflicted the day before during a New York City business meeting. He refused to identify his killer to police. A fellow gambler who was believed to have ordered the hit as retaliation for Rothstein’s failure to pay a large debt from a recent poker game (Rothstein in turn claimed it had been fixed) was tried and acquitted. No other suspects have ever emerged.

Ernst Dehmel, 30, a decorated officer in the German Waffen-SS, was allegedly beaten to death by French soldiers who had him in their custody at Remscheid-Lüttringhausen on 7 August 1945. No charges have ever been brought.

Mafia boss Albert Anastasia, 55, was shot to death while being shaved at a Manhattan barbershop on October 25, 1957. The list of suspects includes many other organized-crime figures of the era; no one has ever been officially named although authorities think the actual assassins were members of the Boston-based Patriarca crime family, in keeping with the mob’s practice of hiring for such major hits from out of town.

Joe Gallo, 43, was shot to death in a Manhattan clamhouse on April 7, 1972, as part of a war between New York City Mafia families. The investigation identified no suspects, although Frank Sheeran claimed shortly before his death 31 years later that he was the lone gunman.

World War II German colonel Joachim Peiper, 61, who led the troops responsible for the Malmédy massacre as a member of the Waffen-SS was shot at his home in Traves, Haute-Saône, in eastern France, on the night of 14 July 1976. His still-unidentified killers then burned his house down.

Frank Bompensiero, 71, a longtime Mafia contract killer, was himself shot and killed on February 1, 1977, while making a phone call in the Pacific Beach neighborhood of San Diego, California. Several defendants were arrested and charged with the killing. One died before trial and the others were acquitted.

Ken McElroy, 47, long considered the “town bully” of Skidmore, Missouri, was shot dead while in the cab of his pickup truck on July 10, 1981. None of the 46 potential witnesses to the crime have ever come forward to identify a suspect.

Marcel Francisci, 62, French member of Union Corse criminal organization who created the French Connection drug pipeline, was shot fatally as he walked to his car from his Paris apartment on 16 January 1982. No suspects have ever been identified.

Irish crime boss Martin “The General” Cahill, 45, was shot and killed at a Dublin intersection on 18 August 1994. The Provisional IRA claimed responsibility, citing Cahill’s dealings with the Ulster Volunteer Force; however, it has also been reported that the IRA took exception to this only after being paid by two of Cahill’s subordinates who were not eager to share profits from a drug operation with him. No arrests have ever been made.

Mark Moran, 35, of Australia’s Moran crime family, was shot and killed outside his Aberfeldie home on the evening of 15 June 2000, another of the many still-unsolved Melbourne gangland killings. Carl Williams, who was beaten to death by a fellow prison inmate a decade later, is the prime suspect.

Abu Nidal, 65, Palestinian terrorist leader behind the 1985 Rome and Vienna airport attacks, already suffering from leukemia, was reported to have died from a gunshot wound in Baghdad on 16 August 2002. Iraq’s government at the time claimed his death was a suicide;158 the Palestinians believe he was assassinated on Saddam Hussein’s orders to prevent his possible capture during the American invasion of Iraq that began six months later.

Desdemona Bly

Coriander Fezhat