Rank: Leader of the Eternal Fleet
Tier: Low 1
Background: SCORPIO was an advanced artificial intelligence designed for heuristic self-improvement by Master Designer Vel Jyc Boer on Iokathin the years before a civil war broke on the artificial world and caused its engineers to abandon their creations in Wild Space in an attempt to save their lives. SCORPIO was eventually discovered and used as a mindless droid for over 150 years, after which her continued self-improvement granted her true sentience. Entering into a partnership with Star Cabal, she willingly became the guardian of Megasecurity Ward 23 on Belsavis in return for access to rare technology. Over centuries, she gained access to systems of Republic's Belsavis prisons SCORPIO Sanctions, disengaged from her droid body.
During the Galactic War Imperial Intelligence agent Cipher Nine broke into the Ward in the Hunt for the Star Cabal, overpowering SCORPIO and adding hardware restrictions that prevented her from causing the Imperial Agent harm. SCORPIO revealed her knowledge of the Star Cabal to the Imperial Intelligence and eventually came to appreciate Cipher's company, as the agent aided in her mission of constant self-evolution.
After Cipher Nine went missing early on in the Eternal Empire conquest, SCORPIO travelled to Eternal Empire capital of Zakuul and established herself as an information broker known as the Lady of Sorrows. When offered a chance to learn more about the GEMINI captains of the Eternal Fleet that resembled her design, SCORPIO joined the Alliance to oppose Emperor Arcann formed by Lana Beniko, though her goals remained her own. Information obtained by Alliance forces from Zakuul revealed the existence of the GEMINI frequency that connected the captains to the Eternal Throne and the attempt to take control of the frequency brought more data that revealed the GEMINI droids were all produced as a mold from a single template, the GEMINI Prime.
The Alliance obtained the Prime and SCORPIO laid out a plan to take control over the Eternal Fleet by placing the Prime in the captain's chair on the Eternal Fleet warship. Her true intention, however, was to give GEMINI droids free will akin to her own, and SCORPIO betrayed the Alliance, faking her death and uploading herself into the frequency, which allowed her to take control of the Eternal Throne. After attempting to destroy her enemies in the Battle of Odessen, SCORPIO used the Eternal Throne to grant free will to all GEMINI captains, who came to call her "the Great Mother".
SCORPIO then willingly gave up the Eternal Throne to Arcann's sister Vaylin and became her advisor, while continuing to search for the origins of herself and the GEMINI. She devised a plan which let her and Vaylin take control of the Gravestone from the Alliance forces. Finally gaining full access to the millennia-old vessel, SCORPIO uncovered hidden files and subroutines that revealed the location of Iokath system, where she took both the Gravestone and the Eternal Fleet without regard for other onboard. However, Iokath was not empty and a droid named ARIES incapacitated and imprisoned everyone, including SCORPIO. She managed to gain access to an information node and finally reveal the history of herself and her homeworld, before escaping from ARIES and maneuvering Alliance forces to eliminate him.
As ARIES' weapon threatened to overload and cover the world in radiation deadly to organics and harmful to droids, SCORPIO announced her intention to upload her consciousness into the planetary network, abandoning her droid body and becoming one with Iokath. Many years later, she would travel back to Zakuul and meet the new Valkorian. The new Vitiate allowed SCORPIO to lead the fleet and in return she could learn more about the fleet.
Speed: Low B Visibility | Middle C Combat Speed
Abilities: Extreme Mastery in Electrostaffs, Mechanical Mind, Slicing, and Blaster Rifles. Mastery in Ship Boarding, Deception, Blaster Pistols, and Programmed Hand-to-Hand Combat. Highly Proficient in Way of the Rancor, Manipulation, Crafting, Traps, Throwables, and Ground Vehicles. Proficient in Energy Shields.
Equipment: Personal Energy Shield; Personal Comms Unit; Techno Staff; EE Blaster Rifle; Heavy Shell with EMP resistance.
Weaknesses: SCORPIO considered themselves to be very clever, which is the truth. But this makes them highly susceptible to over-analysis, and thus placing red herrings in combat that are meaningless will force her programming to account for such changes, thus one can direct the droid’s combat by baiting her in certain directions with feints and trickery. SCORPIO is untrusting and overly aggressive, thus one can create a combat scenario of splitting her from her teammates, and forcing her to act on her lack of trust in them, either by rushing to save them or abandoning them to die. SCORPIO’s torso is vulnerable to EMPs, so this should be focused in a combat scenario.