Wednesday, November 14, 2007


From the journals of Dax Northender

Position: Heavy Combatant / Tracker
Age: 31
Nationality: People of the Sapphire
Birthplace: Thalia Mountain, Inner Earth
Code Designation: 1 o'clock

Writing about Sam is not something I can do with my heart on my sleeve. She is my wife, and the love I have for her transcends any words I could put down here. Having said that, Samantha, (or Samanthia, to use the proper pronunciation,) is an important corner-stone to the team. She was born and raised in the hollows of Inner Earth, amidst dinosaur-filled jungles and by the light of the Earth's core. Her Tribe, the People of the Sapphire, are a fair-skinned race of humans who have lived in the hollow earth for thousands of years. But despite the fact that they are simple, one should not consider them primitive. They have a rich tradition of mathematics and philosophy, and are, for the most part, a peace loving folk. That is not to say that they are weak, however, as Sam is easily 3 times as strong as a normal man.

Along with her subterranean strength, she is also a brilliant Hunter and Tracker. She has spent many years of her life in treacherous environments, dodging large predators, and surviving based on her skills alone. In the field, she makes for an excellent scout, being able to read the terrain and predict and observe the movements of her enemy. In combat, she is nothing less than ferocious. She is fast, strong, and deadly accurate from a distance with either her spear or throwing knives. These traits have transitioned well to the Midnight Men agenda, and I rarely send a team into the field without her on the roster.

I am one of the few people lucky enough to have observed Sam in her natural habitat, and I can honestly say that she is the same woman up here on the surface of the world as she was in its depths. Her honesty is profound. Her laugh is enchanting, and her wrath, unforgiving. She has no care for politics or the opinions of people she doesn't care about, loving her friends completely, and doing anything to protect them. Of all the places I've seen both above and beneath the Earth, the place I will always call home is her smile.

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