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    Luk Weihan - bio and contacts

    Post by elanya on 27/01/11, 11:43 pm

    Luk Weihan (陸魏韩 or 韩魏陸??¬)


    Luk Wei Han (or Luk Weihan) is the second child and only son of Luk Wuhei and Chang Ming Xue. The Luk family has operated Fenghuang Star Designs, a highly successful company designing small to mid-size starcraft, for generations. While his older sister, Luk Mei Xiu, was certainly interested in the craft the company produced, she has no strong desire to involve herself in the actual running of the business. When she enlisted with the Alliance forces at the beginning of the Unification War, Weihan’s role as heir to company seemed secure. As he was still quite young, there wasn’t any expectation that he would assume any responsibility for some time. There was also no question of his enlisting when he did come of age: one child was enough. This opinion was reinforced when the family learned that Mei Xiu had been shot down, and was being treated for related injuries and kept at a Browncoat internment camp.

    By that point, Weihan had already taken up flying small craft and racing as a way of feeling closer to his sister while she was away. The initiative backfired once she returned home with her own ability to fly severely hampered, and it became (at least in his mind) more of a source of awkwardness and he avoided talking to her about it.

    Kept out of the war, Weihan looked for other ways to prove, and improve himself, focusing to some extent on the gentlemanly arts, such as dueling and sport shooting. He has only been involved in one serious duel, when he was 18. A foolish alliance recruit called him a coward for not enlisting as soon as he was of age, and implied that his family wasn’t sufficiently supporting the war effort – this was while Mei Xiu was being held by the Browncoats. Weihan won, but it isn’t something he likes to talk about, and if it comes up in conversation he generally resorts to jokes and bravado.

    Otherwise, he has been allowed a lot of free reign in his life – his father seemed to think it would do him good to indulge a bit of wildness while he was young, as long as he was willing to accept family responsibilities when he was older, and was willing to at least minimally prepare himself to do so. He did do some extra schooling, but a lot of his time there was spent socializing (networking!). He continued to pursue his other hobbies (flying, fencing, shooting), and tried out a lot of other physically and mentally challenging sports and activities, basically being counted among the elusive billionaire, spelunking, BASE-jumping crowd, to steal a line from Lucien Fox (I’m Batman). He has probably incurred a few minor charges or things like reckless flying (just because he knows he is in complete control of the craft doesn’t mean other people can’t be terrified), dueling (the once, anyway – I assume that it is the sort of thing you get fined for, no matter how it turns out, to discourage people who aren’t rich from thinking they can afford honour), breach of the Endangered Species Protection Act (but that tiger was coming right for him, honest!), public disorderliness, etc – the sorts of things people expect from people with lots of money and no responsibility.

    As he neared his twenty-fifth birthday, his father started to make sounds about him settling down some. He was feeling a little hesitant at first, but his parents knew him well, and put him into a position that was designed to draw him in and make use of his people skills, and his desire for novelty and excitement. They made him the Vice President of Development, placing him in charge of all the cutting edge technologies the company was researching. Chief among the active projects was the creation of Deliverance. Not only was the technology exciting and new and directly relevant to his own interests, but it gave him the opportunity to work with his sister on a project that would help give her back the sky.

    Weihan assumed the position (heh) about seven months ago, and at first found things a little overwhelming. The R&D department was fortunately well staffed with highly competent people, and he was also assisted by the former VP (Alannah Król). With help he was able to get into the swing of things fairly easily, though the Deliverance project became his main focus. Working together brought the siblings closer than they had been in some time, giving them a common family-oriented goal matched to both their interests. Things were proceeding well, with the development team (Mei Xiu, Athena, and their assistants) managing to stay on schedule, or even slightly ahead of it, despite the advanced technologies involved. Everything was going fine, in fact until….

    Well that’s less clear to Weihan, whose most recent memories are of waking up in a very basic med-center on a colony-moon that wasn’t even been completely terraformed as yet. What he remembers before that apparently happened 2-3 months ago, but what he’s been told has happened since doesn’t sit well. He knows he must have seen it coming to some extent, as they made it away with the ship fairly well stocked, and with a number of personal possessions, including Lingling, the mircopig that Raquel gave him for his 22nd birthday.

    Since waking up from being shot in the head (so he’s been told), Weihan has been a little different. Apart from the missing time, and occasional memory blackouts, he’s become generally more absent minded – he has difficulty concentrating, and sometimes forgets what he is doing or how to do simple things. He is also more emotional in general, which mostly seems to manifest as a deep and, while not necessarily unmerited, perhaps somewhat extreme, anger towards Blue Sun and bitterness towards the Alliance. While always somewhat adventurous, he also seems to have less of a sense of his own limitations. He does, at least, seem have a clear understanding of just how lucky he is to be alive…


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    Re: Luk Weihan - bio and contacts

    Post by elanya on 27/01/11, 11:43 pm

    Contacts

    Raquel Luthra

    [casting: Genelia D’Souza]

    – Long time friend, occasional friend-with-benefits. Her family are ‘new money’ types, and she is enough in touch with her roots to have a highly developed sense of (and irreverence for) upper-class privilege. She is an artist of middling talent, but is not above using shock value to get notice for her pieces. Rachel is a bit of a tomboy, prone to speaking her mind and calling bullshit what it is. She enables Weihan’s thrill seeking because its fun, and she likes to see people testing their limits.

    She is unlikely to believe the charges against him and his family, but isn’t in a position where she can be of much help, either. She’s not stupid, but also disinclined to stay quiet and simply go along with whatever story is being concocted.

    Tian Xing

    [casting: Lee Byung Hun] – Son of a high-ranking Alliance brass, and now an officer in his own right, Xing is the same age as Weihan. The two met at the elite private school on Bellerophon both attended as youths. Despite (or because of) his father’s involvement, Xing was also kept from enlisting before the end of the Unification War. The boys bonded as they were both bored and frustrated with various aspects of their lives. Weihan was the more proactive, dragging Xing along on various thrill-seeking ventures and into more interesting (and potentially dangerous) pastimes. The two remained close even after Xing enlisted in the officer corps. Though circumstances dictated that they were no longer inseparable, they still shared various adventures, including the infamous hunting trip on Von Stuben 3 years ago…

    Xing suffers from the deep ennui and boredom that are the hallmarks of the very rich and privileged, coupled with heavy family obligations and expectations. I’m honestly not sure how far up the ranks he would be at this point, but his ideal would be to have a small frontier command – posted somewhere where there is more to do than babysitting the well-behaved residents of the Core. He would have a hard time believing the news about the Luks, but he is also in a position where he would need to distance himself from them anyway.

    Alannah Król

    [casting: Pam Ferris] – An older employee of Fenghuang, loyal to the Luks. She was Vice President of Development before Weihan was given that position, and she was reshuffled to another department. She was a little resentful of his elevation, especially as she was expected to guide and assist him in addition to her new duties, but understands that he is meant to take over, and was trying to come to terms with that. She finds Weihan impulsive and inexperienced (she is right), and wasn’t convinced he was ready for the level of responsibility he was given (we’ll never know!). After the elder Luks, she was the most senior and most knowledgeable person in the company.

    When the Alliance seized the company and handed it over to Blue Sun, they kept Allanah as a transitionary figure, also with the hopes that she could help them get the most out of the company. This is not a position she is pleased to be in, but she doesn’t have much actual power or choice in the matter – she knows that if she gives them too much trouble, she’ll be found to have been in league with the terrorists as well. She has some conflicts of interest, because she has invested her life in the company, as well as in her relationship with her former employers.
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    Re: Luk Weihan - bio and contacts

    Post by elanya on 30/01/11, 08:36 pm

    Head trauma info! I have linkeddirectly to the memory page, but the whole of it is useful/interesting. I think Ella especially ought to look at it if she is gonna be my doc Smile

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