Sgt. Kylara "Ky" Mainwaring, ASL, ARM. Order of the Scarlet Wing, Medallion Crimson.
Ky is a cheerfully violent woman. Since her childhood she has turned to combat as a first resort as a response to dismissals or challenges. In her time as ASL, she has encountered many troopers that disdained her authority, generally due to her size or gender, and her method of keeping them in line is to happily pound them into submission as many times as required. She tends to be the one who throws the first punch, and the dozen-odd after that. Under no circumstances should anyone make a short joke; they tend to send her into a fury. Outside of these circumstances, she's cheerful and nice to be around; just watch yourself. She is a trained Valkyrie pilot, and can do the same for vehicles on the same chassis, such as Vultures; however her hair-raising escapades tend to have her regulated to the bottom of the
Standing at the edge of the Guard height minimum at 151cm, Ky is quickly identifiable by her shock of fire-red hair. Her skin is a weather-beaten and slightly unhealthy-looking pale, due to hazardous atmosphere exposure. She wears a suit of formerly-black flak armour, whose cameleoline exterior has been exposed to so many hostile environments that it retains a constant grey-brown tinge. The armoured generator backpack attached to the armour connects to a large, bulky version of a hellgun via a series of thick, armoured black cables.
Mk. 36 Prototype Hellgun SAW "Taegan":
When Ky's prized auto-las was destroyed by a close shave with a melta during the fighting on Delphi, she acquired this prototype while in a running battle through the research facilities. Since then, she has named it "Taegan" and kept it in obsessively good condition, down to the glossy black finish. It resembles a blockier, heavier version of a hellgun with a reinforced barrel. Its main feature is a secondary mode of fire, trading the hellgun's armour-piercing capability down to lasgun level but allowing for a much higher rate of fire, allowing for more than one thousand rounds a minute; power permitting. The reactor intake port is standardized to also accept standard lasgun packs but both standard firing modes eat through them quickly.
Cellix-B Pattern Flak Armour, Mod AR:
This black flak armour is the standard issue to the Cellixian Drop-Troops. Among its other features like environmental sealing it includes a cameleoline surface for camouflage; however, Ky's armour has been exposed to such hostile environments that the cameleoline is covered with a grey-brown tinge. The only difference between this armour and the standard one is its backpack. The AR modification uses a small fusion plant to compensate for Automatic Rifle(wo)men's greater power expenditure. Due to the volatility of this power source, the backpack is heavily armoured and spread across the back.
Mars-Pattern Custom Autopistol:
A powerful projectile pistol chambered for a high-velocity 11mm round and holding a standard magazine of 7. Ky looted this off the corpse of an Arbites lieutenant, an event she "forgot" to mention, even to friends. It usually is stocked with hollow-point rounds, though she keeps a magazine of full-jacketed rounds just in case. This is usually kept in a thigh holster on her armour; though she has a shoulder holster suitable for non-fully-armoured situations.
A fixed triangular-bladed 15-inch combat knife that Ky acquired during her tenure with the 21st Cellixian. Its great length and viciousness has served her well since.
During the intense fighting in Delphi's Mechanicus labs, Kylara was clipped by a blast from a Kustom Mega-Blasta. While it didn't kill her like a direct hit would, the blast of unimaginably hot gases melted away a good chunk of the left side of her face and made a large hole in her shoulder. After her time in the battle-zone ended, she took a long convalescence. The injuries (and her stubborn refusal to leave the front lines and have them properly treated) forced the replacement of her left shoulder and most of the left side of her face, the costs of which nearly clearing out her stored pay. A combination of nerve implants and skin grafts returned her face to its original appearance, though an observant eye can see the slight delay in its movements. Her left eye had to be entirely replaced with a green-irised Mechanicus eye, which she views as a bit of an advantage as it gives her numerous improvements over a Mk. 1 Eyeball. Her shoulder is entirely mechanical.
Kylara was the seventh child of the Mainwaring Rogue Trader dynasty, and as such grew up in the lap of luxury with her six elder siblings. However, her parents, having assigned future roles in their empire to each of her six brothers and sisters, disowned her onto one of their client worlds at age six, never to see her again. Ky scraped her way along the Cellixian slums for years, relying on her heavy-world genetics and sheer viciousness to survive. When the Guard recruiters burned her sump-home to the ground looking for more meat for the grinder, she saw only one way out. Assigned to the Cellixian 21st, she fought through dozens of warzones; the vacuum zones of Lycosidae, the palaces of Askelphion Secundus and more. When the 21st dropped on Delphi, she was injured in a vicious shootout inside the Mechanicus labs and forced to spend the better part of a year recovering on Delphi. Once she had recovered enough to be up and about she signed onto Delphi's PDF as a drill instructor to help pay her considerable bills, but she didn't expect her regiment to be called up for a crusade. Swept up with the 94th Triarii, she isn't sure whether she wants to spend her life with the Guard, but she doesn't know anything else.