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Thu Apr 5th, 2018 @ 2:41pm
Name Persephone Athena Arrius M.D. Ph. D
Position Civilian Survivor
|Physical Description||Persephone is a hands on person who dislikes people who flaunt their status. At times she dose dress very formally, but at other times, she’s known to dress in very casual street clothing which is an oddity considering the fact that she runs one of the largest research conglomerates in the Colonies. It’s easy to underestimate Dr. Arrius. She can often be found doing instead of talking, and often there is the trace of grease or the slight cut from working on projects.
She is also a working person who usually, after a hard day, has several scrapes and cuts on her hands.
Personality & Traits
|Personal History||Doctor Persephone Arrius is one of the leading scientific minds in the colonies, and was born into the infamous Arrius family on Caprica who are well known for their skill at business and politics. At least two of the Arrius clan, in the past, were presidents of the colonies, and Persephone’s father was equally renown and powerful. However Persephone herself was highly intelligent. Her father spared no expense for the finest tutors, the finest colleges and universities. Persephone was to be the apple in Richard Arrius’ eye. A political tool, someone to show the Arrius clan’s ‘good faith’ and ‘commitment to the betterment of the colonies.’
In reality, Persephone was raised in a guided cage, especially for her marvelous intelligence. Her father’s true face was absolutely sinister. He played politics with the presidents advisers. He played both sides in the Assembly with agendas and intrigue, and his most insidious nature, he manipulated and funded Tom Zarek and other radicals just so the his friends in the Picon defense industry could keep their funding. Persephone soon grew tired of her father’s treacheries and after a heated argument.. She walked out on Richard Arrius, his entire corrupted family, and even the family’s money.
Persephone soon bought a warehouse on Tauron and created Arrius Laboratories when she was twenty years old, in a tried and true rags to riches story, Arrius Laboratories is responsible for many of the modern medical technologies present in civilian and military medical facilities. She valued her employees, and in return; her people showed greater dedication to a philanthropist, however Persephone did not accomplish all this by being nice. She’s bent the rules and laws, but they never break, and she poached many former employees from her father’s company, Arrius International, into her own corporation. Her father attempted to shut her fledgling company down or buy her out on several occasions and that’s when, out of the blue, the Colonial Attorney General received reports of alleged wrongdoing and funding of certain groups on Saggittarion. Namely the insurgents.
Richard Arrius was tried through the Colonial Supreme Courts, and his lawyers did manage to throw the evidence out. However, the day after the landmark trial, when Richard Arrius was attempting to rebuild his sullied reputation, a package arrived containing pictures of him with Zarek arrived in a meeting discussing weapons arrangements, thus proving that he was worse than a corporate bastard, he was a traitor. Richard wondered why he would receive these images rather than the Colonial Attorney General. It was a warning from his estranged daughter. With a note that simply said ‘do not frak with me.’
And the trials only gave Persephone Arrius even more clout over her father because Arrius Laboratories emerged from the affair as the victim of ‘an insidious corporate takeover.’ Research grants poured into her company and even her father admitted he had been out-played. Persephone became a noted philanthropist. Actually doing good with her wealth rather than talking about it, though she did keep her slightly gray deeds private. It was for the greater good after all that her father be publicly humiliated.
Persephone was not proud of the fact she had to play the game in order to save her company’s soul. Instead of continuing the gray road she was on, she began to see that she was becoming her father, and swore an oath to Athena that she would never do that again. It did not do her good to remind herself that ‘it was for the greater good.’
Arrius Laboratories soon had another problem. Persephone had hired a young computer scientist by the name of Gaius Baltar. Persephone was intrigued by Gaius’ work, but felt like he was pushing the initiative too hard, as the Colonies had outlawed the development of AI. Gaius also attempted several romantic advances towards the woman, all of which were rebuffed by Persephone because she found his ambition reminiscent of her father. On one advance she noted that ‘one day; Gaius, you will wake up and find me over your bed, then you will find your frakking balls missing.’ Finally, Persephone had to fire Gaius because he pushed the issue of AI development with several members of the Colonial Military, who were interested in black projects involving AI development. The defense contractors hired him immediately. Persephone warned Gaius’ new employers about his lunacy stating ‘one day that sexist, narcissistic son-of-a-bitch is going to frak a lot of people up.’
About six months afterwards, Persephone would be travelling from Tauron to Caprica when her star yacht, the Athena’s Grace, lost all contact with everything in the Caprica System. She would then rescue several stranded Viper Pilots in order to find out that the Cylons had returned.