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Amelia Kolczynski

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Amelia Rose Kolczynski was a Kiffar from Clan Nah`utal serving in the Imperial Army.

Amelia Kolczynski
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Biographical Information
Race Kiffar
Homeworld Kiffex
Mother Anna Kolczynski (née Nah`utal)
Father Gregor Kolzynski
Spouse None
Siblings Adelaide Kolczynski
Children None
Born Y-11
Imperial Service
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Imperial Army
Positions Stormtrooper Officer
Prior Service Imperial Academy
Awards 8865_kolczynski.png


Biography

Childhood & Abduction

Amelia was born on Kiffex to Gregor and Anna Kolczynski into the clan of Nah`utal. She had a relatively normal childhood, but as the only child, she could have been described as slightly spoiled by her parents. She was taught the basics of Kiffar society and she played with others well, but there was always a fierce independent streak underlying her behavior.

This tendency to do whatever she wanted caught up with her at the age of eight when she had been playing in the woods alone, a few kilometers from her home. A small group of men belonging to a black ops mercenary group, the Black Snakes, were camped out and the young girl had stumbled upon them. They took it on themselves to kidnap her, figuring they could try to ransom her back to her family. This plan fell through when their commander recalled them, but the group decided to take her with them, figuring she’d have some value as a servant. Unbeknownst to her, her parents had recently found out that they were expecting a second child, another girl. This small happiness was the only bright light amongst their grief. The family reached out to their fellow clanmates for any information on their daughter, but there was nothing to be found.

So a servant she became, and not a very good one, which led to various beatings until she finally learned her place in the mercenary group. Finally, it seemed like she had learned her place at the bottom of the barrel, serving the mercenary group in a limited role.

Mercenary Work

The leader of the group noticed that the young woman seemed to have an aptitude for combat, having noticed that she had taken interest in weapons and warfare. Deciding to take a risk, he put her through military training. As she grew older and practiced, Amelia’s skills as a soldier grew exponentially, which caused the leader to take more interest in her development. When she was fifteen, she was finally allowed to join a raiding mission, but only as a sniper. They didn’t want her on the front lines just yet, as she was still young and inexperienced. Biting back her complaints, since those would only be met with a stern backhand, she did her duty.

Over time, she proved herself worthy on the battlefield and they started to assign her to actual missions, getting her some much needed combat experience. Never second guessing her orders, she was fully indoctrinated in this life and showed no desire to leave.

Everything changed when she was twenty-five and she found the perfect opportunity to escape. It had taken a considerable amount of time, but she had finally been trusted enough to work alone. This opportunity occurred during a battle with the Corellian militia, which was not going well for the Black Snakes, who were retreating. Seeing a chance to end this, she caught up to the leader and attacked him, which resulted in a brief scuffle and a barrel to his face. Now at gunpoint, she disarmed him and screamed savagely as she bashed his face in with the butt of her rifle until she heard no more protests.

After he was permanently silenced, she left his body to rot and dropped her weapons, heading towards the Corellian militia with her hands in the air to surrender. One of the soldiers, Musashi Kensen, accepted her surrender and brought her into custody.

Prisoner of War

Amelia was taken as a prisoner of war by the militia, and, for days, she was completely unresponsive to their questioning. Finally, she asked to see the leader of the militia. When he arrived, Amelia was about to give him her name when the fear of reprisal kicked in. As she slipped back into silence, he started to realize that she had been subjected to some serious trauma. Eventually, he started to send one of his men, the man who captured her, to bring her food and water and try to talk to her, since he was more of the friendly sort.

After weeks of this, she finally started to speak again, and coherently. She explained that she had been abducted as a child and she wasn’t quite sure what she was doing here. With this information and her name, Kensen brought the information to the militia’s commander and soon she was released into psychiatric care.

Psychiatric Hospital

She was admitted to a mental hospital on Corellia, the militia’s homebase, where the doctors had diagnosed her with posttraumatic stress disorder. At this time, her family was informed that she was, indeed, alive but highly unstable. They would not allow any correspondence or visitations. During the first year, she was heavily quarantined from almost everyone due to her overly violent behavior and mood swings. She also had extreme hallucinations and was observed many times having full on conversations with herself. Finally, after a lot of medication and some experimental techniques, the doctors had thought they got a handle on it, so they released her from the isolation ward to mingle amongst the general populace.

There was where she met Vladamiur Veselov, who she quickly befriended even though he was quite off his rocker. Amelia was manipulated to help Vlad, who needed some assistance with his therapy sessions. After being informed that his therapist position was open, she disguised herself and posed as his therapist. This, of course, was mostly them sharing stories, real or made up, and generally wasting time. She never asked what happened to his original therapist, but in the end she didn't really care. Due to everything in her past, she had grown desensitized to death and the like, mostly feeling nothing about it.

Unlike Veselov, Amelia's therapy actually seemed to be effective and soon she started to come to terms with herself and her disorder. Believing that she was stable enough to be released back into society, the doctors discharged her from the hospital into the care of her friend, Musashi Kensen, who had checked in on her every so often when she started to show signs of recovery. They had become friends as he was the only person who ever actually visited her in what she liked to call 'The Madhouse'.

Road to the Empire

After some time, Amelia finally figured out what she wanted to do. She decided to reconnect with her family and clan, and much to her surprise, her parents introduced her to her younger sister, eight years her junior. Her father started to take her out hunting, which she seemed to pick up rather quickly. To her, it felt relaxing to be out in the forest by herself, shooting game and enjoying the peace.

After spending a few months hunting and reconnecting with her family and clan, Amelia decided to enroll in the Imperial Academy, much to the urging of her cousin, Draelor Nah`utal and clanmate, Zhaff Orikan. Making a rather poor decision for someone with PTSD, she decided to set her sights on the Imperial Army.

Imperial Service

After many hours spent with therapists and the like, Amelia was somehow cleared for the Academy and the Army afterward. The Imperial doctors erroneously believed that her PTSD would not affect her duties and could be handled with more therapy. With monthly mandatory sessions, Amelia was getting a better handle on controlling herself and her disorder, which allowed her to be an effective platoon commander. With the help of Vexander Graves, Amelia has effectively blocked the harshest triggers for her PTSD, allowing her to control her emotions much better. Due to this treatment, her panic attacks have stopped, something which she had struggled with since her past traumatic experiences. Due to this, she's better able to socialize and relax, causing an improvement in her temperament and mood.

After only two months of service as a platoon commander, Amelia was promoted to the rank of First Lieutenant and given two awards, Mentioned in Dispatches and the Imperial Activity Medal. She felt that her new focus and drive contributed heavily to all of these, which have left her forever grateful to Graves for his assistance.

Three and a half months into her command, Amelia was training an elite squad of stormtroopers out in the glacial plains. During the night, there was a surprise wampa attack, most likely retaliation from their hunting earlier in the day. The squad managed to kill the wampa, but one trooper, Baz Rudemo, was killed and two others were left in critical condition. After the medics rushed to the scene, Amelia was left with the first fatality under her command. The young platoon commander had locked herself inside her makeshift office on the AT-AT and contemplated her failure, but also the issue that she did not feel much turmoil over it. Finally, she started to cry, but not because of her trooper's death, but because she had become so emotionally detached. Something inside her was truly broken, and she didn't leave her office for at least an hour since it took her that long to compose herself again. The next day, they resumed their training with their commander seeming a bit harder than before.

Finally realizing that the decision to join the Army was probably the worst decision she could have made, Amelia retired from Imperial Service over halfway through the Year 17. Traveling with her sister, Adelaide, who had also retired shortly before her, she went out looking to find herself or perhaps even a new adventure.

Service Summary

Ranks Held

Grade Insignia Rank Time Held (Combine Time)
[T-1] MT-1.png Recruit Year 17 Day 134 - Year 17 Day 140
Grade Insignia Rank Time Held (Combine Time)
[O-1] MO-1.png Second Lieutenant Year 17 Day 140 - Year 17 Day 207
[O-2] MO-2.png First Lieutenant Year 17 Day 207 - Present

Awards

Award Name Ribbon Date Awarded
Imperial Academy Basic Graduate - Honours [IABG-H] IABG-H.jpg Y17 D141
Mentioned in Dispatches [MID] MID.jpg Y17 D207
Imperial Activity Medal [IAM] IAM.jpg Y17 D207
Letter of Commendation [LOC] LOC.jpg Y17 D224
Mentioned in Dispatches [MID-2] MID.jpg Y17 D260

Photos

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As a prisoner of war
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At her mental hospital booking
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Pretending to be a therapist
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After her release from the hospital