PAINTED TO ORDER: Father-Officer Gabriele De Fersen
Gabriele de Fersen was a young, successful programmer who enjoyed a life full of depravity and excess. However, after suffering a dramatic naval accident in which he almost died, he reconsidered his behaviour. De Fersen found God and decided to ask for admission to the Holy Order of the Temple. The Order offered him a way to sanctify his eagerness for excitement, dedicating his efforts to the works of God and allowing him to serve through his technical knowledge. De Fersen devoted himself body and soul to prepare for the holy war in the tough instruction monastery of Santiago of Neoterra, in Aquila. With the last of his savings he paid for a combat implant, of Templar manufacture, that allows him to activate accelerated combat routines. De Fersen became a disciplined Templar Knight who received his baptism of fire in the final death rattles of the NeoColonial Wars. On the battlefield he proved to have bullet-proof faith and confidence, as well as a touch of indomitable aggression. At the end of the conflict, he returned to Neoterra where he continued polishing his military and battle programming abilities. At that time, he had already forged a fearsome reputation as a warrior intelligent as he was fierce.