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|Backstory: "Kismet" is not - legally speaking - her given name, but given to her it was. She grew up an orphan in the grimy dockside district of L4 Majestic, an O'neill cylinder built (where else) in the 4th lagrangian point of an uninhabitable planet-moon system, itself orbiting a red dwarf star somewhere in the morass of colonized space. She has no memory of her parents, nor any intention of finding them. She considers her station rat peers and a few friendly dockworkers to be her family, but she's not the kind to keep in touch compulsively. Kismet will see you if she sees you. Rather than turn to petty crime or street drugs (as many in her position did), Kismet learned to wield a toolkit. She learned to wear a vacc suit. Some of the more superstitious dock crew came to the conclusion that she was good luck (she would say that she's careful, but did nothing to disabuse them of their opinion), hence her name. She likes it well enough. When she was 18, she signed a five-year contract with SHX, in exchange for which the company would finance her education (she wants to be a full starship's engineer).|
Personality: Kismet isn't educated, but she's bright and she's competent. She's meticulous, she's careful, and she's precise. She's come from a pretty bad place, and as she sees it the difference between a good life and a miserable one is just a little carelessness. The same qualities that make her hard-headed and persistent do, of course, make her a little stubborn...but she figures that if you didn't want a job done her way, then you can go hire someone else. She's not too terribly hard to get along with, assuming that you don't mistake her terseness for rudeness or a lack of interest. It isn't so much that her work dominates her life...so much as she's never really had the opportunity for a social life. She's nimble and co-ordinated more than she's strong, but life in the less savoury parts of an already-poor space station hasn't left her without the ability to handle herself in a fight. Given the choice, of course, she'd rather run and hide and live than lay down her life for a cause. No offense, but her hide is worth more than your precious ideals.
Appearance: Kismet's not the prettiest princess, but it's not like she cares. She doesn't own a lot (her contract pays out at the end, and otherwise she subsists on company rations and a small stipend). She wears functional clothes, and when she needs more functionality she sews/bolts/welds it on. She's 5'7" and just short of 130lbs