"Black Fox" Diana Paige
Grade: Special+ Clutch Grade: A-
Critical Clutch Grade: Special/A-
Animal-Type; Black-Fox Ears/Tail
POC (Place of Creation): Green Bay-ARC Facility-0
Class: Command Med-Tech Attack-Bitch
Function: Commander of Crusader Base of Camden City
Age: 50yrs Ht: 6'4" Wt: 288lbs
Status: First of Byron Maxwell, Psychic Catnip Commander of Crusader Base of Camden City, Former Imperial American Counterstrike Forces Pawn
Unique Powers: Cold/Ice Powers, Fire/Heat Powers, Plasma Powers, Hyper-DEFS
Notes: A long-time IACF, Diana fell out of favor in the 80's when she opposed Operation Nightfall. Operation Nightfall, underneath Imperial President Reagan, called for the covert airlifting of cocaine into the American Empire in order to fund the Central American Defense Fund against PAGAN-CORP's continued in-roads with Central American countries.
At the time Diana had risen to Director of IACF Central American Operations and stonewalled Operation Nightfall openly, under the false belief that her status as a Director meant more than her race as an ARC. She was finally stripped of her directorship and forced to return to Washington D.C. where she was made aware of the fact that she is property of the American Empire! She was then arrested on the spot and carted off for Re-Education, however!?
Being a 1st-Generation ARC and having spent her life up to that point fully engaged in the belief that she was her own ARC, the Re-Education did not hold up in all aspects of her persona. She was able to see through her reprogramming and simply played along with it. Because of her dishonorable-decommission as Director of Central American Ops of IACF, she found herself constantly getting the worst assignments and posts. Often times coming close to losing her life in many of these suicide assignments.
When Orion the Hunter rose up from out of Philadelphia in 1992 and decided to take over the City of Camden after the deaths of some of his schoolmates. He was originally just seen as a highly intelligent but naive Black teenager, who would ultimately get killed by the gangs and corrupt cops of Camden just like his friends had. But when Orion revealed that he'd built an exo-armor suit from Mang exoskin!? That changed everything.
The War for Camden City would last from 1993 – to – 1995, where Orion would eventually take over Camden City causing a massive sociopolitical upheaval for Imperial American politicians on the state and national level. Because he then began actively recruiting Indoctrinated-Maroons.
Indoctrinated-Maroons are IACF Altered-Humans who had undergone brainwashing due to their dangerous classification as potential problems and threats to the American Empire. These Imperial-citizens however had tested positive for Human-Modification, HUMOD for short. Where just as the American Empire was secretly testing its citizens to see if they could be modified. So too was PAGAN-Corp!
Whenever PAGCO found citizenry that tested positive for HUMOD they would then send out a recruiter to literally entice and recruit that individual and/or their family, so that PAGCO could modify them and bring them into the fold, ultimately. Of their subversive organization and activities.
The American Empire was in a constant race to locate and then recruit its citizenry as well, however?
Granting such abilities to problematic or worrisome parts of the population was a massive security risk, BUT!?
They could not allow for PAGCO to recruit unchecked and unchallenged, never mind the fact that PAGCO was more than happy to HUMOD citizens who had axes to grind against the American Empire, and so!?
The Indoctrination Institution Program was started where potential high-risk recruits were brought to these facilities that posed as boarding school training academies. Institutions where the potential HUMOD could be willingly lured away from their parents and environment and then subjected to various forms of covert conditioning, brainwashing, and actual psionic tampering with the targets minds!
In the attempt to indoctrinate them into a more stable psychological profile and thought pattern, in favor of the Empire. These HUMOD were then classified covertly as Indoctrinated.
However some Indoctrinated would break their programming.
Or worse, had faked being Indoctrinated all together!
Indoctrinated that broke free of their indoctrination are called Indoctrinated-Maroons.
Normally they would then be hunted down and terminated by IACF (Imperial American Counterstrike Forces). Or they would have to flee to one of the PAGCO-cities where they'd have to live out the rest of their lives. Or they'd have to escape from the mainland of the IAE and disappear to some other part of the world, knowing that an IACF-Agent may well show up in order to terminate them. The bottom line was that the rest of their lives was going to be spent looking over their shoulders unless they could reach some place like Nigeria or one of the Safe-havenships of Africa, otherwise...!?
They had no real future ahead of them, especially depending on what powers they'd gained during the HUMOD-process, well...?
All of that changed when Orion began secretly sending out his people to recruit Indoctrinated-Maroons for the sole purpose of offering them a home in His City of Camden!
It was by this point that he was already secretly calling himself Horus now. And most of the IACF and American Imperial Governments on state and national levels had no idea just how far ahead of them he'd gotten and the scope of what he was actually doing and why...!
By the time word got out about him and His City?
It was way beyond.
Many believe that he'd found out the fact that much like his classmates. The City of Camden had become what it was, because it had been left to become what it was on purpose.
After their brutal murder?
Not only did he get stonewalled when he sought answers.
He was disregarded.
His classmates families... were disregarded, and summarily dismissed.
Their lives were looked upon as simply, another casualty of a city, that was simply just, bad.
Filled with bad people.
Whose first and only instinct was to steal.
Even a bus load of teens.
On a class trip passing through.
What he found out.
As did the parents of his friends.
Was that, as far as everyone was concerned.
What did they think would happen if they passed through Camden.
And actually stopped there...?
For him, it was the question of how on earth did the city get that way?
And why was it acceptable for the city to be the way that it was...?
When no one would give his friends parents answers.
When nobody would give him any answers.
He'd decided he was going to simply get the answers for himself.
And so he did.
Orion had originally started out as a naive but well intentioned teenager trying to bring the murderers of his classmates to justice. However as he delved deeper and deeper into the guts of not only what had happened to them. But also what had been allowed to happen to the city itself. Then as he learned about the progression of the city's degradation and its willful abandonment by the very state it was a part of. While its citizenry of the city, were the perfect scapegoats and examples to point to in regards to the supposed failings of them, as people.
While not one of the people of the City of Camden stopped paying their taxes to all levels of the very same government that had abandoned them to squalor.
While simultaneously criticizing them as they left them to rot...!
Many believe that as he continued to fight with the various corrupt and controlling parties of Camden. He found out a great many things that quite frankly.
Someone of his personality.
And it changed him.
By the time the state government of New Jersey began to do anything, it was far too late. And by the time their Altered-Humans tried to reclaim the city, they found he and a whole bunch of even angrier Indoctrinated-Humans, literally from all across the Empire, awaiting them. They found a teenage boy, who'd grown up into a young man who had learned what it meant to honestly save a city and the people in it.
Who'd literally been abandoned by the entire world around them.
And they wanted no parts of ever being ruled or run by the world around them again.
And he had no intentions of giving them and their city, back to those who'd left them to literally, die.
So the state-forces of New Jersey's 22nd Alt-Human Division.
Had the unfortunate task of getting introduced to Blood Hunter Horus.
And His 1st-Defense Force of Camden City....
Attempts to force Horus OUT of Camden were countered by his own establishment of city-defenses and Indoctrinated-Maroons as well MAD-bitches and bastards, that were beyond capable of keeping out normal human troops.
You name it.
Whatever was sent in.
Never came out.
More and more Indoctrinated-Maroons flocked to His Banner.
And the Empire had a very real and very serious, situation on its hands.
Unable to retake the city by force.
And with word starting to spread throughout the Empire and beyond.
Directly across the Delaware River, came more unwanted news for Imperial Americans.
The former global headquarters of PAGAN-CORP of Philadelphia, began to stir once again. And was now actively seeking to establish an alliance with Horus and His City of Camden...!
The very thought of Horus filling the vacuum left by Dr. Charles Pagan's abandonment of His PAGCO-Mangs, was thee absolute worst possible scenario that IACF could come up with.
Pressured by the fact that Philadelphia PAGAN-CORP was on the verge of striking a deal with Horus, New Jersey and Imperial American politicians came to a 13th-hour deal with him instead. Where he was cleared of all charges in the multitudes of deaths he and his supporters committed, in exchange for allowing an IACF-base to be established on the riverfront of Camden.
This base would become Crusader Base and would be finished by October 1996. Both sides knew that Crusader Base was meant to be IACF's means to keep an eye on him and to interfere more than actually help him. This meant they needed a CO that would have nothing but scorn heaped on them, because the People of Camden City were also aware that Crusader Base is nothing more than a means to keep an eye on them and eventually attempt to retake control over their city and put it back into the normal ring of corruption and abandonment that it was under. The massive racial elements of the entire situation also added to the scorn held by the People of Camden City, so?
Paige was selected to command Crusader Base and given explicit instructions to do whatever she could, whenever she could, to undermine Horus, His Supporters, and THEIR CAUSE. She was also informed that if she failed this assignment, then she'd be pelted.
With nowhere left to run or turn, she had no choice but to take the assignment and then begin her running hot and cold war with Horus and the City of Camden as a whole. Matters would go from bad to worse for her with the sudden arrival of the Otherdimensional-mercenary, H/K-Z. Who turned out to have been the source of who had given Horus the Mang exoskin way back in the beginning when he was Orion the Hunter.
Paige was on the verge of losing everything when her best recruiter, Marcella, came to her about recruiting Byron Maxwell to Crusader Base. The arrival of Byron Maxwell immediately turned the tide and allowed for Paige to finally turn her attention to PAGAN-CORP Philadelphia and not the People of Camden or Horus.
Paige has spent the last two years slowly earning the trust of Camden City and with Byron Maxwell's success, IACF Central Command has begun to ease off of her and give her the means to do her work AGAINST PAGAN-CORP. Instead of Horus and Camden, however!?
Paige CORRECTLY UNDERSTOOD that she was once again being set up, so!? When Byron's daughter Batina was being bioengineered, she made sure to implant in her WHAT HAD ACTUALLY HAPPENED TO BOTH HER FATHER AND PAIGE HERSELF! So that she would not be indoctrinated to BLINDLY SERVE the Imperial American Agenda. She then decided to leak false information to PAGAN-CORP Philadelphia once Batina informed her that the supposed recruitment of Her Father and Their Master to Alpha Base Foundry, was actually A PLOY TO SEPARATE HIM FROM PAIGE. And for them TO MOTHBALL HIM, because they suspected that he may not be indoctrinated properly or that being with Paige has made him too much of an uncontrolled asset.
The attack on Alpha Foundry Base was actually caused by Paige where Batina is to protect Byron and His Meteors at all cost and get them BACK TO CRUSADER BASE AS SOON AS THE ATTACK IS OVER!
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