Gunnar Solberg

Son of Heimdall, United States Army Lieutenant Colonel, Delta Force Operator, Watchful Guardian

Description:

Calling: Delta Force Operator Nature: Gallant
Pantheon: The Aesir God: Heimdall
Attributes: Strength 3, Dexterity 4, Stamina 3; Charisma 2, Manipulation 3, Appearance 2; Perception 4, Intelligence 3, Wits 4
Jotunblut: Strength 1, Stamina 1
Virtues: Courage 3, Endurance 3, Expression 1, Loyalty 2
Determination: 0 Moments of Truth: 0 Legendary Deeds: 0
Abilities: Academics 1, Athletics 3, Awareness 4, Brawl 4, Command 2, Control (Automobiles) 2, Empathy 2, Fortitude 3, Integrity 2, Investigation 2, Marksmanship 4, Melee 4, Presence 1, Science (Logistics) 2, Stealth 2, Survival 1
Birthrights: Relic 2 (Reið Pendant – Psychopomp), Relic 3 (Algiz M4A1 Carbine – Guardian)
Supernatural Powers:
Boons: Vigil Brand, Warning Line, Aegis, Unerring Orientation, False Footsteps, Heroic Stature, God Among Men
Epic Attributes: Epic Dexterity 2 (Ricochet Symphony, Trick Shooter), Epic Stamina 2 (Body Armor, Holy Fortitude), Epic Perception 2 (Sharpshooter, Subliminal Warning), Epic Wits 1 (Meditative Focus)
Join Battle: 9
Attacks:
Clinch: Accuracy 10, Damage 4B, Parry DV —, Speed 6, P
Unarmed, Heavy: Accuracy 9, Damage 7B, Parry DV 8, Speed 5
Unarmed, Light: Accuracy 11, Damage 4B, Parry DV 7, Speed 4
Combat Knife: Accuracy 11, Damage 5L, Parry DV 5, Speed 4
M4A1 Algiz Carbine: Accuracy 10, Damage 14L, Range 150, Clip Unlimited, Speed 5, P
Beretta M9: Accuracy 11, Damage 9L, Range 20, Clip 15, Speed 4, P
Soak: 2A/6L/7B/ (+2B/2L, Tactical Vest)
Health Levels: -0/-0/-0/-0/-0/-4/-4/Incap
Move: 6 yards Dash: 12 yards Jump: 7 yards
Lift: 100 pounds Throw: 10 yards Perceive: 15 yards
Dodge DV: 7 Willpower: 6
Legend: 3 Legend Points: 9
Experience: 0
Other Notes: Gunnar wears a Reið Pendant, which allows him to access the Psychopomp Purview. His father also inscribed his M4A1 Carbine with the rune Algiz, which allows him to access the Guardian Purview. In addition, the rifle never runs out of ammunition, and thus never needs to be reloaded. The bullets fired from the rifle are constructed from the magical properties of the Bifrost, granting each bullet a rainbow appearance.

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Bio:

Gunnar Solberg was born on January 7, 1977 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Born to a single mother, Gunnar was raised primarily by his mother Mathilde, though she was assisted by her mother and brother due to her sometimes long hours as an intensive care nurse. Despite this, his childhood was fairly normal, and he grew up learning strong protective values as the proverbial “man of the house”.

Gunnar entered school when he turned 6, and he had a typical experience in an inner-city public school. Even during elementary and middle-school, Gunnar was always taller than his classmates, well above the average for his age group. While it saved him from bullying, some of his shorter and weaker classmates could not escape the inevitable. Always a protector, Gunnar made sure that bullying was never tolerated if he could help it.

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The protective streak carried on into his high school years, and Gunnar soon rose to become one of the more popular kids, though he never placed much weight in high school cliques. Gunnar became starting quarterback of the varsity football team during his sophomore year, beating out many of the upperclassmen during tryouts. His status allowed him to make sure that other students were protected from the school’s bullies, rallying his team members to become something of a protective force for weaker students.

Throughout high school, Gunnar maintained high grades and took more than a few honors and advanced classes, shattering the stereotype of the “dumb jock”. He was also involved in student organizations, including student government and intramural sports. After school, he kept a few steady jobs to assist his mother in paying household bills, due to her meager nurse’s salary. Despite her insistence that he keep some money for himself, he always managed to cover more than his due.

In his Junior Year, Gunnar began expressing interest in wishing to indulge his protective nature by joining the military. His mother struggled with her son’s intention, but she eventually realized that she couldn’t hold him back. The summer prior to his senior year, Gunnar attended the Summer Leaders Experience at the United States Military Academy, which all but solidified his decision to apply to West Point. The following spring, Gunnar acquired a Congressional appointment from Minnesota’s Senator and applied to the United States Military Academy at West Point, and was accepted with a full scholarship.

Gunnar began his college career at West Point in the fall of 1995, beginning with Cadet Basic Training, which despite its grueling reputation, Gunnar found to be a natural transition. He excelled during his freshman year, earning the attention of some of his professors and commanding officers. He was enthused to attend Cadet Field Training at Camp Buckner during the summer prior to his second year, and again he easily learned the skills.

The fall of his sophomore year, Gunnar chose to major in Defense and Strategic Studies, an interdisciplinary major drawing from elements of military science, history, economics, political science, geography, leadership, information technology, and law. He was enthused to learn he had earned a spot on the Dean’s List when the school year had concluded, and he went on to serve as an instructor for Cadet Field Training following the conclusion of his junior year.

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Senior year began with a one-month training course at Camp Buckner learning the latest in strategies for the tactical situations he would face upon graduation as a platoon leader. The remainder of the year was bittersweet for Gunnar, as he was excited to earn his commission, but he knew many of his friends and fellow cadets would be stationed in various Army branches. For Gunnar, that branch would be the Infantry Branch.

Following graduation and earning his commission as a Second Lieutenant, Gunnar attended a Basic Officer Leaders Course at Fort Benning, Georgia. Following completion of the course, Gunnar was assigned command of a Rifle Platoon in the 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division stationed at Fort Drum, New York.

Gunnar’s first deployment was to Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1999 in support of Operation Joint Forge. Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Gunnar’s battalion was deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in August of 2003. During his time in Afghanistan and later Iraq, he was promoted to Captain and given command of the Rifle Company of the 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment.

Gunnar returned to Fort Drum in May of 2004, and made the decision to continue his Army career following his five-year commitment. Inspired by the heroic efforts of a Ranger team during a firefight in Baghdad, Gunnar elected to attend Ranger School. In July of 2004, following completion of the grueling 61-day training course, Gunnar earned his Ranger tab. Gunnar then attended the Ranger Orientation Program in Fort Benning, Georgia, and in September of 2004, was assigned to the 2nd Ranger Battalion stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington under the command of Brigadier General Victor Slade.

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For the next two years, Gunnar was deployed to the Middle-east to support both Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. As part of the 2nd Ranger Battalion, he participated in more than 700 missions throughout Afghanistan, Iraq, and other parts of the Middle-east. During his tenure with the 75th Ranger Regiment, Gunnar was promoted to Major. He also became close friends with First Lieutenant Ricki Richards, a combat engineer stationed in Afghanistan.

In 2006, General Slade was promoted to Major General and given command of the Joint Special Operations Command in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Following his promotion, Slade approached Gunnar with an offer to join the Army’s 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta, more commonly known as Delta Force. Gunnar graciously accepted and returned to the United States to take the intense 6-month Operator Training Course, following a series of physical and mental preliminary tests.

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Upon completion of the Operator Training Course, Gunnar was assigned to Delta Force’s A Squadron and given command of the Delta direct action troop codenamed “Hammer”, which soon deployed to Afghanistan to conduct numerous covert direct action operations against the Taliban. They also supported operations against Al-Qaeda in Iraq. During this time, Gunnar was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel, and he formed a close, near-unbreakable bond with his executive officer, Captain Eliot Weston.

Over the course of the next seven years, Gunnar has led his Delta team in over 300 covert missions not only in the Middle-east, but other parts of the world, primarily in war-torn areas of South America, Asia, and Africa. Delta detachment “Hammer” has become one of the best special operations teams in the United States Armed Forces, and General Slade relies on Gunnar and his team for the most important missions. Despite his unpredictable schedule, Gunnar has maintained a close friendship with Lieutenant Richards, and has become something of a father figure for her daughter, Hotaru, though neither of them are truly aware of his current assignment.

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