The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Mercenaries
Captain Dominique Bettencourt Recruited as a comms specialist out of the Marine Nationale, Bettencourt recieved a field promotion to captain after a French-made, Iranian-launched Exocet missile blew the bridge off LCS Virgo. Although the Virgo eventually had to be scuttled, Bettencourt rallied her surviving crew and used the still-functional engines and heavy machine guns to sink two patrol boats and harry the flanks of an Iranian destroyer who was attempting to close on the crippled Undying. Famed within the League for her coolness under pressure as well as her efficiency in battle, she commands the League’s Island Defence Force, a particularly prestigious assignment. Her icy coolness comes at some personal cost. Bettencourt (no one calls her Dominique, even though she’d actually quite like them to) finds it difficult to form relationships, even with her fellow officers, and has acquired a reputation as aloof and demanding. While command is a lonely profession, it is more so than usual for this intelligent, sensitive woman.