General Gunter Grass has served in the army of the Prussian Empire for twenty years, and as such, has just about seen it all. He has served in all infantry regiments, and has even done a stint in the Feldjager, or military police.
He is currently serving as commander of the Prussian Empire’s Ekk Korps, a regiment of Panzergrenadier (mechanized infantry) that has extensive desert combat experience. The Ekk Korps are currently based in Aegyptus, as the Prussian Empire desires to get their mitts on some of the Pharaoh’s treasures before Blighty does (cue Indiana Jones-esque plot devices here). The current Pharaoh, Cleopatra, is not keen on his presence in her country, but without a decent army, there is not a lot she can do about it. She will just have to hope that the few MI7 agents from Blighty, and ASAG, can do something about it for her.
Viktoria was formerly a Sharp Shooter within the Anarcho-Syndicalist Adventurer’s Guild before leaving when her squad was disbanded somewhat unceremoniously. Now she has signed up for a stint with the Prussian Empire‘s Ekk Korps, despite being from the Soviet Rusk Republic. Von Braun had quite a lot to do with this, as it was his suggestion that she’d try her luck with the Prussian Army.
Bob and Rob hail from one of the many islands off the south coast of Nord, and were born into a rich family with little genetic variance – hence why both their names are diminutives of “Robert” – their mother was not too smart on the naming front. In fact, their mother was not particularly smart at all, but that is another matter entirely. Twins were not unusual in their family line. What is unusual is the fact that these twins were born with far higher than average intelligence when most twins born into the family are blathering idiots.
The SteamPunk Twins, as they later became known as, soon showed a natural aptitude for the sciences, both conventional and esoteric. They also soon became interested in dealing with all the creatures that preyed upon the villages and livestock surrounding their ancestral home, from vampires to werewolves, zombies to the various creations of mad scientists. This soon put them in conflict with the rest of their extended family, especially after that incident with Uncle Wolfie and that field full of sheep.
By the time they reached their early twenties, they found their position within the ancestral home untenable, and they packed up their many things into trunks and decided to pursue a life of adventure – one that did not include killing family members several times who just so happened to be vampires. Within a few short years they found themselves under the employ of the Anarcho-Syndicalist Adventurers Guild, and have been there ever since.
Basildon Bond is an Agent of the Republic of Blighty (Nord), with a license to steal foreign secrets, kill, and seduce – and not necessarily in that exact order, with the free reign that Bas has been given. Sometimes he is sent with Grunge Smith on missions, which annoys him no end. It also greatly annoys Grunge Smith and cramps his style somewhat. They get on fine outside of missions, and are sometimes found drinking together, but on missions their rivalry comes to the fore.