Rogue Trader: Ad Astra
Captain Agnes "Ironsides" Hawthorne
Square shouldered, strait backed, and eternally professional of tone, Captain Hawthorne, or Ironsides as both her subordinates and superiors have come to call her, is the spitting image of an archetypal naval officer. It is curious, then, that her professional history is largely a mystery. All that is known about her is that she was hired onto the Lightbringer dynasty’s vessel Hope as a dirty oil-stained deckhand, fleeing from the dregs of poverty on Hive Tarsus. Where her supreme naval competence comes from is the subject of much rumor, ranging from her history as a disgraced and exiled Imperial naval officer, to a recidivist leader who was spared from imperial execution by favors owed her by an Inquisitor, but whatever its source, it led her to rapidly advance through the ranks of non commissioned officers aboard the Hope. It was a brief decade before she received her commission after playing a critical role in fending off an Ork raid in the Maw. Now her brisk authoritative accent is the ordering drum for the crew of the Hope, and her loyalty to the Lightbringer Dynasty is unquestionable.