Goss Character in Star Wars: Shards | World Anvil


TC115 ARC Corporal

First campaign appearance: Shards of Honor 5.0 "Lost and Found" or in the 5.5 'between adventures' area, depending on one's point of view; this character heavily borrowed from Roughnecks: The Starship Troopers Chronicles by Duane Capizzi, Jeff Kline, Pat Allee, and Richard Raynis

Corporal Goss Vorysadora

Mental characteristics

Failures & Embarrassments

Since he was piloting a shuttle at the time of Palpatine's "Final Solution", he had very little of his armor on at all when Darth Sidious reissued Order 66 with the Voice to enhance it. And, like many of his brothers in the 257th Clone Detachment, he didn't manage to resist it. Sparks managed to knock him on his ass long enough for Dono to stun him with a heavy blaster, but not before Goss did some real damage. He feels guilty for having lost control, despite repeated counseling on the topic from his commanding officer and a few Jedi.


Finally, in frustration, Beskar Aran "Chaplain Ysadora" dropped him into a group meeting for non-Vor military veterans with PTSD, and told him that for every minute he was not in this meeting, he earned a bonus ten push-ups.

Goss stayed in the first meeting specifically to crab about "the Commander" and how much she did not understand the military. It was actually kind of nice to have sympathetic company that had not known him his entire life, and the mutual grousing about less-than-qualified senior officers led to trading so many other stories that Goss showed up for the second meeting. And the third. And, eventually, to talking a little about the brothers he'd let down, the brothers who died in the Long Night, the temptation to switch over to Drop Marine assignment if only so he would always be in the maximum amount of armor, the horrifying antidote to that temptation when he found out how many Drop Marines had lost limbs due to equipment failure.

Also, he complained about the "group assignment" to Jenkins who never did 'fess up about having requested that Vanya do something about Goss, but did explain that Jenkins himself had been walked into a therapy program with no advance notice a year earlier --this particular focus being survivors of Nightsister attacks, not exactly a match to his five months hidden away from the galaxy in a Dathomirian Witch campground.

Mental Trauma

As the Ape most likely to forget to check his corners any time he's not wearing heavy armor, Goss has suffered some remarkably severe injuries since waking up out of cryosleep. He has problems with zero-G environments because he automatically slows down as if floating in bacta.

Intellectual Characteristics

Best buddies with Doc and just as much a prankster, Goss is one of the more techologically-inclined Roughnecks. He is an okay pilot but an excellent inventor, very fond of adapting machinery to new purposes. He likes to make translation devices do new and entirely surreal things.


He also likes team sports, as a participant or as a spectator.


Contacts & Relations

The Beskar Aran have close, private, strong ties to Gregor Vortapani and Katianna Vortapani, which they are extremely careful to keep circumspect. Only an ego-driven idiot would suppose that this loyalty travels in a single direction. The higher-ranked the member of the organization, the closer is the tie to the Imperial Family.
Anyone who knows what a "chaplain" is, knows that Jedi Knight VN Ysadora and Knight Errant Davish Tam will answer a call for support from any Beskar Arran. Anyone who knows the little phrase "the clone's Jedi" would also know that "Vanya Ysadora will pause almost any other work to appear out of the empty space if one of the Roughnecks asked."
But if anyone tracks the off-duty activity of the Beskar Aran, sooner or later they will get tired of studying "grease monkey cantinas" frequented by power armor hobbyists ... which includes Goss, Doc, several Adepta Sororitas Sisters, a handful of Street Judges from the Order of Solicitors, and no few technicians of dubious legality.

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Social Aptitude

On his own time, Goss has nothing much to say if hydraulics are not a part of the discussion.

Hobbies & Pets

VNY's notes:
Goss likes something called "Drone Wars", which specifically involves NOT having any personality circuits, intelligence programming, or complex decision trees built into the device. He offered to bring Davish Tam along to a "meet", telling me in a pitying way that it was not a good scene for my kind of monk.
I asked him why he has never invited Bossman One to one of these things. Everyone knows Ani's a pilot. And he likes mechanical engineering.
Goss lit up like a laser show on the Emperor's Birthday. What an idea!
Then he paused. If it's unwise to bring the clones' Jedi to a place full of organized aggression, how unwise is it to bring a Skywalker?
He was still debating that issue with Doc when Davish and I headed home for Tavya Nine.
- database entry updated Atunda
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12698 33 Years old
brown, exactly 6mm in length, pointed in center of forehead and a perpetual off-center cowlick on back right side
Quotes & Catchphrases

You can learn how to do stuff "by the book".




The problem you are here to solve? They have read that same book.


Me, I like to leave the book in the locker.


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