Age: 23 TS
3 Throwing Knives
4 Throwing Stars
5 Throwing Needles (counts as throwing stars)
"As I think I have said, Rivkah has come recently into my service. She is beautiful, but not very personable, negating the effect. A situation which - if she is to prove useful to me to infiltrate hostile groups, or act undercover - must be remedied. Or trained, at any rate. The day she finds herself weaponless, with naught but her natural charms, is one which she will have to be prepared for. I would prefer my agents to not find themselves in such situations in the first place, but I would be both ignorant and foolish to pretend it is impossible for such to occur. And so, she will have to be trained.
"As an acolyte of the Cult of the Emperor's Death, she is likely about as educated as the average imperial citizen, maybe less so. This does not mean she lacks intelligence, just knowledge. As a trained swords-woman, however, she is extremely capable. Indeed, her zeal is about the only thing I can think of to match that training, and her ability with her thrown weapons is at least respectable - she practices regularly in an effort to improve this to the same standard as her blade skills.
"She is extremely capable in terms of her agility also, and reacts to situations very quickly - necessary, if you wish to survive in the middle of a sword fight. Especially one involving her preferred kind of weapons - blades dripping with poison. The Cult of the Emperor's Death does not focus so much upon blood, as the act of killing. To them, bladed weapons similar to those used by the Emperor are the only acceptable means. Use of poison is deemed tolerable, and her use of such is perhaps her only departure from an otherwise rigorous following of their beliefs. By their standards she would doubtless be considered somewhat open-minded. This is probably why she was sent to me - less open-minded members of their cult do not last so long in my line of work. Possibly they also considered her a problem child. If this is true, it may warrant a second investigation, though given the previous purge I doubt it will be anything more onerous than her having irritated the wrong individual.
"Her childhood is not particularly of note. Parents who joined the cult primarily for protection after the Food Riots of the 980's. Scared, they merely became basic acolytes, seeking protection of the Emperor, and flagellating themselves for their sins in return for His blessing. Outside of this they did little more than work for the public efforts of the cult, acquiring supplies and so on. Rivkah was raised in that culture, and became one of the truest of converts. Not to say her parents were not, but clearly the indoctrinated child was trusted more than the parents who converted out of fear.
"Regardless, she adapted wonderfully to the environment, and grew into a very capable young lady. Assuming such nomenclature can be applied to those focussed on poisoning and slaughtering the enemies of the Emperor.
"She currently eschews doing much else other than maintaining a focus on her combat training. Admirable, in as much as it may stand her in good stead for potential recruitment into the Callidus temple. I have made enquiries as to how she can be surreptitiously tested for polymorphine compatibility, and I remain hopeful that she will test positive. If my own efforts prove fruitless in at least organising for suitable training so that she can understand how to utilise more than a blade in the prosecution of the Emperor's foes, I am sure the Callidus instructors will be able to manage it. If they can train death world savages, I am sure they can succeed with Rivkah.
"Ranna, at least, can sometimes draw her out of her shell. Sometimes through discussion of music, or literature. Other times merely through discussion of combat, or the most recent operational efforts. Otherwise, Rivkah maintains her distance. Perhaps if she is to become an assassin, this may be a good thing."