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Julia Vendula Haas
Character information
  1. Alias
    Madam Ambassador / Miss Culper / General
  2. Mental
    Furious
  3. Morale
    Moderate
  4. Date of birth
    1982-09-22 (35 years old)
  5. Place of birth
    Marquette, MI
  6. Nationality
    American
  7. Ethnicity
    German - Chernarussian American
  8. Languages
    English, Russian, Chernarussian, Spanish, German, Georgian
  9. Family
    Tucker Haas - Father | Paula Shafer - Mother
  10. Religion
    Closet Atheist

Description

  1. Height
    168 cm
  2. Weight
    60 kg
  3. Build
    Small boned
  4. Hair
    Long hair pulled back
  5. Eyes
    Green
  6. Alignment
    Chaotic Neutral
  7. Equipment
    Full Face Respirator, Black M65, Black Slacks, Black Leather Shoes, AWC Amphibian II Suppressed .22 Pistol
  8. Occupation
    United States Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Chernarus
  9. Affiliation
    The Departed
  10. Role
    Leader

Background

Marquette was cold that day. This was perhaps a sign of bad things to come in his life, as it was on that cold September night in 1982 that Julia Václava Haas was born. Her father had missed her birth. He had spent the time during her mothers labor getting intoxicated in the near by bar. That was the kind of man her father was. He was never interested in his wife or daughter, and spent most of the time around them drinking, while barely taking the time out of his day to notice either of them, unless it was to scream and beat on them. Julia's childhood was a roller coaster of unhappiness and abuse. Day in and day out she dealt with the physical and mental torture she was subjected to. It was not only the child that was abused, and Julia frequently saw her fathers handiwork on her mother. Things were looking up for Julia when she entered into the public education system, but only for a short while. The abuse still continued while at home, and it didn't take long for the kids at her school to take notice, and start to do so themselves. Eventually, her mother took enough self confidence in herself, and asked for a divorce. Haas's father was shaken and disturbed by the news. Little did she know at this point that his soon to be ex-wife had already fallen for someone else, his best friend. The abuse she experienced from her father grew exponentially, as his alcoholism started to effect him even more so than before. He used Julia as a mental and physical punching bag, to relieve himself of his anger, and alcohol for the depression he felt. Julia would go back and forth between her mother's and her father's house every other week. Her mother had finally remarried, and things were happy for Haas when she was with her mother, but once the week had ended, things changed. To escape the abuse that he experienced both in school and at home, Julia spent time in the woods and the river behind her house, hunting squirrels and fishing for Pike, bullheads and rock bass. If she wasn't out hunting or fishing, Haas would keep to her room, playing chess alone, reading political pieces, or writing music. This was the only escape she would have as a child and into her teenage years. The kids at her school had grown craftier in their abuse of Haas, and it was starting to take it's toll. She pushed through the abuse from the kids and her father, and once she was old enough, she packed up his belongings, and left to stay with her mother and stepfather permanently. Since her mother didn't pursue child custody through the courts, there was very little her father could do in regards to Julia's decision to leave home. Haas graduated high school, never knowing what it was like to have close friends. She kept to herself through her education as a way to escape the torment she experienced. Sometimes it worked, but other times it was kindling for the raging fire of abuse she withstood. She went onto study at the University of Michigan, where she majored in Political Science. After graduating,  Haas applied and was accepted to the prestigious Georgetown University, where she received a masters degree in Security Studies. Whiles she was attending Georgetown University, her stepfather had collapsed at home in Michigan, where he died of a heart attack. Her mother was destroyed, but she didn't spend the time to try and care for her mother, since she was very busy with her education and career. It was late November, 2006 when Haas received a phone call from her mother. She was calling to convince Haas to fly back to Michigan for the holiday season. She regrets her decision to not visit to this very day. She thought she was being selfish, and didn't care that she had her career and the rest of her life to worry about. After a small argument, she hung up the phone. That was the last time either of them spoke with each other. Two weeks later, she would be found dead, she had committed suicide. Haas stopped functioning. Haas pressed onward. She worked harder than before on her career path. This was the only thing that could keep her sane. A year later, her father would found as well. Haas didn't attend the funeral. Haas just continued on her path toward his career, and shut out the rest of the world. She went on to put herself in the position to have a successful career as a foreign service officer. After her tours, she would eventually be assigned as an Ambassador to the ex-soviet block country, Chernaurs. She had a fiance living with her in Novigrad, and life was going well on her new posting. She was finally starting to adjust and enjoy life when the infection robbed her of happiness.

Photos

Status

HEAD
39%

LEFT ARM
100%

RIGHT ARM
100%

CHEST
98%

WAIST
100%

LEFT LEG
100%

RIGHT LEG
100%

Time played: 248.5 hours

Deaths in last 7 days: 0


8 Comments


So, I have some real concerns here.  Your character is 34.  If we break down her academic and professional career, it would look like this:

  • Graduate HS in 2000 or 2001
  • Graduate University of Michigan in 2004 or 2005
  • Graduate from Georgetown in 2006 or 2007
  • Jump immediately into Department of State as an FSO in 2006 or 2007
  • Nominated to be Ambassador to Chernarus by President Obama in 2014 at the earliest, 2016 at the latest
  • Approved by the Senate, made Ambassador

A few facts about foreign service:

  • When you take the FSOT, it sometimes takes months or over a year before you are actually hired on by DoS.
  • FSOs have a number of postings over their career, and many FSOs remain career diplomats for more than 20 years before being nominated as ambassadors, if at all.
  • Politically appointed (non diplomatic) ambassadors may be younger (the youngest in the last 100 years being 32 years old).  However, these appointees will resign at the end of the administration by which they were appointed.
  • The vast majority of ambassadors are in their late 40s to their early 60s.  They average out in the early-mid 50s.
  • Ambassadorial terms are three years long.

With those facts in mind:

  1. If she began working for DoS in 2006 or 2007, Haas would only have had an 8-10 year career before being nominated as an ambassador by Obama.
  2. Her prior postings are not discussed in her backstory.  Where was her first posting as an FSO?
  3. She could not be a political appointee, else she would have resigned on 01/20/2017.  Trump has yet to attempt to appoint vacant ambassadorial seats.
  4. Haas would have to be 30 (at her youngest) or 34 (at her oldest) in order to get this position as a career diplomat.  This nomination would make political headlines and be, quite literally, historic.

Please, address these concerns @Joules.

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@Samti I mean can you dispute this? Regardless of my opinion of Joules (which has changed over the 2+ years I've encountered her IC/OOCly), the character has some holes.  My critique is sound.

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I don't know what you mean by that, @Samti.  I assume you mean I'm free to critique people because I have the right to do so?  If so, then thank you.  However, I believe that a staff member, especially a Lore Master, should be responsive to critiques that are legitimate.  These most certainly are.

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On 8/1/2017 at 0:13 PM, Static said:

So, I have some real concerns here.  Your character is 34.  If we break down her academic and professional career, it would look like this:

  • Graduate HS in 2000 or 2001
  • Graduate University of Michigan in 2004 or 2005
  • Graduate from Georgetown in 2006 or 2007
  • Jump immediately into Department of State as an FSO in 2006 or 2007
  • Nominated to be Ambassador to Chernarus by President Obama in 2014 at the earliest, 2016 at the latest
  • Approved by the Senate, made Ambassador

A few facts about foreign service:

  • When you take the FSOT, it sometimes takes months or over a year before you are actually hired on by DoS.
  • FSOs have a number of postings over their career, and many FSOs remain career diplomats for more than 20 years before being nominated as ambassadors, if at all.
  • Politically appointed (non diplomatic) ambassadors may be younger (the youngest in the last 100 years being 32 years old).  However, these appointees will resign at the end of the administration by which they were appointed.
  • The vast majority of ambassadors are in their late 40s to their early 60s.  They average out in the early-mid 50s.
  • Ambassadorial terms are three years long.

With those facts in mind:

  1. If she began working for DoS in 2006 or 2007, Haas would only have had an 8-10 year career before being nominated as an ambassador by Obama.
  2. Her prior postings are not discussed in her backstory.  Where was her first posting as an FSO?
  3. She could not be a political appointee, else she would have resigned on 01/20/2017.  Trump has yet to attempt to appoint vacant ambassadorial seats.
  4. Haas would have to be 30 (at her youngest) or 34 (at her oldest) in order to get this position as a career diplomat.  This nomination would make political headlines and be, quite literally, historic.

Please, address these concerns @Joules.

so you are acting.

On 8/1/2017 at 0:13 PM, Static said:

So, I have some real concerns here.  Your character is 34.  If we break down her academic and professional career, it would look like this:

  • Graduate HS in 2000 or 2001
  • Graduate University of Michigan in 2004 or 2005
  • Graduate from Georgetown in 2006 or 2007
  • Jump immediately into Department of State as an FSO in 2006 or 2007
  • Nominated to be Ambassador to Chernarus by President Obama in 2014 at the earliest, 2016 at the latest
  • Approved by the Senate, made Ambassador

A few facts about foreign service:

  • When you take the FSOT, it sometimes takes months or over a year before you are actually hired on by DoS.
  • FSOs have a number of postings over their career, and many FSOs remain career diplomats for more than 20 years before being nominated as ambassadors, if at all.
  • Politically appointed (non diplomatic) ambassadors may be younger (the youngest in the last 100 years being 32 years old).  However, these appointees will resign at the end of the administration by which they were appointed.
  • The vast majority of ambassadors are in their late 40s to their early 60s.  They average out in the early-mid 50s.
  • Ambassadorial terms are three years long.

With those facts in mind:

  1. If she began working for DoS in 2006 or 2007, Haas would only have had an 8-10 year career before being nominated as an ambassador by Obama.
  2. Her prior postings are not discussed in her backstory.  Where was her first posting as an FSO?
  3. She could not be a political appointee, else she would have resigned on 01/20/2017.  Trump has yet to attempt to appoint vacant ambassadorial seats.
  4. Haas would have to be 30 (at her youngest) or 34 (at her oldest) in order to get this position as a career diplomat.  This nomination would make political headlines and be, quite literally, historic.

Please, address these concerns @Joules.

maybe trump could have kept her on. and or she acting.

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You dig this out of its grave, huh?

Trump wouldn't have kept a political appointee on. It's not customary, because appointees are selected specifically by administrations. Considering Trump despises anything Obama thought was a good idea (literally, he asks us staff what Obama's stance was, so he can do the opposite), he'd have demanded her resignation along with every other politically appointed ambassador.

Anyway, this is pretty irrelevant now.

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