I wanted to share the story of Meembps, the drunken space wizard.
I wanted to share my most favorite story of a pawn I've had to this date: I started on a boreal forest with three people: Meembps (52y M), Spaghetti (18y F), and Bates (22y F).
Now Meembps was the old man of the group and had mad skills, so he was basically the pillar of the colony. Fast forward a year, the village is doing great, Meemps is now a decent pycaster, excellent shot, and can make a mean chili, but sadly he was shot in the torso by a raider and since I didn't have sterile tiles yet in the hospital the wound became infected and even worse, he was losing the fight, so I yeeted him into the ancient danger crypto-sleep casket that I left for this very situation, he slept for 2 years until I could get better stuff to care for him.
So after much effort the time has finally come to open the casket, much has changed, Spaghetti was mauled to death by a grizzly bear, Bates now has PTSD after slaughtering hundreds of tribals in melee combat, and Hilda, Meembps bonded husky, died of a heart attack, you know, the usual. We had our best doctor Pumpkin tend him (Pumpkin was one of the pawns from the ancient danger that joined after he was saved), but it wasn't enough, Meembps perished. We stuffed him into the freezer because I wasn't done with him yet, fast forward 5 more years and we can now resurrect him, he comes out of the resurrection sickness, and during the short time he was awake after getting out of the casket his mood plummeted, he suddenly has a break... alcohol binge. And now he's a raging alcoholic after raiding the beer and wine cabinet.
After a while he was now my favorite pawn not only due to his skills but also due to his various drunken escapades. A little while later a mech cluster lands, they have a toxic spewer and one auto mortar, I panicked and mobilized the forces to stop the mechs before the mortar activates, we have three pawns back at base raining shells onto the auto mortar, and we have the forces pushing the mechs on the front and among them is Meembps, he's doing great work with his abilities but in the midst of the chaos he's shot by a lancer and has 5 hours before bleeding out so I undraft him to go heal, but he decides to pull an absolute mad-lad move and cracks open a cold one on the battlefield completely out in the open where a pikeman several feet away lands its shot and blows Meembps head clean off. Now he's back in the freezer, again.
submitted by TheDustOfGandalf