Cat Anne - Captain of the Cheyenne and all her wiley ways

Half cat, all smokeshow.

Cat Anne

Cat Anne is complicated and far older than her 25 years would suggest. Sexy in all aspects, from her hot, sultry voice (with a distinct purr) to her stunning looks, Cat Anne is smart and manipulative - truly cat-like - playing our piratical mining crews like pinball machines to get their help in her season-long secret agenda.

Cat Anne's story

Sold into a Martian group marriage by her poverty-stricken family at 17 see (letters from home), "Annie" runs away from the loveless marriage within 6 months. She's free, but broke and alone. Seeking fame, fortune and freedom, Anne floats a bond to have herself genetically altered to become a cat-like lounge singer on the NewCo mother ship. (Just like the posh party kids on Earth.)

But the reinvented "Cat Anne" finds herself in dire straits once again: falling victim to her still-active upgene virus, Anne's pretty singing voice becomes a feline yowl and her promising singing career comes to a screeching halt.

Annie, post-op

In desperation, Anne sells herself into a 5-year marriage contract with a wealthy renavigation tug pilot, Hank "The Mighty" Henderson. When Hank ends up mysteriously ex-alive, the new "Captain" Cat Anne takes over his beloved spaceship, Cheyenne. But the most valuable of Hank's possessions (hidden in a locker in the out-sol Commissariat Hank runs) is an ancient object, an immortal, living machine, named The Conductor. Given Anne's history with people, perhaps it's no surprise that she should fall in love with a machine.

With The Conductor onboard Cheyenne, Cat Anne sets out to find her destiny. But the Conductor, once fooled and imprisoned by Hank, has his own ideas of what Anne's destiny should be. To help it find the other artifacts, to rebuild its ancient ship, to complete its mission — that's what the Conductor thinks she should do. Together they rush The Dot, to save the artifact Drive at its center — but they are quickly chased off by Multicorp Security.

Anne and the Conductor
The Conductor

Anne knows she'll never defeat Multicorp Security alone (much less Earth Defense), so she cons Bear City and Face Base in her quest to build an army and locate the remaining artifacts. But the decision to help Cat Anne isn't unanimous among the jumpers. As Bear City's Primary Flight Controller knows, the promise to share a free Mars comes from the girl known throughout Sol as a merciless, wiley, manipulative man-eater with a short fuse and a long list of enemies.

Bear City and Face Base! You cowardly sons of bitches
SFX: BLAM! BLAM! overlays the last words of her line
I am heading right to your doors friends and the consequences are on your heads! These Multis have no business with me, I swear it!

Katya Saltykova, Face Base's Director of Enthusiasm relates some of Anne's backstory in Episode 1

Ah, the subject of Cat Anne. I understand the fascination. The way she looks and moves, her feline grace and progressive moral values. Yes ━ it was a great visit from her two months ago.

You may not know this, but like many of our comrades, Cat Anne was once a farmer in sub-polar Mars. Yes (getting heated) sold like a slave into a group marriage. She escaped ━ don’t we all know this story too well? ━ choosing genetic machinations, her sexy feline skin, to gain what work she could. I think you know what I mean. The poor woman!

Her time on the NewCo Mother ship was thankfully short and she comes to us now, soiled, damaged, but STRONG, a comrade with the eye of the Tiger. A friend to Face Base. Anne, we look forward to seeing you soon.

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