Freshest of the fresh, newest of the new, Ensign Hallie Mata hits Galactica with shiny shoes to match the brand new corridors and squeaky hatches. Her uniform has barely been washed, pins still lustrous.
Born, raised, and educated on Tauron, her ties to colony, ritual, and religion run deep. Family is everything, and though hers is small, it's fierce.
The youngest Mata is inexorably and proudly tied to everything Tauran. Her grandfather, who raised her, makes his living in the venerable tradition of applying ink to skin. He taught her the old rituals, including that of single needle, Tauran autobiographical tattoo (heavily ritualized and personal). She takes her ink and worship very seriously, having spent many afternoons and evenings in the homes of Tauran families while her grandfather tattooed one or more members, many of them members of the Tauran military. In her middle and late teen years, she informally apprenticed, and then it was her in those living spaces and back rooms of shops indelibly applying ink into skin. It's from these experiences and clients that she first learned tidbits of other languages, and a curiosity about far-flung colonies and traditions blossomed.
It was her grandfather's best friend, an experienced pilot (now also a member of the unified forces) who first interested her in flight training. Though the family expected her to go into something respectable, like business (specifically the tattoo business), or even law (but mostly tattooing), the Cylon Uprising cemented their approval of her chosen path.
No one expected her assignment to one of the very first Battlestars.
It's the easy quirk of full lips and the arch of her dark brows that make Hallie look perpetually up to something. Her eyes are blue, skin fair. She wears her long hair down three small braids woven in. Hallie stands just under five foot six, build compact and athletic. The only visible-in-uniform tattoo she wears is a tiny square on the inside of her right wrist, simple outline delicate, thin, and black.
Off-duty, she wears a brown tank under a zip up jacket stenciled with Galactica's logo. Sweats and black tennis shoes complete the look.
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2237-07-20 - SAR In Force
The air wing meets resistance on their way to rescue the missing Raptor crew.
Finn, Van, Calliope, Priya, Eva, Hallie, Kell, Jackson, Aubrey, Astraea, Stirling, Mason, Emrys
2237-07-08 - An Amusement Of Aces
A few of the Timber Wolves pilots have hit ace... thus, cake is required.
Calliope, Priya, Eva, Hallie, Kell, Gwyndolen, Alain, Leonie, Astraea, Mason
2237-07-03 - Cleanup Aisle 9
The Pilots Intercept A Huge Wing Of Bombers Heading For The Picon Coast - Including Biscayne Bay.
Isolde, Van, Calliope, Eva, Hallie, Tanner, Gwyndolen, Aubrey, Bami, Astraea, Stirling, Connor, Mason
2237-07-02 - Action Stations
The Air Wing Scrambles To Defend The Vanguard When Cylon Capital Ships Come Knocking.
Eva, Hallie, Gwyndolen, Alain, Aubrey, Leonie, Bami, Astraea, Stirling, Connor, Kymoto, Mason
2237-06-23 - What Cost Victory
The Air Wing engages a Cylon Air Wing. Victory comes at a price.
Finn, Isolde, Eva, Hallie, Kell, Alain, Aubrey, Bami, Astraea
2237-06-21 - Pirate's Grace
A wing from //Vanguard// comes across an 'adrift' ship, //Athena's Grace//.
Calliope, Eva, Hallie, Kell, Tucker, Gwyndolen, Astraea, Katja
2237-05-30 - Piloting Trials
The pilots show off their skills to earn their qualification badges.
Finn, Ryan, Isolde, Van, Calliope, Priya, Darcy, Eva, Hallie, Webb, Kell, Tucker, Alain, Aubrey
2237-05-13 - Crushing Victory
The Air Wing smashes some Cylons in a sweep over an airfield.
Isolde, Van, Calliope, Antonie, Eva, Hallie, Yohan, Kell, Tucker, Gwyndolen
2236-11-27 - Run Rabbit Run
A SAR mission rescues Rabbit from behind enemy lines.
Ryan, Antonie, Eva, Bean, Hallie, Kazimir
2236-11-24 - Blooded
A recon mission turns into a rescue when a pilot is shot down.
Kallas, Danica, Antonie, Eva, Hallie, Alain
2237-07-02 - Let There Be Cake
Nova cheers up the pilots with cake and a movie.
Calliope, Eva, Hallie, Gwyndolen, Alain, Bami, Astraea, Connor, Kymoto, Mason
2237-06-06 - New Girl in Town
Kell and Tucker go over the new radio procedures. While the two of them and Isolde practice them on the hangar deck, a new Major shows up.
Isolde, Van, Calliope, Hallie, Kell, Tucker, Stirling
2237-06-01 - Assignment Prep
Kell and Van begin working on their new assignments with Hallie. Jonas delivers a new pilot to the trio.
Van, Hallie, Kell, Jonas, Leonie
2237-05-11 - Welcome, Your Highness
Gwyndolen arrives on the Vanguard in search of lodgings.
Calliope, Hallie, Roara, Tucker, Gwyndolen
2236-12-06 - Ensigns in Charge
Several members of the Wolfpack get some sim-time in... with the Ensigns in charge of the mission.
Van, Calliope, Danica, Hallie, Kazimir
2236-12-03 - After Shake
Some of the pilots come home to the berths after the latest mission on Tauron.
Calliope, Hallie, Kazimir
2236-11-22 - Nerds of All Kinds
Several officers and enlisted talk in the rec room, mostly about nerdy things.
Jacob, Finn, Isolde, Van, Hallie