Name Alicia Catrion Daniels Nature Competitor Breed Homid
Player Kes Demeanor Thrill-seeker Occupation Pilot / Business owner
Chronicle New Orleans by Night Location New Orleans East Avatar (picture) Sophia Bush

Physical Social Mental
Strength Two Charisma Three Perception Four
Dexterity Four Manipulation One Intelligence Three
Stamina Two Appearance Three Wits Four

Talents Skills Knowledges
Alertness Three Animal Ken Zero Academics Zero
Athletics Three Crafts Zero Computer Three
Brawl Two Drive One Enigmas One
Empathy Zero Etiquette Two Investigation Zero
Expression Zero Firearms One Law Zero
Intimidation Two Larceny Zero Linguistics One
Leadership Two Melee Zero Medicine Zero
Primal-Urge Two Performance Zero Occult Zero
Streetwise One Stealth Zero Rituals One
Subterfuge One Survival Two Science Four
Hobby Talent Two Professional Skill Four Technology Two

Physical/Talents Social/Skills Mental/Knowledges
Dexterity Steady Hand Professional Skill Aircraft piloting (fixed wing) Wits Cool-Headed
Hobby Talent Flight      Science aeronautical engineering

Backgrounds Free Lores Gifts and Rites
Rites One Corax Two Enemy Ways Scent of True Form
Resources Four Umbrood One Raven's Gleaning Rite of Talisman Dedication

Rage Gnosis Willpower







Merits and Flaws
Merit Type Cost Flaw Type Bonus
Alcohol Tolerance Physical 1 Overconfident Mental 1





Trait Dots Points
Charisma 1 5
Brawl 1 2
Hobby Talent (Flight) 2 4
Professional Skill (Aircraft piloting) 4 8
Science 1 2
Technology 1 2
Willpower 2 2
Total    25

Applied August 17, 2014
Approved August 17, 2014
Date Earned Points Earned
November 17, 2014 thru March 26, 2018 @1 per week
April 2, 2018
April 9. 2018
April 16, 2018
April 23, 2018


Date Bought Trait Bought Dot(s) Bought Points Spent
168 ◄ Remaining         Totals           Spent ► 20
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The biography on the ACD Charter and Cargo website for its owner is a little on the dry side.

Alicia Catrion Daniels (b. July 8, 1980), known as Leash, is the owner of ACD Charter and Cargo and a former Naval Aviatrix.

Daniels was born in Hotchkiss, Colorado to William, a math teacher, and Eleanor (née Campbell), an agent with the Bureau of Land Management. She attended Hotchkiss High School, earning her pilot’s license a month before graduation. She won an appointment to the Naval Academy, where she majored in Aerospace Engineering, specializing in aeronautical (i.e. atmospheric) engineering. She graduated With Distinction (in the top ten percent of her class).

She served aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), the same ship her inspiration, Kara Hultgreen had at her death, as well as the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), flying several combat missions in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.

Her call sign was “Bowie” after the knife she carried in a thigh sheath most times she was off-duty.

When the Roosevelt returned to its home port in Norfolk, Virginia, Alicia resigned her commission rather than transfer to a new command.

After leaving the Navy, Daniels worked for small flight operations, everything from crop dusting to charter flights and transport of smoke jumpers. She answered a call for experienced pilots in New Orleans during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, deciding to join the rebuilding effort of New Orleans by opening her own charter business and small flight school near Lakeview Airport in the Ninth Ward.

What it doesn’t include is that like so many others, Leash’s obsession with flight was there from birth, but focused on planes after seeing Top Gun for her sixth birthday. She followed the careers of many of the aviator consultants on the film, including Lieutenant Commander Lloyd 'Bozo' Abel and Lieutenant Scott 'D-Bear' Altman, until her focus shifted when women were integrated into combat and Kara Hultgreen was selected for F-14 training.

Leash followed Hultgreen’s every move as closely as possible, determined to follow in her footsteps. At the beginning of Leash’s sophomore year of high school, though, Hultgreen’s crash into the water off the Abraham Lincoln and the ensuing rumors of pilot error triggered Leash’s change into her own flight form. She was found keening in grief out in the “Dobies” (desert hills outside of town) by an older corax upon receiving the news. The older bird comforted Leash for a bit, then, after smirkingly noting that Leash was rather less likely than most pilots to ever need a parachute, proceeded to initiate her into the world of Gaia’s spies. There was another advantage the older bird brought to the table as well… actual instruction in mechanical flight, in the form of a kinfolk instructor in nearby (as the raven flies, anyway) Montrose. Oft as not, while Leash was learning the ropes on the aircraft, her mentor and a few others from the area would also be cluing her in on flying with her own wings and other intricacies of her new life.

This is probably what led most directly to Leash working with smoke jumpers all over the country. As interested in environmental impact as any shifter, this was the best way she could think of to contribute. Seeing the devastation wrought by Katrina in the Ninth Ward, she decided that helping to rebuild the economy and hopefully mitigate another disaster, she scraped up some money of her own, begged from friends, and started her own business there. She specializes in ferrying around groups doing environmental studies, both in fixed-wing and rotary aircraft, but does what she has to in order to keep ends meeting for her employees and herself. She’s built up a loyal clientèle, so the ends actually tie up more often than not.