Ulrike Rayne Schultheiss
|Ulrike Rayne Schultheiss|
|Mother||Ursula "Uschi" Schultheiss|
|Siblings|| Christian Schultheiss (Older brother)|
Constance Schultheiss (Older sister)
Kari Schultheiss (Younger sister)
|Born||Year -10 Day 103|
|Title||Chief Officer of News|
|Prior Affiliation||Schultheiss Industries|
Ulrike Rayne "Uli" Schultheiss (born Year -10 Day 103) is a Codru-Ji female born to Ulrich Schultheiss and Ursula Schultheiss (née Akermann) on the planet Thyferra. Even though she spent most of her life moving from one planet to another she has kept a fond love of her birth home and always finds time to visit it whenever possible.
During Ulrike's wywulf stage, her parents treated her as if she were a pet. This was not because of their lack of love for her. Instead, they treated her this way to blend in more seamlessly with human society. When Ulrike finally cocooned and became a Codru-Ji, her parents immediately had her lower arms surgically removed to make her appear human, much like they had done themselves many years prior.
Ulrike's life of galactic travel started while she was very young. Ulrike and her family eventually left Thyferra when she was 13. They moved to Coruscant, the capital planet of the Galactic Empire, to live with their family during a time of need. While living on Coruscant, Ulrike studied at a small technical academy where she learned how to work with electronics. Working with electronics brought her a joy she had never felt before and it quickly snowballed from there. She entered into competitions that ranged from tasks such as building a droid from spare parts to creating security systems and, while she didn't win every competition she entered, she thoroughly enjoyed herself and learned that she was quite skilled.
At 15, Ulrike obtained her first speeder as a birthday present from her parents. From then on she began traveling by herself around Coruscant because it reminded her of her time spent traveling with her family while she was younger. However, around this time Ulrike had been introduced to alcohol, and on one fateful night she crashed her speeder and broke multiple bones as a result of the accident. Consequently, she was unable to participate in any competitions at the academy until three semesters later.
By the time Ulrike was 17, she had formed a dependence on alcohol which interfered with her studies. She began to party and stopped caring about academy work, and as a result, she nearly failed out of the academy due to poor behavior. It took the loss of a boyfriend to a drug overdose for her to try to straighten out her life and get back on track. However, this wouldn't be the last time Ulrike formed a dependency on an addictive substance.
After Ulrike got clean, she managed to work out a deal with the dean of the academy and got all of her work completed on time to graduate. While she didn't graduate with honors or at the top of her class, she was still proud to have turned everything around in a relatively short period of time, managing to counteract her bad decisions and become responsible.
While Ulrike has worked multiple odd jobs here and there since her public appearance in the galaxy, she has been mostly focused around the lock installation industry. She believed that the lock installation industry was corrupted by the few high-charging providers of which it consisted, and aimed to change that in Year 15 when she founded Ulrike's Locks 'n' Things.
Wrench Wench Industries
On Year 15 Day 151, Ulrike started Ulrike's Locks 'n' Things, which Ulrike later renamed to Wrench Wench Industries. Wrench Wench Industries specialized primarily in lock installation. However, other services were provided alongside lock installation, such as a door upgrades, a free lock passcode generator, and the sale of various entities. Wrench Wench Industries quickly became known as one of the cheapest lock providers in the galaxy, aided by Ulrike's willingness to undercut the fees charged by the other providers. Ulrike installed locks on many different types of ships and for multiple customers, with the most notable customer of Wrench Wench industries being Syn and her Super Star Destroyer, Ragnarok.
On Year 18 Day 30, Ulrike officially launched the Intragalactic Security Cabal. The Intragalactic Security Cabal was short lived and renamed to TriNebulon News shortly after its inception. Since then, TriNebulon News has been a forerunner of "alternative fact" news, frequently bending or stretching the truth for ratings. The news broadcasts come in weekly digests of current events, frequently taking information from other GNS broadcasts and stretching their information to further some agenda only known to Ulrike.
While working on installing locks on the Ragnarok, Ulrike met Deric Adams, another pirate and associate of Syn's who had boarded to pick up some medical supplies. While Deric's initial pickup attempt of "That's a nice wrench you have there. Have you busted any skulls with it lately?" proved to be futile, something about him made her curious. The next day Deric visited her again and, due to his obvious persistence, she accompanied him on a hunt. One thing led to another and before long the two had become a couple. Months went by and Deric asked for Ulrike's hand in marriage, to which she agreed. While Ulrike had wanted the wedding to take place on the planet Thyferra it was not possible due to Deric being a pirate and having a bounty on his head by the Galactic Empire. Instead, the decision was made to hold the wedding on the planet Ylesia, which was controlled by Eidola, and in the orbit of which the two had first met. The wedding took place on Year 16 Day 40. In attendance were close friends and family of Ulrike and Deric, including particularly notable guests Squall Chitose, Syn, and Era`ut Nex.
Ulrike is generally a docile individual. She is known for being relaxed and calm in almost any situation to the point of appearing entirely uncaring of the galaxy around her. While it is not known exactly from where this behavior stems, it can be assumed that she picked up her behavioral patterns from her parents as a means of coping with a largely malevolent galaxy. She is known to be speciesist; she has a strong preference of being near other human-like or near-human individuals and almost entirely discounts all other sentient species as being inferior to humans. This trait was adopted as a result of being raised on planets controlled by the Galactic Empire and due to her parents being supporters and citizens of the Galactic Empire.
Ulrike's body is covered in multiple tattoos and piercings, many of which can be seen easily. There are 2 large scars where her second pair of arms should be, clearly surgical in nature.