Security Guard

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Security Guard
Access Research Division
Difficulty Medium
Duties Protect corporate assets by any means necessary. Protect the scientists from their own creations. Protect the scientists' creations from the crew. Protect the away team from the away site. Be a shadowy corporate thug.
Related Guides Corporate Regulations, Standard Operating Procedure, Alert Procedure

The Security Guard is Nanotrasen's dedicated asset protection force on board the Torch. Their job is to keep the Research department safe from any and all threats, up to and including the incompetent Scientists themselves, and thus preserve the company's precious investments.

The Security Guard answers to the Research Director.

The Role

Unlike the Master at Arms, the Security Guard is not concerned with law enforcement. At best, they might have a mind for ensuring that corporate regulations are followed, but they are not there to act as police or crew management. They are there exclusively to serve as asset protection for Nanotrasen.

Usually, this is a fairly simple job. The Security Guard office, located at the entrance to the Research division, is roomy and well-stocked, with a hardsuit within easy reach for emergencies. And these emergencies are rare, all things considered, though the occasional wrench in the works does come up. For the most part, the Security Guard's job is to sit at the entrance to Research, look suitably intimidating, and keep non-employees from entering without the Research Director's explicit permission.

When things do go wrong, however, the Security Guard has one concern and one concern only: root out any threats to Nanotrasen equipment, personnel, or other assets and... remove it from the equation. The exact degree of force required here is left open to the individual Security Guard's interpretation, though any permanent damage done to non-Nanotrasen personnel had best have an ironclad excuse at the ready for the inevitable interrogation that will follow. Remember, the Security Guard is not law enforcement. They do not have to be gentle, and within the grounds of the Research department, they are generally free to act as they see fit, up to and including making use of experimental weaponry from the Research and Development laboratory to terminate threats with extreme prejudice.

So long as this only involves Nanotrasen property and personnel, this is fairly straightforward. When the rest of the crew gets involved, though, the Security Guard must keep in mind that they are still subject to Sol Central Government Law, and getting into firefights with members of the Expeditionary Corps, even if they have invaded the laboratory, is bound to lead to uncomfortable questions. This isn't to say that it doesn't happen, but that any Security Guard doing such should be prepared for the inquisition.