created by Kenneth Johnson.

Template Type: Officer (Commander)
Species: Sirian
Sex: Female
Age: Unknown (Looks about 33)
Height: 1.8 meters
Weight: 142 lbs.
Physical Description: Tall, well built, blonde, good looking.

Blaster: 4D, Brawling Parry: 5D+2, Dodge: 6D, Melee Combat: 5D+2, Melee Parry: 6D, Venom Spit: 4D+2

Alien Species: 5D, Bureaucracy: 6D, Cultures: 4D+2, Intimidation: 4D+1, Streetwise: 4D, Survival: 5D, Tactics: 5D

Astrogation: 4D, Capital Ship Piloting: 3D+2, Communications: 4D+1, Sensors: 4D, Space Transports: 4D+2, Starfighter Piloting: 4D+2, Starship Gunnery: 4D

Bargain: 4D, Command: 7D+1, Con: 5D, Hide: 5D, Investigation 5D, Persuasion: 5D, Search: 4D, Sense Ambush/Assassin: 4D

Brawling: 5D+2, Lifting: 4D, Stamina: 5D

Computer Programming/Repair: 4D, Security: 7D

Special Abilities:
Spit Venom: All Sirians have the ability to spit an acidic neurotoxin which closely resembles rattlesnake venom. This toxin is located in a maxillary gland (like the human parotid gland) and can be "sprayed" by a Sirian voluntarily, when endangered. The atomized venom is airborne and irritating to humans, causing dizziness, heart fibrillation and shortness of breath. The range of this weapon is only 1 meter and does 6D STUN damage.

Night vision: All Sirians have excellent night sight, allowing them to negate the darkness penalties. However the penalties apply if the Sirians do not wear their "sunglasses" or "visors" during daylight hours.

Move: 10
Force Sensitive: No
Force Points: 0
Character Points: 5

Energy Pistol: 5D Damage, Ammo 200, Range 3-10/30/120, Visitor Armor: +1D to Strength to resist Physical/Energy Damage, Flameproof, Torso only, Comlink, Human Skin covering

Hatched in the same military breeding bin which spawned Diana, Lydia grew up as the other lizardess' rival in all things. When Diana displayed savagery and mercilessness early on and Lydia saw that her rival was rewarded for such behavior, Lydia followed suit. But Diana was always one rung ahead of her on the ladder to success. When Diana was accelerated in her training, Lydia redoubled her efforts to prove that she was just as ruthless -- but hers was an imitation of Diana's very real psychosis. Lydia could be nasty whenever necessary, but she didn't enjoy or revel in it. This continued to give Diana the edge.

Lydia joined the same political organizations as Diana, knowing that whatever her rival tried, however risky or dangerous had the unpleasant inevitability of succeeding, usually at the cost of someone else's life. Lydia did not believe herself strong enough to challenge Diana's authority...yet. When they were both posted to the Los Angeles mothership, Lydia could see their destines following the same route and intertwining at last. After their initial assault on Earth was undermined by the resistance, Lydia found her position growing stronger with each of Diana's failures. But she also realized that she had become a tangible threat to Diana, and their frequent clashes over authority informed Lydia that her days were numbered around the deadly Diana.

Arranging as obvious-looking escape in which it appeared that she was fleeing to the Homeworld, Diana destroyed the shuttle believed to be transporting Lydia, while the blond officer actually did escape by other means. Returning to the homeworld, she reported Diana's power plays to the Leader, who had her return to Los Angeles under his personal orders accompanied by an interim commander, Ch'rls (who adopted the human equivalent of Charles). Diana was shocked to see Lydia alive and even unhappy to learn her authority had been restricted while Lydia's had been expanded.

Lydia fell in love with Charles and became jealous when he hatched a scheme to remove Diana permanently by marrying her, which by law would force her to return to the Homeworld and raise a family, thus removing Diana from the military chain of command forever. Lydia realized that however hateful she found the prospect, Diana would have to submit because Charles came from a family which had the power to choose its mates without the intended being legally able to protest it. Still, Lydia became insanely jealous at the thought of Diana and Charles's wedding night, and obtained poison to slip into Diana's nuptial draught. But through a quirk of Force, the bride and groom exchanged drinking vessels and Charles drank the poison instead.

Diana immediately suspected Lydia and had her arrested, whereupon Lydia became hysterical over having killed Charles. Diana was preparing to rid herself of her rival once and for all when Phillip arrived and demanded that legal procedures be followed. This entailed having Lydia and her accuser fight in hand-to-hand combat. Lydia was actually gaining the advantage over Diana when Phillip called a halt -- he would not allow them to murder one another. Realizing that this was not the end of it, Diana and Lydia conspired to shift the blame for the poisoning to a third party, who was found guilty and ejected into space in the sarcophagus containing the remains of Charles. Now Lydia and Diana had a mutual adversary in Phillip, who also ranked above them in command, Diana plotted with Lydia again, this time to have Phillip assassinated, but of course the brunette rigged evidence so that it would be blamed entirely on Lydia. When Phillip survived the attempt, he refused to buy the indicators that pointed to the blonde.

Diana tried to get Lydia again when she secretly had Lydia's younger brother transferred to her mothership. As the youngest line officer, he was to be sacrificed in a bizarre ceremony that was a holdover from ancient times. Phillip finally took it upon himself to prevent the sacrifice, thus putting an end to the savage practice. When Diana is arrested for the plot to assassinate the Leader, Lydia feels that she has at last won out over her implacable foe.