Kurt Thyssen

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Kurt Thyssen
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Basic Data
Age42 (born 1970)
BackgroundGerman Fallschirmjäger and mercenary
OccupationRaptor
Gameplay
LocationInterview room
HostilityUnaggressive
DialogueKurt Thyssen's dialogue

Kurt Thyssen[1] (b. 1970) is a Raptor operative encountered in Aeternis.

Background[edit | edit source]

Kurt was a soldier who left the Parachute Regiment to become a mercenary and gun-runner. This lucrative and promising career came to an end in the year 2000 after a parachute accident left his right leg broken in five places. As a result he still has difficulty moving fast. While recovering in a private Cuban hospital he had the good fortune to meet the plunderer Graham Wiley, who had been injured while on a job nearby. Wiley immediately saw Kurt's potential and over the following days convinced him to become a partner in his small business, Wiley then taught Kurt the trade. Kurt was a natural, and the master soon became student as Kurt forged ahead. By hard work and a determination to be the best, Kurt single-handedly turned the business around, pushing it towards the top end of the market. This brought him in to heated conflict with the lazy Wiley who liked 'his' business as it was.[2]

Following a violent and regrettably public argument in one of Havana's most prestigious gambling houses, Wiley's body was found by police, apparently stabbed after a clumsy mugging. Kurt was suspected, but there was insufficient evidence to link him with the murder. The following year Kurt achieved his ambition and joined the Raptor elite. The reasons for his success lie in his military background, his controlled killer instinct and his ability to stay cool under pressure. His ruthless determination to succeed and survive have often seen him finish jobs that others wouldn't have dared to attempt.[2]

Kurt is ummarried but his roguish charm and rugged good looks have won him many hearts over the years-most notably that of fellow plunderer Helga R. who lived with him for nearly 12 months. Their reasons for separating are unknown.[2]

Interactions[edit | edit source]

  • Kurt is encountered by the Holy Thief in the interview room. He immediately engages conversation. In the course of the conversation, a theo will appear behind him. You can choose to warn him about it or let it attack, in which case Thyssen will die, but you will gain access to his gear. If he survives, he will trust you and share some of the information he gathered - then disappear into the depths of Aeternis after asking for a proof of trust on your part. He disappears from the story afterwards.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. MS-2: "WARNING - MS2 HUD unit detected - ID - Kurt Thyssen - weapons systems armed"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Design document: "Kurt was a soldier who left the Parachute Regiment to become a mercenary and gun-runner. This lucrative and promising career came to an end in the year 2000 after a parachute accident left his right leg broken in five places. As a result he still has difficulty moving fast. While recovering in a private Cuban hospital he had the good fortune to meet the plunderer Graham Wiley, who had been injured while on a job nearby.
    Wiley immediately saw Kurt's potential and over the following days convinced him to become a partner in his small business, Wiley then taught Kurt the trade. Kurt was a natural, and the master soon became student as Kurt forged ahead. By hard work and a determination to be the best, Kurt single-handedly turned the business around, pushing it towards the top end of the market. This brought him in to heated conflict with the lazy Wiley who liked 'his' business as it was.
    Following a violent and regrettably public argument in one of Havana's most prestigious gambling houses, Wiley's body was found by police, apparently stabbed after a clumsy mugging. Kurt was suspected, but there was insufficient evidence to link him with the murder. The following year Kurt achieved his ambition and joined the Raptor elite. The reasons for his success lie in his military background, his controlled killer instinct and his ability to stay cool under pressure. His ruthless determination to succeed and survive have often seen him finish jobs that others wouldn't have dared to attempt.
    Kurt is ummarried but his roguish charm and rugged good looks have won him many hearts over the years-most notably that of fellow plunderer Helga R. who lived with him for nearly 12 months. Their reasons for separating are unknown."