Minerva Weatheral

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Minerva L. Weatheral
BornJune 7, 2014(2014-06-07)
Black Mesa Research Facility, 2700 Baikonur
ResidenceKorolev Air Force Base, Kandor City, Luna
NationalityFenspace Convention
EthnicityAnglo-Indian (AI)
CitizenshipSoviet Air Force
OccupationOperations Manager, VVS EXFOR
Years active2014 - current
RelativesAthene (sister)

NPC-ish; primary writer Sean Breen
based (loosely) on the character created by Robert A. Heinlein

Minerva Weatheral is the Operations Manager for the Soviet Air Force Exploration Force (EXFOR).

It should be noted that Minerva is emphatically not the first cybernetic intelligence with that name. There are a grand total of 23 CIs calling themselves "Minerva Weatheral," "Minerva Long" or some variation thereof in Fenspace. Three are known to have android shells, and one is rumored to have made the final jump to a fully-human body.

Minerva began life at the Soviet Air Force's Black Mesa research facility on 2700 Baikonur. Originally coded to monitor the advanced astrophysics laboratory, Minerva shifted her focus to general administration as the lab more or less ran itself with little need for overwatch. Shortly thereafter the director of Black Mesa decided to transfer her from Baikonur to EXFOR HQ on Luna, which was at the time in dire need of an administrator.

As EXFOR Operations Manager, Minerva works directly under the nominal head of EXFOR Col. Kat Stewart and with Generalissimo Fnord in order to maintain a smooth flow of available projects, funding and goodwill for the VVS's exploration wing. Minerva has also become a popular narrator and host for the ever-expanding catalog of VVS science programming. She has been a guest on Tower of Wonder and The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai.

Notable Mundane Attributes

  • I Need Those TPS Reports - Efficient administrator
  • Michio Kaku Only Wishes He Was Me - Science commentator

Handwavium Abilities

  • Genie In A Bottle - Handwavium AI
  • Puppet Mistress - Capable of taking command of almost any non-sapient computerized gadget anywhere, given access.


  • She Ain't Heavy, She's My Sister - Tolerates Dee's antics well beyond everybody else's breaking point.
  • Pen Pals - Maintains regular contact with all the other "Minerva (Weatheral/Long)s" in Fenspace.
  • Stargazer - Enthusiastic amateur astronomer.


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