“One does not survive the jungle by fighting cleanly.”
Welcoming phrase of Lieutenant Stephen Rao to those who join a unit under his command.
The best moments in the life of Lieutenant Rao happened in one jungle or another. Son of two members of the Great Arboreal Reserve’s Forest Rangers Service, Rao grew up and was educated by his parents in the middle of the jungle. Night camping, hunting with traps and carbine, orientation and hiding tests… ever since he was a child, everything was a game for him. There is no aspect of this inhospitable environment he doesn’t know, and Rao travels the densest and thickest jungles as any other person would wander around their own house. It seemed that the Forest Rangers Service was his natural destiny, but after graduating with the highest aptitude grade results, Rao discovered he was bored. The Great Reserve was his home, but now he wanted to discover new territories, other jungles to explore. Thanks to his marks he was able to enter the Plaska Prasravana Special Officer’s Academy, where practical tests like “The Nightmare Week”, indispensable to graduation and which only 45% of students pass, were, again, just a game for him. Instructors at the academy will tell you he learned everything he knows from them… however, it’s not true and they will never admit it.