(RP character) Ikea
((I knew if I didn't put the RP character thing in the beginning, people might accidentally click it expecting cheap Swedish furniture))
Name: Ikea (pronounced ee-key-a)
Born in New Quartz, Ikea was raised in a small group of people holed up in an old cafe. Named for a stoneware plate her mother found in some rubble, Ikea learned to tinker with whatver mechanical objects she could find, her hobby being trying to listen in to other people over a radio. Though she loves her home and her Commune-family, she longs to travel and find somewhere else to be. She's laid back most of the time, but when she sees a machine she hasn't seen before, she has the almost uncontrollable urge to take it apart and see what makes it tick. Her favorite past time is tinkering with radios and talking to people in other places. Often, a wanderer will come to New Quartz to find her and have them repair some crucial machine; An old radio, a generator, someone even tried to have her fix a dune buggy (which she failed at but tried to learn to do in case someone had another they needed fixed. Though she can't read well, she learned a lot of her craft through trial and error and looking at old instruction manuals found in rubish heaps. She'll often take a good story as payment for smaller jobs, but wants food, water or books for payment on bigger fixes.
Resident or wanderer: Resident
Short with rough pixie cut blonde hair and light brown eyes. Dressed in an old bomber jacket with a tube top underneath, and jeans cut off at the shin, with patches and tears everywhere, and hiking boots. Wears a purple paisley bandanna with adjustable aperture goggles she made herself.
Tool kit (two flat head screwdrivers, a few phillips head screwdrivers, various allen wrenches, a wrench, a small hammer, a mallet and a chisel), a few shards of broken mirrors, some nuts, bolts and screws, and an old, mysterious metal tin with the word "Altoids" embossed in it's lid.
Specializes in fixing things, doesn't fight much. If she has to, she'll make do with a screwdriver for a shank.