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Grown to term in a church-run fetal sanctuary after being aborted, Calliope Flax refused to serve and also refused to be wired for reanimation. As a third tier citizen she scraps out a living in a housing project which has been mostly abandoned. Highly taxed and with few rights, she hopes for a way out through the televised cage fighting circuit. A chance meeting with second-tier fan Luis Valle? draws her into the events of the story.
After meeting Nico Wachaloski, Calliope eventually does opt to serve a tour in The Grinder. She arrives home early after losing her hand in combat, and obtaining a bio-prosthetic replacement. With her new experience and body augmentations she looks Nico up again, determined to become part of his world.