Character: Vanactotick

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Rank: None

Affiliation:  Free Biestes Government

Assignment:   Communications Officer on Maple Leaf Express as of  September  12, 2154.

1st Appearance:  Disconnect

Description:  Middle Aged Biestes with a sour disposition, uncanny memory even for a race that had a fantastic memory.

Nickname:  Van

Hobbies: Unknown

Background:  Arthur of the Maple Leaf Express talks him into joining crew.

Character: Patrick “Paddy” Murphy

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Rank:   Warrant Officer

Affiliation:  Earth Unified Fleet (Stranger)  Rescue Runner Five of Ten, 2nd Squadron

Assignment:  Free Lunch of the Clara Barton

1st Appearance:  Q Runner

Description: Tall, thin, with thin red hair.

Nickname:  Paddy

Hobbies: loves talking about boxing, baseball

Background:  Immigrant to Brooklyn when he was five,  wanted to be a fightfighter but was turned down due to flat feet, was a shopkeeper,  taken from 1929, loves to talk boxing w/Clark,  younger brother became Golden Gloves in 1930.  In charge of all medical decisions on Free Lunch.  Decides level of treatments of each patient based on resources of Auto-docs.  Wears Brooklyn Dodgers hat whenever he can.  Plays catch with whoever will.  “old man” of the crew at twenty-five

Writing Origin:  An amalgamation of all the fine Physician Assistants I knew in the Army.   

William Christopher-Gomer Pyle
Think taller but just as thin as William Christopher. Red hair as well. He was thirty five, a little old to be a Private in the USMC.

Character: Yoshida Burgi

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Rank:   Lt. Junior Grade

Affiliation:  Earth Unified Fleet (Stranger)  LRRS 12 of 15, 2nd Squadron

Assignment:  Arrogant Lion

1st Appearance:  Scouts Out

Description: Tall, dark haired, Japanese facial features.

Nickname:  Merlin

Hobbies: Unknown

Background:  MIT Student from 1972, Freshman studying Architecture and Mathematics. Mother- Japanese Father-Swiss, Studied Martial Arts growing up.

Writing Origin:  

Character: George William Clinton Jefferson

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Rank:   Ambassador

Affiliation:  Earth Unified Government

Assignment:  Peace  Questor

1st Appearance:  Scouts Out

Description:  Six foot, three inches, Caucasian with slightly graying dark brown hair, with two blue eyes and a total average looking face, not handsome, but not plain either.  Intially dressed in a suit, but with no lapels or collar, charcoal gray in color, with a very clean white pullover shirt with a stunted turtleneck.

Nickname:  Unknown

Hobbies: Unknown

Background:  Politician from Earth who pulled all strings and called in all favors to be appointed to the first Ambassador to the Alarian Empire.   Died on Picardo 27 when the Alarian Empire destroyed the Peace Questor.

Writing Origin:  Do I really need to explain the origin of this politically minded, fame seeking and clueless character.   

Character: Phillip A. Xazier

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Rank:   Tech 3

Position:   Sergeant

Assignment:  Free Lunch

1st Appearance:  Q Runner

Description:  Human, male,  short and powerfully built.

2nd Appearance:

Nickname:  Philly

Hobbies: Gambling,  Phillip doesn’t drink but does gamble and is trying to juggle two girls at once,  Barb a same rank peer on a Rescue Runner and Melissa a Medical tech on an ambulance crew from the Squadron Command ship the George Washington.

Background:  From Florida, small town 1962, father was a shopkeeper when sober, inherited business from father but Phillip’s Mom really ran the business.  A wheeler dealer, always has a scam going,

Writing Background:   Based in part by on my brother Kevin, who is very personable and outgoing.  


Character: Slimy Vinny

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Rank:   None

Position:   Trader,   Vincent’s Importing and Exporting Unlimited

1st Appearance:  Disconnect

Description:   Vinny is a red skinned alien (turns dark pink when he is sickly, or after having been beaten up.)

2nd Appearance:

Hobbies: Drinking and impressing people, Girlfriend- Elanda

Background:  Unknown

Character: Leroy St. James

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Rank:   Commander

Position:   Chief of Staff for Admiral Bashir

1st Appearance:  Scouts Out

Description:   thin black man with a stern looking face who appeared to be serious most of the time.

2nd Appearance:  3rd Fleet Story

Hobbies:  Likes cooking, makes omelets when Wasboski and the Admiral get together when Wasboski returns from Earth.

Proposed the peace mission to the Alarians but his peer Wasboski was sent instead.

Background:   Middle child of five, grew up in Uganda, was a shop keeper, convenience store, working for his parents, worked for siblings when parents died in the worldwide influenza outbreak of 2020.   Had one leg that was shorter than the other (birth defect and almost blind without glasses, all fixed by the Outfitters)   Read a lot of history and loves mathematics.