This article originally appeared in the September 2015 issue.
Lock Thormadon 7C5926 Age 22 Cr900
1 Term Navy (Petty Officer 3rd Class)
Mechanical-2, Engineering-1, Handgun-1, Liaison-1, Medical-1
AutoPistol, Vacc Suit (TL F), First Aid Kit
Member, Travellers’ Aid Society
Lock Thormadon is 6’ 1” (185cm) tall and masses 187 lb. (85kg). He is average looking, has shoulder length blond hair worn in a ponytail, and blue eyes.
Thormadon is the second son of a lumberjack from the outback of Moran (2924 Spinward Marches). Apart from being taught the three Rs by his parents he has had no formal education.
At the age of 14 he was expected to work at the mill. He had his best times when driving the wood to the starport where he would enjoy himself with what money he had. Compared to the mill the starport was a wonder to the backwater boy. Being in the starport exposed him to the potential of what was on offer in the universe, although what he saw was effectively denied to him. He longed for more knowledge and when he reached the age of 18 he applied to attend University on Mora and was almost immediately, and not surprisingly, turned down. Having had enough of outback life and wanting better opportunities he made his way to the starport where he walked straight up to the Naval base’s recruiting station and signed up.
Thormadon spent his three years of active service aboard destroyers and escorts patrolling the frontiers of the Imperium. He enjoyed the travelling and the exposure to new and varied cultures, although his lack of education and naivety caused him to be the butt of many a practical joke. His abilities saw him promoted quickly through the ranks, slowly moving his way to frontier with the Extents. In his last year of service he was assigned to the ship captioned by Baron Rory Furminger as a Petty Officer 3rd Class. In this position he found that his lack of education was a hindrance to the paperwork that he had to perform. His assessments started to reflect the fact that he was having trouble with the paperwork and at the end of his first term the Navy let him go. His saving grace was his work performance on the Baron’s ship. While his reports were not good his performance in his job was exemplary. Following the death of the ship’s doctor in a corsair raid it fell to Thormadon to save the life of the Baron.
Having been forced to leave the Navy, Thormadon was happy to accept the Baron’s offer to be an aide in his new job. Membership of the Travellers’ Aid Society was arranged so he might accompany the Baron on his task. Thormadon uses his untrained intelligence and his acquired skills to help the Baron in any way he can. Thormadon has an ability to look at a problem differently than educated people would, and surprises people by asking questions and providing answers that others just don’t come up with or every think of. He is immensely loyal to the Baron for the opportunity that has been offered to him and is attempting to improve himself so he might be better able to serve the Baron. To this end he practices auto-pistol with the Baron on a regular basis and is undertaking a correspondence course to improve his education. Being in regular contact with the Vargr, Thormadon is picking up their ways and language. He has an effective Charisma of 5, and is starting to speak Gvegh, although he could not be said to be fluent.