Age 38 from a Vacuum Asteroid world
Assets: 120,000 credits, 2 ship shares, 1 weapon, 1 armor
Str: 4 (-1)
Dex: 15 (1)
Int: 9 (+1)
Edu: 3 (-1)
Soc: 2 (-2)
Athletics (Coordination) 0
Gunner (Turrets) 1
Gunner (Screens) 1
Gun Combat (Slug Pistol) 1
Gun Combat (Energy Pistol) 2
Melee (Blades) 1
Pilot (Spaceship) 1
Vacc Suit 0
Rival – First mate – now Pirate Andre – stole his ship.
Lester was born on an asteroid to a nurse and a spacer. The medical station was the only area where there was breathable air, so he lived there most of his early years, but any time he wanted to leave the children’s ward, where his first memories took place, he needed to wear a vac suit. His father ran off before his mother knew she was pregnant, so he never knew the man. Mom did her best for him, but there was an outbreak in the medical facility when he was eight, and she fell ill and died. Now a fatherless orphan, Lester became a ward of the station. The facility lacked the funds to provide much for him. He stowed away on a passing space ship and ran away.
He bounced around from ship to ship, space station to station, planet to planet, never staying in one place long enough to be noticed as anything more than a transient visitor. His education was pretty much non-existent, but he survived to adulthood.
When he was eighteen, he stowed away on a ship that turned out to belong to pirates. That was almost the end of him, but the pirate captain asked why his life should be spared, and Lester said “Please,” – it was the ‘Please’ that intrigued Roberts – “Please, I know where there’s a shipment of gold bars.”
This lead to Lester’s first impressive heist. He then found himself part of a pirate crew.
He was introduced into the criminal underworld and more impressive heists were conducted, including one particularly amazing one looting Colony First with the inside help of Vivian.
He met a girl – well, an older woman, really – and impressed her too with his rakish good looks and excellent dexterity. Roberts retired and left Lester in charge. All would have been great with the world if his first mate hadn’t run off with his ship.
But that was fine. Charlotte wanted him to come with her to some random colony she’d been hired to work on.