Derrick Osu

Name: Derrick Osu
Age: 34
Race: Human
Homeworld: "Barren" (vacuum)
Current Class: Scout (Surveyor) Rank 1
Former Classes: Merchant (Free Trader) Rank 1

Str 6
Dex 7
End 7
Int 6
Edu 7
Soc 5

Broker 0
Comms 0
Drive (Mole) 0
Investigate 1
Medic 0
Navigation 1
Persuade 0
Pilot (Spacecraft) 1
Steward 1
Streetwise 1
Trade (Metalworking) 0
Vacc Suit 1
Gun Combat (Slug Pistol) 1

Flak Armour: Rating 6, 2 kg
Stunstick: 1d6 + 3d6 Stun, -1P/0C, 0.5 kg
Snub Pistol: 3d6;3, -1P/0C/0S/-2M/-4L/xVL, 0 kg
Medkit (TL 8), 8 kg
Surveying Kit, 12 kg

Associations: 1 Enemy (some arms researcher)

Derrick spent his entire life in the bubble cities of the planet colloquially named "Barren". Only the mining crews had reason to venture outside further than the starport, but occasionally he had cause to don a vacc suit and have dealings with an approaching spaceship, rare that they were. He was able to pick up a moderate amount of spacefaring lore from these excursions. From the miners returning home, he saw commerce in action, and as the years grew and he had to justify his Oxygen allotment, he learned various odd trades to make himself useful.
Getting off the planet was a nice goal for someone stuck on a rather boring planet with no room for advancement, but it was not an all-consuming urge. Ending up in space was just the way the cards played out. A ship needed a trader to help keep the books straight so that they could focus on the more ship-bound aspects of running their ship, and he was the best man for the job at the time.
Time in space gave him new experience and new skills to acquire lest he be ground under by the galaxy at large. His perseverance in the face of a serious legal tangle that befell the ship he was working on garnered him the gratitude of the crew, which came in handy when an accident on board the ship grounded the crew and left Derrick bed-ridden for a few months. Cashing out, Derrick set his sights elsewhere.
Most recently, Derrick has lent his services to a surveyor vessel, examining potentially mineral-rich worlds for colonization (his life spent on Barren giving him some insight into the process). As a result, Derrick has gotten to know his way around the Compass-class Scout ships they use. While Derrick was serving on this ship, the crew answered a distress call from a freighter that had suffered a recent disaster. Derrick attempted to provide medical aid to a woman, but could not successfully save her. Her husband could do nothing but watch her die. While the incident was just another unfortunate moment in galactic life for Derrick, the husband, a prominent weapons researcher, developed a grudge against Derrick, blaming him for the wife's death. Derrick didn't even have cause to remember the man's name, though, and if this doctor has decided to use his considerable influence to make life harder for Derrick, Derrick hasn't noticed.

On the whole, Derrick is a nice, rugged guy, albiet slightly grating when he's either excessively curious or a little too naive about something he doesn't know enough about yet (or when he gets into one of his adventurous moods…). He's also well-rounded enough to make himself useful in a variety of situations, including medical assistance, in addition to his experience as a trader with a background dealing with mineral resources. However, he can be subtly greedy in his dealings with others. He'll be nice about it, but if you want his services, he wants his money, and "I'm totally good for it" isn't good enough.

Career History:

Merchants (Free Trader):
Embroiled in Legal Trouble (Investigate 1)
Lived the high live for a while (+1 DM to 1 benefit)
Injury forced me to leave, collected 61000 in Benefit

Scout (Surveyor):
Failed Medic roll, made Enemy

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