So I’ll throw these out as just things I was noodling with, in case they inspire any ideas among others, possible synergies, etc. I’m not going to go into actual builds yet. (Insert standard caveat that I could play of these or something altogether different, y’know?)
A. Xeno Muscle who always has a big smile on his face because he just lurves him a brawl. Loyal to the crew but undisciplined, racial traits that led to his people’s near-genocide at the hands of Guild fungus miners. He’s intentionally come to the Procyon sector because of race myths that his people came from the Hantu gate (and settled faaaar from it); he’s just hanging out until it’s opened again so he can find more of them.
Fun, trouble-making (and -fixing), with hooks to longer-range stuff. Probably the one I’m most interested in, short- or long-term.
B . Ex-Noble Muscle, impeccably dressed and well-spoken (such that folk think he’s the Speaker of the group). Big game hunter in his youth, thrown out of the Legion in a still-sealed scandal, professional duelist until that generated too much heat, now out on the fringe looking for [TBD]. Usually angry and resentful of his fate, but always proper about it.
First one I came up with, a bit more grim, possibly a bit too Alycia.
C. Crazy Mystic, the little old man who you really hope won’t engage you in conversation, but who’s a lot more attuned to the Way than folk think. Says a lot of non sequiturs that may not be. Actually has a plan to [TBD], but has hooked up with this crew out of a strong sense of destiny. Or is that density? Always get those two mixed up. Probably has an interesting past, if he only told the same story twice.
Plenty of comic relief, and useful, though the Way rules feel dauntingly vague
D. Young Mechanic, girl, focus on hacking (or maybe bot building), possibly augmented herself (former Guild protege). Searching for her twin sister, really not inclined to a life of crime and violence, but she’s found some folk who can keep her safe and help her move around during her search, so she’ll do what she can.
Vaguest concept, some possible moral dilemma fodder, just another one that keeps coming back to me as a possibility.