This is the second character spotlight from Transmission. This time it falls on Sebastian.
Sebastian Charles Devlin was into wealth and privilege on the the Branson corporation homeworld, Highgate.
Descended from the elite of the corporate world he had to be the best - in school, in performance, in every part of his life. School was intense, his expectations towering and with this he developed an all or nothing approach if he needed to get something done he did it, if something was worthwhile to him then he makes use of it. That was the social cut-throat environment that shaped him.
Trying to make a name for himself he took up a place among the corporations deal brokers, pushing himself and others to make sure he came out on top and realizing that sabotage was just another tactic to getting your best footing to climb the corp ladder.
He pushed to make sure colony ships were put in place and when he put together a big enough deal he would go out personally as the company man to make sure it was done right. On one such resource management trip he encountered a stowaway young engineer, and intervened to prevent security from executing her on the spot. A calculated move, ensuring a clearly able and resourceful asset was kept close at hand. This turned out to be remarkably prescient as part way through the journey he saw his plans unravelling when a shipboard detonation took out a chunk of the engine room and threatened to bring the entire ship down. With the ships engineer fatally wounded in the explosion, subsequently discovered to be deliberate sabotage, the youth was on hand to jury rig repairs and avert a complete financial disaster.
Sebastian is adept at repurposing resources that others deem no longer useful into productive members of special projects. In particular he has built up a network of contacts within Branson's expeditionary forces , ensuring that those dishonorably discharged are found suitable positions within private contracts and paramilitary security where they can still be useful. A number of protracted off world negotiations have ended in Branson's favour following targeted direct actions utilising redeployed former military assets.
Now he has lost Translation and quantum communications with a major investment, so he has pulled the resources he needs together aboard the MCS Kraken ready for the translation window to open up again so he can make sure that his investment is protected...