Lord-Captain Finn had been the naval administrator of Port Echo for more than two-hundred years. He requested the transfer to this mostly-forgotten station, a request which baffled his peers. Once esconced, however, he proceeded to make Port Echo a …
Surma has lived all her life on Port Echo, as did her parents, grandparents, etc. all the way back to the original naval officers who were stationed there when it was commissioned during the Angevin Crusade nearly two thousand years ago. Life on floating …
Gant / Roan
Gant was once one of Port Echo's premiere information brokers, spending much of his time in the shrine to St. Vidicus the Forlorn, which he had turned into a hub for the information trade at Port Echo. Gant's particular specialty was the subversion of the …
Mother Superior Katalina is an inveterate gossip and runs an extensive information network of acolytes out of her abbey in Port Echo. She is the highest ranking (and only) official Ecclesiarchy representative on the station. She is subject to pious …
Toby was the lowest-ranking member of the extended network of shady brokers and dealers in the organized Cold Trade of Port Echo. As a result, he was the most public contact person for the network, and the most exposed to reprisal.
He has been …
"Li" is a human broker for the sinister Children of Thorns. He sells mysterious xenos artifacts on behalf of his benefactors as part of Port Echo's Cold Trade. The artifacts he sells are powerful, but always come at a significant price. Still, the greedy, …
Tanya Vir handles big-ticket or high-priority negotiations on behalf of the Flamel Dynasty on Port Echo. What this means is that she overwhelmingly handles Flamel's Cold Trade connections.
When the Council of Nine fell, Vir was thrown to the Inquisition …
Starling is an old and storied dynasty that has almost ceased to exist. Their fortunes were so low, their creditors so numerous, that most other Rogue Traders have assumed that the dynasty went bankrupt years ago.
The Starling Dynasty is experiencing a …
Of Lord-Captain Finn's two subordinates, one could be excused for presuming they held equivalent power. After all, the administration of a station as vast as Port Echo puts all sorts of dangerous information in the hands of one man. Angelo, however, does …
Jeremiah White represented the Lys Syndicate, a sector-spanning trade empire with interests in a wide range of goods and services, specializing mostly in finished manufactured goods, technological devices, and transportation services. The Void Star, the …
Kalyani oversees the small staff of employees of Dynasty Lin left on Port Echo to arrange emporium space for any wealth that her mistress may bring out of the Licenian subsector. She is often accompanied by a strange, silent man who guards her without …
Demetrious Starbourne was left on Port Echo with a sizeable staff to arrange emporium space and trade contracts for "when" his cousin finally claims the long-lost title of Lord-Captain of the Starbourne Dynasty. He has a personal bodyguard of a dozen men …
Ferro is the Factotum of the somewhat enigmatic Haram Dynasty of Rogue Traders. He was left on Port Echo with minimal staff to arrange emporium space and trade contracts for whatever wealth his Dynasty might bring out of the Licenian subsector. Ferro …
The Vain Chartist Enterprise is a complex network of ships and chartist captains who transport goods throughout the Ixaniad sector. It is unusual for a trade network of this size to still be owned and controlled by a single man, but Vain has pulled it off …
Li'Niss is the Stryxis who engaged Epsilon Cell as they sought to explore the black markets of Port Echo's Gray Holds. It is obsequious, cunning, disturbing, and very very polite.
Celine was a top operative and occasional assassin for Lord-Captain Finn of Port Echo, and a rival to Surma. When Surma was selected as Mistress of Commerce, and ultimately as Finn's heir, Celine was bitter. Nevertheless, she continued to engage in highly- …
Aletheia was a well-kept secret for most of her life. Sadly, Lord-Captain Finn knew about her, and so after bonding with a halo device, had her abducted by his client Navigator House as bargaining leverage to put Surma once more under his control. The …
Elizabeth Starling negotiates on behalf of her brother, the Lord-Captain of their dynasty, when he is otherwise unavailable. She is skilled in etiquette and negotiation.
Cyrus DeLeon is a merchant-factor for the Lys consortium. When his predecessor and boss, Jeremiah White, was unexpectedly assassinated, Cyrus was shocked and surprised to discover all manner of shady contracts that White had entered into, including very …
She was handed over to the Black Ships as part of preventing a terrible scandal from touching her noble family's reputation. Whether she still bears a grudge against her family, nobility in general, or the Imperium is quite difficult to determine because …