Sketch: Chief Marden's Refuge
Crew Chief Anastis Marden is a veteran of the Iyari Imperial Navy and the epitome of the "salty old sailor" archetype. His main claim to fame is serving as crew chief aboard the LSA 3517, the ship that carried Colonel Kendi's strike force during the Jarra Raid nearly 12 years ago. He retired from the Navy 2 years later. He had planned to settle down on a veterans' homestead on the Denas III agricultural colony, but the death of his wife and both of his children in a tragic aerospace shuttle accident, on their way to join him, left him distraught and unable to make a home anyplace for long. He took to wandering, taking short term jobs on one ship or another until an old friend asked him to help keep a certain special young Merchant Marine Officer's Academy graduate away from trouble. The young and rather ragtag crew of the IMV Freedom's Promise soon became a second family to the old Chief, though it's often hard to see just how much he worries about his inexperienced charges behind his impressive gray mustache, steely blue eyes and almost invariably disapproving expression.
The IMV Freedom's Promise Summary Sheet: