|Spencer William Franklin V|
|Current Placement:||Terraforming Team|
|Vocal Reference:||"Just show me to the cargo bay and lock the door behind you."|
Build and Skin Color: Spencer William Franklin is an aging laborer, and it shows in his very stature. Slightly on the tall side, but still thick in the waist– Spencer's former rippling musculature has been replaced with fat over the last few years. His almost orange, darkened tan has faded to a slightly dark olive tone. His once broad shoulders, while still firm, have lost the thick toned look they had nearly a decade ago.
Eyes and Facial Features: Although he's aged well, Spencer's skin has taken a very leathery texture and his eyes have recently developed crow's feet. A short, upswept nose with a scar across his left nostril sits between dark green eyes. His sharp smile reveals perfectly cared-for teeth. A small chinstrap style beard and a narrow soul patch give his face a pointed look. Despite his perfect teeth and winning smile, Spencer is typically seen in a scowling frown. So much so, that his face seems permanently that way.
Ears: Spencer maintains a single silver loop earring in his right ear.
Hair Color and Style: Spencer's hair has always been a curly brown mess. As he's passed forty, a small amount of wiry gray hair seems to have woven through his sideburns and crown.
Distinguishing Features: There are several burn-scars on his left arm and hand, excepting a single band the size of a ring on his ring-finger.
Personality: From the tender age of five, Spencer was an explorer at heart. He mapped out his neighborhood in the slums of Funky City, mapped out sections of the nature reserve where his parents took him as a child in Roger Wilco. With the curiosity of a cat and the tenacity of small rodents, Spencer always found himself getting into and out of trouble. His temperament is usually loud and jovial– never in fear of criticism or reprimand. Spencer will often share vulgar opinions he holds on various types of people with no fear of judgement what-so-ever. Within this seemingly tough exterior lies one sensitivity: Spencer is cruelly secretive about his past and extremely defensive to any who asks him what he was doing during his years as a professional criminal.
Marshall William Franklin IV (Uncle): Killed in a mafia police raid in YE 14 in Funky City, Spencer William Franklin IV (Father): Killed by mafiosi in a police raid in YE 14 in Funky City, Angel Franklin (Mother): Died of an infectious disease in YE 31, Lucy Martin (Sister-in-law): Married to Spencer's estranged half-brother Elijah-Hezekiah Jeremiah Martin, Elijah-Hezekiah Jeremiah Martin (Half-brother): Estranged older half-brother, the result of a brief attempt by his mother to move on after her husband's death.
Spencer grew up on Nepleslia, in Funky City. As a child, he wanted to be a police officer more than anything else. He idolized his father and uncle, two officers who were the crutch of their community. The small slummy neighborhood Spencer grew up in offered him ample room to play and grow. Spencer's heroes, Spencer Sr. and Marshall missed one of his birthday parties one year to assist in a raid of a known Black Syndicate supplier. They never returned from that raid, and to this day Spencer has not been fond of police officers or mobsters.
At nineteen, Spencer had grown tired of living in the slums and fearing both sides of the law. He enlisted with the crew of a mining freighter. He worked on the ship for most of his life, developed alcohol and gambling problems. He participated in smuggling operations aboard the freighter and on more than one occasion ejected law-enforcement officials from airlocks. He missed his mother's failed second marriage, the birth of his half-brother, the marriage of his half-brother, and very nearly the death of his mother. When she was diagnosed by a doctor as incurable, however; Spencer returned home. He stood by her bed during her last days and they caught up. She shared the last few years of her life with him and he regaled her with tales of mining asteroids and remote moons. As his mother uttered her last words, a message arrived informing him of the untimely fate of his ship as well as his fellow crewmen aboard. With no job, and no worthwhile family to speak of, Spencer cruised on his savings for a while. He bought a small house on Nepleslia Prime and a few nice guns, only to find his account dwindling after only a year. Twenty years of labor with no savings.
Spencer the sought employment with Origin Industries, hoping to this time advance enough to save up and move back to his home on Nepleslia Prime, all the while on the lookout for someone to spend his sunset years with (Now seemingly fast approaching.)
After a brief posting on the YSS Genesis, Spencer returned to Dawn Station to work in the mighty station's mailroom. He had a stint as a shipping handler, then as a freighter captain. Eventually, he took a hunting vacation on Ralt that left him temporarily disabled with a nasty leg-wound. When he was finally ready for work again, Origin made use of his materials-analysis skills and assigned him as the prospector for a Terraforming Team.
Spencer has spent years operating shuttles and mining trawlers, as well as utility Power Armors and construction vehicles. He knows his way in and out of complex transmissions and operation standards; it's even been said that 'if it's smaller than an apartment complex, Spence knows how to move it'.
Although he's not quite a technical genius, Spencer is no stranger to an exposed engine block. He's used to doing minor repairs and replacing parts on many machines. He can't do extensive work, but Spencer can get a broken vehicle up and running again in no-time flat.
As a former miner, Spencer knows his rocks inside and out. He's worked with ferrous materials and gas harvesting machines. His time as a miner taught him what kinds of things can have value, and what materials those things can be made of.
Having a brief stint as a criminal taught Spencer to use handguns somewhat accurately, and how to take a punch like a champ. While he's not exactly a prize fighter or an expert marksman; Spencer has been in his fair share of fist-fights and shoot-outs.
Being on an independent vessel, Spencer was often required to make on-he-fly adjustments or replacements to parts used on and around the ship. Combining his innate sense for materials and his knowledge of repair techniques, Spencer is adequate at creating impromptu replacements for commonly used parts.
The human body is very similar to a machine in the way it works, and as someone who routinely fixes machines, Spencer isn't entirely useless in a medical emergency. He's not capable of surgery or complex diagnosis; but Spencer's steady hand can create one hell of a field suture.
Spencer is a decent guitarist, capable of playing many chords and rhythms. He's learned a bit since he first picked up the instrument years ago, but he still considers himself quite the student.
Spencer William Franklin V has the following items:
*1 datapad, rubberized case, for supply work
Spencer William Franklin V is currently an employee of Origin Industries.
|6000 DA||Starting Funds|
44 isn't exactly old, but I think he's one of the oldest active characters on the site, if not THE. Anyway, I want to join Genesis and Social it up with the OI boys. Please approve this character, like you have all my others!