"Good morning sir/ma'am, it's nice to meet you. My name is George Stallengrant, I'm a realtor." -George's traditional greeting
Age: 33 (8/15)
Faction: Jade Hand
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George has been described as a "sharp profiteer," an "honorable man of business," and a "cutthroat corporate thief," depending on who one would talk to. The rabbit heads a real estate business, Stallengrant Realty. His airship, a barracuda named "Prosperity," is outfitted with the proper supplies and employees to serve as a moving business office.
The Prosperity is a relatively rare sight around the RnP skylet. Mr. Stallengrant believes himself to be above the place. Harumph.
Mr. Stallengrant is really all about his work. Ever since he's taken on the family business, he's focused almost exclusively on ensuring that it continued to thrive. His personal relationships, romantic or otherwise, have thus fallen to the wayside, in favor of profit. However, as a realtor, he must practice putting on a good face for his customers and partners. As such, he can come off as quite agreeable and friendly in conversation, even if his only reason for being so is to gain your business.
However, he has always remained very close to his family connections. George keeps in contact with his mother and father, Katherine and Jonathan Stallengrant, as well as his sister Kaylee Stallengrant. He can be exceedingly protective of the latter when he feels as if she's in a bad spot, but for the most part, the two let eachother do as they please. Their personalities have developed divergently, so it might be for the best, really.
George has a habit of dressing nicely, even when it's unecessary. He's rarely seen without at least a dress shirt on, and otherwise, tends to wear a suit, tie, and slacks. His fur is an off-white, with little shade of brown mixed into it in the odd spot here or there, and his brown hair is cut short and kept immaculate.
The elder Stallengrants weren't the most successful of people. They relied entirely on the income from Stallengrant Realty, and that was relatively spotty, since the business itself was rather small at the time, and very reliant on market trends. However, they were hardly poor, and could afford to send their two children off to college. George, at the time, was a relatively aloof character, but he picked up courses in business regardless. After his graduation, his father decided that he should have a larger hand in helping out his family, and gave him a bit of control over Stallengrant Realty.
George then proceeded to nearly run the business to the ground. After realizing that his actions might have stripped the family of their only source of income, at a time when Kaylee was almost ready to go to college and almost didn't because of it, he began to take things much more seriously. No more fooling around, just business. From that point on, he's used his sharp sense of the market to help expand Stallengrant Realty into a relatively well known enterprise, spanning most of the Skytopian skylands.
-Kaylee Stallengrant (sister)
-Jonathan Stallengrant (father)
-Katherine Stallengrant (mother)
-Matthew Cormac (pilot and navigator)
Species: Fennec Fox
Age: 20 (6/09)
Faction: Jade Hand
"So, err, what do you think?" -Kaylee, after playing a piece
Age: 22 (9/23)
Kaylee, George's sister, is a pianist by trade. Unlike her brother, Kaylee never had an interest in business, though she was always very interested in musical pursuits. At the moment, she's working at a blues bar in the R&P skylet's town as a pianist and a waiter, depending on which is needed the most. Her craft, a Marauder named the "Accelerando," is used mainly to get her around between gigs, and not for much else.
Kaylee's personality has developed almost exactly in opposition to her brother's. While George is all business and work, Kaylee focuses more on her personal life. Financial success isn't as big a deal to her, so long as she is happy with her friends and family. Recently, her old perky and cheerful personality has taken on a more subdued tone. In general, however, she remains a warm and friendly girl, if, maybe a bit quiet.
Again, unlike George, she has grown somewhat distant from her family over the years. Regardless, she keeps in contact with George, who in turn keeps her parents updated on her status.
Kaylee tends to dress modestly, but flatteringly, toeing the line between casual and formal. The rabbit's fur is a very pure white, though her ears are tipped with black. Her brown, shoulder length hair lies straight.
Kaylee was forced into her studies from a younger age than George. She was put down at a piano and told to learn, given books and told to read, and groomed for "success" from a young age. However, while she did comply, she never found interest in anything but the piano, which she would often spend hours at each day, neglecting her other work, which both frustrated her parents and made them proud.
After George's financial flop, Kaylee nearly didn't get a chance to go to college. However, rather than do so as her parents might have expected, she used the money that would have gone to her education in something more "intellectual," as the elder Stallengrants described it, to attend flight school and buy a plane. In her family, it was not a popular decision, to say the least. However, Kaylee wanted freedom, and she used her newfound freedom of movement to find a place to settle down in and ply her musical trade. At George's recommendation, she discovered the R&P skylet.
Since then, she has developed some strong relationships on the skylet and changed considerably since the year she arrived.
-George Stallengrant (brother)
-Jonathan Stallengrant (father)
-Katherine Stallengrant (mother)
-Lena Draw (close friend)
"There are some things bigger than family/my life/etc." -Hau Long to Blake Spencer
Age: 24 (12/05)
Faction: Azure League
Hau is a researcher.
"M'name's Franklin Daniels, 'm a trader, really. Here, ye can look a' my logbook if ye wan'." -Slivoh Sherman lying through his teeth to some unlucky authority figure.
Species: Tabby Cat
Age: 27 (1/13)
Slivoh is a self-admitted terrible person at heart. He steals, kills, maims, threatens, blackmails, anything to keep him alive and with food in his stomach the next day. In short, he's a pirate, and a relatively notorious one at that. At the moment, he's going by the alias of "Franklin Daniels," trying to stay alive and healthy, and having some notable trouble accomplishing that.
Slivoh is loathe to let others know too much about him, or to form any close ties to anybody who isn't a part of his crew, or to show any signs of an exploitable weakness. A naturally good liar, he tends to weave a web of deceits and lies in public for his own protection. "Franklin Daniels," his alias, tends to be relatively pleasant, if maybe a bit quiet and reserved.
Slivoh himself is admittedly selfish, and isn't afraid to hurt others to get what he wants, through whatever means are convenient. He's by no means a paragon of morality, nor is he a "Robin Hood"-esque character. His continual trouble with the law and other enemies has made him perpetually suspicious and on edge.
Both Slivoh and Franklin are quite given to sarcastic remarks.
Slivoh's fur is mottled oranges and yellows, as usual for a tabby, with a dark brown mess of hair. He wears a leather flight jacket and worn jeans, which serve to conceal his weaponry. He has two extremely recognizable scars - the first is that half of his right hand, his pinky and ring fingers and part of his palm, are missing, having been cut off by the propeller of a plane. The second is a jagged scar running up from the left corner of his mouth to his cheekbone, coming from a misfired gun.
Slivoh's history is notably vague whenever he tells it. However, his actual past is recorded here.
Slivoh was born "Silvester Rawling" into a poor and dysfunctional family on Luz. His father, an ermine named Alexander Rawling, and mother, a cat, at the time named Diane Rawling, bickered constantly, and split apart when he was only six. He lived with his mother from there on out.
Diane Sherman was hardly adept at financial affairs, nor was she particularly abstinent in regards to vices, and she would often use what little money the two had to satisfy her desires, leaving Silvester with next to nothing for food and clothing. Silvester Sherman would begin working whatever jobs he was allowed to perform around the age of ten in order to gather enough pocket change to feed himself and his mother. The two tended to hop from Skyland to Skyland with alarming frequency in pursuit of rumors of easy wealth or job opportunities. Not one of the rumors turned out fruitfully for them.
Eventually, the thought occured to him that he would do better without this nagging old drunk hanging around him all the time and leeching off of him. So, at the age of thirteen, Silvester adopted the moniker "Slivoh" and ran away with what meager posessions he had and all of the money he could find in their run down house, requesting transport to Phillipia, where he thought that maybe he could start out fresh.
Still, the world of Skytopia is harsh to a young one, and for the longest time, he found no more success than his mother did, and had to resort to theft to fulfill his needs. However, one day, he met with an enterprising man named Captain Hart. Full of ambition, he aimed to become a pirate of the highest calibre, and needed a crew to do so. Without much else to do, Slivoh decided to sign on.
For over ten years, he's been flying the Halcyon, and hasn't once looked back at his life as a poor boy trying to scrape out a rut in life. Crew has come and gone, Captain Hart died from a serious dose of overconfidence, and the craft has seen many modifications and repairs, but it's stood the test of time, and Slivoh Sherman has become one of the most notorious independent pirates in the skies.
- Alexander Rawling (father, deceased?)
- Diane Rawling (mother, deceased?) - Malcolm Shepherdson (Mechanic)
- Kathleen Dubin (Diplomat, deceased)
- Lilah Artimus (Crew and Mutineer, deceased)
- Dragan Petrovich (Navigator, resigned)
- Xethos Borgenwelch ("Employer")
- Chakide van Gunari ("Employee")
- Elvara Ignatius (Shaky Alliance)
http://i.imgur.com/pZ0jy.jpg - Richard Cussler
http://i.imgur.com/DR4gT.png - color by Naes Draw
http://imgur.com/Ui2IK - by Evelyn Hatfield
http://i.imgur.com/625cq.jpg - Richard Cussler