Time. A Periclitatus Species.
Pirate of the Slipstream
Pirate King Holmes is grim fellow. The scars on his body tell a story of suffering and hardship. He is the most wanted pirate on Phaeron. He comes from parts unknown. More than likely the son of gypsies, bandits, or pirates. His crew, the Departed, is the toughest band of what are mostly men. Some are more beast than man. Some hardly have enough flesh left to even be considered man. All are obsessed with cloud breaking. A sport that involves augmenting some sort of equipment with the arcane rocks to enable it and the user to fly. Holmes wears a pair of spurs on his boots that allow him to lock himself to it. These spurs are unique in that only one pair was created and in the cloud breaker underground the wearer is considered to be the best and cannot deny a challenge for the spurs. Only a crew like this could have successfully stolen the Phaeron Military Alliance’s fastest airship. Most fear him so much, the law enforcement just turns the other way, so long as he doesn’t cause trouble. He tends to be fairly civil when docked, looking only to take a break from the high stakes life he lives and listen to some of the rumors from his many contacts. The military has many reasons to take him and his crew into custody, among them his knowledge of the “Beyond.” The Beyond is what the locals call the area behind the wall. It’s said he survived for more that a week in the Beyond after stealing the G.E.C.O.E.(Gyroscopic Enthalpy Conversion Operation Engine)airship. Eventually the military had to call off the search. Their losses… in the thousands. Not one ship even touched down. How Holmes survived for a week when an entire military failed to even make the voyage remains a mystery. The knowledge he possesses could prove invaluable to the government, corporations, and anyone seeking life in the Beyond.