John West

The first extraterrestrial human to be born on Terra. Home-schooled by Templar, he left the organization in 1997 citing management issues and took the Daedalus with him.

John is an incredibly talented Navigator, having received the gene from both of his parents along with a heaping helping of finely-tuned energy field sensitivity from his mother. A combination of natural ability and years of practice have made him one of the fastest FTL operators on record. He uses this ability to run a freight service, ferrying art and cultural artifacts from the Terran Annex to clients all over civilization, typically returning with heaps of electronics, designer clothing, small arms and ammunition.

While not listed in any database, John West is technically an A series Addicaine, having been genetically augmented in utero using the same techniques and source DNA as the rest of the A series. His description of Navigational ability being hereditary does not reflect this – possibly a deliberate omission on his part.

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