Notable Humans

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Overview

This is a page dedicated to notable Humans across the Orion Spur. These are the most influential and important individuals whose actions sway the galaxy and its history at large.

The Trasen Family

The top of the food chain, the Trasen family’s status is legendary on the galactic scale. Virtually everybody has heard of them, and their monopoly over Phoron and stranglehold over Tau Ceti has raised them to be the most influential and powerful individuals in Human history.

Miranda Trasen

Birthdate : 25 March, 2413

Wealth beyond belief is hardly the characterizing trait of Miranda Trasen, who alone has held together the Phoron monopoly for the years after her father’s death in 2443. Maintaining a strong public image is among her greatest efforts, to grand success - the “good deeds” of NanoTrasen have spread word across Human space like wildfire since her rise to power. This is of course in desperation to mend the shattered reputation of NanoTrasen amongst the Frontier worlds that have come to despise the megacorporation, though whether the wealthiest woman alive has better aspirations than exploiting them is up for debate. Miranda has managed to establish footholds in the Coalition of Colonies’ space itself, branching out far and wide across the galaxy.

Miranda’s insistence on an outwards-facing smile has not kept her corporation out of a negative light, and weekly scandals are bound to be numerous for something so enormous. Nor has it managed to keep the press out of her daily dealings. Every move made outside of protected corporate property is tracked incessantly, with each step into new territories being either celebrated or rued with the public at large. Reasonably, Miranda can rarely be seen outside of the highest echelons of the corporation’s most secure facilities and ships with this in mind.

Nathan Trasen

Birthdate : 18 July, 2416

Part of the Trasen family, Nathan Trasen also holds a high-ranking position in NanoTrasen. Unlike his cousin, Nathan has the fortune of not being in the spotlight-- but, despite this, he always puts on his best smile in public, almost unsettlingly so. Responsible for the security of the entire corporation, Nathan knows everything that goes on in the company. He is the man behind recent reforms to NanoTrasen’s station security forces, which were previously regarded as second-rate to their competitors in the Eridani Private Military Company and Idris Incorporated. However, Nathan has continued to employ contractors aboard NanoTrasen’s security stations for security purposes, and is known to maintain friendly relations with the Chief Security Officers of other megacorporations.

Melissa Trasen

Birthdate : 14 October, 2443

Melissa Trasen is the media personality of the Trasen family, with frequent appearances on the ETX Network. A widely recognized celebrity in human and even Federation space, Melissa is - according to the Mendell City Bugle - the Orion Spur’s youngest trillionaire. Melissa is the largest stockholder in WetSkell from the Trasen family, a factoid that Miranda prefers to keep hidden from members of the Big Five. Her NanoTrasen-brand fashion and cosmetics conglomerate known as Wear Like Melissa, constructed with the assistance of Idris Incorporated (which, admittedly, takes most of its profits), has proven to be wildly successful in the Republic of Biesel and has contributed to her becoming the Spur’s youngest trillionaire.

Xavier Trasen (2325-2443)

Birthdate: 5 May, 2325 Death: December 1, 2443

Xavier Trasen, at a young age, went on to shape the progression of humanity and many others by forming the gene therapy company of Nanotrasen. From there, Nanotrasen began to rapidly broaden it's horizons. Chemistry, cloning, medical-care, arms productions, botanical research, and xeno-archaeology, under his arm NanoTrasen began to overshadow other companies and rivals with it's rapid progression and development. Xavier would die the galaxy's richest man, passing on his position to his daughter, Miranda Trasen.

Big Five

Known commonly as the “Big Five,” these are the chief executives of the megacorporations, and without a doubt the richest people in the galaxy aside from the Trasens.

Titanius Aeson

Birthdate : 12 May, 2430

An odd case amongst megacorps, the “Fighting Titan” of Hephaestus Industries is a former lower-level foreman on a Hephaestus orbital platform that has, through dedication and cunning, worked his way up to the top of Hephaestus. Aeson is a respected, and slightly feared, figure in Hephaestus that cuts an imposing figure at two meters and height and a build resembling one of Hephaestus’ G2 robots. A booming voice and infamous love of cigars contributes to Aeson’s reputation as a literal titan of industry. Aeson’s status as a man that rose from the ranks is why the modern Hephaestus Industries is viewed as one of the better companies to work for in the engineering sector, with significant benefits being given to retain workers and ensure even hazardous work is done.

Liqin Hsiao-Li

Birthdate: 16 August, 2354

One of the smartest living humans in the Orion Spur, Doctor Hsiao-Li secured her position as the head of Zeng-Hu Pharmaceuticals through ability rather than family relations, and has seen Zeng-Hu secure significant shares of the human and skrellian biotech markets under her watchful eye. Hsiao-Li has a reputation as an extremely strict woman, even amongst Zeng-Hu Pharmaceutical board members, that does not tolerate failure. This has worked wonders for the reputation of the company’s workers, as one screw-up is enough to get them fired, but has made Zeng-Hu Pharmaceuticals a much more stressful company to work for than its main competitor of NanoTrasen. However, should an employee show success, Hsiao-Li rewards it.

Noella Lopez-Zhang

Birthdate : 12 December, 2408

A genius researcher and cutthroat businesswoman, Dr. Lopez-Zhang is respected throughout Einstein Engines as the woman that saved the oldest megacorporation in the Orion Spur from utter destruction by radically restructuring the company in the mid-2400s. Under Lopez-Zhang’s steady leadership, Einstein has set about recovering much of its market share. Presently, it stands able to challenge NanoTrasen in several engineering fields and has become a major threat to Hephaestus Industries. Dr. Lopez-Zhang and Titanius Aeson are known to have an infamously sour relationship.

Alex Mason

Birthdate : 6 September, 2425

Known for their (seemingly) fantastic relationship with the Trasens, Alex Mason was brought into the Idris family at a young age and quickly became the heir to the chief executive position of Idris Incorporated with no clear rhyme or reason. While the family had ensured their own blood led the company for hundreds of years, the sudden change of heart was seen as a shock to the public when it ended up in Mason’s hands in 2453. Since then, the young man has made little change to the corporate structure - Idris is the same as it’s always been, while Mason sits on a fortune. He is known to be deceptive at heart, with a substantial record of holding up to Idris’ brutal business tactics.

Kazimir Boytsov

Birthdate : 2312

Kazimir Boytsov is chief among the most infamous arms manufacturers in the galaxy. Born in early 2312, they’re known for their wisdom in their age, and developed Necropolis Industries around in the view of his father. Loyal to his family’s agenda above all else, he seeks to guide the hand of conflicts in the Frontier - and any that may crop up between political entities - to turn out the maximum, most selfish profit possible. By no means an upstanding individual. In 2462, Boytsov fell into a coma - likely as a result of his old age - and was replaced by Dr. Lydumila Zavodskoi as CEO.

Lydumila Zavodskoi

Birthdate: 2398

Dr. Lydumila Zavodskoi rose to power as the CEO of Necropolis Industries following the entry of her predecessor into a coma. She has dramatically restructured the company away from Boytsov’s focus on genetics to concentrate primarily on arms development, with the aim of forcing Hephaestus Industries out of the arms market, and the expansion of IPC employees into every area of human space aside from the Empire of Dominia. The nature of her restructuring is so dramatic that she has opted to rename Necropolis to Zavodskoi Interstellar, in order to move away from Boytsov’s legacy. Dr. Zavodskoi herself is a private person, primarily working behind the scenes, but is said to be very shrewd and intelligent with a remarkable ability to play corporate politics. Interstellar observers worry that Dr. Zavodskoi may turn out to be as cutthroat, if not more so, than her predecessor when it comes to supplying conflict zones.

Republic of Biesel

These are individuals relevant to the Republic of Biesel.

President Joseph Dorn

Birthdate: 9 January, 2406

Current President of the Republic of Biesel, Dorn has led the small nation through a series of threats to its continued existence ranging from Lii’dra to the Sol Alliance Navy. While one of the most respected political figures in the young Republic, some are concerned that Dorn will not be able to maintain a firm hold on it considering its repeated disasters and extremely diverse population, and the Republic’s close connection to business interests such as NanoTrasen. In the upcoming election, he will doubtlessly face firm opposition. Only time will tell if President Dorn will keep his position despite criticisms of his recent handing of District Six and the Jargon Federation’s incursions into Biesel space.

Coalition of Colonies

These are individuals relevant to the Coalition of Colonies.

Chief Representative of the Coalition Reilly Sianne

Birthdate: 18 March, 2421

Formerly a farmhand on Xanu, Reilly is the first Chief Representative of the newly reformed Coalition of Colonies. A staunch Xanu proponent of trade, she has pushed for more anti-piracy patrols in the Coalition’s south, near Zaurghis, and has advocated that the Coalition should expand its influence into the neutral zone formally. Sianne is, furthermore, a proponent of more megacorporation presence in the Coalition - a stance that has brought her into conflict with some planets within the Coalition. Sianne’s personality is difficult to decipher, with almost all of her own time dedicated to expanding on her political career. She is seen as a shut-in in this regard, with little in the way of social connections - in part due to her being elevated to the position by external forces and plucked out of a once-peaceful rural town life in her childhood.

Iraiya, the Queen in Blue

Birthdate: Unknown

Sat upon the throne of the King’s Omen is the young Iraiya, known by the Scarabs and in the Frontier as the “Queen in Blue.” She is the descendent of Apollo Kagwa, the lone man who led the Scarabs to unification during the Lost Years. She is known for her excessive caution and compassion for her kin, embodying the Scarab superstition they are known for. To outsiders, she’s seen as ruthless and unforgiving, a trait that carries over to reflect on her entire fleet numbering in the billions. Since her childhood, she carried the ideology that a unified Humanity is the ultimate dream - hope, that individuals could live with one another in peace, guides her hand. In practice, it’s often an excuse to conquer and plunder the territories of those who disagree with her in immature and hypocritical tantrums.

First Speaker Marja-Leena Helminen

Birthdate: 18 November, 2417

Either the second or third most important person in the Coalition of Colonies, depending upon which person is asked, Doctor Helminen is the elected leader of the United Syndicates of Himeo and at times the greatest ally and worst enemy of Chief Representative Sianne. Unlike her counterpart on Xanu, Helminen has pushed against megacorporations having a further presence in the Coalition and believes that the Coalition should pursue closer relations with Elyra instead of formally expanding into the buffer zone near the Sol Alliance. She is also well-known as a major proponent of joint Coalition-Elyra anti-piracy efforts.

Eridani Corporate Federation

These are individuals relevant to the Eridani Federation.

The Board of Five

Headshot photo of Emanuel Alimayu, Chief Executive Officer of the Eridani Corporate Federation Executive Board. (artwork created by Sleepywolf)

Birthdate: N/A

While not a singular person, the Eridani Corporate Federation’s Board of Five represent some of the most powerful and influential entities in the Sol Alliance. The Board’s interests remain mostly shadowy, aside from being profit-focused. The Eridani Private Military Company, the largest PMC in the Orion Spur, ultimately answers directly to them and the non-aggression principle. NanoTrasen, much to its dismay, does not have a stake in the Board of Five - Einstein Engines, which controls two of the Five, has gone to great lengths to keep its main rival out of the Board.

Emanuel Alimayu

Birthdate: ???, 2418

Emaunel is an exceptional businessman and the epitome of a Eridanian "Corporate". Sitting as the current CEO of the "Board of Five" within the Eridani Corporate Federation as well as the Chairman of the Board for Sol Governance and Senator of the Epsilon Eridani region. Born on Oran and educated on Earth, Emanuel has a prodigious corporate career, starting as a Regional Sales Manager for Hephaestus Industries Emanuel has worked his way up the ranks to become the current CEO of the Eridani Federation.

Commander Filije Thiaw

Birthday: Circa 2395

Born a Dreg in the slums of Oran's underworld, Thiaw had absolutely nothing at birth. Her father is unknown, and her mother died of an overdose shortly after her daughter's birth. She grew up on the streets and found a family amongst a gang, until the age of eighteen - when they were captured by private military contractors. Her fellow dregs were written off as too far into gang life to be of use, but Thiaw was chosen to be reinstated and brought into the nascent Eagle Corp as a rank-and-file mercenary. Over the following decades, she has risen to be the Operations Commander of Eagle Corp through tenacity and hard work - and more than one extrajudicial killing. Commander Thiaw is the premier example of a reinstated Dreg, and is the wealthiest - and most powerful - former Eridanian Dreg in the Orion Spur. She has also been a major driving factor behind Eagle Corp's continued employment of Dregs.

Empire of Dominia

These are individuals relevant to the Empire of Dominia.

The Royal Family

Birthdate: N/A

The five members of the Dominian royal family, including the current Emperor, are the most important people in the Empire of Dominia despite their roots as commoners. Universally-loved throughout the young Empire, many of their subjects view them as the glue that works to hold the young Empire together following its violent origins. The Emperor and Empress are the most prominent members of Dominia's royalty, though the Crown Princess is extremely prominent in her own right with her charity work and interstellar diplomacy. The Crown Prince and the younger Princess are less well-known, but still well-regarded throughout the Empire.

Duchess Huiling Zhao, Grand Admiral of His Imperial Majesty’s Fleet

Birthdate: 30 September, 2416

The highest-ranking member of the Emperor of Dominia’s admiralty Grand Admiral Zhao, of the Order of the Golden Albatros, is considered to be one of the most influential members of Keeser’s Imperial Cabinet. A long-serving and well-respected naval officer, she has been a major driving force behind the Empire turning its attention abroad in recent years. She has also been key in politely shuffling House Khakhz out of much of its naval dominance, which has earned her some ire amongst the unathi houses of the Empire. She is a hated figure in the Coalition of Colonies, and is often viewed as a key symbol of Dominian imperialism abroad.

Serene Republic of Elyra

These are individuals relevant to the Republic of Elyra.

Prime Minister Rasheed Tatenda

Birthdate: 13 July, 2421

The victor in Elyra’s most recent elections, P.M. Tatenda is a sterling representative of what Elyra is to the greater frontier. He is a published phoron researcher with some combat experience under his belt as a result of service as a reserve officer, and maintains a good appearance despite his advancing age. While Tatenda does not have the best relationship with NanoTrasen, or megacorporations more generally, his government has seen a thawing of the NT-Elyra relationship due to NanoTrasen providing cardox to Elyra. However a full thaw remains unlikely, as Tatenda’s government retains bitterness over how long it took cardox shipments to begin. Tatenda’s government has seen a strengthening of the relationship between the Coalition of Colonies and Elyra under his leadership, with the goal of further suppressing Dominian and unathi piracy.

Sol Alliance

These are individuals relevant to the Sol Alliance.

Senator Joseph Taylor

Birthdate: 28 May, 2406

Regarded as a liberal in the Sol Alliance, Senator Taylor is an Earthling from a biodome in the United Americas. He’s currently serving as one of Earth’s representatives aboard Unity Station, and has proven himself to be a staunch opponent of Frost. As a result, he’s become notably popular with people from even outside the Sol system. Some talk about him potentially becoming the next leader of the Sol Alliance, but that remains unlikely while Frost controls his power base. In his private life, he’s known to be an entrepreneur of sorts, as well as preferring the great outdoors and experiencing the “wilder things in life,” by his own words.