Male of indeterminate age, 17-30. He is a boarder in Martha’s apartment. He is a calculating personality. He is currently employed by a (unnamed) company he calls “the forge.” He works “Second Shift” (16:00 – 23:00). He is currently dissatisfied and seeking a new job. Like all able-bodied citizens, he is a reserve soldier in (Metropolis) militia. Like everyone else in (Metropolis) he casually refers to compulsory service in the militia –the whole organization, command structure, and practical duties– as “the foundry.” The official name is Homestate Security.
Militia training is seasonal. His service rotation begins every 90 days for 3 months. He is assigned to RU 386, a medic detail (emergency response, or “first responder,” unit) in Diop District. He is motivated by money and could exploit social connections to achieve his goals. Militia deployment cuts into his free time and his earnings, but also creates opportunities.
[EDITOR NOTE: historical references
1. America’s First Amphetamine Epidemic 1929–1971
2. “Meth is meth.” The Speed of Hypocrisy: How America Got Hooked on Legal Meth