Name John 'Jock' Christie
|Living Quarters||aboard "Lady McLeod of Ardrossan"|
|Office Location||Deck 586-687 Promenade “Bliss” nightclub, a back booth|
|Physical Description||Slightly on the heavy side, some it muscle, most of it fat. Untidy shock of curly ginger hair and a beard often in need of a trim. Habitually wearing a shipboard jumpsuit in a dark green, which has seen better days.|
|Father||"Old John" Christie|
|Mother||Moria Christie nee McLeod|
|Brother(s)||Red Angus Christie
Wee Iain McKenzie - In-Law
|Sister(s)||Fiona McKenzie nee Christie
|Other Family||Uncles, Aunts, Cousins, near Cousins, far Cousins.|
Personality & Traits
|General Overview||John is a free wheeling man, not overly bound by laws and customs but strict about his own codes. Fiercely loyal to his family and crew (which are often the same thing). He's jovial, gregarious but short tempered. Untidy and often disorganised he tends to muddle through by thinking on his feet and a slice of luck.|
|Strengths & Weaknesses||He'll talk to anyone, and generally make friends, but he can also take offence a little sharply.
He's greatest strength is that he's never alone, the crew of the Lady are always around. His greatest weakness is that none of them are terribly keen on hard work.
|Ambitions||John is living the dream, he's got command of an old cargo hauling trader working nominally for the family (extended and remote!) firm. All he wants to do is make a few deals and earn his keep.|
|Hobbies & Interests||John sings, loudly and without shame. He loves old ships, which is just as well.|
|Language||Federation Standard (ish)|
|Character's Favorite Quote||"What's for yea, will nae go by yea."|
|Personal History||Jock grew up on Nova Caledonia, an old Earth colony on slightly colder than average M-class world, settled for several centuries now, initially by predominantly Earth born Scots, Irish, and Canadians with a few Scandinavian families thrown in. The planet is Federation core world now but the first few decades of colonisation produced a close-nit clannishness that had never really left the culture.
John was born into the Christie family, a sept of the Clan McLeod, and was always destined to work for the Clan Line a major hauling/import/export company running ships between several dozen worlds. For before he could walk he was being shown the insides of ships by the distant relatives who ran them. Having attended the planetary academy and the Clan officers school he was put to work. First as an engineer and later as the first officer aboard various vessels. Having obtained a Federation Ship's Master licence, the Clan have given him the Lady as his first command.
|Service Record||Clan McLeod Technical Schools - 3rd in Class
3 Years - Engineer's Mate - SS Flora MacDonald
2 Years - Engineer - SS Harold Owdsonn
1 Year - First Officer - SS Harold Owdsonn
4 Years - First Officer - SS Kelpie II
Master and Commander - SS Lady McLeod of Ardrossan