Stodgy Alliance Officer
Colonel Ambrose Baines
cuts an august figure in his Alliance dress military
outfit. That’s the extent of his dedication to his rank.
The Colonel is here for some free drinks, the chance
to play some cards, and win some money. He has
no agenda beyond enjoyin’ himself while Marshal
Burton plays detective. She’s holding his pension
over his head to cooperate, but he understands the
work that she’s doing is important. He’d rather be
drinkin’ his pension away alone, but the booze here
is expensive and the company is prettier.
Likes and Dislikes: None of the players at the
table impress The Colonel. Shen’s a thug. Cassie is
a braying prostitute. If The Colonel were 20 years
younger, he’d show Butch how a real Alliance soldier
fought—unlike all the women and children the
raider terrorized during the War. He does enjoy
playin’ the part of the feeble old man for Marshal
Burton. He calls her by a different name every time
he addresses her. Whether he does it on purpose or
honestly can’t keep it straight is a secret The Colonel
will take to his grave.
Flashbacks and Echoes: Digging into his history
finds an officer who served with distinction during
the War. Afterwards, however, his records show
cover-up after cover-up and scandal upon scandal.
He retired early and has been living on a government
pension ever since.