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In 1176 He ran for a seat in the World Assembly, this time he fared much better, and won a close race over the incumbant. He helped start the funding for the Auroran space program. He has always had a passion for space, and has often said he wishes he was a bit younger, and he could be one of those rocket jocks. Most Aurorans were fascinated by the space program and they fell in love with this young brash senator.
In 1194 Hivers contacted Aurora. MacBaen resigned his post to act as an ambassador. He took a six month cruise with the Hivers, helping them deal with the humans they encountered on Zloff, Hite and Fija. He was instrumental in helping craft the Dawn League Accords, which were the documents which created the Dawn League. After that he returned to the newly renamed Aurora, to help his people deal with their new neighbors. He helped organize support for the Twelve, and was disappointed that Aurora was unable to launch a ship of its own. After the Twelve were declared lost, he was heartbroken, he thought that the League was about to collapse. Others didn't give up hope and were able to push the League into a new shape, the Reformation Coalition.
While MacBaen didn't have a hand in creating the RC, he realized that it could succed where the League had failed. He ran for the single seat that Aurora would have in the new Assembly of Worlds, and won easily. He is a firm member of the Federalist bloc, like most Aurorans he believes in personal freedoms, and that democracy is the most noble form of government. He also realizes that only through compromise can a group of worlds as diverse as the Coalition, hope to survive. He often gathers together moderates in both blocs to move legislation ahead. He was a key mover behind the recent compromise on the Ship Bill.
He has also suffered a private tragedy. His son was a newly commisioned Lieutenant on the Ashtabula. He is deeply worried over its fate, and fears the worst. If he hears any clues to its fate, he will move heaven and earth to get his son back. His son is the only relative he cares about. Both of his parents died several years ago, and he has never married. His son was born from one of the numerous affairs he has had throughout the years. Auroran citizens don't really care about his personal life, as long as he does a good job as their represenative. The Auroran press respects the right to privacy of individuals, and doesn't intrude if at all possible.
To help rebuild the civilization he has gathered together several Auroran investors and they aquired a ship that was found by a group of Lancers working for the Auroran Navy. The Argo was floating around a gas giant in the Arvid system. It appeared perfectly intact and there was no clue to the fate of its former crew. MacBaen has gathered together a crew, from all over the RC. The ship will perform missions in the Wilds and also private missions for MacBaen.
His hobby is rock climbing, and he often goes into the wilderness to relax. He used to do this by himself, but now that he is a member of the Assembly, he is forced to take along an assistant. He is also getting on in age, and his staff is worried he might hurt himself. He always has access to holophones, and his computers are tied into the global wireless network.
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