Greywolf is a Belizen Outbacker. He lives off the land, following the instincts of a very
distant American Indian ancestor. Greywolf loves the land and he's deeply in tune with the
rhythms of Belizo. Greywolf was born in 965 and is thus 140 years old in 1105, but about 105
of those years have not affected him since he's been taking anagathics.
Greywolf's parents were Belizen farmers who lived between the western mountains of Eumasia
and the coast of the Straights of Eumasia. Greywolf began trekking at the age of 15 though
he frequently returned home to visit, and to help on the farm. When he was 25 his parents
died of natural causes within a year of each other. Since he was an only child he decided
to let the farm go wild, and to just live off the outback. He sometimes did prospecting,
and when he was 30 years old he discovered a significant lode of Silver in the north western
mountains of Eumasia. He sold this location to Sternmetal Horizons for several million
dollars which was a good deal for both parties: for him since he never could have kept the
site secret long enough to make that much money, and Sternmetal since they ended up making
several tens of millions from the deposit before it was exhausted. Greywolf kept the money
in the bank, and used it almost exclusively on anagathics while he continued to live off the
land. The last of that money ran out in about 1100, and he's been working for extra cash
Greywolf hopes to live long enough to breath the air of Belizo without a filter mask.
Toward that end he frequently acts as a guide to make spare money which he continues to
spend on anagathics. He also does prospecting, scouting, and fossil hunting. He's generally
very good at this, and he's known as someone who can find things. On several occasions he's
been hired to track down lost animals and twice, lost children. He's succeeded in all these
attempts. He knows all the lettered locations from the Places page
from previous visits during his own explorations. He's been on just about every mile of major
road in both outbacks (there aren't a lot of roads other than the main transcontinental routes).
If the terra-forming process follows an optimistic, though not impossible, projection, and
if he's able to make enough money to buy some more anagathics he just might make his goal.
He knows it's not an impossible goal so he continues to aim for it. He is, however, an honorable
man so he'll never flagrantly break a law to make money for anagathics. If he knows something is
environmentally safe he might bend a few laws. Most Outback land is pretty much wide
open to live off of, but if there is any law which he's most likely to violate it would be
trespassing. Thus he could fairly easily be convinced (with cash) to lead PC's to just
about any location on the planet (he could find site G, but his
skills are much more valuable on the land). He will only do this though if he knows
the PC's are not going to damage (through intent, indifference, or ignorance) the land. The
perfect case might be if the characters wanted to steal something from a mega-corp site. He
could, without too much moral difficulty, consider it an issue between two third parties, and
as long as the land would not be hurt he wouldn't care too much about it.
Greywolf dated Jenny Andero for a few years (a few years
back). The relationship didn't work out only because their lifestyles were too different and each was
dedicated to their own. They are thus still great friends, and they're frequent pen palls (at least as
often as Greywolf can get to a post box). They also frequently provide references for each other, and
should be in close enough contact to know where the other can be found.
Greywolf has a pet hawk which he calls "Chacky" and which he purchased as a chick in 1099. Like all
such natural predators Chacky is incapable of reproducing (the Fero Rat
could never survive such a species introduction). Since Chacky is fixed, however, he is allowed to roam
free, and to feed on Fero Rats (one hawk does not endanger the species). Chacky is well trained, and
while aloft he's sensitive to his surroundings. Thus by watching Chacky Greywolf can usually tell
if someone is approaching (or he's approaching someone or something). Lately Greywolf has been contemplating
buying a small remote button cam for Chacky to wear on a collar. Greywolf could then use Chacky
as a recon camera. Greywolf has not done this yet and he may never since it goes against his sense of
what's natural, but he has thought about it. A player group might be able to purchase such a thing
for Greywolf in which case he would permit Chacky to wear it.
Greywolf has lived in the outback for over 120 years. Even though he's been taking anagathics much
of the time he still has accumlated many scars as well as the typical "filter-face" look of old rural
Belizen's. Similarly his exposed skin is very sun-worn as well as a bit muddied from the constant
exposure to sulfur and other taints. These characteristics are not health hazards, but Greywolf does
look obviously like an outbacker.