Cid Garland

Cid Garland is a Blackjack pilot born on Boros. His family came to Boros from Persephone when his father took a job as head engineer for a new spaceship yard. His family kept a lot of traditions from Persephone. His father would take him around the ship yard a lot which formed his love for spaceships. When he turned fourteen his father asked him to decide if he wanted to fix them or fly them. He chooses to fly and was enrolled into flight academy. He was at the top of his class, and at the age of 18 joined the Georgian System Patrol.
Though only his immediate family moved to Boros, his two aunts and uncle still lived on Persephone. He would go visit his uncle who also was a pilot from time to time. On his trips to Persephone he fell in love with a young girl named Monique Van Der Woodsen. He would attend parties with her and take her to high class restaurants. On one visit he planned to surprise her at her home, but when he arrived she was with another man. The man was an officer in the Alliance military. Upset and confused he wanted to take Monique aside to talk but the other man would not let that happen. The man wanted to duel Cid for the right to own Monique. He accepted knowing this man would treat her like property. During the fight with swords it was easy to see Cid out classed him, so Cid started to humiliate him. As Cid was ready to end it and land the final blow, the man pulled out a gun. In a split second, Cid cut off his hand. As Cid readied the final blow Monique yelled out that even if Cid won she would not be with him. Cid decided not to kill the man, took his gun, and traveled back to Boros. The war of Unification began a few months later and he decided he wanted to join the Independents' navy as a blackjack pilot.
During the war Cid would fly transports through blockades to drop off supplies and pick up troops. He was one of the best pilots they had. In each outfit he ran with he was able to make close bonds with every member of his crew. They were like family to him. He would do anything to protect them. He admired Admiral Sharpe and the crew of the Glory. He hoped to meet Sharpe and one day become an Admiral just like him. During the Battle of Sturges, Cid flew a transport to join up with the Glory in Georgia when the Alliance dropped on them. Cid watched as ships were blown to bits all around him. His ship was disabled and captured.
When the war ended, Cid was released. He went back to Persephone to stay with his uncle. He was able to find a few jobs as a bodyguard and pilot on some noblemen's transports. In his travels through the Scatha Orbital Port he met a woman named Sho Anming who would always complain about his flying and lack of following protocol. He asked her out and started dating her soon after. A few months after she broke it off due to him never being around taking job after job traveling all over the verse. While looking for work on Regina, Cid ran into an old blackjack war buddy Middleton Sears who pointed him to a few very good jobs flying from Georgia to Kalidasa. In that time he joined a ship named Boros Voyager as assistant pilot.
Character Appearance: Isaiah Mustafa from the Old Spice commercials.


Cid was killed by pirates on the pirate base Johanson's Rock in the adventure Pirate Booty

Cid's Contacts

Sho Anming is a traffic controller at the Scatha Orbital Port skyplex above Bernadette. They met after the war and dated briefly. Asian female, late 20's.

Zhao Feng is a freighter pilot from Angel working on the Fei Long class Boros Voyager. Cid shipped with him as assistant pilot for a couple of years after the war. Asian male, early 40's.

Middleton Sears is a former blackjack engineer from Regina. He now works for the Oshin-Mei shipping line serving the Georgia-Kalidasa route. Black male, early 50's. He is another veteran of the Battle of Sturges.

Cid's Questionnaire

Your name is? (Is that your real name? If not how did you acquire this nickname? Do you have any titles or pseudonyms?)
-Cid Garland

What do you look like?
-29yr old Black man, 6’6’’, 210lb, black hair, short cut, fit body

What is your style and attitude? (How do you dress and talk? Are you cultured or rim folk?)
-Normally the military look with his black jacket, but during some business dealings or a night on the town he pulls out his fancy high class outfits. Can seem stuck up due to him being good at everything he does, but tries to be laid back down to earth.

Do you have any quirks we should know about?
-He’s the best at everything, and loves to tell old war stories.

What kind of impression do you think you first make?
-A hotshot punk

Where do you hail from? (Where were you born? Where did you grow up? What was your childhood and youth like? What does your family think about you?)
-He was born on Boros. Grow up near and in a shipyard. Father was a spaceship engineer and spent most of his time with him at work. His father asked him do you want to fix them or fly them and he choose to fly. Joined the Georgian System Patrol at 18. His family died in an alliance raid but his extended families were very proud when he joined the Independents' navy.

What is your best quality as a person? (And your worst quality? Be honest. It’s not like it’s a job interview or anything.)
-Fierce loyalty and honor. May not be able to do everything he says he can but that won’t stop him from trying.

Describe your personality in only two words.
-Skilled Expert

Describe your favorite things and your least favorite things (foods, drinks, books, music, assault rifles, etc.)
-Favorite: strawberries, Monique (his NTx4 pistol), his sword, all things chinese.
-Least Favorite: Traitors, the Alliance

They say that you can judge a man by the enemies he makes and the friends that he keeps. Who is your “nemesis” and who are your allies?
-Enemies: The alliance, and a one handed alliance officer.
-Allies: Any Independents vets, his crew.

What is your romantic life like? (Orientation? A virgin? Has there been a “great love”?)
-Was in love once but it ended badly. Still looking for the right woman, but always flying around the verse makes that hard. Great love = Flying.

What do you fear? (Do you have reoccurring nightmares or dreams?)
-Still have nightmares of being taken by the Alliance and his crew dying around him.

Who do you look up to? (If there isn’t anyone now, was there someone in the past?)
-Admiral Sharpe and the Alliance deflectors that came over to help the Independents and formed the navy he was able to join.

What offer would be irresistible enough for you to betray your friends and crew mates?
-Nothing would be enough to betray his crew.

What principles matters to you most?
-Loyalty, honor, and freedom

What is your most treasured possession? Why?
-The sword his father gave him and his NTx4 Pistol he got in a duel.

What do you value most in all the ‘verse?
-Freedom to fly

What are your ambitions? (What are you social, professional, and romantic goals? What do you wish you could do that you can’t?)
-Maybe one day find a wife and have some kids but right now just wants to keep flying.

Where do you picture yourself 20 years from now?
-The captain of his own ship.

What other kinds of work have you done to pay the bills?
-Took a few bodyguard jobs protecting transport ships then joined up on the Boros Voyager as co-pilot for a few years.

What are your political and religious beliefs, if you have any? (Do you have any prejudices?)
-Not very political just knows the alliance only cares about the core worlds and want to control everyone. Christian religion.

What were you doing during the Unification War? (How has the war affected you? Did you serve in the war? Which side? Did you lose anyone you cared about in the war?)
-Served as a blackjack on the Independents' side. The war made him focus more on protecting and caring about the people next to you and how cruel the government is. He lost his parents in a Alliance raid on Boros.

Do you have any hobbies? (How do you pass the time away?)
-Loves to sit in the cockpit staring into the Black or reading a book. Also loves working on his swordsmanship.

What event in your life that you did are you the most proud of? Most shameful of?
-Proudest would be when he drunk his senior officer under the table to win the right to fly through a blockade, make a drop in a war zone, sneak past enemy lines, and pick up some injured ground troops.
-Shameful of watching his friends get shot down around him then he gets captured by Alliance.

If you the player could give your character a piece of advice, what would it be?
-Its okay not to be good at everything, that’s what your crew is for and one day you will find love again.

How do you feel about children?
-Loves kids