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Summary: A superstitious man with some odd compulsions and zero confidence

Bruno Downing

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Gender: Male

Age: 45

Group: Engineering & Repair Crew




Former IT Technician of the SS Oregon

Physical Appearance

Scruffy and wrinkled, with an arched back and spidery fingers which he usually keeps close to his chest. He has unkempt hair and beard speckled with grey, and nosehairs which he refuses to pluck because he doesn’t want to interrupt their growth.

He wears a holey chequered shirt and doesn’t see the point in getting new clothes because he probably doesn’t deserve it.

He never wears shoes and has dirty feet like a hippy cult leader.

Personality and Interests

Bruno has zero confidence in himself and maximum self pity. He doesn’t want to be a burden to anyone and will do his very best to stay out of the way, except that he secretly wants to be the center of attention and for everyone to like him. His secret dream is to bake a red cabbage meringue for his friends, which he knows is an unusual recipe but thinks it’ll catch on.

He’s incredibly superstitious and will never throw anything away. This includes bogies which he rolls up and wipes on the strap of his watch.


Bruno was stationed on the SS Oregon just before the incident with the rabbits.

Bruno got a message from his wife when he was on the SS Oregon saying she was leaving him for her karate instructor. He was scrubbing his feet at the time so now thinks that washing his feet is unlucky, and will never do it again.

Wanting his luck to change, he ordered a lucky rabbit’s foot to be delivered whilst on the Oregon but accidentally ordered a live rabbit. That was pregnant. He tried to keep the family of rabbits secret but they bred and escaped, causing havoc in the ship’s engines. Before he was found out to be the culprit, he escaped in a White Midget and put himself into stasis to power down the ship’s systems so he wouldn’t appear on radar.

3 million years later, his ship was powered up by automated space station Polaris IV South in a system near Fernandos, where the AI asked him to transport cargo to the other nearby station Polaris IV North. For 4 years he transported cargo between these 2 stations, rewarded by an AI with only an nutragrain bar for each trip. Not knowing what else to do, and with a fear of getting lost in the universe he kept repeating this same trip.

Favourite Sayings

"I have a fact for you. Did you know…"
"Time to listen to the dulcet tones of Simon Le Bon"

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