- ~ Bith,
also known as Bus by his friends, comes from a average middle class
Nimb mining colony called Minus'. His early childhood was wrought with
misfortune, the colony was nearly decimated first by an encounter with
a pirate cluster, then by a near fatal collision with a meteor and the
central complex. The colony itself was too far out to be aided quickly
by the home worlds, so on many occasions their supplies would run low
and many would leave the colony. Bith's own family considered themselves
the founding Minus' members, his father, a greater crew cheif in the
mining colony, held high connections to many levels of the Nimb aristocracy
or elder class. This gave Bith a little extra lee-way when having to
deal with matters of the law in the area, his father was always willing
to bailing him out of trouble.
~ It was when Bith was of coming of age at 12 years, he found himself
in his first real predicament, faced with the loss of his mother to
a Septula clansmen, Bith sold himself for her life. The Septula are
an old race of space fairers who have made a living on the rim worlds
and taking advantage of "less-experienced" space races, using
them as slaves and creating a black market style crime family. Bith
survived nearly a year alone with only a small group of other Nimb,
acting as pets for the overlord K'thard. Bith never prided himself on
what efforts he made to escape, but when he did, he didnt spare the
wrath of the elder Nimb warriors, who upon hearing of Biths escape and
the underhandedness of the Septula race staged an epic battle on them,
Bith himself acted as a guide to the Warriors, leading them to the interior
of the Septula Battle station, in what is now called, amonst the Nimb
the battle of Nartaca, remembered for their first full frontal war that
would give them a name amongst the stars.
~ Bith returned to his family and was given full honours, allowed to
be educated as a "Builder", no longer as a "Rider"
or worker, although grateful for the opportunity Bith never forgot the
Riders he left behind, he was alway fond of their being on the outskirts
of all the colonies, satisfing some sort of a need to explore. Bith
appreciated his family greatly also and would often travel back to the
Minus' colony to visit and help his father with the work on hand, ever
ensuring that their supply quota was always met.
~ Bith was now a Builder, and his experience at riding the Mimps (MPM-multi-purpose
mechs) proved to be an asset, he was given joint cheif role with the
elder engineer Meyl. This gave Bith a greater lateral ability to explore
on his own and take time to just enjoy riding his speeder bike. Bith's
lifestyle of good would change quickly however.
~ As joint cheif Builder, Bith was also in charge of safety and of hazardous
materials containment, this was common place and always acknowledged,
yet just once in a while Bith would test his own limits, challenging
his fears. The Nimb are a skiddish race, who would much rather avoid
dangers, instead of facing them down, Bith tried to challenge that thinking.
~ One day during a construction project on a space mission complex out
in the proving grounds of space, the team encountered an unusual phenomenon.
A giant vortex of sorts suddenly burst off the bow of the experimental
shuttle, thought at first to be an Ionic storm caused by the shuttles
experimental drive, many of the cheif crew wanted to abandon the area,
Bith refused, and loading up his Mimp, raced on towards the glowing
swirl in space. Its appearance was definately frightening, and Bith
knew that what he was doing was extremely dangerous, but he forced himself
on, taking readings and relaying data to the others. When suddenly the
vortex began to become more and more violent, slowly turning into a
opening Rift or warp hole, realizing what was about to happen Bith struggled
to escape invain. Five hours later, he would awake in a whole other