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Name: Alex Thomas Roberson.
Appearance: Black hair, broad shoulders with a light frame, 1.86 meters tall (about 6 feet), blue eyes, white with a very slight olive color.
Setting: An alternate reality where petroleum is much rarer than in the real world. Around the time when expeditions would have been being made to the Americas, building tensions led to a violent outbreak of revolution across all of Europe. Expeditions were not restarted due to economic troubles and are only just recently being attempted. The world is now in the early 1900’s, but with steam power being the main source of mechanical energy.
History: A university graduate hailing from a coastal city of disputed name due to political conflict. He abandoned his immediate family to pursue education in Cartography and Oceanography because of the expanding market due to an increase in exploration. He, along with his fraternal twin sister Taima Thomas Roberson, has been selected for the expedition to visit the “far off islands to the East” that have been spotted by solo explorers in smaller ships.
His ancestor Thomas Roberson fought as a General in the Great War and assisted in the overthrow of the former Emperor. He was assassinated during a public appearance and his belongings were distributed among his family and usurpers, one of which being a golden pocket watch made from the melted headstand of the Emperor. This watch is now in the possession of Alex Roberson.
Personality: Reserved, but prone to bouts of paranoia and emotional distress when stressed or confused. He is strongly focused on his educated. He’s also a bit of a smart alec and has a tendency to show it even in inappropriate situations.
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