From Our 'Verse
Born in 2474 on the planet Priam in the Georgia system, Lucas was the third son of Stephen and Elanor. His two older brothers were named Mitchell and Joshua. After death of his mother in 2482, the whole family moved to the town of Serenity View on Hera and worked as farmers. Lucas began to learn how to be a pilot during that time, as he would often fly on short hops with the garden haulers who would fly produce around the system.
In 2493, Lucas received a scholarship to the Albion Science Academy and left Hera. Studied terraforming under Dr. Karrin Blackstone. After graduating in 2503 with his PhD, he began working for Dr. Blackstone as her personal field assistant associated with the Albion Science Academy and the Alliance Terraformation Authority. They traveled in a Kepler Science Vessel he piloted named Sidekick to planets throughout the 'Verse scheduled for terraformation, as well as many other locations throughout the 'Verse that were of geological significance.
Near the end of the Unification War in 2511, Drs Ballard and Blackstone disappeared, believed caught in fighting and lost somewhere on The Border. His father and brothers fought for the Independents during the war, and we're presumed killed in action at the Battle of Serenity Valley. Years later, Dr. Ballard resurfaced, captain of another Kepler named Blackrock. Rumor has it that they had been attacked by Reavers back in 2511 and that Captain Ballard was the only survivor. However the Alliance Government officially and steadfastly denies the existence of Reavers, so Captain Ballard is currently wanted by Alliance authorities on Albion on suspicion of the murder of Dr. Blackstone.
He prefers to carry a personal sidearm in a concealed shoulder holster, a personal sidearm that is unregistered and unique. It is a custom made handgun made by an unknown Alliance Military contractor for special use by Alliance Operatives. It was stolen by unknown parties, and eventually sold to Captain Ballard by the notorious gangster and black market weapons dealer Uncle Fun. The shoulder holster is distinct, in that it is decorated with designs of two golden Chinese dragons, one over each shoulder strap. It is rumored that the gun is named shàngdì zhī quán, or "Fist of God". For more information on this weapon, click here.
Lucas Ballard is just shy of 2 meters tall, with a thin, angular body. He has a head full of dark hair that is often unkempt. As of 2513, his face is host to a number of scars, especially on the left side due to the severe beatings that he received during his captivity at the hands of slavers. He has no other distinguishing marks.
|Blackrock||Kepler Light-Bulk Science Vessel||Ballestra Shipwrights||2511-Present|
|Bento Box||Sampan Light-Bulk Transport||Hsigo Aerospace||2513-Present|
|Rock Jumper||Pilgrim Mid-Bulk Freighter||Allied Spacecraft Corp.||2514-Present|
|Bitter Pill||Shu Fu Light-Bulk Transport||Hsigo Aerospace||2515-Present|
Crew members (past and present):
- Whatitiri Hoani, First Mate
- Turlough Murphy, Mechanic Blackrock, Choices , Blackrock, The Wheel
- Josiah “Josie” Rawlins, Pilot Blackrock, The Wheel
- William "Billy" Bloggs, Mechanic (Presumed Deceased) Blackrock, The Wheel
- Christos Soteropolous, First Mate (Deceased) Blackrock, The Wheel
- Mickey Dolenz, Mechanic (Deceased) Blackrock, Choices
- Shun, Crewmember (Deceased) Blackrock, Choices
- Dr. Karrin Blackstone, Partner (Deceased) Blackrock, Choices
Last Known Location:
- Anything with noodles
- Paw-paw fruit
Anything else of interest:
Stories about Lucas Ballard:
|Chapter 1||Chapter 1 Discussion|
|Chapter 2||Chapter 2 Discussion|
|Chapter 3||Chapter 3 Discussion|
|Chapter 4||Chapter 4 Discussion|
|Chapter 5||Chapter 5 Discussion|
- "The Wheel"-- Story
|Chapter 1||Story Discussion|