Seethe
 
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Siam Seethe
 

Burn slow... think fast!

 

One of the galaxies greatest warriors, Seethe is usually reluctant to fight, but takes great pleasure in defeating his enemies; preferring to attempt to outsmart them before engaging in direct combat. His combat reputation is near mythical; as his exploits are told and retold by spacers and pirates of all sort across the galaxy. A terribly private man, he doesn't brag of his deeds, deferring to his friends and companions to tell the tales; and many of them love to do so. Over the course of his life, he goes from the orphaned street urchin on Bacchus, to pirate, to hero and then to scholar; deposing despots and crime lords on planets in more systems than most people can name. While a loaner by nature he can usually be found in one of the many mead halls across the galaxy frequented by spacers.

His temper, like his name, is a slow burn, he doesn’t explode; he slowly prepares, and conquers challenges.  He defeats his adversaries with preparation and cunning.  Brilliant in strategy and deceptive in execution Seethe would never fail from lack preparation.  One of the keenest minds in the galaxy, the bringer of freedom and justice to millions wasn’t always a hero.  His life began on the streets of Nysus, the son of Sahree and his wife By’el Seethe a meager Syk’a rii couple eking out a living in the casinos of the largest city on Bacchus, a place of lawlessness and temptations of all kinds, from gambling and prostitution to drugs and pirates, Nysus is no place for a child. Especially not a child as spoiled and undisciplined as Siam Seethe. In his early years the Syk’a rii boy made his parents crazy with his wild demands and frequent tantrums. Refusing to wear shoes (a habit he would carry through adulthood,) climbing around their tiny flat like a wild monkey.  Hanging from the light fixtures by his oddly long and ringed tail. 

Always curious and inquisitive the young Seethe would disassemble all manner of devices in the house, and where ever he found them around the neighborhood.  One day the boy stole a new communicator from the tech store down the street and was busily taking it apart in an alley when he saw a pair of men in police uniforms going into the building.  Guessing they were there for him, the boy ran off to hide; hours later, he returned to find his usually reclusive and unfriendly neighbors gathered at his door.  Again afraid he has caused more trouble than he previously suspected Seethe runs off.  He spends the night with a friend, a younger boy named Nuex who lives several blocks away.  The next morning Seethe goes home one more time, the hallway is back to its normal quiet.  Opening the door to the family flat, the boy is stunned, his tail falls to the floor.  Standing there mouth agape, his eyes darting from corner to corner, the room was completely empty.    Every bit of furniture, every picture, every little trinket, gone.  He goes into the kitchen and finds the same, not even a stray spoon remains, his parents room… nothing, his room… nothing.  No clothes, no toys, no blankets and no food.  Seethe is horrified.  Heading back to the door he finds a neighbor standing there, the only other adult in the building he really knew.  Before Seethe can say a word the man gives him the answer he’s looking for, “They didn’t leave you boy, they’re dead.  A couple men came in yesterday, don’t know why, but they made a lot of noise and left real fast.”  Seethe fell to his knees in tears, convinced this was his fault as the man continued, “It was these scavengers round here that took all yer stuff, as soon as they found out yer folks were dead they came in and picked the place clean.  The real cops came early this morning and took out the bodies, they should be back soon enough to get you too.”  Without pausing to think about what that might mean, Seethe darted past the man, nearly knocking him over and jetted down the hall, down the stairs and out into the alley.  Up until now, his life had been tumultuous, but relatively comfortable, now like so many others his age Siam Seethe was a child of the streets. 

Teaming up with a band of local orphans, living on the streets and stealing for a living; picking pockets, stealing luggage, robbing hotel rooms, pan handling and just about any other way a small child can make a quick buck.  He could frequently be found running barefoot through the street and swinging by his tail from light post and balconies across the city of Nysus.  At the age of eleven and after several run ins with the law, Seethe is finally caught without enough money to bribe his way out of trouble, he is turned over to a pirate known as Be’yoh Sebaka; the police had no interest in housing children in their work camps and Seethe was still quite small at this age. 
            Seethe tells Sebaka of his friends; a pair of human boys, Gills and his brother Jeph, a fellow Syk’a rii named Rhr’ek and Nuex, a human Yeti half breed whose human mother frequently feed the raged bunch.  Nuex would not join them on their initial adventures, but he would join them a few years later when his mother could no longer control, or feed him.  Sebaka was all too eager to take the wayward boys onboard his ship and introduce them to life in the stars.  The young Seethe has no qualms about crime, having been a thief for many years at this point.  However, when pushed by his pirate cohorts to take a life, he balks.  But the issue is pushed, and Seethe is forced into a situation to kill or be killed, and the deed is done.

Orphaned at 8, and a pirate by 12, Seethe is still a curious and brilliant young man, so it doesn’t take long for Seethe to become bored with the life of a pirate, but his options in life at this moment were limited.  Most civilized worlds don’t welcome pirates, and most other settlements are so corrupt or crime ridden that they hold no allure to him.  He has however developed a strong bond with his captain Be’yoh Sebaka; or Nathanial as he prefers the young Syk’aran address him in private council.  But Sebaka is increasingly absent from the ship, making occasional secret jaunts off on his own, leaving the ship in the hands of his lieutenant an Apsu named Jeph Vilhad.   
            During a mission on the planet Pyrah, after sacking a warehouse belonging to a Cipa’ci named Colibre, Gills who he’s known since childhood, and clashed with for just as long, attacks him from behind and leaves him to take the wrap, and deal with the local authorities.  Vilhad had made the call, but Gills was all to eager to comply, at this point Gills is a full grown human man, and Seethe is still a five foot tall Syk’a rii.  Seethe and his budding conscious was becoming a problem, so he was left behind to take the fall.  With blood on his hands, Siam Seethe is no better than the pirates he has called his friends, but he is now alone on a strange planet, left once again to fend for himself.
            Watching his cohorts lift off Seethe finds himself surrounded but trio of Pyranese guards who take out their anger on the small Syk’aran, nearly beating him to death.  Leaving him unconscious to deal with later as they run off to cover up the damage left by the pirates before their Cipa’ci masters figure out what happened.  Laying in the dirt, bloodied and beaten Seethe opens his eyes to find another Syk’a rii face kneeling over him, and he promptly kicks the man knocking him away.  “Geez kid, I was trying to help you.  We better get outta here before the guards come back.”  Injured and confused, Seethe takes the offer, figuring it can’t be worse than what the guards just did to him.  The Syk’a rii man, Pah Typhar, is a life long spacer who arranges transport off the planet, and out of the reach of Colibre.  He would spend the next five years traveling with Typhar and learning about the galaxy and the history of the Syk’a rii people.  Having been taught much of this as a young boy Seethe is an eager and bright learner who becomes an avid student of the Spacer.  They spend much of their time together at a monastery on the planet, (name) where Seethe undergoes intense training in discipline and Ria’jha a Syk’a rii martial art.  During this time he also becomes a talented pilot and skillful warrior; using skills learned on the streets of Nysus, the ferocity of the pirates and knowledge of a scholar to outwit his opponents.  But he can’t stay at the monastery too long, while not under the authority of the planetary government, the world is now controlled by the Cipa’ci owned Crimson Quill, and they have little patience for pirates.  If they discover he and Pah are there, Seethe is still wanted to the raid on Pyrah, they will surely destroy the whole place to get to them.  It is increasingly difficult to find safe ports as Crimson Quill takes control of more and

During his travels with Typhar, Seethe would reconnect with some old friends, while visiting the Esagila temple on the planet Tenerife he finds Sarai K’yarr, an old friend from Nysus.  Sarai is the son of a missionary who used to bring extra food to Seethe and the other orphans he lived with.  While visiting a space station frequented by pirates, he finds both Nathanial and Nuex in the same pub.  Nathanial is apologetic about what happened to Seethe, and invites him back into his krewe.  Seethe declines.  From across the room a booming voice bellows his name.  The entire room turns to acknowledge the call coming from a huge mountain of hair and flesh that is Nuex Umbrai.  Embracing his old friend with a bone crushing passion, Nuex is nearly twice as large as he was the last time Seethe saw him ten years previous.  He is there talking with a small rotund Apsu man named Massey who is there offering Nuex some work as private security on a small scientific expedition.  Nuex insists that Seethe be allowed to join them, Seethe quickly finds himself in charge of the security duties on the mission. 

            At the age of 21, now a full grown Syk’aran man Seethe is aboard a civilian ship traveling to a planet called Tchefuncte.  There, the team will explore a temple believed to have been created by the ancients, carved into the side of a mountain so large it peak escapes the worlds atmosphere, and causes it to wobble on its axis.  Six months of preparation and travel in the journey to Tchefuncte, making stops on other worlds gathering supplies and picking up the lead scientist on the expedition, Nhbody. They arrive at the planet in the middle of an invasion, getting into the temple known as Ecatlatlan, within the Mountain of the Stars with little trouble. This invasion was part of a much larger movement in the galaxy, The Cipa’ci owned Crimson Quill, allied with some Apsu groups, notably Pyranese Apsu and the Tuatarans were moving to take control of much of the civilized galaxy, and Tchefuncte was a major trading hub in that sector of the galaxy.  The Cipa’ci wanted to control the commerce and the Tuatarans wanted control of the mountain.   The Cipa’ci supplied the money for the ships and weapons and the Tuatarans the man power for a massive invasion. 

 

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