Travels of The Duke
Wealthy investor from the Core planet Ariel.
Hulking, mild mannered Loren Smyth was first introduced to the crew on Persephone where he had been awaiting receipt of a shipment of genetically engineered livestock, including several thoroughbred race horses.
Although he only recieved a small fraction of his expected goods, he took the crew into his employ in order to best a cheating rival in the upcoming Ariel Grand Prix. He also provided a character deposition when the crew was summoned to Ariel to provide their accounting of the events on Atropos Station.