Who is Garth ‘Nickels’ N’Chalez?
Don’t ask him, because he’s not entirely certain himself. Beyond a few basic facts, he is, in a universe of mysteries, one of the greatest mysteries of all. He has amnesia of the worst sort, leaving him clueless about pretty much everything that anyone would find interesting.
Why is one man such a mystery?
Well, for starters, he's thirty thousand years old. Granted, most of that time was spent in suspended animation, but next to the Trinity AI, he is the oldest thing in the known universe. Outside of two others, he is also the only living who knows anything about fast food, pop music, and other useless stuff like rock and roll and bad science fiction movies.
What else makes him so unique, when by all rights, after thirty thousand years, he should be just another average Joe?
Found alongside fourteen other men and women in a vessel defying explanation, Garth Nickels can’t explain why it is powered in ways that seem to violate the laws of physics, constructed out of metals that cannot be identified, and shielded from scanners that able to measure the distance between subatomic particles. None of them could, and following an escape that very nearly saw fourteen of the fifteen enigmatic men and women free and clear of Trinity’s influence, Garth ‘Nickels’ N’Chalez remained the only one to answerable for the destruction.
Shanghaied into Special Services –an unofficial arm of the Trinity AI’s might military machine- as punishment for his ignorance, amnesia, redoubtable martial prowess and the absurd damages caused to their … holding facility…, Garth spent ten long years fighting in wars and on planets far beyond his capacity to imagine, and for reasons the Trinity AI never bothered to explain beyond the enigmatic caveat ‘Mankind must be in every corner of the Universe’. During these increasingly difficult, violent and oftentimes bloody engagements across a thousand worlds, Garth learned a secret he could share with no one