Admiral Rutger hault Rognvald
Imperial Navy Crew\Line\Ace Fighter Pilot\Baron
Owner and CEO of Arcon Lines (AL)
Rutger hault Rognvald is a fit man of 55, with close-cropped steel-grey hair, a strong jaw and a piercing gaze. He carries himself with confidence and authority. An only child, his family estates are maintained by loyal retainers. His aunt and uncle, Anika and Erik Chaithness, are now in their seventies, and reside in one of the manor houses. They are childless.
His childhood was rather sheltered, although he often managed to get into trouble with his governess' son, Nathan. He also had a pet, a small monkey-like creature named Withers. He enjoyed grav ball and the firing range, and had an early appreciation for gardening. He also enjoyed crafting model aircraft and spacecraft.
Rutger's is a Navy family, and his career was never in question. While Nathan went on to a university, Rutger went to the Naval Academy, and then on to Flight School. He had always dreamed of flying, and he excelled. His instructors were traditionalists, and he was trained on jet aircraft as well as non-atmosphere vessels. He also went to Intelligence School.
Rutger had an illustrious career. He saw a great deal of combat, always in a command position. He was wounded three times, but recovered fully. He was an ideal "poster boy" for the Navy, and even did a stint in Recruiting. Throughout his career, he had nothing but enthusiasm and respect for the Navy and its traditions.
His parents passed away in a boating accident while Rutger was still a young man. This rather spoiled his expectations for homecomings, but he adjusted. He never married, although there had always been talk about matching him to a daughter of one of his parent's circle. With his parents gone, he could exert his independence and remain single. It was a rare thing for him to do.
After an illustrious career in naval service he retired to a quiet civilian life to wile away the remaining golden years. In the process he met a retired naval surgeon named Roger DeGrammont. Together they managed to found the now burgeoning enterprise known across the Spinward Marches as Arcon Lines.
Arcon Lines (AL) began as a single merchant ship and after a few lucky breaks soon became a minor powerhouse corporation specializing in feeder routes covering short hops between major trade routes and backwater systems.