Bartholameau "Boomer" Gatrost
Scoundrel (Quirky Sabateur)
Party role: Demolitions/mechanic
Age: 25 Height: 5ft 8 weight 64 KG
Goals: Win his freedom by completing tasks for the Republic
Quote: "Ha ha ha, boom"
Boomer has Sandy Brown hair and carries a burn scar on his left arm from playing with explosives along with small other ones littered across his body randomly. He considers himself wiry, he has very little fat and is mostly very lean, from growing up hard. His light battle armor is painted to match the believed surroundings of the area he is entering, and sometimes he wears a cloak around himself, because he saw a jedi do it once and it looked all mysterious like.
Boomer was born on a space station the son of diplomat that worked closely with Bothans. Unfortunately an uprising saw his home targeted and both of his parents were killed in the crossfire. Boomer was sent to live with his Aunt who was a very loving woman until she was married. After her marriage his aunt tried desperately to please an abusive husband upset that she couldn't have children of their own. Boomer was receiving the best schooling possible due to his inheritance from his family but he was mistreated by his step-father and neglected by his aunt in favor of someone that abused her. His step-father forced Boomer to work around his technology shop to pay for his room and board at his aunts house, even though the man was just leeching off the woman himself.
Boomer worked hard at the shop repairing droids and fixing them, and even started building his own minor models and tinkering with other equipment, his work kept the shop afloat and he continued to work for free, at 12 his step-father would leave him alone in the shop to run it and Boomer started fixing droids more than the customers actually wanted, adding voice boxes to service droids and reprogramming some to do other jobs they weren't meant to. In school Boomer was excelling in chemistry, and a more radical group of kids that were looking to stick it to "the man" started talking with him and convinced him to join their local campaign, Boomer started by making party favors for them that would explode with a violent flash and then throw hot sparks that burned the area around them, but the group started using them in their protests on riot troops, and boomer was arrested when it was determined he had made them, but the judge knowing his background and the fact Boomer never denied making the party favors to give him probation. This lead to a violent beating of him and his aunt since she should have known better.
His stepfather went through the shop and started destroying all of Boomers little friends, and pushed the child over the edge. Building a small landmine and attaching it to a remote controlled vehicle into his stepfathers shop, and when the man hit the bot with piece of metal it went off killing him and destroying the shop. Boomer went and turned himself in to the police and was sent to a detention center, on the way to the detention center the ship was attacked creating an opportunity for a prison break. Due to stories he heard about what would happen to him, he decided to go on the run from the law, and convinced the group that liberated him he could be useful with his mechanical and demolitions knowledge. The crew was a group of mercenaries that specialized in sabotage and he fit in well to their business plan, but not with the personalities. The group verbally abused him, and while they taught him to shoot, and survive fighting, he realized he didn't fit in well with the group. After five years it became clear the group planned to sacrifice him on a suicide bombing mission, and he agreed to go on the mission, but after he was let off with his equipment the ship exploded in orbit.
Boomer went into business for himself doing small corporate sabotage and infiltration jobs retrieving mostly data and blueprints. His final mission saw him reprogram an entire factory of droids working on airships for the republic feet to tear down ships and destroy the materials instead of building the ships. Considered a republic security threat Two Jedi tracked him down, and he would have rather died than go to prison due to the horror stories. The Jedi reached a compromise and had him institutionalized instead where he began to start a letter writing campaign to form the People for the Ethical Treatment of Droids PETD (pronounced Peet-ed). The doctors began to think of him as a highly functioning sociopath, but he insists that he just doesn't like biological organisms as they always try and hurt him, and unlike droids no one is making them do so. Knowing his track record with demolitions he has been offered immunity from his crimes, although he may still need to be in an institution, if he helps the republic in the war.
Boomer has a problem with biological creatures, and doesn't like people telling him what to do, and takes commands as suggestions. The best way to deal with him is to suggest he would enjoy doing X or he might survive better by doing it. He Loves technology and instead of a pet growing up he had a few droids that he created, and feels like they are friends, and so others harming droids bothers him. He gets giddy around explosions and thinks the best punch line is Boom goes the detonite. His interactions with humans are quiet and reserved, but he has hours upon hours of conversation with droids. Boomer isn't a soiopath, regardless of what certain doctors have said, he just hasn't found any humans that weren't trying to sell him out.