Saree of Jericho from Lightwave: Clocker by AM Scott
Age: 32 standard years
Birthplace: Jericho Mining Station, but raised on Sa’sa
Profession: Secret profession: Only human fold clock maintainer, Cover ID: Scholar of Ancient Music with an emphasis on filk
Ethnicity: Human mixed
Species (for scifi/fantasy characters): Human
Please provide a physical description of yourself.
AM Scott is quite tall, with a fairly athletic build for a woman in her mid-50’s. Her brown hair is going slightly silver, she wears glasses and is generally klutzy and geeky.
Saree of Jericho is very average. Average height, mud-brown hair, light brown eyes, medium tan skin. She’s athletic, but not muscle-bound, and is very good at blending in everywhere.
Please tell us a little about your character.
Saree of Jericho is a war orphan, raised by cruel foster parents in the small human colony on Sa’sa. The Sa’sa are an alien hive-mind race, similar in appearance to velociraptors, and they tune the clocks necessary to fold space (Faster-Than-Light travel) synchronizing them to the universal standard in ^timespace^. Saree invaded ^timespace^ in her dreams, upsetting the immature Sa’sa, so the Sa’s trained her to tune clocks. She’s been hunted ever since by corporations, crime lords and an ancient Artificial Intelligence who want to misuse her talents to blockade and blackmail solar systems.
Who is the significant other in your character’s life?
Saree doesn’t have a significant other, but she’s extremely attracted to Lightwave’s Captain, Ruhger.
How does your heroine dress?
Saree is a Scholar of Ancient Music from Centauri University, so she wears Scholar’s Robes: a long black tunic, a traditional scholar’s cowl in purple patterns draped over it, with scarlet and dark blue patterned cords hanging around the neck, and plain black leggings and boots underneath. The colors reflect her school and area of study.
Does she scrape by, live comfortably, live extravagantly?
Saree is comfortable but not wealthy. She has a big training debt to pay back to the Time Guild and lives simply to maintain her cover as a Scholar. She owns her shuttle, but tells people it’s leased from her university.
What special skills does your character rely on?
Saree can tune space fold clocks. She meditates to find ^timespace^ then finds the right frequency for the transuranic metal used for the clock’s frequency standard, and tunes the clock to the universal standard time. These clocks enable fold transports to accurately fold space.
What does she have a knack for doing?
She is an excellent interviewer, vid maker, and plays guitar, so she can join filk sessions.
Can your heroine keep a secret? If not, why not? If yes, why?
Saree keeps a lot of secrets. She’d like hers to stay secret, so she won’t ever tell anyone else’s.
What secrets does your character know about people around her that she does NOT share?
She knows her virtual assistant is really an artificial intelligence and she wouldn’t dare tell anyone. If anyone knew Hal was an AI, they’d destroy both of them. Saree also knows she shares a past Lightwave’s crew—their parents were part of the attack on Jericho Station that made her an orphan, but they also saved her and many of the other children. Lightwave’s crew has no idea she’s a Jericho orphan.
What is your character’s biggest need at the beginning of the story?
Saree must keep her true profession a secret or millions of beings will be subject to blockades and blackmail.
What is your heroine’s biggest hopes and dreams?
Saree would love to have friends and family, someone who’d have her back. If she can’t have that, just basic safety would be nice.
If your character could make any one thing happen, what would it be?
Saree would love to find other beings capable of tuning space fold clocks. If there were lots of clock maintainers, she wouldn’t be hunted.
About Your Writer: Questions for your character to answer about you.
To honor the person who chose to share your story, please answer at least four of these questions. Questions with more than one point should be considered one question. You may answer as many more as you like.
Why do you think your writer chose to write about you?
I think she wanted to show that heroes don’t have to be loud and flashy or wear spandex. Heroes can be everyday people quietly doing their jobs without any fanfare to keep other beings safe.
What do you wish your writer would write next?
I hope she finds a way for me to make more friends. If I was really dreaming big, she’d help me find out if my attraction to Captain Ruhger is real. And if he’s attracted to me.
What other character from your book do you think your writer should write a book about? Care to tell us why?
I think she should write about Purser Grant Lowe. Everyone else has a short story, so we need to know about the fold fling king. There’s got to be a good reason he sleeps with every passenger he can.
Tell us about Lightwave: Clocker
Publisher Lightwave Publishing LLC
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AM Scott Social Media
After twenty years in US Air Force space operations, AM now operates a laptop, trading in real satellites for fictional space ships. AM is a volunteer leader with Team Rubicon: Disasters are our Business, Veterans our Passion, and lives deep in the mountains of Montana.
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/author/amscott