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Charlie Quintessa, formerley a major in the Indian Raj
Originally came for the sea air whilst recovering from injuries sustained in the Indian Campaign. A certain lady of Babbage has captured his heart, however. Charlie has now deserted Her Majesty’s Indian Army to try and win her hand. Currrently making a living as a soldier of fortune.
The meaning of Quintessa is “essence” (origin Latin). However, the name taken by my grandfather was originally “QuinTesla”, after he was struck by lightening five times during his obsession to bulild a Tesla tower, an apparatus for the transmission of electrical energy. This also explains my own fascination with high-frequency, high-voltage electrical enrergy.
If you are wondering about the leg, ask the tiger!