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Sky Melnik (née Netizen): Mostly reformed air-pirate and relatively upstanding citizen of New Babbage. Greeter of new folk, helper of friends, fighter of enemies. Fiercely loyal, rather curious, slight tendency to over excite. Always armed, both with wit and weaponry. Affinity for books, hot cocoa and that occasional laugh. Extreme lack of culinary and cleaning skills.
Co-Manager of ‘Cuffs and Portside Books, Investigator for Terranova Investigative Services, Inc., Lay Member of the Church of the Builder, Land Baroness.
Being the only daughter of an explorer father and librarian mother, Sky Netizen was raised while traveling in their airship, thus she experienced a wide array of places and cultures. Her happy childhood was cut short at the age of thirteen when she was taken away from her parents by a band of murderous air pirates and thieves. Following a battle and heroic rescue by a Tinman, Sky took up the Tinman’s sword and attempted to make her way in the world.
She eventually joined a band of opportunistic air pirates led by Captain Scofield Spinner. Many years passed and Sky grew up learning how to fly the air ship, fight, fence and yes, even pillage. She excelled at the occupation of air piracy, eventually so impressing Captain Spinner that she became First Mate of his ship, Dark Lightning.
All that is known of Sky’s many years as an air pirate is based on hearsay found only in the seediest of pubs. “Sky the Red” is said to have a great many conquests to her name and is attributed as “The Terror of the Dawn” and “The Shadow of the Night.” One can only guess as to how many have fallen or have been helped by her hand.
Eventually following a desire to shed her dark past, Sky made her way to New Babbage and established herself. In doing so she made a few deep friendships and had a handful of adventures. Over time Sky drew closer to her best friend, a certain rogue of a bookseller, and fell madly in love with him. As they established their fighting club the two eloped. Now known as Sky Melnik, she happily runs businesses with her husband Scottie, avoids cooking and cleaning at all costs and has been known to encourage others to come to blows (all in good fun, of course).