El Duce - Pilot
Adam Doochin has only a few fragmented memories of a glittering childhood spent in a Lyran Commonwealth palace, all overshadowed by a nightmarish memory of the night his family fell. He was rescued from his nursery by a roguish 'old friend' of his mother's, who fled with him to the Periphery.
His new guardian, while committed to keeping him alive, wasn't above teaching him how to pick pockets and con the gullible. As he got older, they moved into smuggling operations, working as a team until one job went horribly wrong and his guardian sacrificed himself to cover Adam's escape.
Alone for the first time in his life, Adam drifted away from the criminal lifestyle, wandering the Periphery and re-evaluating his life from an adult's perspective. Almost accidentally, he was pulled into a criminal investigation where his childhood skills could be used for the good of others, an opportunity he welcomed.
Soon he was doing regular work as an investigator. It kept food in his mouth and a roof over his head, but after a few years in one location, restlessness once again threatened his security. When he found himself working with a MechWarrior on a case, and invited afterward to join their mercenary company as a rookie pilot, he jumped at the chance.
Can be found as a random starting pilot or in hiring halls.