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Professor Laurence Pournelle
A xenobiologist from a Night Cartel background, Laurence Pournelle fled his home on Mars after ending up on the wrong side of a criminal power struggle. Setting himself up in Conamara on Europa just as the Jovian Republic was opening up the moon to outside study, Pournelle quickly rose to power in both Europan academia and in its underworld. He founded both the Xenobiological Fund of Europa and the Toucan Tribe to rule the Gangs of Europa.
Professor Pournelle led an ill-fated expedition to discover the secrets of ABLE COIN in AF 11, resulting in his absorption by the ABLE COIN AGI. His disappearance also triggered a gang war that was ended by the intervention of the Fastball Express.