Name: Robbie (everybody in town calls him Angus)
Disposition: likable but socially awkward. He understands computers and machines better than people.
Appearance: 5'9" tall, weighs 170lb. Dark hair tuning gray around the ears, goatee, mustache and piercing green eyes.
Robbie was born and raised in La Nueva Era. His mom and pops were not really preppers but they tried to live off of the grid as much as possible.
Robbie grew up with an intense interest in ANYTHING mechanical. When Robbie was 10 his dad sold a huge portion of the land he had inherited to the
local realtor (who got word that people were looking for land in the area, to say the least, the realtor ended up making a killing).
His dad used the money to start moving off the grid. As he started bringing in solar panels and wind turbines he was absolutely amazed at how fast
Robbie picked up on how everything worked. His dad started bringing "How to" books home from the library. Once he was finished with them he would let
Robbie read them before returning them. Not only did he read them, he devoured them and anything else relating to mechanics he could find.
After a couple of years of this Robbie would go around town looking for junk, people had thrown out. He started making his own wind turbines and
alternators from old washing machine motors, solar water heaters from soda cans and he wasted almost nothing. He could find a use for the strangest
things in the oddest ways.
By the time he was 16 he was doing repair work around town and quickly became the resident "handyman".
Once he graduated from school, he went on to college to study Mechanical Engineering (his pops dream for him)
During his third year he was extremely board and his grades were starting to show it. He had a lot of side projects and inventions that were taking
up a lot of his time and thoughts.
Roughly half way into his first semester, of his junior year, he got the call.
Both his mom and pops were tragically killed in a head on collision by a drunk driver who walked away with barely a scratch.
He needed to go home and settle his family affairs. Once they were buried, he was surprised to find that they had no debt whatsoever. In fact they
had left him a tidy sum and a house that was completely off the grid now.
He buried himself in his machines and computers trying to cope with the loss. He kept putting school of until one day, a couple of years later, he
realized he was not going back.
He started working on broken machinery, computers, electronics or whatever anyone needed working on. He fell right back into the roll as the town's
handyman and it felt right.
Lately he has been contracted by the school to update their heating and air systems.
edit on 4-6-2014 by Quadrivium because: (no reason given)