Samson Jeremy Lilly
Samson Jeremy Lilly (a.k.a. Sam / P4R0DY_1618 (hacker name))
Sam is a homeless teenager living in the gritty, neon-lit slums of The Sink. Standing at six feet tall and thin as a rail, his blonde hair and piercing green eyes make him stand out in the crowded, rundown streets. Despite his tough exterior, his prosthetic leg is a constant reminder of the hardships he has faced in his young life. He can often be found lurking in the shadows, hood pulled up and baseball cap pulled low, trying to stay out of the spotlight. His worn jeans and sneakers have seen better days, but they are a practical choice for navigating the dangerous alleys and abandoned buildings that make up his home. Despite the challenges he faces, Sam is a survivor, using his street smarts and quick wit to stay one step ahead in this harsh and unforgiving world.
General Physical Condition
Show spoilerHis right leg was amputated below the knee. The leg was replaced by a non-invasive prosthetic that doubles as a computing device he calls his prosthetic, or his prosthetic computer. The prosthetic is controlled by his microcomputer ( a wrist unit) as well as AR (alternate reality) specs he adapted for the purpose of using them to create a virtual keyboard.
Savant Mechanic and Timeseer
Chipped tooth. Strong jaw.
Green eyes. Sandy/shaggy hair. The baggy jacket with his father's military badges.
Amputated right leg below the knee.
Show spoiler- Can work any machine instantly - Can pilot a plane with only a bit of bumpiness. - Can drive any vehicle, even if you don't know the laws of the road.
One of the few Dual-Skilled savants: Mechanic and Timeseer
Apparel & Accessories
T-shirt, jacket, cargos, boots. Giant sewer gator tooth given to him by Hawk Jacket with father's military badges on it
1. his DEC (which later becomes the prosthetic computer) 2. the anlace, usually in Bowie knife or machete form 3. AR specs to control his computer 4. microcomputer
Sam was born in The Sink, New Colorado in 2251 and grew up with an unsympathetic mother and no father. His father, Robert Lilly, (about whom In Memoriam is written) left to fight a war in China(country) when Sam was just a toddler, ultimately dying while doing a heroic last act. Sam idolizes the memory of Robert and longs for a father or mentor. His mother, Constance, resented Sam as a representation of his father who left her without money or a husband so she treated Sam very poorly, often being physically or emotionally abusive to the boy. His sister, Charley, was always his mother's favorite, so sam had mixed feelings about her
Show spoilerWhen he turned 14, Sam ran away to live on the streets of The Sink, where he met Grant, an older boy who becomes a friend and mentor. The two had a plan to get out of The Sink to go work in salvage operations at the edge of the Uninhabitable Wasteland but Grant was kidnapped before that can happen. In Anamnesis, Sam is looking for Grant and meets Judas Rostbane - JR who promises him information on his friend if Sam will hack into a the security system at Battery Mall and pull/destroy some footage from it. In this process, Sam attracts the attention of a CORPs assassin that chases him through the mall. While he's running, he encounters Mara Dark and Clark Sinclair, knocking Clark over and stealing a payment chip of Clark's to also turn over to JR. Clark and Mara (and The Company then hunts him down, forcing him to get the payment chip from JR. At this time, Mara also realizes Sam is the one she's looking for and decides that once he completes this job for Clark, she's going to take Sam in (as well as Trent) and fulfill the promis she made to Sam's father. However, before she can officially do that, the job at JR's goes south when the assassin find them. He uses an electrically-charged wire to mangle Sam's leg and introduce nanobots into Sam's bloodstream. Mara barely gets him out and back to the base alive. As it is, the nanobots cannot be destroyed at the source of the wound (his leg) so they need to amputate to save the rest of him. He spends some time recovering in The Company's infirmary before realizing that they could help him find Grant and learn more about his father, so he asks to join. When they officially induct him into The Company, they add him to the New York Metro Complex job--giving him the responsibility to rescue the street kids the CORP had captured, hoping that Grant is among them. After that mission goes awry, he heads up to Candalaska with Mara and Trent to recover before finally making it to the The Alpha Omega Compound , joining The Starkill Army. During Operation Ishtar, his job is to guide one of the rockets, called Adam, toward the California Sea Wall in order to destroy the weapon within.
She's only a half sister.
Mara gives Sam her anlace, which is really the consciousness of Sam's father put into the nanobots that tried to kill Robert. The Anlace can change into any weapon or tool that Sam thinks about, but it only works for him. When others hold it, it stays static as whatever weapon it was last. Robert figures out that he can communicate to Sam through the one surviving nanobot in Sam's brain. The nanobot, however, is also a tracking device for the CORPs and Sam has to reprogram it if he wants to be free of them.
Bi-fluid and unsure. Attracted to both men and women, but not sure where on the spectrum he lies or really what he wants.
Educated at mostly True Human schools and thus have large gaps in his knowledge about savants. Especially bad because his mother would refuse to talk about them at all so he didn't even learn much about them until he meets Grant and the savant street kids.
Works for the Starkill Army as a new recruit even though he's still young.
Accomplishments & Achievements
Failures & Embarrassments
Unsuccessful at rescuing Grant twice. The second time watching Grant get shot.
The feeling of ineptitude at not being able to save Grant.
The mental anguish of having to choose between saving Mara or Trent at the end of Gen Codex.
Morality & Philosophy
Savvies & Ineptitudes
Tech including computers, planes, electronics, guns
Outgoing and able to talk his way into getting what he wants
Reading social cues
Still exploring his sexual attraction and thus doesn't recognize when someone is flirting with him
Likes & Dislikes
Most Food, especially cookies
Computers and hacking
Judas Rostbane - JR
Virtues & Personality perks
Vices & Personality flaws
Hobbies & Pets
Building things/tinkering with tech
Nanobot named Igor that lives in his brain. Originally Igor was a CORPs bot that got into his blood stream through a wound, but over time, Sam reprogrammed Igor by threatening his own life and convincing Igor his new purpose is Sam's survival.
Member of the Starkill Army
Date of Birth
The Sink, New Colorado
Green, but not as green as his fathers
Sandy blond and shaggy
6'1" (max 6'4")
Quotes & Catchphrases