Lead Agent for Field Operations
Fernando Botero is a civilian hired by the Iron Dingoes to serve as their lead field agent. He is a Regular NPC Intelligence Operative, whose skills as an promoter and actor have stood him well as lead field agent for * “The Dingoes’ Fangs”.
In addition to his experience as an actor, he speaks fluent Spanish and English, and is a moderately skilled painter. As a promoter, he possesses a fair number of contacts, and actually has a substantial personal wealth. He could easily retire once more, but remains active, because “The Game” is what’s important.
Fernando Botero was born in Las Pampas, a small “Iron Wheel” habitat in the asteroid clusters of Flannegan’s Nebula, to an environmental engineer father and a singer/actress mother. The son and grandson of famous actors, he quickly followed in their footsteps, as did his older brother and sister, Carlos and Monica. His father’s political views quickly distanced him from his own family, and he left them when the children were still quite young, disappearing into what is believed to have been the Seraphim movement, who advocate a belief in Taurian isolationism.
Although he grew-up around actors in a family of actors, he saw painting as his first love, working as a set painter and actor to support his goals. He even spent some time as a stripper, though he hated that part of his life. Realizing his love was not matched by his skills, he gave up his hopes and moved on to follow his family tradition as an actor.
At the age of 20, he managed to find steady employment, mostly on his ancestral good name, and spent the next twelve years in various minor holo-plays and films throughout the Cluster, but never achieved any real fame or wealth. Something of his father within him pushed him to be an activist, and by the end of his career, he was a vocal advocate for unionization of the Actor’s Guild, and eventually moved away from acting to employ his contacts as a promoter of actors, singers and dancers. Within a few years he had managed to make a name for himself as club promoter, and began making his fortune and name in their establishment.
Eventually, Fernando grew weary of “The Game”, and retired from public life. He soon found, however, he could not lead a sedentary lifestyle, and involved himself in getting people in contact with each other as a go-between. His bevy of contacts proved useful, and eventually he led his daughter and her children into the same career. His interest in “Human Intelligence” led him to develop a small network of spies and contacts, that inevitably led to conflict with both local Seraphim and Taurian Intelligence networks, who both tried to recruit him.
He chose another option; Fernando dismantled his network, and hired-on with the Iron Dingoes during their last recruitment drive on Joshua’s Station. Advocate quickly identified him as a person of interest, and he was placed in * “The Dingoes’ Fangs” as an intelligence operative. He has quickly risen to its lead position, using his contacts when needed, but generally continuing to pretend to be a promoter, where his “stars” are actually his lead agents – his own daughter Shakira and granddaughter Selena.