Brave New Verse
The Midian Giant as he’s called, Birch ventured out into the Rim after he ran into some legal trouble at the core. A good man at heart, he rubbed the Alliance the wrong way and lacked the brainpower and the funds to dig himself out of that impossible ditch. Jonah recognized him for what he was and extended an invitation to his town, which Birch enthusiastically accepted. Birch is now one of Midian’s best miners and earns a decent living at it. In the rare event the town faces an outside threat, Marcel has been known to “deputize” and turn Birch loose on the unsuspecting assailants.