I once had a fantasy. I'd be a famous and well-paid author. I'd make up a fictional family. I'd follow various members through various historical periods and Genres. It would be a great in joke between me and my loyal readers.
I didn't intend it to be the Ashbys, but that's the way it has worked out.
The most recent Ashby I made up was Aaron Burr Ashby for a Shadowrun Game. And the one player who got the in joke rolled his eyes.
The Ashby Family
Created by: Jay P Hailey
Appearance: Jennifer Taitler (Nee Ashby) appeared in 1983 in a B13 game. Scott Ashby appeared in the GURPS game of 1988 Both were used in Vista City
Number of Members:Edit
Unknown, more than a dozen detailed.
Nature of Members:Edit
Members of the Family bearing the surname "Ashby" who are adventurers.
A family line
A source for Jay's Characters, building a virtual dynasty.
The good guys, usually.
Various. Scott Ashby affected the History of the United States. Hamilton was one of the founding fathers of a New World. Usually not that much
Public or secret?Edit
Public. What they are doing is sometimes secret.
Publicly Stated Goal:Edit
To survive and prosper
Varies. Sometimes quite wealthy.
Adventurous and talented
People often wind up trying to kill them. In Jay-trek a disproportionate number die in Air Combat.
Those who favor them:Edit
Good guys, friends. Organizations that hire them to defend the good.
Those opposed to them:Edit
Criminals, the weird, generic enemies of the Federation.
Area of Operation:Edit
Earth, Bendross. The United Federation of Planets.
Generically Vista City, CA, or Olson City, Bendross.
Public Face: Plucky, smart and earnest defenders of the good. Usually.
History of the Organization:Edit
The Ashby Family history (at least for this fictional branch) traces back to Andrew Ashby, a criminal who was transported to American from Britain in the 1600s.
The Trek history continues until at least the 2670s with Garfield Ashby.
Circa 1650 - Andrew Ashby is transported to America from England, having been convicted of highway robbery
1747 - 1819 Noah Ashby. Adventurer, smuggler, free spirit
1790's onward - Two sons of Noah Ashby Join the military (one the Navy, the other the Army)
1827 - ???? - Carter Moses Ashby makes a fortune in Silver Mining in Denver Colorado. Moves to England in 1870 with his new wife, and has adventures, ala the pulps and Sherlock Holmes
1834 - 1909 - Matt Ashby, Union Cavalry Officer in the Civil war, and later Federal Marshal in the California territories. Picked up a bum leg during the war.
1910 - 1967 - Jack Ashby, G-Man, B13 Agent Not too much is known of Jack Ashby, except that he liked the Colt M1911 and that he disappeared, never to be seen again.
Mom Ashby - Steve's Mother. Not detailed.
Aunts Ashby - Jack Ashby had two sisters.
1945 - 1994 - Scott Steven Ashby', Fighter pilot, astronaut, experimental cyborg, B13 agent. Killed in Eugenics war.
Jen Ashby, B13 Agent, Policewoman (Helps found the VCPD SIS), has a grudge against the supermen.
1984 - ???? - Spaulding Ashby, Pilot, Agent and so on.
1986 - 2072 - Mikki Ashby, B13 agent, officer of Nogano America Corp.
2007 - ???? - John Ashby, AF Pilot, Exchange officer, and so on. Killed in Col. Greene's War
Crystal Lannier Ashby - A Bailiff at the LA County Courthouse. Killed in rioting.
2039 - ???? - 'Hamilton Ashby, AF Pilot, Cyberpunk, Space Explorer Colonist,
Aaron Burr Ashby - (AU echo of Hamilton for a Shadowrun Game)
2099 - ???? - Donald Ashby, Hamilton Ashby's Son, resident of Bendross.
2260's - James Ashby, serves as a Helmsman on the USS Ezekiel
2287 - Carter Ashby, stranded on the Starliner California. He can check out any time he likes but he can never leave.
2373 - Parker Ashby, Starfleet Engineer, DS13, USS Cincinnatus (Of the Bendross Ashbys)
2409 - Warren Ashby, Starfleet Officer. (AU - Star Trek Online)
(Scott in 1988 and Steve in 2358 both interfered with a malfunctioning time travel experiment - this set up a quantum resonance which effectively caused them to be parallels and analogs of each other. Neither one realizes this. If the Jens did, they'd be shooting things.)
Steve Ashby a reserve Starfleet officer, and VCPD Policeman.
Jen Ashby A retired Starfleet Officer, wife of Steve
Spaulding Ashby, Son of Steve and Jen
Mikki Ashby, Daughter of Steve and Jen
2670's - Garfield Ashby. Historical hologram programmer, historian