Background information- Cogwheel Station
On Mar Sara, there is a small settlement called Cogwheel Station. Cogwheel Station, though small, produces some of the most fantastic machines in the Terran army. The people of Cogwheel Station are friendly, and always have a place for travelers or refugees on the run. They secretly aided Jim Raynor and Raynor’s Raiders in their attempts to overthrow Emperor Mengsk. Though they were forced to supply the confederacy, the people of Cogwheel station doubled production efforts to help Jim Raynor, smuggling vehicles and weaponry for them under the watchful eye of the confederacy.
Tyrus’ machine shop is the largest factory in Cogwheel Station. Bolvar Tyrus is the most educated man in the settlement. He graduated summa !@# laude, with a degree in engineering from Korhal U, one of the most prestigious universities in the Koprulu Sector. After finishing his studies, he moved to Cogwheel with his wife who was pregnant at the time. Bolvar had his factory flown in from Korhal and he set up shop with several other graduates from his class.
Months after their arrival on Mar Sara, Bolvar’s wife went into labor. They had a son who they named Garrett Tyrus. Unfortunately, Garrett’s mother died during childbirth.
Garrett’s life- Chapter 1 Skipping Class (age 11)
“I don’t need maths, they are boring to me…”
said Garrett to himself as he snuck past Gus, the security worker at the Tyrus’ machine shop. Gus was quite easy to sneak past, he was always falling asleep on the job.
“besides, I can do it all in my head anyway. They don’t have anything to teach me.” Garrett knew where all of the security cameras were in his father’s shop, he managed to always find the blind spots to walk through. He made his way through piles of supplies, crawling on greasy floors of the factory as he made his way to the production floor.
It was loud inside the machine shop, but Garrett didn’t mind. He actually quite liked the sounds of the factory. To him, they came together like a song.
He found a stack of several barrels of vespene gas on the production floor that would make for an excellent hiding place. He postioned himself behind the barrels, peering over the side as he watched the men work below. After almost an hour of spectating the work, Bolvar Tyrus, Garrett’s father, emerged from his office in the adjoining tech lab. He looked carefully over the entire room, scanning it but not really looking at the workers… Garrett knew it, the school had called.
All of the sudden, Bolvar’s eyes stopped on the stack of barrels, his eyes locked with Garrett’s.
“Damnit,” he thought,“ I should’ve been more creative with my hiding. Bolvar approached the barrels, and Garrett rose up from behind them, submitting in his defeat. He knew he had been caught. Bolvar motioned for Garrett to follow him outside and he did. They walked out of the factory and made their way into the mid-morning sun.
“You let him through again Gus, you need to work on that.” Bolvar said as they passed security. Gus woke up suddenly at this and fell from his chair. Bolvar and Garrett continued walking towards the school,
“Listen, I know things have been hard for you Garrett, but you can’t cut class. I graduated from Korhal U, how would it look if my son disrespected his studies like you are doing.” Garrett looked at his dad in protest, stating the same argument that he had the time before and the time before that.
“But dad, you know I don’t need it. They don’t challenge me there, nothing I do is actually worth my time.” Garrett didn’t even have to listen to his father to know what he said next. Like a broken record, Garrett could tell that just by reading his lips he said
“But I’ve put you in all the most advanced classes, you are way ahead of your peers. There’s nothing more that I can do for you.” Deep down Garrett knew he was right, he was pretty smart after all. Garrett was walked into school by his father who apologized for his son’s absence before returning to the machine shop. Garrett couldn’t help but think his genius was being held back by his instructors.
Edited by SQUAVI on 11/15/2012 10:40 AM PST