Alexei "Alyosha" Volgin
An ambitious doctor with a political past
Alexei was born on Korsk. His elderly father is still there, as his sister—but she doesn’t have much choice. Caught up in the turmoil surrounding Volokh’s ascension to President-for-Life, she has been imprisoned.
Alexei’s ticket off Korsk was a fellowship with the Samadhikir on Giddah. He studies the biological and neurological impact of MES on psychics, both trained and untrained, in an effort to better understand how the syndrome blesses and curses. The school has assigned him a bodyguard and partner on his travels—Tyson-Jrailth.
He has a brother who made it off world before he did, and who no one has heard from in some time. Ace claims to have beaten a man named Volgin in a gambling game a year or two back, and that he is owed money as a result.