Rudyard Kipling Marsden “Kip”: Kip is a SecType: think George Foreman in his prime, but taller. He’s the Van Buren Sec Chief and father figure to both Jezekiah & Keiko. He’s a tough, supremely competent sr cop with a sense of humor that shows in the laugh lines around his eyes. He’s also the only person on several worlds who can come close to matching Letticia’s skill in controlling NetMind. Difference is he possesses the experience and the wisdom to understand the responsibility that goes with it. His badge of office is the long silver crescent of a comm implant permanently embedded above one ear among his graying curls. He’s permanently logged into NetMind which makes him a force to be reckoned with.