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Biography: Tellus, Edoaurd

Edoaurd Tellus was born into a world of privilege as the grandson of Nobel Prize winning biologist Hiram Tellus. A native of Warsaw, Poland and a prodigy at an early age, Tellus brokered his family fortune into the most successful corporate enterprise in human space. Instrumental in early ecoforming initiatives aimed at restoring the Amazon rainforest on Earth as well as the development of the Antarctic Nation and the development of mankind’s first permanent settlements in space, Tellus himself supported the war effort against the Transhumanists with the development of the Prole parahuman template. In later years, Tellus’ spearheaded initiatives to bring his company’s ecoforming technology to worlds like Mars, Chiron and over two-hundred others in order to make new homes for mankind among the stars and his efforts in xenoarcheaology especially in light of his company’s discovery of Predecessor Ruins in the Antarctic have shaped the League’s development in hundreds of ways. While his public persona as a philanthropist, humanist and entrepreneur is well-documented, his private side is considerably less so. Marred by a series of early tragedies, Edoaurd’s personal relationships were almost entirely unmitigated disasters; characterized by some former associates as a vindictive, cruel and paranoid womanizer, egotist and bigot; Edoaurd Tellus managed Tellus Gmbh through fear and an iron-clad ruthlessness that has gone unmatched since his demise. Married thirteen times, Tellus had only one child whose life he took even a desultory interest in, that being Emerson Tellus, by his third wife. Emerson was to many a vision of hope for the future of Tellus Gmbh; seemingly groomed to inherit his father’s empire, instead it was Emerson who took the fall when the United Nations needed a scapegoat in the wake of the discovery of Tellus’ development of the Prole parahuman despite the UN’s ban on such research. While Edoard Tellus brokered the deal that made Proles part of modern industrial society, Emerson Tellus spent the remainder of his years in relative obscurity. In his later years, Tellus seemed to regret many of his decisions, as well as the course of his life; he established over five-hundred organizations covering a wide range of social services and programs. His treatises on first contact situations and xenology earned him the Nobel Prize in xenology as well as a lifetime membership on the board of Earth’s prestigious Smithsonian Institute. Many conspiracy theorists believe that Edouard had personal dealings with extraterrestrials long before first contact with the Elder Druun, perhaps stretching back as far as the nineteen thirties. Some point to the development of parahumans, the development of artificial gravity based off of exotic matter manipulation as well as the ecoforming process as signs of alien intervention in human technological development. Tellus always scoffed at such nonsense, and simply waved the battered black leather journal he never allowed to leave his person, claiming “you want the truth, you can read it in herer when I’m dead.” Contrary to Tellus’ claims, the journal vanished after his death and has never resurfaced. Edouard Tellus died of massive organ failure after almost one-hundred and thirty nine years of life (greatly extended by treatments and technologies developed by his company) and control of his assets devolved to the board of directors, who have managed it ever since. Of the mysteries that have surrounded Edoaurd Tellus’ life, almost nothing was ever known; his family keeping his secrets even in death.