another borderlands oc! let’s go!
Esme Cashmont, her grace the duchess of stutley-mannerton, is this lady from the same British Empire planet as the Hammerlock siblings. she’s one of those people who always has to be doing something, who isn’t happy unless she’s actively doing a job or solving a problem. she approaches life like a powergamer. she’s gone through husbands and wives like some people go through knickers. not because she’s a murderous black widow or anything, she just works them too hard.
she owns a zillion shares in the dahl corporation, and invested heavily in their mining expedition to pandora. so she was understandably annoyed when dahl suddenly pulled out and abandoned that project. unable to make things happen her way over echonet communications, she hopped in her spaceship to fly to pandora and knock people’s heads together in person.
it was supposed to be a simple three-day journey from her planet, which she’d spend partly working, partly in regenerative sleep (she’s balls old). like hypersleep cuts into Working Time but her doctors were getting pretty hysterical about it, so sure whatever, if she timed it for when she was in deepest space she figured it shouldn’t eat into her schedule too much.
UNFORTUNATELY she got rammed by an asteroid or something while in hypersleep and ended up snoozing for kind of a while. by the time she got out, dahl was long gone, that pissant sniper manufacturer Hyperion had been taken over by a nobody, and a city had been built on the buried remains of the Sanctuary mining ship.
esme cashmont needs to catch up on the local news. and she is probably stranded on pandora for a really long time.
she’ll probably come to like the pandora ‘fight for survival by the skin of your teeth’ lifestyle despite herself. it’s a different and interesting challenge, and at least it’s more fun than the society of teacakes and short sunday hours back at home.