Hammerschmiddtt Motors is the solar system’s top consumer automotive and aeronautic company, as well as the top defense contractor. The scion of the Hammerschmiddtt empire is Troy Hammerschmiddtt, a fashion plate gadabout better known for clubbing on three different planets on the same night than his business acumen.
Troy and Sasha have run in the same social circles their entire lives, and Troy takes great pleasure in one-upping Sasha whenever possible. If Sasha arrives at a party in a sports car, Troy will arrive in a hovercraft; if Sasha arrives in a hovercraft, Troy will tunnel up from the ground in a mechanized drilling machine. The loathing Troy and Sasha have for one another has evolved into loads of sexual tension. Currently they hate each other too much to let the attraction take center stage, but that could change at any moment.
Titan is the only body in the solar system which doesn’t buy military hardware from Hammerschmiddtt. Cracking the Titan market is an eternal goal of Hammerschmiddtt Motors, and Sasha’s father, President Caylo, is the obstacle to that progress, making Troy hate Sasha and her family with even more intensity.
Troy carefully cultivates his image of a shiftless pretty boy, but deep down he’s got ambitious plans for himself. When he makes his ultimate power grab, he won’t be too concerned about who gets hurt in the process.