Ken Banno is a perfect example of the stereotypical Cowboy who patrols the spacelanes as he travels from system to system. His active mission is to find Japanese ex-patriots, and his starship typically carries a dozen or more people that he’s found in his travels. His hope is to find a way to get them home, and if that fails, to at least help them build a better life, and that mission takes him throughout colonized space and beyond. He rarely stays in one place for more than a few days, and is constantly looking for new places to search through. And while he is moving through one colony after another, he is always on the lookout for people or places that need some peace kept. He doesn’t enforce laws. He keeps the peace. There is a difference, and he works very hard to stay on the peacekeeping side of the fence.

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