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- Bousquette to his unit(src)
|Bill "Pearly" Bousquette|
City planner (formerly)
Due to an outdoors life, Bousquette has a tanned, leathery neck. It itches whenever his workday nears an end. He believes that it itches even worse when he is exasperated. His stomach gets upset every time he does an orbital drop.
Bousquette grew up on Choss in the town of Bim Battum. He went to college, where in his seventh term break he left his current girlfriend to be with Lynn-Ann, whom he'd met in grade school. The two were later married and had two sons.
Bousquette worked as a planner for the moon's cliff cities. He also engineered Cliffside Rest in the Quijadas canyons. Rhett Shearon was his best friend. At some point he worked alongside Redell Quinton. The two became close friends, and they spent their time ironing out imperfections in feedback modules. At night, they brainstormed mods that they would like to patent if they had the money for it. It was during one of these sessions when Bousquette developed the idea of a biometric accumulator.
The Fightin' SceeVeesEdit
A few years prior to the Second Great War, Bousquette had, with permission from Jim Raynor, put together the SceeVee Special Engineering Corps, a group of elderly SCV pilots recruited from all walks of life. The group quickly gained a reputation for efficiency. He became good friends with Rory Swann after his team patched up the Hyperion. By 2504, he had been working for fifty years.
During the war itself, Bousquette had concerns with the unit's morale, as the long hours took their toll. He shared his concerns with Swann, who encouraged him to take it up with Raynor. Raynor refused however, pointing out the Corps's resource extraction rate. A rate that was needed to keep their rebellion going, and the Hyperion operational. The events were further complicated by their need to keep the Moebius Foundation happy with their retrival of alien artifacts. Raynor promised Bousquette time off, but not at this point in time. On that note, Bousquette and his unit were assigned to Gurdlac, an inhospitable moon. They'd do their resource extraction while the main body of the Raiders operated elsewhere. Bousquette acknowledged the overtime issue, and told the unit that he was working on it.
The operation went well at first, the Corps setting up a command center in a short amount of time (but still under their record, as Bosquette noted). However, the group suddenly came under attack by zerglings. They emerged from a crevice that surrounded the site, so Bosquette ordered them to break for a canyon. The detonation of some explosives bought them some time, and they escaped, though with casualties. As night fell, he called the company to a halt. Dave Warner explained that the zerg had set a trap, an example of a tripwire tactic. Bosquette grimly explained that they weren't due back to the Hyperion for two weeks, and were out of transmission range. A plan was launched the following day to draw the zerglings into the canyon. Bousquette acted as bait, and fought the zerglings off using his SCV. The plan worked, and explosives sent rocks falling onto the Swarm, coupled with sand traps and snares. With the zerglings gone, the unit got on with the drop, getting twice their assigned payload. Bosquette greeted Lieutenant Hathaway when he came to retrieve them.
On the Hyperion, Bosquette learned that Raynor had allied himself with Valerian Mengsk in an effort to defeat the zerg. Bosquette, wanting the war to come to an end, trusted Raynor on the matter. However, he demanded that maintenance be given to the machines used by his unit, or otherwise he'd leave the Raiders. Raynor agreed to the request, and made Bosquette another offer. Building a small, discrete encampment on Char. Bosquette accepted.
In early 2505, Bousquette was contacted by Rin Shearon, in light of a mutalisk outbreak Quijidas was experiencing. His family lived in Bim Battum on the other side of the moon, but Cliffside Rest (among other properties and people) was still under threat. Shearon explained the situation, with Bousquette listening intently. He told her of a man who might be able to help her, but warned that he wasn't to be trifled with. Shearon agreed, and he got in touch with mutalisk hunter Breg Shaw on her behalf.