Farava et Boolay du Massa was Zaran engineer and, as of 432 IE, alien resident of Amargosa. The provisional government hired him to maintain spacecraft built by his species.
Boolay came to Amargosa sometime around 422 IE. During the Lara Occupation, he spent the year hiding naked in trees and chattering at the Gelt like a wild animal. The occupation force assumed he was simply local wildlife and eventually ignored him.
Sarcastic yet brilliant, Boolay railed on the preference of humans and Gelt for “butt huggers,” conventional seats. He particularly disliked seats on Orag craft because their squat Neanderthal bodies necessitated lower seats compared to those used by Sapiens.
Boolay joined Suicide and JT Austin aboard the Arcanum on their mission to find Jayne Best. He complained to Colonel Hu about burying ships similar to the Queen of the Canopy. Unlike the OA-22 Falcon, the Zaran-built craft did not respond well to sitting under three meters of soil.
The trio went to Gohem and its moon, Menh. While Suicide met with a pilot friend for information, JT accompanied (against his better judgment) Boolay to a comfort house (brothel.) JT did not partake, but Boolay booked an Orag prostitute who accused him of not paying. This resulted in a brawl with her bodyguard, which JT joined, and the arrest of the bodyguard, JT, and Boolay. Suicide sprang them by invoking Tishla‘s name.
Boolay went with JT and Suicide first to Marilyn, then Walton. On Marilyn, he worked with Connor Duffy to mask the Goldeneye‘s identity. On Walton, he became backup pilot when JT and Suicide, along with Mitsuko Yamato, scoped out District 19.
While Suicide, JT, and Mitsuko did recon in District 19, Boolay piloted the Goldeneye first into orbit as the Tachi to fool the Anna Khirovsky, then to District 19 to extract Suicide’s team. He copiloted the CJC-1967 into orbit. When the Valles Marineris arrived, flashing its projection-drive wormhole, the effect rendered him momentarily catatonic. He expressed amazement that the effect made humans ill.
Later, while aboard the Minerva, Edward Windsor coopted Boolay into an unauthorized mission aboard the CJC-1967 to retake the Queen Maria Sophia. He complained having to copilot the ship in a “butt hugger,” as Compact Navy Falcons did not have harnesses that Zarans preferred to sit in.
He missed the state breakfast hosted by Tishla, but attended a dinner given by Windsor. He appreciated having a stool instead of a chair to sit on. Having worn regular clothing to the dinner, Queen Reiko lamented he had not come naked as she wanted to see how endowed he was. Boolay overheard it, but the Queen Widow made no apologies.
After JT left the Compact Navy, he stayed full-time with the Goldeneye. During the rift between JT and Suicide, he acted as a go-between, coordinating who would take which trip. During one such trip, while JT and Ellie were a couple, he turned the gravity off during an approach so the pair could try null-G sex. Boolay would be with Suicide when she took a run to Belsham and stayed with the ship while she and Mitsuko traveled to Aphrodite to confront Gerard Kurz over an attempted assassination of King Edward. When the Goldeneye was tapped to run Mitsuko’s platoon to the surface, he objected to Ellie Nardino installing Hanarian cloaking technology on board.
During the expedition to raid Kurz’s camp, Boolay stayed with the Goldeneye, sleeping in the cockpit in case the team needed a rapid extraction. He launched three drones dropped from orbit upriver to run reconnaissance for Mitsuko’s platoon.
Appearances: Suicide Run, Checkmate, Winter Games, Royal Orders