Cartographies and Colonies
Goldberg, Ruben the Elder
Rube’s grandfather. Patriarch of the Clan-cartel. A master barber. Likes to interview people while doing hair. “People like a barber. People trust him to hold a knife next to their throat without slitting it, and to leave them looking and hopefully feeling better at the end of their time with him than they were at the beginning. He also is a good listener, is unassuming, and gives and gets his patron’s undivided attention for an extended period of time. The way someone treats their barber can also be a good way to judge their leadership ability and how they will treat others if given authority. Besides, I’m good at it and I find it relaxing.” It is said that this is where the phrase “groomed for a position” came from.