Uncle Manuel Tarsis, once an Admiral in the Galactic, retired to a life of trading and salvaging across the galaxy.  He took in his sister and her newborn son when they needed to escape from her abusive husband.  Now he helps fellow Captains and corporations recover their stolen starships.  Uncle Manny is a member of the Tarsis family, the galaxy's first Trillionaire family thanks to their Mega-conglomerate company StarSys.