Thelouis (pronounced THELL-WISS) Silman is cowardly, self-centered, and weak-willed. He does anything asked without complaint or question, though he often puts little to no effort in his work. Silman is also notoriously bad at lying. He'll often dramatically faint under pressure, and he's absolutely terrified of Mortimer.
Silman does feel a tremendous amount of guilt for his actions, but he is apathetic about changing things. Silman fears pain more than death.
Silman grew up in a privileged family, and was an only child. This has alienated him from many of his species because lithes make up a lot of the lower class. He dated Mother Hennings, but broke up with her after she voluntarily decided to become a colonist. Silman wrote the bill that put the colonists in the Ribs, and supported the fabricated Starvation Crisis. Only him, Mortimer, and Albert know of this, and Silman is bound by contract to keep silent about the matter.
Currently, Silman continues to work in Albert's cabinet. He's in charge of Civikkean Literature Control, as well as the euthanization of state prisoners. Silman is also friends with Goat, and is secretly (though minimally) helping Goat take care of the colonists. He is under Albert's protection because he put the colonist plan into action, though his shoddy workmanship may get him into big trouble one day.
-Silman is part of the Lithe Mafia, but this likely won't be discussed in the story.
-He's Mortimer's least favorite co-worker, and he writes his weekly reports in red crayon.
-He has a bad habit of pulling the feathers out on the end of his tail.
-If he had a voice, he'd sound like this:
Art/Character (C) Bird-Blood