Weldon Morgan is the pilot of the Cygus class transport ship, delivering Jarah Tanako to the entertainment facility on Ienus. He is a humoid (having detachable, cybernetic lower legs) and is described as being short and stocky, with long, curly black hair. He is a sports fan who appears to enjoy over-indulging in snack food. His usual line of work is as a freighter pilot, running cargo from Corus to Ienus. However, at the beginning of the story it is revealed that he has recently started accepting passenger transport contracts, in order to branch out and supplement his income.
Morgan is 149 years old when the story begins in January of 2248 and, as is customary, is due to be retired the following year. Morgan’s year of birth would appear to be 2099, although there is reference made to his relatives leaving what is now known as the Earthstar, in 2089 of the old calendar. At this stage it is unclear how the old calendar relates to the current (or new) calendar.