Character Concept Weston Grant
A cavalier who was assigned to protect the people on the ship by his father, a high-ranking good hearted knight(and one of the few left). All his life he has been told and taught the right path of honor and valor. Defend those that can not defend themselves. Lead by example, work towards ensuring that everyone leads long happy lives free of danger. Combining this with a good heart, it was a path he easily embraced with passion.
In his youth, he was his father's squire, his duties and training were something he actually enjoyed, eagerly awaiting the day when he was ready to be a hero like his father. One of his father's main lessons that was repeated to him again and again, was of constant vigilance. To always be alert for threats against good and fair people, as well as the importance of fighting governmental corruption with subtlety.
His father staying behind to continue to work against the corruption in the knightly orders while he heads off on the ship to found a new world. A new world that will be free from corruption and greed, with laws to prevent such from taking hold again.