Fred Mason was an Eclipse mercenary and enforcer. He was killed in a shootout with the Blue Suns on Illium in a fake weapons deal. That was a setup and trap in retaliation for the death of a Blue Suns Commander's daughter at the hands of the Eclipse.
Born on Earth in 2146 CE, Mason grew up a troubled child. His parents were killed in an accident when he was young, and he spent his childhood being bounced around in the foster care system. Between his lack of a stable home and his bad grades, he was constantly targeted by bullies. He became hardened, and committed his first murder at age fifteen, and thus entered the penal system. After being released, he joined Eclipse, working on Illium. He got work as an enforcer and would often supervise weapon deals, rob and hold up stores, and personally kill targets.
Mason was chosen in 2185 CE to accompany an Eclipse captain as a body guard to a deal with the Blue Suns. This was actually a trap for the Eclipse, set by a Blue Suns commander angry over his daughter's death at their hands. Mason was the first one gunned down.