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Donn Keel

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Donn Keel

by Hobbie » 24 Apr 2014, 12:03

Name: Donn Keel (assumed name, real name unknown)
Species: Human
Homeworld: Thyferra

Gender: Male
Hair Colour: Brown
Eye Colour: Grey
Age: 29
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 91KG

Other Identifiers: Bacta Boy, The Tall Man
Occupation: 'Courier' (IE: Smuggler specializing in high risk high reward runs)
Property of Note: YT-2000 Sunfire, MK-model pilot droid 53-1S4R.

Physical Appearance: Keel is tall. Exceptionally tall. He's got an angular face hidden by medium-length hair, with a sharp jaw hidden by a scruffy, two week old beard, and he's always dressed in thick, warm clothes that make him look bulkier than he actually is.

Notable Personality Traits: Smartassed. Snarky. Very observant. Secretive. Fond of messing with people. Tendency to act before thinking when under pressure.

Personal History:

The Escape

Keel was born on Thyferra (under a different name) a few years after the end of the Clone Wars as the only son of wealthy Xucphra Cartel magnates. Being born into power did not suit the rebellious child, and he caused no end of havoc in his youth as a typical over-misbehaving child. His parents were, to put it bluntly, sick of his crap and shipped him off to the only boarding school on the planet, where he typically flaunted rules and caused as much trouble as possible.

A life amongst the relative Human nobility of the planet did teach him a great deal about suspicion, paranoia, and keeping your head down, and he was a very quick learner. Eventually, every act of misbehaving had an end goal, every seemingly minor action a purpose. In the end, it turned out that he was trying to escape the planet itself.

A field trip to the spaceport led to the perfect opportunity. While his teachers were occupied, he released a pack of knytix from their Vratix owners, and as the knytix ran wild, he snuck onboard a YT-2000 captained by an old freighter jockey making a scheduled pit-stop. Cambric, the old trader, was in space and half-way to Coruscant when he realized he had a lanky, shivering teenager onboard. After many a shouting match and threats to turn around, Cambric took Keel on as an apprentice aboard the Sunfire, giving him a berth in exchange for a helping hand around the ship.

It very quickly became apparent to Keel that Cambric wasn't the mere trader he appeared to be. The Sunfire seemed to be just a bit too heavily armed and agile. Cambric himself seemed to be too slippery with Customs officials, and too well educated on the best quiet spots on a planet. Sure enough, he was a smuggler. Keel learned all the tricks from him. Always keep your bases covered, always remain below the radar, and most importantly, always have a way out.

The Battle of Yavin happened a year after Keel left Thyferra. With his mentor's advice, he kept his head down and his mouth shut about it. The Imperials and their little civil war would be over soon, and in the meantime, profits were to be made. Of course, neither of them predicted that the Rebellion would eventually win, but the galactic turmoil only made things easier for them. Their business expanded, their list of contacts grew, and they obtained 53-1S4R, a new piloting droid, to cover for them when they both had to be away from the ship. Life was looking good.

The Bacta War

Keel first returned to Thyferra eight years after he had left. Cambric had picked up word that the fledging New Republic needed bacta, and a lot of it. He wasn't the same kid he was when he'd left. He had learned a great deal more self control, he had grown tall, and strong, and his hair was long and beard thick, and he had a large piloting droid for a companion. No one recognized him and he made sure to keep it that way. Anonymity on his home planet was intoxicating, even if a few people thought it was odd that a supposed off-worlder looked so comfortable in the heat and humidity of Thyferra.

He and Cambric quietly smuggled bacta to Borleias, where it became rylca to fight the Krytos virus. Of course, the pair of them weren't privy to this. They were still moving cargo to Borleias when the Bacta War broke out. And, shortly after that, Wedge Antilles himself put out the call for freighter pilots.

As much as Keel hated life on Thyferra, it was his home. He begged Cambric to help, and only after he was on his knees pleading for five minues did Cambric laugh and say Five-Three already plotted the route to Yag'Dhul. Fury and relief had never before been mixed together so well.

Keel's time at Yag'Dhul was spent shivering, partly out of nervousness, partly because Booster Terrik had made the station's temperature so very cold. The Sunfire was fitted with a pair of proton torpedo launchers in the forward prongs, and loaded up with dozens upon dozens of missiles. However, to Keel's confusion, no sensor or targeting package was being included. What good were proton torpedoes were dumbfired? Cambric had been clued in but he didn't tell Keel, and Five-Three was keeping his vocoder silent as well.

The answer became apparent when the freighters were scrambled and jumped to Thyferra... right about the same time the SSD Lusankya and ISD Virulence arrived at Yag-Prime to square off against the iron will of Booster Terrik. Twenty hours later, the Lusankya returned without the Virulence, without its fighters, and the Battle of Thyferra began.

It turns out, the proton torpedo launchers had been slaved to the targeting computers of one of the Rogue Squadron fighters. On a mildly amusing note, it was fellow Thyferran Bror Jace calling the shots for them. Five-Three flew the Sunfire while Keel manned the guns and Cambric made sure the torpedoes reached their mark.

The fight was dangerous, especially once fighters entered the fray. Five-Three was a good pilot, but not even he could fight off Elite Squadron. A lucky shot on the left torpedo battery caused an electrical fire, and Cambric was unable to stop it before it cooked off the remaining torpedo. The Sunfire was crippled and Cambric was killed in the blast. While the New Republic did win the day, Keel and Five-Three were unable to do little more than witness it. They were left drifting with no communications and barely functional life support until recovery teams after the battle scooped them up and brought them back to Thyferra.

In recognition for their service, Jace arranged for repairs to be done to the heavily damaged freighter at zero cost and Keel offered his services training the new pilots of the Thyferran Aerospace Defense Corps. He and Five-Three both refused medals or acknowledgement, after all, being known is dangerous. The repairs took a month, and soon after, the repaired YT-2000 was back in space, plying the smuggling routes for profit.
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Re: Donn Keel

by Hobbie » 29 Apr 2014, 06:20

Updated and completed.
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