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Summary

Cordell Rhodes GoldHound

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"When y'get hit, y'don't just outsource y'fight."
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Gender:
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Location:
Avalon
Date Registered:
March 21, 2017, 09:16:21 PM
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August 23, 2017, 08:15:25 PM
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Today at 01:57:47 PM
  • Basics
    Full Character Name: Cordell Henry Rhodes
  • Nickname, Aliases: Cordy, Hank, Colonel

  • Gender: Male
  • Orientation: Heterosexual

  • Age: 42
  • Date of Birth: March 17, 2475
  • Place of birth: Avalon

  • Appearance
    Cordell is a large man, standing at 6'6" and just over three hundred pounds. He looks like a man who's muscle is beginning to turn, but by no means is he past his prime. Faded scars adorn his body and the life he's lived is seen in the lines on his face. It can be assumed that, wether good or bad, Cordell's life was never boring.
    He keeps his hair cropped close and stays mostly shaven, although he is more relaxed about such things than when he was a true Colonel for the military.
    His clothing is based on his two requirements of tactical benefit and comfort, and generally he keeps to muted colors.

  • Personality
    Cordell is at peace with who he is. In his earlier years he was quick to laugh and quick to anger, and gave free of his opinions. During college he was legendary as a booze hound, though he maintained admirable grades due to his love of his chosen major. When he found out that he was going to be a father, regardless of if the child was to be in his life, he was quick to cut out all substance abuse from his life, understanding that if ever something were to happen, he could possibly have someone dependent on him to keep them whole and safe.

    Fourteen years of hard living in hard situations can change anyone's outlook, and Cordell was no different. Days of death and destruction running together brought him back to his old friend, and the drink was all that could settle his nerves, the only thing that kept him from being paranoid during spells of peace. Making Colonel was harder than it should have been for him, but the booze "helped" him to accomplish the feat. Looking back on his life now, after spending years as a talk radio DJ, Cordell sees the lie in that last statement. He was surprised that he was never killed or discharged for his consumption.

    In truth, Cordell is a quiet man at peace with his place in the world. He is once more free with his laughter, though in the place of a once fiery temper lies a cold calm demeanor that is somehow more intimidating and more soothing at the same time. Cordell has also become a man who does not waste words. He doesn't speak for the sake of speaking. Everything he says has a deliberate intention.

  • Skills
    Job: Soldier of Fortune/ Mercenary/ Gunner

  • • Ranked Marksman
    • Adept Hand-to-Hand Combat
    • Adept Edged Weapons Combat
    • Expert Communications Training
    • Trained Weapon Repair & Maintennance
    • Officer's Training
    • Imtermediate Medical Field Training
    • Liscenced Forklift Operator
    • Intermediate Pilot
    • Proficient at making Lasagna

  • History
    Cordell Henry Rhodes was born on Avalon, the moon of Albion, to Andre Lewis Rhodes and Carmilla Anne Rhodes (nee. Robles). He attended university on Albion and pursued a major in Mass Communication with an emphasis on Practical Application Broadcasting. During his time at Uni, Cordell met and fathered a child with a woman named Alexis, whom refused to allow him to marry her, citing that she didn't not hold him responsible for their child. His attempts to maintain contact with Alexis and their child were thwarted when she disappeared the following week. Prior to his graduation, Cordell resigned from Uni and joined the military due to circumstances pertaining to the death of his parents.

    Much of his service record is still classified due to ongoing objectives dependent on certain Operating Procedures being undisclosed. Despite this, it is known that before his retirement, Cordell participated in fifty large-and-small scale military conflicts that eventually led to him becoming the final soldier from his original class in boot camp to leave the service. It was a bittersweet moment, considering that, of his original contingent, there are less than seven remaining members alive. While he was awarded honors for being wounded in combat, and in spite of that particular campaign not being classified, Cordell refuses to speak of the circumstances.

    During his military service, Cordell received correspondence from Alexis as to the development of their child, a daughter named Cordelia, but maintained a level of secrecy as to their home. Even with the help of contacts and allies that owed him favors, nothing could be traced back to their planet of origin, much less their hometown. Relinquishing to Alexis' desire for secrecy, Cordell moved on, accepting what little she sent him as all he'd get, for now. So he focused on the future. In the last six years, Cordell has made a living as a mercenary, bodyguard, security officer, and a radio DJ, though once again he feels the call of life on a spaceship

  • Other Notes
    • Though he would be the first to say that he'd seen more than his share of death and killing, this does not mean he has any qualms about adding to his kill count.
    • Can be found making lasagna when he is stressed. It has been known to happen even in situations where someone might consider that task impossible.
    • He does not care who's kitchen it is.
    • Gives the kind of advice that is needed, not the kind of advice someone wants to hear.
    • Collects metal washers.

  • OOC
    Violence: Medium/High
  • Erotica: Medium/High
  • Contact: PM / AIM "in a pinch"

* Recent IC Posts

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[Today at 11:21:08 AM]


Re: How Many Is This Now? by Connor Murphy
[August 21, 2017, 11:35:14 AM]


Re: The Last Train Out by Connor Murphy
[August 21, 2017, 11:07:12 AM]


Re: Quiet Time In The Med Bay. Or Not... by Cameron Whitmore
[August 20, 2017, 12:15:37 AM]


Re: And Then, It Broke... by Dalila Moreno
[August 19, 2017, 04:27:23 PM]

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