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Commander Ryder MacCloud

Name Ryder MacCloud

Position Commanding Officer

Rank Commander


Character Information

Gender Male
Species Human
Age 34

Physical Appearance

Height 6'2"
Weight 191lbs
Hair Color Thick darker brown hair w/silver/grey highlights (premature)
Eye Color Gray/Green
Physical Description 6'2" 191 lbs, Non-descript scotts/briton features,except for his piercing Gray/Green eyes. Has a 34" waist making for a lanky straight appearance, he still moves with a self-confident grace and deceptive speed. Thick darker brown hair with a well-trimmed full beard and moustache. Has broad shoulders, long legs and a straight body that makes his clothes always look ill-fitted. Has grown accustomed to jokes about his overlarge ears, and seems his head is a bit small for his body size, there are somethings you just have to live with.

Family

Spouse N/A
Children N/A
Father deceased shuttle pilot
Mother deceased laborer in factory
Brother(s) 2 both deceased
Sister(s) N/A

Personality & Traits

General Overview Self-confident, the kind that comes from trial and error. All through his life He has pushed the envelope of possibilities. Even as chided others for attempting lesser risk. At the Marine and Academy flight schools he was always just within the guidelines of each mission. He flies with a fearless controlled abandon. Quiet, Most people forget he is even around. Never speaks unless he has something to say that seems important or relevant. Is one of those people that seem to be invisible in a room.

Honest, Was taught from earliest remembrance that to allow an untruth is to be party to it. Quite often he will over explain a situation to be sure he left nothing out. This makes many people believe he is a bit slow, but not any who know him well. Helpful, Ryder will always stop to help someone out. Lifting something heavy, Or handing someone something out of their reach, never a big deal just does things as passes by.These are Ryder's most noticable traits. Very tolerant of others yet excepts nothing but the best effort of himself. Observant to the point of being annoying, often hands someone a tool before is asked or moves a drink before it is spilled. Makes every attempt to truly listen to others and treats everyone with respect.

This non assuming personality is at odds with his personal and creative risk taking nature. For instance when training with troop landers never exceeded specs when hauling troops, but set speed records when landing alone for extractions. When flying the Razor, his real love, He is ice cold as he pushes his interceptor to the limits. Later when he received the Raptor he made the fighter do things it had not even been designed for.
Strengths & Weaknesses Ryder is methodical and organized with a strong sense of tactical planning. Mentored by his first Squadron leader and pushed to develop by the Commander of the London, Admiral Uvar he has learned by study and experience to gain objectives with the least cost of lives. Ryder has obtained a rank where he should let others do the deed. He is a determined lead from the front officer though. He has learned to delegate and feels a strong need to develop the talents of the officers under him. Still in the end he is in the most dangerous spot of any mission he plan
Hobbies & Interests Ryder considers martial arts a hobby as well as a work-out routine and combat training. he has a fetish for old westerns and has an amazing fast draw of his own. He is into wood carving and sculpting. He had made individualized flight stick controllers for each of his pilots. His own is adorned with wolves. Last he enjoys painting, eyes are his specialty. The walls of his quarters are often covered in his artwork. Most he gives away to the subject of the painting

Personal History Ryder is from a low middle class family, (Born 19 May 2358), with two younger siblings. His Father was a shuttle pilot, hauling low priority cargoes to and from ships. His Mother worked in a local factory. Ryder grew up working with his dad whenever wasn't in school, His physical strength comes from long work hours rather then working out in a gymn. He learns quickly and showed a natural ability at flight controls. He was allowed to solo a shuttle at age sixteen. This added income for his family and actually freed up some of his time. In the three years he flew shuttles He never turned down a flight, regardless of weather or how remote the landing site.

He never damaged a shuttle despite some very harsh circumstances. Only average at team sports as seldom could make practices, excelled at martial arts. Being able to train in his free time, He could make classes whenever time allowed. His quick reflexes, excellent hand-eye coordination, reach, and cool head allowed him to truly excel. Between school, work, and his martial arts training, plus helping out at home with his siblings Ryder had no time for a social life. Taking care of his siblings made him protective of other people. Around people in a non-work environment Ryder becomes shy and uncomfortable. In a work environment he is at ease and creative. At eighteen He submitted an application to Star-fleet pilot training academy. His studying paid off well as his entrance exam scores where nearly perfect. Still was nearly two years before he received his acceptance letters and orders to report.

MacCloud took a marine entry as he had been sort of a hero-worship of them since a little kid. He went to basic training, then entered the Academy as a marine flight officer cadet. He spent each summer taking courses to make his skills sharper. His flight skills were noted early on and he was made a cadet instructor his second term. He was too shy to be popular but his ability to get a shuttle and fly anywhere in system made him often sought after. His main high point though was trainging on Mars with an elite squadron under the command of a Commander Raymond Wulfe. All through his training he excelled at hands on skills, winning the fighter gunnery trophy twice. Had some minor problems with academics but hard work paid off as he finished in the top ten of his class.
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1 June 2390- 27 November 2390: Ryder began a new career. He signed on as an Engineer on an Antares class used by a local mining corporation as a fast freighter and administrative transport. On Ryder's first trip to a far flung mine they were attacked and taken by Pirates. He hid from the pirates when the ship was attacked. The crew, now five instead of twelve, and the three Corporate Administrative people were moved to the mess-hall and watched by three pirates, two more were left in engineering, with four on the bridge. Ryder made a small explosive device as he waited in a store-room inside engineering. As the pirates took the Anatares in tow with a tractor beam and the pirates began to relax Ryder made his move. The two Pirates in Engineering were taken out without any noise. He was moving to the bridge when he spotted a pirate taking one of the Corporate types off alone. He took out the pirate swiftly and told the woman to remain where she was for now, "Just hide." He had the help of a few crew when he made his move in the messhall. He quickly explained his plan and sent the crew to tasks. He himself moved to the bridge and took out all four pirates noisely but fast enough to not give them time to react much. He signaled the transporter Tech and then took the Anatares to full power and turned away sharply. The transporter tech sent the makeshift bomb to the Pirate Condor class's engineering and it exploded as the Antares put the maximum stress on the towing ship's frame. The Condor was left pretty much broken as the Anatares sped away.

Thus began Ryder's vengeance on the Pirates who had murdered his people. In the process of eliminating the Pirates Ryder acquired a fully functional Self-Aware Runabout. Once done he left the area to start over. He had no clue what to do next? But he learned he was rather a wealthy person when he accessed his bank account to repair his new ship! He could have retired but he was too young to vegetate!

StarDuster

A ship designed by a team of fighter pilots for a long range patrol craft for far flung borders. A Vulcan was the chief designer on the project. She incorporated many design qualities from the Defiant class, several fighters, and a Raven courier. As the ship was being completed in a hidden research facility it was taken by pirates. The Vulcan dying sent her life force into the ship computer in a last ditch effort to thwart the pirates from stealing her ship. She succeeded in transferring her life-force {27 July 2390} but not in time to seal the ship or self-destruct. Now she was trapped by the pirates to serve their vicious needs.

MacCloud made his appearance and took out the pirates. The Vulcan liked him and offered the ship to him {3 August 2390}. It had been designed for a crew of six but with her guidance MacCloud did the phyiscal modifications as T'lordia explained what needed doing. When he left the base he destroyed everything there, the StarDuster would be one of a kind.

28 November 2390 to ?April 2392: Moving from starbase to starbase rather aimlessly Ryder began looking for his brother. While near the Badlands he heard a name that struck a memory? Myrina Tyrel was in trouble. His old mentor from his days at the Academy had asked him months before to keep an ear out for her, she had a pertinacity. MacCloud knew his mentor was on DS9 so went to have a talk with him.

Several adventures later he ended up on SB-214 meeting W/ Dahlia Vine an Intelligence officer he is very fond of.

(current age 34)
Service Record May 2379 - 3 March 2383: Academy
5 March2383 - 22 April 2383: Transit to assignment USS London
23 April 2383 - 26 July 2389: Marine Fighter pilot to CAG USS London; 2ndLT too Major during 6 year tour
10 August 2389 - 26 May 2390: Training Group Command Langley Station, leave service as LT Colonel
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20 April 2392- Present: Due to life changes Ryder accepted the command of the USS Asgard, and Akira class strike carrier. He was reinstated at the rank of Commander with the promise of a promotion once proven out