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2nd Lieutenant Ranulf MacCloud

Name Ranulf MacCloud

Position Fighter Pilot

Rank 2nd Lieutenant


Character Information

Gender Male
Species Human
Date of Birth (Age) 19 August 2365 (age 30)
Place of Birth On Terra
Awards

Physical Appearance

Height 6'2"
Weight 191lbs
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Ice Blue
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 mustache. Has broad shoulders, long legs and a straight body that makes his clothes always look ill-fitted.

Family

Spouse N/A
Children N/A
Father deceased shuttle pilot
Mother deceased engineer for family couier
Brother(s) N/A
Sister(s) N/A
Other Family adopted sort of?: mentor: Jacob Farrington Commander Starfleet Intelligence and Retired Commander Li Quan formerly of Starfleet Intelligence

Personality & Traits

General Overview Ranulf is rather carefree and easy going except in two areas. He is totally dedicated to being a pilot and he enjoys martial arts. Ranulf is a hard worker but he has almost no expectations of others. He is a live and let live kind of person. His one real love is Flying anything from a lighter then air craft to a starship, his favorite was the nimble Defiant. Still his love of the superiority Raptor class Fighter though goes deep. He volunteers to fly any shuttle to get flight hours but his true self is loyal to his sleek Raptor,
Strengths & Weaknesses He is somewhat of a Loner, friendly but does not make close ties. He has his own honor code and is honest. He also knows how to survive in the street.

Growing up mostly alone his social graces are not as strong as they might be. he compensates by being polite. Still when he speaks often he tends to be blunt and straight forward. He is however honest and nearly fearless as he has faced the demons of death alone for most of his young life.
Honest
Loyal
Has a strong spatial sense, Even at high speed maneuvers he has an almost perfect sense of up and down.
Keen eyesight
Strong sense of duty
Very Athletic, Agile, and Quick
minuses:
due to his chaotic youth has less well developed sense of sanctity of life. His psyche profile warns he might be too willing to end the lives of those he considers his enemies.
He is honest which bites him in the butt at times
He tends to not good at social conversation
Hobbies & Interests He has two real hobbies, painting and martial arts. He seldom spars with real people, he seldom does anything with real people outside of work. His artwork is quite good and he enjoys painting portraits the most. His best efforts involve painting the the eyes though. He finds them exotic in many ways.

Painting classes he was talked into taking by his martial arts Sensei (LiQuan). He found out he was a very good artist and he adorns his room with paintings of his Fighter and a few of the Ladies he found interesting.

Ranulf while at the Academy was talked into joining the track and field team and participated for two years till his studies demanded too much of his time. He participated in three events, 110m hurdles, 400m hurdles, and the steeplechase. He showed world class speed seldom losing a race in eighty-six starts. There was a lot of pressure for him to post-phone joining a squadron to train for the next Olympic cycle. When he did not even rejoin the team for his last year there was a lot of hostility towards him.

Personal History Ranulf was born 19 August 2365 on earth, but when he was five his parents took a job with a courier service flying peregrines along the Cardassain border. His parents were hired by an agency contracted to several governments. During the war years 2372-2375 His parents became involved with the Marquis and his mother was killed in a Cardassain raid. He stuck with his dad and became his copilot at age ten. They flew behind enemy lines delivering orders and bringing out intel reports. The war was over when a Scarab caught them and destroyed the Peregrine. A starfleet ship rescued Ranulf and his father. With the war over his father became bitter and mean. He went back to work for the same agency and began flying mostly for Corporations. What no one knew was Ranulf did most of the flying and even the navigating as his father slept off whatever intoxicant he had been able to find.

Often they were in a civilian Peregrine and Ranulf learned to dodge and shoot as he flew through the badlands. His lessons were real time and failure was a big problem. A few times he had been forced to rouse his father and go EVA to make repairs. Ranulf over the next five years learned to be very self reliant. At age seventeen his Father overdosed and died in transit passing through the badlands. The corporate bosses were amazed at Ranulf's skill and horrified that he had been the pilot for most of the last five years. He was not offered a job. Being seventeen with no reported formal education and skills no one could or would verify, Ranulf had few prospects.

While his parents were working for the Marquis Ranulf had met a Merc resistance fighter and began studying martial arts. He had bought programs over the years and rented time on holodecks whenever he could. He had developed two passions piloting and martial arts.

Then at the age of seventeen, he had found himself on a starbase with almost no money, no friends and no future prospects. As he wandered the shuttle bays looking for work he heard evil laughter from a darkened corridor. Being young he investigated, besides he had nothing better to do. He saw three humanoids kicking a person on the floor and yelled "Enough!" They turned on Ranulf, one drew a knife as he closed to attack Ranulf. Ranulf used a crescent kick to knock the knife away and without putting his foot down kicked the attacker in the throat. That one flew backwards holding his throat and gasping for air. Neither kick was particular skilled but they were both fast and powerful.

The next one had a club-like pry bar and swung it as he charged forward. Ranulf evaded the swing and caught the guys hands on the return swing. Ranulf used his free hand to punch several times till the fellow caved in and slumped to the floor his face a bloody mess. The third guy ran off. As it turned out the man they had ambushed and were well on their way to beating to death was a Starfleet Intel Officer working undercover. Jacob Farrington, a few days later when Jacob had woke up in the hospital he learned from the security reports that he had been saved by a teenager. Who was now in the brig as a vagrant. Apparently he had stayed to see Jacob reach the hospital and when Security questioned him they confined him as a vagrant.

Jacob went down and talked to Ranulf, heard his story. Ranulf was released to his care and Jacob took him to a friend's place. Li Quan agreed to take Ranulf in as an apprentice and youth Martial Arts Instructor. Ranulf spent the next two years earning his keep teaching children martial arts classes. He trained under Senior apprentices till he surpassed each one. The last six months he was taught by just Li Quan himself. He also caught up on his formal education. He did well on his entrance exam to the Academy which he took just after his nineteenth birthday. He was turned down though as he was an unknown with a questionable past. Even after some called in favors from Farrington, it did not prove enough.

Ranulf decided to enlist in the marines instead of waiting. Being head strong and stubborn he made up his mind he would not put his life on hold to await the Academies pleasure. He enlisted and went to training. From there he seemed to move from hot spot to hot spot. Being the way he was, he was almost always in the thick of each problem. Than after a few years life changed.

he got the notice to transfer to the Fleet Academy out of the blue. He had been accepted for the next class. Not only was he accepted but Ranulf was delighted to find out Li Quan was going to SOL as well. Ranulf was happily surprised to learn LiQuan would be an instructor in martial arts at the Academy. Despite the passage of time Ranulf had a tough time with academics and class room work in general especially early on but he had expected that. LiQuan tutored him almost nightly to help him keep up. He could plot a course between stars in record time and math came to him easily. Academics he had to work at hard and even with LiQuan's help barely passed. But as a pilot and in gunnery no one was even close. He did well enough in making repairs but engineering theory classes he nearly flunked. He was not anti-social and was well liked but he never went to parties or social events because he felt he needed the time to study.

Even after all the years they were apart Li Quan held sway over Ranulf. At LiQuan's insistence Ranulf took ballet classes, dance and art classes as his influence over Ranulf was strong. When he graduated in 2395 Jacob came for the Ceremony. Li Quan resigned from the Academy and left with Jacob after the parties and celebrating was over. Due entirely to his superior skills in the cockpit Ranulf was assigned to a fighter Squadron, as an Ensign fighter pilot. Part of the 109th Gunfighter Squadron, leaving soon for Langley Starbase.
Medical Records All vaccines taken
No physical defects, is annoying healthy
Service Record May 2385: enlist in the marines not accepted by the Fleet Academy
May2385-November 2386: training from basic to Scout/Sniper with stealth insertion training. Trained on Beremar. Recruit to lance corporal
December 2386: A marine team of eight joined the crew of the Anubis Destroyer *Mafdet* Patrolling the Breen border between Deepspace 3 and Starbase 514

February 2386: on station begin patrol. 2 freighters were boarded and cargo inspected. The Marines along for back up.
April 2386: 3 freighters were boarded and cargo inspected. The Marines along for back up.
March 2386: 2 freighters were boarded and cargo inspected. The Marines along for back up.
May 2386: Boarding action after disabled a Rogue Pirate Klingon Bird of Prey. A team of sixteen boarded and faced 17 Klingons still able to fight back. 4 members of the boarding team were wounded but none killed. 12 of the Klingons were killed as they refused to go down quietly. The other 5 wounded and captured.
2 freighters were boarded and cargo inspected. The Marines along for back up.
June 2386: 1 freighters were boarded and cargo inspected. The Marines along for back up.
July 2386: 1 freighters were boarded and cargo inspected. The Marines along for back up.
August-September 2386: The marines are dropped on rather barren planet in the Baham system. There is reason to believe a Smuggling base is in a mountainous area. The Marines are on site nearly two months before spot a small Antares class freighter. The marines located the base. They stayed in the area to support and guide the forces brought in to deal with the base. Once the base was dealt with they were picked back up by the *Mafdet*. Between ship crew and the Smuggler base staff 29 were killed and 27 were captured, many of those wounded. The *Mafdet* Marines had one wounded. The response team had six killed and 12 wounded. Promoted to full corporal
November 2386: 2 freighters boarded and cargo inspected. The Marines along for back up
December 2386: The Marines lead a counter-boarding as a Breen Raider attacked a freighter. The Marines and some ship personnel sent to board as the *Mafdet* fought the Breen Raider. The counter boarding team numbered 16. The Breen boarders numbered 12. The ship was rescued, but the Freighter crew of 24 was badly ripped before the help arrived. Of the 16 crew of the *Mafdet 5 were killed, 3 more wounded. All 12 Breen were killed as they refused to surrender.
2 freighters were boarded and cargo inspected. The Marines along for back up.
January 2387: 3 freighters were boarded and cargo inspected. The Marines along for back up.
February 2387: 2 freighters were boarded and cargo inspected. The Marines along for back up.
February-May 2387: Rescue mission across the Breen border to recover crew and passengers of Breen raider captured ships. Planning and execution of rescue. Planet in the Dasika system within Breen space. The results were successful though casualties were high. 136 Federation rescued. The Slave encampment destroyed. Ranulf was part of the infiltration team going in. One of the first in and the last to leave.
June 2387: Transferred to a Sovereign class *RedCloud* as part of their marine Company. Promoted to Sergeant. Move to a trouble spot where the Marines compliment are needed to restore order.
July 2387-December 2387: The Marines moved to Corneria system. For the next six months the Marines are used to clear out Terrorist camps on planets and on zero atmosphere moons. There are also Breen Mercenaries adding to the situations problems. It was a highly combative sector and casualties were high.
January 2388-December 2388: *RedCloud* receives replacements and spends a relatively quiet year as far as the Marines are concerned anyway. There was one situation where the Marines were called to duty. A Prisoner exchange between Tzenkethi and the Federation just inside the Tzenkethi border.
January 2389-July 2390: On a planet in the Maxia system. A plague had broken out and the local law enforcement required Marine support to protect the hospitals and the flow of meds. Several crime organizations gained power by stealing meds and distributing them to the highest bidder. Problem was those meds not administered in a correct fashion proved to make the medical problem more resilient, Many more deaths occurred. The Marines were used not just for increased security but also as a strike force to deal with those crime organizations when they were discovered and located. Ranulf was drafted to more and more to fly wyvern transports since he was a pilot. The need was just that great.
August 2390- January 2391: When the problem was successfully concluded Ranulf was sent to Earth to train as a Marine pilot. Bypassing much of the preliminary training he completed the course easily and was promoted to Warrant officer.
February-March 2391: He was assigned to the 551st Assault transport Squadron rebuilding on Mars.

March 2391-February 2395: It was at this time Commander Jacob Farrington reappeared actively in Ranulf's life. With his stellar record as a Marine he got Ranulf into the Fleet Academy. Unknown to Ranulf, Farrington had been watching his career for several years and now stepped in calling in several favors to get Ranulf into the Academy. Four years was tough as Ranulf was not much of an Academician. Hands on he excelled but theory and background studies he struggled with. Lucky for him LiQuan showed up at the Academy as a martial arts instructor. LiQuan tutored him to keep his grades up.

March 2395- present: His first assignment was on Langley station as a fighter pilot with the 109th gunfighters Squadron. Four graduate pilots boarded a transport for the trip from Sol to Langley station. Mostly because he was older but also considering his combat record as a Marine Ranulf was made the Flight leader for the trip to the base. Arrive at the base march 20th 2395

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