|Hands on yer head! GET DOWN!|
I’m writing this to solidify the story on Ian Van Kesley.
Ian’s people are of the Homeworld. I haven’t come up with a name for this planet yet, and probably won’t name it, because it’s really unimportant. In 1972 ET (Earth Time) the homeworld had won a war with the nearby planet of Draphus. The Draphites, are human, where as the Homeworld is all Zoosapians (“furry” is the racist word here). They won with the help of Cyberians; Cyborg men and women created by the Zoosapians for the purpose of winning the war.
It wasn’t long before the Cybers started questioning their existence and purpose. Wanting to be free they started a war in 1976 ET. The Zoos were unprepared. After a long and drawn out war, the remaining population of Zoos decided to flee the Homeworld in January 1981 ET.
They landed on Earth on March 1, 1981. They took to Earth and the countries of the world accepted them as refugee population, with the vast majority taking to America. Ian Van Kelsey was born April 12, 1981 in New York City. He was the first of his people born in America and on Earth.
Ian grew up an only child to his parents, skunks Steve Van Kesley and Lindsey Van Kesley who decided to give him discipline by converting to Catholicism. His father was a baker and his mother was a 3rd grade teacher. However, he was not alone, growing up with his “hoodlum” friends.
In his youth Ian loved skateboarding, grunge music, and cartoons. He also showed some talent on the piano, playing in church many times growing up. At 12 years old, his father bought an old Pontiac GTO Convertible which they restored together, and would drive up to their upstate cabin in in the summertime. At 15 years old, Ian’s neighborhood was caught in a drive-by shooting, killing his best friend. It was at that moment he decided he was going to be a policeman.
Shortly after graduation top of his class in high school, he joined the NYC Police Academy. He graduated from there at age 20, and was officially apart of the force as of September 1, 2001. His first major assignment was 10 days later, on September 11th. On that day he personally rescued 6 people from the North Tower before it went down. Little to his knowledge, his father was trapped inside the South Tower during a doughnut delivery. His father perished when the tower collapsed. This would go to haunt Ian for a long time, blaming himself for being on the wrong side of the WTC.
In 2002 he married his high school sweetheart, Angela McKenna, another skunk, and in 2005 their son, David Van Kesley, would be born.
In December of 2012, Ian’s career, his life, his entire world would be shattered, as the Soviet Republic of Cyberia, that had plagued his people before, invaded Earth. They ousted governments and took control of local governments, making NYC their capital. Police officers were offered the choice to remain organic so long as they served in aiding the new government keep control of their new subjects. Ian refused and quit the force and escaped in the GTO
People were kidnapped, and forced to be turned into Cybers. Those who could, escaped to the countryside. Ian’s family was also kidnapped. He managed to break them out before they were converted, but they failed to avoid a roadblock about a mile down the road, but in the panic they crashed. Angie and David were killed in the accident, and Ian was knocked unconscious. He was pulled from the wreck by Amos Moses, who happened to be passing through in his tow truck. They gave Angie and David a quick funeral by a river. Amos towed the convertible to Ian’s family cabin, just outside of the small town of Hollow Brook, New York.
Since then the two have been inseparable friends. Running “Robin Hood” missions against the Republic to aid the remaining Organics (non-cyborgs).
10 years later, the Republic hasn’t been able to capture much of the countryside and rural areas of the country due to lack of forces; however, their current leader, Robert Kruschev Ivanovich has had his top scientists working on a way to transport the rest of their forces from the Homeworld to Earth, and finish the invasion they started. Meanwhile, his oldest daughter, Tanya, has been sneaking out of the city at night and mingling with the Organics. She sees their plight and feels their pain, and wants to figure out a way to restore power to them. Her father upon learning this, is outraged, and plans to have her reformatted. She promptly runs away, to the countryside, and almost gets run over by Ian, while he’s on a solo mission. He picks her up and guns down the goons chasing her. Then gets involved in his mission to hijack a train carrying medical supplies...
This is the beginning of the series.
Ian is haunted by the constant shadow of death, especially by those he’s loved. He often described by those around him as a “walking combat zone”. He smokes frequently and drinks often. He’s attempted suicide multiple times, each time failing or backing out for various reasons. Through it all however, he sticks to his code, “To serve and protect...” and values his motto, “Patience, Guts, Integrity”.
His standard dress is a dirty grey tanktop and blue slacks with worn dress shoes and a brown cross draw gun belt with a vintage NYPD belt buckle. His main loadout is a Colt King Cobra .357, nightstick, green dye pepper spray, flashbang grenades, taser knuckles, walkie talkie, handcuffs, a dental mirror (to see around corners), and a Kodak Disc camera.
Occasionally he wears a kevlar vest and carries an M4 assault rifle.