Corporal Aleksander Davion (Davydov)
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Aleksander Davion was born Aleksander Davydov, losing his parents when he was just a babe. His father was part of one of the mafia families on Tauron so after his death, the Family raised him. It wasn't out of charity as they quickly put him to use when he grew old enough. Alek started out as a runner for the Family, doing simple tasks like delivering messages or transporting small, light items where a youth would be less suspicious. Once he grew older, he became one of their bruisers. Acting as a physical enforcer, he made sure minor troubles and annoyances were kept out of their territory and that debts were collected in a timely fashion.

When he became a young adult, at the age of eighteen, they groomed him into a killer. The Family was apparently satisfied with the training given to the young man that they gave him his first job of taking someone out. Aleksander carried out his task with ruthless efficiency, never hesitating to finish the job even when his prey begged for mercy. Once that threshold was crossed, the young man was one of the Family's most skilled and fearsome hitmen. The important marks were reserved for Aleksander and he never disappointed.

Aleksander's only failure was a result of betrayal, when one of the members of the Family was turned. While in a war against a smaller mafia group, a larger mafia family intervened to snuff out and managed to bait Aleksander and those that were with him into a trap. That was excuse enough for the larger mafia group to step into the war and Alek's Family was not able to defend against two fronts. The end was quick, the fighting brutal and bloody. Eventually, Aleksander was one of the few remaining survivors and was on the run. He managed to escape off of Tauron and found himself on Leonis, where he was still under pursuit. As the net closed in around him, Aleksander found that his avenues from the planet were closed off, his only option was to join up with the Leonese Foreign Legion.

That is where Aleksander Davion was officially born, the same day when his military career began The Tauron showed up at one of the Foreign Legion registration stations on Leonis and the officers that were manning that booth would recall that the Tauron was a bit too eager to join up, to sign his life away but they certainly won't turn anyone away who is willing to join. His skills prove to be more than enough to be accepted into the Foreign Legion where they begin the task of shaping this civilian into a Legionnaire. He was assigned to Master Sergeant Rothschild's unit, the father of Eudora Rothschild.

Military life and expected behavior was quite the transition for Aleksander but knowing that this is his new life and only safe haven, he took to the training with no complaints and full compliance. Combined with a very strict but experienced Gunny, the Tauron was able to shed most of his civilian habits, transforming to a proper Legionnaire. Much to the Master Sergeant's chagrin, the newly forged Private appears to be capable of much more with his impeccable behavior but he never rises to the challenge. While serving under the veteran Legionnare, the older man would proudly speak of his daughter who was also serving in the Marines but another unit. Sometimes after a few drinks, the Master Sergeant would share a bit more about her past, the unfortunate luck Eudora had before she chose to join the Leonese military.

Towards the end of 2234, Master Sergeant Rothschild decided that a bigger push was needed to see if Aleksander could be motivated to perform better and up to his potential. Perhaps there were some ulterior motives as well because the Tauron was transferred to the same squad that Eudora served in. That was how Alek ended up being part of the lone surviving squad of the Trenoir Massacre in 2235 when the Cylons first rebelled. The event was something that the Legionnaire would never speak much of, except either saying he was lucky or that he had very capable squadmates covering his back. That was the only distinguished mark in Aleksander's military career as he was promoted to Lance Corporal and after that incident, he lapsed back into his quiet mediocrity.

Either command saw it as proof that Aleksander needed another push or some other circumstances but in June of 2237, the Lance Corporal received transfer orders. He was not being transferred to another unit in the Legion but instead, to the Colonial Forces. His assignment was to the Timberwolves, to help shore up their numbers and perhaps giving him an opportunity to be forced out of his own shell. That is where Aleksander's story begins.

The North Wind - Aleksander has a tattoo that gives tribute to Boreas, the God of the North Wind and Winter. This was one of the tattoos from his days in the mafia and in some circles, that was also the name he was known by when he carried out his hits. This is etched into his right calf.

Ferryman's Coin - He also has a tattoo of a skeletal hand, up to the wrist, with its palms open. Inside the palm is a coin.

Leonese Foreign Legion - He has a large tattoo of the Leonese Foreign Legion tattooed that covers the upper half of his back, there is no mistaking what that tattoo signifies as it also has the words 'Légion Étrangère' under the LFL tattoo. It is his most prominent tattoo.

Legionnaire Units - On his left arm, he also has two tattoos, smaller ones compared to the Foreign Legion tattoo he has. The top tattoo is for the training unit he was assigned to when he first joined the Leonese Foreign Legion, the bottom tattoo is the main unit was assigned to after he finished his training. This unit is the one that he was serving with until he was transferred to the Colonial Forces.

System Information
  • Dark Past - Only those who were embedded in the mafia or the criminal elements of Tauron may know of Aleksander who's real last name is Davydov, not the name that he gave the Leonese Foreign Legion. He was a well known hitman and faded from the underworld when his mafia family was wiped out.
  • Underachiever - Some of Aleksander's past instructors and commanding officers have made complaints that the soldier continues to underachieve, purposefully, from his full potential. He never gives it his all, just enough to get the job done while not standing out. It appears that his motto is to fly under the radar as much as possible.
  • Leonese Foreign Legion - Aleksander was part of the Leonese Foreign Legion for many years, fully assimilated into the fighting force as he tries to embrace a new life while shedding his past. He has obtained Leonese citizenship after three years of service and continued to serve.
  • Tattoos - Like many other Taurons, Aleksander has his share of tattoos from when he was part of the mafia back on Tauron and his career with the Leonese Foreign Legion. Those that have a background in the Tauron underworld may recognize the ones from the mafia while those of the LFL will definitely recognize the tattoo of his unit in the Legion.
  • Gambler - During his times in the Mafia, Aleksander became rather skilled in gambling, or the art of bluffing and being able to tell if someone is bluffing. Some may say that he has been embraced by Lady Luck from time to time as well in the games. When his life transitioned to the Legion, the gambling continued with soldiers and other members in the armed forces, from dicing to cards. If asked, the Tauron will most likely be interseted in a game.

Since he was young, Aleksander was raised since he was a baby in a Mafia family on Tauron. He did not know his parents as they were killed or gone from his life before he could remember. While he grew older, he became fully involved with the mafia's activities, from a runner to a scrapper and finally a full fledged killer. In adulthood, he was used as one of the family's primary and very successful hitman. Things came to an end when his family was involved in a major war with another mafia family, and through betrayal, his side lost out. Badly. They were more or less eradicated and those who lived were on the run. Aleksander ran as far as Leonis, and even there he was chased. To survive, he ended up joining the Leonese Foreign Legion, using it as a place of hiding but it eventually turned into a new start, a new life. Despite his skills, Aleksander continued to down play his talents and kept his past fully hidden. Because his superiors felt that he had great potential and was choosing not to unleash it, they transferred Aleksander to the Colonial Forces and was assigned to the Timberwolves, one of the replacements at the start of the Picon Campaign.

 Standing taller than most, Aleksander tops out at six foot four inches, with an athletic build that borders on the muscular side. Dark brown hair is cut short, military style and there is a scruff beard that is usually kept trim but visibly present. Brown eyes are usually sharp and slight narrowed, giving him a look of cautiousness even in the presence of friendlies. His right cheek sports a vertical scar that is probably made from a knife wound in his youth and another one, diagonally cuts across his left eyebrow.

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  • Phoenix Cross
    • While stranded behind the lines in Axios Province, Picon, between 1/13 and 2/25/2238, LT King, Lt JG Kavanaugh, Lt JG Correa, SGT Wagner, SGT Arda, CPL Tomak, CPL Rhodes, CPL Davydov and LCPL Courtois supported Picon partisans and went above and beyond the call of duty to effect the rescue of more than a hundred civilians and prisoners of war from the conflict zone.
  • Distinguished Marine Medal
    • While rescuing CF prisoners from behind enemy lines on 10/7/37, the marine squad came under threat from a Cylon Heavy Raider with no air support or anti-air weaponry. CPL Davion brought a captured Cylon SAM battery into operation and brought down the incoming Raider. For his quick thinking that likely saved lives, he is awarded the Distinguished Marine Medal.
  • Ground Combat Badge
  • Brawn: Exceptional
  • Grit: Good
  • Perception: Good
  • Presence: Average
  • Reflexes: Exceptional
  • Wits: Average
Action Skills
  • Alertness: Great
  • Athletics: Great
  • Composure: Great
  • Demolitions: Fair
  • Firearms: Exceptional
  • Gunnery: Good
  • Medicine: Fair
  • Melee: Great
  • Piloting: Everyman
  • Stealth: Exceptional
  • Technician: Everyman
Background Skills
  • Gambler: Good
  • Intimidation: Good
  • Pyramid: Fair
Language Skills
  • Leonese: Fluent
  • Standard: Fluent
  • Tauran: Fluent
Date Description Severity
06/25/2237 Lmg+Tripod - Chest
06/28/2237 Lmg+Tripod - Abdomen
07/14/2237 Lmg+Tripod - Left Arm
07/22/2237 Lmg - Left Arm
08/06/2237 Lmg+Bipod - Right Arm
08/06/2237 Shrapnel - Right Leg
08/20/2237 Lmg+Bipod - Chest
09/26/2237 Lmg+Bipod - Head
10/08/2237 Shotgun - Right Arm
10/21/2237 Hmg+Ap+Bipod - Chest
10/29/2237 Lmg+Bipod - Right Arm
11/03/2237 Shrapnel - Right Leg
11/03/2237 Shrapnel - Abdomen
12/09/2237 Lmg+Bipod - Chest
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2238-01-29 - Even If They Hate Me
Charlie makes an executive decision, even if Cate isn't a fan. A loose plan is put into place for how Davion and Wagner will reach friendly lines.
Cate, Charlie, Aleksander

2238-01-26 - That Which Lurks At The Mine
While out ranging, Charlie finds herself an Aleksander and a Hunter. The three of them find where the cylons have moved the prisoners.
Charlie, Aleksander, Hunter

2237-12-05 - Past Made Present
Aleksander and Yelena finally face their mutual past and where things stand.
Aleksander, Yelena

2237-11-21 - Three's Company
Akeso and Yelena discover they have a third, unexpected roommate!
Aleksander, Akeso, Nicole, Yelena

2237-11-01 - Sterner Stuff
After the inquiry into the friendly fire incident, Cate and Aleksander chat about the situation with the VRM.
Cate, Aleksander

2237-10-28 - All Bets Are Off
As rumors continue to spread about the romance novel 'Pinned Down' -- a new series following the romantic exploits of Cage Lowjak, who looks a whole lot like Corporal Gage Tomak -- the architect of that prank encounters its object, and things come to a, um...head. (Because it happens in the head. Get it??) Irene and Aleksander show up mid-squabble, the boys attempt to further their ruse to extort Irene for beer, and Irene may or may not be having any of it.
Irene, Gage, Aleksander, Ines

2237-10-19 - Sickbay Party
A number of marines converge on sickbay.
Charlie, Gustavo, Erin, Lyn, Aleksander, Kyle, Akeso

2237-10-17 - Double Agent Davion
Despite being bribed by Irene for some interesting scoops, Aleksander decides to plot with Gage instead for even more potential rewards, the risk decidedly worth it or just dangers disregarded.
Gage, Aleksander

2237-10-15 - The Mysterious Photo Of Mystery
A mysterious photograph demands investigation. No underwear eating rodents can keep the intrepid gang of C bunk from finding the truth!
Irene, Aleksander, Faye

2237-09-30 - How To Win At Triad And Princesses
Akeso swindles some (unsuspecting) marines out of their hard-earned cubits.
Gage, Aleksander, Akeso, Noah

2237-09-23 - Just A Few Hands
A few winning hands of Triad turn into something a touch more confusing and a new face finds solace in the Taurans aboard.
Gage, Aleksander, Sarita, Ines, Akeso

2237-09-21 - Pack It Up, Pack It In
Packing in before the long trip. Kyle locks into the berthings on the Dauntless for the first time.
Erin, Donny, Aleksander, Kyle, Ines, Akeso

2237-09-11 - Soldier For Life
Aleksander checks in on Cate and they chat about the Foreign Legion and life after the war.
Cate, Aleksander

2237-09-09 - Who Let The Wolves Out?
A gathering of Timber Wolves for a casual night out in a local Cap City bar goes awry when a drunk civilian gets a bit too handsy with Irene. Tensions between colonies boil over into a fight in the streets that no one will admit to in the morning... right?
Paige, Irene, Logan, Gage, Aleksander, Mira, Sarita, Ines

2237-08-16 - We're All Family
Charlie tries to ask Aleksander about home.
Charlie, Aleksander

2237-08-15 - Lasers And Feelings: Part I
Captain Meeghan Starhammer (Charlie) and Doctor Silver Fox (Irene) confront the Dread Space Pirate Jake, and his new invention that can destroy a whole solar system. They must seize it before the cyber zombies come to destroy the Universe of Darkness.
Charlie, Erin, Irene, Aleksander

2237-08-11 - Insert Battlestar Here
Aleksander and Gage return from an uneventful patrol, Irene helps them with unhelpful buckles -- at a price -- while they discuss the Cylon's recent changes in tactics and firepower.
Irene, Gage, Aleksander

2237-07-31 - Not Captains, Not Dinner
The Common Crew gather at the Calypso for Drinking and Games
Beckham, Irene, Abigail, Aubrey, Addison, Astraea, Aleksander, Faye

2237-07-29 - A Garish End
A group of wolves shop at the boardwalk. Some tastes are more garish than others.
Beckham, Irene, Gage, Aleksander

2237-07-17 - Foolish Advice
On a routine patrol on Picon, Rothschild and Aleksander have a few moments to catch up on the whole Havison siutation.
Rothschild, Aleksander

2237-07-06 - Den of Lions
Sparring match between Rothschild and Lanval, Aleksander and Kyle watches one while making wagers.
Rothschild, Aleksander, Kyle, Lanval

2237-06-14 - Who Can We Trust?
A quick reunion between a newly transferred Legionnare and an old, close friend transitions into a discussion of the confidence in the Colonial Forces.
Rothschild, Aleksander

2237-06-13 - Another Day in the Berths
New arrivals, chatter about Pyramid, Marines and pilots living together, and other madness.
Calliope, Priya, Gustavo, Rothschild, Astraea, Aleksander

2237-12-09 - Chicks Dig Scars Right?
The marines assist a Picon squad, and Gage suffers an injury that may affect future Cage Lowjack covers.
Cate, Aldrich, Lyn, Gage, Aleksander

2237-12-01 - Over The Cylons' Nest
The marines raid a Cylon supply depot, but to hit the target they have to get past a Cylon machinegun nest.
Cate, Charlie, Gustavo, Aldrich, Mercer, Gage, Aleksander

2237-11-25 - Snow Tracks
A squad of marines follows some Cylon tracks and ambushes the ambush.
Charlie, Geoff, Erin, Lyn, Abigail, Mercer, Gage, Aleksander, Akeso

2237-11-18 - Making A Hole
During the raid on Aquaria, the marines hit an orbital defense station to make a hole in the Cylon defense net.
Cate, Jacob, Charlie, Aldrich, Evan, Abigail, Mercer, Gage, Aleksander, Akeso, Noah, Nicole

2237-11-03 - Incoming
The marines take heavy fire while defending a Tyllium mine.
Cate, Charlie, Gustavo, Lyn, Abigail, Gage, Aleksander, Akeso, Noah, Nicole

2237-10-28 - Hunting Season
The marines hit the ground on Sagittaron to hunt themselves some AA batteries. It's not as easy as it may seem, but does come with some satisfying //booms//.
Charlie, Gustavo, Evan, Logan, Gage, Aleksander, Akeso, Noah, Nicole

2237-10-27 - Dustup
Tensions flare when a group of CF marines and Raptor crews drop off some Virgon marines.
Cate, Calliope, Aldrich, Irene, Astraea, Gage, Aleksander, Nicole

2237-10-21 - Pinned Down
A new group of insurgents attacks the colonial marines. Surely the others haven't renegged on the peace treaty?
Charlie, Abigail, Gage, Aleksander, Akeso, Noah

2237-10-17 - Unfriendly Fire
A joint mission with the Sadah rebels goes awry when the Royal Marines haven't gotten the memo that everyone's supposed to be friends now.
Cate, Geoff, Aldrich, Donny, Aleksander, Akeso

2237-10-08 - Demons In The Dark
Overnight guard duty rapidly goes from mind-numbingly dull to vastly more dangerous.
Charlie, Logan, Aleksander, Bailey, Akeso, Nicole

2237-10-07 - Finding The Lost Wolves
The marines execute a rescue mission to find their missing comrades. Aleksander commandeers a Cylon AA battery.
Cate, Jacob, Charlie, Geoff, Lyn, Astraea, Gage, Aleksander, Kyle, Akeso, Noah, Nicole

2237-09-26 - Hi Ho, Hi Ho
A few Wolves guard the side entrance at a tyllium mine. A squadron of Centurions decide to test their mettle. Aleksander finally takes more than a scratch.
Charlie, Gray, Erin, Gage, Aleksander, Akeso

2237-09-16 - When The Walls Came Tumbling Down
A marine squad is caught up in the Cylon bombing raid at Argyros.
Cate, Charlie, Gustavo, Gray, Aldrich, Donny, Evan, Lyn, Rothschild, Abigail, Mercer, Logan, Gage, Aleksander

2237-09-11 - Wargames - Most Valuable Player
The blue team's assault turns into more of a pyramid gambit when the Wolves team up with the Capricans in some ground combat exercises.
Cate, Charlie, Gray, Beckham, Chance, Donny, Lyn, Mercer, Logan, Gage, Aleksander

2237-09-11 - Wargames - Cigarettes End All Wars
Meanwhile... the red team assault comes to an unorthodox conclusion.
Cate, Gray, Donny, Gage, Aleksander

2237-09-01 - Tanks In The Quad
The marines run into new challenges while assaulting the university.
Cate, Jacob, Charlie, Aldrich, Beckham, Chance, Lyn, Abigail, Gage, Aleksander

2237-08-26 - Save The Museum
The marines retake the famous Delphi museum.
Cate, Jacob, Charlie, Lyn, Abigail, Logan, Gage, Aleksander

2237-08-24 - Defend The Dauntless - Stairwell
A fire team engages a squad of Cylons when they board the Dauntless.
Cate, Geoff, Aleksander

2237-08-20 - Pinned Down
The Wolves marines go to the aid of a Caprican squad that's been pinned down by cross-fire.
Cate, Geoff, Aldrich, Beckham, Abigail, Aleksander

2237-08-06 - Tough Sell
The marines take on a heavily fortified position near some shops in Delphi. It goes...not so well.
Cate, Charlie, Beckham, Chance, Lyn, Logan, Aleksander

2237-07-28 - Awards Gala
Post-award ceremony, pilots and marines gather to drink and dance the night away (but mostly drink).
Calliope, Charlie, Gustavo, Evan, Lyn, Irene, Rothschild, Gage, Aleksander, Micah, Faye

2237-07-21 - Defend the Bay - Marines
The marines are sent to safeguard civilians at the starport during the massive attack on Islesboro and Biscayne Bay.
Cate, Charlie, Gray, Aldrich, Chance, Lyn, Rothschild, Abigail, Gage, Aleksander

2237-07-14 - School's Out
The //Vanguard// marines make their move to liberate one of the prison camps on the Cape.
Charlie, Gray, Evan, Lyn, Abigail, Mercer, Gage, Aleksander

2237-07-11 - Service With A Smile
The Marines make their move to secure the refueling station.
Charlie, Erin, Evan, Lyn, Abigail, Aleksander, Lanval, Josua

2237-07-08 - The Heel And Toe Express
A group of Marines escort a refugee column through contested territory.
Charlie, Gustavo, Geoff, Lyn, Rothschild, Abigail, Aleksander, Lanval, Josua

2237-06-28 - Horrors of Havison
As the Cylons advance on Havison, the Colonial Forces go to clear the Subway of refugees and get more than they bargained for.
Cate, Charlie, Chance, Lyn, Abigail, Jonas, Gage, Aleksander, Obaia

2237-06-25 - Raptors Down
Cylon ground forces take down a pair of Raptors in the city.
Cate, Mikolas, Tucker, Abigail, Bami, Astraea, Aleksander

2237-06-23 - Get To Da Rapta
A Raptor is sent down to Picon to deliver supplies to a resistance cell in Paran City.
Aldrich, Salvae, Tucker, Gage, Aleksander

2237-06-22 - Lucent Edge
Marines and Raptor crews help evac an apartment complex threatened by Cylons.
Cate, Lyn, Tucker, Bami, Astraea, Aleksander, Kyle

2235-04-13 - The Battle of Trenoir: Holding Ground
The Battle of Trenoir from Aleksander's perspective.

2235-04-13 - The Battle of Trenoir: The Descent Into Hell
The Battle of Trenoir from Aleksander's perspective.

2227-11-06 - In From the Rain
Once upon a time, there was a man known as Aleksander Davydov. One foul night, he was shot by his enemies. His brethren, unable to take him to a hospital, brought him to a Family doctor instead. The doctor was occupied, but his daughter, Yelena, wasn't... (AKA: the Story of How Aleksander and Yelena Met)
Aleksander, Yelena