Rayner Elstrom was born on August 28 of the year 2209 in the Gemenon colony as one of the middle children (out of four) to Priest Jameson and his wife Calais. Of course, being born on Gemenon with a father that was a priest meant, well, initially aiming and pushing towards the priesthood. Rayner devoted himself to the gods Ares and Athena(so that he may remain balanced when deferring to war), beginning a simple childhood of religious practices that would grow him into a young man that his people would be proud of, leading a righteous life.
However, Gemenon's pacifism soon came into doubt in the young Rayner's mind once the wars began. After all, Ares was the god of war, Athena the Goddess of wisdom and strategy, so what better way to worship them than to fight for what you believe in? for the safety of others? or for the sole purpose of the fight? That, and...Rayner was a loud and constantly active child. He's a man of action rather than a man of thought and patience.
Joining the academy and siding with the Navy, with a major in Computer Science, he showed an immediate interest in being a fighter pilot...he wanted to be among the Vipers. Recommended and sent for OCS training, then flight school soon afterwards, where he quickly realized that it was his home and destiny to be among the skies and the stars. He hasn't regretted it ever since. Since then, he's risen in the ranks to become a captain, with a good career ahead of him...he only hopes that this is the destiny the gods have chosen for him, because in truth, he doesn't want to turn his sight away from the skies.
Then? He received word he was being transfered the the Timber Wolves Special operations unit.
Standing at 6'1" tall, Rayner certainly is no small fry. He has dark, dirty blond hair that remains neatly cut, though sometimes he allows it to come down to his shoulders, though such times are rare. His eyes are a beautiful blue, that could remind someone of a perfect, crystal clear ocean or a sapphire jewel. He sports a light beard that helps him carry a more professional and masculine presence. His teeth are perfectly white, and could easily change the complexion of a room simply by showing them off.
In terms of physique...it's certainly impressive. Ripcorded and defined, well built, Rayner possesses the body of someone who carries on perhaps slightly over-achieving excercise on a near-daily basis. most notable are his biceps.
In terms of clothes, it varies depending on the assorted mission, but most often you'll see him in his off-duty slacks or in his flight gear. But his most notable piece of attire is the necklace he wears around his neck, which appears to be a symbol reminiscent of the siblings Ares and Athena.
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2238-03-17 - Last Prowl
The Wolves gather one last time after the awards ceremony before everyone starts getting sent off to different assignments.
Cate, Gray, Geoff, Aldrich, Lyn, Gage, Ines, Rayner
2238-01-01 - Feast Of The First Night
The crew gathers for a feast to ring in the new year.
Aldrich, Lyn, Stirling, Yelena, Rayner
2237-12-29 - Clearing The Way
The air wing sweeps the skies in advance of a Picon bombing raid.
Alain, Aubrey, Astraea, Stirling, Rayner
2237-12-31 - Wraith And Soundbite
Calliope and Rayner meet for simple greetings and excellent conversation.
2237-12-30 - Get It While It's Fresh
Rayner and Aubrey meet less formally over food in the Mess.
2237-12-30 - Welcoming Wraith To The Wolves
Wraith gets to know a couple of the pilots in his new posting.
Alain, Astraea, Rayner