Lieutenant Salvae "Socks" Gess
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Played By
Gabriel Byrne
Air Wing
Viper Pilot
Supplemental Information
System Information
  • Naive - Salvae is somewhat naive, having come from a relatively peaceful world, and hasn't seen much action. He's put into the squad as a political thing so that Aerilon can gain prestige.
  • Socks - Salvae knits like a mofo. You need socks, he's your guy.

Salvae Gess grew up in a farming community (surprise surprise) helping out with dusting crops-that's where he learned how to fly. He was pretty good at it, so when he finished school, he joined the Aerilon Navy to become a pilot. It turned out he was a very good pilot and he got into Viper School, and became a combat pilot.
Most of his career was training missions(endless training missions), war games, teaching and the occasional rescue escort, and his rank is based more on social promotion than shooting down bad guys. When the Colonial Forces were formed, and it came time to detach pilots for the Timber Wolves Salvae's expertise paid off, and he was picked from his home squadron.

Average height with an atheltic build, Lt. Salvae Gess keeps his brown hair long enought to tuck behind his ears. He wears the uniform of a viper pilot, everything standard issue except for the colourful home-knit socks he wears that sometimes peek out when he moves just right thanks to his cyclists' thighs that make it difficult to find pants that fit properly.

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  • Distinguished Aerospace Medal
    • For the valor and skill displayed in becoming an ace with the Colonial Forces, MAJ Webb, LT Tomlinson, LT Gess, LTJG Drake and LTJG Naxos are awarded the Distinguished Aerospace Medal.
  • Aerospace Combat Badge
  • Expert Marksman Badge
    • KEW
  • Expert Pilot Wings
  • Brawn: Good
  • Grit: Good
  • Perception: Exceptional
  • Presence: Average
  • Reflexes: Exceptional
  • Wits: Good
Action Skills
  • Alertness: Great
  • Athletics: Good
  • Composure: Good
  • Demolitions: Fair
  • Firearms: Good
  • Gunnery: Exceptional
  • Medicine: Fair
  • Melee: Competent
  • Piloting: Exceptional
  • Stealth: Good
  • Technician: Good
Background Skills
  • Cycling: Good
  • Farming: Fair
  • Knitting: Good
  • Tactics: Fair
Language Skills
  • Standard: Fluent
Date Description Severity
06/15/2237 Shrapnel - Right Arm
06/15/2237 Shrapnel - Left Leg
07/12/2237 Shrapnel - Right Leg
07/12/2237 Shrapnel - Chest
# Date Victory Scene
1 2237-04-29 Raider3 Defend the Shipyards
2 2237-04-29 Off-Camera(Approved) Defend the Shipyards
3 2237-04-29 Off-Camera(Approved) Defend the Shipyards
4 2237-05-18 Cyper1 Razor Down
5 2237-05-27 Cyper1 Turning Tables
6 2237-05-27 Raider13 Turning Tables
7 2237-06-28 Cylon4 We'll Be There Between 0900 and 2300
8 2237-07-01 Cent4 The Internet is For Porn
9 2237-07-21 Raider8 Defend the Bay - Air
10 2237-07-21 Off-Camera Defend the Bay - Air
11 2237-07-21 Off-Camera Defend the Bay - Air

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2237-09-08 - Intercept Course
The Air Wing runs a training mission against one of Caprica's Fighter Units
Paige, Salvae, Irene, Kell, Alain, Verity, Astraea, Emrys, Elena, Ines

2237-07-21 - Defend the Bay - Air
The air wing defends the city of Islesboro against a massive Cylon attack.
Finn, Isolde, Van, Calliope, Eva, Salvae, Kell, Gwyndolen, Alain, Aubrey, Astraea, Stirling, Mason, Emrys

2237-07-12 - Fuel Shortage
Vanguard's Air Wing faces down the Cylons attempting to retake the Frontier Fuel Station.
Finn, Eva, Salvae, Kell, Aubrey, Bami, Astraea, Mason, Emrys

2237-07-02 - Under The Sea
The Timberwolves are sent on a secret mission to take out a Cylon production facility!
Charlie, Liv, Salvae, Abigail, Gage

2237-07-01 - The Internet is For Porn
The Wolves face strong opposition when they are tasked with taking down a captured communications satellite.
Eva, Salvae, Tucker, Aubrey, Astraea, Stirling

2237-06-28 - We'll Be There Between 0900 and 2300
The Timber Wolves go to do some on-site tech support in the Picon asteroid belt.
Isolde, Van, Eva, Salvae, Alain, Jonas, Astraea

2237-06-24 - No One Left Behind
The air wing risks returning to Paran to search for signs of Kell.
Finn, Isolde, Van, Calliope, Eva, Salvae, Tucker, Alain, Stirling

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

2237-06-15 - Listening Post
The pilots investigate a DRADIS ghost and find a Cylon listening post.
Salvae, Kell, Aubrey, Astraea, Stirling

2237-06-15 - Tellorn Town Tussle
A flight of Timber Wolves clear the air over the city of Tellorn in advance of a Picon recon sweep.
Isolde, Van, Eva, Salvae, Kell, Aubrey, Astraea

2237-06-03 - Awards BBQ - Beach
Ryan hosts a BBQ and the colonies' most informal awards ceremony.
Cate, Ryan, Isolde, Van, Calliope, Gustavo, Dundonnell, Aldrich, Erin, Salvae, Lyn, Kell, Tucker, Alain, Abigail, Aubrey, Jonas, Katja, Rion

2237-05-31 - The Inquiry
An inquiry is held into the friendly fire shooting incident.
Ryan, Van, Calliope, Eva, Webb, Salvae, Kell, Tucker, Aubrey, Alex, Ford

2237-05-27 - Turning Tables
The air wing assists a Canceron squadron and then tries to intercept the Cylon evacuation of Kannur.
Finn, Isolde, Calliope, Darcy, Eva, Cap, Webb, Salvae, Kell, Tucker, Alain, Aubrey

2237-05-26 - Big'uns Bugging Out
A Colonial fighter sweep finds some distinctly odd-acting Heavy Raiders trying to escape threatened territory.
Finn, Van, Calliope, Antonie, Salvae, Kell, Tucker, Aubrey

2237-05-20 - Friendly Fire
A communications snafu leads to a friendly fire incident between CF and Canceron forces.
Calliope, Durant, Webb, Salvae, Irene, Kell

2237-05-18 - Razor Down
A rescue team goes after a downed Kell.
Antonie, Salvae, Kell, Gwyndolen

2237-05-12 - Anti Air
The air wing clears the way for assaults in northern Kannur by going after some air defense batteries.
Isolde, Calliope, Eva, Cap, Webb, Roara, Delilah, Salvae, Griffin, Kell, Tucker, Gwyndolen

2237-05-06 - Sisters and Cylons
A group of //Vanguard// pilots and Marines head to check a local orphanage and get more than they bargained for.
Antonie, Charlie, Tamlin, Gustavo, Cap, Beckham, Salvae, Kell

2237-05-05 - Frakking Diplomacy
Salvae realizes the supplies he and Aldrich dropped off for Camp 3 never got to their destinaton. The two grab a couple other Wolves to investigate, and discover a group of miners from the Tyllium mines revolt.
Geoff, Aldrich, Salvae, Lyn, Irene

2237-05-04 - Supply Run
A shipment of supplies arrives to an Aid Camp near the disaster zone on Canceron.
Aldrich, Salvae

2237-04-29 - Defend the Shipyards
The Timber Wolves help to defend the Scorpian Shipyards, but lose one of their own.
Finn, Isolde, Van, Calliope, Eva, Kazimir, Cap, Webb, Roara, Delilah, Salvae, Irene, Alain

2237-08-02 - Observations
Lyn and Salvae chat while enjoying the Dauntless' Observation Deck.
Salvae, Lyn

2237-08-01 - What Wasn't Left Behind
A few pilots begin moving onto the //Dauntless//.
Isolde, Salvae, Astraea

2237-07-27 - The Bar Brawl That Didn't Happen
Kell and Irene enjoy a couple of drinks while under the threat of evil looks, Salvae joins the group later.
Salvae, Irene, Kell

2237-07-08 - History in Ink
Geoff catches Priya contemplating space. Geoff and Salvae catch up.
Priya, Geoff, Salvae

2237-06-24 - Not to Wonder Why
Optimism is hard to come by after a series of rough missions.
Cate, Calliope, Salvae, Tucker, Graham, Gage

2237-06-11 - Walking Wounded
Aldrich and Gage get visited by Lyn and Salvae.
Aldrich, Salvae, Lyn, Gage

2237-06-10 - Delivering On A Bet
Socks and Jigger follow up on their bet made during Operation Mission Mercy.
Salvae, Alain

2237-05-28 - Soft Things
Socks, Tattoos, and shipyard meetings for Priya and Salvae
Priya, Salvae

2237-05-25 - Bedside Manner
Salvae swings by Sickbay to see how Geoff's doing.
Geoff, Salvae

2237-05-21 - The Theory
Some theorizing about the origins of the Cylons happens around the pool table.
Durant, Kahena, Salvae

2237-05-20 - Sharpening the Razor
Van and Kell go over some guncam footage and talk tactics. Salvae joins in.
Van, Salvae, Kell

2237-05-19 - Pilot on Pilot Action
Or...Is that a euphemism? Shenanigans in the //Vanguard// gym.
Finn, Calliope, Eva, Charlie, Evan, Salvae

2237-05-16 - A Call Home
Salvae has a chance to catch up a bit with folk back home.
Salvae, Alain