Tag: Visual edit
Tag: Visual edit
Line 6: Line 6:
 
|type=Spartan
 
|type=Spartan
 
|name= Kayden-127
 
|name= Kayden-127
|image= [[File: poster-20-05-24 21-15-29 File.jpg]]
+
|image= [[File: poster-20-05-24 21-15-29.PNG|310px]]
 
|realname= Kayden Anderson
 
|realname= Kayden Anderson
 
|alias=
 
|alias=

Revision as of 08:43, 30 May 2020

Terminal.png This article, Kayden-127, was written by Knitrex and GREYWOLFXN. Please do not edit this fiction without the writers' permission.
Help.png This article, Kayden-127, is currently under active construction.


Kayden-127
310px
Biographical Information

REAL NAME

Kayden Anderson

DATE OF BIRTH

September 27th, 2511

HOMEWORLD

Sonastrand, Nyrus

Physical Information

GENDER

Male

HEIGHT

244cm (8 ft) [With Armour]

WEIGHT

136kg (299.8 lb) [Out of Armour]

HAIR COLOR

Jet Black

EYE COLOR

Brown

Political/Military Information

SPECIALTY

  • Close-Quarters Combat
  • Aerial Warfare

SIGNATURE WEAPONS

M45 Tactical Shotgun

RANK

  • Lieutenant (Acting 2559-)
  • Master Chief Petty Officer

SERVICE NUMBER

S-127

CLASS

SPARTAN II Class I

UNIT

  • White Team (2531-Present)
  • Mythic Team (Formerly)
  • Fireteam Winter (Formerly)

AFFILIATION

  • United Nations Space Command
  • Naval Special Warfare Command
  • SPARTAN-II Program
[Source]

Lieutenant Kayden-127, born Kayden Anderson, is a Spartan II commando of the UNSC Naval Special Warfare Command and is one of the few surviving SPARTAN-IIs. In 2531, he would serve as the leader of White Team which was comprised of Spartan's Eric-007, Selena-098 and Cal-141. Noted as the most skilled close-quarters fighter, Kayden is also one of the top pilots in the program, and an incredible strategist.

On February 11th, 2531, Kayden led White Team in Operation: LONESTAR, the team's first engagement against the Covenant, which was a success. As the war raged on, Kayden and the rest of White Team would continue to participate in numerous engagements throughout the Human-Covenant War, one notable conflict would be the Battle of Alpha Terminus V in 2547, where they would fight alongside the crew of the UNSC Challenger Prime and Matthew-110.

Then, sometime in 2548, White Team would participate in Operation: BREAKPOINT. Unfortunately, the operation went south and led to Selena and Eric being listed as MIA during the operation, but the two Spartans were able to successfully complete the mission and randomly jumped into slipspace using the UNSC Prowler Nightbourne. Thinking his friends had died by his choices and actions, Kayden would be psychologically torn by the operation. To make matters worse, Cal would be killed in 2549 during a mission on Heian to assassinate a Prophet. In early 2550, Kayden would be transferred to lead Spartan-III Team MYTHIC, where he'd meet Zenith-B311 and other Cat-II Spartan-III's. Mythic Team were present during the Fall of Reach but were assumed KIA. Mythic Team, along with Dakota-095 and his fireteam escaped the planet using a damaged Paris-Class Frigate. They entered cryo and both teams later resurfaced in early 2553.

Following the end of the Covenant War and the resurfacing of Selena and Eric, Kayden would serve as the leader of White Team with Zenith-B311 and a 'smart' AI known as Trinity. As of July 2558, Kayden has participated in 178 individual military operations and engagements, 121 of which were full campaigns.

In mid 2558, White Team would reunite with the crew of the Challenger Prime once more to prevent a subtle emergence of the Insurrections on the outer colony of Nyrus in the Leonidas System. Unfortunately on December 10th, 2558, all contact was lost in the Leonidas System following the Fall of Nyrus by the hands of the rising religious faction known as The Ascended. Unbeknownst to anyone outside of the conflict, the fight continued on a shield world designated 'Equinox' in early 2559.

Biography

Early Life

Kayden Anderson was born on September 27, 2511 on the outer colony world of Nyrus, located in the Leonidas System. He lived with his two sisters, Nicole and Samantha Anderson, in a two-storeyed house within a poor sector of New Kara, the sprawling capital megacity of Delora. Their home was emotionless. Any chance of life flourishing in the household, unattainable. The only glimpse of life that remained would be Kayden playing with his toy astronauts, Nicole and Samantha playing dress-up, the heavy rain bouncing off the roof, or the flaming arguments arising between Kayden's mother and father. As one would suspect, Kayden's parents struggled gravely for money. His father would always work late as a security officer far from home and his mother worked at a massage shop, until she quit working.

On several occasions, Kayden would witness his mother arrive home with an unfamiliar man who wasn't his father. He'd hide behind the brown living room couch and stare at her mother and the stranger walking up the stares, almost as if it were in slow motion. One night, Kayden finally confronted his mother about who the men were and why he could hear screams emerging from her room upstairs. She'd be filled to the brim with alcohol, her clothes were always soaked in rain, her golden-blonde hair would be disorganised, and her face was smudged with ruined makeup. His mother struggled to speak, eventually forming an unconvincing sentence that she would just watch TV shows with the men for money. Kayden knew for a fact that they didn't have a TV, but he didn't pressure her further.

When his father died in an Insurrectionist attack at a heavily populated underground train station two months later, and his mother became diagnosed with liver cancer shortly afterwards, it fell onto Kayden's auntie, Verlaine Anderson, a renowned former UNSC pilot and her husband Logan Stone, to raise Kayden and his sisters. Verlaine and Logan moved the trio out of their old home with their mother's approval before she passed away, and into a coastal luxurious life on the coast of Sonastrand, just a few hours away from New Kara. The transition was fun and easy for Kayden's sisters as they didn't have to experience much of their old home, but he was very homesick. After they got settled into their new home, Verlaine encouraged Kayden and his sisters to play together on the beach in front of their house and have fun until sunset, where they would watch the fading sun disappear in the distance and witness the dark blue night taking its place.

Verlaine and Logan took great care of the kids, but Logan would frequently have to leave for 'work' in the highly populated sectors of New Kara for business meetings and the like, which led to Verlaine looking after the children a lot more. Logan was in fact, an Insurrectionist. He led the Insurrectionist movement in Delora during his time away from home which involved heists, raids and operations all across the continent. Verlaine knew of his Insurrectionist past, but never knew he still continued to do so following their marriage.

When he was at the age of six, Kayden attended 'Anestin Elementary’. At school, Kayden was always nervous when placed in a group working task with his fellow peers, or selected to read a short sentence about a chosen subject. He didn't work well in group classes, but he excelled in individual tasks. He pushed through difficult tasks other children his age considered to be impossible. Kayden was on his way to enter Bellwin Middle School, one of the top private schools in the city of Sonastrand. As a reward for his excellence in school, Verlaine bought him and his sisters a dog which they named Rex.

As his final months of being a normal child were coming to an end, Kayden enjoyed going on walks with his friend from school, Dante around 10pm, which was sunset at Nyrus. With permission from their parents/guardians, the two would walk around a rocky coastline a few minutes from Kayden's house, making up their own little adventures of climbing mountains or pretending to fight the bullies from their school.

Conscription and Training

"You have been called upon to serve. You will be trained - and you will become the best we can make of you. You will be the protectors of Earth and all her colonies." - Catherine Halsey welcomes the abducted children to their new world.

In 2517, Kayden was one-hundred and twenty-seventh among one-hundred and fifty children of similar age that had been selected based on specific genetic markers for inclusion in Project: SPARTAN II, which only had facilities and funding for half that number. When a young female ONI operative, Lieutenant Quinn, came to Sonastrand to screen Kayden, she witnessed him fighting three other boys at the front gates of his school. Kayden ultimately came out victorious, standing on top of one of the bullies and sticking out his tongue as a sign of disrespect. All three children who fought against Kayden weren't seriously injured, but Kayden barely had any scratches on him. Shortly after this fight, Kayden would be moved to a different class, separate from the boys who attempted to beat him. As Quinn left Nyrus, she noted that the planet still had a strong Insurrectionist presence.

Unfortunately in 2517, Kayden would be abducted by ONI operatives and replaced with a flash clone of himself. He and Dante were going on their usual adventures when a female ONI operative dressed as a school teacher walked up to the boys and offered them ice cream. They happily accepted. The woman told Kayden that she had his missing Lion-Man toy in her spaceship, which filled him with excitement and relief. The operative then looked at Dante and told him that his parents were calling him home. Dante unknowingly walked back home, telling Kayden he'd see him tomorrow at school. As the distant figure of Dante licking his ice cream begun to fade away, the operative asked Kayden to hold her hand. He grabbed a hold of her hand and they entered the albatross. When they did, Kayden saw his Lion-Man figurine laying on the ground. He took it and started moving the toy's arms to make sure it still worked.

Kayden thanked the teacher, but when asked to return home, the teacher's smile turned into a plain, emotionless face. She ignored his request and walked back outside to make sure no one had seen them. Then, as Kayden walked over to the teacher, black gloves masked his face. Another operative, bulky in size, was inside the albatross who took Kayden by surprise. The boy dropped his ice-cream and Lion-Man toy, struggling to breathe and unable to call for help. A third operative sedated Kayden with a drug. Once Kayden was unconscious, they placed him inside a cryo-chamber. Mere seconds later, a clone which looked identical to Kayden emerged from the albatross.

Minutes later, the clone arrived back home licking a fresh new ice-cream cone. The Anderson's and Logan didn't notice anything wrong with 'Kayden', but after a few years the clone started to show signs of fault. It would constantly zone out for minutes at a time and become unresponsive to simple questions. Years later, Kayden eventually 'died'. Kayden's death motivated Nicole to join the Marine Corps at the age of eighteen, ultimately becoming an Orbital Drop Shock Trooper. Samantha on the other hand, became a professional photographer once she graduated Anestin University and moved to Reach when she was 36, where she lived in New Alexandria, Eposz with her husband and two daughters. The Albatross quickly departed and flew off towards the planet Reach.

Once he woke up on September 23, Kayden was herded into an amphitheatre along with many other children by a sharp sturdy drill instructor. In fact, every child had an instructor standing by them. He was seated down next to a girl with green eyes. Moments later, the infamous Dr. Halsey emerged through the door at the bottom alongside Chief Petty Officer Franklin Mendez and stood on the stage in front of the children. Kayden stared blankly at the pair positioned in front of the children. He watched the doctor as she begun to speak.

"As per Naval Code 45812, you are hereby conscripted into the UNSC Special Project, code-named SPARTAN-II."

Kayden, not understanding what she was on about, remained calm. Nervous, but calm. He noticed a boy stand up and try to leave, but the nearby drill instructor grabbed him by the shoulders and pressed him back down. Kayden's eyes were wide opened as he turned back to face the woman. He had hoped that this was just a joke of some kind, but it wasn't. The only thing he could think about as he was seated in the amphitheatre, was home. He wanted to see his family again. As the doctor finished her speech, Kayden was escorted along by Chief Petty Officer Mendez and other UNSC officers to the mess hall where they ate, then to their barracks where they slept. Kayden struggled to sleep that night. The hope he held onto just moments ago begun to wear off of him. A tear rolled down his cheek as he hugged himself to sleep.

The next morning, Kayden and the other children were woken up very early by drill instructors. After he'd showered, he returned to his cot where a trunk had been placed in front of it. The trunk contained several underwear, thick socks, a pair of combat boots and a set of grey sweats which had his name stencilled on the chest, KAYDEN-127. Once everyone was clothed, Mendez marched them outside and had them form rows, as they would then be ordered to complete a series of calisthenics that included jumping jacks, sit-ups, leg lifts and other rigorous things. After this, Kayden and the other children jogged through the military compound, past more barracks, along a river, and over a bridge, finally coming to a stop in the courtyard of a naval officers' academy. During this run, Kayden met Matthew-110. There, Kayden and the others met Déjà, a 'dumb AI' who had been given the job of continuing the trainees' formal education. Inside the building, Kayden and the others were served light snacks and treated to a history lesson about the Battle of Thermopylae.

After the lesson, the trainees were told they were heading towards the playground, but this turned into a two-mile run to a forest of twenty-meter-tall wooden poles, rope cargo nets and bridges, knotted climbing ropes, pulleys, and baskets. Mendez had them form three lines and declared that each row of three would be a team Kayden was grouped with Cal-141 and Eric-007. Mendez explained that they would be playing a game called "Ring the Bell" in which the objective was for every member of each team to ring a brass bell that hung from a slide pole next to the tallest wooden pole and then make it back to the start. Their teamwork during the exercise made the trio finish in the top half. The last team to make it back would go hungry that evening, although this punishment ultimately fell on Blue Team due to John-117's lack of leadership. This would become a daily treatment for the candidates; strengthening their bodies as well as their minds. In the years that followed, Kayden was schooled in military strategy and tactics, weapons and history, and was given extreme physical training.

Wilderness Training Preserve

In 2519, Kayden was taken alongside his fellow trainees to a Military Wilderness Training Preserve for a mission that required each trainee to be left alone in the woods with only a single piece of a map. It was up to them to find one another so that they could piece the map together and locate the designated extraction point. Kayden linked up with Matthew-110, who would become Kayden's first and closest friend in the program. They walked for ages until they eventually regrouped with the other children. Kayden gave his piece of the map to Kelly-084, who placed down all of the children's pieces together. It turned out that the extraction point was a full day's hike from where they were. The children moved out and begun their trek. At noon, the children stopped to eat berries they had gathered along their journey.

It was near sundown when they finally came upon their destination in a meadow where another Albatross dropship sat.  This one was guarded by six men without any uniforms. John-117 and Sam-034 were the ones who scouted ahead and saw the scene first, so they explained the situation to the others. John devised a plan where someone would play the role of a "rabbit". The rabbit would lure the men into a trap but being quick enough not to get caught themselves. Kelly volunteered for this role.

It would be up to her and Sam to convince the guards that Sam had broken his leg. When their guard was down, that was when Kayden and the rest would strike. When Kelly revealed herself, she managed to get one man to chase after her. Kayden and the others were hidden behind the surrounding trees and rocks, the snow masking their presence. Sam laid on the ground. As soon as the man reached Sam, he pulled out a humbler stun device. Before he could attack Sam with it though, a rock was thrown near his head. When the man looked around, he was covered in a barrage of rocks. As he tried to retreat he looked directly at Kayden, who emerged from his hiding place at last, and ditched the final rock at his head.

The man dropped the stun device and was bleeding on the ground, barely conscious. The remaining five men came at once, trying to locate the Sam. Which led to them being assaulted with more rocks. Once the sixth man fell to the ground, the children hopped into the albatross, where Deja took control of the dropship and them off the ground and returned them home.


The mission was ultimately a success. During his training, Kayden would notice John teasing Serin-019 and her habit of eating leftovers from meals of the other candidates. One day, Kayden joined Serin who was at a table by herself and ate with her, telling her to ignore the others who would tease her. She smiled.

At some point during their training, Kayden and the others accompanied Mendez to the colony of Emerald Cove, where they were given a mission that involved spending time underwater. Mendez sabotaged half the air tanks provided to the trainees, and in response they ended up stealing his. Afterwards, they all ditched Mendez for a whole week while they camped on an island with nothing to do but light bonfires, eat clams and calamari and surf. Kayden, Matthew and Michael-105 laughed relentlessly as Dakota struggled to keep his balance on the crafted surfboard.

ASTER

Operation: LONESTAR

Operation: HELLFIRE

Battle of Alpha Terminus V

Operation: BREAKPOINT

Fall of Reach

Reunited

Operation: HEARTBREAKER

Fall of Nyrus

Battle of Equinox

Production Notes

User GREYWOLFXN has permission from the owner to edit this page.

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.