"I'm just waiting for an old friend."
Reed Kelker was born on Tatooine, the child of two retired underworld types. His mother a pirate, his father a bounty hunter although both retired before Reed was born. Reed was raised on a moisture farm outside of Mos Eisley. After his parents were killed, Reed turned to a life of crime eventually working for Jabba the Hutt. Reed followed in his father's footsteps and became a bounty hunter. Reed eventually had a family of his own, and like his parents retired to a life of a moisture farmer. But like his parents his new family met the same fate, on the same farm. In the end Reed returned the life of a bounty hunter for The Galactic Underworld.
Childhood and Early YearsEdit
Reed was born on Tatooine, more specifically in a small clinic in Mos Eisely. Reed was raised on a moisture farm just outside of Mos Eisley, where he was expected to work from a young age. Reed, at the time hated it, but would later in life find solace in the mundane task of managing the farm. Reed didn't have many friends, as there were not many people living near the Kelker family farm. But he did grow a close relationship with a LOM-series protocol droid, who Reed named 'Pal', Pal was purchased by Reed's parents to help educate him. Reed etched 'Pal' into Pal's chest plate. Pal's fate is unknown to this date. Reed had a normal enough childhood until he was twelve years old. Shortly after he turned twelve Reed was away from his family's home checking the moisture vaporators, he returned home only to find his parents dead. Reed dreamt up some terrible scheme why they were killed. He imagined they were killed by someone his parents had wronged, but in the end they were simply robbed, killed by nothing, but the evil of the galaxy. The Imperial Investigation into the matter only revealed that they were low end smuggles down on their luck, they killed Reed's parents for the credits in their pockets. After that Reed was on his own, he had a good sum of money to live on, but no source of income, so after trying to find some kind of work for two years, Reed was approached by an agent of Jabba the Hutt. Jabba knew his father, and offered young Reed a job. Reed began working as a runner moving anything from weapons to alcohol for Jabba. At first just on Tatooine, under the nose of the Imperials, and later, as he proved himself, Reed was trusted to ride with groups of other people on smuggling missions to other systems. As Reed aged so did his responsibilities, and shortly after turning 16 Reed was trusted with collecting hunting down people who owed Jabba money, and killing those who couldn't. Reed didn't bat an eye lash at killing, in Mos Eisley people died everyday, and Reed had been exposed to it at a young age. When he killed for Jabba he adopted a nick name Overwatch, he thought it sounded scary, but looking back he couldn't imagine why he would pick that nickname. Reed, at the age of 18, decided to end his immediate working relationship with Jabba, and instead went off to follow in the footsteps of his father, and become a bounty hunter. Reed didn't know what the galaxy had in store for him, but he knew the worst had to be behind him.
Reed is not very trusting he will seem open to people, but he will lie about most personal, and current job related questions. Reed attributes this to the general idea that most people in the galaxy are looking out for themselves, willing to stab you in the back with no warning. If someone has knowledge of his personal life he responds with, almost always, anger. Reed acts quite serious when on the job, and jokes when he is off from work. He dislikes mixing personal and work relationships. He loves boasting of past jobs, as its an effective tool to keep people from asking about his personal life.
Skills and AbilitiesEdit
Reed can only speak Galactic Basic. He can understand small amounts of Shyriiwook, and Jawaese.
Job Specialty Edit
Reed is a bounty hunter by trade, but is also a skilled moisture farmer. In bounty hunter Reed is more skilled in kill bounties, or injury based take downs.
Weapon and Combat SkillsEdit
Reed specializes in mid to close range combat, prefering to stay away from long range engagements. Reed specializes in using dual pistols, or an automatic carbine. Reed's primary combat strategy is to engage from a short distance, then move in quickly for a hand to hand take down.
Reed is very sensitive about his past, if people know about his past he will react, normally violently. Reed also has trouble trusting new people, feeling loyalty is a dead trait to the galaxy Reed is slow to hand his loyalty out to new people. Reed also is easily swayed by people who know to play on his sense of loyalty, duty, or most importantly family.
Assets and PossessionsEdit
Weapons & ArmorEdit
1xDC-15s Side Arm Blaster, 2xSSK-7 Heavy Blaster Pistols 2x Machetes (2' in length) 1xProton Carbine; Various small blades for use in Close Quarters Combat. Full suit, minus helmet, of Durasteel Mandalorian Armor
Ships & PropertyEdit
reed has two ships a YT-1300 Light Freighter "Belly of the Beast" (Heavily modified for speed, maneuverability, and fire power at the cost of shielding. In addition to the turrets a Proton Torpedo, Ion Cannon, and Light Blaster Cannon have been added running next to cock-pit. Cells for live bounties added.) And aGAT-12h Skipray Blastboat "Jagged Knife" Reed owns three properties, the first is a large mositure farm about three hours in landspeeder, due west of Mos Eisley. It includes a large house, and a few out buildings in which Reed stores tools, and old farming equipment. Also has a pen for animals. The second, a small apartment in Mos Eisley Reed uses for brief stays in the city. Also has money and weapons stored if he ever needed to leave the planet in a hurry. The last, a moderate sized lake house on Naboo. Reed's final hide away should he need to flee the outer rim. Has little access from the outside world and enough supplies for Reed to stay there for some time. Also has a small dock, and boat. Reed occasionally goes there to relax.