|Captain Archibald Stakes|
Eye Colour: Brown
Hair Colour: Black
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 78 kg
Blood Colour: Red
Skin Colour: Tanned appearance
Physical Description: Archibald wears his hair in a short military style. His skin gives the appearance of being tanned, but the colour is in fact due to some Maori blood in his ancestry. He has no physical singularities, he's just an ordinary man.
Family and Background
He had a rather non-descript life. An only child, his parents disbanded their wedding-contract when he was 18 and had just started university. But before then, their relationship was already strained and they kept together just for his sake. At University he met up with Lydia Barker, daughter of Rear-Admiral Barker. They had a brief period of dating and married whilst in their second year at university. The year after they married, when Archibald was 21, Lydia gave birth to twins, Esmerelda and William. Both Lydia and Archibald managed to graduate the year after, and both entered Starfleet Academy. They were fast-tracked by her father, although they both showed ability and promise in any case.
Auckland High School, followed by Melbourne University.
Both Archibald and Lydia entered Starfleet Academy at the same time, fast-tracked into Command class. They kept together all the time at the Academy but when they graduated (both with honours) they were assigned to different ships. Both became department heads after two years service, and rose through the ranks quickly. Lydia became Captain of the USS Watanabe (a light explorer) three years before Archibald became Captain of the USS Manchester (a heavy cruiser). Through their actions and determination, both were awarded many medals. Recently they both became COs of two re-designed Sovereign-class ships, expressly intended to take on and defeat Keltois. Lydia called hers The Star of Samarkand, and Archibald named his The Rose of Samarkand as a sign of their respect for one another. Not happy with the way Starfleet was behaving, Archibald defected to the 52nd Fleet with his ship and crew who chose to follow him. The Rose was turned over to the 52nd, mothballed, the crew dispersed and Archibald demoted to Commander.
Lydia retained the rank of Rear-Admiral, whilst Archibald was demoted to Commander by LoDona and appointed as FO of the Boudicca, replacing Susan Rivers who had just been assigned as CO of the Champlain. After distinguishing himself in the battle for the MDP, during which he commanded the Boudicca whilst Admiral Sevant oversaw the fleet movements, Archibald was promoted to Captain again and given the Dennison to command. After an abortive mission badly mishandled by SFI, the Dennison was almost completely destroyed and Archibald and a portion of his crew reassigned to the USS Mithrandir.
Nothing of note
Most of his time is spent on Starfleet. The little that remains is for his family. At the moment just for his daughter Esme, leaving him no time for anything else.
A strong believer in discipline and the chain of command.
http://www.startrekfreedom.com/images/char_awards/rib01.gif Awarded The Starfleet Shield: For actions above and beyond the call of duty during the battle for the MDP on stardate 2407.07.09
Archibald Stakes is played by Adrie Geuken