Calvino, The Gardener
Miroslav Channing is
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Coruscant / Chandrila
Name: Miroslav Damiano Channing (familial nickname 'Calvino'; meaning "little bald one.")
Avatar: Bob Hoskins
Father: Cosimo Channing, harbormaster, Emita spaceport
Mother: Alys Espereth, florist
Sister: Edythe Larya Channing (Edie), Born: 48 BBY, Emita, Chandrila, married to Aleron Tharin Drake [31BBY]
Niece: Aria Layne Drake, Born: 28 BBY
Born: 50 BBY, Emita, Chandrila
Current age: 66
Weight: 76 kg
44 – 32 [BBY] school, Matura (graduate)
Military Service (Chandrilan Army)
31 – 28 [BBY] military training,
27 - 25 [BBY] Human Resources Specialist
Chandrilan Office of Statistics and Information
24 – 0 [BBY]
Operations branch of Alliance Intelligence
01 - 10 [ABY]
NR Council on Security and Intelligence (Leia Organa Solo’s period of office)
11 – 15 [ABY] Office for the Protection of the Constitution
A native of Chandrila, Miroslav Channing was well versed in the intense politics of his homeworld. Belonging to a rival faction of Mon Mothma, as well as her successor, Canna Omonda, Channing controlled what was euphemistically titled the “Office of Statistics and Information”; in reality, it was a group of political hatchet men charged with neutralizing the opposition through means best left unexamined.
On family get-togethers in turn, or when he fetched his favored young niece Aria for an outing, the short, pudgy and early balding 'Calvino' came around warm, cordial and fun-loving—even if a rest of habitual mistrust and thumbs down against Chandrila's nobility kept breaking its way in playful digs at his noble brother-in-law Aleron Tharin Drake. But that, Calvino insisted, was the privilege of an older brother—to protect and put to the acid test his sister's any suitor. Which, accordingly, he did frequently and kept at, even long after Edie's marriage.
[1 ABY] The execution of Canna Omonda for treason against the New Order, and subsequent reprisals taken against Chandrila by Moff Seerdon caused Channing and other rivals of Mon Mothma to rally around her. In response, the leader of the Rebel Alliance assigned Channing to the Operations branch of Alliance Intelligence. There, he delved into much of the branch’s field work: spying, infiltration, blackmail, subversion, and assassination.
A changeover that caused a nasty break in the family. None of his sister's new family, especially not his brother-in-law, Aleron, would share his outrage about Moff Seerdon's reprisals or find the extended blokade of their homeworld similarly intolerable. Instead, completely puzzling to the angry Calvino, everyone seemed to adhere to their staunchly pro-Imperial conviction, no matter what! Tensions grew. To a point that exactly his beloved niece -who had always been dear to him like a daughter- would turn her back and villainize him as a traitor. A black day after which Miroslav's visits to his homeworld grew scarce and limited to utter necessity.
The Alliance victory at Endor [4 ABY] and eventual rout of Imperial forces from Coruscant [11ABY] resulted in a new career path for Channing. As a reward for his services in the Galactic Civil War, Channing was assigned to the newly-created Office for the Protection of the Constitution (OPC). Within a short time, he was made its director.
Despite his public persona – in which he appeared as friendly, charming, and an avid gardener – disquieting rumors began to spread about Channing and his rise to power. Some claimed that he was obsessed with loyalty, secretly monitoring his agents’ personal communications, and kept tabs on who was friends with each other. Some former agents of the OPC – before they mysteriously vanished from sight--related stories of infiltrating the various government bureaucracies in an effort to weed out “traitorous” members of the New Republic.
Channing’s methods stirred intense debate with the upper echelons of the New Republic hierarchy. His supporters claimed that Channing’s modus operandi weeded out incompetents, shirkers, and those members of the government with fragile psyches; Channing’s detractors held that his methods were a direct threat to the ideals of the New Republic itself.
Kept the parts Gavin created, only added year dates and inserted two paragraphs on family matters in between. In case I got wrong up any dates, please let me know. Thank you. :]