Name: Martin Cable
Street Name: Rook
AKA: Martin Caballero
PoB: Seattle DoB: Jan. 4, 2035
Gender: Male Age: 26
Height: 6-2 Weight: 190
Hair: Black Eyes: Blue
Father: Andrew Caballero, Dallas, CAS
Mother: Monica Caballero, Dallas, CAS
Sister: Theresa Caballero, Denver Free Zone
MBA Specialization in Sustainable Business
Seattle University, Albers School of Business & Economics
Last known employer:
Westport Financial Group, Inc. (defunct)
Rook is impeccably dressed on any given day in a stylish business suit from a top designer – from Armanté to Zoé. As with any corporateer in today’s cutthroat business world, a little armor is usually tucked away into the design. While he wears little jewelry, a he normally wears Victory chrono/cellphone on his wrist. His thick black hair is neatly, if conservatively, styled, and his face is clean-shaven.
It is not uncommon for him to carry a leather briefcase (armored) for holding assorted belongings such as his pocket secretary, GPS, and perhaps a change of wardrobe. On missions, he favors a dark turtleneck (Vashon Island,) and slacks.
Martin Caballero’s family can trace back a long history on the police force throughout the generations. His sister, father, grandfather, were all police officers, and even his great-grandfather was a member of the Policia Federal Preventiva (Mexico’s federal police force.) Martin broke the chain and proved himself to be a grave disappointment and terrible embarrassment for the family. It wasn’t that he chose a different path by obtaining an MBA from Seattle’s prestigious Albers School of Business and Economics. Rather, it was the level of greed and hedonism he obviously sought by doing so – a slap in the face to all of the public good that his lineage had achieved.
A year after graduation, Martin’s condo was raided by a team of Lone Star Security’s SWAT force. He had been desperate enough, and stupid enough, to be caught on video in a drug deal gone wrong. It was obvious that the stress of his corporate lifestyle had led to a drug addiction that he wasn’t able to maintain. He killed a drug dealer before fleeing with the drug score. Where things really went wrong was when it was revealed that the drug dealer was in fact an undercover Lone Star detective. Martin had fled the condo prior to the raid, but in his panic he had left behind the very drugs that he had stolen. Masked raid members holding the stash aloft as they exited the shattered doorway of the apartment made all of the trideo feeds. While officials have presumed that he’s probably been killed by members of the dealer’s gang, or an overdose in some crack house, he officially remains wanted for the murder. He is considered to be armed and dangerous, and officers are ordered to shoot first.
There is no mention of asking questions.
Martin Caballero fled to the South-Central Downtown District, where he changed his name to Martin Cable and settled into a SIN-less existence.
In the time since he began working with the DV-8’s, he has offered an alternative view of events, assuming one wants to accept a reported criminal’s plea of innocence. In his version, he himself was recruited by Lone Star to be part of a secret espionage department. The new department was still undergoing initial training when it was cancelled, perhaps due to politics, and suddenly Caballero was deemed to be an embarassing exposure to Lone Star’s shiney reputation. If Caballero is to be believed, he was framed for the drugs and murder as an excuse to assassinate him in a cover up.
After such public damning, Caballero has zero credibility, and little proof to support his claim of innocence. His only form of physical proof is himself, in that he has undergone substantial bioware modification – which he claims was done by Lone Star in their goal of making him into one of the department’s super spies. Lone Star has dabbled more and more with bioware for undercover agents, since criminal gangs have become increasingly suspicious of skillwires – a common trait in Lone Star operatives trying to fit in. Still, bioware is readily available on the open market and very weak as evidence goes.
With the level of crime in Lone Star’s regions of operation, Rook has dropped from number 22 down to 86 on their “Most Wanted” list. Where Rook is the most fortunate is in the lack of public records regarding him. Whether there is some cover up in the works, or that he simply kept his nose clean prior to his fall into drug addiction, law enforcement has a very slim folder on Martin Caballero. The photo used to identify him to law enforcement agencies is from his high school graduation, for example. While Lone Star continues to seek and promote an image of Martin as a ragged fugitive on the run, his upscale corporate appearance and demeanor helps him remain overlooked by the public at large.
Rook exhibits the paranoia of a hunted man in his distrust of others. He is fairly tight-lipped about his past, and the DV-8’s have learned as much as they have about him simply due to the circumstances surrounding their meeting. Had it not been for the LVPD’s use of his real name during their introduction, it’s unlikely he would’ve been as forthcoming with them as he’s been. As it stands, however, they are the only ones who can tie his true identity to that of his false one of Martin Cable. Due to surreptitious events, even the LVPD only have an AKA of “Robert Palmer.”
What was quickly apparent to the DV-8’s about Rook is his amazing ease at observational learning and an uncanny memory. After only the brief time in which they spent dealing with the Russian mafia in Las Vegas, for example, Rook was speaking Russian at a level of fluency beyond even that of Pariah. Despite his lack of cyber augmentation, he exhibits speed and strength on par with some of the shiniest street samurai.