Name: Lieutenant Cal Alder
Eye color: Bluish
Skin color: Light
Blaster Artillery: 5D+2
Brawling Parry: 4D
Alien Species: 4D
Planetary Systems: 4D
Repulsorlift Operation: 4D+2
Computer Programming/Repair: 4D+2
Repulsorlift Repair 3D
CREDITS - 400
Blaster pistol (4D), Rebel Uniform, Comlink, Datapad, Cold Weather Clothing (+1D to resist cold)
FORCE SENSITIVE N
FORCE POINTS 4
DARK SIDE POINTS 0
CHARACTER POINTS 10
Description: Cal Alder was a human male who served as a lieutenant in the High Command of the Alliance to Restore the Republic during the Galactic Civil War. After the evacuation of Yavin 4, he participated in talks to find a location for a new rebel headquarters, and was then stationed in Echo Base on the planet Hoth, where he undertook patrols to ensure the base's security.
After rebels Luke Skywalker and Han Solo went missing, Alder reported to Major Bren Derlin that there was still no word from them after the final patrols had returned. Derlin spoke to Princess Leia Organa, then had Alder shut the shield doors to Echo Base for the night. Alder later coordinated the defense of Echo Base's perimeter during the Battle of Hoth, which he survived.
Cal Alder was a human male from the Outer Rim planet Kal'Shebbol, who served in the High Command of the Alliance to Restore the Republic during the Galactic Civil War against the Galactic Empire. His role was to find ways to adapt the native ecology of new worlds to the needs of the Alliance, due to its severely limited resources. As a ground mission specialist, he participated in talks to determine what world should be selected to house the Alliance's new headquarters after evacuating its previous base on the moon Yavin 4. These discussions eventually led to the establishment of Echo Base on the icy planet Hoth, where Alder was stationed as a Deck Lieutenant. Alder had a brilliant service record, which convinced his commanding officer, Major Bren Derlin, to give him the responsibility of undertaking various patrols around the base to ensure its security.
In 3 ABY, the Jedi Luke Skywalker went missing while out setting up sensors near the base. The smuggler Han Solo set out to find his friend; however, he also failed to return by nightfall. After the last rebel patrol returned to base for the day, Alder approached Derlin in one of Echo Base's hangars and reported as such. He then began to state that there was still no word from Skywalker or Solo, but the major raised a hand to caution him, gesturing to the nearby Princess Leia Organa, who was a close friend of the missing duo and also listening to Alder's report.
Closing the gate
Gulping, then choosing his words carefully, Alder finished his report in hushed tones. He and Derlin then approached Organa and the major strongly recommended that the base's shield doors be closed, as there was nothing more that could be done to find her friends during the night. Organa agreed and Derlin ordered Alder to have the doors shut, which he did. Solo and Skywalker were discovered alive the following morning.
After an Imperial Viper probe droid was discovered and destroyed near Echo Base, the Alliance began to prepare for evacuation. Before they managed to escape, an Imperial fleet arrived above Hoth and deployed ground forces to attack the base. Alder participated in the ensuing Battle of Hoth, coordinating the defense of the base's perimeter, and ultimately survived the battle, which ended with the Alliance successfully escaping despite suffering a massive defeat.
Personality and traits
Alder had fair skin and bluish eyes. He was an expert scout and often found himself among the first to become acquainted with the alien environs of frontier worlds. He took on the responsibility of closing the gates to Echo Base as he reasoned that the intense cold of the night, plus the possibility of wampa attacks, posed a security risk to the entire base that he was not willing to take, even for officers as highly ranked as Solo and Skywalker.
While in Echo Base, Alder wore rebel snow gear including a brown sleeveless jacket over a white uniform as well as white command gauntlets and a white insulated watch cap with a com set, a brown face wrap, white cap warmers and anti-glare goggles. When reporting to Derlin, he was carrying a datapad.