Admiral Lord Orkin Sidewayes McClain, KCUG, KDS, FA, CWS, Lord McClain, SEH, MCG, Prince of Munnarn-in-Exile
Pirate Nobleman, Naval Officer, and Imperial War Hero
A pirate from Camelot City, turned Imperial Lord and Naval Admiral.
Knight Commander of the Honorable Imperial Usdiki Guard (KCUG)
Full Knight of the Order of Drifting Stone (KDS)
Frater (Brother) of the Order of the Arrow (FA)
Companion of the White Star (CWS)
Medal for Conspicuous Gallantry (MCG) [Defense of Doctors Rock, Fifth Frontier War]
Starburst for Extreme Heroism (SEH) [Battle of Regina, Vargr War]
Combat Ribbons: Defense of Doctors Rock, Battle of Regina, Return to Usdiki, 1st and 2nd Battles of Munnarn.
Combat Command Ribbons: Battle of Regina, Return to Usdiki, 1st and 2nd Battles of Munnarn.
Admiral McClain is also considered a “Master” of the Nag Sai Order (2nd Order Master, 3rd Order Initiate). Some Nag Sai refer to him as “the Null Master,” since he is the only known Nag Sai Master who is not a Psion, but is in fact an anti-psi (invisible and untouchable to telepathy).
Orkin ran away from the McClain family farm, on the outskirts of Camelot City on Caladbolg, at age seventeen. He joined a sketchy tramp freighter crew and left Caladbolg for the stars. He went from there to a succession of other (usually much more blatantly) pirate crews.
Orkin was knighted and received the Medal for Conspicuous Gallantry as a result of his single-handed, unarmed, attack (from imprisonment himself) on the three armed Zhodhani who were overseeing the prisoners (including his injured patron). He killed two of the three, causing enough of a distraction thatVud, Xi, and Richardi were able to overcome the armored guards outside the rooms where the prisoners were being kept. This then served as a rallying point for the Rogues to lead a resistance against the Outworld Coalition assault.
As the second-most senior Rogue, Orkin was promoted to Captain, and given command of Rogue Expeditionary Force One, when Captain Nitar took on the role of a System Commodore and assumed a more direct role in local management and politics.
When Commodore Sir Dr. Nitar destroyed himselves, Captain Sir Orkin bacame one of two power-sharing leaders of the Rogues. Captain Orkin would be responsible for all “out of system” business, while DOOer Emeria Sovant would oversee Roguhu Hold and other “in-system” business.
Following re-fitting in Zaibon, the squadron / mini-fleet surrounding the CNS Odin spent most of 1111 fighting pirates in the spinward Darrain Subsector. In the process, becoming “Friends” of the Darrian Special Arm, the mysterious “secret service” branch of the Darrian Confederation’s government.
Midway through 1111, while on shore leave on Mire, the Darrian capital, Captain McClain, as the leader of a growing squadron/fleet, promoted himself to Commodore, and advanced his senior officers accordingly.
Given Frater-hood in the Order of the Arrow for “sensitive contact and exploration work.” (Sponsor: Imperial Interstellar Scout Service, Regina Subsector)
Given a Starburst for Extreme Heroism and promoted to Full Knight in the Order of Drifting Stone for heroics in the Battle of Regina (Vargr War). (Sponsor: His Grace, Sebastian Santanocheev, Grand Admiral of the Spinward Marches)
After his “adventures through the Worm Gate,” Sir Orkin has been undergoing a slow, but drastic, transformation into some sort of reptilian/serpent creature; with scaled skin, vertically slit eyes, and a pair of tentacles where his legs used to be.
Sir Orkin was offered the chance to take charge of a faction in the Islands War, but refused to do so, citing more pressing obligations.
Orkin also discovered that he was part of a prophesy, given by a world-travelling elf known as Erdiduk. He called the Commodore “Prince Orkin” and insisted that he needed to return with him to the Immortal City of Pandius,
When his forces discovered the supposedly assassinated Emperor Strephon alive in low berth pod, the Commodor Sir Orkin offered his services to bring the Emperor back to the, now contested, Iriduim Throne.
Married on 1113-364 (on Usdiki) to Princess Lidia Homstem, of Munnarn-in-Exile. Became Prince Orkin of Munnarn-in-Exile.
Admiral Lord Orkin has engaged with the Spiders of Munnarn on two occasions so far. And has now been ordered to return to the system and establish Imperial control of the Highport and Shipyards located there.