Maddox "Mad" Graves is a former combat engineer with the SDF Novithus Auxiliaries. By the age of eight his parents, who owned a repair shop for vehicles and mining equipment, had taught him how to use over a hundred different tools.
This knowledge played a key role later on when Novithus became the subject of a organized raiding campaign conducted by a small pirate alliance.
Being twenty at the time, he volunteered to the auxiliaries where he more or less single-handedly repaired and maintained weapons, armor and other military equipment used to defend the colony.
Following the defense of Novithus Maddox had made a name for himself and was later shortly contacted by the SSOID who recruited him for Project Troja.
Following integration into the SSOID he was sent across the southern, eastern and western quadrants of the galaxy to map strategic targets and other points of interests.
His cover story, which in more ways than one is true, is that he enjoys travelling and further improving his techniques.
Growing up on Novithus right outside of the capital of New Hague Maddox learned early on how to work with tools. The workshop owned by his parents repaired vehicles, mining equipment and even weapons turned in by the occasional hunter.
With a strong desire to become the best in his field Maddox would often time himself picking apart equipment and weapons before putting them back together. This often resulted in many late nights inside the shop where he spent hours studying devices.
At age twenty he enlisted with the Novithus Auxiliaries, working as a weapon- and armorsmith while also repairing one or two APCs every now and then. During this time Novithus was under attack by a small pirate alliance who intended to raid Novithus and steal goods.
Mobilized to respond, Maddox served on the frontline when he wasn't busy repairing gear. He earned the nickname "Mad" after tossing a wrench into the face of a pirate who interrupted Maddox during field-repairs of a broken down hovertank.
When the rest of the SDF joined the fight the pirates were quick to turn tail, having lost more than they won. Having suffered minimal casualties and injuries thanks to Maddox's field modifications the Novithus Auxiliaries, looking like rag-tag mercenaries at the time, met the SDF marines with big smiles.
Eventually as reports of the conflict came in SSOID director Williams took note of Maddox's name which appeared multiple times. He evntually managed to recruit Maddox for Project Troja and assigned the ex-soldier to work undercover, travelling the galaxy.
Maddox, seeing no problem with the job, gladly accepted as the constant travelling allowed him to refine his skills even further while also mapping targets of strategic importance for the SSOID.
Eventually Maddox was ordered to apply to the Terika-Belladonna Company to keep tabs on wanted fugitives Yanim Sidikan and Rask Vor'pangn who, while hailed as heroes by Zeruel veterans, were sought after by the Kanad Collective.
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