Maxwell “Max” Smith– Shadow Agent for C.H.E.S.S. (Command Headquarters of Espionage & Strategic Services). Smith’s past is a shattered mirror of memories, enlisted by C.H.E.S.S. King, Harry Morgenstern, after a black op behind the Iron Curtain. Max was found deep in a Russian gulag strapped to a chair beaten and suffering from dehydration. Once free from his prison, he proved to be quite the fighter, having taken out four heavily armed guards before King could pull his side-arm.
Remembering only that his name was Max, he had no clue how or when he learned to fight. He could plan strategic attacks, anticipate any opponents move, use any weapon he can lay his hands on, drive any vehicle, and pilot any plane. He can build and defuse most any bomb, but he has no clue who he is or how he came to be a living weapon. Brief flashes of memories come to him from time to time in his sleep, but he is still a man of mystery to everyone and himself.
King offered Max a chance to help the world by fighting against the evils that would do this to him. Offered him a chance to stop it from happening to another. Offered him a purpose, a cause to fight for, a new life.
One fractured memory was that of a man named John Smith. Smith was the Minuteman until his death in 1973. Smith and his family had all been killed by the terrorist Abaddon and why this man is in his memory, he does not know. But he knows that this man was, is, important to him somehow and he chose to take the name Smith in honor of a man he does not know, or fully remember.
Max Smith is one part Brandon Scofield, one part Jason Bourne, one part John Rambo and one part Indiana Jones. He is in his early thirties, has an athletic muscular build, pitch dark hair and cold grey eyes. He has three bullet wound scars on his chest near his heart.
The Chrono Dot
Near the end of World War II, Hitler was desperately looking for any chance to turn the tide of the war. That chance came in the form of the Chrono Dot. Created through a still unknown melding of science and black magic, Dr. Verner Kortig created the Chrono Dot to be the Third Reich’s ultimate weapon against the allies. Forged in the fire pits of the Devil’s Cauldron, the Eitridium shell holds the Cornea of Chronos- a lens capable of seeing all time, past, present and future. Believed to be the real cornea from the right eye of the of god Chronos, in an arcane ritual of magic and science Dr. Kortig shrank the god’s cornea and fused to the Eitridium shell. Then with this arcane science, Dr. Kortig created a series of miniature self-stabilizing and self-repairing circuits powered by eldritch energy, that gives control of the Chrono Dot to whom holds it. With this Hitler could have controlled the outcome of the war and truly conquered the world.
However, Hitler was to never receive his ultimate weapon. The allied group known as the Alliance, led by the Minuteman, stormed the scientist’s stronghold at the Devil’s Cauldron and to capture the mad scientist, but not before Dr. Kortig threw the Chrono Dot deep into the fire pits of the mountain. The resulting explosion rocked the small island of the Devil’s Cauldron, killing Dr. Kortig and his crew, as well as two members of the Alliance, Morning Glory and the Lion. The full powers of the Chrono Dot died with Dr. Kortig and the device itself was never recovered. Or so it is believe.
Many rumors of the Chrono Dot have surfaced over the years, but none have ever been confirmed. It is currently believed that the Chrono Dot is in the possession of Lord Vladimir Mataciune of Walachia, the CEO of the world’s leading arms manufacturer D.A.R.C.
D. A. R. C. (Dynamic Armament Research Collective)
D.A.R.C.- is a group of brilliant, yet twist group of weapon designers. Their numbers consist of some of the world’s top minds in the sciences, engineering, fabrication and business. They hold no allegiance to any one nation or power. Their company line is simple- meet our fee and we will give the world.
They have crossed paths with Agents of C.H.E.S.S. many times and not always on opposite sides. Their leader is Lord Vladimir Mataciune- a brilliant scientist and business man. Not much is known about Mataciune, but his rise to the world leader in arms design and manufacturing has led many to believe he is just a bit more than a simple business man in the small European nation of Walachia.
The most protected nation in the world, Walachia is also one of the wealthiest nations. The citizens of Walachia seem to never go without and yet there seems to be a strong sense of fear and paranoia throughout the land. Is it because big brother is truly watching or do the citizens of Walachia know something about their leader that the world does not.
Max Smith: Agent of C.H.E.S.S. is the creation of Mike Torrance. All rights reserved.