Durden Kokezaru

dru_avName: Durden Ryu Kokezaru
Aliases: Dru
Allegiance: Browncoat
Homeworld: Three Hills
Height: 5′ 7½”
Hair: Brown
Eye Color: Hazel
Age: 31
Occupation/Role: Smuggler, Transporter

Dru is decent pilot. He’d learned the basics of flight as a youth back on Three Hills moving and shipping goods for the family and honed his skills in the war, spending some of it as a fighter pilot.

Packing a pair of Walker Colt Peacemakers, Dru is an excellent marksman with either hand, or both if the situation calls for it. He’s handy with a rifle, but not quite as deadly accurate or swift on the draw.

Durden grew up with his twin brother Tyler on the small farm his parents owned on Three Hills. The Farm was small, but prosperous enough to keep the family of four in good living, as well as keeping on three farmhands. Still, Dru knew early on that the farming life was not for him. He did his learning, a little gambling and kept hope that the farm would remain prosperous enough for his folx to hire on more hands and allow him to get off world to see the ‘verse. Of course that was before the Alliance came calling…

Dru and Tyler were some of the first to enlist. In the early days of the Independents, the brothers were fighter pilots, as the skills were as hard to come by as the ships. When it came right down to it, Dru was never the skilled ace his brother was. As the Independents grew in number and strength, he moved to the infantry, eventually serving as a Sergeant Major in the Fighting 33rd OB, where he felt his chance of survival was probably as equal, but his skills would be put to better use.

Dru was on the ground on the small planet of Paquin when the war ended. The Independents fought a long, hard, and bloody battle. As countless bodies fell, but they pushed harder and harder and when the Battle of Pequod ended it was all worth while. Bloodied and nearly wiped out, the browncoats stood tall over an uncanny and unlikely victory. Dru and Tyler were together hoisting back several victory bottles when word from above Hera delivered the news from Serenity Valley. Despite their victory in battle, the war was lost.

With nothing no home to go back to anyway, Dru and Tyler pooled their money and the resources they’d developed through the war. Together the brothers were able to procure The Looking Glass (or Alice, as they affectionately refer to her), their Osprey Class cargo ship. They have spent the years since transporting, both legally and not so much, cargo and occasionally people across the ‘verse. The Looking Glass’ crew is well known for their experience, which means reliability and, often most importantly, discretion.

Dru Kokezaru is a man who enjoys life and all it provides. It was such an attitude that got him through the war and it’s the same attitude that gets him out of most jams he finds himself. Dru can put a grin on his face in any situation, no matter what end of the barrel he’s staring down. Dru is the schemer of the pair, whether that means working the angle of a job or keeping his brother from shooting the man that just backed out of the deal.

Although the Bros. Kokezaru get along better than most regular people do, sibling rivalry is something that is unavoidable, particularly when dealing with twins.