Apparent Age: 55
Archetype: Physical Magician: Circle Unknown
Preferred Weapon: Cougar Fine Blade Large
Bio: One of the greatest threats to all mankind resides in the tiny frame of this walking incarnation of evil; Victor Salazar is the brain child of the dreaded Free Bird Terrorist Cell that has been secretly spinning the wheels and manipulating everyone from world leaders to criminal masterminds. This man that they call the Commodore has been calling the shots and playing a very deadly game of cat and mouse with the leader of the Deaths Hand Alexander Church for many decades, with neither side being able to out play the other; though with Salazar he uses the dirty tactic of planting splinter agents inside any and all agencies he can gain access to, he uses these agents to gain valuable intelligence and further his ultimate plan of word domination. Salazar has been using mind control, food tampering and propaganda for generations to remain invisible and watch as the little mice run around his maze; all the while failing to slow down the growth of Free Bird and it’s rise to power.
During the days of the Winds of Change in the 2050’s when the Mariners would disband and the Wind Runners would arise in their heroic attempt to stop the Elves of the Tangier from unleashing a magical strike equal to the force of the Great Ghost Dance directly into the leyline that ran through their territory and threaten the eruption of many of the nations volcanoes and bringing forth the end of the world. It would later be discovered that Free Bird was directly behind the attacks and the threats of potential Armageddon; knowing that runners, mercenaries and even the government of the UCAS would work in unison to save the world from the ultimate destruction. This would be exactly what Salazar had planned and he would sit ideally by and watch as the mice ran frantic around his trap, trying to prevent Armageddon and begin pointing fingers at each other thus creating a great divide and rift between all parties involved. This would also include the innocent civilians and military of the Tir Tangier that would be rounded up and dumped into interment camps for the next decade as the United Canadian American States (UCAS) would seize control of the Tangier and begin to execute the innocent people that were framed by Free Bird and Victor Salazar. He also knew that the government would poison and corrupt the leyline rendering it inert and thus weakening the people of that land for generations to come.
Free Bird would as well knowing the UCAS’s standard practice would eventually vacate the Tangier and leave it to govern itself, this is where Victor Salazar would step in and begin his testing as he would use the poor people of the ravaged land to become his puppets and loyal subjects; through the use of toxins, mind control devices and manipulation of the food supply he would turn an entire nation of besieged people into his mindless programmed slaves without them knowing any difference. This site was just a test for Salazar and he could care less about the people and their survival, so once he verified that the process worked on a grand scale, he would begin to spread his wings and reach out to further reaches of the UCAS; though for Salazar he would have one enemy that was always one step ahead of him and keeping Free Bird from expanding outside the blasted wastelands of Oregon and that enemy is the Deaths Hand.
At one point Alexander and the Deaths Hand where nothing more than a band of wasteland raiders and protectors of the badlands, they would unify the tribes and identify Victor Salazar and Free Bird as a serious threat to all humanity and would continue to apply pressure to the Free Bird transports that would try to maneuver past the units of the rebels and slip into the California Free State (CFS), Native American Nations (NAN) and into Seattle. It would be Alexander and his Deaths Hand, Blaine and the raiders and Brotherhood of Mercenaries would keep Free Bird from truly advancing much further than the Tangier (Oregon). Though like most rat and snakes some sleeper agents would slip past and make their way into Seattle breaking off to become splinter cells inside the grand city; this again played directly into Salazar’s plans and he would move his men around like chess pieces on the great chess board of Seattle. He would never make to much noise and become to much of a problem that the powers that be would take notice, though he would find the other half of the splintered Mariners the Unknown Soldiers and begin to poke and prod at them causing their operations to fail, becoming enough of a nuisance to the runners hoping they would make a predictable counter-strike against Free Bird and thus allow Salazar to capture and enslave the powerful runners.
Well for Victor Salazar’s grand plan of their counter-strike would be predicted and planned for; he would wait to ambush the runners as they assaulted his camp in the wastelands, though even this mastermind couldn’t predict that the runner team would make a fatal mistake and do to mistaken intelligence they would assault Alexander and the Deaths Hand instead of the Free Bird camp as he had predicted. This mistake was a great windfall for Salazar and his agency, they just sat back and watched as their enemy would be beaten down and forced to retreat abandoning the wastes; this would leave just Blaine and the tribes to stand guard against Free Bird as the Brotherhood of Mercenaries would be forced to once again engage approaching native forces. This would leave the Pacific North West open territory for Free Bird to manoeuvre and begin their direct infiltration into Seattle and then the rest of the world; though if it wasn’t for one of Salazar’s other puppets Director Mitchell working hand in hand with General James O’Brian and his earlier purging of the feared and dreaded Presidents Men, Free Bird might have never been able to survive and fully spread it’s wings. The chaos the would ensue during the days long before the battle in the wastes would allow for Salazar to begin setting up his ultimate plan and have the government willing test and purchase his mind altering devices that would end up creating the Freedom Task Force and eventually the purging of the Presidents Men.
Now back to days of the battle in the wastes, Free Bird would still have to deal with Blaine and his Raiders, though without the Deaths Hand and their advanced technology and numbers; Blaine would be unable to stop Free Bird from advancing through the wastes and eventually crossing the nation setting up splinter cells from coast to coast. With the nation involved in a great revolution, and war raging on the streets, Salazar was able to hide deep within chaos and insert many of his loyal subjects into these groups to grow his intelligence network and stay one step ahead of those he considered the enemy. Free Bird would eventually become a distant memory as Salazar would just one day pull his agents into the shadows and stop any further testing and poking at the rebels, governments and runners. He predicted that if he remained out of sight he would be forgotten about and as the revolution erupted and the war ravaged across the nation; Free Bird would become a distant memory except to only a few and even those power brokers where to invested in the ongoing events to focus any attention on locating Free Bird the masters of the shadows and manipulation.
Though just because Free Bird was within the shadows growing in power, doesn’t mean that they where not still playing the game and continuing to manipulate the events that would forge the world we know today. They would nearly cause a war to break out between the UCAS and Russia as agents of Free Bird would steal a high yield nuclear warhead from Fort Lewis in Seattle and thus causing the nation to go into lock down as the government dealt with a broken arrow situation; when General James O’Brian and his newly formed Urban Strike Division would locate and retrieve the warhead from the terrorists, O’Brian would discover Russian documents, codes, uniforms and codex that lead directly to the Kremlin in Moscow. This would be all the UCAS would need to begin a direct assault on Russia, and unleash their newest weapon the Satellite Orbital Laser (SOL) onto the citizens of Moscow and force the Russians to surrender or face complete annihilation; though this would create a new cold war and the Russian government has yet to forgive nor forget the unprovoked attacks, records recently uncovered have proven that Free Bird was directly behind the broken arrow and Russian assaults. It was all part of Salazar’s test to see how the UCAS military would react in the threat of nuclear war and we played directly into his hands once again. The breaking of Moscow would allow Free Bird to insert splinter cells deep within the frozen lands of Russia and eventually Europe with the the conquests of their enemy the Deaths Hand.
Salazar didn’t just have small puppets working for him and he would have even infiltrated the Human Resistance Movement (HRM) and would form an alliance with the groups face and leader John Ripley, this alliance would allow Free Bird to freely move around Germany and the Nog as the Human Resistance Movements Mobile Infantry Unit. Salazar seemed to have the world in the palm of his hand and yet no one knew that they were under the grasp of Free Bird; One thing that even Salazar couldn’t predict was the return of Safari, the resurrection of the Presidents Men and the Unification of the generations and the return of the Mariners. He couldn’t also predict the greed and megalomania of both General James O’Brian and the Pirate King Avery Cortland; the many years of careful manipulations, planing, and setting the world into his final play would begin to unravel piece by piece. First would be at the hands of the dreaded Checkmate when he purged Africa of the Free Bird splinter cells their, not long after that Checkmate would join the Deaths Hand and begin purging Germany of Salazar’s men their; next you would have the return of Safari into the HRM and his keen tactical observations would not only revel the traitors within the Mobile Infantry and as well as Ripley’s and Jigsaw’s treasonous behaviour. Safari would create a mutiny inside the HRM and tear the unit asunder as he made quick work of the Mobile Infantry and eventually with the help of Stalin would truly bring down the traitor known as John Ripley. The Mariners uniting would quickly uncover Salazar’s food manipulation system through the investigation of the runner known as the Catwoman, and not only discover his food processing plants; they would uncover his direct connection to Aries Arms, the UCAS and the Yakuza Black Dragon Clan thus implicating Salazar with O’Brian.
The British war with the UCAS would cause the great division the Salazar needed to vanish overnight and he would be forced to take drastic actions to stay deep within the shadows, though as everything was unfolding around him, he would still have one ace up his sleeve and that would be when the Presidents Men would throw a wrench into that when they reunited and would begin assaulting the politicians that where deemed corrupt and once they assassinated the President Salazar would loose his last piece of control inside the UCAS beside the dreaded street gang known a the Vandals that are nothing but puppets of the mighty Victor Salazar. Free Bird has been once again exposed and all the enemies of Salazar are converging on his location, though this master puppeteer isn’t without a few more tricks up his sleeves and it will be only a matter of time before we see it unfold. Though for Salazar he has found yet another enemy in the Deputy Commissioner Anthony DiCane and the Seattle Police Department as they have taken it on themselves to hunt down his Vandals and attempt to stop his human trafficking ring; Salazar is one enemy that no one would ever want to have and this mastermind might be watching as his plans are unravelling around him, Free Bird has already once before gone deep underground and until Victor Salazar is captured and executed the world is not safe from this ultimate mastermind; what is even worse is that we need to accept the evils of the Deaths Hand, Presidents Men, HRM and the runners in order to combat this ultimate threat to all humanity. This is one time when it’s better to deal with a devil you know then a devil you don’t.
Salazar’s combat prowess is unknown, basically their isn’t anything that is known about Victor Salazar besides his tactical mind, political manipulations and his abilty to remain hidden. It is assumed that he is a physical magician of great power from some of the reports that survived during the battles in the wastes; though with the execution of Blaine and the tribes dispersing into separate entities before the Woodsman could reunite them under one banner again, this is just speculation and needs to be considered. Victor Salazar is and will always be a threat to the world as long as he remains among the living, he is seeking world domination and I am writing this article to inform the world about both Free Bird and Victor Salazar so he is not forgotten again. Forget Alexander, Professor, Safari, Colonial, Powder Keg, Unforgiven and Presidents Men; Victor Salazar is the greatest threat and we need those above aforementioned men to bring Free Bird and Salazar to an end.
Page Written By: Donald Crutch <UCAS TIMES>