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 "I don't fight just because I just want vengeance against that red fighter, I fight because I also want to protect all of you. You three gave me another reason to fight." - Calem Folen to Hilda Evensal, Lucas Kentson and May Thompson in 1980.

Calem Folen was a mercenary pilot and the leader of the famed international mercenary alliance known as the UMF (United Mercenary Forces). He was known worldwide by friend and foe alike as "The Usean Skoll Wolf" due to both his personal Skoll Wolf emblem and his dogfighting style which resembles that of a predator, which is what kind of animal a wolf is. He fought with and alongside many famed pilots and organizations in many of the conflicts that engulfed Strangereal from 1980 to 2025.

Early Life

"Sorry, Mom, Dad. I just...don't have the same drive to fly as you do...." - Calem to his parents when asked why he lost his spirit to fly.


Calem was born on June 4th, 1960 in Comberth City, Usea to an unknown Usean Air Force Pilot and his wife, who served as his Rio. In his younger years, Calem was quiet and curious, always looking up towards the sky whenever he heard any sort of aircraft, whether it was a passenger liner or a military aircraft fly by his house near his family's old house near the beach side of Comberth, showing his parents that he was interested in aviation as they were.

However as he grew older, he began to slowly move away from that interest and instead become interested in video gaming, earning his major in video game programming at 18 upon graduating from Comberth High School. Calem was then accepted into Comberth University, where he was going to study on how to become a developer, but on his 20th birthday, tragedy struck.

Loss of Parents/Devotion to Revenge

"NO!!!!" - Calem as he watched his parent's Su-30 crash into the Comberth Air Control Tower.

On June 4th, 1980, Calem was in his apartment near his the base where his parents were when he was jolted from his bed by the loud sound of an explosion. When he raced outside, he saw the base being attacked by an fighter squadron of unknown origin.

Taking a MiG-29 Fulcrum from it's hangar, Calem took off to aide in the defense of the base, recalling all the training his father put him through in the very MiG he was in during his spare time away from school. During the battle, Calem managed to down at least two of the enemy fighters. Unfortunately, upon downing the second fighter, Calem saw his parent's Su-30 Strike Flanker falling out of the sky in flames, with a blood red J-10 circling it as it went down. As Calem watched in horror as his parent's Su-30 hit the control tower with no signs of either his mother or father bailing out, the blood red J-10 fled the area with the remaining enemy fighters.

After attending the funeral of his parents, Calem found himself looking up everything he could about the blood red J-10 during the battle, causing him to be let go from Comberth University. Just as Calem was about to give up though, he received a letter from someone who directed him to the port town of Saint Ark. The only name of the said person he had was engraved in the words "Flock Leader". Deciding to find out who this "Flock Leader" was, Calem left Comberth in his MiG-29 and headed to Saint Ark.

Joining Scarface Squadron

"What do you want from me, Phoenix...?" - Calem Folen to the man only known as Phoenix after learning the truth from his information.

After landing at Saint Ark Air Force Base, Calem made his way towards the area described by the letter he received, which was a seemingly abandoned air force base. Upon entering a hangar bay, Calem noticed that there were numerous planes all in good condition around the hangar, engraved with a white scheme skinned in red, blue and purple flame schemes. In front of one of the planes, a Su-35A Super Flanker, was a mysterious man that approached him.

The man introduced himself only by his TAC name "Phoenix", telling Calem that he had information regarding the attack on Comberth Base, including the name of the pilot of the Blood Red J-10 that killed his parents. Thanks to the information given to him by Phoenix, Calem learned that the attack on Comberth Base was lead by a terrorist group from the island nation of Perfanesia, and that the pilot of the J-10's name was Allen Macovitch, a former Usean Air Force pilot that was dishonorably discharged due to many harassments with fellow female Usean pilots.

Phoenix then came to Calem with an offer to join Scarface Squadron, as he could see that Calem had great potential to be a pilot, as he had seen Calem score the two kills he achieved from a high altitude during the skirmish. Seeing that he would not be able to take on the Perfanesian Terrorist Group on by himself, Calem decided to accept Phoenix's offer to join Scarface Squadron, becoming one of it's mercenary rookie pilots.

After a few weeks of gruesome training in the air and on the ground, Calem was officially accepted into Scarface Squadron, and Phoenix presented him with the aircraft series that he would use for the rest of his life - the Su-27 Flanker, the first in the Flanker Series of aircraft developed mainly by the nation of Yuktobania. A few days after he was accepted, he finally got his chance to take on the Perfanesian Terrorists as the Usean Armed Forces came to Scarface Squadron for aide, as the ongoing Cold War between Osea and Yuktobania had them all on high alert should that war go hot.

Phoenix accepted the request and Scarface Squadron took off a day later. After engraving his new Su-27 Flanker with his own personal emblem, a Skoll Wolf insignia on the Vertical Tail Fins, Calem and Scarface headed for Perfanesia.

Origin of the Skoll Wolf: The Perfanesia Conflict

"LET'S GO, MACOVITCH!!!!!" - Calem to Allen during their final engagement of the conflict.

Once Scarface Squadron arrived at Andersen Base on the smaller of the two Perfanesian Islands, Calem and the rest of the squadron were brought up to speed with the situation. Calem learned that the terrorist group had taken over the two island nation two months prior to the Comberth Base Attack due to a sudden coup, leaving the loyal Perfanesian forces in a strain of chaos. Taking advantage of the situation, the terrorist group immediately lauched an assault on all fronts, forcing the Perfanesian forces to regroup at Andersen Base outside of Andersen City. During the first few days, Calem only attended the meetings and battle plannings, as he was only eager to get vengeance on Allen Macovitch, staying in his room or maintaining his Su-27 when he had free time.

On July 6th, 1980, he got his first mission when Scarface Squadron was assigned to attack the Terrorist supply line on the main island. As soon as they were over the mainland, Calem followed Phoenix closely as they led the assault on the Terrorist C-5 transport planes. During the battle, Calem was noted by his fellow squadron members as "using predator-like tactics", almost seemingly making him look like a predator hunting down it's prey. Thanks to the surprise attack, the Terrorist supply line was disrupted.

Immediately afterward on July 7th, Scarface launched to defend Andersen from a squadron of Terrorist bombers after Scarface's location was compromised during the last mission. During the battle, Calem encountered three other Scarface pilots that had similar looking emblems like his. Together, the four destroyed half of the bomber squadrons with Phoenix destroying the other half, saving the remnants of the Perfanesian Armed Forces from being annihilated. After the mission, Calem came face to face with the other three pilots he teamed up with during the battle.

The first pilot was a woman one year his junior named Hilda Evensal, an Osean mercenary who bore a custom amarok symbol on her own Su-27. She was described by other Scarface members as "Calm and kind, yet fierce and passionate. Calem found her very interesting, a view that he openly shared and was returned with by Hilda.

The second pilot was a man two years his senior named Lucas Kentson, an Emmerian mercenary who bore a custom warg symbol on his own Su-27. He was described by other Scarface members to be "The big brother when people needed him to be". He also had a biker-type personality that Calem found "interesting" to say the least. This interest sparked a sort of "friendly rivalry" between them.

The third pilot was a woman one year his senior named May Thompson, an Aurelian mercenary who bore a custom hati symbol on her own Su-27. She was described by other Scarface members as "A girly girl, kind of a dunce but very intelligent and strategic." She and Lucas developed a liking to one another upon meeting each other.

Phoenix noted their similarities and their capabilities as a team during the previous battle, and so decided to put the four of them on a team, with Calem as their captain. The four of them accepted the offer, thereby naming their new team "'Mythic'" due to their mythical wolf emblems on their Su-27's vertical tails.

Mythic Team's first mission together was on July 9th, when a terrorist squadron was en route to Andersen Base from the sea. While Scarface launched a diversion, Mythic Team came from behind and ambushed the terrorist squads. Mythic and Scarface managed to destroy the terrorists, ending the mission in success, yet with still no sign of Allen Macovitch's J-11.

On July 11th, Calem would get his chance to fight Macovitch when Scarface and Mythic were ordered to aide Perfanesian forces in retaking the city of Mortis, bordering the mountain regions outside of Andersen's field areas. Due to the mission being launched at night, enemy ground fire from the terrorist groups were fewer than normal due to low visibility. During the battle, Calem noticed the red J-11 aiding in the defense of the Terrorists-held Mortis Headquarters. Charging straight at Macovitch, the two pursued each other through the buildings, barely avoiding one collision with the buildings after another. Finally, Phoenix aided Calem by launching a missile at the building complex near Calem and Macovitch's location. The missile from Phoenix's Su-35A would cause Macovitch to temporarily lose control, allowing Calem to severely damage Macovitch's J-11 with a few well timed shots with his machine guns. Although Macovitch managed to get away after recovering, it was partly due to Calem and Phoenix engaging Macovitch that the Perfanesians succeeded in retaking Mortis City.

On July 15th, Mythic Team was deployed to engage and destroy the Terrorist pipelines located within the Mortis Desert Region covering most of the secondary island of the Federated States of Perfanesia. Despite fierce resistance from the Terrorist forces, Calem was able to command his team splendidly during the battle, resulting in Mythic Team destroying the pipelines and hindering the Terrorist's war effort against Scarface and the Perfanesians. A day later, Mythic and Scarface deployed to the eastern part of the Desert Region to destroy a Terrorist production site in order to further hinder the Terrorists war effort against them. Thanks to the combined effort of Scarface and Mythic, both teams managed to destroy the site, halting the war effort on the secondary island and forcing the terrorists to retreat to the main island of Perfanesia.

On July 20th, Calem was deployed alone to Mortis Ravine near the coastline in order to destroy the enemy early warning radar sites. Flying through the canyon, Calem was able to destroy the early warning radar sites, ending the mission with success, allowing the Perfanesians to prepare for a mainland invasion. During the timeframe between the mainland invasion and the preperations, Calem decided to get to know his still newly appointed squadmates, developing close bonds with all three of them, most especially Hilda though. Developing a sibling-like friendship with Lucas and May, Calem and Hilda's relationship became intimate when they realized that they had more in common than they thought. The night before the mainland invasion was to take place, Calem and Hilda had a romantic encounter, resulting in them sleeping together in the same quarters despite the rules placed forbidding squadmates of opposite gender sleeping in the same room.

On August 1st, the combined Scarface and Perfanesian forces launched an all out assault on the terrorist held positions at Antoio Beach. Due to the aide of Scarface and Mythic Team, the Perfanesians managed to take the beach, but were soon coming under fire from the nearby mountain regions. After refueling in flight, Mythic and Scarface Squadron intercepted the artillery cannons firing on the Perfanesians at Antoio Mountain. During the battle, Calem saw Macovitch escorting terrorist transports, but he was ordered by Phoenix to instead focus on the artillery. After begrudginly following Phoenix's order, Calem dealt the final blow to Antoio Base, firing a missile directly into the open entrance of the mountain base, striking the base's power core and destroying all inside. Upon returning to base, Calem and Hilda surprised everyone when Hilda surprised Calem with a kiss upon exiting his Su-27.

Rise of the Skoll Wolf: The Indus Insurgency

Battle for the Homeland: The Usean Coup D'etat

Leaving Scarface/Aiding A Fractured Usea

Tragedy of War: The Belkan War 

Wandering Drifter: The Ulysees Impact

Fury of the Skull Wolf: The Usean Continental War

On the Hunt: Operation Katina 

Return to Drifting

Finishing what was Started: The Circum-Pacific War

The Birth of the United Mercenary Forces/Becoming a Father

The Grasp of the Past: The Anean Continental War

Southern Conflict: The Aurelian-Leasath War

Interview with Brett Thompson/Reflecting on life so far

One Last Howl: The Intercontinental War

Retirement and Legacy

Trivia

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