Name: Arnold Demetri Kolhammer
Title: Admiral, 6th fleet. Call signs: Scarecrow, Hammer, Silver, Link.
Born: 2124, Berlin, European Union, Earth.
Physical Description: Kolhammer is 5’11”, with gray hair and eyes and white skin. He has noticeable scars covering his left arm from a mission when a krogan bit him. He refuses to have surgery done to change the scars. The only jewelry he wears is a white ring. The origin of the ring is unknown.
(Father) Alaric Kolhammer – Deceased.
(Mother) Arina Kolhammer – Retired. Lives in Berlin.
(Sister) Teresa Kolhammer – Accountant. Married to an asari. Lives on Elysium.
(Sister) Alyssa Kolhammer – Mechanic. Lived on Eden Prime.
(Brother) Darius Kolhammer – Ex-Captain. Governor of Severen, Shanxi.
(Wife) Yarah Kolhammer – Deceased.
Jack Kolhammer – Currently in Ascension project. Vanguard class.
Alayna Kolhammer – Currently in Ascension project. Adept class.
Arnold Kolhammer was born in Berlin on August 19th, 2124. There is nothing notable about his childhood other then the fact that he was quite clearly infected with the desire to go into space and the desire to continue the family history of being the military. As a result, he was amongst the first to join the Systems Alliance when it was first made in 2149. In 2154, he received his first command of a ship, the SSV Antioch and was part of Alliance Task Group Beta. He assisted in the opening of two relays and was actually scheduled to be part of the group at Relay 314 until his ship had a minor engine problem. When the surviving ship of the 314 expedition returned and told the Alliance what had happened, Kolhammer’s ship had been repaired and assisted in the destruction of the turian patrol.
He returned to Shanxi after the battle at Relay 314 and was in a meeting with General Williams along with three other ship captains when the turians attacked. As all the ships in orbit were destroyed by the attacking fleet, Kolhammer was stuck on the ground. He assisted in the action on the ground and ended up surrendering with General Williams.
After the liberation of Shanxi, Kolhammer stayed in the Alliance, unlike so many who had surrendered and quickly became involved in the colonization of the Skyllian Verge. He participated in Operation BUCKELL (2159 – 2162), an effort to map out the hospitable planets that weren’t taken by the batarians in the Verge, the Corsairs (2163 – 2168), he was the Captain of the ship, Black Sun, and Operation BURNT EARTH (2171 – 2172), the details of this Operation are still unknown to us.
During the time period of 2165 – 2168 is when, by his own recollection, he had his first serious relationship with a turian named Jarvius Septin. A search on that name comes up with three results, one was a member of a Cabal, one is a prison guard on Invictus, and the other is in jail on Palaven for corruption. Kolhammer says that the turian is dead but given recent payments to private investigators and a few messages to an unknown address, the turian might still be alive and well.
2168, the year he left the Corsair project, is when he met his now deceased wife, Yarah Kolhammer (previously Wedin) on the colony of Yandao. He was there after a mission that ended terribly for him and his ship. According to the report, they were on a hunt for a Battlemaster who was a slaver in the Terminus and received intelligence that the Battlemaster was on a planet named Barwhon. When they arrived and landed on the planet, they were ambushed and suffered seventy percent casualties right away.
Kolhammer managed to get his men and women out of the trap and wiped out the group that had ambushed him (that group was later determined to be Blood Pack). During that operation, Kolhammer engaged a krogan in close combat by himself and nearly had his arm bitten off by the krogan before killing it. While he was recovering from his wounds he married Yarah and in 2171, they had two children, Jack and Alayna. Due to the “accident” over Yandao, Yarah died of eezo poisoning while Jack and Alayna developed biotics from the exposure.
In 2173 Kolhammer was promoted into the Admiralty board and became a Rear Admiral under Admiral Chou of the 6th fleet. He spent his time running around chasing slaver, pirates, terrorist groups, and anybody who had ended up on the Alliance’s bad side in the Verge. In 2176, he was inspecting the SSV Ararat when the Skyllian Blitz occurred. As Admiral Chou was on Arcturus Station at the time for a meeting of the Admiralty Board, Kolhammer took control of the situation and organized a defense of the planet until reinforcements arrived fifty minutes later at which point he handed control back over to Admiral Chou.
In 2178, Admiral Chou stepped down and Kolhammer took control of the fleet from him. His first action as a full Admiral was to organize and lead the Theshaca Raids. There are two noticeable differences between Chou and Kolhammer so far. The first is that Kolhammer has been a bit more aggressive in pursuing slavers. The second is that there have been a lot more black operations in the Skyllian Verge since he took over most likely because of Kolhammer’s involvement with such operations in the past.
During the Battle of the Citadel, while the 5th Fleet was dealing with Sovereign, elements of the 6th Fleet, 2nd Fleet, and 7th Fleet dealt with the geth ships that had accompanied Sovereign. Admiral Kolhammer was on one of those ships. After that, as the geth invasion of Alliance space became a Council issue, Admiral Kolhammer led operations on two planets, Manue and Delmonte, with the assistance of turian army forces led by General Arvaus Lotta.
Nothing notable that we know about has happened since then except the start of Operation OVERLORD which has unknown purposes.
Arnold Kolhammer has a very tough character. A lot of people would have cracked under the pressure that he has endured during his life. It is likely that he is still sane because of his training for black operations. He clearly knows when to take a risk as he was one of the first people to make the jump to the Alliance when it was just forming and had no power what so ever. It is also quite clear that Kolhammer does not lack courage as he engaged a krogan in close quarters.
If Arnold Kolhammer has mental problems, he has hid them extremely well. He has lost one confirmed lover, another possible lover and has seen at least ten colonies destroyed by slavers that we can confirm. Kolhammer has no qualms what so ever with wet work, perhaps because of all the colonies that he has seen destroyed. I suspect that if we ever started war with the Hegemony, Arnold Kolhammer would end up in front of a war crimes tribunal after the war.
Arnold Kolhammer has no qualms with aliens as seen by his past relationship with Jarvius Septin. He also has maintains contacts with several unnamed daltrasses that I suspect he met with during the chaos following the Citadel battle, General Arvaus Lotta, two Primarchs, and three Matriarchs. There is also the fact that his sister, Teresa, is married to an asari Matron.
Arnold Kolhammer also seems to have no problems with sticking to the shadows and is probably one of the luckiest people alive. Twelve agents have attempted to infiltrate his command structure and all of them were dealt within weeks of their arrival. It is possible that he uses an intelligence source that is outside the Alliance given that he has exchanged numerous emails with a James Orion, a man whose address shows up as registered on an apartment block on Omega, for the past thirteen years. It is possible that they really could be having a debate about various topics including religion, violence, drinking, marriage, and biotics for the past thirteen years as well. It is hard to say.
There is little else to say about Arnold Kolhammer other then the fact that if he found out we were behind the Yandao “accident” somehow, it would not be good.