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|Edward Michael Lester|
|Role(s)|| Enlightened Neo-Luminous Army |
|Aligned sector||Sector I American Zone (Formally)|
|Keidis rating||y plus by y plus (395/384)|
|Born||September 8th, 2077 (44)|
|Service Branch||Enlightened Neo-Luminous Army (2111-present)|
|Years of Service||10 (ENLA)|
|Battles/wars||The Madrid Massacre|
Edward Michael Lester is a Canadian-American terrorist, serving as both the current Revered-Director of the Enlightened Neo-Luminous Army and Defender of the Nation of New Medero. He is currently listed as a wanted terrorist in 12 sectors.
Edward Lester was born in Ottawa in 2077, the first son and second child of an affluent American software designer and a Canadian doctor before his family moved to LA. Lester studied as various boarding schools in the United States with his parents starting to shield him from what they called "Bolshevik influences" after his sister participated in feminist movements. Lester eventually attempting to enrol into Harvard, before being rejected, causing him to become estranged from his overbearing parents.
Lester was inspired to adopt a nationalistic stance partly because of disdain for his so-called "Marxist" sister, and admiration of America after studying Birth of a Nation in a film Studies course in high school. Even in his teenage years Lester was commonly called by his peers as aggressively nationalist, emphasising that he wished that Canada, Quebec, and Alaska should dispense of their designation as sovereign states and unite as a single nation with the USA. Lester studied theology at university.
Lester enrolled into the military after his studies, before moving on to becoming a teacher in religious studies. Lester whilst teaching applied for a full membership with the United Freedom Party, a right wing Christian party heavily connected by the Neo-Luminous Enlightenment Church Association.
Church of Enlightenment
By 2110 Lester was a registered member of the Church of Enlightenment. Headed by Frank Eisner, Lester had become a staunch member of the organisation, quickly signing up to the Church of Enlightenment Militia in December of 2110. During his time in the church Lester was an ordained priest.
Enlightened Neo-Luminous Army
In 2111 after the Madrid bombing Lester as well as a few others who had been part of the Church of Enlightenment militia formed the Enlightened Neo-Luminous Army. Unknown to all but Lester funding was provided to the organisation by Frank Eisner. Lester was named the Director of Faith and thus the de-facto head of the organisation, with his rank being known as Reverend-Director.
ENLA's actions were at first limited to a few protected incidents, such ENLA engaging in violent protest over nationalist and religious sentiments. Lester had by this time officially left the Church of Enlightenment, and, aside from a few police data bases, was a relative unknown, until ENLA pursued in a spate of murders. Lester made regional headlines as the head of what was thought to be a brutal vigilante group.
Lester gained international infamy after ENLA's attack on the Arabian embassy in Washington D.C. Performed by Christopher Powell Jr Lester claimed responsibility for the attack, causing him to become wanted in four sectors. By the end of the year this number had increased by three, with a bounty of $1,000,000 in America and €35,000 in Europe.
In 2112 Lester was reported to have fled into Greater Israel, with his location suspected to have been somewhere in the region once known as Iraq. By 2114 further information revealed that Lester had moved through into Africa, into the Central African Republic. Soon afterwards an agreement between Central African president Firmin Emen and Lester was made, with the latter promising to help move ENLA forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo to liberate the region, supported by the Central African government.
In 2118 two women (who wished to remain anonymous) came forward to state that Lester had molested and raped them as children around the years 2095-2100. Soon afterwards a further eight women and six men testified against Lester citing similar charges. In a private press statement in New Medero Lester denied he had raped them, saying as it was not "forceful rape". He also denied participating in any sexual activity with men.
An ambitious narcissist, Lester holds an idealistic view of the world, romanticising the actions of his homeland while demonising others. In recent years Lester has become more pragmatic with some of his policies in New Medero emphasising military power over that of the clergy. Lester is also marked by his aggressive demeanour, coming across as blunt and cruel. Lester is most well known however for his fanatical views regarding nationalism, and Neo-Luminous Christianity. Many of Lesters supporters maintain Lesters passion is the key towards his moral purity stating that unlike men such as Frank Eisner Lester is a realist and not afraid to use unorthodox methods to achieve his goals.
Many Americans call Lester a Canadian, while many Canadians call him American. The press has called Lester "One of the greatest terrorists America, or indeed, the world, has ever known." Critics state this quote is a prime example of American exceptionalism.
Abilities and traits
Lester is a weak light elemental, but has displayed aptitude with his powers.
Lester is a large man, with a long face and watery blue eyes. His nose is hooked at the tip, and his brow almost permanently furrowed from his squint. His short grey hair is often slicked back. Lester has a taste for elaborate, tight fitting gaudy military uniforms.
K21 - Judgement In Duty - Minor antagonist
Lester is currently ranked on both the FBI's most wanted fugitive and most wanted terrorist lists. He is third on the former, and fifth on the latter.
As of January 5th, 2121
Name: Edward Michael Lester
Murder; Acts of Terrorism - Domestic Terrorism; Maliciously Damaging and Destroying, and Attempting to Destroy and Damage, by Means of Explosives, Buildings and Other Property; Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution; Murder and Conspiracy to Murder United States Nationals; Damaging and Destroying Government Properties; Mass murder; Sexual abuse towards minor(s)
Aliases: Edward Lester; Edward M Lester
Date(s) of Birth Used:September 8th, 2077 (44)
Place of Birth: Ottawa, Canada
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: Approximately 147 pounds
Occupation: Banker, politician
Scars and Marks: None known
Remarks: Lester is the leader of a terrorist organization known as the Enlightened Neo-Luminous Army
Edward Lester is wanted in connection with the October 16, 2111, bombing of the Arabian Embassy in the United States. In addition Lester is responsible for coordinating terrorist activities in the United States, Alaska, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Iran, Israel, Kenya, Kuwait, Liberia, Mexico, Mozambique, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Quebec, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
The Rewards For Justice Program, United States Department of State, is offering a reward of up to $20 million for information leading directly to the apprehension or conviction of Edward Lester.
CONSIDERED ARMED AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS