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Summary: Cooking is a Science

Rodrigo (Rio) Ortez

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Gender: Male

Age: 33

Group: Keeper

Physical Appearance

Dark hair and eyes, and hates to be clean shaven because it makes him appear even younger than he already looks. He is 5’11 with an average build. He has a scar on his forearm from a tattoo removal


He claims to be a cook, but he's also a geologist who studies fracking


Rio’s background is in the sciences, and he makes a great Tika Masala. Cooking IS a science.


Brains and a can opener, cell phone, luggage, clothes and cash


Friendly, care-giver, strong sense of loyalty to his family, protective over his nephew, even if his nephew doesn’t want him to be. Will look out for other members of the group. Even in California, Rio wasn’t really a fighter, and even to this day he’ll try to talk his way out rather than fight. If push comes to shove though, if his family is in danger? He’ll rage like a bull.


Rodrigo is the product of a second marriage, his father remarried a much younger woman, and neither were very prominent in his life, nor was his half-brother, but when his brother’s estranged son, Santiago, started getting into trouble with gangs, Rio offered to take the high-risk youth to live with him in the sticks of Long Island.

Rio himself was in a gang for a brief time growing up in LA, but after the death of a friend, pushed himself to do well in school, earning a partial scholarship to USC, later transferring to the East Coast after nearly falling back to his old ways. At LIU, he studied forensic science, later double majoring with his passion- geology. ((PLAYER KNOWLEGE ONLY: Wanting to see more than just the west coast, he took an internship at Shorehaven Labs, eventually accepting a full time position there upon graduation, attending Long Island University to get his masters in biochemistry.))

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Mentioned in the post The Dead Bite Back (Part 5) Apr 27, 2020, 8:50pm
Mentioned in the post The Dead Bite Back (Part 4) Apr 26, 2020, 9:08pm
Mentioned in the post The Dead Bite Back (Part 3) Apr 26, 2020, 9:03pm
Mentioned in the post The Dead Bite Back (Part 1) Apr 26, 2020, 8:58pm
Mentioned in the post Rest and Recovery Apr 23, 2020, 11:51pm
Mentioned in the post Bobby respects the elderly... a little. Jan 10, 2020, 6:30am
Mentioned in the post Convoy? Dec 24, 2019, 2:02am
Mentioned in the post Bobby spills the beans Dec 16, 2019, 10:53am
Mentioned in the post Strangers in the Night Dec 15, 2019, 9:44am
Mentioned in the post Sound the Alarms Dec 14, 2019, 6:33pm
Updated character profile Jun 28, 2019, 11:19pm
Updated character profile Jun 28, 2019, 11:19pm
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