Alexi Mallory was an Early thirty-first century deep cover spy for the Federated Suns. He worked for Quintus Allard, head of the FedSun's MIIO, prior to outbreak of and secretly during the Fourth Succession War. In his later years he becomes head MIIO of the Federated Commonwealth.
He is described as youthful, with a lanky build, Slavic ancestry, and blond hair.
Brief Character History
Alexi Mallory took on the role of Alexi Malenkov, a Tikonov Commonality nationalist who was inserted into Capellan service as a lead analyst for the Maskirovka by as early as 3026. He soon began funneling top-secret Maskirovka information to Quintus Allard.
By 3027, Alexi was assigned as an aide to Justin Xiang, the former Davion Officer and son of MIIO head, Quintus Allard, as part of the Maskirovka's Davion section. When Justin was appointed head of the Chancellor's Maskirovka "Crisis Team" with Tsen Shang, Alexi became a critical agent for Justin's operations.
Alexi traveled to Terra to attend the Wedding of Hanse Davion and Melissa Steiner by posing as an assistant to Colonel Pavel Ridzik. During the trip, he secretly met with Quintus Allard and debriefed him on the Maskirovka's activities. He also discovered Ridzik's tryst with the Chancellor's wife, Elizabeth Jordan Liao. Despite his true identity being known to Comstar, his cover remained safe.
He was chosen by Justin Xiang to be his chief aide in his Maskirovka raiding party during their covert operation to infiltrate the Davion world of Bethel in order to steal cutting-edge mymomer technology from a secret research facility. During the operation, Alexi would save Justin's life after gunning down a would-be assassin with a flechette pistol that Romano Liao had slipped into the team. For saving Justin's life, Alexi was awarded the noble rank of Mandrinn for the world of Teng.
In August of 3029, Alexi attended a meeting with Justin where he discovered that Death Commandos and the 4th Tau Ceti Rangers had been dispatched to Kathil to raid the Kathil Shipyards; an action that would have effectively crippled JumpShip production in the Federated Suns and severely hampered the Davion war effort. Justin then gave Alexi a verigraphed letter to deliver to Quintus Allard, which contained a cryptic text taunting both Allard and Hanse Davion of their impending doom. However, this letter would be intercepted by the Precenter of Sian and its contents examined, revealing that a secret message had been imbedded in the verigraph. After learning of this, Tsen Shang accused Alexi of being a traitor to the Capellan Confederation and narrowly avoided being shot by Shang. Justin instead convinced Shang that Alexi be held in state custody for his fate to be decided at a later date. During this time, Shang continued to question Alexi, but failed to extrapolate any additional information.
On September 24th, Davion raiders led by Morgan Hasek-Davion slipped onto Sian by masquerading as 4th Tau Ceti Rangers returning from Kathil with the intent of retrieving an unnamed, Davion deep-cover agent. During the confusion of th eattack, Justin manages to free Alexi from his prison cell and hands him off to Andrew Redburn.
In his later years, Alexi time as field agent had finished, however he remained with MIIO. He became Intelligence Secretary after the death of Justin Allard.
After the death of rebellious Duke of Skye Ryan Steiner in 3056, he informed Archon-Prince Victor Steiner-Davion his intentions to resign once they returned to capital on New Avalon. He was informed that Jerrard Cranston would become his replacement. When introduced, he realized that "Jerrard" was in fact the late Galen Cox. Mallory was shocked by the revelation until Victor revealed to him that his survival was part of the process of collecting solid evidence on the true killer of Melissa Steiner-Davion. Whom thou no hard had been evidence aquired was in fact Victor's sister. He explains also she had indirectly worked with Ryan and that had led to his mother's death.
- Warrior: Coupé, pp. 75-76 - "Alexi rescue Justin in Bethel research lab from Romano's agent".
- Warrior: Coupé, pp. 196-197 - "Justin sends secret warning to his father of his and Hanse Davion of upcoming attack against Kathil".
- Warrior: Coupé, p. 298 - "Justin thinks how Tsen Shang has been distracted in frustration of not breaking Alexi to reveal his secrets".
- Warrior: Coupé, pp. 320-321 - "Alexi Mallory is honored by Hanse Davion and given Diamond Sunburst metal for his services".
- Assumption of Risk, pp. 351-360 - "Victor Steiner-Davion tells Alex Mallory who his replacement is and of state of murder investigation of Melissa Steiner-Davion".