Dallas "Skids" Covington
Lieutenant Dallas "Skids" Covington
Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore as Dallas "Skids" Covington
Alias: Skids
Age: 29
Features: Green eyes, blonde hair, convivial.
Colony: Aerilon
Rank: Lieutenant
Department: Air Wing
Position: Viper Pilot

Skids is a Lieutenant with the Snow Petrels (VSP-101). She was wounded on Warday, in the aerial battle, and spent the first weeks of the holocaust in Medical aboard Battlestar Cerberus.


Dallas Covington, of the Blue River Covingtons, hails from a little plantation in Aerilon's Southerly regions. She is the 7th, and youngest, child in a family composed almost entirely of boys. Her six older brothers helped raise her, which left a mark on her personality and charm. Her obsession with flight began at age 15, when she first sat in a crop duster. By 22, she signed into Picon's reserves to fly with the Snow Petrels. She is a 29 year old married mother of two lovely little 4 year old twin girls (Rabbit & Cricket). Covington is her maiden name.

In her own words: I was born to the Covington clan on Aerilon, that's the Blue River Covingtons, not the Gibson County Covingtons, (You do not wanna make that mistake), in the more southerly regions of the continent, where the accents are liltin' and soft, words is drug out like time ain't no object. Sweet tea flows freely between neighbors, magnolia blossoms wave in the breeze, and the nearest thing to dangerous we got is one of the boys driving too fast, with a little too many beers in his belly, or the bougainvillea pulling the trellis into disrepair.

It's real beautiful, if you can get past all the dang sheep.

"Southerners have a genius for psychological alchemy…If something intolerable simply cannot be changed, driven away or shot they will not only tolerate it but take pride in it as well." - Florence King

Immediate Family

Mother: Raleigh Rose Covington (nee Sparks) (59), Location: Blue River, Aerilon.
Father: William August Covington (63), Location: Blue River, Aerilon.
Siblings: Billy (37), Johnny (36), Tyler (35), Arrow (33), Clay (33), & Cole (30) Covington. Location: Various.
Spouse: Major Josef Samuel "Backfire" Pallas (39), Location: Base Housing, Fleet Academy, Picon.
Children: Jolie Rose "Cricket" Pallas (4) and Lily Sunshine "Rabbit" Pallas (4), twins. Location: Jasper (20 miles from the Fleet Academy), Picon.

"Do not ever give a Queen a home appliance as a gift. Period. The end. Now, an exception can be made in the event she just happens to mention in passing that she wishes she had, say, a full Viking kitchen, and then she goes out of town for a few days; and when she comes back, her entire kitchen is renovated with fabulous Viking appliances. She will be touched. On the other hand, if it is her birthday and you, all on your own, select, purchase, and present her with a Crock Pot, well, you are over." - Jill Conner Browne, The Sweet Potato Queen's Book of Love

Work Experience

Physical Features

Bright green eyes are dark lashed and large, her face fair, cheeks slightly rosy. Her hair falls in long blonde locks, with a slight curl, and seems always in need of a slight tidying. Her build is average, just a little on the short side at 5 foot 4 inches, with a little curve thrown in. Fine lines have just started at the corners of her eyes, though she appears only to be in her late 20s, which indicates that she smiles frequently. Her lips are full, curve easily into a contagious grin, and there is a definite energy about her, a sense that she's rarely caught sitting still. A wide band woven of delicate wire is worn on the ring finger of her left hand. The threads appear to be platinum, though the edge of the ring they are affixed to is white gold.

On the Grid

"The excursion is the same when you go looking for your sorrow as when you go looking for your joy." -Eudora Welty

Known Associates

VSP-101: Snow Petrels
CPT Ibrahim "Shiv" Sitka: Squadron Leader. Cookie. Fav. Cupcake: carrot with cream cheese icing.
LT Jeremiah "Doc" Bell: Fellow long-time Petrel. Dingdong. Fav. Cupcake: TBA.
ENS Raedawn "Goddess" Arkili: TBA. Mouse. Fav. Cupcake: Death By Chocolate.
ENS Nathan "Spanner" Rojas: Musical mechanic. Possum. Fav. Cupcake: Whatever's on hand.
ENS Dario "Curtains" Ricco: TBA. Goober. Fav. Cupcake: TBA.
ENS Davis "Not a Man" Hathor: TBA. Moonpie. Fav. Cupcake: TBA.

VF-154: Black Knights
ENS Tisiphone "Money Shot" Apostolos: TBA.


"What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal." - Albert Pike

  • Well Intentioned Knitter: Pretty much made of fail when it comes to completing a project (except socks) without huge holes or dropped stitches.

"My sister says Southerners are like other people, only more so." -Blanche McCrary Boyd

  • Stray Collector: Collects stray animals and nurses them back to health, and tries to place them with good homes, but ultimately ends up with a zoo every year.

"Within the South itself, no other form of cultural expression, not even music, is as distinctively characteristic of the region as the spreading of a feast of native food and drink before a gathering of kin and friends." - John Egerton, Southern Food, at Home, on the Road, in History

  • Avid Baker: Somewhat cupcake obsessed. She has these new and sometimes crazy recipes on her squaddies for years. Usually tasty. (Except for strawberry caramel mint mango poppyseed disaster of 2039.)

"Lettin' the cat outta' the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin' it back in." - Will Rogers

  • Karaoke Enthusiast: You bring it, she'll sing it. (Maybe not well, but certainly with gusto.)

"When people from the South ask that question they don't necessarily mean geography. They may mean family, neighborhood or time." - Beverly Lowrey, on the question "Where are you from?"

  • Seasonal non-Smoker: Shares cigarettes others are responsible for lighting. A hit here and there doesn't count as 'smoking'. It's more of a social activity, anyhow.

"In the South, the breeze blows softer…neighbors are friendlier, nosier, and more talkative. (By contrast with the Yankee, the Southerner never uses one word when ten or twenty will do)…This is a different place. Our way of thinking is different, as are our ways of seeing, laughing, singing, eating, meeting and parting. Our walk is different, as the old song goes, our talk and our names. Nothing about us is quite the same as in the country to the north and west. What we carry in our memories is different too, and that may explain everything else." - Charles Kuralt in Southerners: Portrait of a People

  • Large Family: Dallas is the youngest of 7 kids, and the only girl. She lost count of cousins somewhere around 32.
  • Favorite cupcake: Lime tequila with lemon frost and sugar rim.


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