Setting: Pre Season 9 (Freelancer story)
Name: Rosa Hargrove (Alias during Project Freelancer: Rosa Dalton)
Alias: Agent Tennessee
Appearance: At the height of five foot seven, Tennessee is an agile and graceful woman. She possess a very slender figure but is still formidable in combat nonetheless. To maintain her daintiness she has developed a strict workout regime, practicing her martial arts as well as weaponry skills whenever she possibly can. Because she is very light on her feet she excels in sneaking around during missions that calls for infiltration and spying.
Tennessee has a heart-shaped face and only smiles when she is content and relaxed. She has straight copper red shoulder length hair that falls down around two inches below her jawline. Her eyes are in the shape of almonds and they are the colour of sky blue. Like any other soldier she too has multiple of scars a faint one cutting through her right eyebrow, the other underneath her chest area, and also the last one on the shoulder blade of her back.
During her nine years service of an Orbital Drop Shock Trooper, otherwise known as an ODST, she got two tattoos. One was the standard comet and skull when she successfully completed her ODST training. The other tattoo is of an orbital drop pod, two Gravity Hammers on each side of the pod and the text 'Fatal Gravity' underneath it. This tattoo holds so much significance to her because Fatal Gravity is the name she given her squad when she became Captain.
Why were they Chosen for Project Freelancer: Tennessee first stumbled upon a new military operation known as Project Freelancer by accident.
She walked in on her father, the Chairman of the UNSC, as he was engrossed in a video transmission call with a man whom she never encountered or heard of before. The man's name was Doctor Leonard Church, the Director of Project Freelancer. Before she could question her father about it, he briefed her on a mission to Sidewinder accompanied by her squad. Her aim was to capture a rogue ODST that goes by the name of Sergeant Lars Hudson, the same man who shot his fellow squad mate down in cold blood and attempted to steal an Artificial Intelligence in the process. Little did she know this infamous mission was her last one as a Captain.
Upon her arrival on the ice planet she met a female Freelancer, Agent California who was posted there by the Director to spy on a group of fugitives and outlaws of society. With the double help of her squad and California, Tennessee successfully captured her ex lover/squad mate, but she paid a high prize she was heavily wounded by Lars and had to be brought back to the ODST base/space tether, Orbital.
When she fully recovered, her thoughts were preoccupied with Project Freelancer. She suspected if the Chairman gave the project a seal of approval, then the operation was in favour of looking to put an end to the Human-Covenant war. Eventually Tennessee's curiosity got the better of her and she arranged a face to face meeting with Doctor Church.
Her wish was granted when she was invited on-board the Mother of Invention, a grand space vessel that served as the base of Project Freelancer. Judging from their conversation, the Director quickly came to the conclusion she was best suited for his programme. She obviously was a talented, loyal soldier who thrived in playing by the rules. That and she had an impressive military record.
But what snagged the deal for her was when the Director mentioned she was under her father's thumb being that she was the Chairman's only daughter. The Director subtly manipulated Tennessee with the promise of her making a fresh start, free from constantly being in the Chairman's shadow.