Secret agent Adrian Sword made his way to Pine Valley to uncover the secrets
of Palmer Cortlandt’s past; instead, he was forced to face the mysteries
of his own. Adrian’s primary mission was to replace Mike Roy in
uncovering Palmer’s collection of Nazi artifacts.
Growing up, Adrian thought he was the son of middle-class Fred and Alice
Dawson. In fact, he was an abandoned child. Fred had an affair with Opal
Cortlandt, resulting in a son. Opal was afraid of what her abusive then
husband, Ray Gardner, was going to do to him after learning about the
affair. Opal left Fred and Adrian. When Adrian learned the truth, he actively
pursued a relationship with his biological mother, now married to Palmer.
Adrian found his support system in Belinda Keefer. They began seeing each
Palmer launched a public smear campaign of Opals reputation in hopes to
negatively affect her chances at their upcoming divorce proceedings. He
leaked to The Intruder the truth about Adrian’s conception.
Now that Adrian’s identity was out in the open, he was forced to
leave the secret service. Adrian threatened Palmer with legal action if
he did not give Opal a favorable settlement. Opal retained all of Palmer’s
assets, except for Cortlandt Electronics.
Adrian and Opal began to make plans for a hostile takeover of Cortlandt
Electronics. Adrian was oblivious when it came to his relationship with
Belinda. Belinda wanted to marry him and could not wait much longer for
Adrian. When Adrian said he was not ready for the commitment, Belinda
Adrian became partner at Mateo Santos’ Sounds of Salsa Club. There,
he met Tina Harding. Adrian liked Tina, but she was enamored with Mateo.
Adrian asked Tina to accompany him to the Crystal Ball.
Adrian learned that Tina’s hesitancy to enter a relationship with
him stemmed from her upbringing in the foster system. Tina was also weary
of Adrian’s continued secrecy of his occupation. Adrian was using
his spy contacts to uncover the truth behind Charlotte Devane and her
role in the disappearance of Dimitri Marick. Adrian also teamed up with
Ryan Lavery to save Jake Martin, who was lost in Chechnya.
Fred suffered a sudden stroke. Adrian wanted to return to Alabama to help
him recover, and asked Tina to accompany him. Tina let Adrian down gently.
A year later, Tina got a job in Alabama helping the hearing impaired.
It was fate that they would be together.