Carnell was a highly trained psychostrategist, who prided himself on his ability to predict all the variables on a given event, assuming he had all the information. He had only failed once, but it was a failure that had resulted in his exile from the Federation.
Carnell was on the run for two years prior to establishing himself in Kaldor City. He kept the ship in which he landed on Kaldor hidden, should he need to flee from the planet. (PROSE: Corpse Marker)