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Posted 23 December 2011 - 09:00 AM
Posted 23 December 2011 - 09:19 AM
Posted 23 December 2011 - 09:34 AM
Posted 23 December 2011 - 09:35 AM
In all (remote) likelihood this "Noonan Vedette" is one of the few survivors of the Snake Stompers mercenary unit that was destroyed during the joint Wolf's Dragoons/Draconis Combine raid on Quentin IV in 3023, which took place in the Wolves on the Border novel. After being captured from the Federated Suns during the War of 3039, the planet remained under Combine control for several decades.
Edited by Ghost, 23 December 2011 - 09:40 AM.
Posted 23 December 2011 - 09:45 AM
Posted 24 December 2011 - 02:32 AM
Posted 24 December 2011 - 07:02 AM
That's a nice line. It's almost verbatim what I was fed by the Draconis liason officer when we negotiated terms of our one and only Kuritan contract. I fly the Marik banner because I'm a patriot through and through, but I retired from the FWDL ten years ago and have managed my own merc unit for the last six. With the 3rd Free Worlds Gaurds I never saw action with or against Kurita, but as a merc commander I got a good taste. I don't know what position you hold up there, but if you have access to DCMS security logs take a look at the after action report from Lima in '46. Assuming they haven't been doctored beyond recognition you'll fully understand my spite and revulsion for all things scaley and toothed. And to say that Marik benefits from the good will of the 'Combine only infers a double standard where friendship is based solely on convenience and political circumstance with no regard or respect for basic human liberties. I'm sorry my friend, but from where I come from that is not the definition of honor. I'm no fan of the Fed's...but then again they've never ordered me to shoot civilians. When I look across the Inner Sphere I see a whole lot of pots and kettles these days.
Edited by Rakett, 24 December 2011 - 09:50 AM.
Posted 24 December 2011 - 09:40 AM
Posted 24 December 2011 - 05:16 PM
A terrorist is not a civilian. Those that raise weapons against the Dragon must be destroyed.
In our society, each citizen knows their role. If one has declared that they are a patriot, and yet one fights for money for other nations, then is one truly a patriot?
You may have fought for the Federated Commonwealth. Perhaps you never fought against the Free Worlds League, the society from which you were born, and think of yourself as a patriot.
However is it not true that the Lyran half of the Federated Commonwealth has fought many bloody wars with your society? By helping the Federated Commonwealth, even in a small, perhaps insignifigant way, you have harmed your home state, For money.
Mercenaries are immoral, and inethical. They fight for money, they do not follow a path of wisdom or ideals. They kill their fellows for mere material wealth.
I can not acept your words that you are a patriot as truth. A word is an easy thing to say, in the end, the path that a warrior walks is all that need be said.
I have fought for the Draconis Combine for 17 years, I lost my arm in the war of 3039, when my Dragon's cockpit was hit by an autocannon shell. I came back to the war after it was replaced, and fought again. The Draconis Combine provides me with a purpose, and to defend it's worlds I will take any pain, including death, and I will fight any enemy. Should the great armies of Kerensky and the SLDF return one day, why I would fight even them, were I the last warrior on a planet, facing an army of Battlemechs.
My promise to my lord is my honor. I have never betrayed my honor, nor will I.
The Coordinator provides leadership for us all, in return each child promises to follow once they are capable of speech. If a citizen betrays this promise, then they are obviously dishonorable traitors, and potentially terrorists. Their death is of no concern.
Edited by verybad, 24 December 2011 - 05:17 PM.
Posted 31 March 2012 - 11:38 PM
I am proud of my service to The Dragon at Quentin. I was in the first scout elements that cut supply lines and harassed local forces until the rest of the 40th Dieron Regulars dropped and swept the FedRats from the field.
Consider Quentin a small price to pay for Theodore Kurita showing Hanse Davion the error of his arrogance.
I hold no enmity towards the people of the Federated Commonwealth, but if you attack the Combine be prepared to face hell its self. We DO fight back.
Edited by Charles Martel, 31 March 2012 - 11:47 PM.
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