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#1 RogueSpear

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 03:39 PM

The year is 3063, and the 2nd Company of the Rogue's Armoured Irregulars, 'Angelus' Company, is mustering at Outreach for an offensive.
The target is undisclosed, but in addition to the mechs of their second company, the Irregulars are fielding 4 squadrons of Vulcan fighters and two mighty Pinto class corvettes, RAIV Myrmidon and RAIV Valorous . Rumours on Outreach indicate that they have attempted to contact their old allies, the Green Hearts infantry company for ground support.
Stranger still, they seek to hire a mixed mercenary unit from those present on Outreach. Several corps have offered units, eager to be involved as the Irregulars have indicated a high pay check - but none have been accepted. Edging towards desperation, several lone wolves have begun to drift together, warriors who barely know each other's names jumping into simulators to log some hours together before seeking an interview.
But even the hardiest of warriors, despite the rumoured riches to be had are nervous. Where does a merc corp get not one, but two WarShips? Why have they turned away such notables as the Dragoons who run Outreach, despite prior working relationships? Why are Irregulars often seen escorting or being escorted by Comstar Adepts?
So far, the only man who knows for sure is Captain Vantas Strider. The eccentric mechwarrior seems to be in charge, despite holding the same rank as both corvette captains. At the least, it's his name on the recruitment ads.
The recruitment ads that read simply:

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Rogue's Armoured Irregulars Second Company, 'Angelus' recruiting combined arms mercenary unit for heavy fighting operations. High pay. Possible recruitment option. Danger: Extreme. Details secret until contract is confirmed.




This RP is by invite only. If you want to join, PM me and I'll consider it - but most likely, I won't be accepting any additional players.

I went dark so long that I don't think it's fair to insist on a 3 day post limit. I'd like people to post once per week. If you can't that's fine, but if you do end up going quiet expect me to harass you. If you're going to be gone for some time, let me know. This is GM led, so no throwing extra things into the RP without discussing it with me first Posted Image
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So, approved players: Restart your posting!

Characters:
Adrianna Delfino - Centurion CN9-D, modified - Sparks Murphey
Jon Lee Yu - Komodo KIM-2 with C3 - Durgan Carlyle
Thom Frankfurt - Akuma AKU-1X -Thom Frankfurt
Juri Kutsuu - Stalker STK-3F - MacabreDerek
Garland Alan Henderson-McCoy Jnr. - Catapult CPT-C3 - Gammadin
Alexi Auburn - Wraith TR1 - Oni Storm
Lauri - Infantry Sergeant - Vodkaviator
Azman - Vulcan VT-5S - Nor Azman

Edited by RogueSpear, 16 March 2013 - 12:32 PM.


#2 Sparks Murphey

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 03:46 PM

Adrianna Delfino
Callsign: Dove
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Build: Slim
Current vehicle: Modified Centurion CN9-D, designed to partly mimic the CN9-D5 (refitted with double heat sinks and a Rotary AC/5

Adrianna Delfino earned her 15 minutes of fame on the planet of Sevren during Operation Revival. There, she was a newly-minted lance commander, running escort duties for civilians fleeing the Clan Wolf invasion. One of these groups were a camera team from ALR Media, who recorded her running battle with three Clan ‘Mechs from the back of their evac APC. Images of her leaping from the forest in her Phoenix Hawk to deliver staggering blows before retreating back out of sight to cool down soon spread across the Inner Sphere, if for a short time, as a sign of resistance against the technologically superior Clans.

Once the invasion was halted, Delfino briefly settled down with a husband (nuclear physicist Leopold Zegers) and had a son with him. The marriage did not last, and she left both him and her son behind to become a combat evaluation pilot for hire, eventually settling into an extended relationship with Quickscell. The company provide her with equipment nearing mass-production, which she takes into combat by joining mercenary companies going on contract. The mercs get a rare bonus of advanced technology, the company get a combat trial of their equipment, and Delfino gets paid twice.

Her latest charge is a modified Centurion CN9-D. Quickscell have fitted it with a proof-of-concept Deleon Ardent-5 and a double heat sink system as an alternative to the NAIS Model 2b featured on the CN9-D5. The machine doesn’t duplicate the C3 or targeting computer from the CN9-D5, but instead retains an LRM system and mounts jump jets.

Combat Assessment: Very cool under fire, which some mercenary commanders have wryly observed sometimes works out bad: when the push comes shove, Adrianna is still drawing two paychecks, and is often on the ball enough to work out which will pay her better. She hasn’t broken many contracts in favour of her corporate sponsors, but the fact that she has at all unsettles many merc commanders.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 04:22 PM

Name: Jon Lee Yu
Callsign: Shadow
Age: 25
Height: 58Inch
Weight: 140
Hair: Black
Eye: Blue
Build: Athletic
Mech: Customized Komodo
86.4 KM/H
1xTAG
2xAnti-Missile Systems
10xMedium Lasers
1xECM Suite
1xC3 Slave

BIO: Jon was once a honorable warrior in the Draconis Combine Military attached the the 25th Rasalhague Regulars stationed on his home world of Damian, at least until the Clan invasion put his home world on the front lines. The Clan forces quickly overwhelmed the small planets defenders, but before the last remnants of the 25th could be defeated there commander ordered them to retreat off world. Jon and his detachment were ordered to stay behind and resist the Clan forces. Jon knew it would be a ******* mission and unwilling to order his men to their deaths he loaded his mech and mean aboard one of the fleeing dropships. After being discovered Jon did not carry out his orders he was striped of all rank, dishonored, and sent to the planet of Zalaf. Early in his time on Zalaf Jon meet Gant a man looking for revemge much like Jon. The two quickly became friends sharing the bound of the hatred they had for the Clans and the need to seek revenge. The two then formulated a plan and left Zalaf in pursuit of new ventures leading them to as much as revenge.

Combat Assessment: Jon is extremely proficient at a recon and support role equipped with Guardian ECM, Tag laser, and C3 Slave. Jon still struggles over the loss of his command and honor so at times he find it difficult to take orders from others which has landed him in trouble time to time, but with the support of his pal Tucker theirs nothing he can't escape.

Edited by Durgan Carlyle, 13 September 2012 - 07:13 PM.


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Posted 12 September 2012 - 05:06 PM

Character: Thom Frankfurt
Born Warlock, St. Ives Compact, 3028 Age 34 years old
6'2'' Tall and lanky, with fair skin and gray eyes a long mohawk that he never puts up only lets it hand down past his shoulders.

Wears black paramilitary cargopants with a heavily studded black leather jacket. Vintige heavy metal band T-shirts and combat boots.
Carries an nakjama laser pistol, a poly carbon knife and a set of brass knuckles. Since the events of the Windborne Raven RP he's grown quite paranoid about how easily he could have been killed a dozen times over, so he's taken to carring a canvas rucksack with an extra energy clip for the laser pistol and two smoke grenades and two flashbangs. Along with a 1.5 liter metal canteen of water, a few mres (he hasn't checked the date on them yet, but when he does he'll find out that they are leftovers from the 3rd SW) and a small med kit everywhere he goes.
Is a New Avalon Military Academy dropout due to grades and 'conflicting views' with his professors and fellow students (most notably Kai Allard). Right after dropping out, he went to Solaris 7 to try fighting in the arenas. But when he arrived his X-two time Solaris grand champion father gave him the BJ-3 and telling him that if he didn't have the disipline for school, he wouldn't make it on Solaris. So he left Solaris and joined up with his uncle, Po Spiros. He ran with in with several different merc units that were unsucessful, eventually they turned to banditry. MRBC cracked down hard on them and their unit was forced to disband. Luckily he got to keep the BJ-3 because he totally had no knowledge of the bank/jewelry store robbings being on another continet. The Spiros/Frankfurt combo joined up with another group with the job of garrisoning Pacifica. Uncle Po died fighting repelling a Combine raid. Since then Thom has drifted from place to place, freelancing himself out where he could, his journey ended up going out to the FRR and the events of the Windborn Raven unfolded.

He stayed behind to help rebuild as the other units went off on their own way. As a sign of gratitude the locals showed their appreciation, free drinks here, free tattoos here... it wasn't too long before he shifted from helping the locals out to taking advantage of them. After a few disagreements and outstanding bills the locals not so kindly asked him to leave. Catching the first ride out he could find he headed off towards Barcelona in search of the guys he fought the Dalian Guard with.

Landing on Bareclona just in time for the Clan Invasion, Thom found himself right in the middle of the Jade Falcon onslaught. Thom gained much needed experience fighting the Clanners alongside the RAI, Vulkaneer's, Dragoon's, and Skye Rangers, but unfortunately became dispossessed in the progreess. (RIP Swampthing. :() RP still in projress, can't go into much detail. Also his cousin/tech Marcus was captured and pressed into the technician caste by the Jade Falcons. (possible adventure hook)

When things became hopeless on Bareclona, he loaded up the 'Achilies Pride' with as many refugees as possible and bugged out on the back of a Rogue's Armored Irregulars jumpship. He then journeyed with them... somewhere. Deep in the black to a little unexplored portion or the deep periphery. To where the Irregulars called home, RAIHQ. Begrudenlly he signed on with the Irregulars and fought alongside them for a couple of year's before leaving to 'do his own thing.'


By 3060 Thom has made a name for himself on Solaris by winning a grand tournement, where he got his grubby hands on the Akuma who's pilot he killed by kicking a field goal with its head as the pilot was knocked out from an ammo explosion. True story I RPed that, what can I say, Banchee's kick hard. I'm throwing out the part where T became Grand Champ, though. We misinturpted the rules for AP AC rounds... and did it wrong. Still he won a nice sized fortune by gambling on himself to win the whole tourney, and was approached by representives to see if he had and intrest in investing in that jumpship company.

Pulling some favors and working for some 'unscrupious merchants' as well as winning himself back into his ailing father's good graces, Thom has been able to amass, part legal, mostly not, enough c-bills to start his own merc op!

By the time this RP happens, he's fought in the Capellan/St.Ives war on the side of St. Ives, but he knew that that was a loosing cause and has signed up to start his own merc op. And here we are.

Current affiliation, none though he has loose ties to several merc units, and has learned how to play nice with others since the Clan War.

Mech: Modified AKU-1X Akuma called 'Pain Killer.' (Judas Priest refrence, FTW!!) The ErPPC has been replaced with a Clan model (courtesy of Clan Wolf) The freed up ton goes to upgrading the med laser to a medpulse. The MRM30 has also been dropped to allow another CERPPC (This one courtesy the Falcons) installed as well as a C3 Master in the MRMs place. (you know it's funny, I always make fun of Assault pilots, but it's something that Thom would pilot, he likes big guns.)
Callsign: Bad Luck

Combat assesment: Brutally effective and opertunistic as always, Thom has proven to have a sharp tactical mind as a natural knack when it comes to the controls of a battlemech. Infact studies and performace evaluations have shown him to land shots from Particle Cannons 12% more often than mechwarriors of equal ability. It is unknown at this time if it is an natral affinity for the weapon or some time of technological advantage

Edited by Thom Frankfurt, 23 September 2012 - 03:36 PM.


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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:13 AM

Hey, I'll allow anything that's TT legal, even if you make up your own mech! Just send me the Skunkwerks file - Gamma is obviously excepted because SSW doesn't build fighters! Durgan's already sent me his.
Anyone mind swapping out equipment to fit a c3 slave (And someone will need a master)? Durgan has a slave but no one else does :(

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:28 AM

Hmm, I could tweak the Centurion to have a C3 master. Play up the angle that they are testing to see if a C3 system makes for a better substitution for the Targeting Computer on the CN9-D5. That also makes for a good reason to pull us together: lone mercs with C3 systems are rare, and need friends. Will have a play with it.

Also, where shall we send the SSW files?

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:34 AM

I'll stick my email into the PM, and anyone with Skype should add me on it. Anyone without Skype is invited to get it so we can blether on that to each other :P
I like the thoughts there Sparks, very good improvisation :D

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 05:28 AM

Heh.

So, having come nearly full circle, I've managed to pretty much turn a Centurion CN9-D into a CN9-D5, one system at a time.

The 'Mech I've ended up with is basically the CN9-D5, except with the armour of the CN9-D (which is a ton lighter, mainly lost from the torso) and the targeting computer and C3 slave replaced with a C3 master. Oh, yeah, that's right, the D5 already has C3, just the slave version, so I think the answer would be: No, this is not better than the D5, since it only subtracts from the targeting abilities.

Taking that in a different direction, though, it'd make a great pack leader for a bunch of D5s. "Hey, everyone. Target Bravo's right torso with concentrated RAC fire...now." Maybe that's what the experiment is for instead.

Can fighters mount C3 slaves? How does that work? Is Thom going to mount a C3S on Swampthing II?

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 05:56 AM

I have no idea if they can, and no idea what Gamma would need to swap out for it o.O
Just realized I never sent that email - oops. Will get right on that.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 08:26 AM

View PostRogueSpear, on 12 September 2012 - 03:39 PM, said:

Vodka, I know I've officially mentioned the Green Hearts, but you don't need to play 'em if you don't want to. Easy enough to say they were busy/didn't want the job.


I would actually enjoy the opportunity to flesh the Green Hearts out a bit and throw them into some action and of late I find myself fascinated by the non-mech aspects of Battle Tech. (As the Tharkad RP is more about character interaction.)

If anything I was extremely pleased to see you mention them. :wub:

Expect a bio soon.

Edited by Vodkavaiator, 13 September 2012 - 08:27 AM.


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Posted 13 September 2012 - 09:05 AM

Alright guys, I am gonna throw out a ROUGH Bio that I want to refine (PLEASE give feedback). It's partly inspired by my real life events as of late, but I figured it's best to write what you know about. Without further a due:
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Name: Juri Kutsuu
Alias: B.B. (Black Butterfly)
Mech: Stalker
Born: 3036

Bio:
A very 'Happy-go-Lucky' attitude towards her colleagues, Juri is a very 'well to do' person who focuses on the small pleasure of life. There is almost a child-like wonderment to the world around her and the people she meets.

When first meeting Juri it would be hard for most to guess that she is in constant physical pain. She is diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrone (CRPS), but due to complications, is unable to have the appropriate surgeries. Her days are filled with a regimental physiotherapy and scrounging for some form of pain relief.

She has been on painkillers and addicted to them for as long as she could remember. While difficult to get a hold of, she has tried to keep on hand some access to morphine, which is one of the few painkillers that allow her to sleep.

When piloting her Stalker however, much of this changes. She is known for a keen focus on her missions, and it is often asked as to how she can even do her job with CRPS. Often times, she just answers "When you're being shot at, for some reason the hurt doesn't matter that much anymore." It may be for this reason alone she continues with her vocation, being a Mechwarrior to the best of her abilities.

Juri's last name has gone through chances to dissociate herself from her family and her house. While still holding some vestige of honour, after falling away from the Kurita military, Juri has begun a campaign of bounty hunting and raiding. Under the belief that the Clans will come together again to make another attempt towards Terra, she has made it a personal mission to hound them at every turn, often times with dire cost to herself and others.
She views this aggression as a kind of galactic surgery, and that the Clans are a cancer in humanity's history that needs to be violently attacked and cut out. Now taking on contracts to better aid her in doing so, she is ready to pick up her quest again and continue dedicating her life to the complete eradication of the Clans and the stain they represent among the troubled reformed Star League, which she views as a sacred and greater calling than any house could become on it's own. For this she is regarded as a traitor, in her own eyes though, she considers herself to be a necessary evil, and only hopes her good nature can keep her conscience at bay long enough to find death in the battlefield.

Edited by MacabreDerek, 17 September 2012 - 06:32 PM.


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Posted 13 September 2012 - 09:31 AM

I've been thinking that i may just reroll a new guy. The Buster, while cool requires a lot of stuff to work. Air strips, constant refueling, and only carries five shots for the AC. Plus, now this C3 network idea sounds awesome.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 10:35 AM

View PostGammadin, on 13 September 2012 - 09:31 AM, said:

I've been thinking that i may just reroll a new guy. The Buster, while cool requires a lot of stuff to work. Air strips, constant refueling, and only carries five shots for the AC. Plus, now this C3 network idea sounds awesome.

wondering group of cheerleaders rush before Gammadin shouting "Vtol -VTol - VTOl - VTOL - "V" TOL " [high kicks and flips] then disappear :P

Edited by Oni Storm, 13 September 2012 - 10:36 AM.


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Posted 13 September 2012 - 12:51 PM

I could cobble up some new config on the BJO which would mount some Clan gear and end up making you fine folks look at me like I just created Frankenstein's monster.... With a C3S!

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 01:12 PM

Fine by me - just don't top 12mil C-Bills.
EDIT: And have some sort of justification for the clan gear - remember we get out of Barcelona by the skin of our bawhairs, so wouldn't be overmuch salvage methinks!
Although, who knows. I for one will want to grab anything we kill on it's way down...

Edited by RogueSpear, 13 September 2012 - 01:13 PM.


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Posted 13 September 2012 - 01:17 PM

Don't forget, the C3 will only patch 4 units together, including the master. So Mac, Thom and Durgan on the network with their Mechs, plus non-C3 support from the infantry and aircraft might actually be the way to go.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 01:23 PM

Unless someone wants to pinch a Comstar system for everyone...
Which if someone wants to write the story in it's own right to justify that, I'm game to allow it :P

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 01:31 PM

View PostRogueSpear, on 13 September 2012 - 01:12 PM, said:

Fine by me - just don't top 12mil C-Bills.
EDIT: And have some sort of justification for the clan gear - remember we get out of Barcelona by the skin of our bawhairs, so wouldn't be overmuch salvage methinks!
Although, who knows. I for one will want to grab anything we kill on it's way down...

Well it's what 3063? Clan invasion starts in the end of '49. That's a potential 14 years of locking horns with the Clans. That's a lot of time to have clashes with garrison units...

BJO pricetag: 8,915,937 C-bills (prime config)

Should have plenty of $ to be able to swap out the prime weapons for.. ah, 2 CLPS, 4CMPL, C targeting computer, C3S, and ah... Guardian ECM.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 01:33 PM

*Cough*
*Splutter*
But the difficulty of getting your hands on the clan gear is significant - and replacing it.
Maybe I should lower the price limit...

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 01:46 PM

View PostRogueSpear, on 13 September 2012 - 01:33 PM, said:

*Cough*
*Splutter*
But the difficulty of getting your hands on the clan gear is significant - and replacing it.
Maybe I should lower the price limit...

That's why I steered clear away from it. That and rich folks will pay big bucks for vat-brat gear.

Hmmm.... *looks at the D config.* Drop a med pulse for a C3S and a med laser? if space is available.





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