Timothy MacBrianMember Since 03 Mar 2012
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- Age 33 years old
- Birthday June 17, 1979
Aboard a jump ship en route to the FRR-Lyran border.
ME: My mechwarrior-related intrests include the B-Tech novels, esp. early clan invasion era (predominantly Stackpole novels), Tabletop Battletech, Crescent Hawks Inception and Revenge, and the Mechwarrior 2nd ed
MY PILOT: Timothy MacBrian
Born 3/17/3029 aboard the passenger dropship Valparaiso while en route to Terra.
Home Planet: Epsilon Eridani
Battlemechs: WSP-105 Wasp LAM "Deathwind"(severely damaged, awaiting actuator and conversion equipment replacements), COM-2D Commando "Masked Bandit" (Fully Operational)
Background: Timothy "Doomweaver" MacBrian spent his youth learning to hunt, track, fish, and trap game, shielded by his parents from the ravages of war they had escaped from after his father lost his right arm. As Tim grew up, his father began teaching him the basics of the LAM pilot's trade, as war seemed to threaten even their rural lifestyle. By age 16, young MacBrian had learned all that his father could teach, and asked to be sent away for more training. At first, his parents denied him, hoping he would grow out of this "phase," but eventually yielded and used their savings from their mercenary days to enrole Tim in the New Avalon Military Acadamy. As a final farewell gift, Tim's father gave him the family 'mech, Deathwind, a Wasp LAM in remarkably good shape. Unfortunately, on the way to New Avalon, the jumship was attacked by pirates while recharging it's batteries. Tim launched his LAM in Aerospace mode and joined in the defence of the jumpship, destroying two pirate fighters (they were unidentifiable due to the patchwork nature of previous repair jobs) and severely damaged a third before the pirates called it a loss and withdrew. The victory was not without cost, however, as Deathwind was effectively crippled. The conversion gear in the right and left arms was shredded, as were the shoulder actuators and most of the armor and internal structure of the right torso (right wing in aerospace mode). With Deathwind unable to convert, MacBrian had just entered the ranks of the disposessed at age 17.
Upon reaching New Avalon, Tim began his training in both mech and aerospace fighter piloting. He soon showed a natural knack for both, as well as keenly honed scouting and survival skills. In only a year and a half, he graduated from NAMA, was awarded a COM-2D Commando, and was set to enter the AFFC. Before he could officially enter, however, he learned of an attack on Epsilon Eridani, and of his parents' demise. That very night he left a note for the recruiting officer overseeing his entrance stating that he would enter after hunting down the bandits responsible, and then snuck off-world with his badly damaged LAM and "new" Commando. It took Tim several months to track the raiders down, and he waged a one-man war upon them (easy to do when they have only a few jury-rigged light vehicles and a barely functional locust) and earned the title "Doomweaver" from the few who escaped his wrath. It was at this time that Tim painted a black strip around his mech's head in the style of a mask and began calling her the "Masked Bandit." Needless to say, the AFFC was not pleased with this vigilante-style episode, and, if not for the intervention of a grateful population on Epsilon Eridani and in the surrounding planetary systems, would have been stripped of his mech and imprisoned. Instead, "Doomweaver" was disallowed entry into the AFFC and told to find a new home outside the FedCom. He has been keeping a low profile while looking for a merc unit to join up with ever since.
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