I have abridged (and totally copied from another version of the character who would normally pilot that awesome Kurita Shadow Hawk variant) the details for this character, and it's ready to be torn apart by mean people. Some people hate the apparent contradiction in her backstory, I explain as being 'complicated'. >.>PilotName:
Tojo, Maho (False Name)Sex:
SL-1G Sling, customHomeworld:
New SamarkandOriginal Faction:
Draconis Combine (Currently Mercenary)Description:
Maho is a petite but athletic girl of mainly east asian descent, standing at a mere 5'0" and not-even weighing a 100 pounds. She has shoulder-length silky black hair, and dark brown eyes, traits she shares with MANY siblings. Her skin is pale, though she has many old scars, badges of honor earned at Sun Tzu.Background:
Maho used to be 53rd in line to the Coordinator's line of succession, a true noblewoman of House Kurita. Rather than focus on the more female traditions like her older sisters, she emulated her father and entered into Sun Tzu military academy. Despite her small stature, her athleticism put her ahead of the pack, and she proved to be a kendo prodigy, as long as quite skilled in a few other martial arts, as well as more traditional ones. She graduated with honors, second in her class, and earned herself a cushy garrison job . . on New Samarkand.
Needless to say, Maho was less than pleased. She had been hoping to prove herself on the field of battle, with a garrison job on the borders, or even something more . . clandestine. Sure, the 4th Succession War was over, but that was no reason for House Kurita to sit back on their laurels. Maho repeatedly asked for superior placement, but was repeatedly shot down by a somewhat chauvanistic commanding officer, and she couldn't bring herself to ask her father to pull strings for her. After dealing with this treatment for a full tour of duty and becoming disillusioned with this side of Draconis Combine beaurocracy, she decided she could no longer tolerate it. Utilizing some connections she made with former fellow students, she sold her beloved Shadow Hawk and made her way out of the system.
She moved from world to world, eventually acquiring and customing her SL-1G Sling, and trying out with a few merc corps. None of them were really looking for new recon units, or they weren't a proper fit for her, until recently. She's brand new to the team and untested, but her simulator scores are top-of-the-line . . on lower weight-class mechs.Personality:
While VERY honor-bound, and possessing the grace and manners of a noblewoman . . . Maho seems to be actively trying to distance herself from being a 'well-mannered noble girl'. She is extremely opinionated, and doesn't quite trust non-Kuritans. Maho actually likes the slang of being called a snake though . . . she thinks it's cute. Once she's chosen to support people as a team though, she'll take orders without question, and put herself on the line for them regardless of her personal feelings. In the end, she's a good girl.Speciality Skills:
Maho knows several martial arts including kendo, and is knows a god deal of marital skills due to her mother's forced education. Oddly enough, she's also a contortionist, not that it's an ability that people see very often.BattleMech CharacteristicsChassis:
SL-1G SlingWeight Class:
Light, 25 tonsCallsign:
The Sling is a tiny humanoid mech (sadly without hands). Both arms are armored 5-barreled missile launchers, and it has a small hunch abover it's back that acts as another 5-barreled missile launcher, with it's cockpit more centrally located on it's torso. It's legs and sides of the torso have a number of Lexington Heavy Lifters, allowing it a shockingly long jump distance. This particular Sling is in gunmetal grey, with a few gold accents leftover from when it was being used in Solaris VII.Loadout:
There are no additional armaments, though the TAG Laser normally found on it has been removed. It's missile launchers ARE suited for all kinds of LRM ammunition though. A favorite tactic from the SLDF was to load it with Thunder munitions, one that Maho likes.Upgrades:
One of the Heat Sinks has been moved to the Head section, and the entire chasis has been enhanced with a MASC system to further emphasis it's role as a speedy recon mech.General Armor Values:
Even with it's combination of Endo Steel and Ferro Fibrous armor, it's fairly lightly armored. It only has 53 Armor Points (5/4 Arms, 6/6 Torso Sides, 8/8 CT, 5/6 Legs, with 2 armor on each rear torso side and 3 armor on the rear center torso). Thankfully it's an extreme long-range mech, and more than able to nimbly get out of the way of danger.