BL-6-KNT Black KnightHomeworld:
Elisa is on the tall side of things, standing 176 cm tall. She is fit and trim with an athletic build that suggests a life of training and discipline rather then luxury. Her skin is on the tanned side, topped by light red hair and green-brown eyes. A couple of small nicks and scars are visible, giving a further indication to her past and experiences. Background:
Seventy-five percent of Mercenary units fail in their first eighteen months; of those that survive, only a small portion will made it beyond five years. Even then, most of those usually will live a hardscrabble, hand-to-mouth existence for most of their careers. Success is the exception, rather then the rule.
Castilla's Cavaliers was one of those; never fantastically successful, they lived a life of marginal contracts fighting uphill against financial failure, equipment and supply shortages and the like. Elisa Moreno was born to one of its Mechwarriors and a Technician, and raised with the unit as it travelled, never calling any one place home. As she grew, she learned how to operate a BattleMech at her parent’s urging, as well as getting some background in technical skills and having a degree of sense knocked into her.
Unfortunately, the inevitable occurred; a raiding contract for the Taurian Concordat went bad, dropping the Cavaliers into heavier then expected opposition and forcing them to retreat without reaching their objectives with heavy casualties. The TDF chose to hold back payment on the grounds that the unit had failed its objectives and not performed ‘adequately’. What was left of the unit limped back to Outreach, where they simply surrendered to the combined weight of losses and debt, falling apart.
Elisa was one of those who sought a second chance; inheriting her father’s ‘Mech after his retirement due to injury, she set out to find a second chance at making her way. Using her skills and experience, she was hoping to get in on the ground floor of another unit and maybe, just maybe, do better then her parents did.Personality:
Elisa is rough and determined, the sort who tackles problems head-on and doesn’t shy away from a challenge when presented with it. She can be blunt and even obnoxious at times, preferring expediency and bluntness to pussyfooting around and fake politeness. Not used to luxury, she’s used to hard work and living rough, and isn’t afraid to do what’s needed to get a task done.
She has a dislike of Wolf’s Dragoons, seeing them as elitist snobs who have had everything handed to them on a silver platter. Her past career has also left her with a strong dislike of pirates and Taurians.Speciality Skills:
Elisa has a fair amount of technical experience and knowledge, especially when it comes to jury-rigging or making do with less than optimal parts. She also is something of a scrounger, good at scavenging and turning up parts and supplies.BattleMech CharacteristicsChassis:
Technicron 1L Endo SteelWeight Class:
While Elisa’s Black Knight
is in perfect functional condition, it’s ancient body bears the scars of many conflicts; the armour is pitted and battered, and its internal systems carry the legacy of many years of field repairs, bypasses and jury-rigging.Loadout:
*Magna Hellstar II PPC
*2 McCorkel Large Lasers
*4 Maxwell DT Medium Lasers
*Magna Small LaserModules:
Beagle Active ProbeUpgrades:
Endo Steel skeletonGeneral Armor Values:
13 tons standard armour (208 points)