Lyran CommonwealthDescription: Background:
The Wilken family had lived on New Earth for generations and had served ComStar in different capacities since the fall of the Star League. Paulosís story begins with his grandfather. After attending the Royal Sandhurst Military Academy Greis Wilken became a fierce Mech Warrior in ComStarís ComGuard. He achieved the status of Adept before he grew tired of the regimented life of the armed forces and left Terra for Solaris.
Fighting for the Skye Tigers Stable and rocking a massive Devastator, it wasnít long before Wilken became a champion of Steiner Coliseum and achieved some success in the larger tournaments. The former Com Guard married a local woman who lived as a housewife in the Silesia District of Solaris. Their son Handel was extremely smart and as a teenager worked in the Skye Tigers Stable as an administration assistant.
After high school Handel Wilken attended Tharkad University and obtained a degree with a double major in economics and business. Moving to the Xolara district on Solaris he worked his way from a junior administrator to a senior executive as a member of Norse-Storm Technologies Incorporated. Handel left many years later to become a Vice President of Marketing with Innovative Design Concepts, also on Solaris. He never married, but he did have a son who he raised by himself who he named Paulos.
Meanwhile a young Paulos used his grandfatherís contacts in Skye to gain admittance to the Sanglamore Academy at the age of 16. At Sanglamore Paulos trained to become a Mech Warrior, much to his grandfatherís elation and his fatherís chagrin, the former who had become his hero and mentor and the latter who didn't understand either of them. This was directly following the Skye Rebellion of 3034 and Free Skye student activists were common. Paulos never joined Free Skye but he did become something of a sympathizer.
Following graduation Paulos was one of the many Sanglamore graduates that joined the Skye Rangers, being commissioned as a Leutnant in the 4th Skye Rangers. Assigned an Ostscout Mech Paulos became adept at quick battlefield reconnaissance and employing electronic counter measures. Leading from the front, his leadership qualities were recognized early one and he was promoted to First Leutnant after one year in service. He was a Lance Commander of a Scout Lance by the time the 4th Skye Rangers were deployed to the First Battle of Kessel during the War of 3039.
In the first battle the 4th Skye Rangers along with a Donegal militia and the 11th Lyran Regulars easily crushed the 12th Sun Zhang Academy Cadre of the Draconis Combine. The Rangers and the Regulars would have fared just fine if the 12th Cadre was reinforced by the 5th Sun Zhang Academy Cadre, but they were reinforced by the 5th Cadre and the 2nd Sword of Light, one of the fiercest Battle Mech Units in the Inner Sphere.
During the Battle Paulosís Lance rotated through a rear maintenance area. Outside of his mech and hydrating, Paulos overheard the Commander of the 11th Regulars state that Donegal fell into a trap, the 11th were folding and they were going to sacrifice the 4th Rangers to cover a general withdrawal. When the other person the Commander talked to walked away, Paulos knifed the Commander in the back and slit his throat from behind, holding his hand over the commanders mouth to keep him from alerting anyone.
Paulos walked out from the area, remounted his mech and fought the rest of the battle. The Lyran Regulars who court martialed him never found the weapon and could never prove murder, but he was seen walking from the area so he was convicted of wrongful death and sentenced to a military prison on Tharkad for ten years. His grandfather visited a Paulos a few times in prison before Greis died of a heart condition. His father never visited him. After his ten years on that cold world doing hard time, he emerged a much more cynical person.
Paulos returned to Solaris where Handel disowned his criminal son, but not before bequeathing Greisís journals and all of his grandfathers possessions including a house in the Silesia District and a small fortune. It seems Greis left nothing to Handel. Selling the House and using the vast and overwhelming majority of his grandfathers wealth, Paulos was able to purchase a brand new Raven. Etah took his new mech and went to search for a mercenary unit to call home and a new life.Personality:
Wilken is boisterous though not boastful and confident but not cocky. The veteran mech warrior has a reasonable amount of integrity, is loyal to his friends, comes off as genuine, likes to party and is cool under pressure. In a mech he is a team player, working to disrupt the enemy and inform his allies rather than to actually kill anything. He is the guy you want by your side unless you manage to offend him in some way, then he might shank you in your throat.Speciality Skills:
- Basic combat training including individual tactical training, hand to hand combat and marksmanship
- Has a talent for writing
- Plays a competitive stick combat sport
- Stays abreast of current events
- Strangely adept at legal and historical research
Hellespont Type RWeight Class:
Light (35 tons)Callsign:
Land SharkDescription: Loadout:
- Beagle Active Probe (Cyclops-Beagle Sensory Probe)
- Guardian ECM Suite (Apple Churchill Golden Shield)
- Medium Lasers x2 (Ceres Arms)
- Narc Missile Beacon (Apple Churchill Guiding Light)
- SRM-6 (Sian-Ceres Cougar)
- TAG (Apple Churchill 442x)
- K-3 transmitter
- Satellite Uplink
- SatNav Receiver
General Armor Values:Head:
- Durallex Cellular Ammunition Storage Equipment II
- Endo Steel BattleMech Skeleton
.20 R/L Torso:
.60/.60 R/L Torso(rear):
.40/.40 R/L Leg:
For a total of 4