Kathryn Emily MacTaggart ("Kate")Age:
Red (kind of a darker, brandy red)Eyes:
AS8-X4 Atlas (late-Star League variant prototype)Description:
Petite, very pretty and outgoing, Kate wears her dark red hair shortish, which naturally falls into loose, unruly ringlets, down to just past her shoulders. Her eyes are a startling pale blue, and if it weren't for the palor of her alabaster skin they would look very out of place beside her red hair. The rest of her features are delicate and pretty, from her pouty mouth to slender waist and dainty feet. Kate's breasts are smallish, but a nice size for a small woman like her, and pert, and it seems like she gets most of her 5'2" from her stunning legs. History:
Kathryn Emily MacTaggart is the eldest child and heir to her families land and holdings on the Lyran Alliance world of Skye. The MacTaggart's are what could be described as 'landed' mercenaries, mercenaries with long standing ties to House Steiner, or more appropriately, the Federation of Skye, but they are still mecenaries. Their ties date back to final days of the Star League, when one Captain Jennifer MacTaggart (keeping the MacTaggart name through marriages is tradition), a test pilot at the Hesperus II facilities decided to stay in the Inner Sphere along with so many other Atlas
pilots, in hopes of bettering her station through her powerful mech. It worked.
Kate herself was raised into this warrior houseold, despite being essentially a member of the minor nobility, to take over the frontline duties of the head of the household. She trained from a young age, learning to fire small arms and assist the house techs as they worked on the massive Atlas
After a hard fought battle, Kate's father wound up injured to the point where he could no longer serve on the front lines, and so he turned to Atlas
over to her despite her young age, just shy of sixteen. Kate's father has since taken an instructors position at Sanglamore Academy on Skye, piloting an old Crusader
mech his own father had captured on the field decades earlier.
So it was that already in possession of her own assault mech, Kate was sent off to the Sanglamore Academy to formally study as a mechwarrior. It was standard fare; Kate did well, her outgoing nature and beauty helping her to get along with the other students, almost all from priveleged families such as her own. Kate made one important friend in the quartermasters office there, a supplier of booze when she was a student, and even more useful things now.
After graduation, Kate took a contract with the Skye Rangers, filling out an assult company with her own mech. She negotiated for ammunition and a decent percentage of repairs so it wasn't the end of the world when the op when pear-shaped and there was an entire extra battalion of Snakes there. They fought their way free, the battalion sized raiding force of Skye Rangers had brought an assault company along and they sure proved their worth after some bumpy, but effective, redeployment by their Union
After this battle, Kate decided to not replace the old Star League gauss rifle, and the last spare from her families secret stockpile had been used almost 20 years ago, instead installing an ultra-AC/20 (her father had already replaced the old SRM6 with a Streak model as soon as he'd been able to get his hands on one). Kate likes the increased firepower, feeling the ER large lasers and LRM20 are ample long range firepower. The massive, rapid firing autocannon is far more of a heat burden than the old gauss rifle, but since hardly anyone can stand up to it, it's hopefully worth it.
Kate took a contract with another merc unit next, and it turned out to be a banner couple of years. They saw a lot of action, moved around quite a bit, and did quite well. In a lot of ways, it was like a roving party with a few battles breaking it up, the time of Kate's life with lots of hot sex and insane battles.Key Skills:
Mech Piloting and Gunnery (all +2s...getting to +3s is insanely hard since that editor won't let us spend the remainders. :p)
Speaks Scottish Gaelic (essentially her 1st language), English, German
Technician/Mechanics and MyomerAS8-X4 AtlasTonnage:
Endo-Steel - 5 tonsEngine:
300 Vlar - 19 tonsMovement:
Run: 5Heat Sinks:
Standard - 19 tons
Center Torso: 47/14
R./L. Torso: 32/10
R./L. Arm: 34
R./L. Leg: 41Armament:
Ultra AC/20 - RT
ER Lg Laser - RA
ER Lg Laser - LA
SRM 6 Streak - LT
LRM 20 - LT
Med. Laser (x2) - CT(R)Notes:
CASE in LT only (2x LRM ammo, 1x SRM ammo, 1x UAC/20 ammo)
No CASE in RT (2x UAC/20 ammo)
LRM Ammo of choice is generally 1x SwarmI and 1x Semi-Guided (great with Tag equipped scouts!)
UAC/20 feeds from RT ammo bins first, LT is 'reserve'
Yup, this mech can overheat like stink. It's all about flexible response IMO when you get to assault mechs, not alpha strikes.