Man, I swear this was just two pages long a day ago. Anyway, is there still room for one more? I must admit to not being familiar with Battletech lore though. I was first introduced to Battletech via Mechwarrior IV: Mercenaries (Which I still have installed on my laptop), and have also played a little MechCommander 2 and most recently I have been playing on my Catapult in Mechwarrior Online. And if you don't like the idea of a second Assault 'Mech, I can switch the Longbow to a Catapult instead.CharacterName:
New OlympiaOriginal Faction:
Free Worlds League/Independent Principality of OlympicaDescription:
Tall and slim, with long, smooth blonde hair, and stormy blue eyes, Angeline Helling looks more like pin-up girl material than a Mechwarrior...and well, she is both.Background:
Born to a family which traditionally served as close advisers to the ruling prince of the Independent Principality of Olympica on New Olympia, Angeline could be considered nobility and thus born with a silver spoon in her mouth. Despite her family's wealth and comfort, Angeline was never going to be happy simply finding a nice man to settle down with. No. From young, Angeline was getting out of history lessons by her personal tutor to go swimming or better yet, watch holovid broadcasts of the gladiatorial Mechwarrior battles on Solaris VII. In a bid to both fulfill her need for adventure and also instill some discipline in her, Angeline's family sent her to the Allison MechWarrior Institute (AMI) on New Olympia itself. And while she ended up graduating from the academy with honors, Angeline remained just as untamed, and could even add sexually promiscuous to her list of character traits. Not that her family knew that last one, of course.
While every other student ended up working either for a mercenary outfit or as a soldier in the Free Worlds League, Angeline was a little different. She chose to go to Solaris VII to become a competitor in the Solaris Games. With monetary backing from her family and the Prince of Olympica, who had taken a shine to her beauty and potential (no, she didn't sleep with him), Angeline could enter and compete as an independent freelancer, without a need to be a part of any of the stables on Solaris VII. With that much wealth, she assembled her own team of technicians and other support staff, along with her first 'Mech, a Raven. Of course, she didn't have much success to begin with. The first couple of years had a fair few losses, and Angeline mostly used those two years to build up connections and relations with influential people on Solaris VII, because she lacked the backing of any stable to help her out. By her third year though, she started to rack up the wins and moved from the light 'Mech circuit to the medium 'Mech one, piloting an Uziel. And with her model good looks, Angeline quickly became popular on Solaris, even most of the Inner Sphere. It started with guest commentating on matches she wasn't involved in, and eventually moved on to commercials, modelling and acting offers.
Between the Solaris Games and her newfound status as a celebrity, model and actress, Angeline found herself needing money from New Olympia less and less, eventually choosing to use her own money as far as possible. Just as well, because when Clan Wolf came along and took New Olympia into their expanding Wolf Empire, her family lost access to most of their wealth. And while they were by no means poor, they couldn't help with the upkeep of a Solaris Games contestant. Eventually Angeline wanted a new challenge. Solaris was fun, but there was surely more than just Solaris. And so Angeline decided to try her hand at being a mercenary, using a Longbow 'Mech and deciding to do fire support instead of a frontline brawler. That would be a little too similar to her Solaris fights, and she was looking for something different. Personality:
Angeline is a flirtatious, fun-loving and thrill seeking bisexual. A free spirit and party girl. Far from being one of those aimless types though, Angeline is also out to prove herself to others. Instructors and fellow cadets in the Allison Mechwarrior Institute didn't think she would make the grade. She proved them wrong. When first competing on Solaris, she was looked down upon because of her attractiveness and status as a blueblood, and had to deal with degrading, mostly sexual taunts from other competitors. Later on, people saw her as soft or distracted for having another career outside of piloting a 'Mech as well. And despite her military academy training and status as a celebrity on Solaris (or possibly because of it), her lack of experience on a 'real' field of battle also led to some poor impressions when she made the career switch to being a mercenary. She reserves a special hatred for Clanners, especially those of Clan Wolf, mostly due to New Olympia falling to the Wolf Empire, but also due to Solaris VII ending up in the Empire as well. And while her family managed to escape to Atreus before New Olympia's surrender to the Wolf Empire, Angeline still harbors a deep seated disgust and hate for the Empire.Specialty Skills:
Modeling, seduction, swimming. She picked up the modeling during her days competing in the Solaris arenas, when she started having a career outside of Mechwarrior duels. She's been seducing and sleeping with men and women ever since her days in the Allison Mechwarrior Institute, when she slept with any of the other cadets she found cute, regardless of gender. That carried on to her Solaris days, sleeping with her rivals because they were either very hot or very skilled in a 'Mech, and turning that into a tactic in which she would team up with one of them to take on the others together before they fought each other. It didn't always work out, but it served her well most of the time. As for swimming, it's something that she's enjoyed since young, and she's a good, strong swimmer.BattleMech Chassis:
LGB-12C Weight Class:
Seraph is painted entirely in white (One of Angeline's two favourite colors, along with purple), which means depending on the environment, the 'Mech either stands out like a sore thumb or blends in perfectly. Being a rather new 'Mech (in that the 'Mech has not seen action), Seraph is in pristine condition. There is a small statuette of the insignia of the Allison Mechwarrior Institute sitting in her cockpit as well.Weapons:
2 x LRM-20, 2 x LRM-15, 3 x ER Small LaserEquipment:
Produced in a StarCorps Industries facility on Terra before the closure of Prefecture X, and made for the military of the old Republic, but consigned as a reserve unit and never saw action, Angeline acquired it partly with her own money and partly with family money. And then she proceeded to give it a fresh coat of paint, with white being the color of choice. Much less flashy than purple, which her Raven and Uziel from her Solaris days were painted in.
It's far from done up yet, but I had to get something in in case things moved too quickly for me to catch up. As I said earlier, I'm not good with Battletech lore, so I'm open to feedback and suggestions. ^_^ And well, of course, there might not be a slot for me to begin with.
Oh, and another question. Assuming there's space for me, can we customize the loadouts of our 'Mechs? I went with the standard loadout of this Longbow model, because I wasn't sure.