Incomplete, obviously, but it's a decent enough sketch of what I'm going for.
Name Kathryn Foss of House XXXXXVisual ReferenceHeight Reference
Young nobles receive the finest education and the best training available. Every aspect of their upbringing is engineered to create the fittest heirs. They are taught to think faster, deeper, and more creatively than their peers (and hopefully their completion). They are trained to be stronger, faster, healthier. All of this is obvious, and anyone with sufficient money or will can give this to their children. Anyone can be taught etiquette, diplomacy, subterfuge and leadership. What separates the noble upbringing from all others is instilling the will to power. Young nobles are taught from birth that they can and will be the best, if they only try. And the thing that makes them superior is that they will
try. To be noble is to know that you have all the best opportunities in the world, and the only factor in your success or failure is you.
A noble is not truly noble because of their training, resources, or luck. We are noble not only because we know we will be victorious, but because when you encounter us, you shall know as well.
As a noble, Kathryn has been raised from birth to pilot a Mech. Her record as a mechwarrior is one of consistent competence. By her own admission, she has neither earned reputation for wisdom nor been credited for courage
, although she tends to phrase that admission in an idiosyncratic syntax.
When speaking honestly with her instructors, her primary strength is her skill at tactical positioning. She has a knack for being where she is not expected, which is especially impressive given her mech's sup-par speed. Despite, or perhaps because of, her noble upbringing, her command skills are lacking. She functions far better as a supporting element than a leading one.
+ Noble Arts
Kathyn has been trained in a number of skills not because they are directly useful, but to meet the expectations of someone in her position. History, diplomacy, and standard combat skills are all of obvious use. Swordplay is only taught to build up your image (the longsword is her obsolete weapon of choice). She's proficient in singing and dancing, both the formal kind that maintains face in court and the informal kind that earns you friends when you've managed to slip your security escort for a bit of fun.
- Reassigned To Antarctica
She has her rank, her mech, a handful of loyal staff, and not a whole lot else. The exact nature of her offense is immaterial, and bringing it up is a thing that is Unwise To Do In Front Of Nobility.
She is unfamiliar with the system and its politics, but this is less because of naivete than because of disinterest.
Kathryn is no exactly out of her depth, but people assuming she is is a weakness that can be exploited.
Interesting possible plot arc is having her converting the system into her own fiefdom and using it as a springboard/base of power for greater things. Unlike her competitors, she'll know
she can build a powerbase from nothing.
Mech Name (Class)Visual ReferenceCorrupted Technical Readout
Tonnage: High end of Medium (45-50)
+ Heavily Armed
Big Laser, Autocannon, LRM launcher.
Collection of smaller lasers/machine guns.
A flexible and heavy loadout, it can't beat a specialist, but it can almost anything at any range.
LRM engages at long/indirect ranges, autocannon is primary weapon with flexible range, big laser is backup weapon, and the collection of smaller weapons are short range/anti-non-mech weapons.
Can take a beating. Pretty rugged too, even for a mech.
+ Jump Jets
Appear where you are not expected.
Not fast. It's still a medium mech, but it's on the slow end of medium.
Can do almost anything well, but is not the best at anything. The trick, of course, is to not attack the enemy's strength.
If you have a plan, almost any other mech would be better. If you don't know exactly what's going to happen though, this mech will be able to exploit whatever weakness presents itself.