For public consumption, all subject to change and GM revision:
Alaric/Guenevere Whitecliff, third in line for the Duchy of Emerald Shore,
third child of Duke Emerald Shore, His Grace Alistair Whitecliff, vassal to House Davion,
daughter to Harataki Rikona of the Harataki family,
mounting the Durandel,
a modified PNT-9R Panther light battlemech.
There are a few other people who come with this, but this is my PC. I haven't settled on gender one way or the other, though I am leaning
towards the feminine. For those who maintain awareness of people who are third in line to inherit ducal and baronial titles, this minor scion of the Whitecliff dynasty has a reputation as something of an arrogant dilettante, a ne'er-do-well. For those with decent spymasters, the mother, Rikona, is a distant relation to the Kuritas and Emerald Shore's second wife by arranged marriage... and known to be ambitious and cunning. She is not trusted, and the youngest Whitecliff, half-sibling to the seniors, may be more loyal to Mom than Dad according to reports. While Whitecliff makes appearances at all the expected events, she always wears an expression of barely-concealed boredom. Whitecliff does occasionally attend theatre and can be seen gambling on occasion, but not terribly well.
Whitecliff leads a lance of Davion battlemechs, mostly fast units- in fact, the Durandel
is the slowest of them. They are suitable for scouting and harassment, and have an attached Cobra VTOL equipped with a recon camera, communications equipment and troop capacity allows them to perform commando raids as well.
Retainers include a master-at-arms mounting a Trebuchet and a manservant with a wardrobe.
I'm posting this so that you can see the sorts of things I'm going for, as well as to demonstrate how one might develop a character, family relationships, and enhance the political scene. Also so that you can see whether you and I might have any history or interactions.
I had originally been planning for the Lyrans, but Davion works just as well, and having the potential for in-House political squabbling is a definite benefit.
If it's all Kurita and Davion then that draws some specific battlelines in the political scene. If we get a Lyran or Capellan in here, that shakes things up- which might be cool. That said, having another Davion around to think I'm an agent for my Drac spy mother also lends opportunity for Fun.