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Fictional Bio: (accurately tied to official battletech canon)
Real Name: Meredith Perry Callsign: Nirgali Rank: Kommandant Location: Port Moseby Unit: Unit:3rd Royal Guards RCT Role: Battalion Commander Commanding Officer: Harrison Bradford, Marshal Loyalty: Melissa Steiner Home World: Gibbs
History:The Perry family moved to Gibbs when Meredith was a young teenager. His father, having been a senior aerospace engineer for Nashan Shipyards on Alarion, was scouted by Lockheed-CBM of Gibbs and is now working in some undisclosed capacity on various aerospace engineering projects. His father forbade him from becoming an Aerospace fighter pilot as he couldn't live with the fact that he would feel responsible should he go down in his ship due to some unforeseeable engineering error on his part. He instead obtained a masters in military science with a strong focus on war history and tactics. He provided sound tactical advice for his father's engineering team in a consulting capacity, lending toward more efficient flight cabin interface designs.
Growing weary of his situation, being so close to aerospace, yet keeping his promise to his father, he put all his eggs in one basket and relocated from St Louis to the Lyran Capital, Tharkad, and applied for The Nagelring. He was immediately accepted into the academy and graduated in an accelerated program within two years, obtaining the rank of Hauptmann and being assigned to a 3rd Royal Guards BattleMech battalion. The 3rd Royals have close ties to the engineering community and their feedback on experimental models they are allowed to evaluate is highly valued by that community. His assignment was not of random nature. The Nagelring new right where to put him with the stipulation that he be an aid to regiment headquarters when his unit is not underway. He was quickly assigned to lance commander, piloting his favored Atlas with a configuration he helped design, one that seems clumsy to anyone else who sets foot in it but exploits his tactical knowledge and his quirkiness.
His regiment went through a change of command and complex restructuring process in late 3049. His battalion was poached, along with most of his lance mates, to the benefit of other 3rd Royal battalions. Being favored by the previous CO and receiving high regard during the change of command ceremony, he was pinned Kommandant and assigned his own battalion, a new 5th BattleMech Battalion, later coined "The Royal Irish," more commonly referred to as Unit:5th Royal Irish. Until the unit is properly filled out, he was granted first pick from incoming graduates and has two of his old lance mates helping to run the battalion office, complete with a small group of administrative officers and enlisted personnel, while he is busy with his aerospace duties. Resigned to the fact that his knowledge in that area is highly valued and the fact that there is nothing he can do about it, he continues to do what he does best. He also provides limited consulting service for his father from time to time, a relationship that helped put 3rd Royal aerospace pilots in experimental fighters.
Real Bio: Alternate Nicknames: Mech games: Starfire, Others: Marticus, Enki
Current Games: I switch around between the following as I have free time: Eve Online, Counter-Strike:GO, Tribes:Ascend, LoL, HoN, Smite, Blacklight:Retribution, Tera Online, SW:TOR
Games Played: Mechwarrior to Mechwarrior 4, MechCommander, Counter-Strike, Descent, Tribes, Unreal Tournament, Quake series, Starcraft, WoW
I have been playing battletech and mechwarrior since the mid 90s. I played with Killdare and continued to follow his exploits in various games he adopted into his gaming group.
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