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Re: The Sohei: O5P Warrior Monks
« Reply #300 on: 06 May 2017, 02:06:37 »
The only sources that go into that level of detail are the very early FASA stuff.  A dozen or so DCMS regiments are spelled out down to the lance in the NAIS Atlases of the 4th SW.  Albeit, those rosters are more of a BattleForce (1st ed) resource than a fluff "phone book", so lance/company/battalion names aren't always given.  The sources that do come to mind list DCMS forces as having names much like the rest of the House Armies: So and So's Battalion, Insert Role Here Company, etc.

That was my thought too. And it was prior to a wave of back to the roots, meaning that names were more English than anything else.

I looked and found a reference to search units but I need to check how they were named in Japanese and if they were tank or cavalry.

Part of the problem is that we are thinking too much in terms of Western traditions, which Japan did not really follow.
I will see what I can find.
« Last Edit: 06 May 2017, 02:08:29 by Ice Hellion »
In turn they tested each Clan namesake
In trial against the ice hellion's mettle.
Each chased the ice hellion, hunting it down.
All faild to match the predator's speed and grace.
Khan Cage smiled and said. "And that is how we shall be."

The Remembrance, Passage 5, Verse 3, Lines 1-5

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Re: The Sohei: O5P Warrior Monks
« Reply #301 on: 07 May 2017, 13:18:03 »
Here are my latest findings:

Teishin Shudan = Raiding group
Kaigun Tokubetsu Rikusentai = Special Naval Landing Forces
Sōsaku-rentai = Reconnaissance regiment
Denrei = Messengers
Keibitai = Surveillance forces
Bokutai = Anti-aircraft unit
In turn they tested each Clan namesake
In trial against the ice hellion's mettle.
Each chased the ice hellion, hunting it down.
All faild to match the predator's speed and grace.
Khan Cage smiled and said. "And that is how we shall be."

The Remembrance, Passage 5, Verse 3, Lines 1-5

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Re: The Sohei: O5P Warrior Monks
« Reply #302 on: 07 May 2017, 14:40:10 »
Very nice Ice, those we can certainly use.

We could call the 3rd Mech Company the Raiding Company rather than Strike Company.

Is there any thing for heavier units; like Attack, Assault, Battle, Cavalry, Heavy...

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Re: The Sohei: O5P Warrior Monks
« Reply #303 on: 07 May 2017, 15:23:44 »
Very nice Ice, those we can certainly use.

We could call the 3rd Mech Company the Raiding Company rather than Strike Company.

Is there any thing for heavier units; like Attack, Assault, Battle, Cavalry, Heavy...

Don't forget to change the unit size or to put it there.

And for your other request, I will keep on looking.
In turn they tested each Clan namesake
In trial against the ice hellion's mettle.
Each chased the ice hellion, hunting it down.
All faild to match the predator's speed and grace.
Khan Cage smiled and said. "And that is how we shall be."

The Remembrance, Passage 5, Verse 3, Lines 1-5

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Re: The Sohei: O5P Warrior Monks
« Reply #304 on: 07 May 2017, 15:25:37 »
Thanks Ice, I will refer to your notes on unit size. Shouldn't be a problem. ;)

Also just finished a pilot for the Tennyo.

Nana Yamada – Perhaps the single most experienced aerospace pilot in the Tennyo she has served the Order for more than two decades. Her duties have taken her all over the Combine where she has amassed over twenty kills against a variety of opponents including the Clans. Pressed into action at Luthien she shot down two Nova Cat OmniFighters in her Slayer helping to win that pivotal battle. While her reflexes have somewhat slowed since her rookie years she has maintained her elite status by learning all there is to know about piloting fighters and constant practice. Now entering her forties she flies alongside Noriki Sorenson offering her extensive counsel while supervising the training of new Tennyo pilots.

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Re: The Sohei: O5P Warrior Monks
« Reply #305 on: 08 May 2017, 14:12:08 »
I have other ideas/names.

- Kensai for the masters of martial arts/duels,
- Hatamoto (those under the banners),
- Yojimbo for bodyguards,
- Daidoji meaning the Defenders of the Doji, we could use Dai with something else.
In turn they tested each Clan namesake
In trial against the ice hellion's mettle.
Each chased the ice hellion, hunting it down.
All faild to match the predator's speed and grace.
Khan Cage smiled and said. "And that is how we shall be."

The Remembrance, Passage 5, Verse 3, Lines 1-5

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Re: The Sohei: O5P Warrior Monks
« Reply #306 on: 09 May 2017, 19:58:41 »
OK, here's my shot at the hover company commander:

Sho-sa Arisu Maki was serving the Order covertly as a hover lance commander in the 9th Pesht Regulars when the Smoke Jaguars hit Schwartz in March of 3050.  Her amazing grasp of the tactical situation enabled her and her crew to become some of the few survivors that managed to get off planet with the 'mech forces.  It was her report of Tai-sa Graham's use of his aerospace, armor, and infantry forces as "bait" that earned him what little opprobrium the DCMS showed him in the aftermath.  Needless to say, she made a powerful enemy by filing that report, but the Order was able to pull her (and her crew at her request) back before the enraged Tai-sa could make good on any of the number of dire threats he'd levied against her.  Even so, she is persona non grata among DCMS MechWarriors.  Among the Sohei, her tactical genius is well known and was recognized by her promotion to Sho-sa and command of the hover company.  She's not much of a gunner herself, but she's a more than passable driver, and that's what her elite crew is for in any case.

EDIT: Forgot the mandatory Clan hatred: Part of what motivated Arisu's particularly inventive use of colorful language in her report was the sheer brutality of the Smoke Jaguars.  The other three tanks in her lance were immobilized and annihilated before their crews could escape.

Selected AToW Stats:
Age: 28
Modules: Blue Collar, Military School, Family Training, OCS, Tour of Duty, Covert Ops (both of the latter with the 9th Pesht Regulars)
Significant Attribute: 7 INT
Significant Traits: Enemy -6 (Tai-sa Graham himself, Commander of the 9th Pesht Regulars), Reputation -1 ("ratted out" Tai-sa Graham), Combat Sense (+4)
Rank: Company Commander (Sho-sa)
Vehicle: Pegasus (Crew of 3: Gunner and Driver are base 2, and intensely personally loyal since she got them off Schwartz alive)
SPA: Tactical Genius (can reroll side initiative without burning EDG, forces immune to "out of contact" rule)

Significant Skills:
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Skills Level TN
Tactics/Land 6 2
Leadership 5 3
Martial Arts 5 3
Protocol/Combine 5 4
Driving/Ground 4 4
Perception 4 2
Small Arms 4 3
Sensor Operations 4 3
Artillery 4 3
Career/Soldier 3 3
Computers 3 4
Navigation/Ground 3 3
Language/Japanese 3 4
Melee Weapons 3 4
Survival/Desert 3 5
Gunnery/Ground Vehicle 2 6
Technician/Mechanical 2 6
Communications/Conventional 2 4
Climbing 2 5
MedTech 2 4
Interrogation 2 7
Acrobatics/Gymnastics 1 6
Investigation 1 7
« Last Edit: 09 May 2017, 21:12:28 by Daryk »

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Re: The Sohei: O5P Warrior Monks
« Reply #307 on: 09 May 2017, 22:37:27 »
Nice job Daryk, a very good hover company commander. I have added to the roster and bios.

Ice Hellion has claimed a Mechasenshi in Strike Lance 2 piloting a Dervish which is in the works.

Please keep them coming folks! ;)


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Re: The Sohei: O5P Warrior Monks
« Reply #308 on: 09 May 2017, 23:42:50 »
Well now we have 2 PC from the 9th Pesht Regulars and the battle of Schwartz
Mine: Jak Warren "Two Guns" Vet Mechwarrior
and
Daryk's: Arisu Maki

So I got shot out of my mech, and E&E to escape.  But both of us made an enemy of Mark Graham.  Glad to see you and your crew as part of this project.
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Re: The Sohei: O5P Warrior Monks
« Reply #309 on: 10 May 2017, 04:10:22 »
Nice to know not all of Graham's Mechwarriors agreed with his tactics... O0

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Re: The Sohei: O5P Warrior Monks
« Reply #310 on: 10 May 2017, 14:27:09 »
It is interesting that the 9th engaged in old school duels with their Clan opponents and were considered honorable something the Sohei are hoping to pull off albeit more successfully.

Sacrificing your support assets I would hardly call combined arms tactics. Plus losing such duels is hardly desirable.

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Re: The Sohei: O5P Warrior Monks
« Reply #311 on: 10 May 2017, 15:27:01 »
It is interesting that the 9th engaged in old school duels with their Clan opponents and were considered honorable something the Sohei are hoping to pull off albeit more successfully.

Sacrificing your support assets I would hardly call combined arms tactics. Plus losing such duels is hardly desirable.

Oh it is combined arms tactics, if you consider them beneath you and not worth it. :'(

Sadly I've met a number of BT players who considered combined arms worthless
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Re: The Sohei: O5P Warrior Monks
« Reply #312 on: 10 May 2017, 18:04:35 »
That's exactly why I made Arisu a Tactical Genius (which was VERY expensive).  She recognized the problem, and survived it anyway, even if the rest of her lance didn't.  They would have if the Smoke Jaguars hadn't been quite so thorough about wiping out "lowly" tanks.  They're the half of the equation Arisu can actually do something about.  Graham is a politician through and through, and very powerful up until he dies on Idlewind in 3062 at the hands of the Ghost Bears.

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Re: The Sohei: O5P Warrior Monks
« Reply #313 on: 13 May 2017, 10:36:30 »
Ok gang, there are three characters currently in the works for the Sohei by Calderon (Oniwaka), Ice Hellion (Mechasenshi), and Bradshaw (Tennyo). Maybe I will try one this weekend as well. Here is the latest roster, enjoy!

SOHEI
(as of 3053)

Unit Status: Elite
Unit Insignia: the five ivory rings surrounded in three different shades of red set against a gray House Kurita crest itself circled in red
Uniforms: Standard traveling grab resembles that of other O5P members with certain exceptions. The hood and collar of their robes are lightly armored just in case they have to fight in unforeseen circumstances. Their trademark visors which appear to be one-way mirrors are rumored to be similar to DEST commandos. Also concealed beneath their robes are Ivory Blades which are rarely ever seen. The style of knotting the belt and collar tie indicate the rank of the Sohei. On the battlefield, they wear simple and relatively common combat apparel.
Unit Type: Heavy
Equipment Rating: A (Excellent)
Specialty: Dueling Masters

Command Lance
Daniel McAlister, Elite, Hatamoto Hi [Takiro]
Siriwan Kuna, Veteran, Grand Dragon [Takiro]
Hitomi Barca, Elite, Battlemaster [Takiro]
Walter Kato, Veteran, Ono [Gus]

      Mobile Assault Company
   Mobile Assault Lance 1
Takehiko Kurita, Elite, Highlander [Takiro]
Jirou Sainze, Elite, Shogun [Takiro]
Haruna ‘Katsuo’ Takahashi, Elite, Katana [Takiro]
Naomi ‘Chika’ Ishikawa, Elite, Katana [Takiro]
   Mobile Assault Lance 2
Hisoka Matsumoto, Elite, VTR-9K Victor [Daryk]
{open billet – VTR-9B Victor}
{open billet – CGR-3K Charger}
Kasia ‘U~izādo’ Derdowski, Veteran, GLT-5M Guillotine [Doc_Agren]
   Mobile Assault Lance 3
Reika Sato, Elite, MAD-5D Marauder [Takiro]
Shiori Noriko, Elite, CTF-1X Cataphract [Ice Hellion]
{open billet – Grasshopper}
Arturo Santiago Guzman, Veteran, CRD-3L Crusader [Sharpnel]

      Battle Company (Tanaka's Tanegashima)
   Battle Lance 1 (Surejjihanmā Lance - Sledgehammer)
Tanaka ‘Shadow’ Nakamora, Elite, WHM-6Rk Warhammer [Takiro]
Jak ‘Two Guns’ Warren, Veteran, WHM-6D Warhammer [Doc_Agren]
Tomoe ‘Banshee’ Yoshinaka, Veteran, ARK-5R Archer [Doc_Agren]
Jeremiah ‘Bulldog’ Bullton, Veteran, TDR-7M Thunderbolt [Doc_Agren]
   Battle Lance 2 (Bravo Lance)
Aika Gunma, Elite (2/3), WHM-7K Warhammer [O5P Ghost]
Hyi-joo Wantanabe, Veteran (3/4), ARC-5R Archer [O5P Ghost]
Leo Mertens, Elite (2/3), SPR-9K Venom [O5P Ghost]
George Hayashi, Veteran (2/4), CRB-27 Crab [O5P Ghost]
   Battle Lance 3 (Four Claws of the Dragon)
Ryu Shirou, Elite, Atlas [Bradshaw]
Jin Shirou, Elite, Flashman [Bradshaw]
Ryo Shirou, Elite, Lancelot [Bradshaw]
Wo Shirou, Elite, Phoenix Hawk [Bradshaw]

      Strike Company   
   Strike Lance 1 (Double Nickel, all Mechs 55 tons)
Iraho Tagai, Elite, Shadow Hawk [Takiro]
Tai Maeda, Elite, Ono [Calderon]
Katsumi Watanabe, Elite, Wolverine [Daryk]
{IN THE WORKS - Griffin} [Sharpnel]
   Strike Lance 2 (upgraded with C3 network)
Gregory Kawamura, Elite, Kintaro [Takiro] swaps Narc for C3 Master
Kiyamora Takashi, Veteran, Dervish [Ice Hellion]
{IN THE WORKS – Grand Dragon} [Ice Hellion]
{open billet – Wolf Trap}
   Strike Lance 3 (Herald of the Dragon / Ryuunosuke)
Daiki Jiro, Veteran, Stinger LAM [Takiro]
Makiko Itagaki, Regular, PHX-HK1 Phoenix Hawk LAM [Doc_Agren]
Jay Paul Retilter, Veteran, PHX-HK1 Phoenix Hawk LAM [Doc_Agren]
Takashi Mitsuko, Elite, Stinger LAM [Ice Hellion]

Tennyo
      Flight 1
   1st Lance
Noriki Sorenson, Elite, Slayer [Takiro] {Flight Commander}
Nana Yamada, Elite, Slayer [Takiro]
   2nd Lance
Shizukana Kaze, Elite, Stuka [Bradshaw] {Lance Commander}
{IN THE WORKS} [Bradshaw]
   3rd Lance
Zuzanne ‘Būmubūmu’ Agnika, Elite, D36b Thunderbird [Doc_Agren] {Lance Commander}
Mariah ‘Pikushī’ Cassetti, Regular, D46 Thunderbird [Doc_Agren]
      Flight 2
   1st Lance
Cecilia Utchakov, Elite, SL-17R Shilone [Takiro] {Flight Commander}
Donna Black, Elite, TR-16 Transgressor [Takiro]
   2nd Lance
Haruka Uehara, Elite, SL-25 Samurai [Sharpnel] {Lance Commander}
Asuka Uehara, Elite, SL-25 Samurai [Sharpnel]
   3rd Lance
Yoko Kijo, Veteran, S-4 Sai [Ice Hellion] {Lance Commander}
Kim Mi Sun, Veteran, S-4 Sai [Doc_Agren]

Hand of Kannon
   Command Elements
Miyuki Suzuki, Elite, Daimyo HQ 67-K [Takiro]
      VTOL Company
   VTOL Lance 1
{open billet – Company Commander}
Patricia ‘Trish’ Roselyn. Elite, Cyrano VTOL [Bradshaw]
{open billet}
{open billet}
   VTOL Lance 2 (Kaze no Senshi)
Hehiro Sumitomo, Veteran, Warrior H-7A [Sharpnel]
Inara Fillion, Veteran, Warrior H-7A [Sharpnel]
Boris Kamarov, Elite, Warrior H-7C [Sharpnel]
Tae-jin Kwan, Veteran, Warrior H-7 [Sharpnel]
   Conventional Fighter Lance
John “Diver” Tamura, Veteran, Inseki II Heavy Strike Fighter [Ice Hellion]
Byron Conrad, Regular, Inseki II Heavy Strike Fighter [Ice Hellion]
Igor Hisashi, Green, Inseki II Heavy Strike Fighter [Ice Hellion]
Sophia Hisashi, Green, Inseki II Heavy Strike Fighter [Ice Hellion]
      Hover Company
   Hover Lance 1
Arisu Maki, Elite, Pegasus [Daryk]{Company Commander}
Jasmine Auliya, Elite, Scimitar [Ice Hellion]
Mochi Chihiro, Elite, Beagle Hovertank [Ice Hellion]
Adriana Hibiki, Elite, Pegasus Scout Hovertank [Ice Hellion]
   Hover Lance 2
{open billet – Lance Commander – Drillson}
{open billet – Drillson}
{open billet – Plainsmen}
{open billet – Plainsmen}
   Hover Lance 3
{open billet – Lance Commander – Saracen}
{open billet – Saracen}
{open billet – Saladin}
{open billet – Saladin}
      Artillery Company (Heavy Vehicles)
   1st Battery (Long Toms and Ballista)
{open billet – Company Commander – LT-MOB-25 Mobile Long Tom Artillery}
{open billet – LT-MOB-25 Mobile Long Tom Artillery}
Yoriko Detlefsen, Elite, Ballista Self-Propelled Artillery Tank [Sharpnel]
{open billet – Ballista Self-Propelled Artillery Tank}
   2nd Battery (Thumper)
Sakura Rei, Elite, Thumper Combat Vehicle [Ice Hellion]
Nao Deguchi, Veteran, Thumper Combat Vehicle [Bradshaw]
{open billet – Thumper Artillery Vehicle}
{open billet – Thumper Artillery Vehicle}
   3rd Battery (Chaparral)
{IN THE WORKS – Lance Commander – Chaparral Missile Artillery Tank} [Takiro]*
{IN THE WORKS – Chaparral Missile Artillery Tank} [Takiro]*
{IN THE WORKS – Chaparral Missile Artillery Tank} [Takiro]*
{IN THE WORKS – Chaparral Missile Artillery Tank} [Takiro]*
      Special Recovery Force (Sparrow Bee / Suzumebachi) [Doc_Agren]
Tamio Kamiya, Green, Karnov UR Transport (Bushmaster)
Sousuke Komori, Green, Ibex RV
George Yamamori, Green, Ibex RV
Coran Wimbleton, Green, Karnov UR Transport (Hercules)
Frank Chaney, Green, Karnov UR Transport (Thor)
Kai Shinobu, Green, SOAR VTOL (Red)

Oniwaka
Kenji Minamoto (Battalion Commander) [Takiro]
Akane Oshiro (Platoon Commander) [Daryk]
Tetsujin (Platoon Commander) [Bradshaw]
Olgr Gangleri (Company Commander) [Ice Hellion]
{IN THE WORKS - David Sakamoto} (Platoon Commander) [Calderon]*
Tanya ‘Xena’ Skrypnikova (Platoon Commander) [Doc_Agren]
Shizuko Lofgren (Company Commander) [Sharpnel]
Anna Sokolov (Platoon Commander) [O5P_Ghost]
{IN THE WORKS} (Platoon Commander) [Gus]*

Shuinsen
Terada ‘the Old Man’ Kitakazu (Captain Dakusaidoriri & Commander Shuinsen) [Doc_Agren]
Noriko ‘Anjin’ Haruka (XO of the Dakusaidoriri and Second Officer) [Ice Hellion]
Johnny Semer (Navigator of the Dakusaidoriri and Third Officer) [Doc_Agren]
Yasou Mutsu (Chief Engineer of the Dakusaidoriri) [Doc_Agren]
Timothy Ellender Jr. (Bosun of the Dakusaidoriri) [Doc_Agren]
Kenji “Kong” Araki (Dākusaidorirī Marine Commander) [Doc_Agren]
Natasha Vasquez “La Llorona" (Dākusaidorirī Small Craft Commander) [Doc_Agren]
Tamiko Yukimura (Captain of the Fukuryu) [Doc_Agren]
Abishok Fonseca (Captain of the Kakusareta Tora) [Sharpnel]
Kaya Hishikari (Captain of the Yakaze) [Doc_Agren]
Seiichi Tomioka (Captain of the Ninigi-no-Mikoto) [Doc_Agren]
Kevin Sinclair (Captain of the Juraki Jakku) [Doc_Agren]

Support Personnel

   Medics
Doctor Quincy Tsenovi, Elite Doctor [Doc_Agren]

   Technicians
Nishizo Hogogaya, Elite, Master Tech for the Surejjihanmā Lance [Doc_Agren]

   Combat Sappers
Dubhlainn O’Malley, Regular, Hatchetman [Doc_Agren]
Aya Fujioka, Regular, FS9-K Firestarter [Doc_Agren]

   Recon Commandos or the Burakkureidāsu (Black Raiders)
Kris ‘Hanta’ Stuer, Elite, Infantry Platoon [Doc_Agren]
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Re: The Sohei: O5P Warrior Monks
« Reply #314 on: 15 May 2017, 00:35:04 »
Here is my latest character.

Since her childhood and her seeing a piece of theatre, Kiyamori Takashi studied to become a Kabuki actress. However when the Federated Commonwealth struck in 3039 and hit Alnasi where she was studying, she decided like so many others to strike back and “show these invaders the true mettle of the Kuritans” (in the words of Coordinator Takashi Kurita). She ended the war in a captured Dervish, the Kabuki-Odori, mixing the mobility of her new ride and her training in an unique piece of theatre as she saw it, one about war.
At the end of the invasion,  she went to a desert planet  to try to find back her true self and the inner peace she needed to get back to her old job. This quest ended in 3048 when she joined a Kabuki Troupe that began a tour among the Draconis Combine.
This is when disaster struck again House Kurita with the invasion of the Clans and the different defeats suffered by the Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery. Feeling that her duty laid again with helping “her” people, Kiyamori Takasu tried to enlist herself once more, only to endure time after time refusals.
One day, an Abbess of the Order of 5 Pillars, before which she was performing, upon hearing her story, decided to offer her an opportunity to join the Sohei and even to give her back Kabuki-Odori. Even if she is still struggling with the concept behind the C3 technology that equips her lance and probably thanks to her years of training and meditating, Kiyamori Takashi skills are coming back and her Dervish is once more dancing on the training grounds, eager to play a new piece of theatre for new spectators… the Clans.
In turn they tested each Clan namesake
In trial against the ice hellion's mettle.
Each chased the ice hellion, hunting it down.
All faild to match the predator's speed and grace.
Khan Cage smiled and said. "And that is how we shall be."

The Remembrance, Passage 5, Verse 3, Lines 1-5

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Re: The Sohei: O5P Warrior Monks
« Reply #315 on: 18 May 2017, 06:20:56 »
Good job Ice. I eagerly await your next character. ;)

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Re: The Sohei: O5P Warrior Monks
« Reply #316 on: 27 May 2017, 12:05:33 »
And here she is.

Native of Turtle Bay, Adriana Hibiki is bearing the burden of feeling guilty for 2 things. Assigned to the 14th Legion of Vega, she was on his planet when Clan Smoke Jaguar hit it. A competent tank commander, she first lost his crew when her tank was caught in the first straffing by the Clan Aerospace Fighters units. Surviving by mere luck (she had her hatch open to check the surroundings and was ejected from his tank by nearby hits), she retreated to Edo to keep on the fight and was in the end captured alongside the other surviving Kuritans.
Escaping alongside Hohiro Kurita, Adriana Hibiki later learned of what had happened to Edo and felt guilty for failing to protect her crew and her planet.
Fearing that this might happen, she kept people apart from her and didn’t manage to fit in the 16th Legion of Vega until her commanding officer requested her to get into a different unit as she was making the morale of his unit go low.
Unable to fin a place in the DCMS but still eager to serve, she was approached by a member of the Order of 5 Pillars that offered her a place in a new unit that “would take back the fight to the Clans”. Assigned to a scouting role where her tank can fight alone over extended periods of time, Adriana Hibiki has become known as the “Ice Queen” by her crew but she is dedicated to protect them from any harm.
In turn they tested each Clan namesake
In trial against the ice hellion's mettle.
Each chased the ice hellion, hunting it down.
All faild to match the predator's speed and grace.
Khan Cage smiled and said. "And that is how we shall be."

The Remembrance, Passage 5, Verse 3, Lines 1-5

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Re: The Sohei: O5P Warrior Monks
« Reply #317 on: 27 May 2017, 13:15:00 »
I'm laying claim to the Griffin in Strike Lance. I'll have something in a couple days.
Commander Louis Seifer, SWD-2r Swordsman, Extreme Measures, Inc.
Shizuko Lofgren, Assault Infantry Platoon, Oniwaka
Takahiro Nakajima, ASN-21CO Assasin, Crimson Oasis Trading Company
Commander Jessica Dunleavy, VTR-9BP Victor, Dunleavy's Pistoleros
Commodore Stendal Bergstrom, IMV Devil's Luck (Dictator-class DropShip [MOD])

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Re: The Sohei: O5P Warrior Monks
« Reply #318 on: 27 May 2017, 22:33:30 »
Excellent on both counts.

I think I will take a stab at crossing of whole units left to be done.

Put me down for the 1st Lance of Flight 2 in the Tennyo. ;)
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Re: The Sohei: O5P Warrior Monks
« Reply #319 on: 31 May 2017, 15:03:29 »
Ok folks I finished up my two pilots for the 1st Lance of Flight 2 in the Tennyo.

Cecilia Utchakov – Placed in the care of O5P as an infant by the honored Shelia Utchakov so her mother could continue to faithfully serve the Dragon. Who exactly her father is remains unknown but Cecilia was fully immersed in the ways of our Order and that question seems to matter little to this faithful servant. A naturally gifted pilot and leader she was sent to the Aerospace and Interstellar Institute on Midway to refine her talents. Upon graduation, she was presented with a new SL-17R Shilone which went onto service near the Outworlds Alliance. Here she was part of bandit hunting operations and training with some of the Alliance’s best. Recalled by Noriki Sorenson for duty in the Tennyo she was ordered to take command of Flight 2. She has quickly proven herself among the finest in this new elite fighter group and eagerly awaits a chance to gauge her abilities against Clan opponents.

Donna Black – Apparently another undercover agent of the Order recalled to serve with the Tennyo her service or lack thereof has raised some questions. More than thirty years ago Donna along with the rest of her unit defected from the Combine in order to assemble the Hell’s Black Aces. She served with this renowned aerospace group of mercenaries until recalled by Noriki Sorenson for duty in the Tennyo. Many outside the Sohei question her loyalty and the Order’s methods but none question her skill. Despite being in her 50s she is one of the best fighter pilots around and in her TR-16 Transgressor she is nearly unstoppable.


Gonna update the above roster. Currently Ice Hellion, Sharpnel, Bradshaw, Calderon and Gus are all working on single characters which should appear as in the works on the roster in a few minutes. My next project is going to be the 3rd Battery (Chaparrals) of Artillery Company in the Hand of Kannon. So I will claim all four of those characters. ;)

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Re: The Sohei: O5P Warrior Monks
« Reply #320 on: 05 June 2017, 23:54:07 »
Ryu Master is born from unknown parents and was trained from an early age by the Order of 5 Pillars to become part of their future military unit. Seeing a gift for BattleMech in this young infant, they managed to give him a private trainer in the person of Uchi Tikimodo before having Ryu Master sent to the Dieron District Gymnasium, earning precious real combat experience.

Focusing on combat and BattleMech, Ryu Master always seeks a bigger challenge and gets the job done but at the same time shows respect for his opponents and keeps on focusing on his training in his Grand Dragon, named Fūrinkazan, which depicts on its arms and legs the three passages of Sun Tzu’s famous verse as a summary of what he strives to achieve.
In turn they tested each Clan namesake
In trial against the ice hellion's mettle.
Each chased the ice hellion, hunting it down.
All faild to match the predator's speed and grace.
Khan Cage smiled and said. "And that is how we shall be."

The Remembrance, Passage 5, Verse 3, Lines 1-5

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Re: The Sohei: O5P Warrior Monks
« Reply #321 on: 20 June 2017, 02:31:18 »
My buddy Gus just finished up his second character tonight.

James Swanson (Oniwaka)
This lifelong member of the Order of the Five Pillars is a relatively new infantryman with the Oniwaka. Trained from a young age as a martial artist because of his physically imposing size James became one of the most feared Pillarines. Swanson went onto train hundreds of Draconis soldiers, a number that allegedly includes some DEST commandos, on behalf of O5P after attaining a mastery in these arts. He volunteered for Battlearmor testing during the Clan Invasion because he had the requisite size and wished to serve. Receiving basic infantry training along with some of the best of O5P martial artists which he selected personally James filled out his new command with combat veterans. Now in his late thirties this self-admitted adrenaline junky now awaits his chance to face the Clans even though he lacks any real combat experience like most of his platoon. An avid gambler Swanson likes to gamble and engage in risk taking behavior.

Also Ice Hellion has claimed Hover Lance 2 from the Hand of Kannon. Hopefully I will complete the 3rd Battery (Chaparrals) of Artillery Company soon. Additionally there are three other characters which have been claimed.
Mechasenshi - Strike Lance 1 {IN THE WORKS - Griffin} [Sharpnel]
Tennyo - 2nd Lance {IN THE WORKS - Heavy Aero Fighter} [Bradshaw]
Oniwaka - {IN THE WORKS - David Sakamoto} (Platoon Commander) [Calderon]

So looking everything up that means there is a total of 16 characters unaccounted for - 4 Mechasenshi and 12 Vehicle Commanders for the Hand of Kannon - listed below.

Mobile Assault Lance 2 {open billet – VTR-9B Victor} {open billet – CGR-3K Charger}
Mobile Assault Lance 3 {open billet – Grasshopper}
Strike Lance 2 {open billet – Wolf Trap}
VTOL Lance 1 {open billet – Company Commander} {open billet} {open billet}
Hover Lance 3 {open billet – Lance Commander – Saracen} {open billet – Saracen} {open billet – Saladin} {open billet – Saladin}
1st Battery {open billet – Company Commander – LT-MOB-25 Mobile Long Tom Artillery} {open billet – LT-MOB-25 Mobile Long Tom Artillery} {open billet – Ballista Self-Propelled Artillery Tank}
2nd Battery {open billet – Thumper Artillery Vehicle} {open billet – Thumper Artillery Vehicle}

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Re: The Sohei: O5P Warrior Monks
« Reply #322 on: 17 July 2017, 12:13:15 »
Hey guys, just wanted to update everyone concerning the Sohei. Given the forum outages here work continued over on OBT.com. I finished five characters over the weekend and Dragon_Cat contributed three new ones. Please come on over and join the discussion at the link below if your interested.

https://www.ourbattletech.com/forum/index.php?topic=3219.msg42288#msg42288

In a few days I will try to update everything here. ;)

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Re: The Sohei: O5P Warrior Monks
« Reply #323 on: 17 July 2017, 16:20:26 »
Nice to see even Dragon_Cat got sucked in.. ;D :))


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Re: The Sohei: O5P Warrior Monks
« Reply #324 on: 17 July 2017, 16:33:11 »
Yup, the more the merrier Doc. And thank you for being our top character creator as well as jumpship designer. This wouldn't be half as fun without you.

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Re: The Sohei: O5P Warrior Monks
« Reply #325 on: 17 July 2017, 17:05:35 »
Your Unit came along at a period when my Character Ideas were flowing nicely.  And much like the Dragon_Cat, I normally look at the DC as targets not PC ideas.

But I feel I gave the unit many good operatives and well many of the Shuinsen should bring much joy to the unit and well anyone with good salvage or needing extraction from damaged units will love to see the Suzumebachi come by.

oh and Gus, "or more to the point AKA James Swanson" Tanya “Xena” Skrypnikova  thinks you will be a fun match up.


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Re: The Sohei: O5P Warrior Monks
« Reply #326 on: 18 July 2017, 18:27:13 »
Well I was inspired again Takiro

I have 2 Vehicle Commanders (1st Artillery Battery; 2 LT-MOB-25 Mobile Long Tom Artillery - one is company commander the other a close assistant}
between them the Arty going to fall on target or else.

Tai-i Frederica “Annie” Sasaki                Elite Artillery/Elite Inf
Born in 3019 on Macksburg, She has always liked guns and became an expert at ballistics at a young age.  Regularly won every shooting contest on her homeworld.  Served with Honor in the DCMS for 10 years, rising to rank of Tai-i and commanded a Support Unit with Artillery Pieces.  But her commanding officer, Toshiyuki Ohta would not promote her higher as well he didn’t want women serving above men.  She left the service and kinda bounced around the Draconis Combine.  Before she was discovered winning a shooting contest to pay her way, by a O5P recruiter.  It was here that Frederica was given new prepose in her life, she was going to use her natural talents to bring down the greatest threat the Draconis Combine has had.
She carries with her a pair of old battered Nambu pistols at all times and an old battered Lever Action Rifle  But just because she doesn’t have one, doesn’t mean that she can’t use any ballistic weapon with deadly skill.

Michie Cisneros                   Elite Artillery/Reg Vehicle/Green Inf
Born in 3027 on Kufstein, to a O5P family whose cover was that of a Merchant.  During the Operation GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG in late ’29, her mother died when she was caught in between armed units.  Her father also injured in the encounter, made the decision as soon as possible he would ship her to an O5P “Home” as he wasn’t able to both keep her and do his job.  He died in ’34 on the Kulstein.
She is a Nerd with a head for turning range charts into direct hits.  What is truly scary is to watch her direct a team firing excise and have her fire all her guns with no spread over the target and watch Direct Hits.  While her head can perform math to hit with Artillery faster and better then most computers, the same is not to say for the rest of her “Combat skills”.
When in the Field she carries a saw off Pump Action shotgun that she uses to “point in the direction of the enemy and fire, mostly for effect.

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Re: The Sohei: O5P Warrior Monks
« Reply #327 on: 19 July 2017, 00:25:52 »
Well there goes the slimmest chance of me ever catching you for number of character produced for the Sohei.

By my count you have completed 31 or more characters, very impressive. I am currently on my 24th with Ice Hellion on his 20th.

Well there are 8 more characters who have yet to be claimed so I could come close to a tie. ;)

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Re: The Sohei: O5P Warrior Monks
« Reply #328 on: 19 July 2017, 14:18:43 »
Here's the Griffin pilot and I may have been a bit too ... enthusiastic

Irena Petrova-Kawamoto is a graduate of the grueling Galedon Military Academy (Class of '34) and a veteran of the War of 3039, fighting with the 17th Galedon Regulars after her stint with the 2nd Galedon Regulars. As a result of the Battle of Kaznejov, she earned the Bushido Blade and the Foundation of Galedon  awards for her actions against the 1st Albion Cadre. Rising to the rank of Tai-i, she went on to be an instructor at the Academy following the war. It was at the Academy that she was recruited to join the O5P. Following her training with the O5P, she took part in several clandestine. She married Takeo Kawamoto, a fellow O5P agent, in 3047. Her husband was killed while on an O5P on the planet of Schuyler when Clan Smoke Jaguar attacked. The news of his death led to an adverse emotional and physical that .eventually led to the miscarriage of the child she was carrying. Upon her recovery, she dedicated herself to getting back into full military fitness. Through grueling physical training reminiscent of her time at GMA, she achieved her physical goals. Her fitness as a MechWarrior was tested by several retired Mechwarriors, many of whom served in one of the Sword of Light regiments. While training on Luthien, she was present for the Clan invasion and attached herself to the 54th Luthien Defense regiment where she action against forces from Clan Nova Cat. Her Griffin was destroyed in the ensuing action, but she did take part in defeating two clan Mechs before she went down. Following the battle she was asked to join the Sohei and given a new GRF-1S Griffin to pilot. It has been modified to carry an ER Large Laser. Her Griffin will always be painted with silver and blue bands on the upper arms in recognition of the Foundation of Galedon award she has earned.
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Shizuko Lofgren, Assault Infantry Platoon, Oniwaka
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Commander Jessica Dunleavy, VTR-9BP Victor, Dunleavy's Pistoleros
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Re: The Sohei: O5P Warrior Monks
« Reply #329 on: 19 July 2017, 16:14:08 »
Never such a thing as being too enthusiastic. I like her, nice job!

 

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