Campaign of the Month: June 2014
Battletech : The Farscape Campaign
Captain Mitchell Kitsune "Wraith"
Ex-Patriate of House Kurita : Former Unit S-3 (Training and Spec Ops)
Compulsive smoker -1
Dependant (sister) -1
Dark secret -3
In for life -3
Sixth sense 4
Gunnery(mech) 4 (Specializing in energy weapons)
Small Arms(Lasers) 4
Melee Weapons(Blades) 5
Martial Arts 4
Escape Artist 2
Med tech 2
Security sys(electronic) 2
Security sys(mechanical) 0
Interest(covert agencies) 0
Tec-Weapons(small arms) 0
Mitch “Wraith” Kitsune was a young ex-patriot from Kurita with a murky past and a young sister Senior Tech Mitsuko Kitsune “Silver Lotus”, of whom he was the sole guardian for many years. Today, however, she has largely gone her own way and there is little in the way of his influence or control over her of late. He kept his past to himself, and tried to make sure his sister did the same, though it is obvious to everyone that spent more than a little time around them both, and that both “Mitch” and “Sue” had not been Mitch and Sue terribly long.
Mitch excelled on his own, but also worked well in a team, possibly due to his upbringing in Kurita space, where Duty, along with a personal sense of Honor, have been elevated to an art form. The Kuritan influence is visible in much of what he is and does. His physical skills were very highly developed for someone at this stage in their career, suggesting a lifetime of training. He had a tendency to defer to authority, and a visible discomfort with offering up opinions, though when enthusiastic about his subject, tended to prattle on. He also had what some consider a profound disdain for the “Average Joe”, the peasant, if you will. Growing up in a totalitarian regime will do that to you. The nonchalance with which he eliminated witnesses during the units initial escape definitely raised some eyebrows, a situation of which he was aware of. If you asked him what he considered to be his worst habit, it would be smoking, which he would say only really bites him in the ass on prolonged stealth ops in the field.
Mitch had what many of his unit mates consider a ridiculous amount of personal equipment, though he would say most of his gear is small, light and portable, and the rest was necessary for either alternate conditions or longer ops.
Mitch had come by his call-sign of “Wraith”, through a great devotion to the “Art of the Silent Kill”, and was (in his mind) justifiably proud of his prowess as a highly trained special operations agent. A skill set that was unusually highly developed in a trooper still on the low side of 25, when he first entered the unit. Unit rumor had it that before coming to FWL space, he was deep into DEST training back in the Combine. Where these rumors sprung from is anyone’s guess. No one knows why or how he and his sister came to be a part of the FWLM, and they weren’t talking.
Despite his discomfort with being thrust into the role of Recon/Spec ops “Officer”, Mitch was secretly quite pleased with the situation, seeing it as being at least somewhat in control of his own destiny. The extended time in Mechs of late has shown Mitch to be a little mentally troubled by the connection. His hope was, that moving to a more anthropomorphically correct Mech would put this discomfort to rest, and seemed ot be his driving force behind his development of “Mech Kata”, an improvement of his skills when melee fighting in BattleMechs.
As the Iron Dingoes Unit S-3 (Training and Spec Ops), Wraith had proven very capable. He organized the training routines for new pilots in the Reserve Lances, and began working closely with the officers of Cerberus Command, the unit’s security unit, in preparation for training potential infantry and armor units when the Iron Dingoes began to hire recruits to fill those positions.
Wraith was highly protective of his younger sister, Senior Tech Mitsuko Kitsune “Silver Lotus” and while he overlooked her mildly annoying rebellious streaks, was ultimately concerned for her well-being and was considered a dependent for many years. Also, as a result of the “School of Hard Knocks” incident, Mitch and Dame Modesty Scrope “Viper” had become lovers. Although many questioned her motivations, the two remained an item for many years, and despite local rumor and expectation, their relationship seemed to work on some level.
Wraith piloted a slightly modified WVR-6R Wolverine for some time, and then piloted a highly modified BLR-1G Battlemaster for several years, that suited his personal style well. He eventually piloted a AS7-D Atlas in the latter part of his career as a BattleMech pilot. His tech crew was led by the very capable Tech Anna Vansen, though she was assisted by Tech Tanner Carzyn, a knowledgeable technician in his own right. The pair worked well together, and were assisted often by whichever AsTech was available at any given moment. The pair had developed an unusual attachment to Wraith in a very short period of time, and among AsTechs, working on Mitch’s BattleMech was always a pleasure.
In late-3029, during Contract – Operation : “Purple Demon”, he was kicked by a Crusader, critically lost his balance, and then fell back onto a tree stump, where his previously damaged Head shattered, killing him instantly. The ramifications of this death are yet to be ultimately determined.