Campaign of the Month: June 2014
Battletech : The Farscape Campaign
Pirate-Lord Cyr Milligan - Deseased
Ex-Patirate of House Kurita
Pirate-Lord Cyr Milligan was a former Colonel of House Kurita, and wanted by that state for “…Crimes Against Humanity…”. In a nation renowned for the Kentares Massacre, that’s saying something. He was reported to be a Veteran NPC BattleMech PIlot, and a very good tactical commander. He piloted an assault AS7-D Atlas, equipped with CASE, a LosTech Gauss Cannon and a Dual “Command” Cockpit to great effect.
His former title of “Starlord” was false, and an attempt to make himself seem more important than he was. The origin of his LosTech and three Fortress-Class DropShips remains unknown.
According to his basic bio, Cyr Milligan was a typical MechWarrior, who rose through the ranks despite having at least one caucaisian parent. Serving initially in the 2nd Legion of Vega, he was given a brevet promotion and assigned to bring several conscripted companies of infantry, armor and cobbled-together Mechs to reinforce the 19th Galedon Regulars on Tabayama, near the Outworld’s Alliance. His demi-battalion rebelled en-route, and commandeering their transport assets, jumped into that Periphery state and began a series of raids across the worlds of the nation, before jumping towards Tortuga. He and his troops have been raiding among the Periphery worlds for parts, water and supplies, seemingly with no plan or reason beyond survival.
Always something of a “dandy”, Milligan had been rather flamboyant, and a fan of both cats and body-modifications, namely his genetically-grown tail. He rarely dressed in the standard black suit of a typical StarLord officer, choosing a powder-blue pirate’s suit as his standard uniform. His unit had no standard paint-scheme or uniform, though they had taken to using the pirate theme to their greatest possible extent.
Rumor placed Milligan as a self-declared “Starlord”. Little was known of this organization, but membership tends to be fairly exclusive, rating the Starlords as something of a “Gentleman’s Club” among pirates, in an organization known only as “The Brotherhood of the Void”. Although they rarely work together, each “cell” of the Brethren are powerful, independent raiders, who do not raid each other, and meet, on occasion, to plan joint actions. Milligan’s position as a Starlord, however, must be supported by the ownership of some sort of token, recognized by the others.
His claim to membership in The Starlords – “The Brotherhood” has since been disproved. Cyr Milligan’s unit logo was a stylized cat skull in pastel purple.
The pirate-lord died when his Atlas took a catastrophic strike to the Head during combat on System – Tashrakaar at the hands of Captain Michael Anderson “Fixer”. Only a handful of his Mechs, their one remaining Union-Class Dropship, the Horror of Hades, and their last JumpShip, The Mourning Star are presently at large.