Campaign of the Month: June 2014
Battletech (Farscape) : The New Breed
Governor (Major) Frank Castle
Military Governor of Aurora Landing
A war veteran, Frank Castle is a master of martial arts, stealth tactics, guerrilla warfare, and a wide variety of weapons. He is considered a Veteran Star Marine NPC Trooper. He once lead a StarGuards marine squad assigned to the * “Cerberus Command”, traditionally the unit assigned to the “Pandora’s Box” as personal guards.
Although loyal to his employers, he constantly questions the Dingoes ability to run a larger organization. In his position as head of Security aboard “The Factory”, he took the lead in defensive preparations of “his” station, and saw himself as all that kept the place from descending into chaos.
Known for his perma-scowl and dismal view on the human spirit, he was respected by his troops. Although somewhat harsh, his management of the security forces aboard the Factory were marked by constant training regimes, with an emphasis on 0-G Ops.
Today, he is operates as the military governor over Aurora Landing and leads its assigned technical and military forces. He had no direct family for many years, but in 3036, married Mary Aurora, and soon had a daughter, named Scintilla. Two years later (3039) they also had a son named Gram.
Originally hired on System – Heroditus, Frank Castle is a professional soldier, who joined the Dingoes with the intent of travelling and getting paid to do what he loves. His files claim he served in the local defense force on that planet, known as “Lone Star”, but that he left them because of their rampant corruption and inability to halt real crimes.
In the years since, he has participated in several raids on bunkers, DropShips, and even a JumpShip among other locations, and has even engaged in the initial “recon” mission into the System – Cassandra, to investigate the claims the Colonel might have on a chunk of valuable rock, as well as the following scouting mission into The Rock, that led to a great deal of war materials and salvage of “The Freedom of the Stars”.
Once “The Factory” went active, he was assigned as the head of security of that facility, and has taken an active role in its defensive preparations and hiring new troops ever since. Based on his experience as a marines officer, their training was an important aspect of all security troops under his command, and remains just as valuable.
In late-3031, he was re-assigned as the military governor of the potential off-world holdings centered at Aurora Landing and its nearby support dome. in preparation for his leading the local force of planetary militia, he was promoted to the rank of Major, and given charge over the company of marines assigned to garrison the location. By early-3032, he had organized the 1st Aurora (Guards) Infantry Regiment from the local military force, who now operate as a loosely-formal planetary militia force.
His marine support was recalled in 3036, though several officers and troopers remained behind as leading officers in the Aurora Guards. Also in 3036, he married Mary Aurora, and settled into the control of the potential as a planetary governor of a far-flung colony world of the Iron Dingoes. He deployed his newly-equipped forces in a standard army pattern, engaging his forces in all-out war against the local dome cities, something they were unaccustomed to, and by mid-3036, had subsumed both the nearby Dauntless and Candor factions.
He engaged the technical caste of all these factions in support of a unification of the clans, a task which they secretly supported despite the warrior culture masking their planet’s population, and gained increasing support through the Iron DIngoes own technical and trade network. rebuilding the monorail system of these domes was integral to these efforts, and while under the guns of the increasingly capable forces he controlled, set about establishing this network, as well as rebuilding the central starport to facilitate regular export of the planet’s key resource, its Heavy Industrial Armor – “Dingo Hide”.
Wide-scale import of the Iron Dingoes Jamerson-Ulikov Water Purifier proved timely, as the influence of the Abundance Faction began to rise in response to the development of the Aurora Faction Council. Raids continued for the better part of a decade, while work continued on the planet’s monorail system and by 3046 led to its formal completion. Within two years, the Abundance Faction dissolved, and the remaining major factions acknowledged the Aurora Faction’s superiority, quickly adapting to the new technology, as their own technical castes adapted to their counter-part’s efforts.
With the unification of the planet’s factions in 3048, Governor Castle has begun to look off-world as a means of expanding the efforts of his warrior culture, and increasingly the planet’s soldiers are finding a place among the armies of the off-world Iron Dingoes growing assault legions. While minor raids against outlying independent colony factions still exists, off-world expansion is the only future for maintaining the warrior culture of the Gorian Clans.