Campaign of the Month: June 2014
Battletech : The Farscape Campaign
LtJG Trooper Shiv
LtJG Trooper Shiv was a leader-type found among the survivors of the Star Talons boarding forces. He has since recanted and taken service with the Iron Dingoes, leading a squad of trustworthy troops from his former command, as well as three recovered former pirates. Calling themselves “Shiv’s Star Talons”, they had taken a place among the unit’s Militia in * “The Cerberus Command”.
LtJG Trooper Shiv is the best recruit taken from the Militia force, and has proven himself capable, loyal and talented. Skilled in melee combat, wrestling and free-fall activities, he is a very diversely skilled soldier. He is a Veteran NPC Marine.
LtJG Trooper Shiv was once a militia trooper serving in the AFFS, who retired and spent some time wandering among the stars trying to find a place. He took service with the Star Talons, because he needed the work, and they offered very good terms and wages. The freedom to loot and rape was a bonus to most in his position, though he wasn’t very fond of the “bonus pay”, and simply took it as part of the role of being a pirate.
Following his surrender to the Iron Dingoes boarding forces aboard the “Star Talon”, he was identified as a possible means to keep his fellow pirates in-line, especially since he was tough, no-nonsense, and just as capable of ensuring order with his fists as his words. He seems “converted” to a life as a mercenary, but no one trusts any of the former troopers of the Star Talons very much.
His constant efforts in support of marine operations have earned him a promotion to a junior officer in the marines, following the unit’s Contract – Operation “Steampunk Shuffle”. He is now leading the star marine platoon in the mercenary command, all equipped in the unit’s elite Iron DIngoes “Warlord Mk2” Field Kits.