Campaign of the Month: June 2014
Battletech : The Farscape Campaign
Senior Tech Joseph Marakov
Joseph Marakov is a Veteran General Tech NPC.
Joseph leads his own squad in the Ground Technical Group of the “Dingo Pack”, and has taken lead of that sub-unit in the “Pack”. He bows to the experience of his brother, Master Tech Thadeus Marakov on salvage issues, and lets Master Tech Grant Brown deal with matters in the Motor Pool.
Joseph’s specialty is in fusion engines. He is a superb technician, and oversaw many of the AsTechs assigned to the company in duty missions. He speaks English, Polish and a little German, but has little to say of civility to anyone in any language.
Once a technician in the Shipil Company factories on Skye, he was recruited by his older brother during a stay in a planetary prison where he’d been sent for unionist efforts and “hooliganism” in the early 3000s. He has come to a difference of opinion on many subjects with officers in the company, but has shown loyalty to the unit as his only family. Always something of a misanthrope, with a dim view of people who think they can order him around. His friendship with his brother is old and deep, however, and he respects his brother to the point he’s one of the few who can “order” him to do something, if he sees the value in it.
His single weakness seems to be a generalized hatred of people and authority, other than his brother. He is a grumbler who does not go out of his way to pick fights, but who doesn’t avoid them either. He especially hates anyone who tries to order him into anything that doesn’t involve his standard repair regimin. He thinks little of any dependents attached to the unit, calling them “a pack of old folks and squalling brats” but he would not think about leaving them to torture or other bad ends.
He will resist any suggestions to alter the basic load-outs on a Mech under his control, even in the interest of improving its tech-level. He can, however, be won over if his pilot has good tech skills themselves, in which case, he might better see the reasoning behind the suggestions, as the two can then speak the same language.