Campaign of the Month: June 2014
Battletech (Farscape) : The New Breed
MechWarrior Elias Whitlocke "Stargun"
The Colonel's former pilot and bodyguard
Eilas Whitlocke was a professional mercenary, originating from the Capellan March of House Davion. He had his origins as a MechTech, but found his “true calling” as a pilot, formerly achieving the position as the CO’s bodyguard/unit non-com in the Stargun Merc Company.
Trooper Elias was a Regular NPC Mech Pilot. In addition, he was a noted average (Regular) technician and has skills in both Zero-G tactics and Vacc Suit operation. He was assigned as Lord (Major) Michael Ruxbondy “Paladin”s personal pilot of the unit’s command Mech, a BLR-1G Battlemaster. As such, he was privy to information outside his rank as a simple Mech “Trooper”, but was allowed into the inner discussions due to his unique position as the CO’s pilot. Furthermore, he acted as the CO’s personal bodyguard and has the responsibility to ensure the CO’s Mech was always operational, often directing the technical team assigned to it’s maintenance, thus freeing the Colonel for other matters.
A former non-com of the Stargun Mercenary Company, Elias Whitlocke is a talented trooper who formerly piloted a CN9-A Centurian BattleMech. He lost his position when Voice of the Iron Dingoes took his Mech’s head off with an AC/20. He miraculously survived and was subsequently captured and then hired to assist in walking the unit’s salvage from the battlefield.
He served as the CO’s personal pilot, under a standard “Leash Contract” of one year, re-enlisting time and time again, and seemed to enjoy his position.
On January 26th, 3024, on System – Drellesarr, during a raid on a pirate stronghold, Stargun died due to massive damage when a Medium Laser and quickly thereafter, a PPC blew past the Head armor of his Battlemaster, killing him instantly. He is fondly remembered by all the Line pilots, but no power in the Verse could save him this time.