Monday, November 15, 2010

Player Dossier: Lymm "Poe" Mao

"Poe" at the card table
1st Davion Guards Dossier

Type: Mechwarrior

Name:  Lymm Mao

Callsign:  Poe

Unit: 1st Davion Guards, 7th Company

Battlemech: Raven RVN-3L

Specialty:  Sensors, SRMs

Status: KIA, Port Arthur, Operation Bulldog

Poe hails from a long distinguished line of House Liao Mechwarriors. The Mao's are a family full of honor, rich tradition and service to the greater good.  Hailing from the St. Ives commonality his family was torn when the St. Ives Compact declared independence from the Capellan Confederation after the fourth succession war.  Poe's Grandmother Zai Mao had been a Captain in the Death Commandos perhaps the most feared unit in all of the Inner Sphere.  While Poe was was only 5 years old, he knew he was destined to be just like his Grandmother and become a Commando.  However, his parents chose to stay loyal to the St. Ives Compact.  With his dreams of serving in the Death Commandos shattered at a young age, the great grandson of the honorable Zai Mao, has taken a very different path.

Poe had the best tutors and education, martial arts training and philosophic instruction through his upbringing on the St. Ives Compact.  However, he has followed a more primal urge at every available opportunity. In his teens he impregnated a cousin out of wedlock.  In high school he was a “person of interest” in a prostitution and gambling ring. In the academy he was again in trouble for gambling and professional female companionship.  Thou no longer a “person of interest” he was this time indited and sentenced. Thankfully with the influence of his family was let off with minimum time and pressed into service. Unfortunately for his family he continued to be a stain on the family tradition until it was arranged that he be sent to serve for Davion in a Mechwarrior exchange program.

So far that has been a good deal for both him and his family, Davion tends to run looser and over look various recreational pursuits when indulged in by a skilled Mechwarrior. He was transferred to the 1st Davion Guards just before Operation Bulldog, by a CO who was concerned the way his daughter was talking about Poe.  It is safe to say that Poe is the most "colorful" mechwarrior ever to be a member of the Guards.

His skills in a Mech are exceptional, undoubtedly due to the “grooming” he received as a youth and despite being an “outsider” his reckless courage when facing the enemy have earned him if not respect, a begrudged acceptance amongst his fellow Mechwarriors.

(Written by Poe, edit by Rangerrob)

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