Thursday, March 10, 2011

Player Dossier: Patrick "Warlock" McDreamy

1st Davion Guards Dossier

Type: Mechwarrior

Name:  Patrick McDreamy

Callsign: Warlock

Unit: 1st Davion Guards, 7th Company

Battlemech: Vemon SDR-9K

Specialty:  Light Mechs

Patrick McDreamy started his piloting life making courier runs for his father’s company on Bacrelona, a Lyran Commonweath world the borders the periphery.  The rough terrain of mountains, ravines and constantly blowing gale force winds give Barcelona a unique culture and commerce structure. Specialized mechs were used to transport goods along the wildly uneven ravine floors as the surface winds were too violent to allow air travel. The dexterity needed to navigate the crags and gulches as well as avoid the random whirlwinds that plagued the ravines would have granted most couriers a spot on an Olympic team. The same was true of Patrick.

Eventually wanderlust set in and he left his homeworld of Barcelona and followed his love of mechs, not into a house army, but to the Mecca of all mech sport enthusiasts – Solaris VII. Initially he found work as a junior astech, which basically meant he drove the mech retrieval truck for one of the arenas. It wasn’t until he was assisting a senior tech in the repair of a Hermes 4S and took the mech for a test run around the speed track that his exceptional skills were noticed. Patrick activated the MASC on the mech and consequently broke the track lap record. The manager of the Hermes’ mech pilot witnessed the event and soon had signed Patrick up as a pilot for his newest venture: NASMECH racing.
His first season on the circuit he was an alternate driver and only saw one race midseason when the primary was in detox. He had been a bit overzealous and wound up trashing his mech and that of another racer when he overestimated his clearance and drove them both into the wall.

The next season the team picked up a second mech and Patrick was allowed to race full time. Playing it a tad more conservatively he finished toward the front of the pack and garnered a small amount of notoriety. Unfortunately he had only a handful more races under his belt when the clans attacked.

Word came that his homeworld of Barcelona had been overrun by Clan Jade Falcon in the initial waves of the Clan invasion.  Devastated, he reached out to his team owner, wanting out of his contract to seek revenge.  The owner, Hugh Gibbs, a well to do Davion business man, didn't want to see Patrick throw away his life by leaving Solaris just to join up with some lowly Merc Unit.  Gibbs secured Patrick a training position on New Avalon's NAIS.  Patrick graduated with honors, excelling with light mechs in a scouting role.   Now a member of the 1st Davion Guards, 7th company, Patrick hopes to put his skills to liberating the inner sphere. 

Addendum:  With the 7th lacking any light mechs, Warlock has taken the controls of a Hunchback IIC.  "At least the armor is like a light mech", he jokes with his fellow mechwarriors.

(Written by Gregg, Edit by RangerRob)

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