Christian Kell

Christian Kell (Born 3026- Died 3073)[1] was a MechWarrior officer in the Kell Hounds Mercenary Unit. He was the son of Patrick Kell and ethnic Draconis Combine artist Takara and nephew of Morgan Kell.

Character History[edit]

Early Life[edit]

Patrick was unaware of the existence of Christian as Takara decided not to inform him of the birth of their son, so that Patrick would not be forced to stay with him/them.

Christian discovered the identity of his father after his mother’s death and also discovered that he had a brother. He confronted his uncle Morgan Kell at the age of 16 in 3042 on the world of Arboris.[2] After Christian presented evidence of his origins, Morgan took a leave of absence from the unit and took him to Outreach where he received officer training from the Wolf's Dragoons. MacKenzie Wolf took a particular interest in his training, and Christian even served briefly with the Wolf Spider Battalion before returning to the Kell Hounds.[3]

Clan Invasion[edit]

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Jihad & Death[edit]

By 3072 Christian had risen to the rank of Lt. Colonel and was the acting commanding officer of the Kell Hounds’ 1st Regiment.

In August 28th, 3073, the unit was based on New Exford when the Word of Blake's 50th Shadow Division attacked. The raid devastated the unit after the 50th's "head hunter" squads successfully killed Christian. Demoralized, the unit's morale broke, causing them to take heavy casualties. Also devastated was Morgan Kell who on hearing the news declared three days of mourning in remembrance of the dead. [4]


Are the Kell Hounds good? Damn straight. No one pays us to be lousy.
  — Major Christian Kell, Kell Hounds, Outreach, 15 Jan 3051


Character Notes[edit]

  • Christian's first name was chosen by his mother to reflect that he was the son of a Christian man.[citation needed]
  • For much of his career and during the Red Corsair crisis Christian Kell piloted a Clan-modified Thunderbolt. The Thunderbolt was also his father's choice of 'Mech. [5] During Operation Bulldog he piloted a Stormcrow OmniMech. [6]
  • Even after serving with the Kell Hounds and Wolf's Dragoons for over a decade, Christian Kell still followed a largely Kuritan lifestyle as of 3051, much to the surprise of Shin Yodama. [7]


  1. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 37, "Kell Hounds attacked on New Exford"
  2. [1] BattleTech main site's Kell Hounds timeline.
  3. More Tales of the Black Widow, p.??[citation needed]
  4. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 37, "Kell Hounds Attacked on New Exford" - Christian Kell killed by WoB head hunter units. His death causes Morgan Kell more emotional pain.
  5. Natural Selection, p.??[citation needed]
  6. The Dragon Roars, p. 54
  7. Blood Legacy, p.??[citation needed]