Dirk Radick

Dirk Radick (Born 3026)[1] was a thirty-first century Trueborn Clan MechWarrior and Officer in the ranks of Clan Wolf.

At Age of 50 in 3076

Character Description[edit]

Hardline politically aligned Crusader in Clan Wolf, Dirk was intelligence and blood thirsty warrior who still abided by Honor in his earlier years.[2] He cultivated a hatred for freeborns.

History[edit]

Early Life and Career[edit]

By age 23, Dirk had become a Star Commander, he saw action during the Clan Invasion as part of the 7th Battle Cluster's Trinary Battle.[3]

Clan Invasion and Tukayyid[edit]

As part of the 7th Battle, Dirk's unit first saw action on the Periphery world of Crellacor in September of 3049. The unit grounded fought in Trial of Possession against the Oberon Confederation's 3rd Oberon Guards with support of the mechanized infantry of Crellacor Guards. Despite his Cluster's being out weight by 3rd's Assault 'Mechs, his Cluster would pounce Assault 'Mechs of the 3rd and its infantry support soundly.

He would see action over the years on various worlds such as Skallevoll, Vantaa and furious fighting on Maestu with the whole of Gamma Galaxy fighting the 1st Lyran Guards.[4]

On Tukayyid in May, 3052, Dirk's unit would win honor being part of fighting to claim cities Skupo and Brzo. He and his unit would moved with 4th Wolf Guards and 3rd Battle Clusters as part of the assault on Skupo. During the march, elements of ComStar's 10th Army would attempt to repulse their thrust to the city. With aide of saKhan Natasha Kerensky's 13th Wolf and 4th Wolf Guards Dirk's unit continued advanced and seized Skupo. His unit along with other Gamma Galaxy Clusters would left to garrison the city, as Clan Wolf moved take Brzo.[5]

As Commander of the 7th Battle Cluster[edit]

After the Refusal War, Dirk was among the survivors of his Cluster. As part of the reborn Clan Wolf, he rose to become its next Star Colonel. As it commander he engaged his unit took part in Harvest Trials, where he rebuilt his unit taking best of other crusader Clans forces for his own. His unit developed into extremist who's pro-crusader outlook was hated other clans and his own. His unit would clash with fellows of Gamma Galaxy, including freeborns of the 271st Assault Cluster. In 3058 he led the Seventh Battle Cluster to Tomans, where the unit fought against the Fifth battle Cluster of Clan Jade Falcon.[6]

In 3062, his unit would undertake an unauthorized incursion into Clan Ghost Bear's space in an attempt to take Toffen. Defended by only Trinary of OmniMechs due to the Dominion War, Dirk would try take planet in a Trinary to Trinary battle. His opponent, Star Captain Angela Bekker, would stretch the length of Trial of Possession for weeks, wearing down Dirk's forces using guerrilla tactics. By end of the Trial, Dirk Radick's Trinary would be exhausted and nearly out of supplies. He would be forced to call down an additional Binary of troops try finish off Bekker and her forces. However, his force would be lured into trap, where his unit would consumed by furious fires of grass field forcing him to concede the trial. As they finally returned to Altenmarkt, he would find the Clan Ghost Bear had conducted a military campaign into Clan Wolf's space. Altenmarkt and other worlds would fall to the Ghost Bears while he was away trying take Toffen. [7]

Despite his failure to capture Toffen, leaving his post unauthorized and losing much honor of the affair, Dirk would retain command of the 7th Battle. He and rest of his parent Galaxy would be shifted to Clan Jade Falcon border, where his unit be stationed on Rastaban.[8]

The Jihad and As Second-in-Command of Delta Galaxy[edit]

As the Jihad raged, Dirk would be transferred to Delta Galaxy as Katya Kerensky's second-in-command. As her executive officer, his transfer to Delta was seen as a move on Khan Vlad Ward's part to undercut the Kerensky's warden influence on the Galaxy, as well effectively taking away her command of Delta. However, the horrors of the Jihad created by the Word of Blake would convince him that Kerensky's views of Clan Wolf getting involved in fighting to destroy Blakist are right despite her political views as a Warden.[9]

Eventually, his Delta Galaxy would get selected to fight with Devlin Stone's Coalition of troops liberate world of the Word of Blake Protectorate.[10] In August 3078, he and Delta Galaxy would partipate in Liberation of Terra. His unit would be assigned to Task Force Mallet and attack Luna with Jade Falcons' Alpha Galaxy, DCMS's DEST, and Star Seeds mercenary command. His Galaxy's Elemental would take facilities on the ground from TerraSec in several days of fighting.[11]

Dirk Radick was named one of the first Paladins of the Republic of the Sphere.[12] He was killed during Operation VINDOLANDA, the Republic's counterassault on Tikonov. While holding a river crossing near Arkhangelsk, he was killed by a lance of 'Mechs from Warrior House Tsang Xiao in 3083. This gave him the dubious distinction of being the first Paladin to fall in battle.[13]

Legacy[edit]

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BattleMechs[edit]

Radick piloted an Adder, up to and during the Battle of Tukayyid.[14]

Notes[edit]

Titles and Positions[edit]

Preceded by
Carmin Winson
Star Colonel of Clan Wolf's 7th Battle Cluster
Clan Invasion Era-Jihad era



Succeeded by
Unspecified

References[edit]

  1. Masters and Minions: The StarCorps Dossiers, p. 119 - Dirk Radick birthdate noted in bio.
  2. Roar to Honor, - Novel highlights Dirk Radick's balancing act between Honor and aggressiveness.
  3. Wolf Clan Sourcebook, p. 91 - Dirk Radick first mentioned as Bravo Battle Star's Star Commander in the 7th Battle Cluster.
  4. Wolf Clan Sourcebook, pp. 56, 58, 61, 64 - 7th Battle's actions while Dirk Radick served as Star Commander during the Clan Invasion.
  5. Tukayyid, p. 90 - 7th Battle Cluster which Dirk was assigned is noted as fighting on Tukayyid. Their noted as taking part of capture of Skupo and his galaxy's garrison duty there.
  6. A Wolf in the Eyrie
  7. Roar to Honor, pp. 44-50, 99-105, 114-121,129-137, 164-166, 176-183, 198-212, 214-215, 223-229, 232-233, 247-252, - Summary of key events involved Dirk Radick with Toffen invasion.
  8. Field Manual: Updates, p. 53, 74 - Dirk Radick still listed as commander of the 7th Battle as of 3067.
  9. Masters and Minions: The StarCorp Dossiers, pp. 118,123 - Dirk Radick bio's includes his status as 2nd in command of Delta.
  10. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 77 Traitors or Opportuntists? - Dirk's Delta Galaxy is noted fight over supplies captures on Rigil Kentarus in 3078.
  11. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, pp. 96, 104 - Delta Galaxy noted in fighting in Word of Blake Protectorate and invasion of Luna.
  12. Field Manual: 3085, p. 17
  13. Field Manual: 3085, p. 18
  14. Wolf Clan Sourcebook, p. 91, "Trinary Battle", Dirk Radick pilots a Puma

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