|Died:||30 December 3136|
Kev Rosse (b. 3094 – 30 December, 3136, aged 42 years) was the founder, leader, and heart of the Spirit Cats, an offshoot of Clan Nova Cat based in The Republic of the Sphere. He created the Spirit Cats to return his Clan and people to a "purer" type of society. He led the Cats until his assassination by a unknown sniper on the world of Addicks.
Kev Nova Cat was trueborn on Shitara in the Nova Cat Prefecture. A powerfully charismatic ristar, he went on his first vision quest at the age of 16, and two years later won his Trial of Position and was assigned to a front line unit in Prefecture III. By 3121 he was a Star Colonel and won the Rosse Bloodname. Three years later he was named Galaxy Commander of the Nova Cat forces based in The Republic of the Sphere.
Creation of the Spirit Cats
Prior to the fall of the HPG network in 3132, Kev Rosse had a horrific vision of a large predator stalking the Inner Sphere. The Great Blackout reinforced Rosse's belief in his vision, leading to his decision to create a new Nova Cat lineage, the Spirit Cats. Driven by his visions and his "cult of personality", the new faction migrated from world to world trying to find a safe haven.
Personality and Philosophy
Before he was killed by a sniper, former Republic Senator Kev Rosse founded the Spirit Cats, a group dedicated to the ideals of Clan Nova Cat. Just what those ideals are (besides following their "visions") is up for debate, as the Spirit Cats have been wandering more or less aimlessly since Rosse was killed.
Kev Rosse's frequent visions are balanced by his practicality, making him a valuable asset to the Spirit Cats. Recently, his visions revealed to him an imperative for the Spirit Cats to find the place that will allow them to achieve the next stage of their destiny, and he has begun sending teams to explore planets with the potential to fulfill this vision. More personal is his recent vision of a large predator stalking the Inner Sphere. He looks forward to defeating the fulfillment of this vision one on one. He generally prefers his 'Mechs light and fast, but he had a special spot for the Cave Lion, which he used when in combat with Shiva Keshik; indeed, he seems to have embraced "Anima" as a totem 'Mech.