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Kisho Nova Cat (b. 3116- d. 31??), is a member of the Mystic Caste. a subcaste of the Warriors of Clan society, unique to Clan Nova Cat. Kisho was bred as all Nova Cat Mystics are, with Minoru Nova Cat as genemother, denying him a bloodname, but he was not bothered by this fact. Rather, for much of his early life, he could not accept his actual role in Clan Nova Cat; he refuses to accept the plausibility of Mystics or Visions in general, and for a great time treated his role as a game, putting on "acts" to prove his ability while believing he really had none. However, as he went on it becomes increasingly more difficult for him to continue the "charade", and he became increasingly angry and bitter to himself and everyone around him, sparing his rage only for Hisa, a fellow Mystic who he felt a certain bond to and openness with. It was in this setting that his Clan agreed to help Tai-Shu Katana Tormark in retaking the last of the Dieron District still held by Republic worlds, where his cluster and three others were sent as a Galaxy in taking Saffel, Athenry, and Styx, and Kisho's disbelief was put on trial as he must act as a Mystic despite disbelieving it.
Return of Spirit Cats to the Fold
One of the missions given to Kisho while in the Republic by his OathMaster Kanaye, was to announce to the Nova Cats in the Republic who lived in Enclaves and were currently moving and fighting on their own accord and the whims of Kev Rosse, those known as Spirit Cats, that they would be welcome and encouraged to once more be full members of Clan Nova Cat. News of this reached Kev Rosse, and he eventually met with Kisho on Athenry, where he listened to the Mystic's words, but did not give an absolute answer to rejoining. This leads to suspicion from Kisho's rage.
Combat in the Republic
The Cluster to which Kisho was attached to was sent to take Athenry, at that time occupied by forces loyal to Bannson's Raiders. During this time, Kisho experienced both luck and failure, as his initial "guess" as to where the Raiders are hiding turned out to be true, but it was only a small encampment, and the Raiders continue to make daring strikes against the on-planet Nova Cats and Dragon's Fury with impunity. The Star Colonel leading his Cluster, Tivia Rosse, begins to take affront to Kisho's inability to foresee and therefore stop the raids, and eventually calls in for another Mystic, Tanaka, to assist in taking the planet. Tanaka is murdered however, by an unknown foe in an incredibly brutal fashion, and after this, Kisho departs on a Visions Quest, seeking assistance from the third Mystic, Hisa.
When Kisho arrives to the planet Styx, where Hisa's Cluster was deployed, he recieves a Vision of "Spirit Cats" and "Lesser Dragons" killing and feasting on a fully-grown Nova Cat, and when he awakens, he finds Hisa too has been slaughtered gruesomely. Before collapsing, he warns the other Nova Cats to attack any Spirit Cats on sight, and after several weeks of coma-like status, he awakens on a DropShip, before preparing a force to hunt down Galaxy Commander Kev Rosse and his Spirit Cats, determined that they are responsible for the Mystics' murders.
Kisho eventually hunts down Kev Rosse and a Trinary or so of Spirit Cats to Ozawa, where they engage in combat through the deserts and dust storms of the radioactive planet. Kisho is eventually defeated by Kev Rosse in his Cave Lion, and as the two men, abandoning their BattleMechs, begin to talk, Kisho witnesses Kev Rosse's assassination. Following that, the Spirit Cat warriors under Kev Rosse move to be taken as bondsmen into Clan Nova Cat, believing in Kisho as a Mystic. From this utter pure belief, and his own slowly-breaking shields against his heritage, Kisho begins to accept his Mystic status and the ability of Visions, and vows to take vengeance on the killer of the Mystics and Kev Rosse.
Kisho piloted a Wendigo BattleMech and is quite proficient in it. In some of his battles he was even assisted by his powerful mysticism, almost like precognition where he was able to target where his enemies would appear and how they would fire, being able to hit and dodge with great ability. This powerful force he exhibited led to his eventual acceptance of Mystic status.
- Heretic's Faith, p. 93, 99 - "Kisho, Hisa, & Tanaka birth"