Morgan Hasek-Davion

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At Age of 45 in 3050

Morgan Hasek-Davion (b. 3005[1] – d. 3060[2]) was an early 31st century House Davion nobleman who later became Duke of New Syrtis and Minister of the Capellan March. He was the son of Michael Hasek-Davion and Marie Davion.[3]

He later was Marshal of the Armies of the Federated Commonwealth as well the commander of the second Star League's Task Force Serpent.

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[edit] Character history

[edit] Early life

Morgan attended The Warrior's Hall on New Syrtis, and, after two years there, transferred to New Avalon Military Academy.[4] After graduating, he was assigned to served with the Davion Heavy Guards in 3027.

With his assignment to the Davion Heavy Guards, Hanse Davion used this as a means to keep Morgan's father in line. Morgan as designated Hanse's heir to the throne of the Federated Suns. As time went on, Morgan had grown more estranged from his father and his devotion to House Davion became more important than his any loyalty to his father. By coming to New Avalon, he felt he had come home.[5]

He was asked by Hanse to be his best man at his wedding on Terra, which he accepted wholeheartedly. Though he was happy to be Hanse's best man, he felt caught between his uncle and his father's secret feud over the throne. He strongly believed his father was wrong to try and usurp the throne. After the public announcement of him becoming Hanse Davion's best man, he took a long walk to consider his situation. After passing the Davion Peace Garden, he found himself coming to rescue of young women being mugged. He easily overwhelmed them and rescued the injured women, Kym Sorenson.[6] The rescue marked the beginning of a relationship between the two of them.

Morgan, when not dating Kym, devoted his studies to military history and improving his command abilities. She became so close to him that he played private holovids from his father.[7] Unknown to Morgan, Kym was a MIIO agent who secretly reported to Quintus Allard about these activities. Quintus reported to Hanse Davion that Morgan's abilities are greatly improved and his loyalty remained firmly with the Prince. Quintus also endorsed Morgan's abilities. Morgan's reading of historical and current battle reports led him to apply them to simulations to try out his ideas to leading a flight. Copies of his efforts slipped quietly to Quintus Allard's hands where he had them tested. Test results indicate this is the highest scoring of any individual the minister had ever seen. He reported to his prince that Morgan was reliable and he could take command destroy any Capellan unit they lay before him.[8][9]

[edit] Fourth Succession War

After the break out of the new war, Morgan was detached from the Davion Heavy Guards and forced stay on the sidelines. This was to ensure that the heir-apparent was kept alive, but Morgan became restless to prove his worth and wanted to bring glory to House Davion.

Morgan pushed Hanse to release him in the war, citing that he had never been prevented from fighting before when he served with the Davion Heavy Guards.[10] Morgan told Hanse that he understood he needed to be there as the Heir-Designate but he still felt the urge to hit the field. Hanse responded that he was needed on New Avalon, in reserve for when he needs him the most. Morgan grudgingly accept Hanse's opinion regardless of how restless he felt.

[edit] Battle for Kathil

On 6 August, Morgan was rushed from training to Hanse's office private office at his palace. His uncle first apologized to him for holding him back for so long and not trusting him fully. He then told him he was sending him on a critical mission to save the JumpShip yards of Kathil from being crippled by an inbound Liao strike force. In addition to this, he must take whatever troops he has left and conduct an extraction raid on Sian to retrieve the agent who warned them.[11] He was told that he would only have Kathil's green militia, a reinforced company and the survivors of the Fifth Syrtis Fusiliers to fight with. That night he departed for Kathil, to rescue the Federated Suns from what Hanse Davion said would be their destruction.

By the end of the month, Morgan arrived on Kathil. He met with his old classmate and friend Captain Andrew Redburn, now a veteran commander of a reinforced company for the Davion Light Guards. On 29 August, Morgan took Andrew and rest of his officers on a tour of the Kearny-Fuchida Yare Industries's Microwave Broadcasting Station. The tour was led by the Broadcasting Station's Fredek Vebber.[12] After a brief tour showing how the station uses microwave bursts to power its orbital factories, Morgan asked if it was possible to use the tower to hit an incoming hostile DropShip. Vebber refused to even consider it and refused to take orders from someone he viewed as an upstart noble. Morgan then asked a tech if he was able to do what he asked and the tech agreed that he could easily. Morgan pulled out his pistol, pointed it at Vebber and informed him that he is not needed.[13] He then gathered the men and women of the Kathil Capellan March Militia's Third Battalion, Davion Light Guards's Delta Reinforced Company, and 5th Syrtis Fusiliers's Omega Company together at Kathil's reserve base. He announced directly to the Kathil CMM Third Battalion that they were to be the core of a new military command. He said they had been gathered together to fight what could be Suns' most desperate fight of the war. House Liao planned to strike at the venerable shipyards, and their newly-formed unit would fight them and stop them. He named them the 1st Kathil Uhlans.[14]

On 7 September, the Liao invaders arrived. At Morgan's command, Yare's broadcast dish used a powerful micro beam burst to destroy one of the Death Commandos' Union-class DropShips. He took command of the First Kathil forces defending the Median Power Company's geopower plants against the Fourth Tau Ceti Rangers and, after flanking them, pushed them into a hidden minefield. After his forces managed to defeat the Rangers, he moved to assist Andrews's battle against the Death Commandos. Morgan was able stop an enemy Cataphract closing in on the Yare broadcasting complex.[15]

After the battle, he received a debriefing from his men regarding the status of their regiment. Morgan announced that he brokered a deal with the Fourth Tau Ceti Ranger's DropShip crews: they would be repatriated to Tikonov if they did a job for him.[16] He told them they had orders to conduct an extraction raid, posing as Fourth Tau Ceti Rangers. In disbelief, Redburn told him they would be blown away for failing their mission to hit Kathil. Morgan's response was that the "Rangers" would not be shot down; they will have a valuable prize for the Chancellor.[17]

On 22 October, Morgan's ships arrived in orbit around Sian. Prior to their landing, Morgan talked to his friend Andrew Redburn. Andrew seemed to be bothered. Andrew tells Morgan that he was conflicted by having to kill his old friend, Justin Xiang. Morgan told him that he knows how he feels, that he did not want to kill him for the sake of the lost friendship they developed on Kittery. Morgan explained to Redburn that his relationship with his father had gone the same way.[18] Morgan told him that he needed to let go of Justin, the way he did with his father since they were now changed people.

As their DropShips descended to the DropPort, Morgan ordered the DropShips to fire the LRM launchers with special chemical rounds. The thick gases created by the LRM rounds caused the newly-enhanced myomer of the Liao 'Mechs to burn once their armor was breached.[19] He led his forces to maul Warrior House Imarra. After the last of the Liao defenders were defeated, he guarded the Overlord-class DropShip as Davion agent Justin Allard boarded the ship with Duchess Candace Liao[20]

On 16 November 3029, Morgan and the other key people from his operation, including Justin Allard, attended an official gathering at Avalon City's Notre Dame Cathedral. His uncle, Hanse Davion, honored him by telling the people of the event of his accomplishments and frustration being held back in the war. For saving Kathil and rescuing Davion agents on Sian, he inducted him into the Order of Davion. Also, despite Morgan refusing any reward, he gave him a letter. An overjoyed Morgan read the letter and explained that Hanse's wife Melissa Steiner was pregnant, which finally relieved him of the burden of being Hanse's heir.[21]

[edit] 3029–3030

Morgan married his beloved Kym Sorenson. The couple had three children together.[22] He also was given the title Marshal of the Armies for the newly-formed Armed Forces of the Federated Commonwealth.[23] Named Champion of the AFFC, he commanded armies under the command of First Prince Hanse Davion.

[edit] War of 3039

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[edit] Clan Invasion

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[edit] Task Force Serpent

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Marshal Hasek-Davion was selected to lead Task Force Serpent, a multinational strike force intended to invade the Clan Smoke Jaguar homeworld, Huntress. He was assassinated via poison before arrival in Clan space, leaving command of Task Force Serpent to General Ariana Winston of the Eridani Light Horse.

[edit] Family and children

With Kym Sorenson Hasek-Davion he has three children, his elder son, George, daughter Angela and younger son Cyrus. Morgan Hasek-Davion declared his family would no longer carry the Hasek-Davion surname name and only be known as Hasek.

[edit] Titles and ranks

Preceded by
Michael Hasek-Davion
Field Marshal & Minister of Capellan March
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Succeeded by
George Hasek II


Preceded by
Michael Hasek-Davion
Duke of New Syrtis
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Succeeded by
George Hasek II

[edit] Battlemechs

Early in his career, Morgan had been noted Atlas pilot, using the 'Mech during the Fourth Succession War, and beyond. He was later given a Clan Daishi OmniMech which he would have used for Task Force Serpent if he were not murdered on the way to Huntress.

[edit] Quotations

Communication is inarguably the lifeblood of the army.
  — General Morgan Hasek-Davion

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[edit] References

  1. Era Report: 3052, p. 66, "Morgan Hasek-Davion Profile"
  2. The Hunters, ch.30
  3. Warrior: Riposte, p. 164
  4. Warrior: Riposte, p. 124
  5. Warrior: Riposte, p. 56
  6. Warrior: Riposte, pp. 56-59
  7. Warrior: Riposte, p. 121
  8. Warrior: Riposte, pp. 121-122
  9. Handbook: House Davion, p. 5
  10. Warrior: Riposte, p. 255
  11. Warrior: Coupé, p. 208
  12. Warrior: Coupé, pp. 226-227
  13. Warrior: Coupé, pp. 229-230
  14. Warrior: Coupé, pp. 231-233
  15. Warrior: Coupé, p. 246
  16. Warrior: Coupé, p. 249
  17. Warrior: Coupé, p. 250
  18. Warrior: Coupé, pp. 285-286
  19. Warrior: Coupé, p. 300
  20. Warrior: Coupé, pp. 312-313
  21. Warrior: Coupé, p. 322
  22. 20 Year Update, p. 88
  23. 20 Year Update, p. 88 - "Morgan Hasek-Davion personal profile"

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