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|Born||9 November 2766|
|Instructor of Clan Wolf|
|Parents|| Aleksandr Kerensky (father)|
Katyusha Lumilova (mother)
|Spouse||Dana Kufahl (lover)|
Born on Terra, Andery spent most of his childhood hiding from Stefan Amaris' soldiers during their occupation of the Terran Hegemony, although he did later serve with the local resistance forces in Moscow. Andery's identity as the elder Kerensky's son remained hidden following the Liberation of Terra by the Star League Defense Force and the subsequent collapse of the Star League. Only after the SLDF's exodus from the Inner Sphere was Andery revealed as the general's son.
As tensions within the fleet grew, a naive Andery was manipulated by his elder brother Nicholas into expressing support for mutinous elements among the exiles. When the Prinz Eugen and eight other ships mutinied and split off from the fleet, Aleksandr held Andery as partly responsible for the crisis, and ordered him to serve as part of the boarding party of 160 marines headed by Major Elizabeth Hazen that would be tasked with recapturing the Prinz Eugen and its small rebel fleet. Andery was also forced to partake in the subsequent execution of the mutinous officers.
The Pentagon Worlds and Strana Mechty
After the Pentagon Worlds were colonized, Andery tested out of the active SLDF, but did well enough to be granted a post as an instructor at the Eden Military Academy. By the time the Pentagon slid into chaos around 2800 he had risen to command a battalion. When his father gave the orders for what became known as the DeChavilier Massacre, Andery publicly rebuked him and spent time in a detention cell before escaping after Aleksandr's death.
Andery joined his brother on Strana Mechty and over the next twenty years served in a variety of roles. His background as an instructor led him to being employed as Nicholas' eyes and ears among the newly formed Clans as they prepared for the return to the Pentagon. Andery also proved to be an advocate for the civilian population of Strana Mechty, and also worked as a problem- and dispute-solver among the Clans. Andery developed an especially close relationship with Clan Wolf during this time, one which would have far-reaching consequences.
Although initially serving as an aide to Nicholas Kerensky, Andery disliked the role and joined the Clan Wolf forces on Eden. He served as a leader during Operation KLONDIKE, but on 1 December 2821, Andery's BattleMech was ambushed by a reinforced lance while he was alone in Cameron Park. Though Andery inflicted significant damage to his attackers, he was slain by deliberate shots to his cockpit.
Andery's death sent his Wolf comrades into a frenzy, and his killers were hunted down and slaughtered. Together with those of his brother and sister-in-law, his genetic heritage was joined to Clan Wolf.
Much of Clan culture was influenced by Andery Kerensky. The word "aff" (which replaced "yes" in Clan English) was a childhood habit of Andery's that became used by students at the Eden Military Academy; the Trial of Position has its roots in Andrey's bet with four of his cadets and the subsequent simulated fight against four of them; and Surkai was the surname of an officer from the Prinz Eugen that Andrey was forced to personally execute after the mutiny. Most significantly, zellbrigen - the Clan's rules of one-on-one combat - was introduced by Nicholas as a response to the manner of his brother's death.
The relationship between Andery and Nicholas Kerensky was always a cold one, with the elder Kerensky viewing his brother as weak and a disgrace to the family name. For his part, Andery saw Nicholas as an egotistical man with a messiah complex, and resented the fact that their father favoured Nicholas. Following Aleksandr's death in 2801 and their subsequent exile to Strana Mechty, the relationship between the two brothers grew more respectful, and Andery proved to be one of the few people able to stand up to Nicholas and temper his often outlandish ideas and policies.
While serving as an instructor at the Eden Military Academy, Andery met and fell in love with Dana Kufahl; though they never married, the two maintained a relationship that lasted until Andery's death.
Sarah McEvedy also became close to Andery during the Pentagon Civil War, considering him her best friend and ally, and admiring him for his independent streak and his ability to understand Nicholas's plan for the Clans - combining the useful ways of the past with a vision for the future. She also believed that he understood his brother Nicholas best of anyone. His death was the only time she questioned her loyalty to Nicholas, until the events leading to the fall of Clan Wolverine. She believed that Andery would have approved of her actions in the attempt to defend her Clan.
"Andery" is not an actual Russian given name, and is most likely a misspelling of the actual Russian name "Andrey" (which is the Slavic form of the name "Andrew," and is also spelled "Andrei").
Andery was the right arm of Nicholas in the founding of the Clans, and often was cited as the control rod on Nicholas's wilder ideas, serving as his confidant and conscience. With Andery's death, Nicholas was free to act unchecked, and some conspiracy theorists suggest Nicholas orchestrated his brother's death to have free hand after Operation KLONDIKE. This was also a deeply-held belief of Khan Sarah McEvedy. However, no evidence has ever been found, and there is evidence than Nicholas was deeply affected by his brother's death. .
- Historical: Operation Klondike, p. 105 - "Andery Kerensky Profile"
- The Clans: Warriors of Kerensky, p. 7 - "Exodus"
- Historical: Operation Klondike, p. 16, Major Elizabeth Hazen, Personal Journals, 28 September 2785
- Jade Falcon Sourcebook, p. 9, "Elizabeth Hazen"
- Betrayal of Ideals, "Book I: Foundations of Fate"
- Betrayal of Ideals, "Book II: Treachery's Stage"
- Technical Readout: 3050 Upgrade, p. 208 "EXT-4D Exterminator"
- Historical: Operation Klondike p. 98