Angela Bekker

Angela Bekker
Also known as “The Claw”
Affiliation Clan Ghost Bear
Rank Star Captain
Profession MechWarrior

Angela Bekker was a Star Captain in Clan Ghost Bear. She was noted for leading the Stalking Bears Trinary of the Eighth Bear Cuirassiers.


Early Years[edit]

Angela Bekker achieved her Bloodname while piloting a Warhawk OmniMech.[1] She achieved the Clawing Ritual in February of 3059.[2] She had to get bionic fingers because of self-inflicted injuries sustained during the ritual.[3] From all this she gained the nickname "The Claw", which she despised.[4] She later managed to master the bagpipes.[5]

Clan Invasion[edit]

She fought on Jarett as part of the Seventeenth Battle Trinary of the First Bear Guards against the Ninth Alshain Regulars during the Second Wave of Operation Revival.[6] She also was mentioned to have been a part of the Fifteenth Striker.[7] It is also stated she fought on Tukayyid.[8]

Posting to Delta Galaxy[edit]

In January of 3062, she was transferred into Delta Galaxy. This came at the request of Khan Bjorn Jorgensson.[9] She was tasked with creating a new Trinary under Star Colonel Dana Vishio, then commanding officer of the Eighth Bear Cuirassiers.[10] She was given first choice of warriors and equipment, which was unusual.[11] She was informed that they were being stationed on Toffen as the only garrison unit [12]

Formation of New Trinary[edit]

Star Captain Bekker worked to form her Trinary quickly. She picked a Star Commander Constant Tseng whom she had met on her way to Alshain as her second in command and in command of the Striker Star.[13] A Star Commander Stone was selected as commander of their Sweep Star. They searched out selected various other warriors. There was a mix of trueborn and freeborn members [14] Their Trinary became known as The Stalking Bears. [15]

This Trinary was composed of three stars. Her Command Star was a mix of assault and heavy OmniMechs, Striker Star was designed to be a mixture different weight classes, and Sweep Star was designed be light and fast 'Mechs, which also included Elementals,[16]


The Stalking Bears assumed garrison responsibilities on Toffen in February of 3062. During their time on Toffen, Clan Wolf initiated a Trial of Possession for the world in March of 3062.[17] This trial was led by the 7th Battle Cluster, under Star Colonel Dirk Radick.[18] This was an extended trial fought for 46 days, unlike most clan trials that lasted minutes or hours.[19] The Stalking Bears defeated not only a Trinary but an additional Binary.[20] They managed to force the Wolves into Hegira.


Star Captain Bekker earned the Shield of Tseng, which is the highest award possible for a Clan Ghost Bear Warrior.[21]

Refusal Of Promotion[edit]

Star Captain Bekker was offered a promotion to Star Colonel, an uncontested Trial of Position, which she refused on the rationale that she did not want to face a potential decision where she would order a unit to be sacrificial bait as her Stalking Bears were. [22]

Aff, Galaxy Commander. Especially if the price is my conscience or my honor

--Speaking after the Award ceremony following the Trial on Toffen [23]

Political Views[edit]

Star Captain Bekker was more Warden then Crusader in her views as she told Dirk Radick following the Trial.[24]


These are the BattleMechs known to be piloted by her:


  1. Roar of Honor, p. 3
  2. Roar Of Honor, "Prologue"
  3. Roar of Honor, Prologue
  4. Roar of Honor, p. 20
  5. Roar of Honor, p. 22
  6. Roar of Honor, pp. 18-19
  7. Roar of Honor, p. 19
  8. Roar of Honor, p. 24
  9. Roar of Honor, p. 24
  10. Roar of Honor, pp. 22-24
  11. Roar of Honor, p. 25
  12. Roar of Honor, p. 26
  13. Roar of Honor p. 26, 29)
  14. Roar of Honor, p. 29.
  15. Roar of Honor, p. 68
  16. Roar of Honor, pp. 28-30)
  17. Roar of Honor, p. 102
  18. Roar of Honor, p. 102
  19. Roar of Honor, p. 255
  20. Roar of Honor, p. 255
  21. Roar of Honor, p. 256
  22. Roar of Honor, pp. 257-258
  23. Roar of Honor, p. 258
  24. Roar of Honor, p. 251
  25. Roar of Honor, p. 69