Anika Janssen

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Anika Janssen
Born 3026
Affiliation KungsArmé
Clan Wolf

Anika Janssen (born 3026- died ])

Physical description[edit]

Her delicate feathures, long blonde hair give Anika the beauty than attracts many admirers, but the steel in his blue eyes warns away most of them. As she lost most of her friends in the Clan Invasion, was reluctant to made more. Beside the pilots under her command, whom she treats like family, the only Columbus personnel she associates are Tai-sa Otanashi and Precentor O'Bhaoil. Despite his ComStar Precentor rank, she wears a mixture of pilot uniform and Clan Wolf clothes.[1]


Born on planet Gunzburg in 3026, shortly before the planet's liberation from Draconis Combine, her family belonged to the Tyr independence movement. Her father joined the Gunzburg Eagles eight years later, and she joined them as she was old enough. During her training, she met Tyra Miraborg, the daughter of Gunzburg's Valdherre, and both became best friends, and in 3045, entered active service. In 3049, when Tyra leaved the planet to join the First Rasalhague Drakons, Anika followed her.

The Clan Invasion found the Drakons in the first lines since the beginning, and their unit managed to obtain a small victory against Clan Ghost Bear fighters. When the Clan Wolf attacked Rasalhague, in July of 3050, the Drakons were assigned to escort the Elected Prince Magnusson away from the capital, but the fighters, before made a devastating attack against the Wolves on ground, under their own initiative.

Months later, when still escorting the Prince Haakon Magnusson in their escape, they were surprised, in the system Radstadt, by the unexpected arrival of a fleet of Clan Wolf ships. The Drakons attacked their ships, buying time to the Prince's ship to escape. It was then when Tyra's fighter was damaged, and she made a suicide attack, ramming the bridge of the WarShip Dire Wolf, the Clan Wolf flagship, killing the invasion leader, the IlKhan Leo Showers, and halting the invasion for a year. Anika survived , but was devastated by her friend's death.[2]

The new year saw Janssen transferred to the Third Drakøns, and saw action against the Clans on Memmingen, Satalice and Skandia. On Skandia, the Third Drakons were destroyed, with the little survivors, Anika included. She was taken as Bondsmen of Clan Wolf. During the Refusal War, Anika was accepted again as warrior, and followed Khan Phelan Ward to the Exile. In the battle of Morges, she helped to defeat the forces from Clan Jade Falcon Peregrine Galaxy.

When Khan Ward allowed to leave those members of his force unwilling to suffer exile, Anika was one of them. She joined ComStar, and was assigned to units defending Free Rasalhague Republic.

In 3058, Precentor Martial Anastasius Focht transferred Anika to the Explorer Corps, for her knowledge of the Clans, arriving to the Periphery base of Columbus, being assigned as base naval commander and advisor to the Corps advisor staff.[3]

Jihad and Death[edit]

It is unknown if Haruka was still in Columbus at the beginning of the Jihad, but if it was there, he must have died in the Blakist razing of Coluymbus, in 3070.[4]


  1. Explorer Corps (Sourcebook) p. 28
  2. Explorer Corps (Sourcebook) p. 53
  3. Explorer Corps (Sourcebook) p. 53
  4. Jihad Final Reckoning p. 46