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Arano Restoration

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Arano Restoration
Organization Profile
Type Political group
Founding Year Between 3022-3025
Dissolution year: Regained control over parent organization
Parent Organization Aurigan Coalition

The Arano Restoration was the resistance movement led by High Lady Kamea Arano against the Aurigan Directorate of House Espinosa in the Restoration War.

History[edit]

In 3022, High Lord Tamati Arano II and his wife Serena died in a JumpShip accident. Santiago Espinosa appealed to his heir, as he had her father, to bring all systems under the direct rule of the Aurigan throne, which she rejected out of hand. In a bloody coup, Espinosa deposed Kamea and, believing her dead, created the Aurigan Directorate.[1]

Lady Kamea found a covert ally in the Magistracy of Canopus, who provided funding and support through Lady Ana Maria Centrella. The Canopians helped her to hire a mercenary company that had aided the Aranos in the past, and with that to build around, Kamea Arano created the Arano Restoration, reconquering her realm world by world.[2] Other, lesser powers and houses in the region, fearing annexation by the Directorate, also donated to the Restoration, including family BattleMechs.[3]

After the Taurian Concordat withdrew their support of the Directorate, Kamea Arano's forces were able to end the war with the conquest of the Coromodir system, though a rogue Taurian DropShip, the Iberia, did attempt to intervene and was brought down.[2]

After the war's end, the Restoration, through Lady Arano with the aid of Lord Alexander Madeira, retained dictatorial control of the Coalition, though they have stated their intent to restore the Founding Council.[4]

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The information after this notice comes from apocryphal sources; the canonicity of such information is uncertain.
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The following is from the BattleTech Video Game and, while that is an official product, it does not meet the definition of Canon.

The Arano Restoration was a faction of the Aurigan Coalition led by Kamea Arano after an assassination attempt on her life. The Restoration's goal was to free planets under the brutal control of the Aurigan Directorate. With the help of mercenary forces and liberated House units of the Aurigan Coalition, their influence would spread throughout the reach. The Restoration emerged victorious after their final battle on Coromodir, ending with the defeat of the Aurigan Directorate and Kamea taking her rightful place on the throne.[5]

History[edit]

In 3022 Lady Arano Kamea survived a coup which deposed her family from power; hiding for three years to avoid detection, she built support in the Magistrate of Canopus for her return. In the first openly waged battle Lady Arano heard about Raju's brutal death, and she vowed to work together with House Lords and common citizens alike to overthrow the tyrannical Aurigan Directorate. During this time she would go to various planets to help them break the hold of the Directorate. Lady Kamea (with the help of the mercenary forces) recovered the Argo and used it as a way to help bolster the defense of the Restoration. The Restoration, with the assistance of the mercenary forces, helped Lady Kamea with liberating planets, one by one, until the battle reached Coromodir, ending in the defeat of the Directorate.[6]

Personnel[edit]

Kamea Arano - Founded the Arano Restoration to fight against the Directorate. Piloted the Kintaro and Atlas II BattleMechs.

Alexander Madeira - Liaison to the Mercenary Commander and adviser to Lady Arano.

Raju Montgomery - Though not a part of the Restoration, he did take part in training Kamea and served as a motivator for the Restoration. Piloted the Centurion BattleMech.

Simon Karosas - Though wary of the Restoration, he pledged his support in exchange for her mercenaries.

Farah Murad - Engineer responsible for restoring the Argo.

Sumire Meyer - Navigation Officer and DropShip Pilot hired by Lady Arano.

Darius Oliveira - XO of the Mercenary Command hired by Lady Arano.

Yang Virtanen - Chief Technician of the hired Mercenary Command.

Charybois - Restoration MechWarrior, pilots the Highlander BattleMech.

Kanaloa - Restoration MechWarrior, pilots the Black Knight BattleMech.

Raynard - Restoration MechWarrior, pilots the Griffin BattleMech.

Composition History[edit]

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Arano Restoration

  • CO: Kamea Arano

3025[edit]

Arano Restoration

Markham's Marauders
2nd Decimis Fusiliers

Members Gallery[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. House Arano (The Aurigan Coalition), p. 12
  2. 2.0 2.1 House Arano (The Aurigan Coalition), p. 13
  3. House Arano (The Aurigan Coalition), p. 42: "BattleMech History"
  4. House Arano (The Aurigan Coalition), p. 17
  5. BattleTech (Video Game)
  6. BattleTech (Video Game)

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