Aris Sung

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Aris Sung
Born 3034
Died 5 August 3072

Aris Sung (Born ca. 3034 – 5 August, 3072) was a MechWarrior of Warrior House Hiritsu.

He entered into the service of the House at an unusual age of 13 years (he was too old to join the house by regular means) by stealing Crescent Moon and asking for a place in the house before he returned it. He rose through ranks and commanded a company during the siege of Kaifeng. He also participated in the Capellan - St.Ives war.

Biography[edit]

Early Life[edit]

Aris Sung grew up on Randar as an orphan, and it is implied he was a thief by 3047. He admired House Hiritsu who resided on the world and wanted to join their ranks.

At thirteen years of age Aris Sung won admission to Warrior House Hiritsu by impressing House Master Virginia York with his audacity and maturity when he broke into the Houses's stronghold and stole Crescent Moon. It was at that young age that he merited the ire of future House Master Ty Wu Non, establishing an irascible relationship that lasted throughout Sung’s career with the Warrior House. Sung entered training later than most other applicants, but applied himself and had, by 3051, become a member of House Hirtisu’s infantry battalion. It was in this role that he was present on Gei-Fu to subdue a BattleMech (a Stinger) single-handedly, saving the life of House Master York in the process. This earned him a promotion to the House's BattleMech battalion in the 'Mech he captured.

Kaifeng[edit]

By 3058 Sung's obvious abilities and brilliant mind had earned him the position of Lance Leader in the BattleMech battalion, and he was instrumental in the attack on Kaifeng. When traitors from within House Hiritsu conspired with the Kaifeng Sarna March Militia to bring down the Warrior House and succeeded in killing House Master Virginia York, Sung advanced to Company Leader, uncovered the conspiracy, and helped the House battle its way to victory.[1]

On Kaifeng, Aris befriended a young thief named Li Wynn, who assist him to operate behind enemy lines. After the campaign was over, Aris paid Li for a trip offworld, as he promised, but instead the thief, admiring Aris, joined Warrior House Hiritsu.[2] Li became a veteran warrior, a fanatic and bloodthirsty one, distancing himself by Sung and despising his worries about the savagery of Capellan-St. Ives War until he died heroically in a suicide charge during the battle of St. Ives.[3]

Capellan-St. Ives War[edit]

When the Chancellor chose to tour the Capellan worlds along the St. Ives Compact border, it was Aris Sung and House Hiritsu who oversaw much of his security. In his personal journal Sung wrote of how the Xin Sheng movement had revitalized the Confederation's populace and military, and his own pride in serving as head of the Chancellor's honor guard, as well swearing to protect his ruler against any St. Ives treachery, for if Sun-Tzu Liao died the Confederation's revival would die with him.[4]

Sung's suspicions about his Compact brethren appeared vindicated when the Blackwind Lancers struck at the Chancellor's entourage on Hustaing, though Sun-Tzu himself had instead returned to Sian briefly. Sung and the Hiritsu warriors drove the Lancers off, never realizing that Sun-Tzu had in fact instigated the attack using a Maskirovka agent in the Lancers. In the subsequent war with St. Ives, Sung and the Hiritsu warriors remained near the forefront of the Capellan advance.

Together with other Capellan forces, House Hiritsu was present on St. Ives when the CCAF took that world. Sung was often the voice of compassion and reason within the Warrior House during this period, a role that House Master Ty Wu Non encouraged him in, despite their past differences.[5]

Word of Blake Jihad and Death[edit]

Aris was send to planet Farandir, on the Magistracy of Canopus, along with a team of his house, to make contact with a supposed anti Blakist resistance cell. But Aris and one of his mates, both in BattleMechs, were discovered and attacked by the Blakist immediately. Both were destroyed, but survived. Aris managed to escape, but was tracked and attacked by Setiwah, a female Manei Domini blakist. She cut him a had and later stabbed him at the hearth with a sword. Aris awakened, weeks later, on a Resistance cell base who said had rescued him from a Blakist laboratory. The Blakist have keep him alive and put him an artificial heart.[6] After his cell managed to contact with Aris team, found them killed, except for one communications expert. He put him in contact with another resistance cell lead by another of Aris mens. Aris contact with him, but the resistance base was stormed by Blakist troops, murdering everybody... but ignoring him. Aris was confronted by Setiwah and the leader of the first resistance cell. Then, he was informed the first cell, really, was a Blakist unit, and Aris had never been rescued from a lab. In fact, he was a Blakist project, codenamed "the Prince", (the name Setiwah gave him) to help the Blakist locate the real resistance cell, thanks to a transponder inside his artificial hand. After thanking him his unwilling service to The Master, Setiwah turn off his heart, kissing him while he dies.[7][8]

Philosophical and/or political views[edit]


BattleMechs[edit]

Aris Sung was awarded the Stinger he had defeated when he was promoted from House Hiritsu's infantry to MechWarrior. By 3058, he piloted a Wraith (an unusual design originating from the Free Worlds League) which he painted gunmetal blue and served most of his active career with.

Quotations[edit]

Without the Warrior Houses, the Capellan State would collapse as the eagle falls without her wings.

References[edit]

  1. Binding Force
  2. Threads of Ambition, p. 15
  3. The Killing Fields, p. 215
  4. Shattered Sphere, p. 64
  5. Era Report: 3062, p. 88
  6. "counterattack", With carrion men p. 103
  7. "counterattack", With carrion men p. 151
  8. Field Report: CCAF, p. 9

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