Auri Tilson

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Auri Tilson
Also known as "Coach"
Born 2991
Affiliation Independent
Arena Gladiator


Auri Tilson grew up in the backwaters of the Outworlds Alliance, craving the excitement his ancestors had eschewed. There was a war out there, and he was far too young to appreciate how it had barely touched his home. When he was old enough, he enlisted and opted for off-planet service.

By the end of his first tour, he'd realized that while he enjoyed working in a BattleMech unit, he disliked the discipline of military life. He mustered out and went to Solaris VII, where he spent ten years working his way up through a stable, starting out as a pilot and eventually becoming a coach and manager. But he spent many seasons falling short of his tournament ambitions. Noting the exodus of several up and coming young stars from Solaris VII, he came up with a plan to travel the Periphery, recruiting from among the mercenaries there for a new stable that could at last win the Grand Tournament.


Auri "Coach" Tilson is one of 62 MechWarriors designed by BattleTech (video game) Kickstarter backers of Mercenary Mechcommander and above. Featured only in the apocryphal computer game BattleTech video game, the character is considered apocryphal as well.[1]


  1. BattleTech(Video Game)