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|Daniel Webster Allard|
|Died||12 June 3069|
|Parents||Quintus Allard (father)|
Tamara Kearney (mother)
|Siblings||Justin Allard (half-brother)|
Daniel Webster Allard was a MechWarrior with the Kell Hounds. Dan, as he was more commonly known, steadily rose up the ranks of the unit, to full command of the unit after Morgan Kell retired from active command. The brother of Justin Allard and uncle of Kai Allard-Liao, Dan married Morgan's illegitimate daughter Megan Kell.
Allard was assigned to the Kell Hounds by Hanse Davion for his six year assignment in 3015. During the Hounds' final action on Mallory's World in 3016, then-Lieutenant Daniel Allard commanded the Scout/Recon Lance of First Company, First Battalion ("Relentless Wolves"). After the battle, he found himself holding the unit together after Morgan Kell reduced the Hounds to a battalion-sized unit.
During the Battle of Luthien during Operation REVIVAL, Allard and his signature Wolfhound were present during the fighting against Clan Smoke Jaguar and Clan Nova Cat. Allard continued to pilot the 'Mech despite rising to command of the Kell Hounds, until his death on Graceland in 3069 during combat against Clan Jade Falcon.
Death and Legacy
Daniel Allard was killed in combat with Clan Jade Falcon forces on Graceland, on 12 June 3069, when they abandoned zellbringen. His killer, ironically, was his nephew's friend, Taman Malthus. Daniel's death was deeply felt by the Hounds. Despite Allard being replaced at command by Akira Brahe, the troops were so demoralized by their loss than had to evacuate Graceland. On Arc-Royal, Duke Morgan Kell declared a week of mourning, and Margrave Adam Steiner postumously awarded Allard with the Alliance Medal of Honor in a heartfelt ceremony on Atocongo.
Originally piloting a Valkyrie, Daniel Allard sacrificed it to temporarily stop Yorinaga Kurita on Styx. After its destruction, Allard received a prototype Wolfhound, which became his signature 'Mech and he piloted it until his death. At some point during the Clan Invasion, his 'Mech was fully enhanced with Clan technology.
- Jihad Hot Spots: 3070, p.??
- Field Manual: Mercenaries, p. 65
- Mercenary's Handbook: 3055, p. 63
- Warrior: Riposte, ch. 25
- Warrior: Riposte, p. 42
- Warrior: En Garde, p. 26: Dan reflects it had been only eleven years since he joined the Kell Hounds (in 3026).
- The Kell Hounds, p. 27
- Warrior: Riposte, p. 52: Daniel tells Morgan Kell about the hurt Kell inflicted on him.
- Luthien, p. 50: "Defender"
- Technical Readout: 3050 (Upgrade), p. 32: "Wolfhound"
- Jihad Hot Spots: 3070, p. ??
- Mercenaries Supplemental Update p. 75
- Warrior: En Garde, ch. ?
- Warrior: Riposte, ch. ?
- Field Manual: Mercenaries (Revised) p. 77: "Kell Hounds"