|Title(s)||Countess of Coromodir|
|Parents||Tamati Arano II (father)|
Serena Espinosa (mother)
Kamea Arano was the High Lady of the Aurigan Coalition.
Kamea Arano was the daughter and heir of the previous High Lord, Tamati Arano II, and she was raised from birth to assume the throne after him. When her parents died in a JumpShip accident in 3022, the Coalition was in the midst of diplomatic talks with the Taurian Concordat over the status of systems along their shared border, though these had reached deadlock. Her uncle Santiago Espinosa, who had been chief adviser to her father, recommended dissolving the Founding Council and taking direct rule over every planet in the Coalition, which Lady Kamea firmly rejected.
Santiago and his daughter Victoria Espinosa responded by launching a bloody coup, during which Lady Kamea was presumed killed. Lady Kamea survived and was able to escape, however, and returned a few years later with the covert support of the Magistracy of Canopus and the overt assistance of Markham's Marauders. Leading the Arano Restoration, she reclaimed world after world until the Restoration War ended on her home planet of Coromodir VI. Her uncle was executed for treason and her cousin Victoria died piloting a King Crab.
After the war, High Lady Kamea set out to rebuild her realm's defenses, strengthen diplomatic ties with neighboring states, and suppress domestic dissidents and treason. She retained many of the changes to the Coalition's governing structure made during the Directorate without adopting the title of Director, though she stated her intent to restore the Council to its former authority.
Her chief advisor was Alexander Madeira, who assisted with domestic and diplomatic matters and also functions as General of the Aurigan Coalition Military. Rampart Company, however, reported directly to her.
As daughter of Serena Espinosa, she had a valid claim to House Espinosa after the death of Santiago and Victoria, though as of 3025 the Espinosa holdings remained in legal limbo.
For most of the Restoration War, Lady Kamea piloted a KTO-18 Kintaro. For the final assault on Coromodir, she was in an "unusual" Atlas.
Titles and Positions
In addition to being High Lady, Kamea Arano was also Countess of Coromodir, or Ali’i nui of Coromodir.
|“||For the Reach!||”|
--Kamea's battle cry in combat.
Kamea Arano was the leader of the Arano Restoration. She is described as "brave, idealistic, and determined. She was set to inherit the throne of the Aurigan Coalition after her father's unexpected death, but was betrayed and driven into exile where she watched as her people were subjected to a cruel dictatorship.
She fights to free her people from the brutal dictatorship led by the Espinosa family known as the Aurigan Directorate. She is known to have been a MechWarrior, utilizing the Arano family BattleMech, a KTO-18 Kintaro, at first and later a recovered Atlas II that was regarded as the most powerful individual 'Mech in the entire region.
Running into a Coup
As Raju, the MechWarrior, and Kamea were making their way to the Coronation, two Arano Royal Guard 'Mechs turned on them after being found out. As expected, she would be attacked by Directorate forces led by her cousin Victoria soon after. She would later escape to the DropShips thanks to the assistance of the MechWarrior and Raju. However, shortly after takeoff her DropShip was attacked by Directorate aerospace fighters, which brought down the DropShip with both Lady Arano and Lord Alexander aboard. With the destruction of the DropShip, Kamea was presumed dead by the Aurigan Reach, and the Directorate.
As it turned out, both Kamea and Alexander survived the DropShip's destruction and went into hiding for over three years, whilst Raju also survived and was pulled from the wreckage of his 'Mech, eventually being transferred to a prison camp on Weldry which housed many other political prisoners. Kamea meanwhile would begin to gather sympathetic citizens within the Reach, and with the backing of the Magistracy of Canopus (which, pragmatically, did not want to see the Capellans or Concordat gain more power by absorbing Aurigan territory, but also didn't want to provoke direct conflict) providing connections and financial support, she began to raise a restoration movement, hiring a team of mercenaries to act as deniable assets. Initially she was simply gathering supporters to gain back her birthright, but when she personally participated in the strike against the prison camp on Weldry and found Raju (who is implied to have died only a short time before the camp was liberated), she saw the awful conditions there and became even more motivated, not just for herself but for the common people who had also suffered terribly under her uncle's tyrannical rule. While she would gather ruling house members and civilians to join her cause, Kamea used the mercenaries to handle important tasks and weaken the Directorate forces.
Retaking the Throne
After a series of operations that left most of the Directorate in shambles and denied the support of its Taurian allies, Lady Kamea offered both her uncle and her cousin the chance to stand down. While Santiago realized his mistakes and conceded, Victoria broke down in the face of realizing what she had done and refused, insisting that if Lady Kamea wanted to save her friend then Kamea would have to fight her to the death. A somewhat one-sided battle ensued between Kamea (backed up by the mercenaries) and Victoria, and with the death of Victoria the Aurigan Directorate ceased to exist. Kamea would take the throne, restoring peace to the Reach at last. To show her gratitude to the mercenaries who aided her, she canceled their debts, released their services to her, gave her Atlas II away, and as a bonus, also gifted the crew the one-of-a-kind Argo.
Kamea piloted a Kintaro KTO-18, a family heirloom.
Upon finding an ancient Star League base on Artru, she upgraded to an Atlas II, which she gave to the Mercenary unit that helped her to regain her nation.
Behind The Scenes
Kamea's voice was portrayed by actress | Gin Hammond.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 House Arano (The Aurigan Coalition), p. 27, Kamea Arano profile
- ↑ House Arano (The Aurigan Coalition), pp. 11-12
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 House Arano (The Aurigan Coalition), p. 12
- ↑ House Arano (The Aurigan Coalition), p.13
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 House Arano (The Aurigan Coalition), p. 6
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 House Arano (The Aurigan Coalition), p.17
- ↑ House Arano (The Aurigan Coalition), p.18
- ↑ House Arano (The Aurigan Coalition), p.25
- ↑ House Arano (The Aurigan Coalition), p. 24
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 10.2 Harebrained Schemes LLC: Kickstarter Update #33: "Introducing the Main Characters"
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 "BattleTech Video Game"