Katie Ferraro

Katie Ferraro
Bornca. 3126[1][2]
AffiliationFox Patrol
ParentsScarecrow (adoptive father)[1]

Katie Ferraro was cofounder and, as of 3148, commanding officer of the Fox Patrol.[3][4]


Katie Ferraro grew up on Jerangle. Her parents supported her in her dreams of becoming a MechWarrior, and in her youth, they arranged for her to be apprenticed to one of Jerangle's few 'Mech Techs, Potsdam Town-based Scarecrow. In 3142, her parents died in an accident and Scarecrow took her in.[1]

On 13 May 3143, while exploring the wilderness around Potsdam, Ferraro came across a forgotten Kell Hounds Kit Fox, lost for decades. She repaired the BattleMech in secret, intending to surprise Scarecrow with it. At the end of July, a surprise came that forced her hand: the Red Stripe Raiders attempted to extort money and supplies from Potsdam. Motivated both by the need to protect the town and a 12,500 kroner reward for fending the pirates off, Ferraro revealed her 'Mech the next day, destroying the Red Stripe Raiders. She then began negotiations for an ongoing protection contract with Mayor Marjorie Warhammer, moving on to a budding career as a mercenary.[1] Scarecrow continued to teach Ferraro and helped her maintain and improve the Kit Fox, but before May 3145, he died of cancer.[3]

In the coming years, Ferraro continued working as a mercenary. Along the way, she was approached by a two-person mercenary unit, debt-ridden boyfriends Arkee Colorado and Evan Huxley; in exchange for repairs, they joined under her command, making her Captain and first commanding officer of a new unit: the Fox Patrol. The unit did small jobs around Jerangle, running at a narrow profit margin.[3]

On 22 May 3145, Ferraro, as part of the Fox Patrol, helped destroy the Jerangle Raiders in defense of the city of Gothenburg.[3]

For three years, Ferraro's unit kept working on Jerangle, building up funds until at last, in August 3148, Ferraro purchased a rundown and allegedly "hot" Confederate-class DropShip, the Fox Den. Able to move off-planet, the now six-person unit moved on to Kaesong to hunt a bandit 'Mech, a Kodiak, on behalf of the magistrate of Vangelis City. The battle was a hard fought one, but the Patrol downed the rogue Ghost Bear. However, once the job was done, their employer refused to pay, so she had to abandon her plans to keep the salvaged Kodiak, instead selling its salvage to feed the Patrol.[4]


Katie Ferraro piloted the Kit Fox she found in the Jerangle wilderness. She gave it the name Kagekitsune, Japanese for "Shadow Fox."[1][3] She felt a strong personal connection to her 'Mech, one that kept her from replacing it, even for a bigger 'Mech.[4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 The Secret Fox
  2. The Fox Hunt
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 The Fox Patrol
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 The Fox and the Bear