Knights of the Republic of the Sphere
|Knights of the Republic of the Sphere|
The title Knight of the Sphere was granted within the Republic of the Sphere.
Disbandment and Legacy
The end of the Republic signaled the end of its Knights. Some, like Maeve Stirling, returned to their homeworlds; in her case, Northwind. Others, like Justin Hall, became Mercenaries, but all renounced to their titles. In fact, in Galatea, a lot of ex-RAF soldiers claimed to have been Knights, but that only gave them a bad reputation.
Many years later, the ethos of the revived Gunslinger Program in the new Star League was modeled (with some changes) on the Knights of the Republic of the Sphere with access open to any worthy Clan or Spheroid personnel and likewise offered sources of inspiration for the public and other military personnel to emulate.
The title Paladin of the Republic is the highest true title within the order. Numbering eighteen members, seventeen Paladins and the Exarch form the Council of Paladins the ruling body of the Republic, with the final member being the secretive Ghost Paladin.
Republic Exarchs, from time to time, granted honorary knighthood to distinguished individuals, generally scientists and artists. Honorary knights included scientist Pierre Cormier and composer Eduard Bioucek.
Known members of the order
- Alexi Holt: Knight who led a mission to oversee HPG reactivation on Wyatt in 3135.
- Álvaro Dávila: A veteran Knight appointed to lead the newly formed XV Principes Guards in 3145.
- Andrew McKenna:
- Angelina Costello: Knight-Errant, KIA on Wei during the Capellan Crusades.
- Anthanassios Raptis: Knight, served in a Knights Command lance, under Consuela Dagmar.
- Burton Marik-Davion: son of Paladin Victor Steiner-Davion, KIA on Wei during the Capellan Crusades.
- Casper Van Ostrand: Knight-Errant, KIA on Wei during the Capellan Crusades.
- Castor Hobbes: Knight that led relief troops to Skye and lost the planet.
- Castor Pagonis: Knight-Errant, KIA on Styk during the Capellan Crusades.
- Conner Rhys-Monroe, son of Senator Gerald Monroe: Knight who resigned his post in 3135, becoming the military leader of the Senate Alliance.
- Eve Kincaid: Knight-Errant that fought in the Battle of Liao in the Dark Age.
- Consuela Dagmar: Knight-Errant promoted a Knight during the Capellan Crusades.
- Cray Stansill: Knight who resigned his post in 3135, becoming one of the military leaders of the Senate loyalist, until he was killed in combat by Tara Campbell.
- Crystal Liveston Synd: Ghost Knight who led a Fidelis assault on Ryde in 3136.
- Deandra Lowe: Knight that doubles as a courier traveling and sending information between different parties and hence getting secrets important for the Republic.
- Gillian Sandoz: Knight-Errant, MIA on Suzano during the Capellan Crusades.
- Gresco Hancock: ghost knight working infiltrated as a mercenary on Callison in 3136. She killed the planetary governor, hostile to the Republic, and became the new governor of the planet.
- Hester Mahoney: KIA on Second Try during the Capellan Crusades.
- Ian Blackmore
- Ian Valstone:
- Inese Lassonde: Knight, served in a Knights Command lance, under Consuela Dagmar.
- "One-Eyed" Jack Farrell, an undercover Knight in Bannson's Raiders and Confederation forces.
- Janella Lakewood: Knight bound for Ronel in 3133. Promoted to Paladin.
- Jahmil Yost: Knight that investigated links from Jacob Bannson to a series of missing shipments of decommissioned BattleMechs from various Prefecture capitals to the boneyards on Terra.
- Jayson Greene: Ghost Knight leading a Fidelis group of troops in 3136.
- Jeremy Chin: Ghost Knight who devastated Kwamashu in 3136, later losing his mind and committing suicide for that 21 years later.
- Jerome Redhawk:
- John Schneider: Knight in the Eleventh Hastati Sentinels
- Jonathan Corrick:
- Jonathan Yasuda: Knight-Errant, KIA on Wei during the Capellan Crusades.
- Julia Marbury: Knight-Errant, MIA on Liao during the Capellan Crusades.
- Justin Hall Cloud: Ghost Knight which fought in the Battle of Terra.
- Kitsune Kurita: son of Paladin Victor Steiner-Davion.
- Kristoff Erbe: Knight who led a Fidelis group of troops in 3136.
- Kyle Powers: killed on Achernar by Steel Wolves officer Torrent.
- Maeve Stirling: former and later member of the Northwind Highlanders
- Marcel Thennes: Knight Errant
- Marcus Randall: Knight-Errant, promoted to Knight in 3132, successor of Siyanda Ashanti.
- Mason Dunne: Knight who infiltrated in anti-Republic movements on Helen and Basalt in 3133, dismantling them.
- Nicodemus Niemeyer
- Nolan Dotter: Knight-Errant, KIA on Wei during the Capellan Crusades.
- Peter Harrison: Knight on Ruchbah as of 3136.
- Raul Ortega: reservist of Achernar, successor of Kyle Powers.
- Reginald Eriksson: Knight that "discovered" Katana Tormark
- Reo Jones: Knight who infiltrated Jacob Bannson's mercenaries on Wyatt in 3135.
- Rick Raisho: Former Knight by October 3145.
- Siyanda Ashanti: Knight that was sent to break up the protests in Proserpina, but ended up the target of an assassination attempt and later died trying to stop the jailbreak of the group's leadership.
- Sonya Artigonn: Knight that investigated links from Jacob Bannson to a series of missing shipments of decommissioned BattleMechs from various Prefecture capitals to the boneyards on Terra.
- Thomas Lakewood: Father of Janella.
- Gloria Hansen: Former Knight by the raising of Fortress Republic.
- Lotharius Withers: Knight-Errant.
- Faelyna Malena: Knight-Errant.
- Romonda Dianalyn: Knight-Errant.
- Cedirick Lamarr: Knight-Errant.
- Historical: Wars of the Republic Era, p. 15: "Timeline"
- One Door Closes in Shrapnel#6, p. 83,
- Technical Readout: Dark Age, p. 4
- Field Manual: 3085, p. 178: "Paladins"
- Field Manual: 3085, p. 179
- Dark Age: 3132-3134 INN, p. 37: "Scientist Pierre Cormier made Knight of the Sphere"
- Field Manual: 3145, p. 141
- MechWarrior Pilot Deck: Champions of the Inner Sphere I, "Andrew McKenna Card"
- MechWarrior: Dark Age - Dossiers and Pilot Cards, p. 278
- Dark Age Turning Points: Liao, p. 1: "Harsh Reality"
- 3135 PDA Journals, p. 143: "30 December 3135"
- Technical Readout: Irregulars, p. 20: "Pompier PoliceMech"
- By Temptations and By War, ch. 28
- MechWarrior: Dark Age - Dossiers and Pilot Cards, p. 286
- Ghost War, ch. 8
- Recognition Guide: ilClan, vol. 19, p. 13
- By Temptations and By War, ch. 30
- IlClan (sourcebook), p. 25,
- Perception of Victory
- MechWarrior Dark Age Uniques, p. 125 "Marcel Thennes"
- MechWarrior: Dark Age - Dossiers and Pilot Cards, p. 290
- Dark Age: 3132-3134 INN, p. 45
- Ghost War, ch. 39
- Dark Age: LinkNet Articles (3136), p. 81
- Dark Age: Republic of the Sphere, p. 34: "Katana Tormark"
- Technical Readout: 3145, p. 84: "GN-20 Gùn
- Era Digest: Dark Age, p. 22: "Other Groups"
- Technical Readout: 3145, p. 92
- MechWarrior: Dark Age - Death From Above Dossiers, Marcel Thennes Dossier
- Dark Age: LinkNet Articles (3136), p. 71
- MechWarrior: Dark Age - Death From Above Dossiers, Kristoff Erbe Dossier