Kristen Redmond

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Kristen Redmond
Character Profile
Born 2992[1]
Affiliation Clan Jade Falcon
Profession Star Colonel

Kristen Redmond was commander of Clan Jade Falcon's 94th Striker Cluster during Operation REVIVAL.


Earning the Redmond Bloodname, Kristen would rise to the rank of Star Colonel and command of Peregrine Galaxy's elite 94th Striker Cluster. Redmond would lead the Black Vision aggressively during the Clan Invasion, taking enormous chances both personally and with her warriors, bringing her Cluster to the brink of defeat on numerous occasions but also earning it considerable honor for a string of brutal victories on Somerset and La Grave. Though some charitably saw her aggressive approach as rising to the challenge of the invasion, those who knew Kristen Redmond best believed she had a death wish, the aging warrior scared that she would be judged too old at age 60 and stripped of command of her front-line Cluster for transfer to a solahma unit or worse. Both the Jade Falcon Khan Elias Crichell and saKhan Vandervahn Chistu considered removing Redmond from command of the 94th on numerous occasions, scared that the 94th's luck would eventually run out, refusing only to avoid diminishing the much-needed prestige her accomplishments brought her Clan.[1]

Redmond commanded the 94th during the Battle of Tukayyid, as part of the Falcon Guard-led assault against the primary target city of Olalla. Kristen Redmond would ultimately survive Tukayyid, though she was wounded in action.[1]

In 3053 Kristen Redmond was still leading the 94th Striker Cluster,[1] but in the years following saw her worst fears came true when she was removed from the front-lines and sent to command a solahma unit training freeborn warriors. Fate intervened when Khan Marthe Pryde set in motion the Jade Falcon Incursion of 3064, with Star Colonel Kirsten Redmond and her new trainees among the Falcon warriors assigned to strike the Lyran Alliance during the FedCom Civil War.[2]

Landing on Blue Hole, Kristen Redmond's command assisted in the defeat of the 3rd Alliance Guards and Storm's Metal Thunder. Assigned to the defense of Khan Marthe Pryde's base camp outside the town of Renton, on June 15 3064 Redmond's troops fended of the fourth attempted raid against the camp by the remains of the Third Alliance Guards and the planet's militia forces. Pleased at the bravery of Redmond's warriors, Khan Pryde would congratulate the Star Colonel, respecting the aging warrior. Kristen Redmond would accept the praise but would express the concerns raised by other warriors at the extent of the Incursion as a resumed drive towards Terra despite the restriction of the Truce of Tukayyid.[2]

Khan Pryde countered that Kristen Redmond of all people should have understood, the Incursion providing the opportunity to both season her trainees in battle as well as provide the solahma Star Colonel with the chance to die in honorable battle rather than rot away, for which Redmond professed her thanks at the chance to ensure her genes were carried into the future. Pryde continued to explain to Redmond the other even more important goals of the incursion; disrupting years of Lyran defensive planning, expanding the Clan Jade Falcon Occupation Zone above the Truce line while proving the weakness of the hemmed in Clans Wolf and Ghost Bear.[2]

Star Colonel Kristen Redmond would praise her Khan and chastise those who criticized Pryde's plans, Marthe agreed but focused on what mattered more than criticism: victories.[2]

Holovid Character[edit]

The Tharkad Broadcast Company's fictionalized holovid based around the actions of Adam Steiner's 1st Somerset Strikers included a version of Kristen Redmond. Likewise in command of the Black Vision, the holovid character visually resembled the real Redmond (at least as of 3064) featuring the short-cropped hair, eye patch over the right eye, large facial scar and Enhanced Imaging Neural Implants of the real person.[3][2]

Though retaining the aggressive and increasingly reckless drive in combat of the real Kristen Redmond, the holovid character's motivation was not age but an ongoing feud with her longtime rival Nicolai Malthus.[3]


During the fighting on Tukayyid Kristen Redmond fought at the controls of a Hellbringer.[1]

Her holovid counterpart piloted a Vulture.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Jade Falcon Sourcebook, pp. 87–89: "94th Striker Cluster - Star Colonel Kristen Redmond"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Operation Audacity, ch. 1
  3. 3.0 3.1 1st Somerset Strikers, p. 62: "Cast of Characters - Kristen Redmond"

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