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Michael Jones (St. Ives)

Michael Jones
Character Profile
Affiliation St. Ives Compact
Capellan Confederation
Rank MechWarrior
Profession MechWarrior

MechWarrior Michael Jones was a former Capellan Confederation MechWarrior, who defected with his unit when Candace Liao formed the St. Ives Compact, becoming a member of the Second St. Ives Lancers.[1][2][3][4]

History[edit]

Jones' father was assassinated during a political squabble in the Capellan Confederation prior to 3029, for which Jones extracted suitable revenge.[1] Following this affair, Jones was scheduled to be court-martialed, but managed to escape this potentially fatal outcome when his unit defected with Candace Liao to the newly formed St. Ives Compact. Once in the Compact, Jones was a member of the Second St. Ives Lancers.[2][3][4]

BattleMech[edit]

Jones inherited his BattleMech, a Vindicator known as St. Ives Blue, from his father. This 'Mech could be recognized by the large silver trumpet painted on its chest, and was field modified by Jones to carry an upgraded LRM system and a large laser to replace the PPC.

The St. Ives Military Command would ultimately use Jones' altered weapons array as the basis for the VND-1SIC variant.[1][2][3][4]

Notes[edit]

Jones was incorrectly reported in Technical Readout: 3025, to have joined the nonexistent 14th St. Ives Armored Cavalry, rather than the Second St. Ives Lancers.[1]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Technical Readout: 3025, Page 52
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Technical Readout: 3039, Page 130
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Technical Readout: Succession Wars, Page 74
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 St. Ives Blue - VND-1SIB

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