Naamah

Naamah
Also known as "Sonja Amora"
Affiliation Word of Blake
Manei Domini
Profession Precentor

Precentor Naamah was a Manei Domini officer and commander of the 49th Shadow Division in 3070.

History[edit]

As commander of the 49th Shadow Division, her unit first appeared in combat on Wallis in May 3071, disguised in Marik Commonwealth colors. They successfully setup the Commonwealth to take the blame for the destruction of the 2nd Regulan Hussars, leaving no survivors. [1] Sometime later, Naamah's Nightwalker's true name was made known. [2]

The Division struck Regulus in June of 3072 when unit was identified for the first time. The Forty-ninth razed the capital city after clashing with the 1st Regulan Hussars. On Naamah's orders, they set fire to the city, as a personal retribution to Kirc Cameron-Jones, the Prince of Regulus. This event would later be described as the "Night of Fire". [3] The fires the 49th Division set ultimately altered the atmosphere of the planet. [4]

Operation Vijay was a military operation conducted from June 28th through to August 2nd, 3073.[5] It was executed solely by the Principality of Regulus against the Word of Blake held world of Gibson. The campaign ended in failure as Regulan forces were unprepared for the firepower of the Blakists. The operation was conceived by Regulan Prince Kirc Cameron-Jones, after his betrayal by his mistress Sonja Amora (Precentor Naamah in disguise), who turned out to be a Blakist Manei Domini spy named Naamah.[6] Wanting to take revenge for the destruction for his capital city and fueled by his growing paranoia of everyone, he turned to his estranged son. Kirc had his son, Titus Cameron-Jones plan and organize a military task force to strike at Gibson and destroy its BattleMech manufacturing facilities, the Gibson Federated BattleMechs.

After returning to Gibson, Naamah stood down as the 49th's CO and named her executive officer, Dantalion, as new the division's new commander. [7]

In 3076, word of the destruction of the Venturer prototype WarShip had reached Apollyon. Once it was clear Regulan forces were involved with its destruction, he ordered Naamah to send a personal, visceral message to Prince Titus,[8] which turned out to be the murder of Titus Cameron-Jones's wife Michelle Cameron-Jones and her unborn child while she was convalescing on Cameron. Michelle was assassinated on the 3rd of May 3077 just hours before she was due to be visited by her husband.[9].[10][11]

References[edit]

  1. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 106 - "The 49th disguised as Marik Commonwealth troops, destroyed the 2nd Hussars".
  2. Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, p. 16 - "Timeline of the Jihad" - 22nd May - 2nd Regulan Hussars wiped out with no survivors. The 49th Shadow Division later named responsible.
  3. Jihad Hot Spots: 3072, p. 85 - "Fallen Idols" - Sophie Amora aka Naamah orders firebombing of Regulus City.
  4. Masters and Minions: The StarCorps Dossiers, p. 79 - "Regulus" - Blakist's fires possibly changed the atmosphere.
  5. The campaign started on the 28th of June and lasted for five weeks; hence, 02 August.
  6. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 50, "Anatomy of a Bloodless Coup": Naamah named as infiltrator and details of Kirc Cameron-Jones growing paranoia.
  7. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 106 - "49th Shadow Division profile" - Command is handed over to Dantalion.
  8. Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, p. 87 - The Hanging Threat - "Apollyon orders Naamah to punish Titus for destruction of the Venture".
  9. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 57, "The Jihad In Review"
  10. Masters and Minions: The StarCorps Dossiers, p.70-71 "Titus Cameron-Jones"
  11. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 50, "Anatomy of a Bloodless Coup": Naamah named as infiltrator and details of Kirc Cameron-Jones growing paranoia.

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