|Unit Profile (as of 3071)|
Hoping to escape Gan Singh as it devolved into chaos, enigmatic mercenary commander Pandora Black formed an ad-hoc command on Gan Singh from remnants of the 3rd Donegal Guards, the 1st FedCom RCT, a small irregular Capellan Confederation unit called TaoTao KowGun Laufu and the Dark Night, a mercenary unit that had not even lasted long enough to properly register with the MRBC.
Black managed to broker a deal with the forming Styk Commonality in 3058 for their first contract, a lucrative garrison contract that extended into 3061. Pandora's Box was not yet properly registered as a mercenary unit with the MRBC at the time, which technically marked them an irregular unit and later dragged their Dragoon Rating down somewhat.
During the FedCom Civil War Pandora's Box hired out primarily as a troubleshooter or short-term high-risk garrison force, mostly for nobles or large corporations. Their subsequent contracts during the Jihad were so low-profile that the MRBC figured they might simply be hiding from potential Word of Blake reprisals; however, the unit was also known for taking off-the-books jobs (another factor dragging their Dragoon Rating down).
|Commanding Officers of Pandora's Box|
Parts from Tao MechWorks on Styk helped grow the unit to company size during their first contract, and on the Mercenary's Star of Outreach they later expanded to two companies and, by 3071, a battalion consisting of three strengthened companies, two composed of 'Mechs and one of mixed vehicles and infantry.
As of 3145, Pandora's Box was two battalions strong, and led by Colonel Wilhelmina Sturgeon. They were employed by the Free Worlds League and deployed on Asuncion. The command was a Regular/Reliable unit rated at a "D"-rating and operating at eighty percent of nominal full strength. They counted former Solaris Games contender Captain Margeaux Le Maire, a once-famous Carronade pilot, among their roster.
- Mercenary Supplemental Update, p. 94
- Levin's List
- Technical Readout: 3145 Mercenaries, p. 26
- Field Manual: 3145, p. 182
- Technical Readout: 3145, p. 146