Clan Jade Falcon
Quinn was noted for lacking Clanlike behavior in combat, frequently using physical attacks against her opponents' 'Mechs. Among her ambitions is to claim her genetic legacy for the Falcons. She is more comfortable in the cockpit of her BattleMech than the midst of the political turmoil her behavior causes.
Early Life and Career with Clan Wolf
Born in the Iron wombs of Clan Wolf, Quinn grew up as a sickly sibkid who matured to become an aggressive woman. She grew up holding back her full potential until her Trial of Position. In the Trial, while piloting a Linebacker she used un-Clanlike attacks against her opponents, including disabling a 'Mech by kicking it. She then tore its arm off and beat her next opponent with it until it was defeated. Such behavior would lead to many among Clan Wolf disliking her. During her Trial of Bloodright, she fought and won against an Elemental Warrior for the Kerensky name, but lost her left eye.
Clan Jade Falcon and the Jihad
As a result of the Wolves half-heartedly defending her from becoming isorla, Quinn became bitter towards her former Clansmen. Her Falcon commanders provided her with opportunities to vent her rage against the Wolves as part of their strategy to keep them off guard.
By 3071 Quinn — then a Star Captain — was a noted MechWarrior and leader and usually piloted a Summoner OmniMech. Quinn was responsible for the popularity of the Summoner loadout most strongly associated with her, the Summoner G configuration, and was well-known for demonstrating her superior piloting abilities by tapping opponents physically in combat — something that also served to taunt her opponents.
In Dell, she challenged the Dell Solahma Cluster for supplies, parts, and replacement 'Mechs, but when the Solahma Cluster denied her challenge she engaged the Cluster and annihilated the garrison. After that, Clan Jade Falcon picked the supply depot clean.
No opposition was found in Planting and Harvest.
Finally when raiding Svarstaad they found a true opposition. Quinn Kerensky issued a Trial of Possession for her genetic legacy and was refused. Her two DropShips made planetfall on two different sides of a mountain ridge. The Blue Keshik split to handle the two forces while the Sixth Wolf Cavalry Cluster defended the cities. Galaxy Commander Shistu Sradac found instead of brave Falcon warriors a DropShip with a few abtakha from the Dell Solahma Cluster. Meanwhile, Star Captain Harold Kerensky was attacked by the Falcons' full Trinary. They fought bravely but the two Binaries were no match for the ferocious Ravagers. Harold Kerensky asked for safcon but was denied as Quinn tore apart his Daishi single-handedly and then vaporized the crippled 'Mech's cockpit with a PPC blast. The Falcons then returned to the Jade Falcon Occupation Zone with a Star's worth of salvageable 'Mechs.
Quinn was Galaxy Commander of Gamma Galaxy to replace its former commanding officer, who had been assassinated by Word of Blake agents in 3073. Her ascension to Galaxy Commander took her further away from combat and more into the realm of politics, something she found challenging. Her desire to attain her genetic legacy for the Falcons required her to improve her skills in politics too. After taking command of the Galaxy she began efforts to stabilize the command that had been nearly depleted from constant fighting. Traditionalists who had long been at odds with Quinn's methods questioned the choice of giving command of the Jade Falcons' most prestigious front-line Galaxy to her.
Gamma Galaxy had been weak enough in 3074 that despite sending two Clusters to Coventry — the First Falcon Hussars and the Third Falcon Talon Cluster — many intelligence agencies reported only a single Cluster as being active in the campaign. Gamma was still weak in 3079, despite determined efforts by Quinn to try and rebuild; only two of the Clusters could muster more than fifty percent of full strength.
In 3076 Marthe Pryde was assassinated, and saKhan Samantha Clees was promoted to the position of Khan in her stead. The position of saKhan became contentious, with Uvin Buhallin being elected into the position by just a two-vote majority. Uvin died in a belligerent raid against the Lyran Alliance in 3080, and Quinn competed for the position of saKhan. The resulting debate over the position led to the Clan Council appointing Diane Anu saKhan, a decision that Quinn unsuccessfully contested in a Trial of Refusal fought unaugmented within the Council chamber itself.
In the aftermath of the Jihad Quinn Kerensky continued to command Gamma Galaxy, but the Galaxy found itself undergoing a relatively quiet period after a decade of turmoil. Gamma raided the worlds of Laurent and Vulcan, but found no defending forces to fight; a planned raid on Dustball was blocked by Khan Clees, and with the Khan's order that all defensive bids against forces from Clan Wolf-in-Exile be set high to generate the impression that any raid would run the risk of provoking a major conflict, Kerensky found her options restricted. She responded by concentrating on the task assigned to her — rebuilding Gamma Galaxy into an effective operational unit capable of conducting offensive operations.
Titles and Positions
|Galaxy Commander of Gamma Galaxy
3073 – 3085
During her career as a MechWarrior, Quinn has been noted for piloting a Thor OmniMech, up to 3080s, where she was given a new Flamberge. Her personal configuration would emulate to become the Flamberge's Alpha Configuration.
From Masters and Minions: The StarCorps Dossiers, Quinn has character specific rules/abilities for tabletop game and RPG settings. On the battlefield, Quinn's presence cancels any Force Specific Abilities an opposing force may be employing in scenario. Additionally, she grants +3 initiative to any force under her command. However, her ability decreases by one if she commands a force greater than a Star. In close combat, she and any under command receives a -1 to their to-attack rolls. Using AToW rules, when she is used as a NPC she receives a Body score no-larger than 4.
- Masters and Minions: The StarCorps Dossiers, p. 129: Quinn Kerensky's profile notes her birthday
- Masters and Minions: The StarCorps Dossiers, p. 129: Quinn Kerensky - Quinn's personality traits
- Masters and Minions: The StarCorps Dossiers, p. 129: Quinn Kerensky - Quinn's early life and her rocky relationship with Clan Wolf prior to becoming a Falcon
- Technical Readout: 3050 Upgrade, p. 134: "Thor"
- BattleCorps: INN Newscast (Solaris Broadcasting Co. section), news item published [13/07/3072]: "Falcons Not Content With the Alliance"
- Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, pp. 25, 38: Coventry's liberation included Clan Jade Falcon forces
- Masters and Minions: The StarCorps Dossiers, p. 129: Quinn Kerensky's profile - Quinn's profile notes she was assigned by Khan Pryde to fight Blakist forces on Coventry
- Masters and Minions: The StarCorps Dossiers, p. 129: Quinn Kerensky - her promotion to Galaxy Commander in 3073 is noted
- Masters and Minions: The StarCorps Dossiers, p. 136: Quinn needs to stabilize Gamma Galaxy in order to prove her worth to her critics
- Field Report: Clans, p. 15: "Clan Jade Falcon"
- The Wars of Reaving, p. 177: "Clan Jade Falcon"
- Field Manual: 3085, p. 117: "Gamma Galaxy (Jade Falcon Galaxy)"
- Technical Readout: 3085, p. 166: Flamberge - Quinn Kerensky noted for originating the A Configuration of the Flamberge
- Masters and Minions: The StarCorps Dossiers, pp. 258–259: Rules Annex - Quinn's special abilities from sourcebook using ATOW rules