Santiago Espinosa

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Santiago Espinosa
Born 2974
Died 3025
Affiliation House Espinosa
Profession Director of the Aurigan Directorate
Siblings Serena Espinosa
Children Victoria Espinosa

Director Santiago Espinosa was a noble within the Aurigan Reach who would go on to create the Aurigan Directorate's after Lady Arano refused his advice.[1]


After High Lord Tamati Arano II died in an accident, Santiago suggested that in order for the Aurigan Coalition to survive, Kamea Arano should take an authoritarian stance for the people of the Reach. When she disagreed with his methods, Satiago took matters into his own hands. He would gather support against people who were opposed to Lady Arano's rule, forming them into the Aurigan Directorate. Saintiago would take the throne of the Coalition, while his niece would form the Arano Restoration. He would also orchestrate the Peridition Massacre by having his daughter Victoria attack the planet as a way to gain an ally against the Restoration. Near the end of the war, evidence would surface of the Directorate's infamous deed being an attempt to frame the Federated Suns in order to gain support from the Taurian Concordat. He would be declared as an enemy of the Taurian state for his crimes. After seeing how foolish his crimes against the Reach were, he would finally surrender to his niece and end up being removed from the throne.[1]


After the defeat of the Directorate, Santiago Espinosa was executed for treason.


As the founder of the Aurigan Directorate, his actions would not only destroy his influence in the Reach, but House Espinosa as well.


Birth year is a guess based on age in character profile given in Kickstarter update and assuming a timeline of 3025.[1]

Behind The Scenes[edit]

Santiago's voice was portrayed by voice actor Tren Sparks.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 BattleTech (Video Game)