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Spectre (Character)

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Dennis Blunk
Character Profile
Also known as "Spectre"
Born 3039
Affiliation Mercenary
Profession Mercenary Commander
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This article talks about the character named Spectre. For the battle armor, see Spectre.

Spectre was a Mercenary Commander of Spectre Lead and a Mechwarrior during the FedCom Civil War.

Description[edit]

He was noted for being cocky in his youth as displayed to his lancemates in the field. Spectre would sponsor his unit with one of the renown units before finding work in the Inner Sphere. Spectre would meet Castle for the first time as she would introduce him to the command center of his soon-to-be base of operations. Spectre would mostly do unaffiliated contracts throughout the Inner Sphere. He would also spend some time on the world of Solaris 7. As the FedCom Civil War was escalating, Spectre had to make a choice to either serve House Steiner or House Davion, cementing his loyalty to one of the factions.[1]

History[edit]

In 3067, Spectre would make a choice that would change him for the rest of his life as he narrated his story. Regardless of the fate he chose, he references about a "storm that will rise from Terra and sweep all before it.":

Bodyguard Duty[edit]

The history books claim it was Peter who took down the General of the Armies. Who were we to quibble over the credit? We were paid well for our part. We took up with the new Archon on a long-term security detail.

--Spectre narrating his life after Peter Steiner-Davion became the new Archon

After Spectre's successful performance on Tharkad he would be called upon by Peter Steiner-Davion to join him in taking the Palace. Peter wanted his aunt, Nondi Steiner to stand down, and if she didn't she would die. After dealing with most of the guards, Spectre and his lance, along with Peter would defeat Nondi Steiner. This would break Katherine's hold on the Lyran Alliance and give him control of the planet Tharkad.

Clan Wolf Warrior[edit]

I was fully indoctrinated in the Clan Way and eager to restart the drive on Terra. Eager to make them all pay!

--Spectre narrating his life inside Clan Wolf

After Castle pleads to Spectre about joining Clan Wolf, she offers him an alternative to take a base on New Canton and disobey Rabid Fox. She also pours her heart out persuading him by telling Spectre about how the Clans murdered her parents and not to undo all that he worked for. Spectre lets her words fall on deaf ears and proceeds to Carse where he would have to face five elite mechwarriors from Clan Wolf. After successfully defeating the warriors, he would become a warrior of Clan Wolf and take part in rescuing Katherine Steiner-Davion. He would live out the rest of his life in Clan Wolf doing Trials and combat to give him honor for his clan.

Griffon Base[edit]

In time, our reputation and firepower put us on par with any RCT in the Inner Sphere. Life was good, if only for a while.

--Spectre narrating his life after claiming Griffon Base

After Castle pleads to Spectre about joining Clan Wolf, she offers him an alternative to take a base on New Canton and disobey Rabid Fox. She also pours her heart out persuading him by telling Spectre about how the Clans murdered her parents and not to undo all that he worked for. Spectre agrees to her advice and heads to New Canton which she tells him that he made the right decision. On the way, he would find cooperation with the Stalwart Support mercenary unit, who were being attacked by House Liao's Harloc Raiders. During the battle, Spectre and his force would encounter Wu Deng Tang and defeated his remaining forces. In the aftermath, capturing Griffon Base turned out to be a wise decision as the base gave Spectre's unit strength putting him on par with any Inner Sphere RCT unit.

Notes[edit]

Age is a guess based on the era of the game. The game takes place between 3066-3067 and starts in 3066. He implies that he was twenty-seven during the FedCom Civil War in his narration.[2]

References[edit]

  1. MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries
  2. Mechwarrior 4:Mercenaries, Intro

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