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|Countess of Northwind|
|Parents|| Jon Campbell (father)|
Moelene Jaffries (mother)
Tara Campbell (born 3104) was the daughter of Colonel Jon Campbell and Senator Moelene Jaffries. She was born "off-world" (on Terra) but she grew up on Northwind, attending the Northwind Military Academy. She is described as attractive at a petite 155cm. She has spiked, platinum-blond hair, blue eyes, and a fair complexion.
When she was a young girl, she was a poster child for the Diplomatic Youth Corps.
After the passing of her parents, she became the Countess of Northwind as well as the Commanding Officer of the Northwind Highlanders. As the CO of the Highlanders, she has led the defense of her homeworld twice against Anastasia Kerensky and her Steel Wolves as well as the defense of Terra. She has defended multiple Republic planets from multiple threats that wish to tear apart the very fabric of what she believes in. She does this all from the cockpit of her trusted Hatchetman.
Once Fortress Republic was enacted, Tara took whatever forces she had that were outside of the Fortress walls and arrived within the territory of the Remnant on Callison. The Highlanders along with Kristoff Erbe's Knights have built a strong force for the defense of the values of The Republic.
Her efforts on Sadalbari earned her the nickname, the "Angel of Sadalbari".
Prefect of Prefecture III
After initially declining this post in favor of the more experienced Duchess Katana Tormark, Campbell was finally promoted to Prefect of Prefecture III when Tormark renounced the Republic and founded the Dragon's Fury. Before switching allegiances to the Combine, Campbell had valued Tormark so much that her treason would even haunt the new Prefect in her dreams.
Tara Campbell was nearly captured by forces from Clan Jade Falcon on Galatea in 3144; the Duchess had been cut off by Jade Falcon Elementals on two flanks during a particularly brutal battle outside Galatean City when a scratch battalion of Republic Remnant forces consisting largely of battle armor and JI2A1 Attack APCs surprised the Jade Falcons. Striking from the Falcons' rear, the Republic Remnant forces killed a number of Elementals using tandem-charge missiles – one noted gunner on a JI2A1, Sergeant Bryan Charles accounted for three Falcon Elementals single-handedly – before launching a savage battlesuit-to-battlesuit clash that gave the Duchess time to escape.
Tara Campbell piloted a Hatchetman most of her career, until she was forced to self destruct it in the second battle of Skye against the Clan Jade Falcon. Later, she piloted an Atlas borrowed from Paladin David McKinnon.. After returning to Terra, she received a new Hatchetman, which she piloted in the battle of Terra against senator forces.. Currently she pilots a BLR-4S-A BattleMaster which she has named "Caber".
Titles and Positions
|Prefect of Prefecture III
| Succeeded by|
|Countess of Northwind
|| Succeeded by|
- Era Report: 3145 p. 86 "Tara Campbell profile"
- A Silence in the Heavens, p.30
- A Silence in the Heavens, p.59
- A Silence in the Heavens, p. 45
- A Silence in the Heavens, p. ??
- Technical Readout: 3145 Federated Suns, p. 14, "J12A1 Attack APC"
- Blood of the Isle p. 261
- Sword of Sedition p. 296
- Mechwarrior: Dark Age, Dossiers And Pilot Cards, p. 273