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After Morgan Kell resigned of the Hounds command, Christian become the second in command of the unit.  
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After Morgan Kell resigned his position as commanding officer of the Kell Hounds, Christian become the second in command of the unit.  
Duringe [[Red Corsair]] affair, Christian played a major part in the campaign. When the militiamen [[Kommandant]] [[Nelson Geist]] was rescued, he was very friendly to him, and immediately offered him a place in the Hounds.<ref>''Natural Selection'' p. 269</ref>  
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During the [[Red Corsair]] affair, Christian played a major part in the campaign. When the militia [[Kommandant]] [[Nelson Geist]] was rescued, he was very friendly to him, and immediately offered him a place in the Hounds.<ref>''Natural Selection'' p. 269</ref>  
Christian fight in the battle of Arc-Royal, against the pirates, and later, the final battle of [[Elissa]]. Prior to that, he finally enlisted Nelson in the Hounds, with the rank of Colonel.<ref>''Natural Selection'' p. 317</ref>  
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Christian fought in the battle of [[Arc-Royal]], against the pirates, and later in the final battle of [[Elissa]]. He was finally able to enlist Nelson in the Hounds, with the rank of Colonel.<ref>''Natural Selection'' p. 317</ref>  
After Elissia, when Nelson died saving all the Hounds, and preventing a new Clan Invasion, at the cost of his life, was Christian the one than travelled to Nelson's home, in [[Kooken's Pleasure Pitt]], taking his family to Arc-Royal, to take care of them.<ref>''Natural Selection'' p. 346</ref>
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After Elissia, when Nelson died saving all the Hounds and preventing a new Clan Invasion at the cost of his life, Christian was the one than traveled to Nelson's home, in [[Kooken's Pleasure Pit]] and took his family to Arc-Royal, to take care of them.<ref>''Natural Selection'' p. 346</ref>
  
 
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{{quote|''Are the [[Kell Hounds]] good? Damn straight. No one pays us to be lousy.''|[[Major]] [[Christian Kell]], Kell Hounds, [[Outreach]], 15 Jan [[3051]]}}
 
{{quote|''Are the [[Kell Hounds]] good? Damn straight. No one pays us to be lousy.''|[[Major]] [[Christian Kell]], Kell Hounds, [[Outreach]], 15 Jan [[3051]]}}
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For much of his career and during the [[Red Corsair]] crisis, Christian Kell piloted a Clan-modified ''[[Thunderbolt]]''. The ''Thunderbolt'' was also his father's choice of 'Mech. <ref>''Natural Selection'', p.??{{cn}}</ref> During [[Operation Bulldog]] he piloted a ''[[Stormcrow]]'' [[OmniMech]]. <ref>''The Dragon Roars'', p. 54</ref>
  
 
==Notes==
 
==Notes==
 
===Character Notes===
 
===Character Notes===
 
* Christian's first name was chosen by his mother to reflect that he was the son of a Christian man.{{cn}}
 
* Christian's first name was chosen by his mother to reflect that he was the son of a Christian man.{{cn}}
* For much of his career and during the [[Red Corsair]] crisis Christian Kell piloted a Clan-modified ''[[Thunderbolt]]''. The ''Thunderbolt'' was also his father's choice of 'Mech. <ref>''Natural Selection'', p.??{{cn}}</ref> During [[Operation Bulldog]] he piloted a ''[[Stormcrow]]'' [[OmniMech]]. <ref>''The Dragon Roars'', p. 54</ref>
 
 
* Even after serving with the Kell Hounds and Wolf's Dragoons for over a decade, Christian Kell still followed a largely Kuritan lifestyle as of [[3051]], much to the surprise of [[Shin Yodama]]. <ref>''Blood Legacy'', p.??{{cn}}</ref>
 
* Even after serving with the Kell Hounds and Wolf's Dragoons for over a decade, Christian Kell still followed a largely Kuritan lifestyle as of [[3051]], much to the surprise of [[Shin Yodama]]. <ref>''Blood Legacy'', p.??{{cn}}</ref>
  

Latest revision as of 12:24, 17 October 2019

Christian Kell
Born 3026
Died 28 August 3073
Affiliation House Kell
Profession/
occupation
Lieutenant Colonel
Parents Patrick Kell (father)
Takara (mother)

Christian Kell (Born 3026- Died 3073)[1] was a MechWarrior officer in the Kell Hounds Mercenary Unit. He was the son of Patrick Kell and ethnic Draconis Combine artist Takara and nephew of Morgan Kell.

Character History[edit]

Early Life[edit]

Patrick was unaware of the existence of Christian as Takara decided not to inform him of the birth of their son, so that Patrick would not be forced to stay with him/them.

Christian discovered the identity of his father after his mother’s death and also discovered that he had a brother. He confronted his uncle Morgan Kell at the age of 16 in 3042 on the world of Arboris.[2] After Christian presented evidence of his origins, Morgan took a leave of absence from the unit and took him to Outreach where he received officer training from the Wolf's Dragoons. MacKenzie Wolf took a particular interest in his training, and Christian even served briefly with the Wolf Spider Battalion before returning to the Kell Hounds.[3]

Clan Invasion[edit]

After Morgan Kell resigned his position as commanding officer of the Kell Hounds, Christian become the second in command of the unit. During the Red Corsair affair, Christian played a major part in the campaign. When the militia Kommandant Nelson Geist was rescued, he was very friendly to him, and immediately offered him a place in the Hounds.[4] Christian fought in the battle of Arc-Royal, against the pirates, and later in the final battle of Elissa. He was finally able to enlist Nelson in the Hounds, with the rank of Colonel.[5] After Elissia, when Nelson died saving all the Hounds and preventing a new Clan Invasion at the cost of his life, Christian was the one than traveled to Nelson's home, in Kooken's Pleasure Pit and took his family to Arc-Royal, to take care of them.[6]

Jihad and Death[edit]

By 3072 Christian had risen to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and was the acting commanding officer of the Kell Hounds’ First Regiment.

In August 28th, 3073, the unit was based on New Exford when the Word of Blake's 50th Shadow Division attacked. The raid devastated the unit after the 50th's "head hunter" squads successfully killed Christian. Demoralized, the unit's morale broke, causing them to take heavy casualties. Also devastated was Morgan Kell who on hearing the news declared three days of mourning in remembrance of the dead. [7]

Personality[edit]

Quiet and reserved, Major Kell is a talented artist, but rarely shows his work to others. Recently, had been spending time with Dorete Geist, the widowed daughter-in-law of the fallen Kell Hound Major Nelson Geist. It is unknown if their relationship developed or not.[8]

Quotations[edit]

Are the Kell Hounds good? Damn straight. No one pays us to be lousy.
  — Major Christian Kell, Kell Hounds, Outreach, 15 Jan 3051

BattleMechs[edit]

For much of his career and during the Red Corsair crisis, Christian Kell piloted a Clan-modified Thunderbolt. The Thunderbolt was also his father's choice of 'Mech. [9] During Operation Bulldog he piloted a Stormcrow OmniMech. [10]

Notes[edit]

Character Notes[edit]

  • Christian's first name was chosen by his mother to reflect that he was the son of a Christian man.[citation needed]
  • Even after serving with the Kell Hounds and Wolf's Dragoons for over a decade, Christian Kell still followed a largely Kuritan lifestyle as of 3051, much to the surprise of Shin Yodama. [11]

References[edit]

  1. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 37, "Kell Hounds attacked on New Exford"
  2. [1] BattleTech main site's Kell Hounds timeline.
  3. More Tales of the Black Widow, p.??[citation needed]
  4. Natural Selection p. 269
  5. Natural Selection p. 317
  6. Natural Selection p. 346
  7. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 37, "Kell Hounds Attacked on New Exford" - Christian Kell killed by WoB head hunter units. His death causes Morgan Kell more emotional pain.
  8. Mercenaries Handbook 3055 p. 27
  9. Natural Selection, p.??[citation needed]
  10. The Dragon Roars, p. 54
  11. Blood Legacy, p.??[citation needed]

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