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Fortunato Gena

Fortunato Gena
Affiliation Clan Star Adder
Profession Galaxy Commander

Fortunato Gena was a Galaxy Commander from Clan Star Adder.

BiographyEdit

He commanded the flotilla that was blockading York in the Clan's effort to end with Clan Blood Spirit. His Absolute Truth, a Nightlord-class Heavy Cruiser and the Sovetskii Soyuz-class heavy cruiser CSA Nygard. In August 3073 when two Clan Diamond Shark WarShips, the Potemkin-class cruiser CDS Titanic and the Fredasa-class corvette CDS Swift Strike attempted to run the blockade.[1]

The Titanic and the Swift Strike were being used to transport several DropShips full of supplies and materials for Clan Blood Spirit from the Diamond Shark holding of Nyserta in the Inner Sphere to the Blood Spirit enclaves on York. The goods transported by the Swift Strike and the Titanic represented one of the last bargained contracts between the Blood Spirits and the Diamond Sharks, and also included a gift from the Diamond Sharks: several Stars of Crimson Hawk BattleMechs.[1]

Despite having been subject to a bombardment in 3072 that was sufficiently extensive to have altered the ecology of the world, York was still technically a Blood Spirit holding, and the Star Adders were blockading the system in the hope that they could intercept the remaining Blood Spirit warriors still at large. The Diamond Shark vessels requested passage to the planet, citing the arrangements which had been bargained out between the two Clans, but Star Admiral Fortunato Gena refused to allow either Diamond Shark vessel to pass.[1]

The decision by Admiral Gena forced the Diamond Sharks to try and run the blockade in order to make good on their agreement to deliver to the Blood Spirits. The Star Adders responded by engaging the Swift Strike and the Titanic. The heavier Star Adder vessels first maneuvered to block the path of the Diamond Shark vessels to the planet, and then when the Titanic refused to deviate from its course, launched broadsides against the Titanic. The two broadsides were enough to destroy the Titanic, breaking the ship along her jump core. The Titanic's DropShips scattered and attempted to make it past the Star Adder vessels, but only half of them actually made it down to the planetary surface.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Wars of Reaving, p. 137, "Titanic Voyage of the Swift Strike"

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