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Kal Radick

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Kal Radick
Born 20 July 3107[1]
Died 10 May 3133
Affiliation Republic of the Sphere
Steel Wolves
Profession Prefect of Prefecture IV
Galaxy Commander
Parents Darla Radick (genemother)[2]
Rowlan Tseng (genefather)[2]

Kal Radick (31073133, aged 26 years) was trueborn on Fletcher and raised a warrior of Clan Wolf. [2]

Character HistoryEdit

He tested out from his sibko (formed by a mix of Radick and Ward Bloodrights) as a Star Captain, his third kill that of a cader named Garrin who had tried first to claim also him as third kill[2], taking command of the Bright Fang Militia as Star Colonel in 3125. His abilities were questioned by several Knights from outside Prefecture IV and by some of his clan peers, but Devlin Stone confirmed his post.[2]

The Trial battles for the first available Radick bloodname were among the bloodiest seen in the Republic in two decades. During them, he killed an officer who had questioned him when promoted, and finally fought his old enemy Garrin in unaugmented combat. Twice Garrin came close to blinding Kal with fingertip jabs at the eyes, and the two men eventually came to grips in a severe tangle, with Kal braking the Garrin's neck with one final, violent snap. At the age of twenty-two, Kal Radick claimed his Bloodname.[2]

After winning his bloodname in 3129, Kal challenged for and won the position of Galaxy Commander, in charge of the various Clan clusters within Prefecture IV[2]. He was proposed to be Prefect of Prefecture IV, just as General Michael Sampson, but when the second retired his claim to the post, Kal became the Prefect of The Republic of the Sphere in 3130[3]. He advocated for Clan descendants, stating they were treated like second-class citizens. His natural gift for politics and populism became evident as his constituency grew.

The Galaxy Commander announced plans to enlarge his Prefecture's military in July of 3132, and which time he also challenged Countess Tara Campbell of the Northwind Highlanders to a Trial of Grievance over her opinions about him. Exarch Damien Redburn halted the Trial before it began.

A month later the HPG network failed, starting the modern Dark Age. Radick responded by flexing his military capacities and forming the Steel Wolves, using them to take direct control of his Prefecture. He then began expanding his area of control by invading the worlds of Ronel and Achernar.

Radick was killed in physical combat on 10 May 3133[4] during a Trial of Possession with Anastasia Kerensky for rank of Galaxy Commander. Kerensky's victory left her as commander of the Steel Wolves[5].

NotesEdit

  • Kal's name has at times been misspelled "Kal Radik" and "Kal Raddick", Radick is the canonical bloodname house.

ReferencesEdit

  1. MechWarrior: Dark Age Dossier.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Dark Age: Republic of the Sphere, p. 33 "Kal Radick"
  3. Era Digest: Dark Age, p. 30, "Dark Age Timeline"
  4. Historical Wars of the Republic Era'", p. 16
  5. A Silence in the Heavens, p. 117
  6. Kal Radick's dossier

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