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Kelley Metz

Kelley Metz
Born 3032
Died 3068
Affiliation Federated Suns
Tandrek Stables
Profession Arena Gladiator
Kelley Metz poster

Kelley Metz - Mid thirty-first century Solaris VII MechWarrior, who went on become the Solaris Games Grand Champion in 3067.


Early LifeEdit

Kelley Metz was a member of the Davion military though she resigned because she could not accept the Davion-Steiner unification. She operated as an independent mercenary, periodically leaving Solaris for missions, though at some time she decided to center her career as a Solaris fighter.

Early Solaris YearsEdit

In 3051 Kelley Metz was fighting for Tandrek Stables and ranked 18th in the Solaris Top Twenty.[1]

In 3062 Metz fought a memorable match against Erik Gray, then of the Skye Tigers Stables. Despite an impressive showing by Gray, Metz would prove victorious. [2]

3062 Championship RunEdit

Kelley was an up and coming MechWarrior for the Liao affiliated Tandrek Stables in 3062. During the '62 Class Six Championships, Kelley earned a shot at the title.

On August 13th, she fought against a MechWarrior named Michael Karufel. She was victorious, but she sustained a cerebral contusion head injury in that match.[3]

During her face off against Blackstar Stables' Michael Searcy in the Boreal Reach stadium. Where, stadium's holographic system created setting known as Hell's Canyon. Searcy, knowing of her injury, used his Pillagers jump jets to make it difficult for Metz to reach him. Ultimately, despite her brain injury, she attempted to use her Emperors jump jets to reach him. However, the lingering effects of her injury caused her to lose her 'Mech’s balance and fall. Unable to get her 'Mech to stand, she was forced to concede victory to Searny. The following night Searcy approached her, but she snubbed him, ignoring his attempt to talk to her.[4]

The Road to the 3067 Championship and the JihadEdit

Kelley took a year to recover from the injuries she incurred during the '62 championship run. In late 3063, she returned to the arenas and landed 15th in the total ranking of Solaris Warriors that year.

It was not until 3067, when she fought against previous year Solaris Champion, Ervin Rebelke for the Solaris VII Open Class champion that she attained the title for herself. She fought Ervin in his Customized Atlas with her Ti Ts'ang at the rebuilt Steiner Stadium[5]

On 24 September 3067 she was challenged to a duel against Steven Hendry who had retired as an arena fighter in 3054 but returned to Galahad Stables in 3060 and hoped to rekindle his career. As the Class VI circuit would not sanction the duel and would not permit it be held in a Class VI arena, Hendry and Metz agreed to fight the duel as a charity event in the Scrapyard arena in the reaches.[6]

In 3068 Solaris was invaded by the Word of Blake during the Jihad. In the course of the occupation, Kelley Metz was captured. The Blakists charged in when she was spotted in Cathay district of Solaris City. Where they gave chase, into the Xolaris suburbs where she smashed a mall and ultimately was forced to surrender when Metz was cornered in Bracken Swamp.

The Blakists forced her to fight in matches to the death as a propaganda campaign. Using her signature Ti Ts'ang she fought against a Lance of Blakist BattleMechs in Steiner Stadium. With no chance of survival, she charged into them with weapons blazing and taking damage from the Blakist 'Mechs. She conducted a jump attack and used her 'Mech hatchet, nearly hitting the cockpit of a Vanquisher assault 'Mech before it killed her. Although the event is undated, she was described as "last year's champion", establishing her death in 3068.[7]


In 3051 she was piloting a CGR-1A9 Charger.[1]

In 3062 she was piloting an Emperor.

In 3067 she was piloting a Ti Ts'ang.

Titles and PositionsEdit

Preceded by
Ervin Rebelke
Solaris VII Grand Tournament Champion

Succeeded by


Because of her injury in 3062 she had been experiencing dizziness interfering with her neurofeedback signal to her BattleMech. At the beginning of every turn she must make a Consciousness Roll at her current target number, and if she fails, all her Piloting Skills will receive a +2 modifier.[6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Solaris Gamemaster's Book, p. 29, "The Top 20"
  2. Classic BattleTech RPG, p. 8 "By the Numbers"
  3. Illusions of Victory, p. 62 Chapter 6 - Michael Searcy comments on Metz's brain injury.
  4. Illusions of Victory, pp. 66-68,74 Chapters 6 & 7 - Kelley Metz’s fight with Michael Searcy and her reaction after the fight.
  5. Mappack: Solaris VII, pp. 14, The Game World Revisited / Kelley Metz - Kelley very-brief history update that led her to becomes 3067 Champion of Solaris.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Hendry Vs. Metz
  7. Mappack: Solaris VII, pp. 8-9, story Blood Price - Kelley Metz "Execution" match is televised on holovid.