Battle Tech and Red Planet
The Virtual Geographic League was founded by Alexander Graham Bell and Nicola Tesla on July 23, 1897. Comprised of both explorers and scientists, this secret organization is responsible for the discovery and exploration of other dimensions.
I was commissioned in the VGL in late 1993 and initially assigned to a completely backwater world as lance commander for a rough team of drunken mavericks. We were lucky if we received our orders and intelligence reports before we were forced to defend our perimeter. Naturally, as a Houston Outpost officer, I learned not to expect any support from Corporate on any issue!
We were the bastard step children of the inner sphere despite
consistantly proving our skill and merit, VWE (to this day) refuses
to give us the respect we have damn well earned! Soon our contract
expires for this outpost and we can seek out a Steiner patron who
can properly outfit a team of our calibre.
Today, I am retired from the chaotic splendor of mech madness. Adhering to the Pilot's Honor Code, I have earned every accomodation, award and metal possible. Life in the virtual worlds has become trite and boring. I maintain my skill set to some degree (just in case). But from what I have witnessed, I don't expect my toes will again tingle to the hum of a fusion mech unless a Tesla War reactivates me.
was too busy with their thumb up their ass to realize that Houston
was a viable colony to support, but as they kept pissing us off...
We stopped defending their corporate assets and they lost many
I was Houston's Belle, although some prefer to address me by any of a dozen alternate names (namely as Frost) depending on the mission and who was locked in my crosshairs.
"If you can't handle the heat, fuck the kitchen, turn off your oven!" My current passions are the "StupidGoFast" activities in the mining colonies of mars. I tend to hang out near the polar ice caps, but occationally you may find me lurking in a forgotten mine shaft, dodging the CMC Police ('cause they know I was the one that just robbed that poor CMC Pizza delivery!).
Kudos to my mates:
Gypsy Lance--Solitare, Wildside, Flip
Texas Two-step--Frostbite, Whiplash, Polarbear
"If you don't understand, don't ask...you won't understand the answer!" -- Anonymous
© 2012 Richard Wermske - www.wermske.com