Sons of Odin
Gunther Von Zarovich
Captain of the Lightening Lance
Ribbons and Medals
|Sons of Odin||Olympius Campaign||Indian Hills Campaign|
|Mechwarrior Ace||The Prestige||Medal of Valor||Odell’s Demons||Melee Kill||House Steiner Honor|
|The Indian Hills Conquest||Twin Hills||10||Enforcer Mech|
|The Indian Hills Conquest||Operation Red Sun||10||Maxim Hovertank|
|The Indian Hills Conquest||Black Blade Hill||10||None|
|The Indian Hills Conquest||Fallen Battlemaster||10||Trebuchet Mech|
|The Indian Hills Conquest||Starleague Whiskey||10||Riflemen Mech|
|The Olympias Campaign||Operation Case White||10||None|
|The Olympias Campaign||Operation Blue Dawn||10||None|
|The Olympias Campaign||The Killing Fields||10||Striker Tank|
|The Olympias Campaign||The Raveena Seige||10||Javelin Mech, Goliath Mech|
|Aleisan Fields||Feldon Plains||10||Cyclops Battlemech|
|Alesian Fields||Red Dawn||10||None|
|Alesian Fields||Operation Friendly Skies 1||10||None|
|Alesian Fields||Operation Friendly Skies 2||10||None|
|Alesian Fields||Operations Repo Man||10||Striker Tank|
|Alesian Fields||Convoy Defense Action: Echo Zulu||10||None|
|Alesian Fields||Operation Sky Fire 1||10||Locust Battlemech|
|Gunnery||3||5 – Rank||2|
|Piloting||3||5 – Rank||2|
|Initiative||3||5 + Rank||8|
Gunther was born the youngest son of a Steiner-affiliated lesser noble house. As a youth he grew up on legends of the great Star League mechwarriors and his grandfather’s daring exploits, and this was his greatest prospect in a society where the eldest son earned all the family wealth. Gunther’s older brothers became statesmen and bureaucrats at the wishes of his father. Eschewing that soft lifestyle, Gunther convinced his father to enroll him in an off-world training academy. Only too happy to be rid of the trouble-making youth, Herr Zarovich eagerly paid his full tuition. Gunther never graduated.
Less than a year into his training, Gunther was already a crack mech’ jockey when the Draconis Combine invaded Ridderkerk and conscripted several promising young mechwarriors. Not one to be pressed into service, Gunther signed up with O’Dell’s Demons, an elite mercenary unit with a long history of attachment to House Steiner.
Gunther’s first assignment was to the Lightning Lance, a squad of real misfits. Sortie after sortie, the lance continued to accomplish mission goals until they became known as the best of the best within O’Dell’s Demons. O’Dell himself directed them as his elite commando unit until [insert date] during an assault against a Blood Dragon stronghold, the Demons lost their illustrious leader in a fatal mech’ explosion. The command structure disintegrated as the Lightning Lance continued deep behind enemy lines. Emerging several months later from the frozen wastes of the Northern Marches of Weingarten, Von Zarovich found himself without a company.
The Lightning Lance hired out as a commando unit for a few years, until operating costs drove Gunther, now the Hauptmann of the lance, to seek a commission for his lance with the Sons of Odin.
Recognized as heroic figures in the Commonweath Crisis, the Sons of Odin welcomed the seasoned veterans into their ranks.