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Buford Olman

Mechwarrior - S.A.F.E. Agent

Skeetch by Nikola Temkov

Sex:  Male
Year of Birth:  3025
Place of Origin:  Free Worlds League


Gunnery:  3

Piloting:  6


Pilots:
  • Rakshasa MDG-1B, 75 tons


  • Lance:  Strikers' Guardian Lance - Open Minds


    ...Rakshasa Photo Link

    Marik Spy

    When the Strider's Strikers left Wasat, Marik officials were offended that the
    team did not take residence in yet another Marik world.  Rather than displaying
    a constant loyalty to the Free Worlds League, the Strikers packed up and left
    for Nova Cat space.  Though friendly communications between the two forces
    continued, the Free Worlds League were initially concerned that the Strikers
    might take a new contract with the Draconis Combine.  League officials quickly
    decided to monitor the team, which would give them some insight to Clan Nova
    Cat as well as future Striker plans.  Taking advantage of the Striker's
    recruitment, the League placed a S.A.F.E. agent among its ranks.  Buford Olman
    joined the Strikers during their recent recruitment.  With his disguise and a
    periphery affiliation, he was immediately ranked as a top candidate for Striker
    membership.
    Buford's loyalties laid with the well-being of House Marik.  Though he was quick
    to become integrated as a member of the team, Buford was secretly busy
    collecting data on the Irece Prefecture for his nation.  Though the Draconis
    Combine and the Free Worlds League have a commonly peaceful relationship,
    both nations constantly monitor one another's actions.  The League hoped to
    eventually steal schematics for either Clan or Combine BattleMechs, seeking to
    produce an Inner Sphere re-engineered Omni-Mech of their own if parts could
    be produced or purchased.
    To House Marik's surprise, the Strikers showed dramatic unpredictability by
    accepting an agreement to work under House Davion.  Though this contract
    sent half of the Strikers to Davion/Steiner space, Buford at first remained in
    Nova Cat space.  He was delayed in contacting his Marik superiors due to the
    strict security within the Irece Prefecture.  However when he was sent with
    another group of the team into the Lyran Commonwealth, he found plenty of
    opportunities to transmit secrets and information on the unit's command
    structure.
    With his contact established, Buford found new ways of reaching his superiors.  
    He was successful in transmitting from within the Irece Prefecture from the year
    3064.  Unfortunately this lead to unexpected results when the Word of Blake
    interfered with his transmissions and stole his findings.  Predictably, the
    Blakists used the information to strike once again at Strider's Strikers.  This
    time would be the most dangerous, as only a skeleton crew remained stationed
    at the main base.  The Blakists took over Miranda in large numbers.  Only after
    reinforcements had arrived was the combined might of Acer's Hueys, the
    Crusaders, and Strider's Strikers able to stop them.
    Buford finally paid a heavy price for his spy duty when he and the rest of his
    company were attacked by a nuclear weapon in 3067.  A Blakist cell under the
    Toyama faction's command used Buford's report to attack the company of
    Striker Mechs while they undertook training exercises on a remote moon.  With
    few reinforcements, the Strikers' group took massive losses.  Buford himself
    died after a month and a half bout with the radiation effects from the Blakists'
    Cobalt-60 bomb.
    He confessed to his actions shortly before his death.  Clan members of the unit
    called for an immediate trial followed by an execution, but Buford was afforded
    the death that he'd helped cause instead.  Most found it a fitting sentence in the
    end.

    This profile was last updated in 3068.