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Dr. Byron Jones

Mechwarrior

Sketch by Nikola Temkov

Sex:  Male
Year of Birth:  3023
Place of Origin:  Lyran Alliance


Gunnery:  3

Piloting:  4


Pilots:
  • Catapult CPLT-Jones, 65 tons


  • Lance:  Strikers' Guardian Lance - Open Minds
  • Inside Look at Byron's Catapult

  • ...Catapult Photo Link
  • The Infighter Project

  • Doctor of Physics

    Dr. Byron Jones was initially drawn to the Strider's Strikers by Rocky Potts.  
    Meeting on Wasat, Byron and Rocky quickly became friends while discussing
    their common interests in mechanics.  After Rocky developed the Infighter
    BattleMech, he informed Mike Strider and Devon Carns that Byron was a major
    developer in the Mech's primary weapon, the ThunderClap-20.  Impressed with
    the experimental weapon's performance ratings, Mike and Devon met with
    Byron to invite him onto the Strikers' small research team.  Byron accepted the
    invitation to join.  He demanded one special request of the two.  Byron wanted
    to learn Mech piloting and become a regular Mechwarrior on the Strikers team.  
    After much debate, Mike and Devon finally agreed to fulfill the requirement.  
    Byron had since regularly met with Duo Maxwell for training.
    Byron's skills were slightly higher than average.  Because Duo Maxwell was
    both his trainer and lance commander, Byron held a close relationship with the
    monk.  His skills seemed to be improving over the years.  He had gained some
    experience fighting on Miranda against rebel Industrial Mechs and AgroMechs.  
    Byron's personally-modified Catapult had twin Thunder LRM racks.  The Mech
    was intended to remain potent after ammunition ran low with it's backup array
    of 4 ER medium lasers.
    Byron was among those afflicted with severe health problems after a Blakist
    nuclear device was detonated in 3067.  His company was the target of the
    attack, which had caught all present completely off-guard.  Byron suffered from
    immediate radiation sickness, vomiting only moments after the actual blast had
    occurred.  His Catapult was knocked to the ground, causing him to momentarily
    black out.  He withdrew from the area soon thereafter, but the effects were
    already showing.  Byron was treated for acute radiation sickness.
    As a man of science who knew well the consequences of radiation exposure,
    Byron took his end particularly bad.  He knew his short term recovery as a
    'walking ghost' would last only a matter of hours, and his intense depression
    led many to believe he had never even experienced the short term recovery
    period.  Byron spent his final days sketching out new weapons concepts.  He
    tried to record all of his ideas that he'd never had time to work on or those that
    he felt would one day bear fruit.  After a horrendous 19-day bout with his foe
    and the loss of most of his internal organs' functioning, Byron finally
    surrendered to die.

    This profile was last updated in 3068.