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Sir Rick Ridges

Lance Commander - Mechwarrior

Sketch by Nikola Temkov

Sex:  Male
Year of Birth:  3031
Place of Origin:  Free Worlds League


Gunnery:  2

Piloting:  4


Pilots:
  • Dervish Crusader DV-CR, 55 tons


  • Lance:  Crusaders' Scout Lance -


    ...Dervish Photo Link

    Devoted Idealist

    Yet another former Knight of the Inner Sphere, Rick Ridges first became
    involved with what he calls 'active justice' when he entered the Marik military.  
    Despite high test scores and what seemed to be a knack for general knowledge,
    Rick declined university life for the more exciting aspects that a career in the
    military might promise.  Rising to the top percent of his class, Rick soon
    became overconfident and started questioning his superior officers to some
    avail.  However when the time came for Rick to participate in a military exercise
    that had been intended to prepare the Free Worlds League from the possibility
    of a Clan attack, his big mouth got him into trouble with his temporary
    commander.
    Rick was penalized for his behavior and his opportunities seemingly dimmed.  
    He was sent offworld as a garrison officer to a backwater planet.  As he slowly
    learned his lesson, Rick also plotted a big comeback.  He vowed to return to his
    original unit and worked to do so.  After a year and a half on the backwater
    world, Rick was given a promotion and promised a change in assignment.  
    When the time came for him to be deployed elsewhere, his orders never came.
    After two more years of punishing garrison duty, Rick's hopes brightened when
    the Knights of the Inner Sphere were revealed.  Knowing he could make the cut
    with his abilities, Rick quit the FWLM and traveled to Gibson.  There he met his
    future lancemates and successfully joined the Knights unit.
    After learning of several political problems and the direct threat that the Word
    of Blake posed to the Free Worlds League, Rick was convinced by his
    lancemate Alec de Payens to form a new mercenary unit.  The unit, called the
    Crusaders, would be designed specifically for doing combat with fanatical
    groups throughout the Inner Sphere.  With his skills and experience, Rick
    established himself as both a founding member of the team and the lance
    commander of its scouts.

    This profile was last updated in 3068.