Role in Third Earthsiege:
One of the Knights accompanying Caanon Weathers on the strikeforce sent to deal with the
Family manor in Hong Kong, apartments in Telluride, Nova Alexandria
Preferred Combat Vehicle:
Brown eyes, black hair, golden skin
Three golden cranes on a red field.
Ruby is one of six children born to Elando Hokanson and Jade Prillian Li. She was the third eldest,
and displayed an early athletic potential that marked her for warrior training. She wanted to join a
Buddhist temple, but her family wanted to achieve noble status, so she was pressed into military
service. Her talent and strong will earned her the status of an Imperial Knight when she was
forty-five. She was the first of her family to reach Knighthood, and her success bestowed nobility
on her immediate family. As a new aristocrat, she is subject to intense scrutiny from the other
families and the gossips of the Emperor’s court. Consequently, Ruby finds she often has to prove
herself socially as on the battlefield. She fears failing her family, since without her Knighthood, her
family will lose its noble status within a generation.
A deep sadness marks Ruby’s life, since her lover, another Imperial Knight, left her for a liason
with a better-connected lady of the Imperial court. Up to now she has had a distinguished career
among the Knights. She was fortunate enough to miss the Turkhazak Debacle, as she was
stationed in China at the time, part of the honor guard traditionally afforded to the Golden
Mandarin. Ruby enjoys the company of Colossa Eun Alba and Levarex Singh the most among the
Knights, although she chooses not to join them in their (primarily Oliphant’s) legendary tavern
crawls. She is an efficient fighter with a strong pragmatic bent. Her callsign comes from her
accuracy with Herc weaponry.
"We should place the needs of honor aside until after we have crushed the dusteaters."