| Field Marshal|
Jackson T. Amadatha
Jackson Thomas Amadatha
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Alliance Legion of Valor
Unknown (Father) †
Jackson Thomas Amadatha is a Field Marshal of the Alliance Military and the current commanding officer of the first regiment of the Seventh Legion, otherwise known at-large as the Stormblade Regiment, and the First Division, a permanent formation of multiple regiments. In addition to these duties, he covertly serves as an agent of SI:7, and commands the Stormblade Detachment - a sect of agents working under the first regiment of the Seventh Legion.
A leader forged in the ashes of many battles and wars, Jackson is a respected strategist, tactician, and field-commander within the Seventh Legion and greater Grand Alliance due to his high level of calmness in the face of hardship and experience on the battlefield, having served the Alliance since before the Third War, and has received numerous honors and decorations since that time.
Prior to enlisting in the Stormwind Army in year 19 L.C. (4 years prior to the Third War), Jackson lived as an orphan, largely sustaining for himself, having been born in year 2 and given to the Stormwind Orphanage very shortly after his birth; his parent's identity obscure.
After enlisting in the army, he was assigned to the sixteenth regiment of the Elwynn Brigade stationed in eastern Elwynn Forest. During his initial years of service, he found new opportunities to excel and learn more in both martial and magical fields of combat and utility, which eventually brought him into the clandestine ranks of SI:7 and began to serve as a field agent in addition to his duties in the sixteenth.
Upon the outrage of the Third War, Jackson fought against the Burning Legion and had many close calls with death. With the beginning of the War against the Lich King, Jackson was transferred to the prestigious Seventh Legion, a renowned unit that was, in the beginning, made up of Alliance soldiers who served in the Battle for Mount Hyjal, intended to take the battle to the Undead Scourge in Northrend.
His service within the Seventh Legion continues to this day; his past notable commands include that of the third, second, and first regiments, as well as the First Division.
Jackson was left but days after his birth by his unidentified biological parents to be cared to by caretakers of the Stormwind Orphanage. He was left in a simple basket, covered with a cloth. A note written by his supposed parents was tucked into the basket as well, which read;
| To any and all kind souls employed at the orphanage of this City,
The infant's name is Jackson, middle name Thomas, and surname Amadatha. Caring for the boy would be appreciated.
|— Sincerely, his Mother & Father|
Not long after, he was taken in by the caretakers of the orphanage to be given a proper livelihood. The orphanage, church, and local constabulary officials investigated the identities of his parents, but no evidence whatsoever was found on this; it is likely they were skilled outlaws or vagabonds living off the grid of society and legal records.
Early Life Edit
During his first months of life, Jackson lived peacefully under the care of orphanage caretakers. At six months old, however, the beginning of the First War was declared; in year three of the Lotharian Calendar. As the city rose to moderately high peril, so did the stoicism of the caretakers around the orphans.
From a very young-age, Jackson was told tales of brave Azerothian soldiers in conflicts against the orcs and their Horde from caretakers and visiting soldiers. Jackson had always been fascinated by the men and women of Azeroth's heroic deeds.
Approaching the age of six, the majority of the Kingdom's land was taken by the Orcish Horde, and Azeroth's capital fell into deeper peril. When they marched to the gates, Azerothian soldiers, orphan caretakers, priests and paladins alike rushed to save the orphans before the Orcs advanced. Haphazardly, Jackson and the rest of the orphans were escorted away.
Under the stalwart leadership of Sir Anduin Lothar following Stormwind City being brought to ruins, the citizens of the fallen kingdom were led to Lordaeron City—their new home. Jackson started living in the Lordaeron Orphanage in the city's holy district, and it is there he would meet Mother Anna Boe, a young priestess of the Lordaeronian church. Jackson grew quite fond of the mother as she was an avid visitor of the orphanage, supplying the children daily with various edible delights. She also helped him with a minor post-traumatic issue he developed due to the brutal violence he witnessed during the siege of Stormwind. Despite being a mother-like figure to him when she was around, Anna had five children of her own with her husband Johnathan, and couldn't consider adopting the young boy.
Jackson oft found himself wandering about the Capital City with other children, especially other orphans. He was enrolled into a kingdom-sponsored schooling program for orphans, and was known to base many projects around the First War and conflicts past the children learned about.
The Second War Edit
Not very long after moving into the new city, the Alliance of Lordaeron, a military and political coalition to unite the kingdoms of the continent, was founded and the Second Great War against the Orcish Horde was declared by the Alliance. The young orphans were sheltered from the violent atrocities of the great war, however, Jackson remained intrigued by the conflict, even if his knowledge was watered-down at that age.
Jackson was nine by the end of the Second War when the forces of the Alliance liberated Stormwind. Mother Anna was moving along with her husband back to Stormwind, and with a formal request, Jackson was moved to the orphanage in the reconstructed Cathedral Square.
The Reconstruction of Stormwind Edit
Jackson was much older than he was when he first left Stormwind City during the exodus. He continued to grow fond of Mother Anna. The boy and priestess often spent time together when he didn't have his friends around, and she treated him like her own even if she couldn't be with him a tremendous amount of time nor take him in as a legal child. Jackson became more independent at this age and found himself working odd-jobs at various markets and stores for the point of passing time, though he was paid little-to-no coin in return. He lived like this for multiple years, though as a young boy remained quite happy about life most the time.
Approaching the age of thirteen, Jackson sought a "long-term"-purpose to serve, growing bored of working random jobs that he'd be paid little for. Anna's husband, Johnathan, was a contractor for the Stonemason's Guild, a laboring guild who helped with the reconstruction of Stormwind City. Johnathan was able to give Jackson a job as a general worker's assistant in the guild. He enjoyed the new job as he thought that he fulfilling a larger duty, even if most of his duties involved sorting tools and carrying supplies. Much of his daily free-time was spent studying, but he still found the hours to fool around like any other boy his age would of.
Jackson worked at mere one sovereign a week, however, it was a major increase from his previous odd-jobs strategy, so he had no complaints. A small-while after being hired, Jackson saved up enough coin to buy himself a pair of finely-crafted daggers and a shortsword, and begun to train with it based off books and random swordsmen he'd learn from; he wanted to, one day, defend those who couldn't defend themselves, like the soldiers who fought the orcs. He continued to become more deft with the blade, and when he was slightly older begun attending swordsmanship tournaments in the city and Elwynn. From these experiences, he felt the aspiration to enlist in the Royal Army.
Murder of Anna Boe Edit
In mid-June of year eighteen, Mother Anna and her four children were murdered in a Trade District alleyway. The assailant, an apparent underworld mercenary, was pursued by the Stormwind Guard, and was caught after a brief pursuit. However, the guardsmen were only able to get a description of the man before he deployed a barrage of smoke pellets and escaped. Johnathan was notified of this, and soon delivered the news to Jackson. The man was declared wanted by the kingdom soon after with a set reward of two-hundred gold coins.
Jackson fell deeply sad after hearing the news, and stayed indoors for nearly a week; however, on one particular night he took himself on a walk through the city. As he went along, he stumbled upon an altercation between a squad of guards and a hooded rogue. Seeing them struggling to detain the man, he joined in the fight. By the time he could draw his blades the man had killed the six guardsmen and deployed a barrage of smoke pellets; however, Jackson managed to tackle him before he could escape, and a duel between the two broke out. Initially bested, Jackson had one of his wrist's broken, and fully disarmed – but, during a brief tumble on the ground, Jackson pulled a boot-knife and slit the man's throat.
Jackson remained considerably down for the coming months, but pulled through. He was rewarded the bounty-money of two-hundred gold coins for his assistance in the guard altercation and was met by multiple officers of the Guard, thanking him for his assistance. Johnathan let Jackson move into his home proceeding the chain of events.
Enlistment to the Army Edit
Come June, Jackson turned eighteen years of age. Days after his nameday, he applied to the Stormwind Army. Accepted, he swore the oath of enlistment and was granted a Recruit's contract with the sixteenth regiment of the Elwynn Brigade, stationed in Eastvale.
The Stormwind Army Edit
Jackson began his work in the military 'smoothly,' having been very familiar with much of the protocol and regulation prior to joining due to his childhood obsession. Jackson was proud of himself, as was Johnathan; for much of his adolescence he wished to call himself a soldier, and now he could.
In the second-month of his service, having became a Private, Jackson had his first taste of combat when his company was deployed to the Redridge Mountains to give support against the Blackrock orcish invaders from the north. His first actual enemy engagement was when his platoon was ambushed in a small canyon by Blackrock sorcerers, where three of his allies were critically wounded. The mission was successful, however, and the platoon neutralized the sorcerers.
Jackson returned to Elwynn after two months in Redridge. After a few more months of service, he was promoted to Corporal. After fighting against the Blackrock (and allied casters), Jackson took intrigue into the study of magic, and he begun to practice the arcane; Jackson also studied other magics, but never delved into their practice other than shadow magic once he became proficient in the arcane.
Over a year into his service, Jackson took his first trip outside the realm – alongside armed men, steeds and artillery. His entire battalion was sent to help the front-lines in eastern Burning Steppes. Jackson was deployed with his unit for eight months. In the last months of the deployment, he was given field promotion to Sergeant and became a non-commissioned officer.
The Third War Edit
Jackson was stationed in southern Eastvale when Prince Arthas Menethil of Lordaeron slew his father, King Terenas Menethil. His Majesty was quick to dispatch the Royal Army to the northern kingdom to battle the Undead Scourge in both the kingdoms of Lordaeron and Quel'Thalas; Jackson visited Johnathan the night of his unit receiving their orders, and the next day marched with his company aboard a fleet of ships to sail to the northern lands of the Eastern Kingdoms, now in extreme turmoil from the Scourge threat.
Battle for Lordaeron Edit
Jackson landed mid-day with the King's forces to Lordaeron where they were met with a Scourge ambush on their port. After a ship with the battalion was fired on by hijacked-cannons upon docking, the fleet was redirected to a small, discreet western port still being held by Lordaeronian forces.
The sixteenth regiment's forces landed peacefully the second time, and evaluated their losses in the ambush. Alongside men and women of the Lordaeron Army, the might of His Majesty marched northwest and south, destroying the diabolical forces of the Cult of the Damned with laudable success (at that time) despite facing their brutal chemical agents and dark magics.
During a raid on a Scourge outpost near the Capital, Jackson and a number of other men were taken captive by the Undead. Tortured for hours on-end for both information and the entertainment of their captors, Jackson and his soldiers were rescued at the brink of dawn by a strike-team of SI:7 operators.
Scourge Invasion of Quel'Thalas Edit
About a week after landing in Lordaeron, the Alliance forces had marched north to the Kingdom of Quel'Thalas where they were met with more Scourge forces. After breaking through the boarder and destroying the undead along the way, the regiment erected their fortifications in the eastern mountains of Eversong, waging their way further north with their Lordaeronian and high elven allies.
Jackson was given an emergency promoted to Master Sergeant in the middle of the conflict when his unit's previous one was killed-in-action during a Scourge assault on their headquarters. After such, Master Sergeant Amadatha was assigned to work communications between his unit and their attached Farstriders. He worked with Lieutenants Auril and Sabariel Dawnbreaker, his unit's elven attachés, in coordinating logistics. The Master Sergeant and the two women got along very well, though he never saw them again after – that is, at least for over ten years.
Despite fighting courageously, the Alliance was overwhelmed with defeat and was forced to retreat back to the realm.
Battle for Mount Hyjal Edit
Not long after the Scourge conflicts in Lordaeron and Eversong, King Varian Wrynn directed the deployment of multiple units to Kalimdor to battle the Burning Legion in Mount Hyjal. Sailing to the north, the sixteenth regiment landed in the far-northeast sector and begun to push outward under the strategic leadership of Jaina Proudmoore.
Jackson was awarded the silver Distinguished Service Cross for his actions when his unit came into contact with the undead abominations and lost many men, allowing the enemy to break through the line. Despite being about to be overrun, Jackson maintained the final line of defense with his surviving men and called in a bombing run, decimating the Scourge while he and his men took cover just yards away from the explosion.
Aftermath of the Third War Edit
Following the events of the Third War, Jackson returned once again to the kingdom – now twenty-three and a Sergeant Major – only to receive news that his dear friend, Johnathan, took his own life while he was deployed due to the ongoing stress of his wife's death, and the possibility of Jackson falling in battle.
Johnathan shot himself fatally during the Kalimdor deployment in the confines of his own home. A small funeral was held a week after Jackson's return, where he re-met some of his old co-workers from the Stonemason's Guild that didn't join the Defias Brotherhood. Jackson was upset and mourned over the events, though was a much stronger man than he was that one summer day when he first pledged fealty to the kingdom's army.
The Burning Crusade Edit
When the Dark Portal reopened, Sergeant Major Amadatha was deployed into Outland as the sixteenth's regimental Sergeant Major, and was assigned by his commanding officers to handle intelligence gathering efforts on the positioning of the Legion in the immediate vicinity of the Hellfire Peninsula to determine how to maintain the front and not be pushed back through the others side of the portal.
After the Peninsula line was pushed, the regiment continued south to Nagrand, Terokkar Forest, and Shadowmoon Valley. Jackson was able to see many great sites during the deployment such as Shattrath City and the ruins of Auchindoun.
Jackson's tenure as Sergeant Major during the Outland campaign was cut somewhat-short upon being promoted to the commissioned grade of Lieutenant and assigned to lead a platoon deep eastward in Shadowmoon Valley towards the Black Temple to act as a forward-operating firebase that could bombard behind the Legion's front-lines. In a certain turn of events, the firebase – dubbed Forward Operating Base Logan in sake of Logan Wrynn I, the first King of Azeroth – came under assault by Illidari demon hunters and demons. By the graces of luck and his soldier's skill (and aerial support), the siege was thwarted despite taking heavy casualties. Jackson was awarded the Royal Red Cross for his actions during the raid which involved him saving the lives of dozens of men despite being wounded himself and under heavy siege.
War Against the Lich King Edit
When the War against the Lich King first began, Jackson was transferred from the sixteenth regiment to the prestigious Seventh Legion underneath the third regiment, per his standing colorful history. In the beginning of the war, he was stationed at Valiance Keep, and participated in many defenses against the Scourge. Later, he was sent to Wintergarde Keep in Dragonblight.
On a certain operation against a large force of undead outside of Wintergarde, Jackson took a shard of magical ice to the head region and almost descended into a comatose. He, however, managed to recover at the keep and rejoined his men.
Jackson went on to fight in the war, including the failed battle for Angrathar, the Wrathgate and the Siege of Icecrown Citadel. Ultimately, the diabolical Lich King was brought to his final end, and Jackson returned home once more. Shortly after the war's end, Jackson was reassigned to the second regiment and promoted to Captain.
The Cataclysm Edit
When the black dragon Deathwing broke himself out of Deepholm into the mortal realm, the King's lands – and the rest of Azeroth – were brought to turmoil when the elements became restless, rupturing landscapes. Deathwing, as well, came to destroy many regions of the kingdom including parts of Stormwind City.
Jackson's battalion was assigned to relief efforts throughout the planet to help fight against the enraged elementals and restore peace to the natural environment. Raging across the planet, the elements eventually came to a calm.
Post-Shattering Operations Edit
Soon into the conflict, Amadatha would deploy alongside the Seventh Legion to assist the Gilneas Liberation Front. While originally not fixated on the idea of allowing the Kingdom of Gilneas back into the Grand Alliance due to their previous 'record' in the days of the Alliance of Lordaeron, he soon developed respect for the fellow Gilneans, both afflicted and non. After the initial evacuation operations, he was able to explore the regions of the Kingdom of Gilneas, being able to see Greymane Manor itself, as well as the famed Keel Harbor and Gilneas City. Forces of the Forsaken however, continued to roam certain areas of the contested kingdom.
Soon following the attacks, he'd deploy to Vashj'ir as an auxiliary asset to the Stormwind Elite Aquatic and Land Forces alongside various other Alliance soldiers to assist in the offense against the New Horde attempting to gain a foothold. After which, Captain Amadatha was selected for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Commander; becoming the executive officer of the second regiment.
After accepting his promotion to Lieutenant Commander, he served as an infiltrator in many major events throughout the campaign against Deathwing, including the raid on Blackrock Caverns, Grim Batol, and multiple operations in Uldum.
Siege of Wyrmrest Temple Edit
During the siege of Wyrmrest Temple, Lieutenant Commander Amadatha was sent alongside the Seventh Legion to join the Alliance in efforts to assist Thrall and bring and end to the mighty Deathwing. Through adversity, Deathwing was ultimately defeated; killed at the Maelstrom. Following, Captain Amadatha returned to station, pleased with the Seventh Legion's successful endeavors.
Pandaria Campaign Edit
As the Grand Alliance became ever more wary of the New Horde and the new Warchief Garrosh Hellscream following the Bombing of Theramore in year thirty-three, so too did then-Lieutenant Commander Amadatha.
During the Alliance landing Krasarang Wilds, Jackson was assigned to defend against the New Horde's naval stance with the second regiment in an effort to bring down their threat to the newly constructed Lion's Landing; the main Alliance base and port in Pandaria. Stationing himself on the HMS Wrynn's Spear with command over two designated battalions to his mission.
Clashing with many mighty Horde vessels, and sinking many via his combination of Gyrocopter bombings and powerful man-of-war. His crew was armed with breaching charges designed to damage and blow open even the strong steel hulls of the ships of the New Horde.
In a particular clash with one of the Horde's warships, The Crimson Might, they shot down three gyrocopters and subsequently retrieved the bodies, alive, from the open sea and took them captive aboard The Crimson Might, and tortured them all for information on Alliance Military strategies in the conflict. Jackson and Wrynn's Spear pursued the Might, however they were stopped by a fleet of lesser ships, which forced them to pull back after a failed act of resistance.
It was now Jackson's highest priority to retrieve his men; for both the fear of vital intelligence being compromised and his men being tortured and/or killed. He took no longer than two hours following the abduction for him to assemble an SI:7 infiltration team to locate the prisoners. Using specialized scuba gear, they swam deep under the sea and attached themselves to the bottom of a Horde frigate. They would wait until the ship's Captain was standing by the wheel, which is when one operative would quickly incapacitate him, bringing him back into the water, as the others planted explosives on each of the ship's cannons. Swimming a safe distance away with their specialized Gnomish-engineered scuba gear and propellers, they detonated the explosives, sinking the frigate. The agents brought the Orcish Captain to a cave on shore, where they subsequently interrogated the Captain.
Not but an hour later, the agents extracted their needed information. Following, an Alliance corvette would rendezvous with the cave on shore, and brought them to Lion's Landing where the Captain was taken as a prisoner and the agents delivered their newly gained intelligence to Lieutenant Commander Amadatha. Jackson, with the location of his soldiers, that being a small tower west of the Horde's Domination Point, prepared the HMS Wrynn's Spear for immediate tactical action. Without hesitation, Jackson led Wrynn's Spear to this tower. For the purpose of stealth, aerial support did not accompany them. Approaching the tower, they quickly brought it under fire as a platoon of soldiers, led by Jackson himself, launched from the ship and swam to shore, swiftly breaching the defense and locating the abductees. They retrieved them and would quickly exit, getting them onto the warship before sailing off with haste. They were pursued by Horde ships coming from Domination Point, however, Wrynn's Spear quickly rendezvoused with another Alliance warship and lesser frigates, which pushed the Horde's forces away. Following Jackson's soldiers being questioned, it was discovered they did not give away any information, however, were indeed tortured and put in harsh prison conditions.
After the Tushui and Huojin Pandaren were established, the war grounds of Pandaria came to a calm, with far less conflict happening. The Alliance, of course, stayed on their feet, prepared for further acts against them carried out by the Horde.
The Siege of Orgrimmar Edit
When the day came for the Siege of Orgrimmar, both the Alliance and Horde forces marched in retaliation of Garrosh Hellscream. Jackson led air, ground, and a moderate amount of sea forces used in the siege through the regions of Azshara, the Barrens, Durotar, Bladefist Bay and finally the city of Orgrimmar.
It was during the conflict in Bladefist, however, that Jackson's dear friend, Nial Gravelock, who was recently promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, was killed by the forces of Garrosh Hellscream. Jackson took the time he could before the final siege of the city of Orgrimmar to mourn Gravelock's death, including attending his proper funeral where he was subsequently buried in the Stormwind Cemetery.
Bombarding Hellscream's forces during the final battle at Orgrimmar, Warchief Garrosh was eventually defeated, marking the end of the Pandaria Campaign for both the Grand Alliance and New Horde, and the Troll Vol'jin was promoted to Warchief of the New Horde.
The Iron War Edit
Approximately one year after the end of the Pandaria conflict, the Iron Horde invaded Azeroth via the Dark Portal from the alternative universe's Draenor. Following, Jackson was transferred to the newly formed Alliance unit that would bring the fight to Draenor; Wrynn's Vanguard, and served as the commanding officer of the second regiment.
Once storming the Dark Portal under the leadership of various heroes from the Grand Alliance and New Horde, the second regiment was designated a garrison in Shadowmoon Valley and carried out a slew of operations from that base. They were soon however transferred to defend Ashran from incoming enemy threats as Stormshield was constructed.
Once Wrynn's Vanguard official base of operations, Stormshield, was fully constructed and functional, Commander Amadatha stationed there as the second regiment's primary base of operations. From this base he'd embark upon numerous missions under the command of the Vanguard; some taking place in Ashran itself, and others throughout the planet of Draenor.
When the time came for the Grand Alliance and New Horde forces to launch their grand assault upon Garrosh Hellscream, Commander Amadatha hastily brought together the second regiment for their mission. He sustained a multitude of wounds from Iron Horde artillery however wasn't ever put out of commission fully. When Thrall finally met Hellscream head on, they would participate in a ruthless duel which eventually ended in the great Shaman's victory over the former Warchief. As this went on, the Commander, alongside the Alliance and Horde forces, would finish off the remaining enemy Iron Horde forces.
The Invasion of Tanaan Edit
An amount of time after came the Alliance invasion upon Tanaan Jungle, Jackson was tasked with securing the nearby waters and launching sea-to-land assaults, commanding the second regiment's naval forces aboard the HMS Lothar's Might, a warship which served as his flagship. He led many assaults on Iron Horde Tanaan encampments, and sent many vessels of their navy to the bottom of the Draenor sea.
Midway through the major part of the conflict, the naval presence of the Iron Horde was virtually nonexistent, and Jackson was assigned duties on the ground, clearing out remaining Iron Horde remnants.
Later, he took his leave from the front-lines, and returned to Azeroth. Following his return, he departed from Wrynn's Vanguard and was transferred back to the Seventh Legion to take command of the first regiment, which would be known as the Stormblade Regiment.
The Legion Invasion Edit
When the rumors came out about the Burning Legion invading Azeroth once more, Jackson stood at the ready, stalwartly preparing the Stormblade for anything to come. Coming closer to the invasion, intelligence confirmed the invasion to be imminent.
Battle of the Broken Shore Edit
It was upon the day of August ninth, thirty-seven L.C. that the Legion invaded Azeroth. The Stormblade's main airship, The Stormhawk, rallied with the main Alliance fleet located in Stormwind Harbor. It was from there they launched their assault which would be known in history as the Battle of the Broken Shore.
Striking down many a demon without mercy upon the Broken Shore, the Commander fought tirelessly; painfully witnessing the death of Highlord Tirion Fordring. This further drove him and the Stormblade to fight harder, continuing to decimate the forces of the Legion all until the Grand Alliance and Horde forces reached Gul'dan at the Tomb of Sargeras, where they became overrun by Legion forces due to the Horde seemingly to of abandon them (however the Alliance later found it was due to the Horde being flanked by Legion forces and Warchief Vol'jin being killed at the hands of the Legion).
Jackson observed his King sacrifice himself by destroying the Fel Reaver about to destroy the main Alliance gunship which Genn Greymane was aboard. Varian was forced to kneel before Gul'dan, overflown with fel energies, and shattered just as Jackson ordered his gunship to pull out of the Shore.
Broken Isles Deployment Edit
On August 30th, Jackson oversaw the Stormblade Regiment's deployment to the Broken Isles - the majority of deployed forces being stationed in Stormheim. Facing both the fel-corrupted vrykul clans and ever-lingering Horde forces, the Seventh Legion and Gilneas Brigade alongside other allies of the Alliance carried out Alliance interests throughout Stormheim with the ultimate goal of securing the Aegis of Aggramar, one of the five Pillars of Creation capable of closing off the Tomb of Sargeras.
The Stormblade later moved a portion of their forces to a newly fortified base of operations southwest of Greywatch known as Liam's Landing to support a conquest led by Duke Berenal Grayblade against the Forsaken.
After returning the bulk of the Stormblade's forces to Dalaran from Stormheim, they set to focus on the elven region of Suramar next - hoping to assist the Nightfallen rebellion against the corrupted, Legion-serving Shal'dorei government.
Upon arriving in Suramar the regiment made a successful alliance with the vrykul clan of Jandvik, a town in southeastern Suramar deemed suitable for a forward-operating-base. In return for being able to station their soldiers there, the regiment assisted the vrykul in repelling a group of naga known as the Sashj'tar whom were assaulting their town from the coastline. Jackson proceeded to personally lead most of the regiment's major operations in the region, all of which eventually lead to the siege on the main city of Suramar which ended in the diabolical Gul'dan's defeat atop the royal palace known as the Nighthold.
After Gul'Dan's demise and the capture of the final pillar, the Eye of Aman'Thul, the Alliance prepared to make a foothold on the Broken Shore with the Armies of Legionfall, a military coalition designed for the same purpose. A portion of the Stormblade's forces made way to the Shore, making haste to help push back the Burning Legion's forces from the south, to the north, where the Tomb of Sargeras – the Legion's portal to Azeroth – lays.
About a month into the campaign, the Seventh Legion's command made the decision to appoint Jackson to the rank of Field Marshal, and appointed him as commander of the First Division of the Seventh Legion, a permanent formation of regiments including the Stormblade. He continues to command the Stormblade as well, as the division's headquarters regiment.
Jackson stood slightly above the average height of a male figure at six-foot-one-inch, his pearl blue eyes observing and calculating every detail of the nearby vicinity. A well-chiseled face accompanied said eyes, colored alongside the rest of his body in a tan peach complexion. The expression painted upon his lips was rather neutral by default, and rarely changed to anything more than a faint smile, frown, or smirk depending on the situation. Contrasting all of this was ebon-black hair tied neatly into a ponytail, visible when he wasn't adorned with a helm of some type.
Scars adorned his body nearly everywhere; a sign of the countless scenes of combat he's been involved in. His face, however, was free of any blemishes, except for a small scar underneath his jaw near his neck; seeming to be both a stab and a harsh burn.
His entire body was muscular; possessing a six-pack on his chest among various limbs having a modest amount of visible muscle and physical strength to pair with it. It was clear he was in peak physical condition, something his line of work required. His stride was graceful, and depicted confidence - yet such confidence wasn't too self-centered, nor irresolute.
Armor and Weaponry Edit
Jackson could be seen in multiple sets of armor, yet they'd all be made of the highest qualities of leather and steel, designed for maximum protection while sacrificing minimum flexibility, fitting not too tight but not too loose upon his person. On his back would typically be a cloak, generally matching his armor's colors. He'd rarely be seen in anything other than his leathers, seemingly preferring armor over normal casual clothing at almost all times.
The armors he wore would feature various layers of protection, starting with thin metal inlays underneath, with leathers atop those. Following would then be steel overlays in certain areas. All together, they would assure the man was protected, however still granted him as much movement as possible.
He'd almost always bear a tabard over his chest as well, often featuring designs representing the Grand Alliance or his own regiment's colors. Upon the tabard in the upper-right corner would lay an insignia signifying his rank of Field Marshal within the Alliance Military.
As for weaponry, he had countless weapons of all types and sizes. From daggers to swords, to bows to firearms, this man had and used it all. Additionally, other types of 'weapons' would be carried, including grenades and poisonous syringes, both lethal and non. Some of his weapons would have attributes and some did not, yet he was skilled and effective with all types equally.
Jackson's calmness is unwavering even in the most dangerous and dire of situations; a trait developed through many hard trials of adversity, making him a fearless combatant on the battlefield and skilled leader to his allies.
With this, his demeanor is very calm and nonchalant, and enjoys sporadic conversation when he isn't busy. This trait is nothing to be taken for granted, however - as no matter how laid-back the situation, everything is approached with caution. His tone of voice too matches this, as he most often speaks in a collected and typically low-toned fashion; his emotion hard to gauge in most situations.
Faith and Religion Edit
Jackson doesn't subscribe to any specific faith or religion, however, believes in the existence of the Holy Light, Belore, and Elune - and also fully respects those who worship them. While he doesn't lie faith in any religion, he doesn't judge any faiths that do not affect others. Unaccepted cults or extremist religions, however, such as the Cult of the Twilight's Hammer or 'Truth' will be put down quickly, simply disregarding such "faiths" that promote terrorism or otherwise immoral and illegal activity.
Jackson puts those he cares for before himself, not stepping down when one of them could be at risk. While in combat he values the safety of his allies and the success of the mission at the highest priority, using tactics and strategy to his advantage at all times; however, should it be the only way to secure an important objective or innocent lives, he would willingly sacrifice himself and his own men, knowing they all signed up to commit such a sacrifice should it be needed.
His alignment is described as lawful good; acting for the benefit of others and is dedicated to the Grand Alliance. For those he cares for, he will always defend them, be it physically or otherwise. He's also known to strongly despise those that rape and abuse women, and any man under his command would not have a particularly good day if he were to find out about it.
He understands the views of many, attempting to see all situations from many different angles, believing that many whom do "evil" truly believe they are doing good for their cause, though that doesn't mean he wouldn't hesitate to be their end should they threaten his own people. Of those that he finds particularly dishonorable are the followers of Garrosh Hellscream during the Pandaria campaign and on.
Over time, Jackson has accumulated a multitude of companions.
Gretcher is a nighthowl wolf originating from the cold mountains of Frostfire Ridge, Alternate Draenor, and is Jackson's ground mount of choice when he needs an animal . He was taken in by the Commander while he was on a mission in the same region, since then taking him to Stormshield until he returned to Azeroth and took the wolf with him; naming him Gretcher.
Gretcher is aged about four years and served the Iron Horde since he was of age to carry someone on his back, and was in the Iron Horde's custody for even longer. His traits of being a trained war wolf carry on to this day as he serves as a mount for Jackson, able to traverse through dangerous areas.
In addition, he typically has a moderate amount of weaponry on his person, hanging off of his saddle and in satchels, serving as a 'mobile armory' of sorts for the Commander.
Selama is a Runesaber Cub that was rescued sometime in December of 36 L.C. by the Adopt-A-Pet Foundation. Later, in the same month, he was adopted by Jackson in return for a small donation to the foundation. Jackson named him Selama, meaning "justice" in the Thalassian tongue. He has since been a valuable companion and helper to Jackson.
Despite being just a cub, Selama has shown a moderate proficiency in using the Arcane, given his natural birth as a Runesaber. Blue runes run along his body, intertwining with his pink fur. He can typically be found carrying around two magic-imbued scrolls attached to his back with a strap, adventuring across the vast world of Azeroth.
Selama, in appearance, is a small, agile, and surprisingly intelligent cub. His pink fur lets out an arcane-like glow, illuminating his surroundings ever so slightly. His two golden eyes fit well with the rest of his color scheme throughout his body- primarily pink, purple, and blue.
Ronae'dinoriel is a Runesaber that Jackson discovered as he was traversing the regions of Kalimdor, and soon after took in as a mount and companion. He named it Ronae'dinoriel, meaning 'Peacekeeper' in the Thalassian tongue. Since taking it as a companion, Ronae'dinoriel has served as a loyal and faithful mount of the Commander, attuned to war zones, flight, and even wielding the Arcane given his natural proficiency as a born Runesaber.
Ronae'dinoriel can typically be found flying around various regions of the Eastern Kingdoms, proudly in his black armor to protect him- this protection furthered by a defensive abjuration ward placed around him. He bears three arcane-imbued scrolls at his back attached via a strap, serving a variety of purposes. Additionally, he has another abjuration ward set over him to mask his arcane aura, making him undetectable in that sense. He however still emits a faint physical purple glow around his person.
Some time later he became well-acquainted with Selama, another companion of Jackson's who is also a Runesaber, however much younger and still considered a cub.
Y'theria is a Jade Jeweled Panther found by Jackson in the lands of Pandaria during the battle on the shores of the Jade Forest. He stumbled upon her, impaled by a spear and surrounded by a group of Orcish solders. Jackson killed the Orcs after a brief battle, after which he took Y'theria back to an Alliance ship and managed to save her from dying.
He named her Y'theria, which was the name of a young Krokul whom he met while deployed to Outland long ago, however, was killed when her camp went under siege by Burning Legion forces. In her honor, he named the Jade Panther after her.
Y'theria can be found roaming the regions of Azeroth, often visiting Pandaria, the place where she was constructed. She is capable of flight naturally given her race as a Jeweled Panther construct and appears in a beautiful shade of emerald jade interlaced with purple jewels here and there, all completed with her sky blue eyes and yellow body armor.
Kik is a hawk Jackson retrieved from the lands Eversong Woods during the Third War. Kik flew into the bunker Jackson was inside during the Scourge Invasion of Quel'Thalas and since then they have shared a bond. Kik was inclined to stay at Jackson's unit's side during active combat and has developed a natural ability to get around violent regions with ease.
His feathers are of peach orange color accented with white and dark purple, paired with golden eyes and a beak. For a hawk of his size, he is rather strong and can fly at quite quick speeds. He is able to defend himself if absolutely necessary via his talons, however, is not trained to use them past natural instinct and some experience.
|“||From most, you can run; not me.||”|
|“||Without strategy we won't know where to go; without logistics we won't have tools to use; and without tactics we won't know to use our tools.||”|
|“||You are part of the finest fighting force any nation has to offer. Use your brain before you use your weapon.||”|
Musical Influences Edit
- Won't Back Down - Eminem (Theme Song)
- Champion Sound - III Factor (Theme Song)
- Centuries - Fall Out Boy (Battle Theme Song)
- Warriors - Imagine Dragons (Childhood Theme Song)
- His favorite alcoholic beverage is Thalassian Wine, though he doesn't very drink often.
- His favorite cold beverage is apple juice.
- His favorite hot beverage is tea.
- His favorite meal is steak or a hamburger with a side of caesar salad.
- Jackson has three sets of blades that are unlike others he owns due to the fact they have special properties, the Twins of Justice, Twins of Flame, and the Peacekeeper Blades.
- Jackson was born right-handed, but through training, he's become capable of being ambidextrous.
- He enjoys skydiving for fun.
- He is capable of changing his hand writing style in the case of needing to be incognito.