Head of the Taurian Explorer Services
Baron Kenton Sarne is the head of the Taurian Explorer Service, and wields extensive power in the systems of the Hyades Rim, rimward and trailing of the Taurian Concordat. This region is known as the Systems Constellation – “The Taurian Outback”.
He is a Veteran Military Leader NPC. He is closely assisted by Brigadier Karolina Kross “Cover Girl”, who always accompanies him.
Baron Kenton Sarne is a career Taurian Fleet officer, enlisting as soon as he could do so legally. After a stint in the Taurian Explorer’s Corps, ending with his return from the Hyades Rim and beyond, Sarne was promoted and transferred to the 15th Perimeter Fleet, quickly rising to command rank.
For several years Sarne served as personal commander of “The Renegade”, an ancient Explorer-Class JumpShip, and was noted for his effectiveness against pirates and insurgents. He quickly rose to flag rank, and kept the Renegade in his command. Ten years ago, Sarne won appointment as Baron of the remote Outback Sector of the Hyades Rim, somewhat to the disappointment of his peers.
Sarne quickly began a series of operations bringing most of the pirates in the Systems Constellation – “The Taurian Outback” under control, and forcing the local systems to acknowledge his Taurian Naval presence in the area. He has managed to piece together a task force of older model Jump- and DropShips sufficient to move his advanced strike force, known as the 1st Taurian Rangers, a mixed regiment of infantry, armor, Aeros and Mechs, that has become very efficient at pirate hunting and strike operations.
Forging a force of mercenaries, local rebels and his own House troops, Sarne enacted “Operation Overlord”, the invasion and conquest of the System – Dunkelheim, from pirate control. His combined task force (known as TF29), managed to eradicate or force to retreat nearly three regiments of Colonel “White Death”s forces. His force gained some valuable assets in the process (though it lost a few core units and DropShips in the bargain), but has since retreated from the planet, leaving the planet to try and rebuild after years of occupation and the brutal six month war. He is believed to be returning back to the Taurian Outback, and the capital of System – Serenity where he will likely remain in cantonments for some time to reorganize and plan his next action.