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'''Tanner Mirabel''' was a former soldier/assassin from [[Sky's Edge]], later becoming security chief to arms trader [[Cahuella]]. A ruthlessly efficient and intelligent fighter, he fails to prevent an ambush, and accidentally causes the death of Cahuella's wife [[Gitta]]. His mind is subsequently trawled by Cahuella, his memories and identity used to create a disguise, allowing Cahuella to leave system seeking revenge, while Tanner is left for dead as punishment for his failures.
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'''Tanner Mirabel''' was a former soldier/assassin from [[Sky's Edge]], later becoming security chief to arms trader [[Cahuella]]. A ruthlessly efficient and intelligent fighter, he failed to prevent an ambush, and accidentally caused the death of Cahuella's wife [[Gitta]]. His mind was subsequently [[Trawl|trawled]] by Cahuella, his memories and identity used to create a disguise, allowing Cahuella to leave the [[61 Cygni A]] system seeking revenge, while Tanner was left for dead as punishment for his failure.
   
Most of our knowledge of Tanner comes from the stolen memories Cahuella implanted into himself, however these are increasingly tainted by the morality and character of Cahuella himself, making reliable character description difficult. When Tanner does, for a short while, appear in [[Chasm City (novel)|''Chasm City'']], he seems considerably colder and more amoral than the version we see through the minds-eye of Cahuella. (Although it is implied that this is because of Cahuella's torture of him by feeding him to a hamadryad, an alien monster native to Sky's Edge). Tanner expertly kills [[Argent Reivich]] near the end of ''Chasm City'' by throwing a knife into his head, a brief scuffle with [[Sky Haussmann]], the real identity of Cahuella, ensues where Tanner is easily the stronger and more powerful antagonist. Tanner would have killed Sky, had he not been bitten in the neck by special fangs and venom glands implanted in Sky's mouth during his years under the identity of Cahuella.
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After clawing out of the maw of the poisoned [[hamadryad]], Tanner receives healing for his injured foot from Northern soldier who know him by reputation. Mercilessly killing his would-be admirers, he then traveled to Nueva Valparaiso and killed [[Deiterling]], an agent of Cahuella. From there he managed to find his way up to the ''[[Orvieto]]'', a [[lighthugger]] in orbit -- no mean feat, as the [[Nueva Valparaiso Space Elevator|Space Elevator]] had recently been destroyed.
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Once emerging from [[reefersleep]], Mirabel, after some escapades in [[Chasm City]], was "invited" to a meeting with the man he came to kill. After arriving at [[Refuge]]'', ''he was detained by [[Argent Reivich]], until his former employer could arrive.
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Once face-to-face Tanner expertly killed Argent Reivich by throwing a knife into his head, a brief scuffle with Cahuella followed where Tanner was easily the stronger and more powerful fighter. He would have emerged victorious, if not for bio-augmentations his soon-to-be-killer had done: the last thing Tanner saw was a gaping maw and two poison fangs sinking into his throat.
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== Notes ==
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* Most of our knowledge of Tanner comes from the stolen memories Cahuella implanted into himself, however these are increasingly tainted by the morality and character of Cahuella himself, making reliable character description difficult.
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* When Tanner does, for a short while, appear in [[Chasm City (novel)|''Chasm City'']], he seems considerably colder and more amoral than the version we see through the minds-eye of Cahuella. (Although it is implied that this is because of Cahuella feeding him to a hamadryad).
 
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Revision as of 08:47, September 8, 2016

Tanner Mirabel was a former soldier/assassin from Sky's Edge, later becoming security chief to arms trader Cahuella. A ruthlessly efficient and intelligent fighter, he failed to prevent an ambush, and accidentally caused the death of Cahuella's wife Gitta. His mind was subsequently trawled by Cahuella, his memories and identity used to create a disguise, allowing Cahuella to leave the 61 Cygni A system seeking revenge, while Tanner was left for dead as punishment for his failure.

After clawing out of the maw of the poisoned hamadryad, Tanner receives healing for his injured foot from Northern soldier who know him by reputation. Mercilessly killing his would-be admirers, he then traveled to Nueva Valparaiso and killed Deiterling, an agent of Cahuella. From there he managed to find his way up to the Orvieto, a lighthugger in orbit -- no mean feat, as the Space Elevator had recently been destroyed.

Once emerging from reefersleep, Mirabel, after some escapades in Chasm City, was "invited" to a meeting with the man he came to kill. After arriving at Refuge, he was detained by Argent Reivich, until his former employer could arrive.

Once face-to-face Tanner expertly killed Argent Reivich by throwing a knife into his head, a brief scuffle with Cahuella followed where Tanner was easily the stronger and more powerful fighter. He would have emerged victorious, if not for bio-augmentations his soon-to-be-killer had done: the last thing Tanner saw was a gaping maw and two poison fangs sinking into his throat.

Notes

  • Most of our knowledge of Tanner comes from the stolen memories Cahuella implanted into himself, however these are increasingly tainted by the morality and character of Cahuella himself, making reliable character description difficult.
  • When Tanner does, for a short while, appear in Chasm City, he seems considerably colder and more amoral than the version we see through the minds-eye of Cahuella. (Although it is implied that this is because of Cahuella feeding him to a hamadryad).
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