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"I have visual on the transport. Louveteau engaging"
—Louveteau right before engaging McKinsey

Ken "Louveteau" Warren, callsign Louveteau. Ken was born in a quiet little town at the foot of the Lambert mountains. His father had been in the Erusean Army during the Continental War and considered himself lucky to have survived unharmed despite having participated in many ferocious battles against ISAF troops. When Ken told his father than he wanted to follow in his footsteps and join the armed forces to defend his country, his father just gave him the following advice: "Don't join the Army. Join the Air Force. The view is way better from up there".

Despite the cynicism caused by the experiences in the war and the Erusean defeat, Ken's father loved his country and that sense of patriotism was passed on to Ken himself. As Ken grew and began studying the history of his country, it had been Erusea's weak government and its poor decisions that had caused the loss on the Continental War, so he supported the restoration of the Erusean monarchy wholeheartedly, seeing it a return to form to the country after all the economic and political struggles the nation had gone through since the Ulysses disaster and the armed conflicts that followed. When he joined the armed forces, this patriotism and sense of duty made him well-liked by most of his superiors, though others considered him naive and lacking in judgment. Like many in the Erusean armed forces, particularly the younger officers, he believed that construction of the International Space Elevator was Osea's way of getting its proverbial fool in the door of Usea and interfering on Erusean's sphere of influence in the region and began supporting the calls for military actions in the region from the very beginning. "Drive away the Oseans and their IUN lapdogs" became the rallying call and not long after that, Ken was part of the initial offensive that made strikes on IUN bases all across Eastern Erusea. He was proud of role, that he considered being the tip of the spear that saving Usea from the Osean invaders. The speeches of Princess Rosa Cossette D'Elise only served to motivate him even more, reaffirming his belief that Osea was the invader and that Erusea had the duty of fighting back against the enemy superpower.

In the battlefield, Ken did not distinguish himself in combat like many other aces, obtaining a modest kill count compared to other pilots who received the moniker of "ace" during the war, as he focused primarily on reconnaissance and observation. It was his dogged persistence in accomplishing his objectives and a fame of being the first to arrive to the battlefield and last to leave when supporting his allies that earned him the reputation. The intelligence gathered in his reconnaissance flighs proved invaluable to the Erusean forces, being one of the factors that allowed them to inflict serious casualties to the Osean forces in battles like the ones in Port Edwards, Comberth Harbor and San Salvacion.

By early August, Ken's squadron was stationed near the Erusean border with Bulgurdarest, a small country that had remained militarily neutral in the conflict, but was politically allied with Osea. The political situation was tense in the region, as Bulgurdarest had built a wall around its border fearing an Erusean invasion. Erusea contributed to the paranoia by frequently conducting frequent surveillance flights near the border wall, which were interpreted by Bulgurdarest as acts provocation, of Erusea trying to measure the response of Bulgurdarest by prodding at their defenses and leaving before the encounter could escalate. Ken himself flew some of the surveilance missions and he admitted that while he was absolutely forbidden to fly over the border, he was given the orders to respond with force to any act of aggression from the forces of Bulgurdarest.

On August 5, a trio of Osean aircraft was detected on the Erusean radars flying towards the territory of Bulgurdarest. The flight was identified as a transport plane and two escorts. Believing it to be carrying valuable cargo, the Erusean command scrambled fighters to intercept. The suspicions were even stronger when they realized that one of the escorts was the infamous ace known as Three Strikes. Louveteau and a group of aircraft from his squadron reached the area and attempted to shoot down the transport plane, but the efforts were impeded by the ace from the OADF's Spare squadron. Three Strikes single-handedly shot down Ken and several of his teammates over the forest south of Bulgurdarest. Ken managed to safely eject and land on the ground despite the bad weather, but he was the only one from his squadron to survive the engagement. Though shaken by the experience, it did not affect his conviction of helping his country win the war at any cost. He made his way back to his airfield and just a few days later he was back on the skies performing recon flights over the Osean front.

As the tide of the war changed quickly by a succession of crippling military strikes by the Long Range Strategic Strike Group in August and early September, Erusea was pushed more and more in a defensive stance, many ace pilots were recalled to the west to help in the defense of the kingdom's capital and strategic assets like the Space Elevator. Ken was one of them. He saw little action until late September of that year, when the the chaos unleashed by the loss of communication satellites and the ensuing power struggles swept across the entire Usean continent, Ken's squadron being no exception. He faced a dilemma. He supported the king's regime wholeheartedly, but rumors of a possible surrender to Osea by him started floating around. At the same time, he wanted no repeat of the Continental War, where Erusea had to admit defeat and payed dearly in strategic, political and economical terms, so keeping the fight at any cost seemed like the only option.

A heated argument between pilots broke out at the base where they were stationed. News of the death of the Erusean King had arrived, having been assassinated, while Princess Rosa was also targeted and presumed dead. There was no way of confirming the news and no orders from high command. Ken's colleagues decided to align themselves with the new regime led by the Radicals and continue the war, but Ken refused, accusing his former comrades of treason. When the argument was about to break into physical violence, Ken instead left the room and headed towards the hangars, perhaps to get inside his plane and attempt to flee. Before he could get there, a single gunshot boomed across the air base as Ken was shot in the back by a former comrade. Ken collapsed to the ground, gravely injured, but holding on to his life.

The pilot that shot him was subdued by the rest of the his squadron members, who chastised him for the reckless action. Ken was tended to by the base's medics, and transferred to a hospital by helicopter, remaining in intensive care for several days. When he finally regained consciousness. He spent the following months in recovery, thinking how bitterly ironic it was that he had been fighting in a war for months, dodging missiles and anti-aircraft fire and not sustaining a single scratch even after being shot down once, but had almost been killed on the ground by the same people who were meant to be his allies. Not in a war of right versus wrong, or freedom fighters versus a foreign invading, but by his brothers-in-arms following an ideology of revenge and hatred, the very same he had believed in and had led Erusea straight into a losing war. Perhaps that was, he thought, what had lead to Erusea's defeat all those years ago, and why history repeated itself again.

After making a full recovery, he returned to service with the Erusean Air Force. Inspired by the aces that had brought an end to the war, he believes that his duty is to make sure Erusea and its armed forces don't make the same mistakes in the future.[1]

  1. He has an interesting secret that most of his stuff are monochormed, including his undewear.
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