Edward Windsor

Lt. Cmdr. Edward Windsor, also known as Prince Edward or Edward, Duke of Windsor, was a Navy Special Forces officer and heir to the Throne of Napoleon on Bonaparte. As the House of Windsor followed the House of Yamato on the core world’s throne, Windsor became king upon the passing or abdication of King Yanuhito in 433 IE.

Windsor had three siblings: brother Alexander, sister Elizabeth, brother Archie, and youngest sister Victoria, called Tori both in public and by the family. Of the four, Alexander proved prone to scandal and more enamored with his royal status than the rest of the family. On the other hand, youngest brother Archie disdained his status, refused to use his titles away from Bonaparte, and intended to retire to a non-monarchist world when his Marine career ended. Elizabeth once served as an enlistee in Cybercommand.

As a Special Forces officer, Windsor knew Mitsuko Yamato well, both as the king’s grandneice and as a Special Forces officer. He confided to her that he could marry one of the terraforming crew as long as she could produce an heir to restart the Windsor line after he became king.

During the Liberation of Amargosa, Windsor’s Special Forces unit flew with Giddeus Modesto. They landed near the town of Wakita, in the shadow of a Gelt colony transport. The transport had weapons beneath it, pinning them down.

Some time after the liberation, Windsor left the Navy and was created “Duke of Windsor” in anticipation of his accession to the Throne of Napoleon. However, he would later return to the Navy as the war with the Realm. During this time, he proposed to Mitsuko Yamato. She accepted, though he also asked her to take command of the Sappers, the House of Windsor’s division of the Household Guards. They would be elevated to Navy Special Forces status in 432.

While stationed on Mud in 433, Windsor heard about King Yanuhito‘s passing. He immediately became Edward I of Bonaparte. Mitsuko formally notified him while JT Austin less formally told him to get his “ass on the shuttle.” He granted a field promotion to Lieutenant Handley, making him a lieutenant commander to take over garrison.

During the evacuation, Edward took command briefly of his own royal party to escape. However, Mitsuko persuaded him to pass command to her, with JT taking command once they left the ship. In her estimation, he was too high value a target to be in active command. That did not, however, prevent him from arming and actively shotting at mechs and drones as they escaped to JT’s Falcon, the CJC-1967. On board the Falcon, he witnessed the destruction of the Marcus Aurelius and learned the terrorist Vernis wanted him to leave with her. He refused.

He helped Austin and Mitsuko rig spider drones to disrupt the invading mechs. This gave Chief Engineer Peddig time to jettison the EM drive reactor and reboot the Sophie‘s systems. Austin and Friese got their Falcons off, but Vernis’s ship destroyed Friese’s, killing the first office and all aboard. Austin had them fake the CJC-1967‘s destruction so they could hide until Vernis’s ship passed beyond weapons range. He and Austin then hatched a plan to make a deal with the Gelt garrison to get to Hanar, technically neutral territory. Austin did not appreciate Edward referring to the First Citizen as his girlfriend, particularly when Stephanie Mercado had been killed only minutes earlier.

After a rough landing, JT met with Gelt commander Bravax Ran to negotiate a deal. Whoever’s side arrived first would accept the other’s surrender in exchange for passage to Hanar. Windsor interrupted the meeting to sweeten the deal by offering himself as a high-value hostage should the Realm‘s ship arrive first. He then would have to convince Handley.

He had to order Handley to go along with the plan when the lieutenant objective. He also voiced anger with Elizabeth when she revealed Cybercommand‘s interest in the planet. The fort protected by the Gelt garrison, as well as other hidden relics, along with a short fossil record beneath the surface, indicated the species who terraformed Ares also attempted terraforming Mud.

Upon the arrival of the Goldeneye, Edward took his sister and Queen Reiko with him, along with JT and Mitsuko, to return to the CJC-1967. They attempted to fly to the Minerva only to come under fire by the Juno ship. They instead landed on the newly arrived Valles Marineris. There, Admiral Burke objected to the deal Edward and JT made with the Gelt garrison. She had orders to transport them to a POW camp. Edward commandeered the CJC-1967 with JT (again over Burke’s objections) to travel to the Minerva to “fly the flag.” While aboard, he commandeered the CJC-1967 again, coopting a squad of Metisian Marines and Boolay, the Goldeneye‘s engineer, as copilot. The mission, unauthorized by either the Metisian captain or Admiral Burke, targeted the Queen Maria Sophia. His team reached the ship just as Suicide’s entered the ship. They barely had time to warn him about a ship-wide EMP.

Windsor’s team breached CNC first and managed to disable most of the mechs. However, he lost a hand in the ensuing battle. Teams led by Suicide and Handley ended the battle with a pair of Gelt stun grenades. Both Windsor and Vernis recovered quickly, but Vernis attempted to self detonate. She was stopped when JT Austin killed her.

Later, as JT tried to do maintenance on the CJC-1967, Windsor approached in a conciliatory mood. He asked if JT could speak to Mitsuko about possibly reconciling, which JT said he would try. He made no promises. He then voiced suspicions about Elizabeth. Pointing out her obvious attraction to JT, he suggested JT use that to find out if Elizabeth might have been involved in the hijacking of the Sophie and the destruction of the Aurelius. They would be taking the Goldeneye to Hanar to complete the deal to take the Gelt garrison to neutral territory. Admiral Burke disapproved but did not intervene.

On Hanar, Windsor attended a state breakfast with Lattus Tishla. She proposed he not sign the latest revision to the Compact and join Bonaparte with Hanar instead. His sister did not react well to the idea. Edward said he’d promised King Yanuhito not to entertain legal secession upon accession to the throne.

When the Minerva delivered the Gelt garrison, Commander (not Colonel as was mistranslated) Bravax refused to surrender to Windsor. He stated the surrender had to be to JT. Once they witnessed the ritual, in which Bravax disintegrated his sword’s blade and surrendered the hilt to JT, Tishla was able to begin their transfer back to the Realm.

Afterward, Windsor quietly questioned JT about Elizabeth. JT said she was playing the game, though clearly attracted, but he had not learned anything yet. Edward told him to sleep with her if that was what it took. JT did not commit on that front.

That evening, he hosted a dinner for his party and the Goldeneye crew. Mitsuko came as his date. Gav and Boolay did attend. Queen Reiko needled Gav about his nervousness around royalty and flirted with Boolay. JT came with Elizabeth as his date.

His sister and JT left for a walk. However, someone attempted to kill either her or JT. When the couple returned around 0200, Edward debriefed his sister. Speaking with JT, he said he would be looking into the accusation against Suicide. JT was to allow his relationship to play out but cautioned him not to hurt his sister if at all avoidable. Windsor would also use his own resources to find out if JT’s visitor actually worked for Cybercommand.

Edward would travel to the Thulian Clinic for three months. Publicly, he would regenerate his severed hand. Privately, he would undergo Thulian rejuvenation with an accompanying age simulation regimen. He appointed Elizabeth his regent. JT and Mitsuko, who managed the escort aboard the maglev, recruited a former resistance fighter named Boone. Mitsuko would also undergo treatment as she was one of the Children of Amargosa, as would Queen Widow Reiko, who would have her simulated aging reversed.

During the trip, Elizabeth attempted to self-detonate. Boone spotted it while JT had gone to the lavatory and texted him. JT returned in time to see Reiko produce a stun rod and disable Elizabeth. As he considered his brother Alexander unfit, but brother Archie vehemently against assuming any royal duties, he appointed his youngest sibling, Lady Victoria his regent.

Once installed as monarch, King Edward arranged with the  to use the newly built Chief Iron Cloud as his personal flag. A Bonapartan-built ship, she was a sister ship to the damaged Queen Maria Sophia. In 434, he survived an assassination attempt while visiting Earth to address the Compact Assembly. Reluctantly, he allowed Mitsuko to travel to Belsham to meet Frederick Ansel and, if necessary, beyond to find the person responsible.

He authorized the ship to respond to a distress call from a Republic Colonization Bureau survey team that included JT Austin. A few weeks later, as Mitsuko called for help to rescue a captured Suicide, he retrieve JT and Ellie Nardino to travel to Aphrodite for the mission. Ellie went to the Valles Marineris, shuttling between that ship and Boone's Landing as a mech specialist. Meanwhile, he reactivated his own and JT’s commissions, making JT a subject of Bonaparte to restore his Compact citizenship. They joined the rescure of Mitsuko, Davra, and Ellie after the mech outbreak caused by Gerard Kurz.

While waiting for transport back to the Chief Iron Cloud, he pleaded with Mitsuko again to marry him. He offered to name her “princess consort” rather than “queen” as a queen could not hold a security or military position. Mitsuko said she would consider it, given that both had grown up royal and were ex-Special Forces.

After the Battle of Mt. Buxanshal, when Mitsuko had recovered enough, he reiterated his marriage proposal. She accepted on condition he name her princess consort and let her continue to work. They married in an airship over New Tokyo on Bonaparte in a Shinto ceremony. They honeymooned at JT’s cabin on Amargosa.


Appearances: Flight Blade, Storming Amargosa, Suicide Run, CheckmateRoyal Orders