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The BattleTech "Secret Government Warehouse"
« on: 25 May 2011, 05:22:58 »
What do people think a BattleTech equivalent of "The Secret Government Warehouse" would contain? In case you've never watched "Raiders of the Lost Ark", "Warehouse 13" or "The X-files", what I'm talking about is a vast warehouse filled with stuff the Government / Illuminati / Grey Aliens don't want the rest of humanity to know about.

Here's a few items to get the discussion started:

Two dog-earred paperback novels
These are Russian translations of George Orwell's "1984" and Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World". Both have numerous sections underlined, and there are copious handwritten notes in the margins (in Russian).
How different would the BattleTech universe be if Nicholas Kerensky had read some Dickens instead...
Cryogenic Stasis Tube #1
- Contains a badly burned woman, age 60+.
This is of course Natasha Kerensky, with 90% burns to her body. The gods help anyone that takes her out of CryoStatis, especially if they're holding a cigarette lighter...
Cryogenic Stasis Tube #2
- Contains a short, rotund asiatic man, age 55+. Chest shows signs of numerous laser rifle wounds.
Stefan Amaris. That wasn't his body they buried on New Samarkand...
Holding Facility A, with 150+ prisoners
- All of the prisoners within this holding facility appear to be wearing Star League naval uniforms.
This is the crew of the Manassas - see "Living Legends" scenario pack.
Holding Facility B, with 53 prisoners
- All of the prisoners within this holding facility appear to be wearing ComStar uniforms from the late 3040's.
This is the crew of the Outbound Light and accompanying DropShips.
Crate, stenciled with the words "K-F Drive Controller - Experimental"
This is the Manassas' faultly drive controller - see Living Legends scenario pack.

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Re: The BattleTech "Secret Government Warehouse"
« Reply #1 on: 25 May 2011, 05:42:30 »
the spoilers didn't work really well.

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Re: The BattleTech "Secret Government Warehouse"
« Reply #2 on: 25 May 2011, 06:12:25 »
A collection of books, each different ,each one the authentic diary of Jerome Blake.

Psych evaluations of a small group of people, each claiming to be authors from the 20th century.

A clip of rifle bullets, each with three colored stripes on them.

An original copy of the Rememberance, unedited.

The full report on the Minnesota Tribe incidents.

Katherine Stiener-Davion's bank statements for 3055.

Star League surveys of Stein's Folly, focusing on all life in the swamps.

The Ark of the Covenant prop form Raiders of the Lost Ark. The warehouse manager is a big fan.
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Re: The BattleTech "Secret Government Warehouse"
« Reply #3 on: 25 May 2011, 07:03:35 »
Psych evaluations of a small group of people, each claiming to be authors from the 20th century.

Copious notes on one Mike Stackpole who escaped from the C* Phoenix re-education center shortly before Operation Scorpion.

Another stack of notes on a strange man who runs a stable in the Reaches on Solaris VII who seems to have an entire office of 20th century relics in mint condition.

Mountains of material on the mysterious reporter "Starling"

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Re: The BattleTech "Secret Government Warehouse"
« Reply #4 on: 25 May 2011, 07:59:07 »
The part of Clan Burrock that got away.

Actually, I think they would be running the warehouse.

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Re: The BattleTech "Secret Government Warehouse"
« Reply #5 on: 25 May 2011, 08:08:47 »
A file cabinet full of evidence proving that the descendants of Clan Wolverine are, in fact, staving off an alien invasion.

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Re: The BattleTech "Secret Government Warehouse"
« Reply #6 on: 25 May 2011, 08:25:51 »
A fully functional cloning facility (one of those silly SF versions that does memories too) and genetic samples of the original Thomas Marik, Joshua Marik, Victor Steiner-Davion, Agent Curatis, and all three Kerenskies...
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Re: The BattleTech "Secret Government Warehouse"
« Reply #7 on: 25 May 2011, 08:44:00 »
A fully functional cloning facility (one of those silly SF versions that does memories too) and genetic samples of the original Thomas Marik, Joshua Marik, Victor Steiner-Davion, Agent Curatis, and all three Kerenskies...

We already have that.  It's called the Liao family tree...
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Re: The BattleTech "Secret Government Warehouse"
« Reply #8 on: 25 May 2011, 08:45:22 »
Don't forget Alaric 'Ward's' Bloodhouse as a backup...
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Re: The BattleTech "Secret Government Warehouse"
« Reply #9 on: 25 May 2011, 08:45:50 »
Six Tetatae wearing rumpled suits and sitting around a table in the corner, playing poker.


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Re: The BattleTech "Secret Government Warehouse"
« Reply #10 on: 25 May 2011, 10:01:00 »
The Blake Secret Documents.
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Re: The BattleTech "Secret Government Warehouse"
« Reply #11 on: 25 May 2011, 13:23:02 »
Examples of the Pulverizer, Stag, and Mercury II battlemechs, and numerous examples of enhanced ER PPCs.

Precentor Apollyon's Pelvis, I mean his natural one.

the device that provided Morgan Kell with the Phantom Mech Ability
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Re: The BattleTech "Secret Government Warehouse"
« Reply #12 on: 25 May 2011, 13:26:29 »
whatever componets it is thats missing to make BT ranges more realistic  ;)

also preserved body of one of the bird like aliens from Far Country

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Re: The BattleTech "Secret Government Warehouse"
« Reply #13 on: 25 May 2011, 15:38:22 »
The collected hushed-up ramblings of assorted lunatics, all claiming to have knowledge of careless gods who play dice with their universe. ;)

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Re: The BattleTech "Secret Government Warehouse"
« Reply #14 on: 25 May 2011, 16:15:32 »
You can have a Clan spin off show, with what goes on in the record keepers and the Loremasters of each Clan.
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Re: The BattleTech "Secret Government Warehouse"
« Reply #15 on: 25 May 2011, 16:19:12 »
Several top men.

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Re: The BattleTech "Secret Government Warehouse"
« Reply #16 on: 25 May 2011, 16:39:43 »
Several top men.


Plus...


one.

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Re: The BattleTech "Secret Government Warehouse"
« Reply #17 on: 25 May 2011, 18:11:56 »
A tech readout from 50 years in the future... it's still writing itself.  Some of the stories in the write ups are... disturbing.
"Any sufficiently rigorously defined magic is indistinguishable from technology."  - Larry Niven... far too appropriate at times here.

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Re: The BattleTech "Secret Government Warehouse"
« Reply #18 on: 25 May 2011, 18:34:35 »
also preserved body of one of the bird like aliens from Far Country

Tetatae is the name.

And I like to have a massive Potemkin with Behemoth Dropships attached and the use of a ICE Cargomech with miner attachments to find Kaetetôã. Think of all that gold! I'll even bring a shipment of unrefined steel for " trade ".  ;D

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Re: The BattleTech "Secret Government Warehouse"
« Reply #19 on: 25 May 2011, 20:00:18 »
A portfolio containing documents titled "Word of Blake Battle Plans", each accompanied by a nuke and signed by a mysterious Precenter Herb
Obviously jumping into close proximity of a supernova is not going to be good for your warranty

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Re: The BattleTech "Secret Government Warehouse"
« Reply #20 on: 25 May 2011, 20:40:39 »
An antient 20th century Fiat with a prescription of Stupid pills inside the glove box prescribed to ......( name scratched off )
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Re: The BattleTech "Secret Government Warehouse"
« Reply #21 on: 25 May 2011, 21:02:17 »
The memoirs of the man Arthur Fiat, the only man in the universe lucky enough through an extremely bizarre chain of misjumps to be present at every major historic turning point since 3023.


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Re: The BattleTech "Secret Government Warehouse"
« Reply #22 on: 25 May 2011, 21:02:29 »
A bullet with Katherine Steiner-Davions name inscribed on it, unfired.

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Re: The BattleTech "Secret Government Warehouse"
« Reply #23 on: 25 May 2011, 21:23:08 »
A Katherine Steiner-Davion and Vlad Ward sex tape.
The jump navigation charts to the Tetatae home world.
A copy of the book Objectives: Rim World Republic.
Red Corsair pictures.
Genecaste samples.
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Re: The BattleTech "Secret Government Warehouse"
« Reply #24 on: 25 May 2011, 21:49:02 »
All the stuff supposedly stored on Randis.
The Books supposedly destroyed on Thorin by Amaris.
A complete list of the SLN's WarShips at the time of the Fall.

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Re: The BattleTech "Secret Government Warehouse"
« Reply #25 on: 25 May 2011, 21:51:56 »
The power of fiat.

Crates of stupid pills.

Boxes of fan rage.

Two of Herb's "reserve" nukes.

The WarShip hit list.

The Clan hit list.

More fan rage.

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Re: The BattleTech "Secret Government Warehouse"
« Reply #26 on: 25 May 2011, 21:55:52 »
One really huge Diamond, Hanse's original gift to Melissa on their wedding day, since lost and replaced with "Half the Capellan Confederation".

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Re: The BattleTech "Secret Government Warehouse"
« Reply #27 on: 25 May 2011, 22:09:35 »
The FASA fizziks converter.

Einsteins Theory of why socks go missing.

An experimental cloaking device to make the most common mechs of the sucession wars invisible. It still seems to be running.

A large collection of single socks.
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Re: The BattleTech "Secret Government Warehouse"
« Reply #28 on: 25 May 2011, 23:52:03 »
An ancient Kodak Photo album full of pictures and articles. The Kodak stamp is crossed out and below it written in blood are the words "Not Canon".

A small 5 page treatise entitled, The Universal Conspiracy Against Peacetech.

A single pewter miniature bearing a strong resemblance to Atlas ASD-7 Battlemech. Dated late 20th century.

The pay stubs for the Warehouse Collection Unit with a green ghost on the signature stamp in the margin.

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Re: The BattleTech "Secret Government Warehouse"
« Reply #29 on: 26 May 2011, 00:39:32 »
A combat-damaged F-15 Eagle, painted light grey with red trim; the craft also has Word of Blake markings on the wings. One of the engine covers is missing; the engine inside contains unknown technologies more advanced then even the 3070s.
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