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Weirdo

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CJF Jade Tornado?
« on: 31 July 2013, 11:20:03 »
Was reading through TRO: 3145 Mercenaries when something jumped out at me, a reference to a Jade Falcon corvette named Jade Tornado. This ship does not appear on any fleet lists, and as of 3085, the Falcons only had one corvette-sized WarShip, the Fredasa-class Swift Bait captured from the Ice Hellions. What's the story behind this, if you can tell us? By my guess, there are four options:

1: At some point between 3085 and 3145, Swift Bait was renamed Jade Tornado. (This seems most likely to me.)

2: At some point between 3085 and 3145, Falcon forces captured a corvette from another House or Clan fleet, and renamed it Jade Tornado. If this is the case, can you tell us what class Jade Tornado is, what the ship's former name/fleet was, and perhaps the rough circumstances of its capture?

3: At some point between 3085 and 3145, war was beginning. a new WarShip was built, and that is Jade Tornado. (It's possible that this option could be combined with option 2, Jade Tornado being a new-ish ship captured from the power that built it.) If so, can you tell us what class of vessel Jade Tornado is? (This option seems the least likely to me, but still seems possible, given the Falcon's rejection of the PWS concept.))

4: This is an honest mistake that got through fact-checkers who confused Swift Bait with Emerald Tornado, a Whirlwind-class DD whose fate is currently unknown to us players, but at the least is not part of the Falcon touman by 3085. If so, is Jade Tornado actually supposed to refer to Swift Bait?

Thanks for any light you can shed on this subject!
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Re: CJF Jade Tornado?
« Reply #1 on: 31 July 2013, 11:47:49 »
The Jade Tornado is the renamed Swift Bait.

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Re: CJF Jade Tornado?
« Reply #2 on: 31 July 2013, 11:50:32 »
Sweet, that makes it a second Fredasa for my lists. Thanks! O0

....wait. That's an additional Fredasa mini I have to paint up someday. Ugh... :(
"Thanks to Megamek, I can finally play BattleTech the way it was meant to be played--pantsless!"   -Neko Bijin
"It's just that the Hegemony had one answer to every naval problem. 'I kills it with my battleships.'" - Liam's Ghost
"...finally, giant space panties don't seem so strange." - Whistler
"The BT universe is startlingly deficient in both wisdom and hindsight." - Cray
"Damn you, Weirdo... Damn you for being right!" - Paul
Battleforce Space is too bulky. I vote we start calling it BattleFace.