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Author Topic: Stooping Hawks, Crimson Langurs, and Blood Kites after the Wars of Reaving  (Read 1103 times)

S.gage

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Hello,

I have a few questions about (possible secondary?) 'Mech production for 3 'Mechs. Clan Stone Lion acquired manufacturing for 2 of the 3 (WoRS, p. 16), neither of the two Omnis are among the list of "Discarded Tools of War" (WoRS, p. 17), and all appear in the 3085 RATs (WoRS, pp. 33-34):

The Crimson Langur appears a few times in the 3085 RATs (WoRS, pp. 33-34). It entered production in 3065, and is primarily constructed at York Y2 Facility and Kindraa Mick-Kreese Production Facility (TRO: 3067, 116).
The Stone Lions seized production for the Blood Kite, produced by CBS at York BattleMech Y3 Facility. (TRO: 3067, p. 128)
Lastly, the Stone Lions also captured production for the Stooping Hawk, produced by CBS at York OmniMech Y1 Facility. (TRO: 3060, p. 162).

At face value, it appears all three 'Mechs were primarily manufactured on worlds abandoned by 3072, and these could not be the factories taken by CSL. Mick-Kreese had enclaves on Shadow and Atreus where they could produce Crimson Langurs in 3065, and only expanded to Dagda and Foster after merging with Kindraa Kline in 3067 (FM: Updates, pp. 42, 70). The Crimson Langur may simply be out of production but not yet extinct, but I think "Discarded Tools of War" would have reported this. As for CBS's production of the Crimson Langur, Stooping Hawk, and Blood Kite, CBS had an enclave on Arcadia after Operation: Klondike, but they abandoned it in 3059 (FM: CC, p. 25) and only had enclaves on York until the mid-to-late 3060s.

Between Kindraa Mick-Kreese and Clan Blood Spirit, 3/4 primary worlds of York, Shadow, and Atreus were gone by 3072 (WoR, p. 248). The only other option if primary production was not on any of these worlds is Strana Mechty, but wouldn't the names reflect this?

Question:
Is the Crimson Langur out-of-production and just waiting to become extinct, like the Nova, or is it in production on a secondary world?
Could production for all three 'Mechs have been brought to Arcadia, Dagda, and/or Foster with the Mick-Kreese-Kline merger and/or Clan Blood Spirits expansion back to Arcadia (starting in 3066) and gains on Dagda (FM: Updates, pp. 35-41, 70)? (I lean against this, because Clan Stone Lion does not have enclaves in any of these systems (WoR, p. 249)).
Were these 3 'Mechs actually produced on Strana Mechty?
Or did the Stone Lions "take" (salvage) manufacturing facilities and move them to one of their active manufacturing centers, like Tokasha (where the Stooping Hawk's close cousin the Sun Bear was briefly manufactured by Clan Ghost Bear)?
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Hi S.gage,

Information regarding the Clan Homeworlds ends circa 3085, so until the data is detailed in a future official product we don't have answers to your questions. 

That said, go with whatever works at your gaming table, fan-fic, etc., and have fun. :thumbsup: 
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Thanks man, keep up the great work!
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