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Re: Alternate Timeline with Thanks (FULL) Part 2
« Reply #1200 on: 20 December 2019, 10:21:25 »
Isn't that classified as a Superheavy Hovercraft?

Possibly I can't remember I still can't get SSW to work correctly with new laptop, no clue what's wrong with it downloaded Java a dozen times now.
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Re: Alternate Timeline with Thanks (FULL) Part 2
« Reply #1201 on: 20 December 2019, 10:30:11 »
Possibly I can't remember I still can't get SSW to work correctly with new laptop, no clue what's wrong with it downloaded Java a dozen times now.
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Re: Alternate Timeline with Thanks (FULL) Part 2
« Reply #1202 on: 20 December 2019, 11:20:14 »
Classifications for Super-Heavy Combat Vehicles
  • Hovercraft: 51-100
  • Naval (Displacement & Submarine): 301-555
  • Tracked: 101-200
  • Wheeled: 81-160
  • VTOL: 31-60
  • Wing-in-Ground (WiGE): 81-160

Cool then yes this is a Heavy Hovercraft

Below is a link to a spin off story from the AU which will be told over the course of several posts.  It will feature units and weapons from Marauder's Project Zhukov.  I'd originally planned to write it before the fan-book came out but this has helped quite a bit, so my thanks to Marauder648 and I hope you all enjoy

https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=67834.msg1569346#msg1569346
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Re: Alternate Timeline with Thanks (FULL) Part 2
« Reply #1203 on: 20 January 2020, 11:07:52 »
I haven't had time to write up the full timeline recently but for anyone interested in catching up I've just posted the short version of 3094 on OurBattleTech

https://www.ourbattletech.com/forum/index.php?topic=874.75#lastPost

I'll update this as soon as I can
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Re: Alternate Timeline with Thanks (FULL) Part 2
« Reply #1204 on: 20 January 2020, 12:11:38 »
Yay! 

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Re: Alternate Timeline with Thanks (FULL) Part 2
« Reply #1205 on: 18 March 2020, 07:39:10 »
It's been a while, too long, but with everything going on I felt the desire to write a bit and show not everything was changing.  I'll hopefully do more updates on a more regular basis over the next few weeks.

I hope everyone who reads this is doing well, is healthy and enjoys it

Pirate Base
Freedom VI, Isle of Skye
Lyran Commonwealth
8th October 3113


   Gamma squad moved quickly through into the ground facility their four Purifier Battle Armour continuously shifting in pattern to match their surroundings as they did.  Their mission was simple eliminate the pirates who were using Freedom VI as a staging ground and end the pirate raids that had been plaguing the nearby planets.

   As they passed the outer building, they encountered the first guards waiting outside one of the sealed facilities.  The first three troopers turned their weapons and gunned down three pirates who were on guard duty with their anti-personnel weapons each of the men were hit several times their EVA suits punctured by the weapons fire.  They then swapped to their anti-armour weapons blasting open a door explosively venting the atmosphere each of the troopers entered quickly, inside they saw several pirates gasping for air as they tried to breath in a rapidly decompressing room.  Gamma squad’s four troopers opened fire putting each of the pirates out of their misery beyond the room emergency bulkhead doors were closing sealing the rest of the facility off from their section.  The bulkheads didn’t stop the troopers through who quickly moved towards the next secure door blasting open the door.

   In the other section’s pirates had begun donning environmental suits and grabbing weapons turning against Gamma squad as weapons fire began to fill the corridors of the pirate’s facility.  The Purifiers continued to move despite the weapons fire engaging the pirates at point blank range killing them one by one as they moved through the facility.  Moving through the facility the members of Gamma squad didn’t stop until all of the pirates present at the base were dead one of the Gamma squad’s members and nearly forty pirates had fallen in the short brutal battle.  Setting charges throughout the base Gamma squad left leaving the facility to explode burying all who had lost their lives in the fight.

   Days later the pirate DropShip returned to the world to find at facility destroyed the company of BattleMechs that belonged to Raymond’s Hussars were all that was left of the company.  In the wreckage of their base they found each of those who had fallen defending the base and a part of a Purifier Battle Armour suit now their mission had changed from raiding for profit to revenge. 

Vision Quest
Ways of Seeing Park, New Barcella
Nova Cat’s Den
12th October 3113


   The Ways of Seeing Park on New Barcella, the capital of the Nova Cat’s Den, was the litteral heart of the Nova Cat’s spirituality and Vision quests.  Nova Cat warriors from across the Clan returned to New Barcella and the Ways of Seeing Park for their Vision Quests travelling across the park alone sacrificing their vineeers, searching for a vision of their path or the Clan’s path.  Today Khan Canin Rosse was one of many Nova Cats taking their own personal quests.  Canin had chased visions many times over his eighty years with Clan Nova Cat some had proven change his Clan irreprepreably while others had only led to minor changes.

   Alone dozens of miles from the nearest other Nova Cat Canin Rosse sat with his legs crossed beside a small fire.  He been sat in the same place for several hours without moving despite his vineers turning to ash and the weather turning to rain.  No vision had come today, it wasn’t his first unsuccessful quest, this time he’d been sure.  Instead he had waited for nothing, overhead a VTOL craft flew over his position before landing nearby Rosse ignored it knowing exactly who it would be.  He heard the figure approaching “how is it that you always turn up when you know a warrior is at an impasse?”  He said even before the massive hulk that was Oathmaster Klick Lenardon approached.

   “A feeling” Lenardon said quietly “and satellites” he admitted Canin couldn’t help but smile glancing up at the warrior.

   “They always help.  I haven’t found anything helpful today” Rosse said uncrossing his legs stretching his muscles “I think I’m getting too old for this.”  He said feeling the fatigue pass through him.  Lenardon reached his arm down and grasped Rosse’s hand pulling up up to his feet as he did the blood rushed to the Khan’s head and images followed.  Lenardon held the Khan until he regained his balance and met his eyes.  “I’m getting to old for this” he said looking around him, looking for answers to the images.

   “Bad?”

   “Bad” Rosse confirmed “many Nova Cats with die if I am right and there’s something else, our very spirit is threatened.”

   “Our spirit?”

   “My vision showed a Nova Cat and its spirit being drawn from the body existing almost as its own entity, how can the Nova Cats be separated from its very own spirit?”  The Khan said his voice almost shaking.

   “The Nova Cat spirit is part of its very being, you being here shows our spirit is as strong as it has ever been our Khan leads us by example.”  Lenardon said with a quiet confidence but the Khan looked visibly concerned.

   “Until the example leads us off the path.”  Khan Canin Rosse suggested worried about his own position and his own future as well as his Clan's suddenly things he thought were solid under his feet were threatened.  "Perhaps it is time for me to move on?  Perhaps my visions and my leadership are what brings us down this destructive path?"

"And perhaps its you doubting yourself and ignoring your spirit that causes the death and destruction you foresaw?"  Klick Lenardon suggested "Khan Rosse you have led for many years, outlived many who could have done us harm, perhaps it is time for you to move on.  Perhaps it is also time for you to remain and to ward off these threats."

"You are not helping" Rosse said angrily

"I am warning you not to make a hasty choice.  Think about your vision and allow your it time to come to pass."

Trade Mission
Twin Sons, Smoke Jaguar Territory
District of Lesnovo, Free Worlds League
 19th October 3113


Warrior-merchant Evan Sennet entered the meeting room with great apprehension he’d been meeting with people throughout the Free Worlds League making deals over the last couple of months but today today was going to be a strange day.  In the room already sat Khan Petra Furey, the leader of the reborn Clan Smoke Jaguar, and General Ethan Brewer-Cameron-Jones one of the military leaders of the District of Lesnovo.

“Welcome to Twin Sons Warrior-merchant” the General said

“Thank you, General Brewer” he said “why did you choose to meet here instead of Lesnovo?  Why is she here?”  He almost spat looking at the younger woman

“A little respect from you little Fox” Furey responded

“To the leader of a failed Clan?”  Sennet asked “your people are more than they once were but you are still not Clan.  Perhaps I should have just brought warriors for a Trial of Absorption?”

“You would pay for it in blood.  We aspire to rise again”

“Perhaps you should change your name to the Pheonix, Quineg?”  He demanded looking at her a smile playing on his mouth.

“Neg” she snapped "our spirit is that of a Jaguar."

“I assume, General, that my being here instead of on Lesnovo is because of her, and her people Quiaff?”  He asked looking at the Lesnovo leader who nodded “we cannot deal directly with the dezgra.”  He said “but we would perhaps be willing to trade with yourself depending on what you are looking for?”

“Weapons, armour and ammunition that can be retrofitted onto BattleMechs.  Battle Armour and Power armour units and some support equipment.”  Brewer-Cameron-Jones said passing a small folder with paper pages inside.  Sennet quickly picked up the document but stopped on one of the pages.

“We cannot provide these pieces of equipment” he said angrily throwing down several pieces of papers showing the Clan Iron Wombs “they could only be used for one thing which we cannot be part of.”

“Medical research” Brewer-Cameron-Jones said “our people’s health is of utmost importance.  We plan to provide our people with superior medical care, better medical care than anyone else in the entire Free Worlds League.  We could grow new limbs for people who were hurt in accidents, new organs for those in need of them.”

“And they could be used for other purposes”

“Which will be secondary to our primary goal” Furey said “initially weapons are what my people want out of this deal.”

“In exchange for?”

“An outpost on Twin Sons and access to our Ultra-Light BattleMech program along with our hand-held weapons.”  Furey suggested

“Not enough” Sennet said looking at the General as well “her people know how important this is to them and they will offer us anything but if you wish our assistance as well then you will pay for the risks we will take.”

“We are also willing to offer you a permanent presence on Lesnovo.”  He suggested but Sennet still didn’t look convinced “and sole control over the Rzhishchev system” he said naming a barely habited mining colony the system was close to another Sea Fox holding on Westover and make it their third fully controlled FWL system.  “Although if anyone wishes to leave you will allow them to?”

“Affirmative, we will allow that” Sennet agreed “we will deal with the District not with the Clansmen that you have on your payroll.”  He snarled at Furey “we will also not deal with them in future negotiations.  If they arrive we will meet as warriors not as negotiators.”

Planetary Defence Command, IrTech Headquarters
Kentwood, Irian,
District of Marik, Free Worlds League
28th October 3113


Though he’d done so on a hundred other worlds Marshal Richard Steiner found it strange entering the planetary defence command on Irian as it was not located in deep inside a military bunker or even on a military installation instead it was in the heart of the IrTech Headquarters.  Through the centuries the company had gained defacto control over the entire world with its factories employing more than three quarters of the population directly and funding the employment of the remaining quarter.  The Free Worlds League government had always maintained good relations with the world and the world had always supplied the armed forces of the Free Worlds League with some of the best equipment the Inner Sphere could build so it was a relationship that worked for them.  For a Federated Suns officer, even one who had been out of his nation’s chain of command for some time, it felt strange he walked up to the reception desk to be greeted by the receptionist she was young perhaps twenty years old had dark blonde hair tied back in a ponytail and was dressed in a corporate blue/purple suit of IrTech.

“Good morning, sir” she greeted raising from her chair.

“Good morning, I’m here to see Colonel Helmuth Laue” he said naming the commander of the Irian Corporate Guards another thing that felt wrong.  Of the three Free Worlds League units based on Irian it was the Corporate officer who was in charge of planetary defence, the unit was also the strongest defence unit on the world at three reinforce combined arms regiments.

“Of course please wait a moment” she said Richard Steiner stood to the side and waited, as other people were spoken to calmly by the receptionist like any other day not a day that Clan invaders were landing on the planetary soil.

A young FWLM Lieutenant approached dressed in his standard day to day uniform “Marshal Steiner?”  He asked Richard felt like asking him how many other Federated Suns uniformed Marshals there were on the planet but chose not to and simply nodded.  “Colonel Laue will see you now if you come this way.”

   He was led through the complex passed dozens of Free Worlds League militia officers to a set of offices inside the largest stood Colonel Helmuth Laue a large barrel of a man dressed in a Free Worlds League uniform that looked more like a corporate suit than a uniform.  “Guten Nachmittag, wie geht es Ihnen” he greeted in his native German.

   “guten Nachmittag, bin ich fein danke” Richard replied despite his Steiner name he was actually a better French speaker than a German one but he knew enough to have a conversation of the Colonel decided that was how today would go.

   “Very good Marshal, I’m glad you are in good health, the people of Kivapura are treating you well?”  He asked switching to English naming the city that the Kathil Uhlans had been based at since arriving on Irian a month before.

   “Yes, Colonel Watt and the Seventh has been very helpful.”

   “Then how can I help you Marshal?”

   “As my unit is presently representing both the Federated Suns and Star League Defence Force I have been authorised by the SLDF to extend this offer Colonel.”  He said handing over a small datapad Helmuth Lawe took the bad and looked at it briefly before heading over to the Drinks cabinet pouring himself an Irian Whisky he then poured one for Steiner as well.

   “You know I came here from the Lyran Commonwealth nearly twenty years ago?”  He asked walking over with the glasses handing one to Steiner.  “I was sick of the internal bickering of the LCAF the lack of coordination against a joint threat and the continuous uncertainty.  The money enticed me and I thought Irian of all the worlds wouldn’t be threatened with external threat.”

   “Yet here we are, the Free Worlds League cannot support you already here on Irian the First Atrean Dragoons are no more due to the Clan Wolf raids the District of Marik unwilling to stump up the funds to rebuild them.”  He said even though they were based on a factory world the unit had been informed it could not take resources from the factory without IrTech approval the warriors of the unit had refused to join the Irian Corporate Guards and so been refused support so instead they had merged with the Seventh Marik Militia keeping them operational.  With the fall of Avellaneda and Abadan they are even more on the defence now than ever.”

   “Regulus dropped the ball on that one even the mercenaries we had here could have held back the Wolves instead they pulled back at the first sign of Clan attack.”  He said angrily drinking some of his whisky.  “I assume you’ve already spoken to Colonel Watt regarding this?”  He asked it was breaking protocol but Steiner had fought with the Colonel for over a month.

   “Affirmative, even with the Atrean Dragoons merging with the Seventh the unit is paper thin and in need of more than a year of rest and refit.  The last communication they had from command higher than yourself was three months ago, the unit are tired and feel abandoned they are ready for a change.”

   “IrTech would welcome them”

   “I’m sure you would but with the Harbinger’s destruction last week the Enterprise alone cannot hold back Wolf Naval forces.”

   “Two SLDF WarShips arrived yesterday.”

   “The Oslo and Paris are here to escort my unit out of the system, we’ve already given more blood in this nation than we ever expected.”  Steiner explained “they would remain in the system if we had a reason to remain.”

   “You do your name well” Lawe suggested that the Marshal was leaning on his family’s deal maker heritage.  “So what would happen if I took this deal to the executives and the Hughes with my support?”

   “Irian would essentially become a member state of the Star League Protectorate and gain all support member worlds are entitled to.  IrTech would be welcome to continue to sell goods to the Free Worlds League as part of this deal and would be welcome to bid for contracts across the Star League held worlds.”

   “Which they already do” Lawe pointed out that wasn’t a selling point for the deal.

   “But being from a member world would give them additional weight in any negotiation.”

   “And what about the forces here?”

   “The Seventh have already decided that they will remain on Irian after this change.  We’ve worked with them for months so I could see the unit being merged with my own but that is not presently my decision to make.  The Enterprise will be jumping out of the system tonight her CO has already decided that they belong in the Free Worlds League and they are willing to take anyone with them who wants to join.”  Richard Steiner explained breaking down the Free Worlds League units on planet.  “The Wild Watchdogs and the Zodiac Phantoms have both been offered contracts with the SLDF both are considering their position, while also open to signing on with Irian if this system chooses to remain independent, neither wish to return to the Free Worlds League.”

   “And my own forces?”

   “Officially you’d be classed as mercenary forces directly under the control of IrTech.  If you wished you could take contracts across the Inner Sphere or remain here.  I’d expect if Irian decided to join the Protectorate you’d be welcome.”
   “Why are you an officer of the AFFS passing this message?  Why is it not one of the commanders of the WarShips that have arrived or a negotiator?”

   “My unit has officially decided to join the SLDF as full-time members.  Since we left the Federated Suns we’ve taken on so many recruits from the Free Worlds League we’re not entirely from the nation that built us.  We’ve seen the good we can do across the Inner Sphere and we wish to continue to help worlds.”

   “Will they allow you to go home to see your families?”  Lawe asked out of curiosity more than anything since leaving Lyran service he hadn’t once set foot on his homeworld despite leaving on good terms.  What the Uhlans were doing sounded like outright desertion.”

   “That will be up to the Federated Suns and is something we will discuss once out of the combat zone.  For now, we are each with members of our family, our unit.”

   “In principle I agree with the ideas here but it will be up to the Company and Mr Hughes to decide wether or not to proceed.”

   “I understand that, I’ll return to my unit, feel free to communicate with any other command during this time as well as with the Enterprise before she leaves orbit.”  He said finishing off the drink Lawe had poured him placing down the glass then giving the Colonel a salute before leaving the office.  Lawe walked over to the drinks cabinet and poured himself another drink, there were huge changes on the horizon for his world.
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Re: Alternate Timeline with Thanks (FULL) Part 2
« Reply #1206 on: 18 March 2020, 09:13:36 »
Yay an update and thank you for it!  Hope everyone is doing well!!!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Alternate Timeline with Thanks (FULL) Part 2
« Reply #1207 on: 18 March 2020, 09:34:01 »
Your like that pompous pilot guy...

Always washing his hands of things!

Wonder what else your writing can dirtify?

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Re: Alternate Timeline with Thanks (FULL) Part 2
« Reply #1208 on: 18 March 2020, 10:14:13 »
Excellent update! Irian as a Protectorate world huh? That's some serious financial and industrial muscle!
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Re: Alternate Timeline with Thanks (FULL) Part 2
« Reply #1209 on: 18 March 2020, 18:22:56 »
Nice update DC.

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Re: Alternate Timeline with Thanks (FULL) Part 2
« Reply #1210 on: 19 March 2020, 06:36:37 »
Glad to see something familiar return DC  :thumbsup:
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Re: Alternate Timeline with Thanks (FULL) Part 2
« Reply #1211 on: 19 March 2020, 11:29:15 »
I'm disappointed that the Enterprise is joining the Free Worlds League, other wise most welcome entry in the saga known as the Alternate Timeline with Thanks (FULL)!
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Re: Alternate Timeline with Thanks (FULL) Part 2
« Reply #1212 on: 19 March 2020, 18:51:55 »
Your like that pompous pilot guy...

Always washing his hands of things!

Wonder what else your writing can dirtify?

TT

Well recently I've done a few different things

Voyage of the Massena a nBSG spin off with original characters
https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=65981.0

And slightly older Master Chief meets the Avengers
https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=65693.0

Excellent update! Irian as a Protectorate world huh? That's some serious financial and industrial muscle!

And a headache to come

I'm disappointed that the Enterprise is joining the Free Worlds League, other wise most welcome entry in the saga known as the Alternate Timeline with Thanks (FULL)!

They've already got an SLS Enterprise an Enterprise II Supercarrier
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Re: Alternate Timeline with Thanks (FULL) Part 2
« Reply #1213 on: 20 March 2020, 11:04:23 »
https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=65693.0
They've already got an SLS Enterprise an Enterprise II Supercarrier
I thought that was the ship was returning to the FWL.
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Re: Alternate Timeline with Thanks (FULL) Part 2
« Reply #1214 on: 20 March 2020, 16:29:37 »
I thought that was the ship was returning to the FWL.

No its MS Enterprise a Venturer class
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Re: Alternate Timeline with Thanks (FULL) Part 2
« Reply #1215 on: 20 March 2020, 17:36:49 »
So it's a case of right name, wrong ship...

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Re: Alternate Timeline with Thanks (FULL) Part 2
« Reply #1216 on: 25 March 2020, 09:12:34 »
Anyone who has any storylines they'd like to see explored over the next few years of the timeline I'm currently penciling in the next few years of the story and am looking for ideas to cushion it out.

Feel free to PM me with your ideas I'll take anything you've got and turn it into something
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Re: Alternate Timeline with Thanks (FULL) Part 2
« Reply #1217 on: 25 March 2020, 10:46:23 »
Anything recent on Cyclops Station?
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Re: Alternate Timeline with Thanks (FULL) Part 2
« Reply #1218 on: 25 March 2020, 15:08:45 »
Anything recent on Cyclops Station?

It's been a while
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Re: Alternate Timeline with Thanks (FULL) Part 2
« Reply #1219 on: 27 March 2020, 10:48:04 »
I'm hoping every little helps at the moment, this is my little bit

Planetary Invasion
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Periphery
4th November 3113


   In a move responding to increased pirate activity along their border but not authorized by the Free Worlds League Government the District of Lesnovo enter the Alphard system with the equivalent six regiments worth of troops supported by the WarShip Streaking Mist.

   In defence of its homeworld the barely operational WarShip MHS Hanse attempted to stop the Lesnovo forces but the Lola III-class Destroyer was no match for the Black Lion-class Battle-cruiser which swept past the vessel crushing it in a single flying pass with heavy autocannon fire.  With no other WarShips to oppose them the District of Lesnovo forces had progressed rapidly towards the planet.

   Leading her forces from the seat of her Shadow Cat OmniMech Khan Petra Furey controlled the fall of the Mech as her forces entered the atmosphere.  “Jaguars and Lesnovo forces we do not stop until the Palace is rubble and the Caesar lays dead at my feet.”  She broadcast as a group of aerospace fighters flew past her falling Mech engaging the rising Marian forces.  Right now she was at her most vulnerable in a forty-five ton falling OmniMech with minimal capability to protect herself she would rely on those fighters for the next few minutes.

   The Jaguar Aerospace Fighters were simply better trained and better equipped to deal with the Marian fighters.  While most of Clan Sea Fox’s weapons were being filtered to their forces which were based in the district she’d taken her most battle hardened warriors for this battle.  Below they knew that there were the three main defence forces of the Marian Hegemony and Caesar Alekandr Ward leader of the nation.  It had been a hard sell with the people of Lesnovo that this was the best course of action but she had convinced them that with Alphard under Free Worlds League control they could have peace along this Periphery border they she could turn towards other issues.  Once the operation had been agreed the people had been quite happy to throw themselves behind it and the warriors appeared to be ready for a fight, it would be a good test for them, and those that survived would be welcomed into the ranks of the Smoke Jaguar.  The people of Lesnovo didn’t appear to be overly affected by her people’s heritage or the troubles associated with the Smoke Jaguar name instead they were happy to see her people improving their infrastructure, their defence and their place in the Free Worlds League.

   While she thought about what could be for her people, she realized the altitude alarm was sounding and cut in her OmniMech’s Jump Jets as it fell slowing her descent.  She saw that many of her forces were already on the ground and pushing towards enemy forces.  Zooming in on them she saw that it was her own Alpha Galaxy that were at the front of the push followed closely by the First Rim Crusaders.  In her cockpit Petra smiled the Rim Crusaders were perhaps one of the most vocal in their support for her people believing that too long they had waited for others to make choices for them.

   As the Khan’s Shadow Cat landed on the ground she detected a flight of incoming missiles and dodged to the right allowing them to harmlessly fly by glancing at her sensors Khan Furey saw what Mech the missiles had come from, a one hundred ton monster known Grand Crusader II, on its chest was the symbol of the Word of Blake.  “Stavag!”  She shouted out angrily turning on the Mech firing her Shadow Cat’s Gauss Rifle hitting the Grand Crusader right in the middle of the chest, the BattleMech ignored the monster as only and assault Mech could and turned both of its arm mounted pulse lasers on her firing catching the Mech across its left side melting away armour.  Petra was outmatched and she knew it but so did the other forces around her.  While a Jaguar warrior would not interfere with her battle the forces of the District of Lesnovo were less choosy and together nearly a full company of Rim Crusader BattleMechs opened up on the enemy Grand Crusader II.  While an assault Mech could ignore one gauss rifle they couldn’t ignore hundreds of missiles, supported by lasers, particle cannons and autocannons.  The Grand Crusader pilot obviously thought he could take on anything as he continued to engage the Free Worlds League troops but it was a battle he could never win.  Petra ran her Shadow Cat around the under siege giant and fired several laser shots into its back causing damage to the Mech’s gyro and engine surprisingly the pilot did not eject instead he continued to fight even as a second assault from the Rim Crusaders landed around the Mech Petra chse to ignore the Mech there was no glory in combining with others to kill a Mech even one the size of the Grand Crusader.  “Khan Petra Furey to all forces confirmed Word of Blake forces on Alphard, repeat confirmed Word of Blake forces on the planet unknown strength, proceed with caution.”

   Quickly as the battle continued to progress different units confirmed the presence of further Word of Blake units which were supporting the defence of Alphard.  For a split second Petra Furey was tempted to call on the unthinkable and ask the Streaking Mist to bombard the Marian capital city but she knew what it would look like that the Jaguars had not learned from their predecessors mistake and repeared the Turtle Bay Massacre making them a target for everyone in the Inner Sphere.  Today was not the day for that action instead the Jaguars continued to grind through the Marian and Word of Blake forces sacrificing the First Rim Sentinels Regiment almost in its entirety with the survivors merged with the Smoke Jaguar’s Beta Galaxy formation its warriors accepted as abtakha, accepted warriors.
 
   Pushing through the shattered streets Khan Petra Furey and the other Jaguars turned onto an almost prestine open boulevard which led through the centre of the city and was wide enough for a dozen BattleMechs to march along side by side.  At the end of the boulevard she saw her target, the Caesar’s Palace, in front of it stood a wall of BattleMechs and armour.  “This is Khan Petra Furey of the District of Lesnovo who defends this palace?”

   “A KHAN?  What Clan do you represent?  Why are you defiling the Blessed soil of Blake?”  A young sounding voice called out Furey tracked the transmission to a strange looking BattleMech that appeared almost to have a hawk like head, broad almost padded shoulders, a large cannon on one arm and a sword or some sort of retractable blade on the other.  It was a large Mech at least eighty tons perhaps heavier.

   “I am Khan Petra Furey of Clan Smoke Jaguar, and I am here to rid the Inner Sphere of your menace and end the threat to the District of Lesnovo.”

   “SMOKE JAGUAR!!” The other warrior screamed before bursting into almost manical laughter “FINALLY, the children of the Blessed Blake are allowed to destroy what we, APOLLYN’S CHOSEN, were born to do.”  The warrior almost screamed stepping forward his BattleMech along the line the entire line of Mechs and armour moved forwards.  “I am Aleksandr Ward, Caesar of Alphard, Chosen Brother of Cassandra and Faithful Brother of Blake!”  He announced as the moving line opened fire almost as one some how not a single shot hit Khan Furey’s battered OmniMech.

   “That is all I wanted to know.  All units, this is Furey, commence immediate bombardment!”  From behind her forces lines artillery positions set up by her forces began to bombard the incoming enemy forces.  Her own line of BattleMechs and armour opened fire simultaneously targeting enemy positions.  “We do not stop until they are all dead!”  She commanded accelerating forwards engaging her Shadow Cat’s MASC system taking her several kilometres closer to the enemy she fired her gauss rifles as she moved decapitating an enemy Stinger BattleMech killing its pilot.  She then headed to the right twisting her Mech’s torso as she did firing several laser shots into a passing tank before turning the gauss rifle on the Caesar’s mystery Mech blasting its chest with the weapon the Mech shrugged off the attack and opened fire on it with its autocannon hammering away armour on the Mech’s torso and leg.  Petra returned fire with her Gauss rifle again with a Shadow Hawk and a Thanatos opening fire on the same target. Petra turned to see one of the Mechs that had fired was a Jaguar BattleMech and took a mental note of the Mech, the Marians had broken duling laws but her people were Jaguars, she’d see them in a Circle of Equals if they survived this battle.  In the meantime however she had more important things to do, like killing the Caesar.  As she moved her Mech she sprayed the strange Mech with laser fire as it twisted its torso and tried to hit her with the bladed arm the retractable blade flew out of the BattleMech’s arm but thankfully missed her Shadow Cat.  Instead of tempting fate again by remaining so close she engaged the Shadow Cat’s jump jets launching herself away from the target as autocannon shells hammered the location she had been standing in and the air around her Mech.  She was outgunned by the enemy Mech but she wasn’t about to let that get to her cutting the jump short she twisted the Shadow Cat’s torso and fired a gauss rifle shot straight into the the enemy Mech shattering its left torso armour and the missile launcher there.  The Mech staggered back but then fired again on her this time with missiles and a particle cannon both of which ripped into her Mech’s left arm.  Glancing at the damage she saw the precious gauss rifle, her main weapon, was not damaged and lined up another shot this one flew straight past the targeted Mech impacting on the back of a Catapult that had come to the aid of the Caesar.  Petra was happy to see a huge explosion blossom from the Catapult as its missile bin exploded blowing through the Mech’s armour gutting it throwing the BattleMech to the ground as fire consumed its torso and its pilot, how a Mech by modern standards didn’t have CASE bemused Petra but she didn’t have time to gloat as the Caesar ripped into her Shadow Cat with more autocannon fire.  Glancing down Petra saw that the armour was now breached on two parts of her Mech’s torso, the Shadow Cat wasn’t built for this kind of battle.  The last thing she wanted to do was ask for help from another warrior.

   Fortunately, she did not need to call for assistance as fate was on her side as the enemy Mech stepped forwards it stepped on a mine which had been seeded during their initial artillery bombardment.  The explosion ripped up the right-hand side of the huge Mech consuming its right foot completely as it tore open the armour there snapping the myomer muscles which allowed the Mech to move fluidly.  The huge Mech stumbled forwards as the pilot struggled to control his now crippled Mech but there was little chance of remaining standing as Petra fired another gauss shot straight into the right leg buckling the knee joint on the crippled limb.  The huge Mech finally seemed to give up its fight with gravity and slammed down on the ground ripping the autocannon arm right off and embedding the retractable blade in the ground.

   As the battle continued to rage around her Petra walked over opening a general radio frequency to the whole field.  “Chosen?” She taunted the downed pilot as he tried to force his Mech back to its feet.  “Chosen to die to the Jaguar’s Claws perhaps.”  She said finally slamming her Shadow Cat’s foot down on the cockpit of the enemy Mech killing the pilot.  Unlike in the tri-vid movies the battle did not end there even as Jaguars occupied and destroyed the Caesar’s Palace fighting continued for a further eighteen hours as defence elements of Alphard continued to resist and die to the invader’s guns.  It did not go all the way of the District of Lesnovo’s way however three regiments from the District of Lesnovo’s own defence forces were essentially destroyed in the fighting with their survivors folded into the forces of the Smoke Jaguars swelling their touman’s ranks.

   In the coming days assaults by the Free World’s Leagues District of Lesnovo and neighbouring District of Bowang saw a further nine systems fall as the Marian Hegemony began to collapse under the pressure of the attacks.  The final death blow to the nation came however as Magistracy of Canopus forces launched attacks along the border systems crushing many of the Marian’s remaining defence units leaving a little over a brigade of warriors remaining reducing the Marian Hegemony Armed Forces to little more than a pirate band.  Within months the systems of Sean, Charybdis IX and Chi Ceti VI are raided by these pirates and the factions around them so much that they are essentially classed as dead worlds with populations no longer sustainable beyond the current generation.

New Avalon News Network
Avalon City, New Avalon
Crucis March, Federated Suns
18th November 3113


The lights in the studio came up to show a dark skinned man in his thirties dressed in a light grey suit with a dark “Davion” green tie.  Behind him sat the Federated Suns flag with an image of Prince Luther Davion in front of it.  “Ladies and Gentlemen of New Avalon, I am Theo Besson of the New Avalon News Network and tonight I bring you breaking news on our Prince, Luther Davion.”  He said in a New Avalonian French-accent.  He briefly shuffled some papers as the NANN’s theme tune played over the broadcast before looking back at the tri-vid camera once more.  “Tonight, NANN has learned that Prince Luther Davion has been shot by a would-be assassin on Terra.”  He said rapidly announcing the news.  “The Prince was at a social event in Geneva when the assignation attempt took place.”  He said continuing the news event.  “It is believed that Prince Luther was rushed to the primary care facility in Geneva following the attack and while he has been severely injured he is described to be in a stable condition.  There has been no comment from the Star League Embassy here on New Avalon nor from the Davion Royal Family’s official spokesperson regarding this event.”
“As many of you will know Prince Luther has been studying at the Sandhurst Military Academy on Terra after choosing the Star League Academy over Federated Suns based institutions as a way of bringing the Star League and the Federated Suns closer together.  During this time he has been seen visiting his Grandfather Exarch Victor Steiner-Davion and his Grandmother Duchess Danai Centrella-Davion” The Besson said as an image of Luther was seen “it is not believed that Star League Leader Exarch Victor Steiner-Davion was at the event where Prince Luther was injured, the Star League leader is reportedly currently visiting Star League Defence Force units which are based on the Clan Wolf border.”  He said changing one of the pages on his table.  “Over the past several weeks there has been talk of Luther returning to New Avalon for a break from his studies on Terra and possibly taking up a position at the New Avalon Institute of Sciences, it is possible that this unprovoked attack on the Prince may drive him into choosing to return to the Federated Suns on a full time basis.”

“We will have more on this story throughout the night here on the New Avalon News Network but to recap Prince Luther Davion has been shot and severely injured on Terra, his injuries at this time are not expected to be life threatening.”

Raids
Free Worlds League
22nd November 3113


   Beginning with the world of New Delos and continuing through more than a dozen worlds throughout the Free Worlds League raids are conducted against Free Worlds League weapons depots, food storage facilities and fuel refineries.  In each raid those involved use the colours of neighbouring states to throw off defenders’ perceptions of who is involved leading to border conflicts between the Free Worlds League, the Capellan Confederation, the Lyran Commonwealth and the Magistracy of Canopus there are also internal fights between the various districts of the Free Worlds League.

   Only on one of the worlds are the attackers quite clear on the world of Wallis two distinct units are seen one is well known pirate band Lincoln’s Rotting Corpse, a regiment sized combined arms unit, while the other is a known Word of Blake splinter unit the Whispers of Blake.  During the fighting the two units successfully occupy Ronin Incorporated destroying the Sixth Cameron-Jones Guard and driving back the corporately hired Chaos Irregulars Mercenary Command.  While the Irregulars remain an active command with many Regulan warriors joining their ranks the Whispers essentially are in control over the system.

   Among the Whispers forces is a single MIT-23 Medical Transport Vehicle, four Raptor II BattleMechs and several squads of unkown Battle Armour forces who take several MechWarriors prisoner including Chaos Irregulars warriors Colonel Ariel Peregrine-Simpson and MechWarrior Aletha Chowla.
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Re: Alternate Timeline with Thanks (FULL) Part 2
« Reply #1220 on: 27 March 2020, 11:31:20 »
Thank you for understanding update to the story!

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« Reply #1221 on: 27 March 2020, 15:43:05 »
Woah. The Jaguars triggered big game of dominoes across the Free Worlds League.
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« Reply #1222 on: 27 March 2020, 15:49:34 »
An excellent update, and it seems that Ceasar Ward went right off the deep end! Part of me hopes the Cat's capture the refitting Endeavour class ship the former SLS C. Sagan.  That mech sounds interesting too, some custom job for the Ceasar, the eagle stylings sound like it was trying to inspire the Roman eagle.

The botched assassination attempt is worrying, I wonder who was behind that. And Word splinters are popping up a lot, not good!
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« Reply #1223 on: 27 March 2020, 17:37:10 »
Dragon Cat I WOULD LOVE TO SEE SOME STORY LINES WITH CLAN BLOOD SPIRIT. THANK YOU

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« Reply #1224 on: 27 March 2020, 17:41:57 »
Dragon Cat I WOULD LOVE TO SEE SOME STORY LINES WITH CLAN BLOOD SPIRIT. THANK YOU

Been a while since weve seen the stone spirits I'll see what I can do
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« Reply #1225 on: 14 April 2020, 00:44:31 »
Oh my Word! What have you done to the Marians?!?

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« Reply #1226 on: 21 April 2020, 05:18:23 »
Oh my Word! What have you done to the Marians?!?

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Ruined them a bit >:D

Hope everyone's doing alright here's a bit more

Capellan Confederaton national Census
Andurien Commonality
Periphery
1st December 3113


   As part of the national Census of the Capellan Confederation officials announce that they will officially recoignise the worlds of Ichangis, Fjadr, Bringdam, Ryans Fate, Enkra, Mechdur and Zangul all along the Taurian Concordat/Fronc Reaches all of which will be opened to visitors and immigration for the first time.  While all the systems had been inhabited for years they had officially not been registered as they had extremely small populations.

   The Capellans announce that further relocations of the nation’s population will take place in the following months to boost these worlds economy and improve the economy of other worlds.  They also announce plans for the system of Victoria to once again be recoignised as a Commonality Capital within the next two years as more worlds are brought back into the Capellan Confederation.

Rebel assault
Wallis, District of Regulus
Free Worlds League
12th December 3113


   Jocoam “Jake” Chowla was hated his new BattleMech he’d captured it from the Whispers of Blake for this assault it weighed in at seventy tons had three particle cannons, a gauss rifle and a retractable blade but it was uncomfortable to sit in.  The space designated for the cockpit was tiny and had a weird interface that he wasn’t able to use instead he sat uncomfortably in the Mech waiting for the Whispers guards to allow him to enter their base.

This plan was more than two weeks in the making and he didn’t plan on messing it up now.  Behind him were his two Mechs and three vehicles making up their “patrol unit” he didn’t like the idea of a unit being divisable by 6 but that’s what the Whispers employed just like the Word of Blake so he’d play along.  In the hills around them the rest of the Chaos Irregulars and local militia were waiting for his signal. 

Finally, the guards allowed him and his companions to enter.  Jake stepped his Mech forwards through the large metal gates as they opened and stopped allowing his companions to enter first, he knew it wouldn’t take long for the Whispers to realise that the Mechs that had accompanied his Mech were not the same that left.  Across the courtyard of the Whispers fire base Jake saw several troopers running into a hut before running out carrying portable short-range missile launchers while others began climbing into several vehicles.  “Operation Code: GAMES UP!”  Jake shouted a warning firing all three of the torso mounted particle cannons into the hut where the troopers had gotten their heavy weapons consuming it in weapons fire.  Behind him the gate began closing again but Jake wasn’t about to allow his force to be contained instead he spun his BattleMech’s torso bringing the left arm and its retractable blade down on the door bisecting it.  He then kicked out with his seventy ton Mech’s foot slamming into the gate knocking the broken part to the ground below infantry began to pepper his Mech with small arms fire but he ignored them he wasn’t outfitted to engage them instead he spun his Mech’s torso again and levelled the right arm at a barracks facility firing the gauss rifle into it knocking in one of the walls.  The Gauss rifle itself wasn’t an explosive weapon using force and speed to cause the damage which was what he needed making the building accessible without destroying it.  Around him it was chaos as his lance mates continued to fire on enemy forces out of the back of a Goblin Infantry Fighting Vehicle infantry troopers began to spill out of the back as the vehicle crew covered them firing its machine guns and pulse laser.  Unlike the vehicle which had been repainted white for this operation the infantry wore their Chaos Irregulars uniform.

   From the Mechbay a seventy-five ton Toyama stepped clear of the facility firing its arm mounted autocannon and lasers only to be hit by by Jake’s particle cannons and several large lasers, missiles and autocannons from Jake’s companions as they all ganged up on the heavy Mech cutting it to pieces in a ferocious display of combined fire.  Jake turned the gauss rifle on the target and hit it again adding in the particle cannons again as the enemy Mech fell.  “Infantry clear out the buildings find our people!”  He snapped “Wolf to Sheepdog, we’re in begin assault.”

   “Sheepdog to Wolf, we’ve engaged the Whispers nearly ten kilometres from the base they had people out and about.  Assault force delayed on rendezvoux.  Mission outcome unknown.”

   “Wolf, I’m not giving up now.  Get here when you can we’ll hold them up!”  Jade shouted angrily at the militia man he hadn’t expected to find more Whispers in the field most of them in this area were supposed to be in their base.  As he fought determinedly to keep the enemy off balance several missiles slammed into his Mech the last one carried an inferno warhead which exploded covering his Mech in flaming liquid.  “Son of a…” Jake screamed angrily firing his Mech’s particle cannons into the group of infantries as he swiped at the Mech’s chest with his retractable blade cutting away much of the liquid away from his Mech but still the heat was still rising.  “I need some help here!”  He shouted a warning his Mech had no explosive ammunition but the gauss rifle could be a bomb itself it things got really out of hand.

   Fortunately for Jake several of the infantry had been paying attention to his plight and had commandeered a Saurer-Bucher fire fighting vehicle and were already dousing his in coolant it wasn’t perfect but it was helping.  Jake paid them back by hitting a Whispers of Blake Saracen Hovertank his gauss rifle shot went straight through the hovertank causing its explosive ammunition to explode consuming the craft in fire.  The infantry forces in the fire fighting vehicle continued to cool his Mech extinguishing the flames.  “Thanks boys!”  He shouted stepping away from them engaging a Whispers of Blake Ghurka BattleMech flattening the light BattleMech with his assault.

   “Wolf, we’ve got the Colonel and Aletha along with thirty that is three-zero other combants we’re extracting to transport!”  One of the squad leaders reported

   “Commandeer whatever you need we’ll cover!”  Jake responded anxious to ask how Aletha was after she’d been shot out of her Mongoose fighting the Whispers.  Off to his right the Argus that was in his lance exploded as another Whispers of Blake Mech jumped over the compound fences landing on its left shoulder slamming the sixty-ton Mech into the floor as it exploded.  “Com’on!”  Jake shouted turning on the newly landed Wraith BattleMech it was smaller than his Mech and faster it was also armed with a series of pulse lasers that lashed out at this Mech bathing it in glowing light as more than a ton or armour vapourized.

   Jake twisted his Mech’s torso towards the Wraith and unleashed all three particle cannons adding in his gauss rifle as it came in line.  Two of the particle cannons sizzled by the rounded armour Mech while the third slammed into its head melting the armour there.  Jake had been in a Mech after suffering a head hit and actually felt a little sorry for the pilot just as his gauss rifle slug slammed into its right leg.  The heavy damage caused the pilot to lose control and fall over.  Jake turned to finish off the Wraith only for a particle cannon shot to slam into his back burning through torso armour and internal structure ruining one of the particle cannons.  “Get the hell out of here PBIs!”  He shouted angrily as the fire truck, two Bruno II Cargo trucks and a Pit Bull flat bed pulled out following the Goblin clear of the base.  Jake saw one of his lancemates run over to the Wraith that was beginning to get back up and swing out with its armoured fist.  The BattleMech hand went straight through the Wraith’s already damaged head armour crushing the pilot inside.  Jake didn’t like to see MechWarriors execute other MechWarriors like that but he’d seen a lot of the Chaos Irregulars killed in the last few days and he didn’t think it was over yet.

   Turning he saw a Whispers of Blake Puma combat vehicle engage them again with its particle cannon and long-range missiles showering the Goblin with fire.  The Infantry Fighting Vehicle stood up to the fire and returned fire with its own pulse laser but it couldn’t hold off attack from the larger vehicle for long.  “I promise you the BattleMech running at you is a bigger threat” Jake cursed running at the combat vehicle hitting it with both of his particle cannons as he ran, he’d used some of his gauss ammo already and didn’t plan on wasting shots.  The Puma engaged again with LRMs and the particle cannon this time bypassing the Goblin hitting the a Saurer-Bucher fire fighting truck which immediately blew up, the civilian vehicle wasn’t designed with such an attack in mind.  “You ********!”  Jake cursed continuing his charge hitting the tank again as he closed range bringing the gauss rifle up for a near point blank shot.  Gauss rifles weren’t designed to be fired this close but today he didn’t care and watched the slug slam through several plates of armour as the slug hit it at supersonic speeds.  He then kicked out with his right leg kicking through the Puma’s tank tread before spinning the Mech’s torso putting the retractable blade through its top armour.  Internal exlosions were going off as Jake retracted the blade looking around, he realized in his rage that his convoy and both surviving lancemates had moved nearly off the battlefield downing three more Whispers of Blake units as they did forcing the rogue unit back.  Jake took one look at the Saurer-Bucher before turning to join the other survivors “sorry guys, I owed you better, you saved my ass. I’ll save your planet, I promise you.”  He said finally before following the other Chaos Irregulars.  The Whispers of Blake were now on the backfoot, they weren’t beaten on Wallis but for the first time in this fight they weren’t on top of the pile.

   While things turn on the side of the FWL on Wallis elsewhere in the nation Districts square off against each other in several systems as they blame each other for the blakes began by the former Word of Blake warriors.  On several worlds line regiments of different districts fact of for the first time since the reformation of the Free Worlds League only for calmer heads to prevail and stand forces down before full blown hostilites erupt.

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Wolf City, Gallery
Halfway Province, Lyran Commonwealth
22nd December 3113


For maybe the hundredth time since assuming a leadership role Scientist General Riko Danvers escorted Halfway Province Duke Robert Linius through the Wolf City showing him what the remains of Clan Mountain Wolf had created on the world.  Recently they had added two new “Gallery Defenders” Clusters to their defence force which was mostly just Combat Vehicles supported by infantry.  But today was a more important day for today they would be able to show the Lyran Commonwealth a new toy “designed and built” entirely on Gallery by his Wolves and ready to serve the Commonwealth or at least that’s what he would be telling this Lyran leader he didn’t need to know that they’d had help with it or where the design had originated.

“Allow me to present you the Kharon Heavy Cavalry BattleMech.”  He said showing the Duke the new humanoid BattleMech.  “With enough speed to out maneuver any assault Mech on the field it will provide mobility for your forces.”  He promised the Mech could reach 86kph nothing too special for a heavy Clan Mech but far more than any assault Mech could reach.  “Two Extended Range Large Lasers provide the reach to strike enemy units are mounted on the right side replacing most of the right arm and shoulder assemblies.”  He said pointing out the two large laser weapons that dominated that side of the Mech.  “A heavy-duty gyroscope provides additional stability to balance out these weapons” he explained seeing the duke look at the weapons the heavier Gyro also hid some of the electronics that his scientists had imbedded in the Endo Steel Hull.  “Two long range missile launchers on the left side complement the lasers and allow for indirect bombardment, minefield laying and other support missions.  While a medium pulse laser, a targeting computer and ECM suite round out the Mech’s offensive and defensive capabilities.”  He explained

“So, it’s a Mad Cat in a hull five tons lighter?”

“Not quite”

“But still a capable heavy model we can well to the Lyran military?”

“Yes, WE can” Danvers said “other than the Gyro the technology involved is Clan based.  However, we can also accommodate Inner Sphere technologies that are desired.”

“Excellent work Danvers, I can see why we allowed you to stay here.  I want a Kharon in my personal guard.”  The Duke said quite enjoying the idea of having a new Mech to share with the Commonwealth.

“You can have this one”

“Excellent does it come in red?”

“I’m sure our techs can paint one in that colour” Riko Danvers said looking at the Lyran wishing he could do something else with the Kharon which would make a red colour mainly out of the Duke at the moment.  The man was a necessary evil for his Mountain Wolves but he’d use him for as long as he’d need him and having one of his Mechs as part of the planetary guard wouldn’t hurt.

“Excellent, excellent what else do you have for me?”

“We have housed another four hundred-and-twenty refugees in sector three.”

“Something interesting Danvers, you handle these new people well I’m happy for you to educate them and put them to work.”  Duke Robert Linius said as they walked deeper into the facility.
The below link leads to a wiki page created by Wrangler.  It has links to the various pages of my AU.

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Re: Alternate Timeline with Thanks (FULL) Part 2
« Reply #1227 on: 21 April 2020, 08:06:00 »
Interesting entry, DragonCat!  For second there, i thought my merc's commander's daughter was in the fight on that Free World's League world!

Is there stats for the Kharon Heavy Cavalry BattleMech posted? 
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Re: Alternate Timeline with Thanks (FULL) Part 2
« Reply #1228 on: 21 April 2020, 16:04:33 »
* grumbles - insert more orbitary fire here - *

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Re: Alternate Timeline with Thanks (FULL) Part 2
« Reply #1229 on: 22 April 2020, 00:14:47 »
Someone hurt TT's whispers.
More please. :D ;)
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