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« Reply #360 on: 16 October 2020, 02:16:41 »
Sorry for the delay everyone, got hit with some writers block and nothing I put down is flowing right. Had to take a step back for a break.


What the others have said. Take a break and step back. You've been writing pretty much non-stop on this and The Quest before that for what, two years now?

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« Reply #361 on: 17 October 2020, 07:37:59 »
 :o :o :o WOW!! Dude take a break and thank you for letting us all know what going on.

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« Reply #362 on: 17 October 2020, 17:39:18 »
Okay folks, I got some juices flowing but they are gonna require a massive time jump. First post will be a quick over view, covers most but not everything. My brain is currently focusing on the future, so that tells me to strike while the iron is hot.

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« Reply #363 on: 17 October 2020, 18:57:02 »
Translation: you THINK you got the number of butterflies nailed down...  :D

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« Reply #364 on: 18 October 2020, 00:13:49 »
I'm pumped!
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« Reply #365 on: 18 October 2020, 01:35:03 »
1 January 2999
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 The small hidden war against Comstar's Operation Holy Shroud had concluded in 2841, at least the Hegemony Security's side of the war. Though many wanted to take the war to the next level, Director General Amanda Cameron had stood firm and since the Hegemony had managed to prevent the death of many researchers, she ordered the counter operations halted. Though the next 2 years saw the security forces of the various Houses prevent more deaths, Hegemony Security had slowly and carefully slipped information to the various House security operations to assist in the counter operations.

 Gwithian had become the first Hegemony colony established in 2844 with the introduction of 325,000 colonists. A single Conventional Regimental Combat Team had been sent to provide protection of the colony. A small terraforming operation had improved the soil and water of the planet over a ten year cycle. In 2865, the Hegemony colonized Richmond's World after DoME declared the planet once again viable and the virus which decimated the first colony had been eradicated, with the initial colony established in 2867 with 320,000. New Sierra was finally completely terraformed by 2890 and DoME declared it once again inhabitable in 2912 in which a colony of 475,000 was established.

 The Delphi Curse had proven a stubborn virus to defeat and in 2883, scientist had finally created a vaccine that eradicated the deadly virus. Much like Small Pox that had once ravaged Terra, it had taken a monumental effort to innoculate everyone in the Delphi Compact. Even so, travel to the surface of any planet was not allowed until an individual not from the Delphi Compact had been innoculated at one of the Jump Points as a precaution. Nor was anyone allowed the depart until they had tested negative for the virus as a precaution. No chances were taken with this deadly virus.

 With the end of the Second Succession War, as the wars had come to be called, in 2864, Director General Amanda Cameron had ordered a demobilization of the Hegemony Armed Forces. With the destruction of almost all of the warships in the Inner Sphere, the massive Hegemony Navy was ordered to mothball 90% of their ships. Only 2 Divisions of warships were allowed to remain operational. From a high of 32 active Divisions, the Hegemony Army was reduced to only 2 active Divisions by 2874. The 272nd Mechanized Infantry Division and 331st Royal Battlemech Division were the only full strength Divisions. The 272nd because no one dared to deactivate it and the 331st because it remained a symbol of the Wolverine's past.

 Many of the Divisions though were reduced to Regimental Combat Teams, close to what were formed in the Federated Suns during the reign of First Prince Melissa Davion. Built around a single Battlemech Regiment, 2 Armor Regiments and 4 Infantry Regiments. By 2920, the Hegemony Armed Forces was 30 RCT's, 8 Independent Regiments and 78 Conventional RCT's. Vast storehouses were established across the Hegemony from which the equipment could be quickly placed back into service if needed.

 The vast amount of money saved was poured into medical research and terraforming techniques. The natural life span of Hegemony citizens was slowly expanded to 150 years, with several people reaching 185 years of age. Many types of cancer were defeated, though a few remained extremely stubborn. Though reduced, military research continued but on a smaller scale. In 2851, a targeting computer was introduced that greatly improved even a average gunner could hit a target at range. The biggest advancement had come in 2853 when the Ferret Power Armor was finally declared ready. Two versions had been created, one armed with Jump Jets, to be used by Jump Infantry and the Special Forces troops and another with increased ground speed of 32kph for normal ground forces. It had taken years to work out the small problems. The Special Forces Brigade was fully outfitted with the Ferret Power Armor by 2860, with each Battalion having 3 Companies (96 suits each) and a full Battlemech Company.

 Only the 272nd and 331st were equipped with the Ferret Power Armor, but both Divisions had a full Brigade equipped with them. The 272nd Mechanized Infantry Division had a total of 4,608 and the 331st had a total of 4,608. It took until 2875 to finally fully equip both Divisions. The venerable Turhan was once again modified to carry these powerful suits into battle. Tactics for the new suits were slowly worked on over the years. In 2890, production of the Ferret Power Armor was scaled down to just 300 per year, enough to replace losses, but the additional lines were mothballed carefully in case of a rapid need for additional suits.

 The introduction of the targeting computer combined with the powerful ER laser systems had rendered research into the Pulse laser technology almost a moot point. Many weapons researchers turned to other projects. In 2848, micro electronics had reached the point where LRM missile's could be fired with no minimum range much like SRM systems. This made the LRM systems that much deadlier and was greeted by those Battlemech pilots armed with the LRM systems with great fanfare.

 Though Hegemony Security maintained it's domination of Comstar's ROM over the years, the Veddar Affair in 2861 had caused them plenty of problems. It had caused Hegemony Security to slow down the introduction of agents into Comstar to avoid detection. More problems had occurred when Comstar instituted a 2 year rotation of it's personnel among duty stations.

 In 2947, when it was reported by Hegemony Security that Comstar had stood up the new Com Guard, followed quickly by Comstar actually building a new warship, the Dante Frigate, the Hegemony Armed forces reactivated the 1st Battle Squadron as a counter. All efforts to improve the slip stream technology had failed, though researchers had managed to design and build a system that could actually track and give warning of a slip stream equipped ship. These powerful systems were placed aboard the many Olympus and Bastion stations around the Hegemony. "Amber" had created a way for the many slip stream equipped ships of the Hegemony Navy to make use of their own sensors to provide a 12 hour notification that slip stream equipped ship was inbound, the more powerful sensor aboard the stations gave a 36 hour notification. All efforts to increase the range or number of slip stream jumps before a complete core swap had eluded the researchers.

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Re: Fate Can Be Cruel (Part Two)
« Reply #366 on: 18 October 2020, 01:36:46 »
3 March 3000
Strana Mechty (Clan Space)


 "Returning to the Inner Sphere without good intel is a recipe for disaster. It goes against every sound military tactic in history." Khan Kerlin Ward, Clan Wolf said to the assembled Khan's in the Grand Council.

 "And how would you propose that we gather the information we need Khan Ward?" Khan Nadia Winson, Clan Ghost Bear, asked

 "We send a recon mission to the Inner Sphere. To prevent subjecting Trueborns to this deceptive task, we will use Freeborn warriors. This force will then serve as a mercenary command, serving each of the Houses. Gaining valuable intel on their forces, fighting techniques and prowess. While this mission is underway, we can prepare ourselves for returning to the Inner Sphere, properly." Khan Kerlin Ward said

 As the various Khan's nodded approval, Khan Nadia Winson put the measure to a vote, which easily passed. "Khan Kerlin Ward, since this is your proposal, Clan Wolf will take the lead on forming this special unit. It will be up to Clan Wolf to provide most of the equipment and warriors for this mission. Though I am sure many of the Khan's gathered here will make additional equipment and warriors available to you." Khan Nadia Winson declared.

 "Clan Wolf accepts the Grand Council's charge. I will personally begin work on putting the required force together." Khan Kerlin Ward replied

15 March 3000

 Khan Kerlin Ward looked at the notes he had made. He had studied ancient records, using the Northwind Highlanders and Illician Lancers as a guideline of mercenary commands used in the Inner Sphere. In doing so, he had settled on 5 Regiments along with several attached commands as the perfect force structure. He had been shocked when saKhan Ren Posavatz, Clan Goliath Scorpion, had offered to train the new command in Inner Sphere tactics using the many SLDF manuals they held as a training tool. He had accepted the offer, but amassing the warriors and support personnel was going to be a challenge. This mission would take most of Clan Wolf's Freeborn warriors, stripping many of their Garrison Clusters to almost nothing, along with putting a sizeable dent in their many Brian Caches of stored, ancient Battlemechs and other equipment. He already had technicians searching the Brian Caches and removing the equipment for a full refurbishing.

 Though this was offset by several communications from several Khan's offering Freeborn warriors and even some equipment. Though the force would still place a huge burden upon Clan Wolf's Touman, any help he could get would help offset this huge drain. Complaints from Khan Yvonne Hazen, Clan Jade Falcon, had been rebuffed as she realized the enormous expense this was going to take on Clan Wolf. But a Trial Of Refusal by Khan Kincaid Furey, Clan Smoke Jaguar, would have to be defeated first before he could proceed with actual recruitment.

19 May 3000

 Star Captain Natasha Kerensky, 328th Assault Cluster, exited her Timber Wolf with a smile on her face. Her Trinary had won the Trial of Refusal against Clan Smoke Jaguar. Even her only Freeborn warrior, Jaime Wolf had performed extremely well. She felt he would one day be a ristar among Clan Wolf, even as a Freeborn. He seemed to be gifted in both strategy and tactics, and even some of her Tureborn warriors seemed to willingly follow his orders. This in itself was a rare thing, but he would soon get his chance to prove it as she planned to allow him to compete in a Trial of Position for Star Commander.

7 November 3002

 The recruitment and training of the force had not been going to plan Khan Kerlin Ward had finally been forced to concede. Though several of the Freeborn had shown themselves to be able Cluster, rather Battalion commanders, they had proven unable to command such a large force during their training against Clan Goliath Scorpion's  Heartvenom Cluster. But today he hoped to change all of that.

 Two hours later, Star Colonel Natasha Kerensky was admitted to his office. He motioned her to take a seat and once she was comfortable he began speaking. "Star Colonel Kerensky, I have read your report on the action against Clan Jade Falcon on Eden. In your report you speak highly of 2 Freeborn in your command, brothers it would seem."

 "Yes my Khan. Though they are Freeborn, both have proven extremely talented. Jaime Wolf has an ability I have never seen before, if he were a Trueborn, he would command a Galaxy and I would willingly Trial to be in his command. Charisma is so great that even Trueborn warriors defer to his orders in his Binary, he just Trialed for Star Captain and won. Joshua Wolf has proven a talented warrior in his own right, but has a natural talent for administration duties. Why do you ask my Khan?" Star Colonel Natasha Kerensky asked

 "Neither had volunteered for the mission to the Inner Sphere, I am curious why that is?" Khan Kerlin Ward asked

 "They are outside as ordered my Khan, you will have to ask them that question." Star Colonel Natasha Kerensky replied

 "Show them in Star Colonel Kerensky." Khan Ward ordered

 Once both young officers were before him, Khan Kerlin Ward looked each over carefully. After a few minutes he spoke "I am told that both of you are very capable warriors. I am curious as to why neither of you have volunteered for the mission to the Inner Sphere?"

 Star Captain Jaime Wolf fielded the question "My Khan, neither of us want to leave the command of Star Colonel Kerensky."

 "I see. What if I were to offer to make "Wolf" an Honorname if you would take command of the reconnaissance mission? I am told by Star Colonel Kerensky that you have the ability to command such a force. I must admit that to date, recruitment has not been what I expected. I need a spark to move this along quicker." Khan Ward said

 Both brothers exchanged looks before Jaime Wolf answered "On that, we agree to take the mission my Khan."

5 March 3003

 Khan Kerlin Ward smiled as the reports came in. Ever since Jaime Wolf had taken command, volunteers had threatened to exceed the missions needs. Even several Trueborn had volunteered to accompany the mission, even taking a lower slot in the mission. Star Colonel Natasha Kerensky had even volunteered, taking a huge demotion to command a Trinary or Company in the mission. He had just approved her request. They had one year of training left before they departed on their mission.

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« Reply #367 on: 18 October 2020, 01:59:06 »
Hmmm, looks as though Wolf's Dragoons are going to discover the Outworld's Barrens are not quite as barren as the rumors insinuated. Better put your boots on, it's about to get deep! 8)

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« Reply #368 on: 18 October 2020, 02:01:09 »
oh boy oh boy!!!!

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« Reply #369 on: 18 October 2020, 04:21:56 »
the one piece of tech that the hegemony has not been mentioned as having rolled out is Omni mechs what is the status on that

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« Reply #370 on: 18 October 2020, 04:31:48 »
Is Amanda Cameron still alive?

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« Reply #371 on: 18 October 2020, 04:55:03 »
She'd be over 200 nyears old if she were.
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« Reply #372 on: 18 October 2020, 05:01:06 »
Yes, I know, but the data before said the people can live longer, and we don't receive any info about her death, so...

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« Reply #373 on: 18 October 2020, 08:11:04 »
I was hoping they'd kept the Divisions together.  They seemed to have been more potent force. Oh well.
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« Reply #374 on: 18 October 2020, 13:19:14 »
Yes, I know, but the data before said the people can live longer, and we don't receive any info about her death, so...
That would be quite a game changer, if Jaime Wolf was challenged by Amanda Cameron herself.
See the :o with the Wolf Dragoon's.

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« Reply #375 on: 18 October 2020, 14:18:35 »
Folks, I will be covering more of the Hegemony soon. Be a few more posts. Currently working out the population growth numbers. That was my quick down and dirty over view. I just needed to get it out of the way while it was fresh on my mind.

 Divisions, during the demobilization, they kept 2 Divisions intact, the other Divisions basically went down to RCT sized. Think of them as cadre's to be filled out in an emergency.

 No Omni stuff, that has not entered their radar.

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« Reply #376 on: 18 October 2020, 15:40:26 »
1 January 3004
Strana Mechty (Clan Space)


 A single Scout Jumpship along with a Leopard CV had departed Strana Mechty to scout the way back to the Inner Sphere 6 months ago. Jaime Wolf wanted some kind of intel before his main force arrived to make a more informed decision about what they would find. It was going to be a long journey, but they would not need to carry all of their supplies at once, because Clan Goliath Scorpion would be accompanying the mission until the halfway point with a Potemkin Transport loaded with supplies to replenish the mission for the last leg of their journey.

 Wolf's Dragoons, the name Jaime Wolf had selected, were already assemblying for their journey. Once they were all assembled, it would be quite a large force departing for their mission. Along with the thousands of combat troops were over 35,000 dependents and technicians to support the mission. They would be departing for the Inner Sphere March of this year.

 Wolf's Dragoons

 WDS Alexander - Aegis Heavy Cruiser
 WDS Beowulf - Congress Frigate
 WDS Darius - Lola III Destroyer
 WDS Nelson - Lola III Destroyer
 WDS Athena - Sovetskii Soyuz Heavy Cruiser
 WDS Mars - Vincent Mk 42 Corvette

 Hephaestus Station - Hughes Space Station

 3 Monolith Jumpships
 4 Star Lord Jumpships
 15 Invader Jumpships
 1 Scout Jumpship

 317 Dropships (Various)

 5 Regiments Battlemechs
 3 Regiments Armor
 3 Regiments Infantry

Thazi (Hegemony)

 Director General Mark Cameron looked over the yearly reports. He so hated the yearly week long briefings that he had suspended them several years ago, going against tradition. He was 65 years old and the 4th Director General of the Hegemony in Exile, as he thought of it. He had a short temper and knew it, that was one of the reason's he had suspended the briefings, the bickering over funds always irritated him. He wondered how his Great Grandmother Amanda Cameron had dealt with all the issues. She had passed away in 2883, going silently in her sleep at 117 years old. He figured it was the stress of the job that finally did her in.

 He was childless, and he had no desire to have children. Bunch of screaming brats, he remembered how much trouble he gave his own parents and did not wish to go down that road. Actually, he really did not want this job at all. He just wanted to kick back and enjoy life. Deep down, he felt he was just a place keeper, waiting for another to take the position. He allowed his aides to run the day to day operations of the Hegemony itself. He was reading the report absently when his eyes focused on what he was actually reading.

 "......per reporting standards, Wolverine scientists birthed 300 from the Iron Wombs last year in keeping with the restrictions placed upon this method by Director General Amanda Cameron and Sarah McEvedy. As per last years request and suggestion, our scientists stand ready to proceed with "Fertile Genius" but cannot proceed without permission."

 He closed his eyes and tried to recall what the hell Fertile Genius was. After a few minutes, his memory failed him and he typed the name into his computer. The file opened and he read the brief.

 Project Fertile Genius

 In the event of no heir upon the death of a Director General, Project Fertile Genius was enacted by Director General Amanda Cameron in 2876 to ensure that the Cameron line remained intact. At birth, genetic samples of all Cameron's were taken and stored. An heir to the Cameron line would be born via Iron Womb and raised by the acting Regent until such time as the heir reaches 18 years of age and could assume the duties of Director General.


 Director General Mark Cameron closed the file as he remembered his briefing on this. A smile started forming as he thought he finally found a way out of this prison.

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Re: Fate Can Be Cruel (Part Two)
« Reply #377 on: 18 October 2020, 15:45:52 »
The actual Director-General is a 'bit' less capable than Amanda I see.

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« Reply #378 on: 18 October 2020, 15:58:35 »
Folks, I will be covering more of the Hegemony soon. Be a few more posts. Currently working out the population growth numbers. That was my quick down and dirty over view. I just needed to get it out of the way while it was fresh on my mind.

 Divisions, during the demobilization, they kept 2 Divisions intact, the other Divisions basically went down to RCT sized. Think of them as cadre's to be filled out in an emergency.

No Omni stuff, that has not entered their radar.
Mercury & Dragoon type mounting points for all mechs, then, for their weapons systems?

Hope their superjump fleet has increased a bit.
Like the Dart & Lola-III combo setup.
Those supertransports need a escort at the minimum.

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« Reply #379 on: 18 October 2020, 16:51:23 »
The actual Director-General is a 'bit' less capable than Amanda I see.
I have to say, he piece of work. It's understandable he didn't want to do the job your "TOLD" to do. I was under the impression directors were going be designated verse inherit the job.  I don't blame him, but not everyone wants to be "the man".

Hopefully, he doesn't setup the Hegemony for big fall with his successor.  Sad.
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« Reply #380 on: 18 October 2020, 16:56:17 »
The actual Director-General is a 'bit' less capable than Amanda I see.
Looks like Mark Cameron takes after his Great-Great Grandfather.

On another note, will there be any overview of the state of affairs in the Inner Sphere in relation to this timeline or will it remain per Canon prior to the Dragoons arrival?

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« Reply #381 on: 18 October 2020, 17:08:37 »
With 'Holy Schroud' being blunted, hopefully the tech freefall of the original timeline leveled off at a higher position. Though some fortunate technology redescoveries that The Hegemony could insert into the Inner Sphere could save a lot of world's. It does not even have to be weapons and really shouldn't. Transforming, air/water filtration, power generation, and weather working are what is needed to bring the standard of living up. Just having actual Universities for learning instead of training militaries would do a world of good.
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« Reply #382 on: 18 October 2020, 18:33:27 »
Honestly I'm a little concerned about the scale of the military demobilisation here.

If the Hegemony has a central taxation rate of 5%, that means that spending 3% of GDP as military spending would be, very roughly, the "high" rate, assuming no active war.
Reducing spending below 2% of GDP is a very bad idea, it would be barely justifiable for a "low" peacetime rate. Cutting the HAF budget by a third is still a lot, and would free up vast sums for other projects. Reducing 32 active Divisions to about 20, with a proportional number of warships.

A lot depends on how much the the Hegemony's population, and hence economy, has and will expand to.
The Clans had an explosive population growth, 6 Million to 1.1 Billion. Which is about a 2% population growth rate, the current rate for Earth is 1.2%. The Clan economy is one of those things that is really hard to calculate, FASA economics are anything but consistent, but there is a limit to what proportion of GDP even the Clan system can divert into the Warrior Caste. (The United States spent about 41% of its GDP on its wartime budget during WW2. Interwar spending was about 2% of GDP. Its 4.4% now.)

The Hegemony is going to have a healthier and more productive economy than the Clans, or any of the Successor States, and a larger population than the Clans. The question is again how much?
The largest population quoted for a Periphery State is the Taurian Concordat at about 48 Billion, the largest of the Successor States is the Federated Suns at 1.3 Trillion!
(Given the number of worlds in the Hegemony, and its ability to terraform, a population approaching the Capellan Confederation, 228 Billion on 166 worlds, may be feasible?)

In 2787 the Hegemony already had a population of 1.5 Billion on 74 worlds.
https://bg.battletech.com/forums/fan-fiction/fate-can-be-cruel-part-one/1140/
So its people, industry and economy should already comfortably exceed what the Clans can manage circa 3049 (Operation Revival)
Which was capable of supporting 27 Divisions, plus multiple independent regiments and RCT's as of 2800.
https://bg.battletech.com/forums/fan-fiction/fate-can-be-cruel-part-two/

Of course this is Battletech, so the numbers are probably never going to add up!




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« Reply #383 on: 18 October 2020, 18:46:44 »
Director General Mark is clearly not the best man for the job-but then, that's often what you get with inheritance-based monarchies.
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« Reply #384 on: 18 October 2020, 18:55:21 »
3004 population is 110 billion, just so you all know. I am still working on putting all the numbers together for each planet in the Hegemony.

 

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« Reply #385 on: 18 October 2020, 18:58:19 »
Folks, I will be covering more of the Hegemony soon. Be a few more posts. Currently working out the population growth numbers. That was my quick down and dirty over view. I just needed to get it out of the way while it was fresh on my mind.

 Divisions, during the demobilization, they kept 2 Divisions intact, the other Divisions basically went down to RCT sized. Think of them as cadre's to be filled out in an emergency.

 No Omni stuff, that has not entered their radar.

it should have since clan wolverine are the ones the invented the tech before they even left the clans

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« Reply #386 on: 18 October 2020, 19:23:45 »
i just wonder about any groups that were fleeing the first and second SW.  besides the people, the jumpships and dropships could be useful down the road.  i also bet that this area of space is a black hole for pirates.  It would be marked on their maps "Here be dragons".  that alone would make MIIO want to know what is going on. 

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« Reply #387 on: 18 October 2020, 19:26:55 »
 They were heading in that direction, it was the Coyotes that perfected it though.

 Oh it is a huge black hole for any pirates, but most have it marked on their charts from way way back.  It is more like "Go Here and Die".

 I will drop a little tidbit.....the Hegemony is about to come out of their hole. In all their blinding glory.

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Re: Fate Can Be Cruel (Part Two)
« Reply #388 on: 18 October 2020, 20:21:05 »
the Omni mech was based on the mercury ii which was designed by clan wolverine

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Re: Fate Can Be Cruel (Part Two)
« Reply #389 on: 18 October 2020, 21:10:29 »
For the slipstream detection, does it detect any slipstream within a certain radius, or does it only detect slipstream headed to the same system the detector is in?  For the first, it would work like a FTL radar tracking ships nearby.  For the second, it means that someone could slipstream undetected to a nearby system, and then slipstream to the target system to give a shorter reaction time.


For the Inner Sphere security forces, I am sure they are having 'fun' trying to track down whoever keeps tipping them off.  For the nations with more ruthless security forces, would the Hegemony be restricted to passing along the tips only on worlds with weaker security, and thus provide subtle hints to not be as oppressive?


But with Wolf Dragoons coming in, the fun part will be someone providing a blood sample to them and watching the Wolf Dragoons have to deal with the fact that the Hegemony literally has a Cameron on their throne.  So are the Dragoons more loyal to the Clans, or are they more loyal to the dream of the Hegemony?

 

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