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Author Topic: Project LEGION: Into the Shadows  (Read 3499 times)

Artifex

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Re: Project LEGION: Into the Shadows
« Reply #30 on: 04 August 2020, 04:25:18 »
Hooo boy...

What now? Two of the real power brokers are now dead (House Amaris and House Cameron) ... sooo that leaves only one out.  >:D

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Re: Project LEGION: Into the Shadows
« Reply #31 on: 04 August 2020, 11:17:43 »
Or were they all pawns? 

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Re: Project LEGION: Into the Shadows
« Reply #32 on: 04 August 2020, 15:59:46 »
Epilogue


Harrisburg City, Gibson
Federation of Gibson
Free Worlds League
17 April 3060



Natasha just watched Arian.  The shock was still upon his face.  He was rereading the document for the third time and was about to start again.  The others in the room were covering the entrance to the Precentor Martials office.  He looked back up into the eyes of Natasha and his expression exasperated.  “This is a road map for devastation of the First, Second and Third Succession Wars, the fall of the Hegemony and even the Clan invasion.”  He pointed right at a section of it.  “This is a plan for ComStar to wage a ‘holy’ war against the various nations to push them deeper into technological decline.”
   “Keep reading.  The Clans are supposed to take Terra and sweep through and claim the rest of the Inner Sphere before a true Dark Age settles upon us.”  Natasha summarized having been personally briefed by Duke Ryan.
   “But ComStar stopped the Clans and we split from the heretics.”  Arian said.
   “Yes you did.  That was a grand show of power.  That came too late.  ComStar was supposed to have the Inner Sphere subjugated by 3030’s according to this document.”  The timeline was generalized but never the less exact.
   “What happened?”  Arian asked aloud of no one.
   “Good people got in the way.  Duchess Ryan the first Regent uncovered this and waged her shadow war with ComStar for centuries not removing them from the picture but keeping them in check.  Hanse Davion and both Melissa and Katrina Steiner, even Theodore Kurita are just a few more people who with their friends were able to turn the tide of this madness time and again.  Michael saw the signs in the tea leaves when the League and Confederation tried to break up the Commonwealth.  Before your attempt to take Terra.  This madness needs to stop.  St. Jamais and this rumored Master have ordered your death.  They need you out of the way to move forward with the plan.  They have just one more chance to weaken the Inner Sphere for the Clan’s to do their job.”  Natasha said with disgust.  “Those pawns don’t even know their role in all of this.”
   Arian looked around him at the people in the room.  He knew his security detail was loyal to him, but he knew he couldn’t trust many more outside of this room not even from his own True Believers faction could be completely trusted with the fanaticism of the Sixth of June or the Toyama sects.  One thing he did know was that the Word of Blake and ComStar before it were supposed to be the saviors of humanity not its angel of destruction. 
   “What am I supposed to do?”  Trent found himself saying.  “I can’t go back to ComStar.  Not now.” 
   “Why do you say that?”  Natasha asked.
   “Because I am a traitor.”  He replied.
   “You know when I said that some people are good and are trying to break the cycle even though they no not of what they are doing?”  Natasha asked receiving a nod.  “Focht and Mori are two such people.”  She said eliciting a very visible reaction.  “You don’t have to go back to them.  There are other avenues you can explore.  You can join the FedCom or you can assist in the building of the Terran Militia as we expand our footprint in consolidating the Sarna March.”
   “You want me to come with you why?”  Trent asked. 
   “Because the Regent knows who you are.  Not who you represent.  He thinks there is a good person buried in there under those robes.”  Natasha stated.  “Besides, the Sixth of June plans to kill you in the next couple of days anyways.”
   Trent sat there in silence for several minutes before nodding.  “Let’s go.”

Artifex

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Re: Project LEGION: Into the Shadows
« Reply #33 on: 04 August 2020, 16:23:03 »
I wonder though, who would be so evil as to actively want to push humanity back into the stellar stone age? I mean, back in 2766 and before that?!  ???

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Re: Project LEGION: Into the Shadows
« Reply #34 on: 04 August 2020, 19:02:36 »
Oh you can do your research through BTech History or you can stay tuned for more after a brief message from our sponsors.

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Re: Project LEGION: Into the Shadows
« Reply #35 on: 05 August 2020, 02:10:59 »
I'd love to research, but I have no idea where to start, because you've already - at least for this TL - eliminated the three houses most likely to do so already and have set them up as pawns. And C* was a result of that scheme... at least if I understood your story correctly.

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Re: Project LEGION: Into the Shadows
« Reply #36 on: 05 August 2020, 05:23:04 »
OK well without giving anything away I guess you will have to stay tuned.  I'm revamping the Field Manual starting today and when I am done I will post everything for download in order in a new thread and kick the second half of the story off with the normal way people post their AU's.  Also coming will be equipment stats and other things.

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Re: Project LEGION: Into the Shadows
« Reply #37 on: 09 August 2020, 22:24:07 »
Thank you!
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Re: Project LEGION: Into the Shadows
« Reply #38 on: 05 January 2021, 02:51:13 »
I just got done reading this for something different and have to say holy crap. Did someone set up the clans and the whole Comstar and the wars from the start of the star league? how the hell would they know anything about the future unless a jump ship went back in time or something.
Very good story and holy crap talk about being epic.

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Re: Project LEGION: Into the Shadows
« Reply #39 on: 05 January 2021, 06:50:58 »
So glad you liked it.  here is a link to most of the story.   there is 1 additional in writing not in this link.

https://bg.battletech.com/forums/fan-fiction/project-legion-forgotten-treasures/