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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #960 on: 01 January 2024, 14:34:40 »
Season's greetings! I think the Empire would be heavily integrating Christmas and New Year into its festivities ever since the migration to Nueva Castile


Definitely

Plus we should assume that there are Empire-wide holidays and local planetary ones

New Year, Great Father's birthday, Establishment of Imperio, Victory Day in Amaris War, Star League founding, etc... would be celebrated everywhere

Then we have Christmas, Easter (both calendars), Eid al-Fitr, Hanukkah, Colony Founding Day, etc... which would be celebrated depending on the planet and which folks live there

It's quite possible that big local events like, for example, the date when first Castilian colonists arrived in the cluster would become Empire-wide holidays as well due to historic significance

Plus I'm sure that even back in the Homeworlds Clan civilians celebrated all sorts of holidays once they were off the clock and back home, Scorpions have well established tradition of warriors and civilians not tripping over each other too much

Now in the Empire it would be even jollier





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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #961 on: 01 January 2024, 22:52:25 »
I'm just trying to imagine what a Yankee Swap with a group of Scorpion Seekers must be like
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« Reply #962 on: 02 January 2024, 01:11:02 »
How about a thrift store called Elam's Attic?
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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #963 on: 02 January 2024, 02:36:56 »

Definitely

Plus we should assume that there are Empire-wide holidays and local planetary ones

New Year, Great Father's birthday, Establishment of Imperio, Victory Day in Amaris War, Star League founding, etc... would be celebrated everywhere

Then we have Christmas, Easter (both calendars), Eid al-Fitr, Hanukkah, Colony Founding Day, etc... which would be celebrated depending on the planet and which folks live there

It's quite possible that big local events like, for example, the date when first Castilian colonists arrived in the cluster would become Empire-wide holidays as well due to historic significance

Plus I'm sure that even back in the Homeworlds Clan civilians celebrated all sorts of holidays once they were off the clock and back home, Scorpions have well established tradition of warriors and civilians not tripping over each other too much

Now in the Empire it would be even jollier

This. Fire Scorpion IIC answered it well. Scorpions are liberal. To keep Imperial unity, they just integrate everything as long as they don't clash with Imperial unity. Just like the Romans

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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #964 on: 02 January 2024, 04:42:12 »
The Romans having no culture, copy and "romanize" what they conquer, can this be classed as a culture in its self ?  :grin:

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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #965 on: 02 January 2024, 11:04:16 »
Of course. Just because a culture borrows from others doesn't mean it isn't a culture.

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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #966 on: 03 January 2024, 11:54:56 »
So, I only recently got around to playing HBS" BattleTech game.

Yes, it's been out for a while, but I only recently got a device capable of actually playing it...

Of course, the game is set long before the rise of the Scorpion Empire. But, there is something interesting about it, which is not much of a spoiler (yet which I'll put in spoiler tags, just in case you want to find it for yourselves):

When you are first creating your character in story mode, you can choose where your ancestor migrated to the Aurigan Reach from. One of the options is... the Deep Periphery!

Plus, the game lets you set your character's first name, last name, and callsign.

And while you start off with a generic mercenary faction name, livery, and logo, you can later go into a section which allows you to set a new name, paint scheme, and logo that are more to your liking. One of the logo options is... a stylized Cameron Star!

So if you decide to browse through the list of old and new Bloodnames from Clan Goliath Scorpion, give yourself a suitably Seeker-esque callsign, and settle upon a suitable set of branding options for your fellow lucrewarriors, there is little to stop you!

Although, it would be on point if the game had someone from ComStar, and/or from Wolf's Dragoons, show up to ask "questions" of anyone who actually picks the Deep Periphery origin option...

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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #967 on: 03 January 2024, 22:56:59 »
What game is this ?

I always thought when this game was referenced it meant the Battletech RTS Turn Based game

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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #969 on: 04 January 2024, 06:27:49 »
ah ok thanks, yeah it is the one I was thinking, I have played it on Steam

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« Reply #970 on: 05 January 2024, 03:28:04 »
I should note that game wasn't a RTS game, it was a TBS
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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #971 on: 14 January 2024, 11:48:45 »
On another topic, I was wondering about how the Scorpions make use of - or, perhaps, make do without - HarJel, in the wake of the Abjuration from the Homeworlds.

Do any of the worlds in the Empire as of 3151 have a substance which can be used to produce HarJel, akin to the alternative source the Sea Foxes have access to in the Twycross system?

If not, are the Sea Foxes wiling to trade HarJel from Jonah's Reach to the Scorpions - or do the Foxes only provide that substance to other Inner Sphere and near Periphery Clans? (If they are willing to trade, perhaps one side benefit of the new enclave in the Chaine Cluster has been to further enable the import of this valuable substance.)

Alternatively, might the efforts to bring former Ice Hellions into the Clan have led to a re-starting of their prior effort to develop a synthetic HarJel substitute?

And if the Scorpions simply have no access to any kind of HarJel substitute, what - if any - in-game effect might this have on Elementals and other HarJel-equipped units in either Total Warfare or Alpha Strike terms?

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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #972 on: 16 January 2024, 04:25:45 »
They trade links with the Foxes. They will get Harjel.

Alternatively, just discard using Harjel and use IS BA construction rules mated with Clantech for their battlesuits and naval vessels.

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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #973 on: 07 February 2024, 11:26:51 »
On another topic:

While playing HBS' BattleTech, I've been thinking of the design and function of the Argo DropShip.

I wonder: while the "canon" Argo class is not quite the same as the one in the game, might the Goliath Scorpions see such a vessel as worth salvaging - or, indeed, perhaps for use by the Loremaster's Seeker Keshik?

If they could find one in a salvageable condition, that is...

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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #974 on: 07 February 2024, 11:47:05 »

Definitely, it's bonafide Star League relic and extremely rare and unique one at that

Also it's intended purpose fits perfectly with idealized view of Star League that Scorpions have

It would be a prize catch

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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #975 on: 11 February 2024, 01:15:05 »
Yeah, but y'all got to go clear across several Clan tested zones and the Periphery ones too...

Maybe in the ilClan era...

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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #976 on: 11 February 2024, 22:00:30 »
Speaking of — what are people’s favourite OpFors for Scorpion Empire units in the ilClan era.

I’ve been amusing myself with Rim Territory/Rim Collective raiding, personally.

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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #977 on: 16 February 2024, 16:06:25 »
Speaking of — what are people’s favourite OpFors for Scorpion Empire units in the ilClan era.

I’ve been amusing myself with Rim Territory/Rim Collective raiding, personally.

Good choices, more should be around the corner soon

The BT Universe book seems to have decent writeup about Scorpion Empire and there's also separate part about "Deep Seekers" (if I read correctly, it's tiny image) so we will be getting fresh lore solid material as well

Hell's Horses, Lyrans and old Falcon OZ successors are within easy reach already from Chaine Cluster

Timbuktu Collective should be available for visitation/archeology as well



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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #978 on: 16 February 2024, 21:32:44 »
Good choices, more should be around the corner soon

The BT Legends book seems to have decent writeup about Scorpion Empire and there's also separate part about "Deep Seekers" (if I read correctly, it's tiny image) so we will be getting fresh lore solid material as well


Which one is that ? Thanks :cool:


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« Reply #979 on: 16 February 2024, 23:57:56 »
Which one is that ? Thanks :cool:

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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #980 on: 17 February 2024, 01:16:22 »
Gee, I wonder who might've written that faction in the book...  :cool:

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« Reply #981 on: 17 February 2024, 11:42:39 »
Gee, I wonder who might've written that faction in the book...  :cool:

Prolly some smart sonofafreebirth who got sneaky enough author, don't know who that might be, do you?

Cause it looks like we might own them a case or two of Timbiqui Dark.

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« Reply #982 on: 17 February 2024, 13:06:26 »
Gee, I wonder who might've written that faction in the book...  :cool:

Whoever he is he is definitely up to something


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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #983 on: 17 February 2024, 20:10:56 »
Dammit, I pooped the bed!

It's not Legends, it's Universe

Foooook, me so dum!

what book are you talking about?
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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #985 on: 18 February 2024, 10:16:06 »
Actually, it would be interesting if it turned out that one of the MechWarriors to be featured in Legends II was from the Scorpion Empire.

Perhaps Khan Magon Scott, or zarKhan Emmy Line?

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Also, I'm still hoping that there might be some room in BattleTech Universe for a 3151-era map of the Empire, to include marking Braunschweig as the new capital world.

Speaking of maps, I wonder how long it might be before a product showing a "full" map of the Inner Sphere and near Periphery as of June 3152 is to be published, since that would be an opportunity to mark the Chaine Cluster as under "shared' ownership. Which would be the first - but perhaps not the last - time Clan Goliath Scorpion would appear as an "on-map" faction in that stellar neighbourhood...
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« Reply #986 on: 18 February 2024, 15:04:36 »

zaKhan Emi Line is very recent character and she is riding Rhino which doesn't even have artwork yet so she'll probably have to wait

Khan Magon Scott could definitely go as Warhawk pilot, certainly more worthy choice than Warhawk pilot from previous book

Khan Connor Rood would be excellent choice for this book, he was Khan of two Clans and Imperio plus he piloted Linebacker which is quite underrepresented design so this would be great opportunity to cover many bases at the same time

Khan Ariel Suvorov would be great choice for Visigoth entry, there seem to be few super notable aerospace pilots in universe history and she is influential figure from Refusal and Reaving eras plus the spiritual mother of the Imperio so definitely something to consider


I think maps should not be an issue, Empire has a decent coverage in Universe book and there's plenty of room for maps, current year map is included




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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #988 on: 19 February 2024, 15:59:31 »

Aff, in June


Also there have been additions to Scorpion Empire MUL Infantry section, 30 new units

I noticed that they got TAG and Narc versions of Purifiers plus probably some others too (Scorpions do seem to love Purifiers)

Some more versions of Elementals too

I can't tell exactly what else is new, does anyone know how to look up changelogs on MUL?


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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #989 on: 19 February 2024, 21:41:24 »
They don’t exist, at least not in a place they can be easily accessed

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