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Clan Blood Spirit: Get Off Our Lawn
« on: 15 June 2018, 12:56:01 »
And we’re back!

It still amazes me that, for a Clan that was hardly ever in the fiction and spent the majority of its time pouting ina corner, we’ve had one of the most active fan threads on the Chatterweb.
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Re: Clan Blood Spirit: Get Off Our Lawn
« Reply #1 on: 15 June 2018, 13:39:51 »
As long as were here the Blood Spirits are never done.

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Re: Clan Blood Spirit: Get Off Our Lawn
« Reply #2 on: 15 June 2018, 13:51:28 »
And we’re back!

It still amazes me that, for a Clan that was hardly ever in the fiction and spent the majority of its time pouting ina corner, we’ve had one of the most active fan threads on the Chatterweb.

The Spirits actually got more of a spotlight than some Clans.

"A Tale of Mercy in Defeat" - Chris Hussey
"Tears of Blood" - Randall N. Bills
"The Color of Rage" - Randall N. Bills
"River of Blood" - Uncredited scenario
"'Mechs From Heaven" - Uncredited scenario

The Goliath Scorpions, by comparison, just got "Fragments of History" and the "Under Pressure" scenario, and the Star Adders, despite their martial dominance, actually don't have any fiction from their POV.
"We have made of New Avalon a towering funeral pyre and wiped the Davion scourge from the universe.  Tikonov, Chesterton and Andurien are ours once more, and the cheers of the Capellan people nearly drown out the gnashing of our foes' teeth as they throw down their weapons in despair.  Now I am made First Lord of the Star League, and all shall bow down to me and pay homa...oooooo! Shiny thing!" - Maximillian Liao, "My Triumph", audio dictation, 3030.  Unpublished.

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Re: Clan Blood Spirit: Get Off Our Lawn
« Reply #3 on: 15 June 2018, 13:56:18 »
The Star Adders actually do have one story from their POV: “Color of Rage” by Randall Bills, in the 25 Years of Art and Fiction book. :)
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Re: Clan Blood Spirit: Get Off Our Lawn
« Reply #4 on: 15 June 2018, 14:56:36 »
The Spirits actually got more of a spotlight than some Clans.

"A Tale of Mercy in Defeat" - Chris Hussey
"Tears of Blood" - Randall N. Bills
"The Color of Rage" - Randall N. Bills
"River of Blood" - Uncredited scenario Ken' Horner
"'Mechs From Heaven" - Uncredited scenario Ken' Horner

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Re: Clan Blood Spirit: Get Off Our Lawn
« Reply #5 on: 15 June 2018, 14:57:47 »
Thanks.  Any idea why BattleCorps left your name off your scenarios?
"We have made of New Avalon a towering funeral pyre and wiped the Davion scourge from the universe.  Tikonov, Chesterton and Andurien are ours once more, and the cheers of the Capellan people nearly drown out the gnashing of our foes' teeth as they throw down their weapons in despair.  Now I am made First Lord of the Star League, and all shall bow down to me and pay homa...oooooo! Shiny thing!" - Maximillian Liao, "My Triumph", audio dictation, 3030.  Unpublished.

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Re: Clan Blood Spirit: Get Off Our Lawn
« Reply #6 on: 15 June 2018, 15:12:02 »
No, I'm not sure. Maybe just the format of the day. I did all of them in 2009 and 2010, plus a few others later.
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Re: Clan Blood Spirit: Get Off Our Lawn
« Reply #7 on: 15 June 2018, 15:15:42 »
And I quite enjoyed them both. :)
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Re: Clan Blood Spirit: Get Off Our Lawn
« Reply #8 on: 15 June 2018, 15:22:40 »
You're now properly credited in the Master Fiction Index.
"We have made of New Avalon a towering funeral pyre and wiped the Davion scourge from the universe.  Tikonov, Chesterton and Andurien are ours once more, and the cheers of the Capellan people nearly drown out the gnashing of our foes' teeth as they throw down their weapons in despair.  Now I am made First Lord of the Star League, and all shall bow down to me and pay homa...oooooo! Shiny thing!" - Maximillian Liao, "My Triumph", audio dictation, 3030.  Unpublished.

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Re: Clan Blood Spirit: Get Off Our Lawn
« Reply #9 on: 15 June 2018, 18:52:31 »
The Spirits actually got more of a spotlight than some Clans.

"A Tale of Mercy in Defeat" - Chris Hussey
"Tears of Blood" - Randall N. Bills
"The Color of Rage" - Randall N. Bills
"River of Blood" - Uncredited scenario
"'Mechs From Heaven" - Uncredited scenario

Where can I find these?

The Goliath Scorpions, by comparison, just got "Fragments of History" and the "Under Pressure" scenario, and the Star Adders, despite their martial dominance, actually don't have any fiction from their POV.

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Re: Clan Blood Spirit: Get Off Our Lawn
« Reply #10 on: 15 June 2018, 19:57:01 »
BattleCorps, I believe. “Color of Rage” is in the 25 Years of Art and Fiction book.
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Re: Clan Blood Spirit: Get Off Our Lawn
« Reply #11 on: 15 June 2018, 20:00:59 »
We got all the fiction because were more interesting than some other Clans. You can only make the Ghost Bears or Wolves look good for so long before you have to show the other side of the coin.

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Re: Clan Blood Spirit: Get Off Our Lawn
« Reply #12 on: 16 June 2018, 15:14:41 »
Explains why the bears don't seem to really do anything, too busy looking good  8)
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Re: Clan Blood Spirit: Get Off Our Lawn
« Reply #13 on: 16 June 2018, 15:34:32 »
Explains why the bears don't seem to really do anything, too busy looking good  8)

Too busy trying to go back to hibernating after being rudely awakened by the story team throwing them unexpected territorial gains, you mean ;D

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Re: Clan Blood Spirit: Get Off Our Lawn
« Reply #14 on: 16 June 2018, 22:32:46 »
Too busy trying to go back to hibernating after being rudely awakened by the story team throwing them unexpected territorial gains, you mean ;D
Hey it is hard to go back to sleep when you get rudely awaken like that
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Re: Clan Blood Spirit: Get Off Our Lawn
« Reply #15 on: 16 June 2018, 22:44:19 »
Enough about Bears.  This thread is about how awmuch some Blood Spirits are...

Speaking of which, Tassa, I believe they were during your interregnum but i did a bunch of Mech of the Week articles on some of our common designs, and more expert input is always appreciated.


Speaking of which I'm going to go review them.  It's been a while since I've laid eyes on BattleTech stuff, much less my 7th Blood Drinkers.
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Re: Clan Blood Spirit: Get Off Our Lawn
« Reply #16 on: 17 June 2018, 09:57:22 »
Snow Raven here. Got any more of them il-Chis Ill-Cheeze?  :D
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Re: Clan Blood Spirit: Get Off Our Lawn
« Reply #17 on: 17 June 2018, 12:46:58 »
At GenCon 2011, I played in the Steel Viper vs. Blood Spirit event.  To provide the Clan with its trademark espirit de corps, I burst out:

“Who’s got...Blood Speeee-rit?  Come on, let’s heeeear it!  Yeah!”  Pep rally style.

The Commando running the game just stared at me in shock for a minute or two, then admonished me to “never do that again.”

Vipers went down, so...
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"We have made of New Avalon a towering funeral pyre and wiped the Davion scourge from the universe.  Tikonov, Chesterton and Andurien are ours once more, and the cheers of the Capellan people nearly drown out the gnashing of our foes' teeth as they throw down their weapons in despair.  Now I am made First Lord of the Star League, and all shall bow down to me and pay homa...oooooo! Shiny thing!" - Maximillian Liao, "My Triumph", audio dictation, 3030.  Unpublished.

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« Reply #18 on: 17 June 2018, 15:12:13 »
I like the thread name!
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Re: Clan Blood Spirit: Get Off Our Lawn
« Reply #19 on: 17 June 2018, 15:42:50 »
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Re: Clan Blood Spirit: Get Off Our Lawn
« Reply #20 on: 19 June 2018, 13:42:36 »
At GenCon 2011, I played in the Steel Viper vs. Blood Spirit event.  To provide the Clan with its trademark espirit de corps, I burst out:

“Who’s got...Blood Speeee-rit?  Come on, let’s heeeear it!  Yeah!”  Pep rally style.

The Commando running the game just stared at me in shock for a minute or two, then admonished me to “never do that again.”

Vipers went down, so...

That Commando didnt know how to have fun did he?

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Re: Clan Blood Spirit: Get Off Our Lawn
« Reply #21 on: 19 June 2018, 23:03:02 »
Speaking of which, Tassa, I believe they were during your interregnum but i did a bunch of Mech of the Week articles on some of our common designs, and more expert input is always appreciated.

I’d be happy to take a gander and give what little, albeit amateurish, input I can.

Also, congrats on writing these articles, my friend!
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Re: Clan Blood Spirit: Get Off Our Lawn
« Reply #22 on: 20 June 2018, 07:00:00 »
I did articles on the Battle Cobra and Crimson Langur.
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Re: Clan Blood Spirit: Get Off Our Lawn
« Reply #23 on: 21 June 2018, 13:36:14 »
I did articles on the Battle Cobra and Crimson Langur.

That article got me to buy a Crimson Langur.

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Re: Clan Blood Spirit: Get Off Our Lawn
« Reply #24 on: 21 June 2018, 15:06:03 »
That article got me to buy a Crimson Langur.

I already had 7, but after that, I needed to round out to two full Stars.
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« Reply #25 on: 21 June 2018, 15:11:11 »
Awww, now I'm blushing.
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« Reply #26 on: 21 June 2018, 18:36:34 »
I always dug the Spirits. I'm re-reading Wars of Reaving, and even as things went to Hell around them, they did their best to remain honorable.

...and, of course, anyone the Star Adders hate so much can't be all bad. :D
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« Reply #27 on: 21 June 2018, 20:49:34 »
I still wish things had gone differently.  I expounded to Paul last week when I had the chance to meet him that I would have had the Spirits go berserk and crush the Burrocks when they split from the Adders, paving the way for ending the feud with the Adders.  The Spirits get the revenge they wanted, the Adders don't have to worry about another Clan wanting to rip out their collective throats, and everyone is happy.


Well.  Happy-ish.
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Re: Clan Blood Spirit: Get Off Our Lawn
« Reply #28 on: 22 June 2018, 15:27:25 »
I still hold out hope. It springs eternal.

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Re: Clan Blood Spirit: Get Off Our Lawn
« Reply #29 on: 22 June 2018, 15:36:07 »
Yeah, I felt the Spirits’ canon fate to be one of the worst parts of the WoR book. Not because of my love for them, but because it was simply bland, predictable and lackluster. I too felt it would’ve been much more entertaining to see them reach rapprochement with the Adders by destroying (or helping to destroy) the resurgent Burrocks. Yet they were destroyed instead, and the Coyotes were ludicrously allowed to survive betraying the Clans. It’s what put me off BattleTech for a while.
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