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Re: RotS in ilClan - Only a remnant of a remnant shall remain
« Reply #90 on: 20 September 2022, 13:11:58 »
After TPK'ing a Falcon Galaxy... Alaric better be very diplomatic with the Japanese.

If any are left . . . we were left with silence from the islands after all.
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« Reply #91 on: 21 September 2022, 06:36:44 »
If any are left . . . we were left with silence from the islands after all.

Wait. Japan has gone radio silent? Where is that stated? I thought after they wiped out Tau Galaxy the Clanners gave that part of Terra a wide berth and duked it out with the RAf and then against themselves. Though if the island is really radio silent it might be a good redoubt for rebellious RAF members as well as other civilians. Shouldn't Japan still have an old Castle Brian from the SL days?

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« Reply #92 on: 21 September 2022, 07:26:37 »
Wait. Japan has gone radio silent? Where is that stated? I thought after they wiped out Tau Galaxy the Clanners gave that part of Terra a wide berth and duked it out with the RAf and then against themselves. Though if the island is really radio silent it might be a good redoubt for rebellious RAF members as well as other civilians. Shouldn't Japan still have an old Castle Brian from the SL days?

More narratively silent then radio silent. There is very little info besides:
- Tau Galaxy was created in 3147
- Japan was its first deployment
- The defenders of Japan actually had their castles Brian somewhat staffed
- the entire island was functionally a redoubt
- Japan’s civilian population took up arms too

Falcons dropped on it cause Wolves weren’t there. Wolves were there because somehow Wolves were able to identify that Japan had no dropship or mass troop carrying craft that would effectively allow them to sortie out from the island.

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Re: RotS in ilClan - Only a remnant of a remnant shall remain
« Reply #93 on: 21 September 2022, 07:39:46 »
More narratively silent then radio silent. There is very little info besides:
- Tau Galaxy was created in 3147
- Japan was its first deployment
- The defenders of Japan actually had their castles Brian somewhat staffed
- the entire island was functionally a redoubt
- Japan’s civilian population took up arms too

Falcons dropped on it cause Wolves weren’t there. Wolves were there because somehow Wolves were able to identify that Japan had no dropship or mass troop carrying craft that would effectively allow them to sortie out from the island.
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Re: RotS in ilClan - Only a remnant of a remnant shall remain
« Reply #94 on: 21 September 2022, 09:35:53 »
Wait. Japan has gone radio silent? Where is that stated? I thought after they wiped out Tau Galaxy the Clanners gave that part of Terra a wide berth and duked it out with the RAf and then against themselves. Though if the island is really radio silent it might be a good redoubt for rebellious RAF members as well as other civilians. Shouldn't Japan still have an old Castle Brian from the SL days?

All we hear about is them whacking the Falcons.  Unlike other places on Terra, no troops are ferried off of Japan to reinforce other RAF forces.  So Japan runs the gamut from- everyone is dead in a wasteland to not a single person was lost while the Falcons dropped like flies.

For those hoping for a hold out . . . I would point out that several of the forces that managed to retreat to the sea from the Wolves onslaught in the early stages (Australia & SE Asia IIRC) also did not reappear anywhere later on and were still, according to the Wolves who compiled ilClan's information, MIA/at-large.  They could have sailed to Japan and been recovering there before the Falcons arrived to land.

Which would stack the odds even more against the Falcons when they were landing.
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Re: RotS in ilClan - Only a remnant of a remnant shall remain
« Reply #95 on: 21 September 2022, 14:35:50 »
I personally REALLY HOPE, that some author will take up the story as something to write up.  It would be epic, I just hope it's someone knowledgable about BattleTech and military dramas

Calling drakensis, master arminus, Cannonshop, panzerfaust150, Monbvol, heck we can even settle for Kit ;)

This is not an exclusive list so if I missed one our awesome fanfic writers, I crave surkai.  But I'd love to see Tau Galaxy experience its big bang.
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Re: RotS in ilClan - Only a remnant of a remnant shall remain
« Reply #96 on: 21 September 2022, 16:01:53 »
All we hear about is them whacking the Falcons.  Unlike other places on Terra, no troops are ferried off of Japan to reinforce other RAF forces.  So Japan runs the gamut from- everyone is dead in a wasteland to not a single person was lost while the Falcons dropped like flies.

For those hoping for a hold out . . . I would point out that several of the forces that managed to retreat to the sea from the Wolves onslaught in the early stages (Australia & SE Asia IIRC) also did not reappear anywhere later on and were still, according to the Wolves who compiled ilClan's information, MIA/at-large.  They could have sailed to Japan and been recovering there before the Falcons arrived to land.

Which would stack the odds even more against the Falcons when they were landing.

Interesting. Either the Falcons got wiped out to the man and Japan went silent again or Tau Galaxy after getting a serious thrashing decided to turn coat and join the Japanese defenders.

And in my head canon the Falcons joined because Japan has the best anime in all the IS and now are called the Jade Nekos  ;D

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Re: RotS in ilClan - Only a remnant of a remnant shall remain
« Reply #97 on: 21 September 2022, 23:15:42 »
My fanon is the falcons deliberately targeted the anime studios for destruction.  >:D

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« Reply #98 on: 22 September 2022, 05:35:52 »
My fanon is the falcons deliberately targeted the anime studios for destruction.  >:D

Oh yeah I can see Japanese going on a rampage if someone destroys their anime  :o

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Re: RotS in ilClan - Only a remnant of a remnant shall remain
« Reply #99 on: 27 September 2022, 11:10:04 »
Nope.  Someone activated Mech Godzilla and took out the Galaxy with it.
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Re: RotS in ilClan - Only a remnant of a remnant shall remain
« Reply #100 on: 27 September 2022, 11:37:59 »
Lol . . . since Caph has 'dinosaurs' that I think were stat'd . . . it would be hilarious to take those stats x1000 and run 'Godzilla vs Jade Falcons!' . . . play the Godzilla roar every time it fired . . .

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« Reply #101 on: 30 September 2022, 11:40:33 »
Lol . . . since Caph has 'dinosaurs' that I think were stat'd . . . it would be hilarious to take those stats x1000 and run 'Godzilla vs Jade Falcons!' . . . play the Godzilla roar every time it fired . . .



Well Caph's dinosaurs were nearly eradicated thanks to the Amaris civil war. But perhaps someone smuggled some exemplars back to Terra and then it fell into the hand of some mad scientists.

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Re: RotS in ilClan - Only a remnant of a remnant shall remain
« Reply #102 on: 30 September 2022, 13:11:45 »
Now we just need someone to stat up a superheavy BattleMechagodzilla

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Re: RotS in ilClan - Only a remnant of a remnant shall remain
« Reply #103 on: 30 September 2022, 13:20:51 »
Well Caph's dinosaurs were nearly eradicated thanks to the Amaris civil war. But perhaps someone smuggled some exemplars back to Terra and then it fell into the hand of some mad scientists.

They also have something like that out in the deep periphery.
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« Reply #104 on: 01 October 2022, 03:40:53 »
They also have something like that out in the deep periphery.

Like Hunter's Paradise? According to the source books some Clan warriors travel there to test their mettle. And let's not forget the Thraxan devourer and other giant beasts on settled Periphery planets.

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« Reply #105 on: 01 October 2022, 15:27:13 »
Like Hunter's Paradise? According to the source books some Clan warriors travel there to test their mettle. And let's not forget the Thraxan devourer and other giant beasts on settled Periphery planets.
Caph is closer and they do have dinos there. Japan being way they are likely could have smuggled them to Terra and billed them as Kaiju attraction, turning them on unsuspecting Jade Falcons.

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« Reply #106 on: 04 October 2022, 10:17:03 »
"Uh Oh, there goes Tokyo"

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« Reply #107 on: 04 October 2022, 12:18:34 »
I have to admit I didn’t see the thread going this way when I made it.

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« Reply #108 on: 04 October 2022, 16:10:27 »
Quick question: Am I reading things right that as far as we know, Jonah Levin is currently missing, presumed at large?
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« Reply #109 on: 04 October 2022, 16:27:44 »
Last we saw of Levin was him leaving his Atlas and walking off into the sunset from Stone's refugee camp IIRC.
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Re: RotS in ilClan - Only a remnant of a remnant shall remain
« Reply #110 on: 05 October 2022, 06:08:38 »
I think it's only mentioned in the novel, not in the source book. I'd need re-read source book again.
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« Reply #111 on: 05 October 2022, 07:06:06 »
Cool. It'll be interesting to see what happens to a lot of these former Republic personages, which ones will get hunted down, which choose to join another group, which try to keep the spirit of the Republic alive in the same way the Highlanders were asked to, and which will choose to just fade into obscurity and retirement.
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Re: RotS in ilClan - Only a remnant of a remnant shall remain
« Reply #112 on: 05 October 2022, 20:11:28 »
Cool. It'll be interesting to see what happens to a lot of these former Republic personages, which ones will get hunted down, which choose to join another group, which try to keep the spirit of the Republic alive in the same way the Highlanders were asked to, and which will choose to just fade into obscurity and retirement.

Well, if they stick with January 3151 to June 3152, we’ll see some Republic in ilKhan’s Eyes Only. Possible we get information there.

Slim chance, but we may learn about some of them heading for the FedSuns in Dominions Divided

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« Reply #113 on: 06 October 2022, 05:31:36 »
So far we don't know what happened with many high Republic officials after the Wolves took over. Only a few Paladins are noted as being killed in action like Drummond. But from what I remember from the Ilclan trial book the majority of Paladins are basically MIA. The same goes for the surviving knights. At least one Ghost knight left Terra (a shrapnell story) but I assume that the majority that survived are still on Terra. Plus we have Tucker vanishing into thin air (from a crowded hospital no less) and who knows what happened to Emil the Ghost Paladin.I assume that a lot will flock to Tara Campbell as a way to protect Terra or go their own way leaving Terra (if that is even possible with only the Foxes having currently access through the walls) or even try to form a resistance movement.

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« Reply #114 on: 06 October 2022, 07:19:22 »
I assume that a lot will flock to Tara Campbell as a way to protect Terra or go their own way leaving Terra (if that is even possible with only the Foxes having currently access through the walls) or even try to form a resistance movement.

Resistant movement seems reasonable. But Tara at end of HotW was basically full on clanner. (Yeah, garbage characterization for her but here we are.) I don’t see how they flock to her.

Paladins/Knights don’t really feel like a group that takes no for an answer. I don’t see them scattering to the five winds either. I don’t have a good guess what they will do, but I don’t see them going quietly into the ether.

And thankfully, a different writer will be doing the next novel in Terra, so “the RAF gleefully joins the amazingest and most honorablest ilClan Wolf to help unite the sphere under the ilClan” isn’t an option any more.

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« Reply #115 on: 06 October 2022, 09:24:51 »
The current RAF is basically out of work. And if the Shrapnell story where that Republic trio formed their own Merc unit is any indication they aren't exactly happy with their lot and they are especially unfriendly to turncoats (those who joined the Wolves to fight the Falcons). So they might have an incentive to join the Wolves if getting a fair offer (that's why I mentioned Tara as she migfht be the mediator for that) Or going full on resistance as they have a skillset suited for that. From the Paladins though: I get the feeling Jonah might join or at least help if he gets the assurance that Terrans are treated fairly. Others though: not sure. I can see Tucker blanketing Terra with electronic propaganda (as the Ilclan sourcebook end suggest is happening) with a little help from remaining Ghosts. And to be fair most Paladins didn't get much character in the novels. Janella is a PoW at the moment and the others like Sinclair, Mandela, Avellar didn't get mentioned. I wonder what happened to the rising star that was Ergen. I don't think he died on Terra but I might have to reread that book

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« Reply #116 on: 06 October 2022, 12:53:43 »
If they think those who fought for the Wolves to stop the Falcons are turncoats, then why would Tara - who joined the Wolves and fought with them and is now a Falcon - get anywhere with them?

You’re also not considering that Alaric seems to be going full “clan pure” in his faux-league. I don’t think he wants ex-RAF who try to join up

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« Reply #117 on: 06 October 2022, 15:45:24 »
honestly...... at the end of the day I'm not sure Alaric will have much of a choice.

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Re: RotS in ilClan - Only a remnant of a remnant shall remain
« Reply #118 on: 06 October 2022, 15:58:54 »
Well Caph's dinosaurs were nearly eradicated thanks to the Amaris civil war. But perhaps someone smuggled some exemplars back to Terra and then it fell into the hand of some mad scientists.

Some survived on Caph, deep in the jungles. The area became a preserve IIRC.
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Re: RotS in ilClan - Only a remnant of a remnant shall remain
« Reply #119 on: 07 October 2022, 00:05:17 »
Some survived on Caph, deep in the jungles. The area became a preserve IIRC.

One might even say.... a park?

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