We’re thrilled to present the first novella of the ilClan Era, “The Price of Duty,” by Jason Schmetzer, available today as an e-publication on all major platforms.

Introducing the all-new Gray Death Legion, this novella is the first of three parts. We plan to collect all three installments in a print-on-demand format once complete.

Also, big news: The ilClan sourcebook will be available from the Catalyst Game Labs store on Friday, August 6, and through retail outlets on Wednesday, August 11.

The Price of Duty

A BattleTech Novella by Jason Schmetzer
E-publication: $2.99


Former hauptmann Ronan Carlyle is a man without a nation. After his former commanding officer declared herself governor-general of a reborn Tamar Pact, Ronan, a loyal Steiner officer, led a group of soldiers and techs including his sister, Isobel, back for Garrison for reassignment.

But on Garrison, his troubles multiply. The senior Lyran officer brands the 26th Arcturan loyalists traitors and cashiers them, stranding nearly 200 former LCAF soldiers, technicians, and crewmen on a Lyran world with no way off-planet.

Forced to scrounge up a way to survive, Ronan and Isobel hatch a plan to get the former LCAF members back to their homeworlds by salvaging ’Mechs. But when a Lyran scout battalion goes AWOL over an off-world mission squashed by their commanding officer, the LCAF is shocked to discover the Arcturan loyalists have built up have the largest contingent of combat equipment outside the militia. Ronan’s people need cash. They have skills. And there’s history in his name…

Thus, the Gray Death Legion is reborn. First as a way to get funds for his people to leave. But they fight the Lyran unit—winning by use of unorthodox tactics—and discover they don’t want to disband…instead, the reconstituted mercenary unit wants to find its next employer…

E-publication: https://books2read.com/BattleTechThePriceofDuty