For many of the major realms in the Periphery, the Jihad was just as devastating as it was to the Great Houses and Clans of the Inner Sphere. But as the tide began to turn against the Word of Blake, the fanatics withdrew from most of these fringe worlds first, leaving behind technology and techniques that further fanned the flames of technological recovery. Scrambling... [click here for more]
Before there was even a Star League, the technologies taken for granted in the thirty-first century went through their awkward paces in a universe newly opened to humankind. In an age when the BattleMech was nearly unknown, when the DropShip was a new concept, and when tanks and fighters dominated the battle zones, the technology of the day was primitive by modern... [click here for more]
LOYALTY. VALOR. DESPAIR. JIHAD.
A massive invasion fleet is destroyed almost to a man. Legions of soldiers, confident of victory, are cut down before they even reach the ground. Those that do make landfall are bombarded and shattered and rained with nuclear fire. Elsewhere, veterans long retired from combat are called back to duty by desperate times. Explorers comb unknown worlds... [click here for more]
THE BLACK THORNS (PDF) [FAS1686p]
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For Adept Jeremiah Rose, ComStar’s stunning victory on Tukayyid was a crushing personal defeat. After losing his ‘Mech and his command to the Clans, Rose resigned his commission with the Com Guards and returned home to seek a place with his family among the famed Northwind Highlanders. When the Highlanders... [click here for more]