Battletech: Skies Without End
Black Lancers Title Page
The Inner Sphere is at war. Since the departure of General Aleksander Kerensky’s Star League Defense Force in the Exodus, the 5 Great houses, Davion, Kurita, Liao, Marik and Steiner, have vied for power. Each fighting for the position of the new lord of the Inner Sphere. to re-establish the great golden era of Man, The Star League. Fighting a series of 3 wars called “the Succession Wars”
In 3028, the prince of the Federated Suns, Hanse Davion married the daughter of the Archon of the Lyran Commonwealth, uniting the 2 most powerful of the houses. As the newborn Federated Commonwealth begins to take shape the other Houses begin to plot and scheme. The 4th Succession War, and then the war of 3039 with House Kurita of the Draconis Combine, the Ronin War and the formation of the Free Rasalhague Republic al lgive the current era an an ongoing demand for the services of mercenary units.
The chances for success and failure of those who practice the mercenaries trade in the Inner sphere are abundant. From this chaos and ongoing war emerges a new unit, one led by Colonel Marcus Black. With the formation of his Black Lancer Brigade Colonel Black emergences as a solid hire. quickly proving the metal of his men and machines. Fighting Cappellan, Draconis Combine and Pirate forces in quick succession they have emerged as a solid, fearsome force to be reckoned with. Although they present a group of rather quirky and eclectic souls they prove their mettle in every one of their early battles. Even in their rare defeats they rise again to repair and reapply themselves.
Now eleven years after their formation ,having grown from a single company to near-regiment size the Black Lancer Brigade is classified as good hire. With modern and qell maintained equipment, including their own artillery, armor, aerospace and transport components. The future is grim and warlike indeed. But war is your Business, and Business looks promising.
“Victory or Debt”….the Battle cry of all mercenary units.