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Crimson’s Rainbow - BattleTech Wargame RPG Chapter Two --- Carlisle

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  • Hida Akechi
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    Yeah, it's cool. No rush. I should still be interested then.

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  • TacCovert4
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    No worries. It's summer, holidays and work seem to drive us all out into RL for a while.

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  • Senorankka
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    I need to sadly put this game to hiatus. At the moment I don't have time for the writing this game requires and the coming weekends are busy with stuff that drags me away from my computer.

    I have the chapter planned and prepared so picking this up can happen very fast. I am extremely sorry for this hiatus as I enjoyed writing this for you. I will check for interest in about two months when my school continues and my summer job ends.

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  • Senorankka
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    OOC: Sorry for inactivity. Real life has been relatively busy and I have been bit too tired for proper updates. I will try to give an update in few days before weekend.

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  • Hida Akechi
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    Maybe we should strike against one of the brothers first, before they can get organized and combine their efforts.

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  • The Exorcist
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    Jeez.... to have a good chance at winning we'd have to take one of those guys out before they can combine their forces.

    Spies are easy, just plant slight variations of true but useless information and wait to see what version gets back to the enemy. But, hopefully you have a few prime suspects to plant the info on.

    I choose Battle Mechs, its what I know.

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  • Senorankka
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    “Replacing our Astechs and Techs is probably impossible, but having few of your men to be integrated with them could be plausible. Have them teach my Astechs who have seen only peace, how maintenance is run on actual combat situations.

    I can try to get the information on the mercenaries serving my little brother. It might take some time, but we will acquire that information.”

    Eric von Angedorf takes his glasses and cleans them before continuing.

    “Frankly I don’t want to believe that there are spies within my household or forces, but it is distinct possibility. Outside the few men in this room and the MechWarriors in my Household Guard there are not many that I would trust. But you are right, we need to start searching for them. I will leave that for you to do between the exercises, they most likely are wary about my men snooping around, but not you.

    I do trust my Chief Mechanic, but he can’t be everywhere same time. If he spots any sabotage, he will inform me. Then we can make the decision what to do.

    I don’t see us separating my two brothers. They have always been together and nothing can break that bond, but maybe something can be done to keep them away each other for sometime at least. Regarding the Will, it is in possession of my father. My brothers might try to forge a copy that is in their favour, but to forge the Will I have seen, is quite hard or even impossible.”

    Eric von Angedorf walks to a computer and with few clicks opens a file containing the latest data regarding the forces available and the forces the enemy has.


    Eric von Angedorf
    BattleMech Battalion
    -1xMedium/Heavy Company
    -2xMedium/Light Company

    Armor Battalion
    -1xArmoured Company: Bulldog
    -2xLight Armour Company: Scorpion and Galleon

    Infantry Battalion
    -3xInfantry Company
    -1xJump Infantry Company


    Angus von Angedorf - Big Brother
    BattleMech Battalion
    -3xMedium/Heavy Company
    -1xMedium/Light Company

    2xArmor Battalion
    -1xArmoured Company: Bulldog

    -2xLight Armour Company: Scorpion and Galleon


    Alexander von Angedorf - Little Brother
    BattleMech Battalion
    -1xMedium/Heavy Company
    -1xMedium/Light Company

    Mechanized Battalion
    3x Mechanized Infantry Company

    Artillery Battalion
    1x Long Tom Battery
    2x Thumper Battery

    Mercenary Company
    -???



    You have to choose what unit you train before the first exercise with Eric von Angedorfs brothers happen. In addition if you have any ideas how you could find the potential spies, please post them too.

    Choose one:
    -BattleMechs
    -Armour
    -Infantry



    OOC: Small choice and then some tactical movement on the field. Maybe you can even find some spies or some other fun event happens. If you have anything else to say or suggest, please do so.

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  • Hida Akechi
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    (Perhaps I missed this, but...)

    "Is it possible that your brothers can be used against each other? The younger one has absolutely no claim to the inheritance, but perhaps you could offer him something that convinces him to support you instead."

    Best not to get caught fighting this battle on two fronts.

    In addition:

    "Your claim that you've seen the will I'll not question for now. But have you thought that there might be another will floating around, most likely counterfeit, ready to be displayed for all to see by one or both of your brothers?"

    OCC and In real life, my parents were schisted out of some of my grandfather's inheritance because TWO wills showed up, the other being a forgery but the judge was a friend/relative of the crook involved. It ended up being a split decision on his part, but it shouldn't have been. This thing is still damaging my calm even ten years later.

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  • The Exorcist
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    Oh yeah.... the Cadre thing turned out to be a hell of a lot more interesting...

    Sad to say, put me on auto-pilot for now, this weekend I'm out of town. I'll be back into this in a couple of days.

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  • Pruitt
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    Sir Richard has a question: "Can you get this will in your possession now? I am also a lesser son of a good family. I have no problem with my older siblings inheriting before me. I don't mind training your troops and will fight for you as I have signed the contract. I prefer that the whole planet does not come down on us.

    Sir Richard

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  • TacCovert4
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    Chief McSwain smooths his mustache as he ponders a moment. "Well, first and foremost you should quietly work on outing any disloyalty in your own forces. Not something I'm adept at, but I'm familiar enough to know it needs to be done. Not necessarily elimination, but identify and monitor, and make sure they're not placed where they can do fatal damage to you if possible."

    Pondering further he says "I like that you're the legal heir. That makes it a bit simpler, as it's less likely outsiders will jump in on their sides, but that doesn't mean anyone's going to volunteer to help us either. If this starts, once it starts, we will need to move swiftly and decisively. I doubt that your brothers will care enough about their men that they'll back down even after losing a bunch of them. We need to have up to date locations of your brothers and their principal lieutenants. Isolate the former, decapitate the latter. If there's no middle leadership then the battle falls apart before it stops and your brothers will have to personally lead if they won't back down. I'm presuming that if your brothers will go away then you don't necessarily want them dead, at least not right now. As for a way to make them show their hand, I would suggest that you have a tech that you trust absolutely go over all your mechs in secret before the training op. We will do the same with our own tech. I would presume that an accident would be arranged. And I wouldn't undo all the damage, allow treachery to occur but have your tech fix the sabotage in such a way as to prevent it from being permanently fatal to the mech or the pilot, and make sure that your key mechs aren't sabotaged. In this way you let them reveal their hand, you know which of your techs is a traitor, and you gain your cassus belli publicly and without any doubts. If you simply go over your kit and fix sabotage, it'll be your word against theirs. I would also ensure that a few mechs that are absolutely in fighting trim are on standby and armed for bear."

    "As to the training, that can start immediately and should. We can do that openly, and that'll keep your brother intelligence apparatus busy. We can even plan for specific operations that are opposite to our plans, in order to influence their own planning. Things like an escort operation, but our intent is not to escort you or another HVT, but rather to assault, for example."

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  • Cheetah772
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    Maybe ask him to replace his mechanics with ours, that will cut down on the chance of sabotage.

    We need to check out his younger brother's mercenary crew and what Mechs they're riding in.

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  • Senorankka
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    “I hope that no one has to die because of this all, but it is certain possibility that your more direct approach might happen. But now please follow me to my manor with your BattleMechs, I would say that assassination is a real threat. Rest of your crew can stay here to wait further orders.”


    Mounting your BattleMechs, it took you half an hour of walking to reach his manor. What you saw was typical manor for Lyran nobles. Four large structures were built into a square of which each have their own purpose. First there was the manor itself, then the house for the servants and the workers, stables for the animals and garages for the fast cars and finally a structure containing several mechbays.


    Dismounting your BattleMechs and changing to more formal uniforms, you followed Eric von Angedorf inside. Going through hallways which walls were covered in paintings, you finally arrived to his command center where few uniformed men sre working. There on a table, you saw the map of the local area with red blibs, which you presume being rest of his family, outnumbering his blue blibs.


    “This is my command center and this place has all information that is available to you. To cut the long story short, my father Graf von Angedorf is slowly dying to cancer and he has said to me and shown me his will. The will says that I inherit his properties, wealth and titles over my big brother and little brother. The moment my father is dead and the will becomes public, they either back down and allow me to inherit or they aggressively hound me to get me to denounce the will or in worst case, they will kill me and destroy my forces.


    What we need is a proof that they are aggressive and don't care for the laws of Lyran Commonwealth. And we are going to have a perfect chance soon. You see we run annual wargames on nearby fields with our BattleMechs in simulator settings. While this is more or less safe, accidents might happen. I fear that I or one of my MechWarriors will become a target for one accident they create to happen and I need you to be the witnesses for it and to ensure the safety of me and my men. Officially you are here to train my forces which you are going to do before the wargames start and between the “matches” that happen. You have experience for it so you have a good alibi. I think my little brother has a small mercenary crew training his men too.


    I bet you have the questions regarding the pay you will receive. Officially you will receive the pay through ComStar as usual, but due to the secrecy I will pay you a extra hazard pay out of my cash funds or alternatively through other means.”


    Eric von Angedorf finally stops and looks at you. You can see the stress of the situation on his face.


    “Any questions? And remember, all this is confidential and shall not leave this room. Most likely there are spies within my household and forces. ”


    OOC: I lied, decided to write the update now. You now know the situation. More questions to Eric von Angedorf regarding the situation or ideas how to make him look better compared to his brothers or prepare him for the worst case scenario.

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  • Senorankka
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    Midsummer's Eve! Update will come out next Sunday or Monday latest. We shall move forward with the plot.

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  • Cheetah772
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    Subtle approach, eh? Dragon chuckles at such a silly notion. "Of course, just point us at something and we'll kill it....discreetly! The way you say in making sure you inherit the title sounds like someone is going to die a painful death at some point."

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