By Loren L. Coleman
A REPUBLIC at risk Months have handed because the interplanetary communications internet was once destroyed, keeping apart planets around the Republic of the sector. Achernar is among the few worlds nonetheless in ownership of a operating Hyperpulse Generator Station, able to communications around the galaxy-and a miles sought-after prize for the splintering factions of the Republic to procure. Raul Ortega didn't qualify as an lively MechWarrior, discovering a few solace within the Republic's army reserves on Achernar and dreaming of the day he may recognize the journey and glory of actual strive against. The Republic-loyal forces of Achernar whom Raul serves are supported via a free alliance with the Swordsworn, a faction pledged to accommodate Davion, whose leaders have an schedule in their personal. whilst the planet falls below siege through yet one more splinter team, the metal Wolves, who're rationale on shooting the HPG station, Raul is named to lively responsibility. but if the Swordsworn desolate tract Achernar in its time of want, Raul discovers that there's little honor within the brutal realities of warfare and the sophisticated nuances of treachery.
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