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|Development|| Mike Nystul|
Donna Ippolito (Senior Editor)
Sharon Turner Mulvihill (Assistant Editor)
Diane Piron (Editorial Assistant)
|Cover artwork|| Tony Szczudlo (Cover art)|
Dana Knutson (Back cover art)
|Interior artwork|| Jeff Laubenstein|
|Illustrations|| Allen Nunis|
|MSRP||15.00 US $|
|Era|| Succession Wars era|
Clan Invasion era
|Agency||ComStar (with Word of Blake annotations)|
|Universe Date||26 May 3055|
Purporting to be an internal ComStar document with Word of Blake comments later inserted in the text, this sourcebook provides the history of ComStar through 3055, some of the technologies it preserved (and how) and the reason for the schism that led to the creation of the Word of Blake.
The military information from this book was updated in Field Manual: ComStar.
From the back cover
|“|| As the Star League was dying on the eve of the Succession Wars, the House Lords agreed on one final action. At the suggestion of General Kerensky they appointed Jerome Blake as Minister of Communications and charged him with repairing the damaged HPG network. This would prove a momentous decision.
Within a few short years after Kerensky's Exodus, Blake and his followers had seized control of Terra and declared themselves neutral in the coming conflicts. The newly-named ComStar evolved into a pseudo-religious organization, with Blake as its divine founder, that positioned itself as the keeper of technology and the preserver of humanity's future.
For nearly 300 years, ComStar watched as the Succession Wars ripped apart the Inner Sphere and technology was lost, waiting for the day when they would step in to save humanity from a new dark age. But the 31st century changed all of that.
- New Orders
- Game Supplement
- ComStar Archetypes
- The book features frequent interjections from the Word of Blake supposedly to correct the heretics' "lies", but later sources and timelines (both in- and-out-of-character) confirm that ComStar's version of events, while likely omitting details, is closer to what actually happened than the Blakist version.
- The named authors of the ComStar report are Adepts Nonda Toolippi, Norash Murrilvellthiun and Adien M'Ripon, anagrams for Donna Ippolito, Sharon Turner-Mulvihill, and Diane Piron.