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|Author||Blaine Lee Pardoe|
|Pages|| 306 (print)|
|Cover artwork||Anthony Scroggins|
|Publisher||Catalyst Game Labs|
|First published||23 February 2019|
|MSRP|| $ 13.95 (print)|
|Era||Clan Invasion era|
|Timeline||19 April 3060 - 11 December 3130|
Forever Faithful, by Blaine Lee Pardoe, was released digitally and as a print-on-demand book on February 23, 2019. A spiritual (if not actual) sequel or final entry in the "Twilight of the Clans" saga that concluded the Clan Invasion era, its storyline bridges through the Jihad era and connects to Pardoe's Dark Age era novel, Surrender Your Dreams.
|“|| SEMPER FIDELIS
In the year 3060, the reborn Star League has destroyed Clan Smoke Jaguar, conquered their home world Huntress, and scattered the few remaining Jaguar warriors to the winds. Now the League seeks to end the Clan invasion for good by using former Smoke Jaguars against their own people.
Meanwhile, two bitter enemies seek to salvage a future for the last Jaguars in existence: Trent, who betrayed his wayward Clan to help them regain their honor, and Paul Moon, a disgraced warrior torn between his pledged loyalty to the Star League and a duty to the Smoke Jaguar civilization he was born to protect.
But power-hungry predators lurk in Clan space, waiting for the right time to strike the vulnerable Star League forces. And to the victor will go the spoils: the priceless artifacts of a destroyed Clan and the sacred genetics of the final generation of Smoke Jaguar warriors.
Trent and Paul Moon must fight tooth and nail against would-be conquerors to save the soul of the surviving Jaguar people before they are consigned to the annals of history. But will their divergent plans tear the survivors apart, or lead them toward freedom?
Working on his memoirs during the night from 10 to 11 December 3130, Paladin Victor Steiner-Davion recalls how he had misjudged and wronged Trent back on Huntress, and the unexpected ripple effects this had on history. However, he ultimately decides to delete all parts of the story that go beyond Trent's supposed death on Huntress, feeling he cannot be the instrument of those revelations for which he figures the universe is not yet ready.
- Alain Beresick
- Lucian Carns
- Judith Faber (mentioned)
- Russou Howell
- Severen Leroux
- Paul Masters
- Paul Moon
- Rik Myers
- Victor Steiner-Davion
- Ariel Suvorov
- Santin West
Featured BattleTech Equipment
- Black Knight
- Black Lanner
- Dire Wolf
- Ebon Jaguar
- Fire Moth
- Fire Scorpion
- Ice Ferret
- Jenner IIC
- Kit Fox
- Mad Dog
- Mist Lynx
- Night Gyr
- Rifleman IIC
- Shadow Hawk IIC
- Timber Wolf
- UrbanMech IIC
- Warhammer IIC
- Long Tom Artillery Piece (exact configuration unspecified; from the context, probably Mobile Long Tom vehicles)
- individual DropShips of unspecified class: Admiral Arrastia, Mist Stalker, Monocracy, Stalwart, Steadfast, The Duke, Tripoli, Wanderer
- Black Lion (Streaking Mist)
- Cameron (Invisible Truth)
- Lola III (Sagitta)
- WarShips of unspecified class: Bloodied Stinger ("destroyer"), Hidden Destiny
- The appearance of an Araña among the 35th Scorpion Cuirassiers, and that it would be identified as such by the defenders, in a battle in 3062 is noteworthy for two reasons: The design was reportedly only put into production in 3087 and had supposedly been specifically designed for a situation that Clan Goliath Scorpion was not yet in, nor would have expected, beforehand, namely the formation of the Escorpión Imperio; that anachronism aside, it is an IndustrialMech (MilitiaMech) design that should have no place in such an elite frontline unit. It could be assumed that the Araña appearing in this novel was an early prototype, possibly a BattleMech (or OmniMech) design from before the Araña project became a MilitiaMech.