The Laws of Motion

The Laws of Motion
Product information
Type Short story
Author Jason Schmetzer
Pages 9
Illustrations Doug Chaffee
Publication information
Publisher BattleCorps
First published 16 August 2006
Content
Era Civil War era
Timeline 24 October 3066

The Laws of Motion is a short story by Jason Schmetzer that was published online on BattleCorps on 16 August 2006.

Teaser text[edit]

Newton's Three Laws of Motion are immutable outside hyperspace. Star Captain Herron knows this, and uses them to his advantage when piloting his Sabutai. To a Clanner, zellbrigen is equally immutable; however, others sometimes disagree... especially when they were removed from the Clans.

Plot summary[edit]

Star Captain Herron of the Sukhanov Bloodline duels with four Dark Caste Tomahawk aerospace fighters after managing to escape the destruction of the Union-C-class DropShip Carrion Swoop. While the Tomahawk's motherships - a pair of heavily-modified Leopards - scavenge the remains of the Carrion Swoop, Herron attempts to defeat his opponents and survive long enough for the Conqueror to reach him. Taunted by his opponents, Herron refuses to extend them the honor of zellbrigen, even as the most skilled of his opponents - himself, a former Clansman - declares that Herron's tactics would never have been allowed while he was still part of a Clan, and that Clan Snow Raven is clearly falling, just as the Ghost Bears and Nova Cats have already fallen.

Featured BattleTech[edit]

WarShips[edit]

DropShips[edit]

Aerospace Fighters[edit]