Voice of the Resistance

Voice of the Resistance
Product information
Type Short story
Author Chris Hartford
Pages 14
Publication information
Publisher BattleCorps
First published 14 March 2007
Era Jihad era
Timeline 13—14 March 3068
Series Case White (series)

Voice of the Resistance is a short story by Chris Hartford that was published online on BattleCorps on 14 March 2007 as the eigth installment in the Case White series. It was later also published in print in the fourth BattleCorps anthology, Fire for Effect, in 2013.

Teaser text[edit]

Though the Word of Blake controls Terra, in name and in fact, there have been those who resisted against their rule. But the incoming ComStar invasion caught them offguard. Now the resistance has to play catchup, doing their best to take advantage of the confusion and to help the Com Guard in the fight against the Word.

Plot summary[edit]

Farmer's wife Eli Alexander from rural Montana, North America, Terra, is actually on TerraSec's most-wanted list ever since Edelle Kearny had been shot out of her Avatar ten years ago. She escaped captivity after weeks of questioning and started a family.

Falling stars—debris from the space battle—prompt her to activate her resistance cell. When they determine from intercepted radio traffic that the ComStar attackers have established something of a bridgehead at Riga, Eli returns to her BattleMech which was hidden in a lake and activates it to join the fight against the Word of Blake.