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The Ghosts of Hesperus

The Ghosts of Hesperus
Product information
Type Short story
Author Jason M. Hardy
Pages 13
Publication information
Publisher BattleCorps
First published 25 March 2005
Era Civil War era
Timeline 7 January 3065

The Ghosts of Hesperus is a short story by Jason M. Hardy that was published online on BattleCorps on 25 March 2005.

Teaser textEdit

Fourteen assaults. Fourteen Failures. Can three lone figures make a difference in the assault number fifteen?

Plot summaryEdit

Two members of Free Skye - a man named Pollard, and a woman named Korwyn, are on Hesperus II gathering intelligence to be used by Free Skye when they launch the fifteenth battle for the BattleMech factories operated by Defiance Industries. The two are working with a native of Hesperus II named Ellison, who's providing an overview of the terrain and showing them the key locations from previous battles, having been vetted as an informant by Free Skye. While Pollard and Ellison argue about the value of intelligence in warfare, Korywn makes extensive notes and attempts to prevent Pollard from breaching operational security, while keeping Ellison talking.

When their reconnaissance trip is done, Korwyn sends her report up through the Free Skye chain to help with their mission planning - and sends a second, more covert message out to inform another party, implied to be the Lyran intelligence services, of what's happening, revealing herself to be a deep cover agent within Free Skye.

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