Black Knight Legion

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Black Knight Legion
Black Knight Legion
Affiliation Mercenary
Parent Command Independent

The Black Knight Legion was a mercenary unit of the Inner Sphere. The legionnaires were famous throughout the Inner Sphere for having two purposes: money and quality. With their fearsome reputation of fearless warriors they proved themselves deadly, efficient and reliable. However, like most mercenaries, they did not care about ethics, fighting always for the highest bidder.


The Black Knight Legion was introduced as the protagonist unit in the computer game MechWarrior 4: Black Knight. Computer games as such do not fall under the current definition of Canon for the BattleTech universe even though they are official, licensed BattleTech products, making them apocryphal.

Since the Black Knight Legion was only mentioned in an apocryphal source, it is itself apocryphal. Its canonical existence within the BattleTech universe is unconfirmed.


Sedaris Insurrection[edit]

The Legion outmaneuvered, outfought, and outlasted "rebel upstarts," securing the world for its nominal government.

Massacre of Canteron[edit]

The Legionnaires sold their lives dearly while successfully evacuating the planet's royal family.

Working for the Corvatti Corporation, the Legion wiped out the pirates threatening Corvatti mining assets.

Liberation of Kentares IV[edit]

The Legion was then approached by a Lyran Alliance mercenary liaison officer, Major Carissa Dupree, and offered a contract to support the Kentares Free Army in taking back Kentares IV on behalf of Archon Katherine Steiner-Davion. Colonel Michael Lawhorn was double-crossed by his Lyran employer and killed in May of 3063. Command of the unit was passed on to Eric McClair.

McClair and his lancemates nearly killed Duke Ian Dresari and eliminated three of his closest supporters.


The Legion took revenge on their former Lyran employer, Major Dupree, by hunting her down and wiping out the entire Lyran garrison on Voltrat III. The Legion subsequently made the planet their base of operations.


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the Black Knight Legion
Colonel Michael Lawhorn 3063[1]
Colonel Eric McClair 3063[1]



Composition History[edit]


Black Knight Legion operate at least a reinforced company:

Other personnel[edit]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 MechWarrior 4: Black Knight