Black Lions Cooperative

Logo of Black Lions Cooperative
Black Lions Cooperative
Team Profile
Sport Mech Dueling
League Solaris Games
Affiliation Free Worlds League
Home Solaris VII
Colors Black/purple. A black lion's head with glowing red eyes set against a purple disk.


Description[edit]

The Black Lions Cooperative is a Solaris VII based BattleMech fighting stable. The stable is noted for being formed as a mutual group of MechWarriors rather than belonging to Stable Master or wealthy owner. They were as of 3067, longest lasting cooperative up to that time. The Cooperative is based in Montenegro.[1]

History[edit]

The Black Lions formed in 3035 by several Montenegro based MechWarriors with ties with various Free World League regions. These independent warriors came together after being tired of the typical bureaucratic squabbling between Solaris Gaming Commission members.

The Black Lions Cooperative managed to survive and thrived fighting off rival Cooperatives, Stables and crime families that infested Solaris City due to quality of MechWarriors among their ranks. Because their independents and will allowing them overcome problems of Solaris's gaming circuit, the Cooperative is selective about which MechWarrior would join their ranks.[2]

Operations[edit]

The Cooperative operate by votes of a two-third majority. These major decisions range from what resources to be purchased to goals set for their organization to pursue. Each year, the Black Lions elect a chairman to lead the Cooperative who handles the day-to-day operations.

Leadership[edit]

Notable Personnel[edit]

MechWarriors[edit]

In 3051 40 MechWarriors were fighting for Black Lions Cooperative.[3]

31 were still doing that in 3067[2]

Known MechWarriors[edit]

MechWarrior Era Comments References
Guido Akhbar Civil War [2]
Daniel Wilson Clan Invasion [4]

Tactics and Style[edit]

Due to the Black Lions' independent mentality, the Cooperative does not have any particular tactics they stick to. The Lions' individual MechWarriors use their various style and tactics in the field, making it unpredictable for a foe to know what they will do in a match.

Stable Characteristics[edit]

  • Experience = Regular (3067)
  • Rating = B- C+ (3067)
  • BattleMech = 30 in 3051 and 25 in 3067

Notes[edit]

In 3054 their Standard Contract is 25 percent of fee and an initiation fee on 1,000 C-bills.[3]

In 3067 their Standard Contract is 28 percent of the take per warrior and pays 1,500 C-bill initiation fee.[2]

Rules[edit]

Game Rules[edit]

When using Stable-Specific Rules, the Black Lions have a D Equipment Rating. Opponents in a Solaris match suffer from a -1 to their initiative due to Cooperative unpredictable nature.[5]

References[edit]

  1. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrade, p. 16 "STABLE-SPECIFIC RULES"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Mappack: Solaris VII, p. 21 - Black Lions Cooperative - History and how they operate.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Solaris VII: The Game World – Gamemaster's Book, p. 22 "Major Cooperatives"
  4. Solaris VII: The Game World – Gamemaster's Book, p. 26, "The Top 20"
  5. Mappack: Solaris VII, p. 43, "Stable-Specific Rules" - Black Lions' Equipment rating and Force Specific Rules ability.

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