Cenotaph Stables

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Cenotaph Stables
Team Profile
Sport Mech Dueling
League Solaris Games
Affiliation St. Ives Commonality
Home Solaris VII
Colors White/red, a mechanical hand clutching a supernova, overlaid with a yin-yang symbol


Description[edit]

Founded by the famed Kai Allard-Liao, Cenotaph Stables is one of the most successful Solaris VII stables in the wake of the Clan Invasion.[1] The Stable is based in Cathay.[2]

History[edit]

Formerly Teng Stables, Justin Allard's partnership with Fuh Teng on Solaris VII prior to the Fourth Succession War would become the stuff of legend and establish long-lasting ties between the Teng and Allard families. Unlikely many of the other stables, the future Cenotaph readily allowed its warriors to fight during the Clan Invasion, a fact that earned it much political goodwill but also resulted in the death of many of its fighters. Despite Teng's experience and skill, the assassination of Justin and Kai's reported demise during the initial invasion led many observers to write off the stable as doomed.

However Kai's survival in Alyina and his return to Solaris in 3053[2] revitalized the stable under the Cenotaph name. Despite their lack of name recognition, Cenotaph openly favored veterans of the Clan wars, playing up the patriotism of their service against the Clans. This situation would continue after Kai left the Game World, taking aboard increasing volumes of pro-Victor Steiner-Davion MechWarriors. The pro-Victor stance of many of its fighters would result in Cenotaph losing many of its best when they left to fight in the FedCom Civil War on his behalf, but the gaps were quickly filled with a flood of expatriates from the St. Ives Compact following the conclusion of the Capellan-St. Ives Civil War. Since the end of that conflict Cenotaph has mouthed the pro-Liao line of all Capellan stables on Solaris, but studiously avoided mentioning which branch of the Liao family claims its ultimate allegiance.[1]

The Stable survived into the Dark Age, and one of its MechWarriors, Trisha Swanson, was the 3135 Solaris VII Grand Tournament Champion.[3]

Stable Master and Owners[edit]

Owned by Kai Allard-Liao, for the most part Kai played hands-off role with Cenotaph, heavily relying upon Fuh Teng to manage its day to day operation.[1]

After Fuh Teng finally retired in 3063, Cenotaph fighter Larry Acuff took over control, accepting the position despite the fact it meant he could no longer fight in the Games. Despite his relative inexperience, Acuff has proven an able manager in dealings with both his warriors and support staff.[1]

Notable Personnel[edit]

Instructor[edit]

Unknown.

MechWarriors[edit]

It is not known how many MechWarriors fought for Teng Stables.

It is not known how many MechWarriors fought for Cenotaph Stables in 3051. In 3067 they numbered 19 MechWarriors.[1]

Known Mechwarriors from Teng Stables[edit]

MechWarrior Era Comments References
Fuh Teng Succession Wars [4]
Sze Teng‎‎ Succession Wars [4]
Justin Xiang Succession Wars 3027 Solaris Games Grand Champion [4]

Known MechWarriors from Cenotaph Stables[edit]

MechWarrior Era Comments References
Larry Acuff Clan Invasion
Civil War
[5]
Danai Centrella-Liao Dark Age [6]
Tiger Leung Succession Wars
Clan Invasion
Civil War
[7]
Jacob McDaniels Clan Invasion [8]
Trisha Swanson Dark Age 3135 Solaris Games Grand Champion [9]

Infantry[edit]

An infantry team (several squads) were fighting for the Stable as per 3136.[10]

Known Infantrymen[edit]

Unknown.

Tactics and Style[edit]

Reflecting Kai Allard-Liao's desire to avoid endangering lives any more than necessary, Cenotaph warriors try to avoid killing their opponents by any means possible, such as aiming low to avoid headshots and offering their opponents ample opportunities to surrender before defeat.[1]

Stable Characteristics[edit]

  • Experience = Veteran in 3067
  • Rating = A 3067
  • BattleMech = 21 [1]
  • Infantry = Yes (during Dark Age)

Notes[edit]

As per 3067, the standard contract is for 1.600 C-bills and a 18% of the earnings.[11]

Rules[edit]

Game Rules[edit]

The Stable as of 3067 has access to A Rated Equipment.

Any time a Cenotaph warrior rolls a head location of a physical or ranged attack, they must reroll the location on the first instance. The second roll stands, even if it again results in a head shot. [12]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Mappack: Solaris VII, p. 23 "Stables of Solari VII - Cenotaph Stables"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrade, p. 17 "STABLE-SPECIFIC RULES"
  3. Dark Age: LinkNet Articles (3136), p. 7-8, "Solaris VII 3135 Grand Tournament Recap"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Warrior: En Garde
  5. MechWarrior's Guide to Solaris VII, p. 64 "BattleMech Stable Table"
  6. Dark Age: 3132-3134 INN, p. 283 "3132 Solaris VII Championships Season Review (Part 2)"
  7. Red Jians Stables, p. 4 "Tiger Leung"
  8. Field Manual: Mercenaries, p. 62
  9. Dark Age: LinkNet Articles (3136), pp. 7-8, "Solaris VII Grand Tournament Recap"
  10. "Wolf Hunters"
  11. Mappack: Solaris VII, p. 27 - "Lynch Stable"
  12. Mappack: Solaris VII, p. 43 "Rules - Stable-Specific Rules - Cenotaph Stables"

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