Marauder Lore and Blueprint
|Marauder Lore and Blueprint|
|Publisher||Catalyst Game Labs|
|First published||24 November 2015|
|Era||Succession Wars era|
|Timeline||20 June 3014|
|Series||MWO Hero 'Mech Lore|
The short story narrates, from the perspective of the Bounty Hunter, the loyalist ambush of Natasha Kerensky on Nova Roma during Anton Marik's Revolt, including his decision to salvage her Marauder for use as his own signature BattleMech.
Although MechWarrior Online as such does not fall under the current criteria for Canon, the fiction going with the games' "Hero 'Mechs"—written largely by Randall Bills who at the time was also the incumbent BattleTech Line Developer at Catalyst Game Labs—was expressly declared fully canonical. At the same time, the Hero 'Mechs themselves and the configurations offered by MechWarrior Online were still not considered canon beyond what was expressly put down in the fiction pieces.
- This canon short story is posted on an archived copy of the MWO forums here.