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MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries/High Reward Quests

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Overview[edit]

Halfway between MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries common procedurally generated Contracts and the story progressing Campaign Missions, High Reward Quests are partially prescripted missions with increased difficulty and enhanced rewards. The base game includes thirty-three High Reward Quests, the Heroes of the Inner Sphere DLC adds an additional eleven, the Legend of the Kestrel Lancers DLC adds a further seven, and the Call to Arms DLC adds a single additional High Reward Quest.

Similar to the BattleTech video game's Flashpoints, MW5's High Reward Quests are mini-stories relating to background topics from the BattleTech universe, or mercenary moral quandaries related to the conflict between duty to the contract or honorable conduct. Unlike Multi-Mission Operations, High Reward Quest missions do not have to be completed consecutively and will generally take place across multiple systems inside the same Conflict Zone. High Reward Quests will openly list the C-bill and Reputation rewards they offer, but will sometimes hide any additional rewards until the completion of the final mission. These predetermined, hidden bonuses are listed below.

While most quests are for a single employer, some give the player the option of choosing only one set of missions from two opposing employers, while others allow the player to change factions before the final mission. Additionally, there are some quests with missions that do not have to be played in any particular order.

Though the Core High Reward Quests feature scripted lines from Cavaliers Operations Officer Ryana Campbell and others, they are not fully scripted like the Campaign Missions and thus still have a degree of variability in map design and enemy 'Mech selection in each playthrough. The High Reward Quests introduced in the DLCs, however, feature a larger degree of prescripted events and more missions with enhanced, unique map layouts.

Much like the Campaign Missions, High Reward Quests require the player to reach the specific Reputation Level of the Conflict Zone in which they are hosted. However, unlike the Campaign or Kestrel Lancers Missions, High Reward Quests are entirely optional and can be skipped. They do not expire so it is possible to return to them later, even after the Campaign is completed, though their rewards, difficulty, and tonnage restrictions do not scale and are static.

Campaign Mode[edit]

The following High Reward Quests are available within the main MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Campaign Mode. Thirty-three of them are featured in the core game along with seven so-called Hero 'Mech quests added by Heroes of the Inner Sphere, an additional seven with Legend of the Kestrel Lancers, and a single five-mission quest added with Call to Arms.

Reputation 3[edit]

"Armed Robbery" - Mercenary Row[edit]

  • Employer: Interstellar Expeditions (Subsidiary of Independents)
  • Targeting: Independents
  • Mission Brief: With numerous mercs pulling out of Mercenary Row, Sebastian Spears of Interstellar Expeditions offers the Cavaliers a contract to strike one of the withdrawing Harlock's Warriors 'Mech repair depot for much needed supplies for his clients, attempting to overcome their reservation about hitting a fellow mercenary unit by offering the desperate Cavaliers a healthy cut of the resale value.
  • Rewards: 78,125 C-bills, 70 Reputation, LCT-3V Locust, two Tier 2 medium lasers
  • Mission: 145 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 7 Assassination Mission on Pascagoula to kill the much despised Harlock's Warriors' head of security Anders Willman, which will convince the rest of the Warriors to bug out.

"Those in Need" - Steiner/Kurita Border (Call to Arms)[edit]

Date Available: January 10, 3025
  • Employer: Independent People of Skye (Independents)
  • Targeting: House Steiner
  • Mission Brief: The introduction of the Hatchetman, the first newly designed BattleMech in centuries, has excited the entire Lyran Commonwealth, despite the fact initial distribution of the 'Mech is flowing to the most politically connected units. Seething that the under-attack Skye has been slighted while the green Social General-heavy Nineteenth Arcturan Guards received an entire company of the 'Mechs, the Independent People of Skye hire the Cavaliers to "reappropriate" some for those they deem more worthy.
  • Mission 1: 160 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 20 Assassination Mission on Benfled to locate and defeat a lance of Hatchetmen at a small base near the Nineteenths' garrison so that the IPS can swoop in and salvage them.
  • Mission 2: 160 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 20 Objective Raid Mission on Benfled at three Arcturan Guard supply depots for rare parts unique to the Hatchetman. While the IPS was able to salvage the four 'Mechs, the damage inflicted by the Cavaliers means they will need extensive repair to be made combat ready.
  • Mission 2 Rewards: HCT-3F Hatchetman, one Tier 2 Medium Hatchet
  • Mission 3: 165 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 20 Assassination Mission on Benfled to eliminate Tobias Klein and his family's Catapult. Having learned that Defiance Industries board member Emma Klein's son Tobias serves in the Nineteenth and is likely the reason they've received so many Hatchetmen, the angry IPS orders him eliminated to send a humiliating message that they are undeserving of such preferential treatment.
  • Mission 4: 165 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 20 Demolition Mission on Benfled to destroy a redundant Arcturan Guard data center. Concerned that the LCAF may deduce the real motives for the strikes against the Nineteenth, the IPS sends the Cavaliers to destroy an outpost housing a backup data center to give the impression of a real clandestine military raid.
  • Mission 4 Rewards: one Tier 2 Medium Claw, one Tier 2 Medium Mace, two Tier 2 Medium Knuckles
  • Mission 5: 165 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 20 Warzone-like Mission on Benfled to destroy the Nineteenth's last few Hatchetmen. With false reports convincing the Nineteenth that a Kuritan raiding party operating from an early Succession War era junkyard known as "The Heap" is behind the strikes, the IPS stations the Cavaliers there to ambush them and "leave these spoiled brats buried with the rest of Benfled's trash."
  • Mission 5 Rewards: ASN-25 Assassin

Reputation 4[edit]

"Picking up the Pieces" - Inferno's Wake[edit]

  • Employer: Coalition of Farmers (Subsidiary of Independents)
  • Targeting: Bandits (Subsidiary of Outlaws)
  • Mission Brief: In the wake of Black Inferno's drive through the region, the pirate Vogel's Vandals have taken advantage of the situation to raid now defenseless farm worlds. The Coalition of Farmers have pooled their meager funds to hire the Cavaliers to deal with the pirate threat.
  • Rewards: 0 C-bills, 105 Reputation, CDA-2B Cicada (damaged), one Tier 2 LRM-10
  • Mission 1: 160 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 14 Defense Mission on Keytesville to protect valuable farm equipment needed for the imminent harvest.
  • Mission 2: 175 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 18 Assassination Mission on Macomb to eliminate the pirates' leader Victor Vogel to end the threat and drive the rest of the Vandals off once and for all.

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"Picking at the Scraps" - Inferno's Wake[edit]

  • Employer: Interstellar Expeditions (Subsidiary of Independents)
  • Targeting: Coalition of Farmers (Subsidiary of Independents)
  • Mission Brief: Most of the worlds caught in the wake of Black Inferno's march are simple farming and extraction planets, but still contain valuable resources Spears' clients are looking to acquire. By staging diversionary raids, Spears can send in his salvage crews while the local militias are engaged.
  • Rewards: 568,125 C-bills, 105 Reputation, three Tier 3 Medium Pulse Lasers, four Tier 3 Small Pulse Lasers, seven Single Heat Sinks, eight Class V Jump Jets
  • Mission 1: 160 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 14 Demolition Mission on Verde III to take out a militia garrison complex.
  • Mission 2: 160 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 15 Raid Mission on Quincy to destroy the primary comm center to prevent the local militia from coordinating their defense.

Reputation 5[edit]

"Frontline Support - Davion" - Davion/Kurita Frontline[edit]

  • Employer: House Davion
  • Targeting: House Kurita
  • Mission Brief: The Federated Suns is seeking Mercenaries to engage in support missions for their invasion thrust into the Combine.
  • Rewards: 348,500 C-bills, 260 Reputation, PNT-9R Panther (damaged), one Tier 2 PPC
  • Mission 1: 175 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 20 Raid Mission on Marlowe's Rift against First Amphigean Light Assault Group defended communication towers to assist the Davion offensive.
  • Mission 2: 175 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 20 Demolition Mission on Misery V against a McGee's Cutthroats firebase to end their raids against Davion supply lines.

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"Frontline Support - Kurita" - Davion/Kurita Frontline[edit]

  • Employer: House Kurita
  • Targeting: House Davion
  • Mission Brief: The Draconis Combine is seeking Mercenaries to engage in support missions for their defense against the Davion invasion thrust.
  • Rewards: 348,500 C-bills, 260 Reputation, SDR-5K Spider, one Tier 3 AC/10-BF, two Tier 2 SRM-6
  • Mission 1: 175 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 20 Demolition Mission on Bergman's Planet against a 41st Avalon Hussars command post.
  • Mission 2: 175 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 20 Raid Mission on Gandy's Luck against a 41st Avalon Hussars ammo depot.

"Dire Circumstances" - Taurian Corridor (Legend of the Kestrel Lancers)[edit]

Date Available: August 20, 3025
  • Employer: Taurian Concordat (Subsidiary of Periphery Realms)
  • Targeting: Pirate (Subsidiary of Outlaws)
  • Mission Brief: The Cavaliers are approached by a representative of the Taurian Concordat with a contract to investigate and destroy a suspected Federated Suns raiding party that struck Cyrton to determine their origins and intentions before Protector Calderon rashly orders a preemptive counterinvasion of the Federated Suns.
  • Rewards: 0 C-bills, 150 Reputation, MAD-3D Marauder
  • Mission 1: 220 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 30 Warzone Mission on Montour to defeat the raiders and determine if they are really are AFFS troops or pirates engaged in a false flag deception.
  • Mission 2: 220 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 35 Warzone-like Mission on Pirate's Haven, joining the Taurian Guard in neutralizing the pirate forces and their artillery defenses.
  • Mission 3: 250 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 50 Warzone-like Mission on Pirate's Haven attacking the pirates' last redoubt in the so-called "Black Cliffs," again with support from the Taurian Guard.

"Tributes for the Imperator" - Bethonolog (Legend of the Kestrel Lancers)[edit]

Date Available: March 15, 3020
  • Employer: Magistracy of Canopus (Subsidiary of Periphery Realms)
  • Targeting: El Giza Ghost Riders (Subsidiary of Outlaws)
  • Mission Brief: The Cavaliers are contracted by the Magistracy of Canopus to support the First Canopian Fusiliers in their efforts track down and destroy a Marian Hegemony employed pirate unit called the El Giza Ghost Riders.
  • Rewards: 1,104,825 C-bills, 250 Reputation, WHM-6R Warhammer
  • Mission 1: 220 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 30 Beachhead Mission on Bethonolog to clear the way for the incoming First Canopian Fusilier defense forces.
  • Mission 2: 265 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 30 Warzone-like Mission on Bethonolog joining the First Canopian Fusiliers to fight back the raiders.
  • Mission 3: 265 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 30 Assassination Mission on Bethonolog to eliminate the El Giza Ghost Riders leadership.

Reputation 6[edit]

"The Traitor" - Davion Borderlands[edit]

  • Employer: House Kurita
  • Targeting: House Davion
  • Mission Brief: The Draconis Combine hires the Cavaliers to track down and kill two high value defectors who have crossed into Federated Suns space to show the fate of those would betray House Kurita.
  • Rewards: 337,250 C-bills, 450 Reputation, two Tier 2 AC/2-BF, one Tier 2 AC/20, one Tier 3 AC/10-BF
  • Mission 1: 200 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 24 Assassination Mission on Ronel to kill Tai-i Hester Troy, now serving in the Blue Star Irregulars mercenary unit.
  • Mission 2: 200 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 24 Assassination Mission on Tigress to kill Sho-sa David Osumi, now serving in the Crater Cobras mercenary unit.

"Invasion Support - Kurita" - Kurita/Davion Frontline[edit]

  • Employer: House Kurita
  • Targeting: House Davion
  • Mission Brief: The Draconis Combine is launching an invasion thrust into the Federated Suns, offering mercenary units supporting contracts to strike FedSun employed mercs and force them to withdraw.
  • Rewards: 237,250 C-bills, 450 Reputation, one Tier 3 AC/5-BF, four Tier 3 machine guns
  • Mission 1: 200 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 27 Demolition Mission on Kentares to destroy the command post of the Blue Star Irregulars and to weaken the Davion defenses in the region
  • Mission 2: 200 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 27 Assassination Mission on David to eliminate an MIIO agent, code name "Vulpes", before his evacuation by the Addicks Draconis March Militia and prevent damaging intelligence on the Kurita offensive efforts reaching Davion hands.
alternately
A Back Channel Deal
  • Mission Brief: Noting the Cavaliers' success on Kentares, House Davion offers a contract to betray the Draconis Combine to ensure the safety of MIIO Agent Vulpes with critical intel on the Combine's efforts.
  • Rewards: 340,350 C-bills, 450 Reputation, two Tier 2 LRM-15-ST
  • Mission: 200 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 25 Defense Mission on Kentares to hold back the Thirty-Sixth Dieron Regulars and ensure Vulpes' extraction.

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"Defense Support - Davion" - Kurita/Davion Frontline[edit]

  • Employer: House Davion
  • Targeting: House Kurita
  • Mission Brief: With its hands full with the Draconis Combine invasion in the region, the Federated Suns is seeking small and agile mercenary units to engage in behind the line raids in Combine territory to take the pressure off.
  • Rewards: 237,250 C-bills, 450 Reputation, two Tier 2 SRM-4, two Tier 2 medium lasers
  • Mission 1: 200 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 27 Raid Mission on Matar to destroy a water purification plant to delay the Combine invasion thrust.
  • Mission 2: 200 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 27 Assassination Mission on Homam to eliminate Tai-sa Richard Saito of the Fifteenth Dieron Regulars, the Kurita high commander involved in the hiring of mercenaries to support the invasion thrust into FedSun space, to shatter the morale of both the Fifteenth's and the mercs fighting under his banner.
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An Intriguing Offer
  • Mission Brief: Noting the Cavaliers' success on Matar, House Kurita offers a contract to betray the Federated Suns and eliminate the commander of the Crater Cobras, shattering the Davion defensive efforts.
  • Rewards: 240,725 C-bills, 450 Reputation, one Tier 2 PPC, one Tier 2 LRM-10
  • Mission: 200 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 25 Assassination Mission on Raman to eliminate the Crater Cobras commander Major Roland Colt.

"A Cunning Decoy" - Shipping Route[edit]

  • Employer: Avalon Shipping (Subsidiary of House Davion)
  • Targeting: Pirate (Subsidiary of Outlaws)
  • Mission Brief: The Cavaliers are hired by Avalon Shipping to serve as bait, garrisoning insignificant targets whose locations have been leaked to lure pirates away from the real ones.
  • Rewards: 1,250,000 C-bills, 450 Reputation, two Tier 3 LRM-5, two Tier 3 machine guns, ten Single Heat Sinks.
  • Mission 1: 230 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 36 Warzone Mission on Barstow to draw Jessup's Avengers away from Avalon Shipping's latest large shipment.
  • Mission 2: 230 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 36 Warzone Mission on Listowel against Castell's Pillagers responding to false intel about Avalon Shipping's fake depot.

"Crimson Crusade" - Lower-Class Kuritan Worlds (Heroes of the Inner Sphere)[edit]

Date Available: February 15, 3019
  • Employer: House Kurita
  • Targeting: Crimson Inclination (Subsidiary of Outlaws)
  • Mission Brief: The Draconis Combine hires the Cavaliers to assist the Sixth Arkab Legion in destroying the rebel Crimson Inclination group, led by the charismatic High Lord Fransson, who've taken over Najha.
  • Rewards: 304,825 C-bills, 2,500 Reputation, DRG-SDW Sidewinder (damaged)
  • Mission 1: 230 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 55 Beachhead Mission on Najha to clear the Crimson Inclination artillery to allow the Arkab Legion to breach the capital city's defenses.
  • Mission 2: 270 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 60 Demolition Mission on Mannedorf to destroy a bolt hole used by the escaping Crimson Inclination located by the ISF.
  • Mission 3: 315 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 70 Assassination Mission on Ardoz to hopefully put an end to the Crimson Inclination by defeating Fransson and his top lieutenants.
  • Mission 4: 50 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 60 Raid Mission on Marawi to speedily and stealthily destroy radio towers to prevent the surviving elements of the Crimson Inclination from connecting with the martyred Fransson's LOKI agents, before leading the five 'Mechs into a Sixth Arkab Legion ambush.

Note: House Kurita recommends the use of jump-capable 'Mechs for the final mission to better handle the terrain's deep mud which wreaks havoc on 'Mech gyros, slowing them down to a crawl.

"Heir of Nothing" - Penobscot (Legend of the Kestrel Lancers)[edit]

Date Available: October 2, 3027
  • Employer: House Steiner
  • Targeting: House Marik
  • Mission Brief: Duke Elias von Richter has excluded his younger brother Emil from his will. An incensed Emil has been rumored to be forming a force of Mercenaries to take the dukedom by force, with the Cavaliers hired to investigate further.
  • Rewards: 2,304,830 C-bills, 250 Reputation, three Tier 4 medium lasers, three Tier 4 SRM-6, three Tier 4 AC/10
  • Mission 1: 240 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 35 Assassination Mission on Penobscot with the Duke Richter sending the Cavaliers to investigate and defeat key members of the "mercenary" forces gathering on world.
  • Mission 2: 240 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 40 Warzone-like Mission on Penobscot which sees the Cavaliers help Penobscot's Honor Guard hold the line against the Free World League forces assisting Emil's coup against the Duke.
  • Mission 3: 240 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 40 Warzone-like Mission on Penobscot against Emil and the retreating League forces, where the Cavaliers and Honor Guard must strike the heavily defended mountain pass leading to his mountain villa to capture the usurper.

Reputation 7[edit]

"Uprising, Quelled" - Duchy of Tsitsang[edit]

  • Employer: House Liao
  • Targeting: Rebel Uprising (Subsidiary of Outlaws)
  • Mission Brief: Duchy of Tsitsang is a collection of five system in the Sarna Commonality harshly ruled with an iron fist by Duchess Karis So. With her people openly rising up in rebellion, the Cavaliers are hired to deal with this insurrection quickly, only to escalate matters.
  • Rewards: 312,554 C-bills, 658 Reputation, two Tier 3 LRM-15, ten Single Heat Sinks
  • Mission 1: 230 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 41 Demolition Mission on Bora III to destroy the rebel base as an example to those who would oppose Duchess So and the Celestial Wisdom.
  • Mission 2: 230 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 45 Assassination Mission on Ovan to eliminate rebel leader Josh Vorsythe to shatter the rallying point for the rebellion against Duchess Su.

"Industrial Espionage" - Rashpur-Owens Manufacturing Worlds[edit]

  • Employer: Rashpur-Owens Incorporated (Subsidiary of House Liao)
  • Targeting: New Syrtis Shipyards (Subsidiary of Independents)
  • Mission Brief: Seeking to drive the last surviving Capellan DropShip manufacturer out of business, Davion-based DropShip builder New Syrtis Shipyards is undercutting the prices of vessels built by Rashpur-Owens Incorporated, additionally negating the losses by illegal smuggling goods over the Davion-Liao border in the newly built vessels intended for Capellan buyers. Rashpur-Owens hires the Cavaliers to destroy key NSS facilities used in this trade to put a stop to the scheme.
  • Rewards: 312,554 C-bills, 658 Reputation, VND-1R Vindicator
  • Mission 1: 230 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 45 Demolition Mission on Ares to destroy the transfer station used by New Syrtis Shipyards to sell to the Confederation under the table.
  • Mission 2: 230 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 45 Raid Mission on Bethel to destroy facilities housing important components used to maintain New Syrtis Shipyards fleet of Mammoth-class DropShips utilized in their smuggling efforts.

"The Conspirators" - Rashpur-Owens Manufacturing Worlds (Heroes of the Inner Sphere)[edit]

Date Available: August 9, 3025
  • Employer: Eyes on Democracy (Subsidiary of Independents)
  • Targeting: House Davion (Missions 1-2), Anonymous (Subsidiary of Independents, Mission 3), Eyes on Democracy (Mission 4)
  • Mission Brief: Silvan Vaughn of the independent watchdog group Eyes on Democracy contacts the Cavaliers with concerns that the leading candidate for the regional Trade Federation Presidency position, Casper Owens, may soon be assassinated so that Duke Hasek-Davion may install a puppet candidate who will be more amenable to his demands, thereby gaining more influence over local administrative and logistical operations.
  • Rewards: 304,825 C-bills, 2,500 Reputation, RFL-DNA Diana (damaged)
  • Mission 1: 290 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 60 Defense Mission on Cammal to prevent an assassination attempt.
  • Mission 2: 295 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 55 Raid Mission on Monhegan to discourage the Eighth Syrtis Fusiliers from making another assassination attempt.
  • Mission 3: 310 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 65 Demolition Mission on Bethel to preemptively strike a nearby Fifth Syrtis Fusiliers garrison.
  • Mission 4: 270 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 65 Assassination and Defense Mission on Novaya Zemlya supposedly to attack Count Anton Vitios' remote base and end his attempts on the candidate's life, only to discover that Silvan Vaughn was using the Cavaliers to break through the Syrtis Fusiliers' defenses to assassinate Casper Owens himself.

"Project Cold Snap" - Kajikazawa (Legend of the Kestrel Lancers)[edit]

Date Available: August 20, 3026
  • Employer: House Kurita
  • Targeting: House Steiner
  • Mission Brief: The ISF have learned of rumors that House Steiner is planning to attack a Cosby BattleMech and Myomer Research Firm facility that is home to "Project Cold Snap," an attempt to develop 'Mech Myomer that is designed to withstand extreme weather conditions. The Cavaliers are hired to defend then retaliate against the Lyran attack.
  • Rewards: 3,214,820 C-bills, 250 Reputation, one Tier 4 large laser, one Tier 4 AC/20-BF, one Tier 4 LRM-20 with Artemis IV, one Double Heat Sink, four tons of LRM Artemis ammo, four tons of AC/20 ammo
  • Mission 1: 250 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 50 Warzone-like Mission on Kajikazawa as the Lyran attack against the research facility in the frigid wastes begins.
  • Mission 2: 250 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 50 Demolition Mission on Borghese to destroy a Defiance Industries armor manufacturing plant to make the Lyrans pay for trying to steal Cold Snap.

"Blood Minerals" - Amity (Legend of the Kestrel Lancers)[edit]

Date Available: March 15, 3027
  • Employer: House Marik
  • Targeting: House Steiner
  • Mission Brief: With the backing of a Protectionist Minister of Trade, the Obsidian Harvest Corporation was able to secure an exclusive fixed-price contract from the Free Worlds League Parliament for an unexpectedly rich vein of rare minerals. With the greedy company now offering their full supply to Lyran traders for three times the market value and refusing to honor the League contract, a Free Worlds League representative approaches the Cavaliers to deal with the situation delicately before word gets out.
  • Rewards: 3,404,425 C-bills, 250 Reputation, one Tier 4 AC/20, one Tier 4 Gauss rifle, four tons of Gauss ammo, four tons of AC/20 ammo
  • Mission 1: 250 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 55 Raid Mission on Amity with the Cavaliers performing a surgical strike to cripple Obsidian's communication relays to convince the company to cease its rogue activity.
  • Mission 2: 320 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 55 Warzone-like Mission on Amity to assist the planet's militia forces attack Obsidian's headquarters in the primary dig site, the rogue company hunkering down with the Homer's Hooligans mercenary unit as defenders as they attempt to blackmail the League to save themselves.

Reputation 8[edit]

"The Cerberus Hounds" - Sian Commonality[edit]

  • Employer: House Liao
  • Targeting: House Davion
  • Mission Brief: The Capellan Confederation hires the Cavaliers to defend the descendants of the Cerberus Hounds, a group of former Federated Suns MechWarriors who defected from the 9th Avalon Hussars in 2862. After over a century of living within the Confederation, their location has been discovered by the Federated Suns who are now determined to destroy them.
  • Rewards: 340,797 C-bills, 1,044 Reputation, five Tier 3 small lasers, one Tier 3 large laser
  • Mission 1: 230 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 38 Defense Mission on New Westin to protect the Cerberus Hounds from attacking First Kittery Borderers forces.
  • Mission 2: 230 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 38 Warzone Mission on Grand Base I to hold back the vengeful First Kittery Borderers to allow the Cerberus Hounds to evacuate Capellan civilians.

"Errant Signal" - Backwater Region[edit]

  • Employer: House Liao
  • Targeting: House Davion
  • Mission Brief: The Capellan Confederation has detected a weak coded signal coming from a planet on the Liao Periphery border that should be uninhabited. Though they are unable to decode the message, the Cavaliers are hired by the Confederation to investigate what is a suspected pirate or wildcatter colony.
  • Rewards: 350,000 C-bills, 1,044 Reputation, one Tier 0 Gauss rifle, one Tier 0 LB 10-X, five tons of Gauss ammo, 4 tons of LB 10-X ammo, five Double Heat Sinks
  • Mission 1: 270 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 60 Raid Mission on Egress that sees the Cavaliers sent to destroy the illegal colony's communication relays only to encounter heavily armed House Davion defenders.
  • Mission 2: 270 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 60 Warzone Mission on Repulse III to strike the deciphered source of the errant transmissions - a House Davion strike team armed with New Avalon Institute of Science prototype weapons preparing for raids against Capellan industrial systems to field-test the LosTech equipment.

"Frontline Invasion - Liao" - Liao/Davion Border[edit]

  • Employer: House Liao
  • Targeting: House Davion
  • Mission Brief: The Capellan Confederation is seeking mercenaries to directly partake in a frontline invasion into Davion space in order to reclaim historically Capellan worlds.
  • Rewards: 240,797 C-bills, 1,044 Reputation, ENF-4R Enforcer (damaged), one Tier 3 large laser, one Tier 4 machine gun
  • Mission 1: 270 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 60 Demolition Mission on Bacum against the 7th Crucis Lancers.
  • Mission 2: 270 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 60 Assassination Mission on Narellan to kill 5th Davion Guards commander Walter Jackson.

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"Invasion Defense - Davion" - Liao/Davion Border[edit]

  • Employer: House Davion
  • Targeting: House Liao
  • Mission Brief: House Liao is invading Federated Suns territory on the border of the Kittery salient. House Davion is unable to redeploy significant portions of their forces away from other battlefronts and requests the services of a dependable mercenary outfit for a staunch defense.
  • Rewards: 240,797 C-bills, 1,044 Reputation, two Tier 4 LB 10-X AC, two Tier 4 Ultra AC/5, six tons of LB 10-X AC ammo, six tons of Ultra AC/5 ammo
  • Mission 1: 270 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 60 Warzone Mission on Teng III against the 1st St. Ives Lancers, who are using the planet as the tip of the spear for a larger assault on Davion territory. The Cavaliers are tasked with holding them back until Davion reinforcements can make landfall.
  • Mission 2: 270 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 60 Warzone Mission on Bacum to supplement the Fifth Syrtis Fusiliers defenses and hold off the 2nd St. Ives Lancers for as long as possible.

"No Pilot Left Behind" - Duchy of Andurien[edit]

  • Employer: House Liao
  • Targeting: Pirate (Subsidiary of Outlaws)
  • Mission Brief: Attack pirate hideout and rescue the son of Pavel Shenzeng.
  • Rewards: 440,797 C-bills, 1,044 Reputation, pilot Capt. Dimitri Shenzeng (19/42)
  • Mission 1: 270 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 60 Raid Mission on Lopez to help POWs escape from the planet and destroy the pirates' command center.
  • Mission 2: 270 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 60 Warzone Mission on Ryerson X. Cause a distraction and draw away enemy 'Mechs from their base.

"Bow and Arrow" - Occupied Marik Territory (Heroes of the Inner Sphere)[edit]

Date Available: December 20, 3023
  • Employer: House Marik
  • Targeting: Outlaws (Mission 1), Bowen's Arrow (Subsidiary of Independents, Missions 2-4)
  • Mission Brief: Baron Oliver Kincaid, an old friend of Mason's father, has died and bequeathed his custom Archer to Mason - but the 'Mech is the center of a family disagreement between the Baron's daughter Kate and his estranged son, Bowen, that will require the Cavaliers to unravel.
  • Rewards: 304,825 C-bills, 2,500 Reputation, ARC-AGC Agincourt
  • Mission 1: 270 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 65 Demolition Mission on Holt to destroy a bandit-held compound that may have picked up the Agincourt after looting one of the four possible locations where Oliver Kincaid might have stored it.
  • Mission 2: 315 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 70 Raid Mission on Ibstock to destroy satellite stations used by Bowen's Arrow at the second location to spread increasing misinformation and interest on the location of the Agincourt.
  • Mission 3: 340 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 75 Defense Mission on Bernardo at the third location to protect a decommissioned base once used to store the Agincourt from capture by Bowen's newest employees, elements of the storied Waco Rangers.
  • Mission 4: 340 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 70 Beachhead and Demolition Mission on Berenson which forces the Cavaliers to choose between first securing a nearby civilian city or striking a Waco Ranger forward operating base, before eventually killing Bowen Kincaid to protect and claim the Agincourt.

Note: In the final mission, securing the city first will result in the arrival of a friendly lance of light 'Mechs to support the attack on the Waco FOB, at the cost of additional enemy 'Mechs overall.

"The Only Truth That Sticks" - Vestallas (Legend of the Kestrel Lancers)[edit]

Date Available: March 30, 3030
  • Employer: House Liao
  • Targeting: St. Ives Compact (Subsidiary of Independents)
  • Mission Brief: With Romano Liao seeking to show her sister Candace that the Confederation can strike her secessionist St. Ives Compact at will, the Cavaliers are hired to assist the Second Confederation Reserve Cavalry to cripple the St. Ives Sentinels to teach them the price of their betrayal of House Liao.
  • Rewards: 3,504,825 C-bills, 250 Reputation, one Tier 4 PPC, three Tier 4 SRM-4, twenty Single Heat Sinks, nine tons of SRM ammo
  • Mission 1: 310 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 70 Warzone-like Mission on Vestallas III assist the Reserve Cavalry to capture a heavily guarded interplanetary communications relay on an isolated tropical island to prevent the Sentinels on Vestallas IV learning of the upcoming attack.
  • Mission 2: 310 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 55 Raid Mission on Vestallas IV to cripple satellite relays in Wong Tai Sin City to ensure the Sentinels remain in the dark of the ambush.
  • Mission 3: 310 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 75 Warzone-like Mission on Vestallas IV to eliminate a detachment of St. Ives Sentinels responding to supposed pirate raid preparing to strike Jinshan, not realizing the Reserve Cavalry and Cavaliers lie in ambush.

Reputation 9[edit]

"Chasing Ghosts" - Vacant Worlds[edit]

  • Employer: House Marik
  • Targeting: Outlaws
  • Mission Brief: Baron Ishmael Stroud hires the Cavaliers to follow up on rumors of the fate of his son, thought lost for over a decade in suspected pirate space.
  • Rewards: 20,905 C-bills, 1,467 Reputation, two Tier 3 Large Pulse Lasers, one Tier 3 ER PPC, one Tier 4 Small Pulse Laser, one Tier 3 AMS, three tons of AMS ammo
  • Mission 1: 315 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 67 Raid Mission on Watermael I to destroy the pirates' storage facilities holding their loot to search for clues and weaken them.
  • Mission 2: 315 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 67 Demolition Mission on Gouderak II to strike at pirate base in the region.
  • Mission 3: 315 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 70 Assassination Mission on Vakarel against the leader of Ravid's Reckoning - Ravid Stroud himself.

"Defending the Honor" - Free Worlds Commerce Hub[edit]

  • Employer: House Marik
  • Targeting: Marik Extremists (Subsidiary of House Marik)
  • Mission Brief: The Cavaliers are hired by Gibson-born elements of the Fourth Regulan Hussars serving as the honor guard for Count Derrick Cameron-Jones convinced that traditionalists who view those from Gibson as traitors to Regulus will launch a false-flag attack during a goodwill tour to prove they are unworthy of the position.
  • Rewards: 1,290,905 C-bills, 1,467 Reputation, one Tier 3 LRM-15, one Tier 3 PPC, three Tier 3 medium lasers
  • Mission 1: 315 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 70 Defense Mission on Kearny as the Cavaliers must protect the base where the Count is currently being guarded
  • Mission 2: 315 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 70 Warzone Mission on Mauripur to stand between the rogue elements of the Hussars and the Count's evacuation DropShip.
  • Mission 3: 315 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 70 Assassination Mission on Diass II with the Count sending the Cavaliers to eliminate lead conspirator Daxa Mahat to teach the dissidents a lesson.

"The Enemy of My Enemy" - Marik/Liao Border[edit]

  • Employer: House Marik
  • Targeting: House Davion (Missions 1-2), House Marik (Mission 3)
  • Mission Brief: The Free Worlds League intelligence agency SAFE hires the Cavaliers to quietly deal with the Federated Suns-employed Lexington Combat Group from escalating tensions in the region, having secretly infiltrated League space to launch attacks against the Capellan Confederation wearing Free Worlds League Military colors to trick the Capellans into launching counterattacks against House Marik.
  • Rewards: 290,905 C-bills, 1,467 Reputation, ON1-VA Orion (damaged), two Tier 3 SRM-4
  • Mission 1: 315 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 70 Assassination Mission on Anegasaki II to eliminate Captain Venessa Jym, commander of the Lexington Combat Group detachment in League space before the Davion mercenaries can launch their attack.
  • Mission 2: 315 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 70 Defense Mission on Calloway to protect a local colony from the anger of the still disguised Lexington Combat Group, lashing out at the nearest League site for preventing its planned attacks against the Confederation.
  • Mission 3: 315 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 70 Demolition Mission on Daneshmand VII to destroy the true mastermind of the plan, a rabidly anti-Liao colony supported by rogue elements of the Fourth Fusiliers of Oriente who hired the Lexington Combat Group, or so it would seem...

"Destabilization" - Free Worlds Interior[edit]

  • Employer: Anonymous (Subsidiary of Independents)
  • Targeting: House Marik
  • Mission Brief: An anonymous group of "concerned citizens" seek to hire the Cavaliers to strike at manufacturers in the region to purportedly prove that the Captain-General must devote more resources to the defense of this supposedly safe interior region. Yet curiously all the attacks are seemingly against just one of the many manufacturers in the area.
  • Rewards: 290,905 C-bills, 1,467 Reputation, QKD-4G Quickdraw
  • Mission 1: 315 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 70 Demolition Mission on Ngake IV against an Earthwerks-FWL manufacturing hub, with Earthwerks security quick to respond.
  • Mission 2: 315 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 70 Demolition Mission against an Earthwerks-FWL food plant on Wallis IX, their employer promising nobody will truly go hungry.
  • Mission 3: 315 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 70 Raid Mission against a trio of heavily defended Earthwerks-FWL supply depots on Norfolk.
alternately after two missions
Corporate Interests
  • Mission Brief: A disgusted soon-to-be ex-employee of Quickscell, Inc. reveals that the Cavaliers have been lied to and the whole contract is actually an attempt to weaken Earthwerks purely to increase sales for Quickscell products in the region, offering an alternate contract and a more modest reward if the Cavaliers instead betray the duplicitous Quickscell.
  • Rewards: 100,00 C-bills, 1,467 Reputation, five Tier 0 AC/20-BF, five Tier 0 AC/10-BF, six Tier 0 AC/5-BF, eight Tier 0 AC/2-BF
  • Mission: 270 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 60 Raid Mission to destroy three Quickscell depots on their regional headquarters on Regulus (location may vary).

"Hazing of the Weak" - Sian Commonality (Heroes of the Inner Sphere)[edit]

  • Employer: House Liao
  • Targeting: Bandits (Subsidiary of Outlaws)
  • Mission Brief: Doomsday cult Church of Kali member Aditi Whidbey has gone rogue, forcing the normally highly secretive zealots to hire an outside mercenary unit to deal with her, but the Cavaliers efforts are complicated by the liaison Will of Kali's increasingly threatening tone as well as the surprise appearance of advanced BattleMechs unseen in centuries.
  • Rewards: 304,825 C-bills, 2,500 Reputation, ON1-YAJ Yad al-Jauza (damaged)
  • Mission 1: 270 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 65 Defense Mission on Sendalor to protect innocent settlers from attack from Whidbey's rogue forces.
  • Mission 2: 315 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 70 Demolition Mission on Housekarle to destroy a base of operations used by Whidbey's forces protected by unusually advanced 'Mechs.
  • Mission 3: 315 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 75 Assassination Mission on Grand Base to kill Aditi Whidbey's highly ranked adjunct Captain Warner and his Royal equipped forces.
  • Mission 4: 340 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 75 Assassination Mission on Claxton to assault Aditi Whidbey's final redoubt among the remains of the 309th Royal BattleMech Division in a horrific toxic and lava filled canyon to finally kill the heretic and her remaining followers.

Note: For the final mission, jump-capable 'Mechs are required in order to find and destroy the auxiliary base, a secondary objective worth 987,654 C-bills in bonus payout.

"Operation Onoda" - Dehgolan (Legend of the Kestrel Lancers)[edit]

Date Available: March 15, 3036
  • Employer: Free Rasalhague Republic
  • Targeting: House Kurita
  • Mission Brief: Despite the Free Rasalhague Republic's disdain for mercenaries in the wake of the Ronin War, the Cavaliers are hired to assist against a resurgent group of ronin led by former Fifth Amphigean Light Assault Group member Satoshi Takeda who has captured an FRR world in the name of the Coordinator despite the Kanrei denouncing them.
  • Rewards: 3,904,825 C-bills, 250 Reputation, ON1-M Orion
  • Mission 1: 220 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 70 Beachhead Mission on Dehgolan to secure a landing zone for First Tyr to take back the system.
  • Mission 2: 325 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 75 Warzone-like Mission on Dehgolan to assist elements of the First Tyr defeat Takeda's artillery-protected forces.
  • Mission 3: 325 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 70 Assassination Mission on Dehgolan to hunt down Takeda's lieutenants before they can enact retribution upon the planet's civilian population for their leader's death.

Reputation 10[edit]

"Shipping Disruption" - Free Worlds League Shipping Lane[edit]

  • Employer: Gienah Automotive (Subsidiary of House Marik)
  • Targeting: DuraPaq Solutions (Subsidiary of House Marik)
  • Mission Brief: A joint venture on the production of Land Trains centuries ago has proven highly successful for both Gienah Automotive and DuraPaq Solutions, but the terms are heavily biased toward DuraPaq who get the lion share of the profit. The Cavaliers are hired by an aggressive Gienah Automotive executive seeking to secretly strike at DuraPaq facilities, damaging them enough to cause delays that would trigger contract penalty clauses that would "rebalance" the flow of profit more favorably toward Gienah.
  • Rewards: 304,825 C-bills, 2,500 Reputation, one Tier 3 AC/10-BF, one Tier 3 large laser, four Tier 4 small lasers
  • Mission 1: 315 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 70 Demolition Mission on Kilarney II to destroy DuraPaq's transport facility.
  • Mission 2: 340 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 75 Raid Mission on Schererville targeting communication relays to prevent a spy leaking word to DuraPaq that Gienah was behind the Kilarney strike and avoid shattering the joint venture entirely.

"The False Flag" - Marik/Steiner Border[edit]

  • Employer: House Steiner
  • Targeting: House Marik (Missions 1-2), House Kurita (Mission 3)
  • Mission Brief: Following a dual SAFE and Lyran Intelligence Corps investigation, the Lyran Commonwealth suspects an unknown party of attempting to provoke a war by raiding both sides of the Free Worlds League/Lyran Commonwealth border using 'Mechs painted in the colors of the other nation.
  • Rewards: 305,750 C-bills, 2,500 reputation, one Tier 3 AC/20, one Tier 3 LRM-10, four Tier 4 SRM-2
  • Mission 1: 340 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 75 Defense Mission on Colfax against a "House Marik" raiding force.
  • Mission 2: 340 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 75 Warzone Mission on Nestor against "House Marik" forces.
  • Mission 3: 340 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 75 Assassination Mission on Hyde to kill the Draconis Elite Strike Team leader Tai-i Jules Tanaka to put a stop to the false flag attacks.

"Forceful Negotiations" - Duchy of Tamarind[edit]

  • Employer: Tamarind Mining Corporation (Subsidiary of House Marik)
  • Targeting: Clifton's Rangers (Subsidiary of Outlaws)
  • Mission Brief: The Tamarind Mining Corporation wants to hire the Cavaliers to eject local civilians from lands above radioactive mineral deposit the Free Worlds League Parliament has ceded to the company, but the locals fanatical religious devotion for Star League era ruins located there mean they will not go easy.
  • Rewards: 2,305,621 C-bills, 2,500 Reputation
  • Mission 1: 340 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 75 Raid Mission on Labouchere to destroy the region's communication relay towers with such ferocity to hopefully frighten the civilians into leaving.
  • Mission 2: 340 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 75 Demolition Mission on Alula Borealis with the TMC ordering the Cavaliers to destroy the ruins in question, with the civilians hiring the Clifton's Rangers mercenary unit to defend their sacred site.
  • Mission 3: 340 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 75 Warzone on Promised Land with the incensed and inconsolable civilians using every last C-bill remaining to them to send the Clifton's Rangers to destroy the Cavaliers.

"Bring Her Home" - Kurita/Davion Frontline (Heroes of the Inner Sphere)[edit]

Date Available: January 12, 3023
  • Employer: House Cole (Subsidiary of House Davion)
  • Targeting: House Kurita
  • Mission Brief: After receiving information from the MIIO about a threat on his life, Duke Thaddeus Cole hires the reputable Cavaliers to reinforce his security detail but not in time before his estate is attacked and daughter Samantha is captured.
  • Rewards: 304,825 C-bills, 2,500 Reputation, VTR-BSK Basilisk (damaged)
  • Mission 1: 270 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 65 Defense Mission on Raman to save and meet Duke Cole.
  • Mission 2: 315 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 70 Beachhead Mission on Raman to secure a landing zone for Draconis March Militia reinforcements.
  • Mission 3: 340 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 75 Raid Mission on Matar to destroy communication facilities.
  • Mission 4: 400 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 80 Assassination Mission on Reisling's Planet to eliminate the Shadow Unit leadership.

Note: The final mission gives you a choice between a head-on assault on the Shadow Unit base, or a longer route around the edge of the facility. The latter will require you to engage 2-3 lances of light and medium 'Mechs, miscellaneous ground vehicles, and VTOLs, but spread-out along the path. Engaging the base directly only requires dealing with the garrison's heavy/assault lance and VTOLs, but all simultaneously while moving uphill through a choke point.

Reputation 11[edit]

"Defend the Enhanced" - Stewart Commonality[edit]

  • Employer: House Marik
  • Targeting: Bandits (Subsidiary of Outlaws)
  • Mission Brief: The Cavaliers are hired by Enhancements Diversified, a Free Worlds League Bionics manufacturer whose clinics and facilities are under attack by rabid anti-bionic fanatics.
  • Rewards: 304,600 C-bills, 2,500 Reputation, two Tier 4 medium lasers, one Tier 4 large laser
  • Mission 1: 315 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 70 Defense Mission on Sheridan to protect one of ED's bionics facilities and the city around it from fanatic attack.
  • Mission 2: 315 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 70 Warzone Mission on Bedeque IV to hold back a large fanatic attack group from reaching one of ED's clinics.

"Lyran Independence" - Rebellious Lyran Province[edit]

alternately after two missions
The Cost of Loyalty
  • Mission Brief: Switch sides and join House Steiner.
  • Rewards: 304,283 C-bills, 2,500 Reputation, two Tier 4 SRM-6, one Tier 4 large laser
  • Mission: 315 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 70 Warzone Mission on Trent to destroy retreating enemy forces.

or

"Lyran Rebellion" - Rebellious Lyran Province[edit]

  • Employer: House Steiner
  • Targeting: Free Skye Movement (Subsidiary of Independents)
  • Mission Brief: Aid House Steiner in putting down a rebellious portion of the Isle of Skye's populace.
  • Rewards: 304,283 C-bills, 2,500 Reputation, GRF-1N Griffin, one Tier 4 PPC
  • Mission 1: 315 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 70 Defense Mission on Soilihull to aid in the defense of supply depot.
  • Mission 2: 315 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 70 Raid Mission on Uzhgorod to destroy Free Skye's primary supply depot.
  • Mission 3: 315 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 70 Assassination Mission on Aristotle to prevent escape of Free Skye's leaders.
alternately after two missions
The Cost of Freedom
  • Mission Brief: Switch sides and join the Free Skye Movement to protect them during their evacuation off-world.
  • Rewards: 1,545,000 C-bills, 2,500 Reputation, ten Double Heat Sinks
  • Mission: 360 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 80 Warzone Mission on Aristotle.

"The Shadow Coup" - Lyran Military Strongholds[edit]

  • Employer: Anonymous Lyran Generals (Subsidiary of House Steiner)
  • Targeting: House Steiner
  • Mission Brief: An anonymous group of Lyran officers are offering contracts on the lives of Lyran Guards "Social Generals" in order to prevent needless deaths of soldiers by ineffective leaders.
  • Rewards: 305,275 C-bills, 2,500 Reputation, two Tier 3 PPCs, pilot Capt. Louise Fenstrom (19/42)
  • Mission 1: 360 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 80 Assassination Mission on Veckholm to kill Colonel Angus Kempf while he's engaged in pointless parade in his overequipped assault 'Mech.
  • Mission 2: 360 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 80 Raid Mission on Leganes to kill Leutnant General Stevens, hiding in his regimental HQ.

"X Marks the Spot" - Pirate Worlds (Heroes of the Inner Sphere)[edit]

Date Available: April 19, 3026
  • Employer: Pirate (Subsidiary of Outlaws, Missions 1-3), Interstellar Expeditions (Subsidiary of Independents, Mission 4)
  • Targeting: House Steiner (Missions 1-3), Oberon Confederation (Subsidiary of Outlaws, Mission 4)
  • Mission Brief: Interstellar Expeditions had previously hired elements of Jake Kalmar's band of pirates led by Yaros Regas to support its investigations in the Deep Periphery, but the band is now on the losing side of an escalating conflict with the Oberon Confederation. Seeking to protect IE's involvement, Sebastian Speers hires the Cavaliers as new recruits to reinforce and resupply Regas' "privateers."
  • Rewards: 304,825 C-bills, 2,500 reputation, COR-PVT Privateer (damaged)
  • Mission 1: 340 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 60 Raid Mission on Somerset to gain the trust of pirates by raiding a Lyran Commonwealth logistical facility.
  • Mission 2: 340 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 70 Raid Mission on Winfield to hit a military supply depot on behalf of the pirates.
  • Mission 3: 340 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 75 Demolition Mission on Icar to eliminate a Steiner monitoring station and provide cover for the pirate smuggling operation.
  • Mission 4: 380 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 90 Warzone-like Mission on Star's End which sees an attempt to parlay with Yaros Regas at the moon base Port Aliveri, Jake Kalmar's main storage facility, interrupted by the arrival of forces led by Tyler Erickson of the Oberon Confederation.

Reputation 12[edit]

"A Dragon in Sheep's Clothing" - Steiner/Kurita Border[edit]

  • Employer: House Kurita
  • Targeting: House Steiner
  • Mission Brief: With the ISF learning of rumors of an alliance between Houses Steiner and Davion, the Cavaliers are hired to raid Steiner outposts masquerading as a Davion unit to spoil any such relations.
  • Rewards: 444,856 C-bills, 3,250 Reputation, DRG-1N Dragon (damaged)
  • Mission 1: 340 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 75 Demolition Mission on Tomans III to destroy an Arcturan Guards forward base while broadcasting Davion IFF codes.
  • Mission 2: 340 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 75 Demolition Mission on Bessarabia II to destroy an Arcturan Guards defended ice mining complex as "House Davion" to allow the ISF to hack Lyran communications to discover the route of secret Davion caravan.
  • Mission 3: 340 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 75 Raid Mission on Cusset to destroy the meeting site of Steiner and Davion envoys while masquerading as House Steiner forces to try and shatter any lasting Steiner-Davion alliance.

"Rise of the Black Dragon" - Lower-Class Kuritan Worlds[edit]

  • Employer: House Kurita
  • Targeting: The Black Dragon (Subsidiary of Outlaws)
  • Mission Brief: Fearing that a member of the Kuritan Royal Family is in danger, the ISF hire the Cavaliers to pose as decoys to draw the Kokuryu-kai, also known as the Black Dragon Society, out of hiding.
  • Rewards: 4,578,000 C-bills, 3,250 reputation, two Tier 4 LRM-20, two Tier 4 ER PPCs
  • Mission 1: 360 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 80 Defense Mission on Altenmarkt to protect a local duke who's conducting a tour of the worlds under his authority.
  • Mission 2: 360 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 80 Warzone Mission on Maule to engage the pursuing Black Dragon forces, having revealed the Cavaliers' subterfuge.
  • Mission 3: 360 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 80 Assassination Mission on Sternwerde to eliminate Kokuryu-kai leader Sebastian Tseng.

"Shadow War: Dragon's Breath" - Rogue Cluster[edit]

  • Employer: House Kurita
  • Targeting: Order of the Five Pillars (Subsidiary of House Kurita)
  • Mission Brief: The Cavaliers find themselves drawn into internal Draconis Combine intrigue when they are offered a contract from the Internal Security Force to remove an Order of the Five Pillars backed politician.
  • Rewards: 4,442,500 C-bills, 3,250 Reputation, four Tier 4 medium lasers, one Tier 3 AC/20-BF.
  • Mission 1: 400 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 88 Defense Mission on Kaus Media against a preemptive attack by O5P on the ISF strike base.
  • Mission 2: 400 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 88 Warzone Mission on Alya against another O5P preemptive attack.
  • Mission 3: 400 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 88 Assassination Mission on Shimosuwa to eliminate O5P leader Neophyte Jasmine and help the ISF permanently remove Chairman Nakamura from office.
alternately after two missions
Shadow War: Order of Five Pillars
  • Mission Brief: Join O5P's efforts to protect Chairman Nakamura.
  • Rewards: 224,800 C-bills, 3,250 Reputation, two Tier 4 AC/5, one Tier 3 Large Pulse Laser.
  • Mission: 400 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 90 Defense Mission on Minakuchi to protect the Chairman's headquarters.

"Stop the Launch" - Farm Territories (Heroes of the Inner Sphere)[edit]

Date Available: March 1, 3028
  • Employer: House Steiner
  • Targeting: Militia (Subsidiary of Outlaws)
  • Mission Brief: Retired general and former member of the Steiner High Command Lionel Stanz is opposed to the Davion-Steiner alliance and is hellbent on sowing seeds of discord and starting a war using a rare nuclear device in his possession.
  • Rewards: 304,825 C-bills, 2,500 reputation, KGC-CAR Carapace (damaged)
  • Mission 1: 400 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 90 Demolition Mission on Muphrid against Stanz's Isle of Skye militia forces to destroy one of the warhead's relay stations.
  • Mission 2: 400 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 90 Demolition Mission on Muphrid to destroy a second relay station.
  • Mission 3: 400 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 90 Raid Mission on Muphrid to secure the device's detonator.
  • Mission 4: 400 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 90 Warzone-like Mission on Summer to capture the warhead and kill Lionel Stanz and his supporters.

Reputation 13[edit]

"The Strength of Tradition" - The Graveyard[edit]

  • Employer: Lagom-gumi (Subsidiary of Independents)
  • Targeting: Pirate (Subsidiary of Outlaws)
  • Mission Brief: The Lagom-gumi yakuza clan approach the Cavaliers to protect the region from pirate attacks from the Periphery after attempts to convince the DCMS to do so have failed, but are they really doing it out the kindness of their hearts or the secure the loyalty of the populous in return for yakuza protection.
  • Rewards: 410,000 C-bills, 7,860 Reputation, two Tier 1 LRM-15 with Artemis IV, two Tier 1 SRM-6 with Artemis IV, one Tier 4 Ultra AC/5, four tons of SRM Artemis ammo, four tons of LRM Artemis ammo
  • Mission 1: 400 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 90 Defense Mission on Hermagor to protect a civilian outpost from the Werewolf Legion pirate band
  • Mission 2: 400 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 90 Demolition Mission on Susquehanna to destroy the base of the Bredäng Gang pirate band before they can strike another defense less populace.

"Charity Case" - Drought Worlds[edit]

  • Employer: Inter-System Advocacy (Subsidiary of Independents)
  • Targeting: Bandits (Subsidiary of Outlaws)
  • Mission Brief: A humanitarian aid mission from the Inter-System Advocacy has gone missing in the Drought Worlds region, with the Cavaliers hired to attack the pirate band suspected of being responsible, only to be dragged into a much murkier situation involving early Succession War WMDs and a population pushed too far.
  • Rewards: 850,750 C-bills, 4,500 Reputation, one Tier 3 ER PPC, one Tier 3 Large Pulse Laser, one Tier 4 LB 10-X AC Solid Slug, four Tier 4 Small Pulse Lasers, four tons of LB 10-X AC ammo
  • Mission 1: 400 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 95 Raid Mission on Predlitz III to destroy the bandits' comms towers as a distraction, allowing the ISA to access bandit communications to search for clues to location of the lost volunteers.
  • Mission 2: 400 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 95 Raid Mission on Polcenigo to smash the bandits' command center in this region to impact their effectiveness while hopefully providing leads on the whereabouts of the ISA volunteers.
  • Mission 3: 400 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 95 Demolition Mission on Luzerne to shatter ancient ruins housing chemical weapons the fanatical locals are using to as leverage against their rulers to free the ISA volunteers held hostage.

"Pirate Hunt" - Draconis Badlands[edit]

  • Employer: House Kurita
  • Targeting: Ranta's Bandits (Subsidiary of Outlaws)
  • Mission Brief: Incensed at repeated ill-treatment by the DCMS, Rasalhagian Tai-sa Luukas Ranta of the First Altenmarkt Militia has gone rogue, forming a pirate band around those troops loyal to him to strike the Combine. Wishing to eliminate this embarrassing problem before any other members of the showcase Altenmarkt Militia might rise up and shame the Coordinator, the Cavaliers are hired to kill Ranta and his subordinates.
  • Rewards: 3,202,500 C-bills, 4,500 Reputation, one Tier 1 Gauss rifle, one Tier 2 ER Large Laser, one Tier 4 large laser, three tons of Gauss ammo.
  • Mission 1: 400 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 95 Assassination Mission on Irece to eliminate Sho-sa Shane Shimizu, one of Ranta's subcommanders, to liberate a captured farm.
  • Mission 2: 400 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 95 Assassination Mission on Outer Volta to eliminate Ranta's second in command Chu-sa Lucius Ueda, to lure Ranta into the open.
  • Mission 3: 400 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 95 Assassination Mission on Unity to eliminate Tai-sa Luukas Ranta himself.

Career Mode[edit]

The thirty-three Core Campaign Mode High Reward Quests are present in Career Mode but with dramatically different reputation levels, tonnage, and difficulty requirements along with altered C-bill and Reputation rewards in response to the six different starting locations. The mission types, briefings, and locations remain the same.

Following the table are four High Reward Quests that are exclusively available within Career Mode introduced by Heroes of the Inner Sphere.

Rep Quest Difficulty Tonnage Limit Rewards
2 Armed Robbery 15 160 150,000 C-bills, 20 Rep, LCT-3V Locust, 2x Tier 2 M Laser
2 Chasing Ghosts 15 160 289,070 C-bills, 40 Rep, Tier 1 L Laser, 3x Heat Sink
2 Errant Signal 15 160 337,000 C-bills, 100 Rep, Tier 0 LB 10-X, 2x DHS, 2x LB 10-X ammo
2 The Strength of Tradition 15 160 290,700 C-bills, 40 Rep, Tier 2 SRM-6, Tier 2 SRM-4, 4x SRM ammo
3 Charity Case 15 160 330,520 C-bills, 100 Rep, Tier 3 LRM-10, 4x Tier 2 SP Laser, 4x LRM ammo
4 Picking at the Scraps 22-26 200 612,500 C-bills, 170 Rep, Tier 1 MP Laser, 2x Tier 2 SP Laser, 2x Heat Sink, 2x Class V Jump Jet
4 Picking up the Pieces 22-26 200 612,500 C-bills, 170 Rep, CDA-2B Cicada, Tier 2 LRM-10
4 No Pilot Left Behind 28 200 599,800 C-bills, 170 Rep, Dimitri Shenzeng
4 The Cerberus Hounds 30 200 610,500 C-bills, 170 Rep, 4x Tier 2 S Laser, Tier 3 L Laser
5 Pirate Hunt 38 230 705,300 C-bills, 220 Rep, Tier 3 L Laser, 5x Heat Sink
5 Destabilization 40 230 680,750 C-bills, 680 Rep, QKD-4G Quickdraw
Corporate Interests 60 270 674,000 C-bills, 220 Rep, 3x Tier 0 AC/10-BF, 3x Tier 0 AC/5-BF, 3x Tier 0 AC/2-BF
6 Invasion Defense - Davion 30-40 200-230 810,400 C-bills, 320 Rep, Tier 0 LB 10-X, 2x LB 10-X ammo
6 Frontline Invasion - Liao 40 230 790,300 C-bills, 320 Rep, ENF-4R Enforcer, Tier 3 L Laser, 3x Tier 2 machine gun
6 A Dragon in Sheep's Clothing 40 230 796,300 C-bills, 320 Rep, DRG-1N Dragon
7 Frontline Support - Davion 32 230 1,186,561 C-bills, 500 Rep, PNT-9R Panther, Tier 3 PPC
7 Frontline Support - Kurita 32 230 1,146,530 C-bills, 500 Rep, SDR-5K Spider, Tier 3 AC/10-BF, 2x Tier 3 SRM-6
8 Defending the Honor 55 270 1,302,500 C-bills, 680 Rep, Tier 4 LRM-15 + Art IV, Tier 4 PPC
8 Uprising, Quelled 58 270 1,261,779 C-bills, 680 Rep, 2x Tier 4 LRM-20, 5x LRM ammo
8 Rise of the Black Dragon 58 270 1,390,700 C-bills, 680 Rep, Tier 4 LRM-20, Tier 3 PPC, 5x LRM ammo
9 The Enemy of My Enemy 70 315 1,350,900 C-bills, 1,557 Rep, ON1-VA Orion
9 Lyran Independence 70 315 1,379,060 C-bills, 800 Rep, FS9-A Firestarter, 4x Tier 4 Flamer, Tier 4 AC/20-BF
The Cost of Loyalty 70 315 1,376,030 C-bills, 800 Rep, 2x Tier 4 SRM-6, Tier 4 L Laser, 3x SRM ammo
9 Lyran Rebellion 70 315 1,426,000 C-bills, 800 Rep, GRF-1N Griffin, 2x Tier 4 PPC
The Cost of Freedom 70 315 1,369,000 C-bills, 800 Rep, 10x DHS
10 Forceful Negotiations 70 315 1,955,090 C-bills, 940 Rep, Tier 4 AC/20-BF, 6x Tier 4 Flamer, Tier 4 LRM-20 + Art IV
10 Industrial Espionage 70 315 1,985,600 C-bills, 940 Rep, VND-1R Vindicator
11 Shipping Disruption 75 340 2,100,900 C-bills, 1,200 Rep, Tier 4 AC/10-BF, Tier 4 L Laser, 4x Tier 4 S Laser
11 A Cunning Decoy 80 360 2,350,500 C-bills, 1,200 Rep, 2x Tier 4 LRM-5, 2x Tier 4 machine gun, 10x Heat Sink
12 The False Flag 80 360 2,382,890 C-bills, 1,557 Rep, Tier 4 AC/20, Tier 4 LRM-10, Tier 4 SRM-2, Tier 4 SRM-6
12 The Shadow Coup 80 360 2,452,800 C-bills, 1,557 Rep, 2x Tier 4 PPC, Louise Fenstrom
12 Shadow War: Dragon's Breath 80 360 2,312,800 C-bills, 1,557 Rep, 4x Tier 4 M Laser, Tier 4 AC/20-BF, 3x AC/20 ammo
Order of Five Pillars 88 400 2,310,800 C-bills, 470 Rep, 2x Tier 4 AC/5, Tier 4 LP Laser, 2x DHS
12 The Traitor 82 400 2,410,800 C-bills, 1,557 Rep, 2x Tier 4 AC/2-BF, 2x Tier 4 AC/10-BF, 2x Tier 4 AC/20-BF, 2x AC/2 ammo, 2x AC/10 ammo, 2x AC/20 ammo
13 Defend the Enhanced 87 400 3,101,605 C-bills, 1,800 Rep, Tier 5 PPC, 2x DHS
13 Defense Support - Davion 90 400 3,223,218 C-bills, 1,800 Rep, 2x Tier 0 LB 10-X, 2x LB 10-X ammo
An Intriguing Offer 90 400 3,123,218 C-bills, 1,800 Rep, Tier 4 PPC, Tier 4 LRM-10
13 Invasion Support - Kurita 90 400 3,123,240 C-bills, 1,800 Rep, Tier 4 AC/5-BF, 4x Tier 4 machine gun
A Back Channel Deal 90 400 3,165,218 C-bills, 1,800 Rep, 2x Tier 4 LRM-15-ST

"Return of the Rangers" - Outworld Systems[edit]

  • Reputation Level: 3
  • Employer: Premana Pacers (Subsidiary of Independents)
  • Targeting: House Steiner
  • Mission Brief: In the Lyran Outworld Systems, Baseball is big business and the return of the Twentieth Skye Rangers and their storied regimental baseball team has electrified the Premana league. Recognizing the reigning champs the Premana Pacers don't stand a chance against them, team manager Nicholas Haas hires the Cavaliers to ensure the Skye Rangers are too tied up with military matters to be able to play.
  • Rewards: 464,500 C-bills, 130 Reputation, two Tier 2 PPCs
  • Mission 1: 145 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 7 Raid Mission on Rijeka to destroy a Twentieth Skye Rangers storage facility providing material and sports equipment for the regiment's baseball team.
  • Mission 2: 145 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 10 Demolition Mission on Mezzana to destroy an abandoned Steiner military facility to tie up the Twentieth Skye Rangers to prevent them from playing.
  • Mission 3: 160 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 15 Warzone Mission on Acrux destroy enough Twentieth Skye Rangers forces to please the increasingly desperate Premana Pacers.

"Bowie Electronics" - Alarion Province[edit]

  • Reputation Level: 4
  • Employer: Bowie Electronics (Subsidiary of Independents)
  • Targeting: Independents (Missions 1-2), Outlaws (Mission 3)
  • Mission Brief: A representative of Bowie Electronics, Alarion Branch accuses TharHes Industries of sending disavowed forces to steal several BattleMechs fitted with prototype proprietary equipment, secretly hiring the similarly disavowed Cavaliers to prevent TharHes from reverse engineering the equipment.
  • Rewards: 601,562 C-bills, 170 Reputation, two Tier 2 PPCs
  • Mission 1: 145 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 11 Raid Mission on Tiruppur to destroy a series of workshops that Bowie believes are being used to reverse engineer their products.
  • Mission 2: 160 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 15 Demolition Mission on Nuneaton to destroy a reportedly off-the-books TharHes facility used to steal the Bowie prototypes and prevent any further thefts.
  • Mission 3: 160 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 15 Assassination Mission on Kostinbrod to eliminate the real party who stole the Bowie 'Mechs: the Willy Pete Gangers.

"Competitive Edge" - Core Systems[edit]

  • Reputation Level: 5
  • Employer: House Steiner
  • Targeting: Outlaws
  • Mission Brief: Learning one of their competitors is arranging for a number of Eire 'MechWorks facilities to suffer a "setback," the company hires the Cavaliers to defend against the attack.
  • Rewards: 684,860 C-bills, 220 Reputation, one Tier 2 AC/5-BF, one Tier 3 LRM-15-ST
  • Mission 1: 160 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 15 Defense Mission on Wrociaw to protect the Eire facilities from "Outlaw" attack.
  • Mission 2: 175 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 20 Raid Mission on Zanderij to counterattack and destroy warehouses belonging to Eire's competitor to teach them a lesion.

"The Powder Keg" - Steiner/Kurita Linchpin[edit]

  • Reputation Level: 10
  • Employer: Anonymous (Subsidiary of Independents)
  • Targeting: House Steiner (Missions 1 and 3), House Kurita (Mission 2)
  • Mission Brief: A mercenary broker named Miller approaches the Cavaliers with an anonymous backer's contract to strike key strategic targets belonging to both House Steiner and House Kurita, seemingly trying to incite the next war.
  • Rewards: 1,985,000 C-bills, 940 Reputation, two Tier 5 LRM-15-ST with Artemis IV, five tons of LRM Artemis ammo
  • Mission 1: 315 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 70 Demolition Mission on Accrington to destroy a heavily defended Steiner military base along the border.
  • Mission 2: 315 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 70 Raid Mission on Port Moseby to take out a camouflaged Kuritan communications relay monitoring Steiner transmissions in the region.
  • Mission 3: 340 Tonnage Limit, Difficulty 75 Assassination Mission on Sakhalin (LC) to remove an old-guard LCAF general who has learned the real goals of the plot, actually trying to prevent tensions in the region escalating.

Transmissions[edit]

The following notable transmissions include important benefits or rewards. As indicated, some are only available in Campaign Mode or with the Heroes of the Inner Sphere DLC.

"Heya Ryana, I'm Back!" (Heroes of the Inner Sphere)[edit]

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  • Transmission: Former Nik's Cavaliers member Cornelius Kaffenberger III, call sign "Goblin," left under bad terms with Nikolai Mason. Now down on his luck after the disastrous last mission of the Daron's Demons and hearing Nikolai has passed on: "Goblin" has reached out to Ryana seeking employment.
  • Rewards: PXH-KB Kobold, pilot "Goblin" (15/46)
  • Objective: Reach Reputation 4-5

"Hidden Cache Found"[edit]

  • Transmission: Ryana discovers hidden transmission codes embedded within a historical document and broadcasts them shortly after arriving in Valentina, amazed to receive a ping back from a long-range beacon originating from an asteroid field within the system. It leads to an SLDF-marked BattleMech orbital drop cocoon which had been masked by the ore-rich asteroid it had been attached to.
  • Rewards: WVR-7H Wolverine II
  • Objective: Reach the Valentina System

"Old Friend" (Heroes of the Inner Sphere)[edit]

  • Transmission: An old friend of Nikolai, Colonel Richard Markson of the Markson's Marauders mercenary unit contacts Jake Mason to offers his condolences and to discuss the existence of contract options outside the purview of the ComStar-backed Mercenary Review Board. If Mason can prove he has what it takes without his father around, Markson promises to hook him up with how to find these additional sources of work.
  • Rewards: Cantina and Career Path System unlocked
  • Objective: Reach Reputation 4

"The Alarion Periphery" - Timbuktu[edit]

Available after completing Campaign Missions
  • Transmission: Ryana informs that there is a collection of nations out on the most remote regions of Lyran space. They're so far from Lyran eyes that they are practically independent nations, and with that freedom comes conflict and opportunity.
  • Rewards: 300,000 C-bills, 1,000 Reputation
  • Objective: Reach the Alarion Periphery Conflict Zone

"The Outworlds Alliance" - Tabayama[edit]

Available after completing Campaign Missions
  • Transmission: Ryana has received word of a particularly dangerous conflict zone. Wedged in between Fed Suns and Draconis space, the Outworlds Alliance is a valuable tactical area for the two houses.
  • Rewards: 300,000 C-bills, 1,000 Reputation
  • Objective: Reach the Outworlds Alliance Border Conflict Zone

"The Rasalhague Reaches" - Kirchbach[edit]

Available after completing Campaign Missions
  • Transmission: Ryana informs that a revolution is brewing in the Rasalhague region. The residents there have long sought to be free from Draconis rule and the Lyran Commonwealth is backing Rasalhague freedom, since a new territory would create a buffer between them and Draconis space.
  • Rewards: 300,000 C-bills, 1,000 Reputation
  • Objective: Reach the Rasalhague Outer Reaches Conflict Zone

"The Taurian Corridor" - Brockway[edit]

Available after completing Campaign Missions
  • Transmission: Ryana informs that fighting has broken out in the Taurian Corridor, a territory on the periphery of Federated Suns space. Contracts offered are highly lucrative, but also quite dangerous.
  • Rewards: 300,000 C-bills, 1,000 Reputation
  • Objective: Reach the Taurian Corridor Conflict Zone