Septicemia (Pariah)

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Septicemia (Pariah)
Production information
Manufacturer Kerensky Memorial Manufacturing[1]
Production Year 3072[2][3]
Model Prime
Class Medium
Cost 13,196,570 C-bills
Technical specifications
'Mech type Clan OmniMech
Mass 55 tons
Chassis 55T Battle Epsilon-5 Profile endo steel[1]
Armor Compound SJ8CW Ferro-Fibrous[1]
Engine 275 Type II XL[1]
Communications System GBX Series Integrated II
Targeting Tracking System Cat's Eye MD7
Heat Sinks 11 double
Speed 86.4 km/h

Primary Configuration

BV (1.0) N/A
BV (2.0) 2,511[2][1][4]


The backbone of The Society's military forces, the Septicemia was a utilitarian medium-class workhorse. Planning their OmniMech forces around a single mass-produced design intended to work in concert with two rarer but cutting-edge units, the Septicemia was built using proven technology with a focus towards mutual support on the battlefield, its every aspect intended to allow it to engage the Clan toumans using methods of warfare they found dezgra. Appearing during the Wars of Reaving when Clan warriors were even more intent on an exceedingly strict adherence of zellbrigen to avoid accusations of Taint, the Septicemia would prove frighteningly effective, earning it the nickname of "Pariah" by the Clan Diamond Shark forces that first faced it on Babylon in 3072.[5] [1]

Despite its role in the Wars of Reaving, the Septicemia would see service after the conflict in the toumans of the four surviving Home Clans. Avoiding extinction unlike the Cephalus and Osteon due to the capture of its production plant and lack of integrated Nova Combined Electronic Warfare System, while the other surviving Clans would push for a renaming of the Septicemia to excise its taint (Void and Codex being popular suggestions), Khan Magnus DelVillar from Clan Stone Lion successfully campaigned against any moves to rename or remodel the design, citing that it would serve as a constant reminder of the dark crucible from which the Clans had emerged. [6] [7]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

Devoid of the more experimental technology utilized by the Cephalus and Osteon to allow it to be built in higher volumes, the Septicemia saves weight with a 275 Type II XL extralight engine, 55T Battle Epsilon-5 Profile endo steel chassis, and nine tons of Compound SJ8CW ferro-fibrous armor. While the location of its weaponry in its torsos hampers its ability to carry battle armor, this was intentional to ensure hand actuators were retained for maximization of physical combat abilities.[5] [1]

The Prime configuration of the Septicemia is a long-range combatant. Its largest weapon is a HAG 40, though it only has enough ammunition to fire twelve payloads. An ER large laser provides effective backup and gives the 'Mech staying power. Both guns are aided by a targeting computer.[5]

Alternate Configurations[edit]

  • Alternate Configuration A 
    A support configuration, this second most commonly seen version of the Septicemia mounts two ATM 12s with three tons of ammunition for each, supplemented by three heavy small lasers in each arm. Three extra double heat sinks keeps heat levels in check. BV (2.0) = 1,935[2][8]
  • Alternate Configuration B 
    The third configuration excels at close-quarters combat in restricted terrain, such as an urban environment. Seven improved jump jets enable the Septicemia to leap up to 210 meters in the air, while two large pulse lasers and three small pulse lasers allow the MechWarrior to make full use of the 'Mech's jumping capabilities and still be accurate. Three additional double heat sinks keep heat levels under control. BV (2.0) = 2,310[2][11]
  • Alternate Configuration C-Z 
    Based on configuration C, this Septicemia is also intended for battle against conventional forces. Three plasma cannons, six AP Gauss rifles, and six machine guns in two machine gun arrays provide devastating firepower against conventional infantry and vehicles. Two medium pulse lasers in each arm deal with more heavily armored foes, while still remaining effective against infantry. Finally, the Society's engineers equipped this model with a Nova CEWS.[15] BV (2.0) = 2,264[16]
  • Alternate Configuration D 
    A hard-hitting command configuration, the D was the least-commonly fielded of all the ones seen on Babylon. It mounts an ER PPC for long range engagements, while an UAC/20 can make short work of enemies up close, though ammunition is limited. Three ER small lasers are potent backups for the high-heat ER PPC and limited ammunition. Five jump jets enable jumps of up to 150 meters at a time, while accuracy of all the mounted weapons is aided by a targeting computer. BV (2.0) = 2,718[2][17]
  • Alternate Configuration E 
    One of the rarer configurations, the Septicemia E consists of a pair of ER PPCs and six ER medium lasers tied into a targeting computer. It also carries a light TAG to locate hidden units, but the most dangerous part of its equipment is the Nova CEWS system that allowed it to share targeting data with friendly units. BV (2.0) = 2,950[1]
  • Alternate Configuration F 
    Designed for fire support, this configuration carries two Arrow IV missile launchers and four tons of ammunition.[20] BV (2.0) = 1,586[21]
  • Alternate Configuration UW 
    Intended for underwater operations, this variant is equipped with a MASS and five underwater maneuvering units. To protect against hull breaches, it's also equipped with a BattleMech HarJel system. Offensively, it carries a single LRT-15 and three SRT-4 launchers in the left and right torsos. Two tons of ammunition for each launcher type can be found in the legs.[24] BV (2.0) = 1,913[25]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 The Wars of Reaving, pp. 216-217 "Septicemia"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Technical Readout: 3075, p. 138-139
  3. The Wars of Reaving, pp. 91-94
  4. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 261
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Technical Readout: 3075, p. 138
  6. The Wars of Reaving Supplemental, p. 16 "Tactics of War - Clan Strategies & Tactics - Clan Stone Lion"
  7. The Wars of Reaving Supplemental, p. 18 "Tactics of War - Tools of Blood"
  8. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 262
  9. The Wars of Reaving Supplemental, p. 62
  10. MUL online entry for Septicemia (Pariah)
  11. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 263
  12. The Wars of Reaving Supplemental, p. 63
  13. MUL online entry for Septicemia (Pariah)
  14. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 264
  15. The Wars of Reaving Supplemental, p. 64
  16. MUL online entry for Septicemia (Pariah)
  17. Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 265
  18. The Wars of Reaving Supplemental, p. 65
  19. MUL online entry for Septicemia (Pariah)
  20. The Wars of Reaving Supplemental, p. 67
  21. MUL online entry for Septicemia (Pariah)
  22. The Wars of Reaving Supplemental, p. 68
  23. MUL online entry for Septicemia (Pariah)
  24. The Wars of Reaving Supplemental, p. 69
  25. MUL online entry for Septicemia (Pariah)
  26. The Wars of Reaving Supplemental, p. 70
  27. MUL online entry for Septicemia (Pariah)