Phoenix Hawk Lore and Blueprint
|Phoenix Hawk Lore and Blueprint|
|Publisher||Catalyst Game Labs|
|First published||24 March 2016|
|Era||Succession Wars era|
|Series||MWO Hero 'Mech Lore|
The short story includes two parts, the first narrating the thoughts of Shin Yodama as he was awaiting deployment onto Alrakis in July 3039 in his personal BattleMech Kuroi Kiri, and the second Force Commander Paul Masters' thoughts as he moved to engage the Sixth Defenders of Andurien in his personal BattleMech Roc on Andurien in December 3039.
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.