Rise and Shine
|Rise and Shine|
|Author||Stephen A. Frabartolo|
|First published||07 November 2010|
|Era||Succession Wars era|
|Series||Companion story to Feather Vs Mountain|
Rise and Shine is a story by Stephan A. Frabartolo that was published online on BattleCorps on 07 November 2010 together with its companion story, Feather versus Mountain, of which it was originally the second part. Both stories were (re-)published in print in the 2019 anthology Kill Zone as a connected story in two parts.
|“||There are two sides to every conflict, and when the conflagration on An Ting between Wolf's Dragoons and House Kurita spills over into the streets, both sides pay a cost.||”|
Having gained the initiative over the Ryuken-ichi regiment in the fighting in the city of Cerant on An Ting, Wolf's Dragoons have begun their final attack to push the enemy forces off-planet. A small ad-hoc force of fast units under Captain Dechan Fraser spearheads the advance behind enemy lines in hopes of delivering a decapitation blow against the enemy HQ before they can evacuate. Their advance grinds to a halt just short of their objective, however, and Dragoon MechWarrior Thomas West finds a cunning enemy in a lowly 15-ton SecurityMech to be their most dangerous opponent on the urban battlefield. Although his own 'Mech is disabled, West recalls his secret Clan heritage in the end instead of admitting defeat and calls down indirect LRM fire on his opponent, destroying him.
Ultimately, three Dragoon 'Mechs (at least) are disabled or destroyed while buying an opportunity for Fraser's damaged Shadow Hawk to punch through and proceed towards Government House on Central Square (leading directly to his assault on Jerry Akuma as described in the novel).
- Thomas West
- Dechan Fraser
- Thom Dominguez
- Keith Gatlin
- Calvin Wakeman
- Hezekiah Walden
- Willard Gibbs (by implication; not explicitly named)
- An Ting (Harmony Park, city of Cerant)