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St. Ives Blue - VND-1SIB

St. Ives Blue - VND-1SIB
Product information
Type Short story
Publication information
Publisher Catalyst Game Labs
First published 19 August 2014
Series MWO Hero 'Mech Lore

St. Ives Blue - VND-1SIB is a short story published for MechWarrior Online.

Plot summary[edit]

The short story outlines MechWarrior Michael Jones' first recollections of his family BattleMech, a Vindicator known as St. Ives Blue.


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.

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  • This canon short story is posted on an archived copy of the MWO forums here.