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Thanatos Lore

Thanatos Lore
Product information
Type Short story
Author Randall Bills
Publication information
Publisher Catalyst Game Labs
First published 3 August 2017
Era Civil War era
Timeline 27 August 3066
Series MWO Hero 'Mech Lore

Thanatos Lore, by Randall Bills, is a short story published for MechWarrior Online.

Plot summary[edit]

The short story narrates an engagement on Swartklip in 3066 between MechWarrior Felix Grimstead, an alcoholic mercenary with a personal BattleMech named Hangover, with raiders who attempt to ambush him in Petey's Bog swamp.


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.