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The Huntsman Lore and Blueprint

The Huntsman Lore and Blueprint
Product information
Type Short story
Author Randall Bills
Publication information
Publisher Catalyst Game Labs
First published 13 June 2016
Era Clan Invasion era
Timeline 13 June 3049
Series MWO Hero 'Mech Lore

The Huntsman Lore and Blueprint, by Randall Bills, is a short story published for MechWarrior Online.

Plot summary[edit]

The short story narrates the final battle in the Deleportas Trial of Bloodright on Hoard in 3049, won by Clan Nova Cat Star Captain Calvin Deleportas in his personal OmniMech Pakhet.


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.
  • The background provided on the origin of the Huntsman in this lore article indicating that the OmniMech was developed by the Clan Cloud Cobra-held Brim Ironworks on behalf of Clan Nova Cat. This information has been clarified by the later Recognition Guide: ilClan, vol. 12, which indicates the design was first a Clan Diamond Shark prototype taken by the Nova Cats.