The Scorpion Jar

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The Scorpion Jar
Product information
Type Novel
Author Jason M. Hardy
Pages 313
Cover Artwork Ray Lundgren
Publication information
Publisher Roc Books
First published 7 December 2004
ISBN-10 0451460200
ISBN-13 978-0451460202
Era Dark Age era
Timeline 1 October 3134 – 2 January 3135
Series MechWarrior: Dark Age Novels
Preceded by Hunters of the Deep
Followed by Target of Opportunity

The Scorpion Jar, by Jason M. Hardy, is the thirteenth novel in the MechWarrior: Dark Age series. It was first published in December 2004 by Roc Books and was later republished in September 2021 by Catalyst Game Labs as a BattleTech Legends title.

The novel chronicles the election of a new Exarch of The Republic of the Sphere and the shocking end to a long-renowned character.

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Exarch Damien Redburn has called for the election of his replacement. Paladins assemble from all corners of The Republic, and those vying to be elected are creating a lively nomination process. But machinations behind the scenes threaten to turn the election into a bloodbath.

Paladins Heather GioAvanti and Jonah Levin are both conducting investigations into suspicious activities swirling around the edges of this high-level gathering. The leads they follow repeatedly intersect, and it becomes clear that more than one group intends to disrupt the election of the exarch. Through political influence, assassination, or rebellion, each of these cabals ultimately seeks to place its own man or woman on the exarch's seat—and whoever controls the exarch controls The Republic.

But Damien Redburn refuses to allow his successor to be a puppet. He is willing to throw a few 'Mechs and a secret agent or two at the situation to get the result he wants—even if what he wants may be a surprise to his operatives.


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