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Upcoming Hero Mech: Ilya Muromets

Upcoming Hero Mech: Ilya Muromets
Product information
Type Short story
Publication information
Publisher Catalyst Game Labs
First published 27 November 2012
Era Succession Wars era
Series MWO Hero 'Mech Lore

Upcoming Hero Mech: Ilya Muromets is a short story published for MechWarrior Online.

Plot summary[edit]

The short story provides the background of mercenary Grigori Kovalenko and his personal BattleMech Ilya Muromets.


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.