Vision Quest (BattleMech)

Vision Quest (BattleMech)
Vision Quest
Production information
Manufacturer Clan Nova Cat
Production Year 2828
Model VQ-1NC
Class Heavy
Technical specifications
Mech type Mixed-tech BattleMech
Mass 60 tons
Chassis Endo Frame Brim-8[1]
Armor HardShell Class-I Ferro
Engine MotivX 300 XL
Communications System Nova Cat Comms Package A
Targeting Tracking System PreyStalker TTS 5.4
Heat Sinks 12 Double Heat Sinks
Speed 86[1] km/h
BV (2.0) 2,401[2]


The Vision Quest was created by Clan Nova Cat to honor the memory of Khan Sandra Rosse and the future she foresaw for both the Nova Cats and Kerensky's Clans as a whole.

It was was a rather mundane 'Mech, though. More attention was paid to its symbolic worth than its value on the battlefield. Still, the Vision Quest was a solid workhorse which could easily anchor a defensive line or backstop an aggressive charge.[1]

The last known Vision Quest was destroyed at the end of Clan Nova Cat's rebellion against the Draconis Combine during the Draconis Combine Civil War, It was also the same one once piloted by the Founding Khan of the Nova Cats Philip Drummond being Piloted by the last Khan Jacali Nostra

Long preserved as a relic it was brought along during Nova Cat's move to the Inner sphere, during the last days of the Nova Cat's it was refurbished into fighting fitness by the remaining Nova Cat techs after sitting idle after over 300 years old it was destroyed along with the Nova Cat's genetic repository and the last Khan on Irece in a nuclear strike on the facility as the Draconis Combine systematically annihilated the rebellious Clan as punishment for rebelling and siding with the losing faction of the Civil War.

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Vision Quest was built around an Improved Gauss Rifle, two newly developed Clan ER Large Lasers and three Medium Pulse Lasers.[1]

Design Quirks[edit]

The Vision Quest has the following Design Quirks:[2]


  • Vision Quest 
    Only four years after its introduction, the Vision Quest was retooled to Clan tech standards, boosting its armor and swapping out the improved Gauss rifle for a Class-20 Ultra autocannon[1]. BV (2.0) = 2,458[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Technical Readout: Golden Century, p. 30 "VQ-1NC VISION QUEST"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Technical Readout: Golden Century, p. 31 "VQ-1NC VISION QUEST 30"
  3. Technical Readout: Golden Century, p. 102 "VISION QUEST"
  4. Technical Readout: Golden Century, p. 103 "VISION QUEST 2"