Zellbrigen Stables

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Zellbrigen Stables
Colors/Badge Green / Blue; a White and red daggerstar on a silver shield.
Stable Profile
Experience Veteran (3067)
Rating A (3067)
Faction Affiliation Clans
Jade Falcon/Diamond Shark
Units Used
BattleMechs 15 (3067)


Description[edit]

A Clan operated Solaris VII Stables. The Stable was named after the Clan tradition of Zellbrigen. Only Clan Warriors are eligible to be members of this stable. The Stable is based in Cathay.[1]

History[edit]

The Stable was formed in 3062.[1] Zellbrigen Stables was formed by disgruntled Clan Jade Falcon warriors from their embassy based in the Cathay section of Solaris City. Several of these warriors challenged number of contenders to publicized duels. These warriors challenged the contenders to vent their frustrations of being stationed on Solaris VII. The Falcons disdained the glamorization of dueling and wanted to prove their superiority over mere "showmen" like the warriors of Solaris. The victories in these matches reaped the stable fame and respect. However, the stable's members were not able to handle the glamorous lifestyle that comes with fighting on Solaris, and even worse, they could not adapt to the less-glamorous deal-making side of the business. The stable was on the brink of collapse after it first matches when a Diamond Shark Bloodnamed warrior and former Merchant Caste, Marcin Hammond, stepped in and took over the "management" of the stables.

Since taking over the administration side of Zellbrigen's operations, Hammond stabilized its situation and allowed it to prosper. Since then, warriors from various Clans have appeared in matches under the Zellbrigen Stables banner. By late 3067, an unofficial rivalry had sprung up between Zellbrigen Stables and the Huntsmen Stables.[2]

The Stable was the leading hand that lead to the creation of the Prowler.[3]

The Jihad hit hard the stable, and in the post-Word of Blake Solaris only three pilots were left fighting for Zellbrigen.[4]

Even though this hardship, the Stable survived into the Dark Age, with one of their Gladiators, Ronald Ghost Bear, becoming two year consecutive winner of the Grand Championship.[5]

Stable Master and Owners[edit]

  • Marcin Hammond was a former Clan Diamond Shark Mechwarrior that had joined the Merchant Caste after retiring. Just after arriving to to the Inner Sphere he appeared on Solaris VII. He handled the deal-making and day-to-day leadership of the Stables, though he never identified himself as Stable Master. Though his skills, he arranged restrictive contracts on his warriors. Since Clan warriors do not value money, Hammond had been able to use the winnings that would have gone to the warriors to maintain the Stable. He acted as the stablemaster at least from 3067 to 3077.[4][2]

Notable Personnel[edit]

Master Technician[edit]

Unknown.

Instructors[edit]

Unknown.

MechWarriors[edit]

21 MecWarriors were fighting for Zellbrigen Stables in 3067.[2]

3 MechWarriors were fighting for Zellbrigen Stables in 3077.[4]

Known MechWarriors[edit]

MechWarrior Era Comments References
Alexander Jihad [4]
Ronald Ghost Bear Dark Age Solaris Solaris Champion from 3030 to 3131 [6]

Tactics and Style[edit]

From their Clan traditions, Zellbrigen excel in one on one dueling matches. However, the Zellbrigen suffers from inability to smoothly coordinate team matches.

Notes[edit]

As of 3067, MechWarriors have contracts of 50 percent and 400 c-bills for wages.[2]

Rules[edit]

Game Rules[edit]

The stable has A Rated Equipment and has veteran skills.

Zellbrigen Warriors when engage in a one-on-one duel, removes any initiative bonus through special abilities opponent may have.

However, Zellbrigen warriors operating in a team match suffers from a -2 Initiative.

Zellbrigen warriors do not surrender under any circumstances.[7]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrade, p. 22 "STABLE-SPECIFIC RULES"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Mappack: Solaris VII, p. 32 - Zellbrigen Stables profile - Stable brief history.
  3. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 253
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Experimental Technical Readout: Gladiators, p. 7, "TR2-X Wraith "Alexander""
  5. Dark Age: 3132-3134 INN, p. 282 "3132 Solaris VII Championships Season Review (Part 1)"
  6. Dark Age: 3132-3134 INN
  7. Mappack: Solaris VII, p. 44 - Stable Specific Rules - Zellbrigen special abilities.

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