Friday, May 6, 2011

Faction: Word of Blake

Name:  Word of Blake

Background:
The Word of Blake was a splinter faction of ComStar that was created out of a conservative backlash against the removal of ComStar's mystical and religious aspects. The Blakists initially took refuge in the Free Worlds League, but were able to move most of their operations to Terra after they conquered it in 3058. In 3066 The Word of Blake Protectorate was formed with 6 worlds in the Chaos March region about Terra.
  • Total (Inhabited) Systems: 6
  • Dominant Language(s): English
Politics:
The Word of Blake was far too factional to be able to unite behind the First Circuit system that ComStar uses, with a large number of opposing factions and sub-sects of various sizes. Instead, the Ruling Conclave was composed of the heads of the the four largest factions and the Precentor Martial.

The five factions significant enough to have earned a place on the conclave are as follows:

Counter-reformists
    the smallest faction on the conclave, they feel over time that Jerome Blake's word has been corrupted and may need to be revised in some areas, but not to the same extremes that caused the Word of Blake to split from ComStar originally. They approach dangerous ground with regards to their beliefs and how they are viewed by other members of the conclave.

Expatriates
    When Victor Steiner-Davion became Precentor-Martial of ComStar in 3062 many officers and officials who had remained in the order in the hopes of reversing the reforms carried out by Focht saw that the organization was unable to be redeemed in their eyes. As such many left for the Word of Blake and became Expatriates. The Expatriates often threw their weight behind the True Believers, until 3065 when many of its high-ranking members were unmasked as ComStar agents. In the light of this betrayal, the Expatriates ceased to be when the bulk of the sect switched their allegiances to other factions.

Toyamas
    Named after Jerome Blake’s student the Toyamas are the most radical faction on the conclave. They believe that Blake’s truth must be spread to the rest of the Inner Sphere by any and all means available, openly launching terrorist attacks against the Inner Sphere and even targeting other factions to enhance its position on the conclave. The bulk of the most fanatical and terrible acts of the Jihad were committed by the Toyamas.

True Believers
    one of the moderate factions on the conclave, most true believers wish to come to a understanding with the rest of the inner sphere and are generally non-violent, however they are not pacifists. They feel that the Word of Blake should unify before it leads the inner sphere to the truth.

Shunners
    The least vocal but less splintered faction, the Shunners interpreted the works of Jerome Blake and the schism as an indication that the destruction of the Inner Sphere was imminent and that the Blakists had to isolate themselves. Openly critical of the relationship with the Free Worlds League, after the seizure of Terra the faction's members moved en masse to a refuge dome on Venus in 3059, with the bulk killed after sabotage of the machinery maintaining the domes atmosphere. While a number survived, the faction no longer had the numbers to remain on the Concave and its position was taken by the Expatriates.

Military:
The Word of Blake Militia began its life at slightly more than four divisions of troops, the Blake Guards, which retained the standard Com Guard numbering and are were primarily tasked with defending Gibson. The Militia was twice that size in 3058, when the Word took Terra from ComStar and added another two divisions shortly thereafter. By the beginning of 3067, the Militia is rumored to contain over forty divisions..

Available Player Slots: 1

Available Stables: The Word of Blake player may not join a Stable. 

Available Sponsors: The Word of Blake player may not take any sponsors.

Special Rules:  
  •  Word of Blake players may not modify their mechs.  
  • The Word of Blake player may purchase mechs at a 20% discount.  
  • They also repair mechs at a 25% discount.  
  • When at 15 Fame, Word of Blake player may join the Manei Domini, an elite group of cybernetically-enhanced soldiers who served the Word of Blake.   Should the player elect to join they will take a one time -5 Fame penalty, but there is no CP or C-Bill cost for the procedure.  The Word of Blake will pay for the operation.  The Fame hit is due to fans being uneasy with a Cybernetic mechwarrior.
  • Manei Domini Omegas
    Using enhanced sensory implants and a variation of the Federated Commonwealth’s failed direct-neural interface technology, Manei Domini Omegas MechWarriors receive a –1 modifier for all Piloting and Gunnery skill rolls.  If a BattleMech controlled by an Omega suffers internal damage or a critical hit, the controlling player should roll 2D6, and apply 1 point of damage to the warrior on any result of 8+, rolling for pilot consciousness as normal.
  • Repair / Modification abilities of a C Rated Stable
  1. Omni-mech Configuration Swaps (+/- difference), 
  2. Critical location swap, weapon facing swap. Cost 50,000 C-Bills per critical moved/changed  (Moving ammo location, turning rear mounted weapons to front facing or arms).
  3. Variant Swap (+/- difference), 
  4. Inner Sphere weapon / equipment swap (Can swap out weapons systems for cost of  weapons system added, only Level 1 or 2 weapon systems may be added this way)  
  5. Add or remove Jumpjets for the cost of the jump jets if added.  
  6. Add Armor for the cost of the armor if added.  Note: you do not get to sell back the removed weapon / jumpjet / armor removed...those are taken to cover the labor costs of the modification. 
  7. Clan Weapon Swap (Clan weapon for Clan weapon only)
  8. Can't swap armor types (Ferro Fiberous, Stealth), chassis types (endo steel), Engines, Myomers, Clan tech for IS tech.
    Special Technology:  I-Narc - And all special I-Narc munitions,  Improved C3

    Available Starter mechs: (Italic means I don't own the mini)
    (includes mechs available with the 20% discount, BOLD are my recommendations)

    Assassin ASN-21, ASN-23
    Blackjack BJ-1
    Centurion CN9-A, CN9-AH
    Chameleon CLN-7V
    Cicada CDA-2A, CDA-2B, CDA-3C
    Clint CLNT-2-3T
    Crab CRB-27
    Eagle EGL-2M
    Falcon FLC-4N
    Falcon Hawk FNHK-9K
    Firefly FFL-4A
    Firestarter FS9-H
    Hammer HMR-3M, HER-1S, HER-3S
    Hoplite HOP-4B, HOP-4C
    Hunchback HBK-4G, HBK-4H, HBK-4J, HBK-4N, HBK-4P, HBK-4SP, HBK-5N
    Hussar HSR-200-D
    Initiate INI-02
    Jackal JA-KL-1532
    Javelin JVN-10N
    Kintaro KTO-18, KTO-19
    Lineholder KW1-LH2, KW1-LH3
    Locust LCT-1E, LCT-1V, LCT-3V, LCT-5M
    Mercury MCY-102, MCY-97, MCY-98, MCY-99
    Mongoose MON-66, MON-76
    Nexus II NXS2-A, NXS2-B
    Nexus NXS1-A, NXS1-B
    Ostscout OTT-7J
    Panther PNT-9R
    Phoenix Hawk PXH-1
    Red Shift RDS-2A, RDS-2B
    Sentinel STN-3L
    Shadow Hawk SHD-2H
    Spider SDR-5V, SDR-7M
    Stinger STG-3G, STG-3R, STG-5M, STG-5R
    Tarantula ZPH-1A, ZPH-2A, ZPH-3A, ZPH-4A
    Thorn THE-N, THE-N1
    Trebuchet TBT-5N
    UrbanMech UM-R60
    Vulcan VL-2T, VL-5T
    Wasp WSP-1A, WSP-3L
    Whitworth WTH-1, WTH-1S
    Wyvern WVE-5N, WVE-9N

    All Available Mechs: (Listed by C-Bill base price)
    Word of Blake C-Bills Cost Tons BV
    UrbanMech UM-R60  1,471,925 30 454
    Locust LCT-1V  1,512,401 20 356
    Locust LCT-3V  1,553,801 20 434
    Locust LCT-1E  1,574,201 20 484
    Mercury MCY-98 1,580,441 20 484
    Stinger STG-3R 1,615,440 20 320
    Wasp WSP-1A  1,646,640 20 336
    Thorn THE-N  1,653,120 20 484
    Stinger STG-3G 1,662,240 20 438
    Mercury MCY-97 1,734,941 20 380
    Stinger STG-5R 1,758,240 20 461
    Stinger STG-5M 1,768,440 20 352
    Mercury MCY-99 1,796,441 20 471
    Mongoose MON-66 1,979,480 25 633
    Wasp WSP-3L  2,137,200 20 441
    Firefly FFL-4A 2,203,500 30 649
    Nexus NXS1-A  2,213,959 25 626
    Eagle EGL-2M  2,237,918 25 745
    Falcon FLC-4N  2,249,390 30 523
    Javelin JVN-10N 2,400,840 30 487
    Hammer HMR-3M  2,411,240 30 616
    Thorn THE-N1  2,446,620 20 595
    Panther PNT-9R 2,485,711 35 664
    Hermes HER-1S  2,701,270 30 596
    Mercury MCY-102 2,711,740 20 408
    Hussar HSR-200-D  2,790,840 30 577
    Whitworth WTH-1S  2,859,734 40 753
    Whitworth WTH-1 2,912,934 40 771
    Red Shift RDS-2A  2,942,400 20 549
    Red Shift RDS-2B  2,942,400 20 485
    Spider SDR-5V  2,984,540 30 514
    Firestarter FS9-H  3,046,950 35 500
    Spider SDR-7M  3,115,840 30 492
    Nexus NXS1-B  3,116,146 25 671
    Blackjack BJ-1 3,147,225 45 795
    Initiate INI-02 3,177,184 40 899
    Sentinel STN-3L 3,292,030 40 614
    Cicada CDA-3C  3,306,334 40 656
    Locust LCT-5M  3,318,000 20 516
    Hermes HER-3S  3,328,520 30 510
    Hunchback HBK-4P  3,377,876 50 960
    Ostscout OTT-7J 3,409,201 35 497
    Ostscout OTT-7J 3,409,201 35 497
    Ostscout OTT-7K 3,422,701 35 372
    Hunchback HBK-4H  3,425,876 50 850
    Hunchback HBK-4N  3,437,126 50 843
    Hunchback HBK-4SP  3,446,876 50 854
    Vulcan VL-2T  3,462,900 40 523
    Hunchback HBK-4G  3,467,876 50 851
    Wyvern WVE-5N  3,470,865 45 883
    Vulcan VL-5T  3,558,100 40 744
    Tarantula ZPH-3A  3,560,416 25 631
    Hunchback HBK-4J  3,560,876 50 853
    Centurion CN9-A 3,563,501 50 772
    Clint CLNT-2-3T 3,572,380 40 672
    Hunchback HBK-5N  3,575,876 50 903
    Centurion CN9-AH  3,589,751 50 749
    Tarantula ZPH-1A  3,627,918 25 636
    Cicada CDA-2B  3,692,968 40 523
    Cicada CDA-2A  3,705,218 40 567
    Wyvern WVE-9N  3,725,340 45 951
    Tarantula ZPH-2A  3,727,916 25 732
    Assassin ASN-21 3,765,814 40 596
    Mongoose MON-76 3,879,479 25 724
    Assassin ASN-23 3,882,014 40 609
    Tarantula ZPH-4A  4,015,416 25 771
    Nexus II NXS2-A 4,028,125 25 689
    Crab CRB-27  4,050,876 50 965
    Hoplite HOP-4C 4,065,909 55 836
    Phoenix Hawk PXH-1  4,067,540 45 838
    Trebuchet TBT-5N  4,293,501 50 864
    Hoplite HOP-4B 4,335,759 55 994
    Nexus II NXS2-B 4,512,500 25 620
    Lineholder KW1-LH2  4,515,668 55 987
    Shadow Hawk SHD-2H  4,539,383 55 918
    Falcon Hawk FNHK-9K  4,544,551 35 889
    Jackal JA-KL-1532  4,567,940 30 678
    Lineholder KW1-LH3  4,608,668 55 935
    Chameleon CLN-7V  4,623,375 50 839
    Kintaro KTO-18 4,699,808 55 864
    Kintaro KTO-19 4,749,408 55 857
    Hussar HSR-400-D  4,821,440 30 534
    Wolverine WVR-6R  4,827,683 55 957
    Chameleon CLN-7W  4,857,000 50 1,101
    Rifleman RFL-3N 4,860,000 60 797
    Apollo APL-1M  4,866,174 55 1,044
    Ostroc OSR-3C  4,918,400 60 976
    Griffin GRF-1N 4,957,108 55 1,021
    Dervish DV-6M  4,980,668 55 868
    Ostroc OSR-2L  4,982,400 60 970
    Ostroc OSR-2C  5,025,600 60 951
    Ostsol OTL-4D  5,032,960 60 1,034
    Ostsol OTL-4D  5,032,960 60 1,034
    Wyvern WVE-10N 5,037,590 45 1,098
    Champion CHP-2N 5,037,600 60 839
    Centurion CN10-B  5,073,254 55 1,078
    Ostsol OTL-4F  5,096,960 60 1,023
    Night Hawk NTK-2Q  5,126,625 35 863
    Scorpion SCP-1N 5,201,800 55 786
    Phoenix Hawk PXH-4L  5,255,815 45 1,117
    Scorpion SCP-10 5,356,800 55 785
    Thunderbolt TDR-5S  5,446,761 65 1,015
    Quickdraw QKD-5A  5,452,160 60 1,070
    Ostroc OSR-2D  5,488,960 60 942
    Bombardier BMB-10D  5,497,911 65 1,015
    Quickdraw QKD-4H  5,509,760 60 1,006
    Quickdraw QKD-4G  5,514,560 60 1,012
    Crusader CRD-3R 5,547,411 65 948
    Crusader CRD-3R 5,547,411 65 948
    Crusader CRD-3L 5,583,711 65 1,032
    Catapult CPLT-A1  5,658,126 65 1,184
    Champion CHP-1N 5,674,400 60 942
    Yeoman YMN-6Y  5,696,000 60 1,222
    Catapult CPLT-C1  5,790,126 65 1,165
    Anvil ANV-3M  5,856,960 60 1,244
    Catapult CPLT-C4  5,893,251 65 1,104
    Thunderbolt TDR-7M  5,910,411 65 1,338
    Hermes HER-4S  5,980,520 30 787
    Grasshopper GHR-5H  6,024,574 70 1,268
    Warhammer WHM-6R  6,026,784 70 978
    Talon TLN-5W  6,034,276 35 1,030
    Thunderbolt TDR-9S  6,045,381 65 1,244
    Guillotine GLT-4L  6,062,484 70 1,222
    Spector SPR-5F 6,136,718 35 1,141
    Hussar HSR-500-D  6,152,640 30 867
    Grasshopper GHR-5N  6,160,574 70 1,316
    Guillotine GLT-3N  6,300,484 70 1,296
    Archer ARC-2R  6,384,974 70 1,117
    Grasshopper GHR-5J  6,427,474 70 1,201
    Awesome AWS-8R 6,436,170 80 1,283
    Gurkha GUR-4G  6,477,660 35 787
    Awesome AWS-8V 6,481,170 80 1,323
    Thunderbolt TDR-9M  6,482,961 65 1,500
    Kintaro KTO-21 6,551,281 55 1,144
    Shootist ST-8A 6,555,229 70 1,277
    Crusader CRD-7L  6,564,360 65 1,507
    Black Knight BL-7-KNT  6,594,438 75 1,106
    Awesome AWS-8Q 6,598,170 80 1,358
    Awesome AWS-8T 6,598,170 80 1,312
    Marauder MAD-3R 6,635,125 75 1,089
    Gurkha GUR-2G  6,646,410 35 892
    Warhammer WHM-7M  6,648,134 70 1,238
    Orion ON1-K  6,763,750 75 1,069
    Black Knight BL-6-KNT  6,786,938 75 1,191
    Blue Flame BLF-21  7,102,390 45 1,021
    Stalker STK-4N 7,245,525 85 1,225
    Archer ARC-4M  7,352,274 70 1,539
    Crockett CRK-5003-0  7,378,725 85 1,325
    Longbow LGB-7Q 7,408,325 85 1,376
    Stalker STK-3F 7,452,725 85 1,152
    Awesome AWS-9Q 7,456,050 80 1,623
    Charger CGR-1A1 7,520,372 80 820
    Goliath GOL-1H 7,546,801 80 1,200
    Archer ARC-8M  7,593,674 70 1,377
    Stalker STK-3H 7,637,725 85 1,249
    Stalker STK-5M 7,696,925 85 1,316
    Striker STC-2C 7,709,701 80 1,154
    Hermes II HER-5C  7,804,580 40 830
    Ostscout OTT-9CS  7,929,337 35 734
    Shogun SHG-2E  7,966,100 85 1,498
    Victor VTR-9B  8,013,721 80 1,165
    Victor VTR-9A  8,027,221 80 971
    Victor VTR-9A1 8,036,221 80 1,110
    Huron Warrior HUR-WO-R4L  8,279,001 50 1,139
    Crockett CRK-5003-1  8,333,325 85 1,619
    Thug THG-11E  8,414,041 80 1,450
    Victor VTR-9K  8,499,721 80 1,634
    BattleMaster BLR-1G  8,501,244 85 1,212
    Longbow LGB-OW 8,647,672 85 1,034
    Mackie MSK-6S  8,654,000 100 1,180
    Cicada CDA-3F  8,720,026 40 1,202
    Trebuchet TBT-7M  8,844,501 50 1,206
    Highlander HGN-732  8,871,480 90 1,838
    Blackjack BJ2-O 8,923,439 50 1,187
    Blackjack BJ2-OD  8,973,596 50 1,184
    BattleMaster BLR-3M  8,987,794 85 1,495
    Cyclops CP-10-Q 9,126,460 90 1,213
    Blackjack BJ2-OA  9,127,346 50 1,231
    Cyclops CP-11-A 9,318,360 90 1,251
    Legacy LGC-01  9,329,490 80 1,751
    Blackjack BJ2-OF  9,344,846 50 1,258
    BattleMaster BLR-5M  9,348,544 85 1,484
    Cyclops CP-10-Z 9,375,360 90 965
    Blackjack BJ2-OC  9,509,846 50 1,161
    Banshee BNC-3E 9,530,854 95 1,223
    Legacy LGC-02  9,531,090 80 1,661
    Chameleon CLN-7Z  9,538,500 50 1,283
    Blackjack BJ2-OB  9,671,096 50 1,298
    Atlas AS7-D  9,682,000 100 1,557
    Firestarter FS9-O  9,783,875 45 1,009
    Firestarter FS9-OE  9,819,400 45 932
    Rifleman RFL-5M 9,926,400 60 1,043
    Raijin RJN101-A 9,946,500 50 1,132
    Thug THG-12E  9,974,641 80 1,476
    Lynx LNX-9Q  10,105,743 55 1,525
    Firestarter FS9-OA  10,179,000 45 902
    Firestarter FS9-OG  10,183,986 45 1,008
    King Crab KGC-000  10,202,000 100 1,509
    Grim Reaper GRM-R-PR29  10,241,058 55 1,118
    Cyclops CP-11-G 10,275,960 90 1,770
    Firestarter FS9-OC  10,338,954 45 939
    Marauder MAD-5L 10,452,750 75 1,614
    Raijin II RJN-200-B  10,482,375 50 1,225
    Firestarter FS9-OB  10,493,017 45 957
    Highlander HGN-736  10,695,480 90 2,118
    Rifleman RFL-7M 10,923,600 60 1,166
    Firestarter FS9-OD  10,930,736 45 1,210
    Raijin RJN101-C 11,016,000 50 1,179
    Cestus CTS-6Y  11,327,361 65 1,495
    Raijin II RJN-200-C  11,332,500 50 1,341
    Warhammer WHM-9S  11,359,400 70 1,433
    Wolverine WVR-7M  11,451,608 55 1,309
    Ostsol OTL-5M  11,458,560 60 1,102
    Buccaneer BCN-3R  11,622,520 55 1,091
    Crusader CRD-5M 11,708,181 65 1,348
    Shadow Hawk SHD-7CS  11,716,656 55 1,370
    Champion CHP-3N 11,834,400 60 1,059
    Cyclops CP-11-C 11,902,360 90 1,364
    Tempest TMP-3M 11,912,451 65 1,613
    Grim Reaper GRM-R-PR31  11,938,694 50 1,347
    Vanquisher VQR-2B  12,022,000 100 1,832
    Ostsol OTL-7M  12,048,960 60 1,294
    Grim Reaper GRM-R-PR30  12,056,106 50 1,250
    Griffin GRF-6CS 12,178,556 55 1,469
    Raijin II RJN-200-A  12,292,500 50 1,425
    Vanquisher VQR-2A  12,422,000 100 1,858
    Bandersnatch BNDR-01B  12,526,500 75 1,332
    Lightray LGH-4W 12,577,811 55 1,166
    Lightray LGH-4Y 12,604,161 55 1,067
    Scorpion SCP-12C  12,736,428 55 1,058
    Lightray LGH-5W 12,771,561 55 1,288
    Lancelot LNC25-01  13,025,600 60 1,185
    Champion CHP-3P 13,203,200 60 1,217
    Wraith TR1  13,225,324 55 1,089
    King Crab KGC-005  13,322,000 100 1,918
    Bombardier BMB-12D  13,958,562 65 1,277
    Wraith TR3  14,228,174 55 1,111
    White Flame WHF-3B  14,684,940 70 1,341
    Ostsol OTL-8M  14,844,560 60 1,196
    Grand Crusader GRN-D-01 14,923,800 80 1,197
    Grand Crusader GRN-D-02 15,033,600 80 1,211
    Orion ON1-M  15,398,250 75 1,192
    War Dog WR-DG-02FC  15,401,750 75 1,553
    Black Knight BL-9-KNT  15,438,500 75 1,222
    Marauder MAD-5M 15,641,500 75 1,391
    Bombardier BMB-14C  15,689,822 65 1,346
    Exterminator EXT-4D  15,806,423 65 1,220
    Excalibur EXC-B2  15,816,688 70 1,361
    Toyama TYM-1A  16,267,125 75 1,352
    Hercules HRC-LS-9000  16,275,688 70 1,336
    War Dog WR-DG-03FC  16,395,750 75 1,522
    Avatar AV1-O  17,100,231 70 1,089
    Avatar AV1-OD  17,187,356 70 1,170
    Avatar AV1-OA  17,276,606 70 1,204
    Avatar AV1-OF  17,726,043 70 1,607
    Flashman FLS-8K 17,831,625 75 1,409
    Avatar AV1-OB  17,902,418 70 1,179
    Awesome AWS-9M 18,090,121 80 1,469
    Emperor EMP-6A 18,682,700 90 1,636
    Exterminator EXT-5E  18,743,010 65 1,159
    Avatar AV1-OE  18,763,043 70 1,383
    Grand Crusader II GRN-D-04 18,784,800 80 1,828
    Grand Crusader II GRN-D-03 19,155,600 80 1,761
    Perseus P1B  19,335,858 75 1,431
    Perseus P1C  19,472,031 75 1,487
    Avatar AV1-OC  19,712,918 70 1,094
    Nightstar NSR-9J  20,159,978 95 2,135
    Spartan SPT-N2 20,365,442 80 1,280
    Perseus P1  20,494,142 75 1,290
    Spartan SPT-NF 20,642,639 80 1,280
    Perseus P1A  20,901,562 75 1,409
    Perseus P1D  21,312,266 75 1,358
    Thunder Hawk TDK-7X  22,162,000 100 1,967
    Pillager PLG-3Z 22,290,000 100 2,551
    King Crab KGC-001  22,948,000 100 1,714
    Cerberus MR-V3 25,220,651 95 1,862
    Cerberus MR-V2 25,236,251 95 1,791
    Cerberus MR-5M 25,490,726 95 1,633
    Albatross ALB-3U  25,493,651 95 1,296
    Cerberus MR-6B 27,049,751 95 1,679
    Grand Titan T-IT-N10M  28,833,334 100 1,364

    1 comment:

    1. Added Stable abilities (Mods) for the fatcion.

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