Monday, 13 May 2013
Tales of the Mimetic Badarses - Hole in the World
Title: Tales of the Mimetic Badarses - Hole in the World
Originally Published: April 2013, Classic Battletech Forums
By this point, everything in the Mimetic Badarses series was in place; we had our alleged heroes, we had the villains, we had their mercenary minions, we had the wildcard element and we had the vauge hint of greater mysteries waiting to unfold. Now was the time to use it.
Hole in the World picks up after the events of Deviants and moves the story into it's next stage. Re-established with their new recruits and new allies, the titular team would be looking for targets. Bringing them into contact with the main antagonists and giving them a chance to hit back as such seemed like the next logical step. In addition, it served as a great way to continue some of the overall plot threads of the series.
Arc Words! Find them! Guess at their meanings!
Zandar's Cannons are a truly terrible pun that I will likely go to hell over, or at least I will if anyone ever notices.
Some of the 'Hound' units named have appeared in other fics or will appear in future; others are just placeholder names that will never be used. Guess which is which!
Eloise uses a Purifier suit as opposed to a Demon-series battlearmour simply so she can get out of it in the field. Having legs helps on occasion. Yes, her limbs have Tron Lines on them. Why? Well, let's just say that she's weird for a Manei Domeni.
Hiro (and his Marauder II) was one of the earliest Word characters created to the fic series. He'd just been waiting for a chance to be used.
Similarly, Jaman ah Hillah was one of the very first Mimetic Badarse characters conceived when I first began work on the series back in 2010 or so. He'd been simply awaiting an opportunity to be used. Of course, how long he lives now that he's in the fic is another matter. Also, his Pixie is called Robby Rocket Pants. This isn't important, it's just that I felt like mentioning it.
Shamus McLumpher was allways going to be the first to die. My notes on him even describe him as such.