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1st Dec '16 10:08:25 AM MadCat221
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** Game rules have [=VTOL=] vehicles like helicopters explode spectacularly if they're destroyed in a crash - which many of them are. Officially, it's because they use more volatile fuels than other combat vehicles.

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** Game rules have combustion-powered [=VTOL=] vehicles like helicopters explode spectacularly if they're destroyed in a crash - which many of them are. Officially, it's because they use more volatile fuels than other combat vehicles.
1st Dec '16 8:16:13 AM MadCat221
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* StateSec: The most (in)famous examples are probably the Draconis Combine's Internal Security Force and the Capellan Maskirovka. (The CapCon also notably adds the Death Commandos, a comparatively small but fanatical and elite soldier/intelligence/bodyguard force that explicitly answers to the Chancellor alone.) There's also the Lyran Commonwealth's Loki, whose ''raison d'etre'' includes "state terrorism" among other things; however, with the Lyrans generally portrayed as a bit more mindful of such things as human rights, less tends to be made of that unless it's to emphasize how much of a villain the current ''Archon'' happens to be.

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* StateSec: The most (in)famous examples are probably the Draconis Combine's Internal Security Force and the Capellan Maskirovka. (The CapCon [=CapCon=] also notably adds the Death Commandos, a comparatively small but fanatical and elite soldier/intelligence/bodyguard force that explicitly answers to the Chancellor alone.) There's also the Lyran Commonwealth's Loki, whose ''raison d'etre'' includes "state terrorism" among other things; however, with the Lyrans generally portrayed as a bit more mindful of such things as human rights, less tends to be made of that unless it's to emphasize how much of a villain the current ''Archon'' happens to be.



* StopWorshippingMe: If Jerome Blake could see what ComStar became after his death, his reaction would be this. He was a secular man, and Comstar took on its quasi-religious trappings under the guidance of Blake's successor, Conrad Toyama.

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* StopWorshippingMe: If Jerome Blake could see what ComStar [=ComStar=] became after his death, his reaction would be this. He was a secular man, and Comstar took on its quasi-religious trappings under the guidance of Blake's successor, Conrad Toyama.
1st Dec '16 8:15:32 AM MadCat221
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* SubspaceAnsible: The Hyperpulse Generator (HPG) is the standard means of interstellar communication. It basically hyperspace-jumps a radio wave to its destination up to 50 light-years away, bypassing the need for null-gravity jump points that jump ships need since radio waves have no mass. During the Succession Wars, they were deemed so crucial that they became the purview of an (ostensiblly) neutral faction called [=ComStar=], who established a universal currency using HPG transmission time as the backing commodity (The C-Bill). A second, less-known form is the "Black Box" radios, which were backburner experiments during the Star League's time, but made practical by secret scientific endeavors by the Federated Suns and used to subvert an interdiction against them by [=ComStar=] during the Fourth Succession War. They work more like conventional radios, broadcasting their signal outwardly in all directions in hyperspace, where anyone with another black box can pick up the signal.

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* SubspaceAnsible: The Hyperpulse Generator (HPG) is the standard means of interstellar communication. It basically hyperspace-jumps a radio wave to its destination up to 50 light-years away, bypassing the need for null-gravity jump points that jump ships need since radio waves have no mass. During the Succession Wars, they were deemed so crucial that they became the purview of an (ostensiblly) neutral faction called [=ComStar=], who established a universal currency using HPG transmission time as the backing commodity (The C-Bill). A second, less-known form is the "Black Box" radios, which were backburner experiments during the Star League's time, time (and predate the HPG, but the latter proved more practical), but made practical by secret scientific endeavors by the Federated Suns and used to subvert an interdiction against them by [=ComStar=] during the Fourth Succession War. They work more like conventional radios, broadcasting their signal outwardly in all directions in hyperspace, where anyone with another black box can pick up the signal.
30th Nov '16 11:36:21 PM MadCat221
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** Clan Diamond Shark never really forgave the Snow Ravens for wiping out their original namesake the Sea Fox. Their revenge generally consists of [[ProudMerchantRace jacking up prices]] though.

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** Clan Diamond Shark never really forgave the Snow Ravens for wiping out their original namesake the Sea Fox. Their revenge generally consists of [[ProudMerchantRace jacking up prices]] though. The Ravens consider the misdeed a dishonorable act by a rogue member of their clan, so they grin and bear it with the Shark merchants bilking them.
30th Nov '16 11:34:24 PM MadCat221
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*** The Davions and Kuritas became more amiable towards each other due to an EnemyMine situation that the Clans precipitated. The rank and file of the Combine and [=FedComs=], however... old animosities die hard, especially with the more conservative elements.

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*** The Davions Davion and Kuritas Kurita ruling families became more amiable towards each other due to an EnemyMine situation that the Clans precipitated. The rank and file of the Combine and [=FedComs=], however... old animosities die hard, especially with the more conservative elements.
29th Nov '16 6:45:11 AM MadCat221
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** Breaking the WMD taboo tends to get you killed as the other factions stop fighting amongst themselves to eliminate the more serious threat. The most clear examples being Clan Smoke Jaguar, who were destroyed by a reformed Star League and abandoned by their fellow Clans, after the bombardment of Turtle Bay and the Word of Blake, who were destroyed by the rest of the human species after they got too nuke happy. The Taurian Concordat (historically the most WMD happy faction in the setting) was absolutely gutted in the post-Jihad era for using nukes against the Inner Sphere while aligned with the Blakists. Part of this was caused by Spheroid retaliation but most of it was due to a large number of Taurian worlds breaking off and forming their own state to escape the insanity.

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** Breaking the WMD taboo tends to get you killed as the other factions stop fighting amongst themselves to eliminate the more serious threat. The most clear examples being Clan Smoke Jaguar, who were destroyed by a reformed Star League and abandoned by to their fateby their fellow Clans, Clans after the bombardment of Turtle Bay Bay, and the Word of Blake, who were destroyed by the rest of the human species after they got too nuke happy. The Taurian Concordat (historically the most WMD happy faction in the setting) was absolutely gutted in the post-Jihad era for using nukes against the Inner Sphere while aligned with the Blakists. Part of this was caused by Spheroid retaliation but most of it was due to a large number of Taurian worlds breaking off and forming their own state to escape the insanity.
20th Nov '16 11:30:58 PM CaptainReynolds6
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** Also done by Bloodnamed warriors of Clan Jade Falcon - within a year of winning his bloodname, the warrior must capture and kill a full-grown jade falcon by himself and make a cape using the feathers of his kill.
17th Nov '16 11:36:00 AM GhostBear3067
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* NemeanSkinning: Clan Ghost Bear's Clawing Ritual.
10th Nov '16 6:03:26 PM Mikedem2
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* EnemyCivilWar: The Wars of Reaving, when the homeworld Clans tore themselves apart throughout the 3070s over perceived 'taint' from the failed Inner Sphere invasion. Unfortunately, the Inner Sphere powers were too busy dealing with the Word of Blake Jihad to take advantage of it.



** Comstar created the Explorer Corps to locate General Kerensky's Exodus fleet. One of their ships, the Outbound Light, succeeded by stumbling upon the Clan Smoke Jaguar homeworld of Huntress. This gave the Crusader Clans an excuse to launch their invasion of the Inner Sphere, reintroducing the SLDF exiles to the Inner Sphere in a big way.

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** Comstar created the Explorer Corps to locate General Kerensky's Exodus fleet. One of their ships, the Outbound Light, ''Outbound Light'', succeeded by stumbling upon the Clan Smoke Jaguar homeworld of Huntress. This gave the Crusader Clans an excuse to launch their invasion of the Inner Sphere, reintroducing the SLDF exiles to the Inner Sphere in a big way.Sphere.
20th Oct '16 5:51:35 AM MiriOhki
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* AscendedMeme: The toy for the Mauler from the animated series had an ejection seat that triggered when a panel on the lower-center torso was hit. This would eventually lead to the "Daboku" (The prototype for what would become the Mauler in canon) having a faulty ammunition safety feature that would trigger the auto-eject system at an impact to the lower center torso.
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