THE KAPTEYN UNIVERSE’S—FIELD MANUAL CLANS
Below you will find the first of our post-time jump sourcebooks for the Kapteyn Universe, Field Manual Clans, which officially details the arrival of the Clans of Kerenksy in the Kaptyen Game Universe. For those of you familiar with the canon BattleTech Clans, this book is not your typical sourcebook. More akin to an intelligence report you’d find during the Word of Blake’s Jihad, most readers will notice some glaring differences in the information presented in this book and in this universe. For many Clans, their histories, society, culture and outlook are barely known—let alone understood—by their Hegemony hosts.
Left with the shock, awe and fear of the Clans’ arrival, the incomplete narrative represents the real-world implications of the Clans revealing themselves unexpectedly and peacefully to a shocked nation still recovering from a war to reestablish itself after almost three centuries of oppression in the wake of the SLDF’s Exodus and the fall of the Star League. In this universe, while the Clans have revealed themselves in a manner other than invasion, they have not revealed everything to the reformed Terran Hegemony. Left with the unenviable task of piecing the Clans and their intentions together, the Hegemony Intelligence Directorate (HID) has done its best to prepare the Hegemony people for what the future—and the Clans—may hold for the new nation.
It remains to be seen whether their best is enough to weather the coming storm.
For those well versed in the Clans of the canon BattleTech universe, you may be tempted to skip over the sections on Clan government, society and culture. However, like most of the Kapteyn Universe, the Clans are decidedly similar to their official counterparts, but there are some noticeable changes that have infused the Kapteyn Clans with a life and personality unique to themselves.
Over the coming weeks and months more about the Kapteyn Clans and their intentions will be revealed as characters make decisions that will shake the Inner Sphere and the Clans to their core. Reports covering the different Clan philosophies and their adherents will be detailed in a series of Field Reports that will showcase each Clan in detail on the eve of the Clan Invasion of the Inner Sphere.
So enjoy Field Manual Clans and the story still to follow!
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