Registered Contract: LA-CD-10-01 Region: Lyran Alliance System: Solaris Galactic Coordinates: X: -123.36 Y: -7.04 Planet: Solaris Capital City: Solaris City Primary Operational Terrain: Urban, Light Primary Planetary Climate: Continental Contract Type: Cadre Duty Contract Duration: 10 Months (150 Days in REAL TIME) non-negotiable Employer: Capellan Confederation/Cenotaph Stables Employer Contact: Ambassador Terrance Lee Xan Command Rights: Integrated Command Forces Recommended: A Company Strength Detachment Supporting Forces: Cenotaph Stables Enemy Forces: None Supplement Contracts Offered: None Bounty Per Word: 800 C-Bills Minimum Bounty: 30,000 Word Transcript Bonus Salvage Bounty Target: N/A Bonus Salvage Category: N/A PLANETARY DETAILS: Solaris VII is known across the galaxy for its 'Mech fights. Gamblers place exorbitant amounts of money on longshot bets, and fortunes are won and lost daily. Solaris City, in particular, hosts six major arenas and numerous MechWarrior stables. Every year there is a Grand Tournament, which culminates with the naming of the year's champion (notable champions include Gray Norton and Kai Allard-Liao). However, the games were all but suspended following the breakout of inter-House hostilities within Solaris City in 3063, resulting in numerous casualties and precipitating the FedCom Civil War. =Solaris City= The beating heart of the Game World, Solaris City is the home of the movers and shakers of Solaris VII. The city, which is home to some five million people, is divided into six districts and, with the exception of the International Zone, each of those is considered property of one the five Great Houses. They are the Black Hills (Davion), Cathay (Liao), Silesia (Steiner), Montenegro (Marik), and Kobe (Kurita). Each of the districts hosts a Class Six arena, where the top twenty MechWarriors battle each year to determine the championship. Residents of the sectors are actually still considered citizens of their respective nations, so Solaris City finds itself the home of many individuals who are persona non grata in their home nations, but still wish to remain citizens. Because of this phenomenon, the residents of Solaris City are often unrepresentative of the people from their parent nation. Solaris City is ringed by a suburb known as Xolara, which itself is surrounded by Burgton. To the northeast in Roland Fields, while Bracken Swamp is to the southwest. Many native Solarans live in these suburbs, while Rasalhagians tend to live in Xolara. Periphery natives often call the outer suburbs home. =Arenas= There are Class One through Class Five areans scattered throughout Solaris VII, but the five Open Class (or Class Six) arenas where the most important duels on Solaris are fought are in Solaris City -Boreal Reach- The Davion arena uses holographic technology, coupled with advanced environmental controls, to produce virtually any setting a person can conceive of. It takes its name from one of the more popular such settings, a polar glacier. The arctic environment provides challenging footing, while enabling MechWarriors the push their 'Mechs to the limit, thanks to the extreme cold. -The Factory- The Marik battlefield began its life as a shuttle manufacturing plant large enough to accommodate IndustrialMechs. The decrepit facility features multiple levels, and elevators and ramps to move between them. -Ishiyama- The Kurita area is actually a series of tunnels dug into a man-made mountain. Stone Mountain provides a hide-and-seek style engagement. There is also electromagnetic interference from the materials that the mountain is made of, making any fight here unpredictable. -The Jungle- This parcel of land was originally planned as a Buddhist monastery, but the Liao government decided to designate it as their official "arena." The battle area in this open tract is demarcated by a series of beacons. Extra beacons located inside the battlefield can be activated to shrink the area of the field down to a quarter of its full size. -Steiner Coliseum- The arena in Silesia was designed with a Roman-esque facade. The battlefield of the arena is largely featureless, utilizing walls that can be raised or lowered to provide variety. =Manufacturing Centers= * Blue Shot Weapons * Innovative Design Concepts * Norse-Storm Technologies Incorporated * O'Neal's BattleMechs * Omnitech Industries * Solaris Arms * Vining Engineering and Salvage Teams Socio-Industrial Levels: Technological Development High-tech world with advanced research centers and universities; best medical care available; cutting-edge microelectronics industry. Industrialization Level Heavily industrialized world capable of manufacturing any and all complex output. Raw Material Dependence World/system produces all the raw materials needed and occasionally exports a small surplus. Industrial Output World has a wide industrial base that produces many different types of products and exports most of its output. Agricultural Dependence World has abundant environment producing enough to sustain the population using agriculture technologies; limited exports. EMPLOYER SITUATION REPORT: The Capellan Confederation and Cenotaph Stables, Kai Allard-Liao's own Solaris Company, is currently looking for a good merc unit to provide extra security for the Stables' grounds as well as provide training and as trainers for those in the stables. Security involves providing bodyguards for the Stables' warriors while they are out and about the town, as well as watching the Stables themselves. The mercenary unit will need to provide at least a platoon's worth of infantry to fulfill their minimum bodyguard duties. While under contract with House Liao and Cenotaph Stables, you are allowed to compete in the Solaris arenas. You will, however, have to provide your own entry fees, and repair your 'mechs with your own money. You will also be allowed to compete in the infantry arenas, vehicles arenas, and even the rare aerospace event. (OOC: Just realize you won't actually be paid OOCly for winning, sorry). Currently, mechwarrior Li Song is the head of Cenotaph Stables. The Capellan Ambassador will contact you with more information once you accept this contract. PRIMARY OBJECTIVES: 1) Provide security for the warriors of Cenotaph Stables 2) Tutor and help hone the skills of Cenotaph Stables SECONDARY OBJECTIVES: 1) Attempt to win a Solaris Title