For an upcoming project documenting the Mechwarrior / Battletech Universe. Hopefully it will be ready by Mechwarrior Online's launch on Steam.
I am a bit of a history nut for the First World War, and couldn't resist drawing visual and allegorical parallels between this fictional conflict and the real one. The death of a prince is the first split fiber of a delicate rope, further frayed by bids for power, bluster, misunderstanding, and paranoia. When the final line snaps, the greatest of human empires crashes into an unprecedented cacophony of violence. War on this scale, and with this intensity, has never been waged before, and the nobility of old recoil in horror at the consequences of their ambitions, now unable to quench the firestorm they have kindled. The wealth of all the great nations burns, along with untold lives as the machines of War and State grind each other into powder. It is the old general's nightmare. The seminal catastrophe for the world as it now stands.