Newgrange (Individual Union-class DropShip)
The Newgrange was a Union-class DropShip officially operated as a civilian merchant transport craft, the craft was destroyed in 3025 on the moon Anvelt after being suspected by the local rulers of actually being a disguised Taurian Concordat military ship smuggling weapons.
When Kamea ordered the Captain of the Newgrange to surrender, he refused and cut comms with her. This would prompt Kamea to order her mercenaries to fire on the fuel cells near the dropship and destroy it completely.
After the Newgrange was destroyed, a Directorate lance led by Victoria Espinosa attacked the mercenaries. They failed and all their 'Mechs were destroyed, leading to Victoria's capture at the hands of the Arano Restoration's forces. The destruction of the Newgrange prompted the entrance of the Taurian Concordat into the Restoration War, starting with the Iberia's assault on Artru.
The Newgrange has so far only appeared in the BattleTech (Video Game) by Harebrained Schemes LLC. This source does not meet the current criteria for Canon, and is thus treated as apocryphal at this time.
Incumbent Line Developer Randall N. Bills explicitly stated that it was the intention for this particular game's storyline to be fully canonical. That means that if and when the finished game is released, any information it contains about the Newgrange will likely be declared canonical.
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