Open main menu

BattleTechWiki β

Obligation's Forge

Emblem-important.svg Apocryphal Product
Although it is an official BattleTech product, the subject of this article does not meet the current criteria for Canon for the BattleTech universe.
See the article's section on Canonicity for details.

Obligation's Forge cover.jpg
Obligation's Forge
Product information
Type Novella
Author Randall N. Bills
Cover artwork David Kerber
Publication information
Publisher MechaPub Inc
First published 10 December 2019
Era Succession Wars era
Timeline 13 September 3013 -
Series MechWarrior 5: Origins
Preceded by A Skein of Schemes

Obligation's Forge, subtitled A MechWarrior 5 Origins Series Story, Installment 8, is an original BattleTech novella penned by Randall N. Bills. It was released in electronic format on 10 December 2019.

The MechWarrior 5 Origins series is offered as a free tie-in product supporting the MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries computer game; the individual stories narrate the backgrounds of important characters from the game.


This novella is a promotional publication going with MechWarrior 5 and, like MechWarrior 5, derives from Piranha Games' license to BattleTech video games instead of the (distinct) "mainline" BattleTech license held by Catalyst Game Labs. As such it does not meet the criteria for canon in the "mainline" BattleTech universe and is therefore flagged as apocryphal.

Plot summaryEdit

The Cavaliers become caught up in the Third Battle of Mallory's World.

Featured CharactersEdit

Featured BattleTechEdit


Aerospace FightersEdit


Featured PlacesEdit