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Sklave und Söldner

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Although it is an official BattleTech product, the subject of this article does not meet the current criteria for Canon for the BattleTech universe.
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Sklave und Söldner
Product information
Type Novel
Author Arous Brocken
Pages 344
Publication information
Publisher Ulisses Spiele GmbH
Product code 41040
First published 20 April 2017
ISBN-13 978-3957524256
MSRP 12,95 €
Era Civil War era
Timeline 3064
Series Griskan Orlov cycle
Preceded by Soldat und Spion
Followed by Verräter und Verteidiger

Sklave und Söldner ("Slave and Mercenary"), subtitled "A Griskan Orlov novel", is the 34th in the line of original German-language Classic BattleTech novels. Written by Arous Brocken, it was published on 20 April 2017.


Written in German and exclusively published in that language so far, Sklave und Söldner does not meet the current criteria for Canon in the BattleTech universe. As an official product published under a valid license, it should be regarded as apocryphal.

From the back cover (translated from German)Edit

Keid 3064: Ex-mining slave Orl makes a living as a day laborer until a Waco Rangers MechWarrior hires him as tech. But he is found out at the base and, suspected to be a Wolf's Dragoons spy, is transferred to another mercenary unit.

For lack of a better alternative the 51st Dark Panzer Jaegers put him in a 'Mech cockpit and send him on a suicide mission. Against expectations he and his lance survive the mission through the unexpected help of old friends. As a reward, Griskan is made lance leader and sent on further mission for the benefit of the Blake Protectorate.

Plot SummaryEdit