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Isolation's Weight

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'''''Isolation's Weight''''' is a short story published on [[BattleCorps]] and written by [[Randall N. Bills]]. It was one of the stories that was available when the website went liveand was later also included in the first BattleCorps print anthology, ''[[The Corps]]''.  It is the first in a loosely-grouped series known as the ''[[Highlander Chronicles]]'' that follows various members of the [[Northwind Highlanders]].
==Teaser text==
{{quote|''THE HIGHLANDER CHRONICLES! [[Northwind]] has been the home of many [[Inner Sphere]] tales and legends involving the storied Highlanders. In this first short tale, Randall Bills takes a look at Highlander devotion and dogged persistence in the face of a [[Clan ]] enemy.''}}
==Plot summary==
The short piece follows Lieutenant [[Cameron Baird]] as he defends [[Kiamba]] from a raid by the [[1st Rasalhague Bears (Clan Ghost Bear)|1st Rasalhague Bears]], one of the newest units in the [[Clan Ghost Bear]] ''[[touman]]''. During the fight, Baird recalls lessons in leadership from Geoff McFadden, his fatherly superior who pilots a ''[[Hatchetman]]''. At a pivotal point in the battle, McFadden performs a suicidal [[Death from Above]] maneuver on an enemy ''[[Rifleman]]'', turning the tide of the battle at the cost of his life.
==Featured BattleTech==
*''[[Summoner (Thor)]]''
*''[[Timber Wolf (Mad Cat)]]''
*WVR-8K ''[[Wolverine]]''
===Aerospace Fighters===
*Aside from the art piece depicting one of the pivotal events of the story, the standard PDF of the story also features a plaid bar running down the left side and the Highlander insignia on the second page.*The cover artwork for ''The Corps'' depicts a climactic scene from this story (Geoff McFadden's ''Hatchetman'' drawing fire from the ''Rifleman'''s twin rotary autocannon)
[[Category:BattleCorps publications]]
[[Category:Short Stories]]
[[Category:Works by Randall N. Bills]]