Knives in the Dark

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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.
See the article's section on Canonicity for details.

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Knives in the Dark
Product information
Type Novella
Author Randall N. Bills
Cover artwork David Kerber
Publication information
Publisher MechaPub Inc
First published 05 December 2019
Era Succession Wars era
Timeline 17 November 3003 - 4 November 3008
Series MechWarrior 5: Origins
Preceded by Dissimulate Wanderer
Followed by A Skein of Schemes

Knives in the Dark, subtitled A MechWarrior 5 Origins Series Story, Installment 6, is an original BattleTech novella penned by Randall N. Bills. It was released in electronic format on 05 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.

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The canon character of Count Derrick Cameron-Jones is mispelt as "Derick", dropping one of the "r's".