Shattered Fortress chronicles the twilight of BattleTech’s Dark Age; nations are in turmoil and predators circle the broken remnants of the Republic of the Sphere. This volume provides a year-by-year look at pivotal turning points in the Inner Sphere. Shattered Fortress offers a peek behind the curtain of Fortress Republic, revealing fateful decisions which decide the Inner Sphere’s future.
In 3146, the Republic of the Sphere hangs by a tenuous thread. The last fragments of Devlin Stone’s dream to shepherd humankind toward a more prosperous future hide behind the impenetrable defences of Fortress Republic. The interstellar communications blackout rages and the ambitious Great Houses vie for military dominance. Meanwhile, the bloodthirsty Clans strive to find a weakness in the Fortress’s armour on their path to conquering Terra; whichever clan succeeds will claim the coveted title of ilClan. When the Wall comes down, will the Inner Sphere plunge even further into the abyss of interstellar war, or will this herald the dawning of a new age?