Mainz, Hardisey’s Haven
21 February 3051
There was a large crowd of onlookers hanging out on the tarmac to watch the Stinger emerge from the DropShip’s interior. The Langhorne Star was a Mule class DropShip and the 20-ton BattleMech was a spindly stick figure in comparison. Mules are one of the most common civilian DropShips in all of known space, and arguably the most popular cargo vessel, hands down. They can carry pretty much anything in their vast holds and that includes BattleMechs. Although not purposely designed for them, Mules carry far more ‘Mechs around the galaxy than people realise.
Hardisey’s Haven is what the majority of Inner Sphere citizens think of when they think of Periphery worlds; assuming they give them any thought at all. It’s an agrarian planet with very little industrial capacity. By and large its inhabitants are farmers who earn their livin