As Copied/Quoted From: Lyran Alliance Battletech Field Manual, Copyright 2000, FASA Corporation, p. 101.
"Once counted among
the elite of the LAAF (Lyran Alliance Armed Forces), the Seventeenth
Skye Rangers faced Clan Jade Falcon twice during the invasion: first on
Barcelona (subsequently regained by the Federated Commonwealth) and
then on Black Earth. Both times the unit acquitted itself well but at
considerable cost. Abandoned by the AFFC (Armed Forces of the Federated
Commonwealth) on Barcelona, only the actions of an insubordinate
JumpShip commander allowed elements of the unit to escape. However, the
effort cost the Seventeenth almost all of its supporting forces. This
wasteful loss of their RCT (Regimental Combat Team) fanned the
separatist sentiment within the survivors, with the unit's pro-Skye
sentiments cited as a reason for the AFFC's neglect.
this and a subsequent ejection from Black Earth, the Seventeenth
maintained its combat effectiveness, eventually returning to garrison
Barcelona after the war. In the end, however, the unit's greatest enemy
was not the Clans but the Lyran military. Seen as a hotbed of dissent,
order AO-5730023 led to their relocation to Lost on the Periphery
fringe and the re-assignment of key officers and troops to other units.
Despite vehement protests - this action violated the Household Troop
Agreement of 2883 that guaranteed at least half the mechwarriors in the
Seventeenth would be natives of Summer - the LAAF turned the regiment
into a "sink" unit. Problem cases from across the LAAF were consigned
to the Seventeenth, from petty criminals and those incapable of
operating within military discipline to those professing loyalty to
result was a steady erosion of of the unit's effectiveness, but the new
"recruits" - combined with a dislike of the new Archon - placed the
Rangers in an unusual position: favoring Prince Victor. With war
brewing, the Seventeenth has finally thrown in its lot with Prince
Victor Steiner-Davion, hoping to barter its support in exchange for
improved conditions and postings in the aftermath. However, there are
still plenty of hard-line pro-Skye elements in the unit that will likely
make trouble if the Seventeenth finds itself in actual combat against
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