In 3146, the Republic of the Sphere hangs by a tenuous thread. The last fragment of Devlin Stone's dream to shepherd humankind towards a more prosperous future hide behind the impenetrable defenses of Fortress Republic. As the interstellar communications blackout rages, the ambitious Great Houses vie for military dominance, and the bloodthirsty clans strive to find a weakness in the Fortress's armor on their path to conquering Terra and claiming the coveted title of ilClan. When the Wall Comes Down, the Inner Sphere is plunge even further into the abyss of interstellar, or is this herald the dawning of a new age?
Shattered Fortress chronicles the twilight of BattleTech's Dark Age, as nations are thrown into 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 Inner Sphere, offers a peek behind the curtain of Fortress Republic, and reveals the fateful decisions.