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TypeStoryline mission
  • Move your 'Mech to the marked location
  • Test out your weapons
  • Fire at the target in the forest
  • Jump to the marked location
  • Move into the water to cool your mech off
  • Melee the target
  • Sprint to the marked location
  • Return to Mastiff
  • None (derelict UrbanMechs)
  • Related quests
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    Coronation Day

    Tutorial is the first mission in Battletech.

    Synopsis[ | ]

    Just before the Coronation Day, Raju takes you out for a test run to verify that the refitted Blackjack is functioning as intended. Of course, the old war hound has another concern he'd like to talk about.

    Walkthrough[ | ]

    • Straightforward and simple: Just follow Raju's lead to familiarize yourself with the interface and the basics of mechwarring.

    Events[ | ]

    Dialogue[ | ]

    The following dialogue is spoken by Raju throughout the mission
    • Raju: "Okay, {COMMANDER.Callsign} I had the Espinosa Refit Yards rush the repairs on your Blackjack. Looks like it's all in one piece, but we should run some diagnostics on it, just to be sure. Standard field tests, you know the drill."
    • Raju: "More importantly, though, I wanna tell you more about the job I brought you out here to do. Now do me a favor and get that BattleMech moving let's see if there are any kinks in the actuators."
    • Raju: "I'll come right out and say it, kid: I wasn't completely honest with you the other day. There's gonna be more to this job than escort duty."
    • Raju: "I brought you here because there's something wrong in the capital. It's been too quiet since High Lord Tamati's funeral, and I'm worried about Lady Kamea's safety during her coronation procession."
    • Raju: "Anyway, looks like your actuators check out. Let's conduct a weapons test target one of those burnt-out old UrbanMechs and open fire."
    • Raju: "Like I was saying I can't prove anything. But my gut tells me something's off, and a warrior trusts their instincts."
    • Raju: "Good shot your guns are in working order, at least."
    • Raju: "Kamea's like a daughter to me, and her late father, High Lord Tamati, was a good friend. I've been training Lady Arano since she was 14 years old. She can be naive at times, and proud, but I have no doubt that she'll be a just and effective ruler. It's on us to see her safely to Cordia City I'll rest easier once she's in the capital, with her cousin Victoria by her side."
    • Raju: "Lady Victoria well, she's only been training under me for a single season, but she's already shaped herself into one of the strongest MechWarriors I've ever seen. Reminds me a lot of you, truth be told. "
    • Raju: "Anyway we should run a check on your targeting computer. You see that drone over there, the one moving through the tree line? Put some hurt on it for me, and then when it turns, take it out with a rear-angle shot. After it's down we'll keep moving."
    • Raju: "Victoria pulls no punches, but she's been a loyal companion to Kamea since they were kids. Aside from you, there's no one I'd rather have by my side in a fight."
    • Raju: "Nice shot. Now, I don't know how familiar you are with Aurigan politics, but the Reach was badly shaken by High Lord Tamati's death. It needs a smooth transfer of power, and Kamea belongs on the Cormorant Throne."
    • Raju: "Go ahead and fire up your jump jets, kid I want to see you descend this cliff face. Aim for that patch of ground there, near the edge of the lake.",
    • Raju: "Yeah, I was afraid of that jump jets build a lot of heat, and that was more than your engine could handle. Head on into that water we need to get you cooled off."
    • Computer: "Warning: plasma leak detected. Jump jet malfunction. Jump jet systems damaged. System inoperable until repaired."
    • Raju: "Oh, for the love of all the gods. This is what I get for insisting on a rush job - not that I had much of a choice. The Espinosa Refit Yards were backlogged like you wouldn't believe. It looked like they were trying to process every single Royal Guard 'Mech in time for the coronation. There isn't any time to get your jets replaced, so we're gonna have to make do without 'em. Go ahead and take that 'Mech down with a melee attack. I wanna be sure nothing else is gonna break down on your Blackjack before we take it out on the Cormorant Road."
    • Raju: "Good hit at least that's solid. All right, one last test. I want you to take your Blackjack up to a sprint and evade my attack."
    • Raju: "Push that engine, kid if something goes wrong today, I want to know that your 'Mech can maneuver."
    • Raju: "Congratulations, {COMMANDER.Callsign}. Your Blackjack's as combat-ready as it can be, given the circumstances. For what it's worth, I hope that my suspicions turn out to be unfounded, and we end the day having a good laugh about what a paranoid old man I've become. But if not then I know that you'll be ready. All right, it's time to move out. Lady Arano is waiting for us at the MechBay."
    Meeting with Lady Arano
    • Kamea: "An impressive display, Sir Raju. Of course, this MechWarrior was a student of yours I'd expect them to know their way around a cockpit."
    • Raju: "{COMMANDER.Callsign}, allow me to introduce Kamea Arano, the soon-to-be High Lady of the Aurigan Coalition. Is Lady Victoria on this channel?"
    • Victoria: "For the time being. My father has summoned me to the Pickton Docks I have a fleet inspection and a tour of the family refit yards to preside over before the coronation. Behold, the responsibilities of a noble daughter a fount of tedium that never runs dry."
    • Kamea: "I know the feeling, cousin by this time tomorrow, I'll be responsible for the entire Reach. Give my best to your father, and don't be late for the tourney. The gambling dens are already taking bets on how long it'll take me to cripple that customized monstrosity you pilot."
    • Victoria: "[laughing] Bold words, cousin but the only victory they'll be celebrating is mine. You may be ascending the throne today, but my Kaga is more than a match for the family heirloom that you call a BattleMech and in the arena, I reign supreme."
    • Kamea: "[chuckling] We'll see, cousin we'll see. At any rate, I will see you at the tourney grounds. Sir Raju, I'm ready to go when you are. Overland, along the Cormorant Road, as is the Arano tradition.",
    • Raju: "Aye, Kamea we'll get you there in one piece. {COMMANDER.Callsign}, fall in behind me And remember what I told you."