Pirates Smashed in Daring Attack
M.E.R.C.S, a newly formed mercenary unit working out of Astrokaszy, recently completed its first mission, hunting down a band of pirates that has been raiding planets in the Free Worlds League along the periphery border for the past several months. They cornered the pirates on a desolate former mining colony world one jump anti-spinward of Campoleone which they had been using as a temporary base. In a pitched battle in an underground cave system the pirates were defeated and captured with minimal damage to the M.E.R.C.S. ’Mechs despite the tactical advantage held by the pirate forces. Unfortunately the captain of the unnamed band managed to escape aboard his dropship concealed nearby by abandoning his comrades at a crucial moment of the battle.
M.E.R.C.S. however captured several pirate ‘Mechs in excellent condition, recovered all of the pirate’s booty to return to its rightful owners, and delivered the captured pirates to the FWLM liaison on Astrokaszy to claim the bounties on their heads. The Free Worlds League Military commander was quoted as “being impressed” by the professional conduct and quick success of M.E.R.C.S. in carrying out this mission and the units standing with the FWLM has no doubt risen.