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Battletech - Lyran Royal Court
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Published: August 4, 2014
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An illustration of the Lyran Royal Court located in The Triad government complex on Tharkad. Two Griffin GRF-1S Battlemechs stand at either side of the Archon's throne, quite a sight to be seen, particularly for any would be assassin.

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Chris000's avatar
Chris000Student Traditional Artist
The Lyrans are absolute madlads! Absolutely insane to put BattleMechs on the inside of the court! I can imagine that the sound of the reactor may make conducting business at that table a little difficult to hear. 
Shimmering-Sword's avatar
Shimmering-SwordProfessional Digital Artist
They can probably calibrate them to run as quiet as possible, maybe even use noise canceling tech on them.
Deviator101's avatar
 They may be more ceremonial. Thay may not even be manned.
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Shimmering-SwordProfessional Digital Artist
Oh, they're manned and entirely operational :)
Deviator101's avatar
I hope the pilots get to get out and stretch their legs and such. 
Midway2009's avatar
Midway2009Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Typical for a royal court in the Innersphere. :jawdrop:
CharlestheComicArtis's avatar
CharlestheComicArtisHobbyist Traditional Artist
that's some security

may the clans find hell if they ever try to interrupt the political peace in these halls
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Shimmering-SwordProfessional Digital Artist
They had a rough time when they tried it in the DA era.
CharlestheComicArtis's avatar
CharlestheComicArtisHobbyist Traditional Artist
I wonder how they are holding up? will the inner houses prevail?
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Shimmering-SwordProfessional Digital Artist
Clans are having a field day haha. Though I forget if they've taken Tharkad or not. Lyrans might be the worst hit faction currently.
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aetArtakTorosyan Traditional Artist
 The artwork has Great atmosphere  !

                      You're vEEry gOOd, Anthony !
Valaska's avatar
Hall of Clans next? With each of the clan's unique interiors? :D 3050 or so era?
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Shimmering-SwordProfessional Digital Artist
lol, too much work, and doubt anyone would pay for such a project :D
Mistyscout's avatar
Are they always manned?  I remember that mech from fooling around with the game with my dad, it had all long range weapons (was also his favorite, I liked the bird like Catapult the most).  Weird choice if they're actually defending the boss lady.  Get some Phoenix Hawks or something.  Hell, even a Stinger would be more appropriate!
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Shimmering-SwordProfessional Digital Artist
Yep they're always manned, using rotating shifts. These ones are loaded with a large laser, still a long ranged weapon, but all you need to melt an intruder :D
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S7alker117Professional Writer
I know many people simply complain that the Griffin looks "plain", but I simply love them. Maybe because of exactly that, who knows?

Anyhow, kickass art, as usual. 
thelurkngshadow's avatar
Thats not, terrifying at all. Remind me again were the lyrans known for their abundance of sanity compared to the other houses
Coalition's avatar
They were known for sending a 60 ton Mech as a scout, and their assault mechs could outmaneuver most fortifications.  They didn't have that many great generals, but they had a good economy and a great hammer.
John117xCortana's avatar
Why would they put mechs in the court?
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Shimmering-SwordProfessional Digital Artist
Intimidation.
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UrbanShockStudent Interface Designer
Great concept :thumbsup:
Capt-J-Dawson's avatar
I can't help but expect that if they ever had to move, that nice floor would get terribly broken.
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Shimmering-SwordProfessional Digital Artist
The steps would be made of ferrocrete, some scratching, but it'll hold as it exits through the back doors.
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