Much of the BattleTech lore books are written from 3050 and onwards, while this game takes place in and around 3025. You and your mercenary Lance are quickly pulled into a conflict of factions where you choose to help a friend and fellow student of your mentor, who is the rightful heir to the throne. When her father dies, her uncle quickly steps in, seizes power, and attempts to take the princess’s life. With your help, she barely escapes. When the time is right, she starts a war to regain her kingdom and you and your Lance become her ace in the hole.