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Re: BattleTech FanFiction Tribble Emporium 2.0: expanded premises!
« Reply #90 on: 27 February 2021, 15:23:30 »
The founding Khans of Clan Burrock were both from the Rim Worlds.

The priority for freeborn warriors meant low warrior participation from some Clans. There simply weren't enough Jaguars or Vipers along for the ride to form a distinct unit and go out - they mostly sent technicians although some warriors may have gone along and wound up in other units. Most of the small units are dominated by but not wholly from one clan, thus Cranston Snord (a Wolf) rising to lead the Goliath Scorpion dominated company. So the Turkina might have a Smoke Jaguar along simply because he didn't have enough of his Clan for them to form their own (or the saner Jaguars weren't interested).

Same for the Coyotes (although in their case mostly that their Khans figured they were already overstretched and didn't send much of anyone).
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Re: BattleTech FanFiction Tribble Emporium 2.0: expanded premises!
« Reply #91 on: 27 February 2021, 15:50:03 »
Burrocks as the Rim Volunteers as their founding Khans, the Polczyk twins, were from Rim Worlds Republic.
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« Reply #92 on: 27 February 2021, 16:24:48 »
Didn't I come up with the idea for all of the clans to contribute to the Dragoons in a previous tribble?

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Re: BattleTech FanFiction Tribble Emporium 2.0: expanded premises!
« Reply #93 on: 27 February 2021, 19:16:25 »
Same for the Coyotes (although in their case mostly that their Khans figured they were already overstretched and didn't send much of anyone).
Isn't Coyotes one of the three clans that are actually bad and not just negligent to their freebirth alongside Jaguar and Viper?

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Re: BattleTech FanFiction Tribble Emporium 2.0: expanded premises!
« Reply #94 on: 27 February 2021, 19:55:33 »
Definitely lower third, probably not as bad as either of those two. Maybe par with Falcon?

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« Reply #95 on: 27 February 2021, 22:03:26 »
Definitely lower third, probably not as bad as either of those two. Maybe par with Falcon?
As far as I remember no, they are nearly on par with other two. "Nikky said that lower castes should eat shit, so we MUST comply" more or less. Coyote caste structure is the MOST rigid out of the clans, even if they don't specifically go out of the way to show their superiority to lower castes. So on 1 to 10 Clan scale of shittiness to freebirth while Jaguars are 12, Vipers and Coyotes are still straight 10. When Falcons are no higher than 8.

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Re: BattleTech FanFiction Tribble Emporium 2.0: expanded premises!
« Reply #96 on: 28 February 2021, 02:18:47 »
#685


Nicholas Kerensky snarled, grinding his teeth, as he stalked about the ilKhan's office. Dealing with the Wolverines should have been easy. He would point up their liberal policies as a violation of the Way of the Clans, demand their submission. When they refused, he would turn the other clans against them and wipe them out. Make an example to cow the other dissident elements into line.

Except that it was clear, now, that it wasn't going to work.

Part of him wanted to blame the navigator. The woman was Guild trained and certified, even if she was getting on in years now. The ilKhan demanded and got the best personnell, of course, and Tara was one of the best in what had been the Star League Navy. Misjumps happen, he reminded himself. This one had cost him eight months.

Eight months in which the Wolverines' methods had, quite simply, made their success clear to the other Clans. And they were spreading. Jade Falcon. Snow Raven. Sea Fox. Ghost Bear. Goliath Scorpion.

One Clan, he could crush. Two, he could condemn as corruption by the wayward Wolverines.

Six? No. It was too late, he would have to find another way.

On October 8, 2823, ilKhan Nicholas Kerensky was pronounced dead after a personal Trial of Grievance against Khan Sarah McEvedy, Clan Wolverine. On January 1, 2824, after nearly three months of politicking, the Grand Council ceased deliberations on the topic of electing a new ilKhan. With no external enemy requiring the coordination of the Clans as a whole, and clear evidence that various personalities' attempts to gain power would simply cause further disruption, the Council voted to declare the office of ilKhan vacant and to remain so until a super-majority of the seated Khans accepted a motion otherwise.
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Re: BattleTech FanFiction Tribble Emporium 2.0: expanded premises!
« Reply #97 on: 28 February 2021, 02:30:32 »
Nicholas Kerensky snarled, grinding his teeth, as he stalked about the ilKhan's office. Dealing with the Wolverines should have been easy. He would point up their liberal policies as a violation of the Way of the Clans, demand their submission. When they refused, he would turn the other clans against them and wipe them out. Make an example to cow the other dissident elements into line.

Except that it was clear, now, that it wasn't going to work.

Part of him wanted to blame the navigator. The woman was Guild trained and certified, even if she was getting on in years now. The ilKhan demanded and got the best personnell, of course, and Tara was one of the best in what had been the Star League Navy. Misjumps happen, he reminded himself. This one had cost him eight months.

Eight months in which the Wolverines' methods had, quite simply, made their success clear to the other Clans. And they were spreading. Jade Falcon. Snow Raven. Sea Fox. Ghost Bear. Goliath Scorpion.

One Clan, he could crush. Two, he could condemn as corruption by the wayward Wolverines.

Six? No. It was too late, he would have to find another way.

On October 8, 2823, ilKhan Nicholas Kerensky was pronounced dead after a personal Trial of Grievance against Khan Sarah McEvedy, Clan Wolverine. On January 1, 2824, after nearly three months of politicking, the Grand Council ceased deliberations on the topic of electing a new ilKhan. With no external enemy requiring the coordination of the Clans as a whole, and clear evidence that various personalities' attempts to gain power would simply cause further disruption, the Council voted to declare the office of ilKhan vacant and to remain so until a super-majority of the seated Khans accepted a motion otherwise.

Tara: "Oops"

(She is going to have a nice retirement package when she leaves service)

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Re: BattleTech FanFiction Tribble Emporium 2.0: expanded premises!
« Reply #98 on: 28 February 2021, 13:35:54 »
Nicholas Kerensky snarled, grinding his teeth, as he stalked about the ilKhan's office. Dealing with the Wolverines should have been easy. He would point up their liberal policies as a violation of the Way of the Clans, demand their submission. When they refused, he would turn the other clans against them and wipe them out. Make an example to cow the other dissident elements into line.

Except that it was clear, now, that it wasn't going to work.

Part of him wanted to blame the navigator. The woman was Guild trained and certified, even if she was getting on in years now. The ilKhan demanded and got the best personnell, of course, and Tara was one of the best in what had been the Star League Navy. Misjumps happen, he reminded himself. This one had cost him eight months.

Eight months in which the Wolverines' methods had, quite simply, made their success clear to the other Clans. And they were spreading. Jade Falcon. Snow Raven. Sea Fox. Ghost Bear. Goliath Scorpion.

One Clan, he could crush. Two, he could condemn as corruption by the wayward Wolverines.

Six? No. It was too late, he would have to find another way.

On October 8, 2823, ilKhan Nicholas Kerensky was pronounced dead after a personal Trial of Grievance against Khan Sarah McEvedy, Clan Wolverine. On January 1, 2824, after nearly three months of politicking, the Grand Council ceased deliberations on the topic of electing a new ilKhan. With no external enemy requiring the coordination of the Clans as a whole, and clear evidence that various personalities' attempts to gain power would simply cause further disruption, the Council voted to declare the office of ilKhan vacant and to remain so until a super-majority of the seated Khans accepted a motion otherwise.
So this is tribble #685.