61st Striker (Clan Steel Viper)
|61st Striker Cluster|
|Unit Profile (as of 3072)|
|Nickname||The Heirs of Cukulcan|
|Parent Formation||Delta Galaxy|
In January 3072 the Sixty-first Strike Cluster along with the Second Eridani Lancers Cluster from Clan Goliath Scorpion landed on Shadow to join forces with Clan Coyote to undertake the Reaving of Kindraa Mick-Kline-Kreese-Sainze. As was agreed the Coyote force attacked first their assault caught the defenders totally by surprise as did their inclusion of new technologies such as the Assault ProtoMechs, so much so that their three to one odds could not prevent a Coyote victory. The surviving Fire Mandrills including saKhan Dakar Mick surrendered themselves to the Coyote force and were slaughtered by the Coyote Elemental Honor Guard. The honor Guard then turned their weapons on the attendant Viper and Scorpion warriors as the rest of Lambda Galaxy wiped out both clusters. 
The combat style of the Cluster is offensiv, because all warriors want show their worth to be part of the Inner Sphere occupation no matter what it takes.
- Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 151, "61st Striker Cluster Profile"
- Wars of Reaving, p. 91, "Death Rides Forth"