The Lola III-class destroyer Cataclysm was a Star League Defense Force WarShip that survived the Hegemony Campaign to liberate Terra from the forces of Stefan Amaris, and subsequently followed General Aleksandr Kerensky on the Exodus.
Following the rise of the Clans and their dominance over the Pentagon worlds following the Pentagon Civil War the Cataclysm was one of the naval vessels incorporated into the touman of Clan Cloud Cobra. As at 3061, the CCS Cataclysm was one of five WarShips to make up the Cloud Cobra Alpha Naval Reserve, alongside the Incense, Brimstone, The Protector and the Blind Faith.
During the Wars of Reaving the Cataclysm was part of a failed Cloud Cobra military action in the Tanis system in 3073. Attempting to steal a march on forces from Clan Star Adder, Cloud Cobra Khan Steiner led Delta and Epsilon Galaxies into the Tanis system with the Cataclysm and three other Cloud Cobra WarShips, the Consequence, Second Coming and True Sight, intending to secure the planet Stacha and claim the advanced Society technology believed to be there.
The Cloud Cobra naval forces found themselves facing an active Olympus defense station and the Prinz Eugen, a McKenna-class battleship that the Society had recommissioned. With the Second Coming badly damaged and engaged in combat with the defense station, the Cataclysm, Consquence and True Sight were responsible for engaging the Prinz Eugen, clearing the system of Bandit Caste AeroSpace Fighters and ultimately destroying the Prinz Eugen.
The Cloud Cobra ground forces assaulted several locations on the surface of Stacha, with Star Admiral Holyann Kardaan ordering the Cataclysm and the Consequence to bombard the city of Sydney as the fight turned against the Cloud Cobras. With Epsilon Galaxy destroyed and Delta Galaxy in retreat, the Cataclysm helped cover the retreat from Stacha and escorted the surviving forces out of the Tanis system.
The Cataclysm was one of the few Cloud Cobra WarShips to survive the Wars of Reaving, and as at 3085 was one of just seven active Cloud Cobra WarShips. In 3089/3090 the Cataclysm took part in the first of what would become an annual series of black water naval contests between the Cloud Cobras and Clan Star Adder reminiscent of the Martial Olympiads held by the SLDF. Under the command of the twenty-six-year old Star Admiral Brendan Suvorov the Cataclysm took top honors, and Suvorov secured his place as a ristar by successfully defeating the subsequent Trial of Possession launched by the Star Adders for himself.
- Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 28, "Naval Forces"
- Field Manual: Updates, p. 55, "Naval Assets"
- Wars of Reaving, p. 126, "Steiner's Folly"
- Wars of Reaving, p. 162, "WarShips"
- The Wars of Reaving Supplemental, p. 9, "Clan Star Adder"