In 3061 the Potemkin-class cruiser CSR Snowflake was a WarShip in service with the Clan Snow Raven touman. The Lord Death was one of five WarShips that made up the Snow Raven Brim Naval Assault Star at this point in time.
Wars of Reaving
In 3068 the Snow Ravens were involved in fighting in the York system. During a Trial of Possession on Strana Mechty against Clan Blood Spirit, the Snow Ravens lost the entire of Zeta Galaxy and a sibko of aerospace pilots to the smaller Clan. When a flotilla of Snow Raven WarShips led by the Snowflake arrived in the York system to deliver Zeta Galaxy and the sibko to the Blood Spirits, forces from Clan Star Adder challenged the Snow Ravens, attempting to interrupt the delivery.
The Snow Ravens defeated the Star Adders' challenge, destroying the Liberator-class cruiser CSA Constantineau in the process. The Blood Spirits put Zeta Galaxy to use immediately, capturing a facility on the surface of York, and the Snow Ravens earned the emnity of the Star Adders for what the Adders perceived as the Ravens interference in events on York.
On the 20th of September 3070 Clan Steel Viper introduced the Clans in the Homeworlds to their new flagship, the Leviathan Prime-class battleship CSV Perigard Zalman. The Steel Vipers did so by striking at the Clan Diamond Shark Black Diamond Naval Star above Strana Mechty; the Perigard Zalman quickly destroyed the Carrack-class transport CDS Bloodletter and the Lola III-class destroyer CDS Predator in the first pass alone, and as the Diamond Shark civilian vessels frantically jumped out of the Strana Mechty system the Perigard Zalman continued its attack, destroying two more Diamond Shark WarShips before the last Diamond Shark WarShip, the Fredasa-class corvette CDS Swift Strike, managed to jump out of the system.
Warned by the Diamond Sharks about the existence of the Perigard Zalman, the Snow Ravens gathered the bulk of their remaining Homeworld naval assets at Lum, where they were gathering a huge convoy of vessels together, destined for the Snow Raven holdings in the Outworlds Alliance. The Snow Ravens gathered together the remains of both the Brim Naval Assault Star and the Circe Battle Star, stripping the convoy of its escort vessels. Included in this impromptu naval flotilla was the Lord Death.
The Steel Vipers gathered together the remainder of their Naval Reserve and struck at Lum within days of their assault on the Diamond Sharks; when saKhan Hoskins of the Steel Vipers declared his batchall for the entire system, the Ravens declared all they had to defend. The resulting battle pitched three naval stars on each side against each other, making the naval engagement far larger than that at Lum in 3069. While the Snow Raven fleet was by far the more experienced, their level of skill was counterbalanced by the sheer firepower brought to the battle by the Perigard Zalman and her escorts. The battle lasted for seven hours before the last four surviving Snow Raven WarShips - the Fredasa-class corvette CSR Black Beard, the Aegis-class heavy cruisers CSR Black Justice and CSR Lord Death and the Carrack-class transport CSR Venture Star - forfeited the Trial by jumping out of the system, leaving Lum a Steel Viper holding.
Several years after the massive engagement in the Lum system, the hulk of the Snowflake was salvaged by Clan Diamond Shark, who restored the ship to working order and renamed it the Titanic.
- Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 124, "Command Assets"
- Wars of Reaving, p.35, "Art of Distraction"
- Wars of Reaving, p. 51, "Closing the Net"
- Wars of Reaving, p. 52-53, "Closing the Net"