Clan Fire Mandrill
|Clan Fire Mandrill|
|Time period:||2807 – Present|
|Military:||Clan Fire Mandrill Touman|
|Secret Service:||Clan Fire Mandrill Watch|
 Clan Descripition
A fractured Crusader Clan, Clan Fire Mandrill is divided into a number of Kindraa (Kindred Associations) based upon Bloodnames. Unlike the Cloud Cobras, this fracturization has cost the Fire Mandrills much and they are often hard-pressed to deal with outsiders, due to their internal strife.
The Clan takes its name from a genetically altered mandrill, called genus mandrillus sphinx. These mandrill, introduced by the Star League-In-Exile to the Pentagon World of Eden, earned the respect of Nicholas Kerensky for their aggressive nature and loyalty to one another, making them ideal for adoption as a Clan totem animal.
When IlKhan Kerensky chose to form the twenty Clans, he selected former DCMS Officer Raymond Sainze as senior Khan, and declared the much younger Laura Payne as his junior saKhan. Kerensky then imposed a forty warrior limit to the invasion forces to be used in Operation Klondike.
Due to Khan Sainze's samurai traditions, he pushed his ethics of individual performance and the desire for a personal victory on his fellow Fire Mandrills. However, his upbringings left him remarkably distant, preventing the formation of relationships with colleagues within the Clan Council. This sense of competition and lack of cohesion was the first sign of Fire Mandrill's division between the Bloodnamed warriors of the Clan's original Warrior Caste. The early splitting of Fire Mandrill warriors into cliques would lead to the Kindred Associates, later known as the Kindraa.
The Mandrills would conduct a series of pre-trials to determine the quantity of supplies and resources they would utilize in Operation Klondike. The Clan's Cluster that would be used in the campaign were subsequently armed with BattleMechs.
 Operation Klondike
The Fire Mandrills were assigned to assault the Pentagon world of Dagda, along with Clans Burrock, Goliath Scorpion and Widowmaker. However, ilKhan Nicholas Kerensky would initially put the invasion of the planet on hold due to a helium tank rupture on one of the Invasion Forces' JumpShips.
On July 30th 2821, the Dadga Task Force arrived on-planet. While Clan Goliath Scorpion and other forces assaulted Firebase Delta, the Fire Mandrills deployed to the other side of the planet, where they were safe from the massive SDS complex's weaponry. Despite this relative security, the planetary invasion did not go as planned for Clan Fire Mandrill. Initial landings were complicated due to navigation errors, which sent a number of binaries and critical campaign supplies spread beyond the mountains and along the coasts of the Continent of Salò.
With their logistics lost and troops scattered, the Fire Mandrill campaign quickly became mired. Only half of the supplies lost in the wilds of Mount Lucca were ever recovered, and though the resident forces of Salò were not as organized or well armed, the Fire Mandrill's lack of proper provisions and organization hampered their own success. Equipment quickly ceased to function due to a lack of proper repair components, and an ammunition deficiency became detrimental to survival. The Fire Mandrill support technicians were forced to jury-rig much of their touman's equipment. Despite setbacks and growing internal feuding, the Mandrills were eventually able to take the city state of Garda.
The majority of the resistance forces in the Fire Mandrill's operational area were left in a weakened state, making them little match for the Mandrill's high-tech firepower. However, as the campaign drew to an end in the Night Labyrinth, an area of vast canyons and rocky regions, the Clan's internal disputes grew critical. The operation to clean up the last of resistance units would have been simple if not for the growing tension between Khan Sainze and saKhan Paynes. Both rivals bid away advantages such as satellite recon and aerial surveillance in an attempt to out do one another, encumbering their own forces in the process. Under normal circumstances, this mop up process would have been completed in a matter of days. Instead, the final acts of the Mandrills operations took weeks.
During the post campaign debriefings, the Clan was later criticized by ilKhan Kerensky for its inner squabbling and wasting of critical resources.
 Golden Century
Like their fellows, the Fire Mandrill's also expanded and improved upon the military technology of the Star League, but their fractious nature limited their efforts to a modestly enhanced version of the Flamer. 
 Political Century
 Operation Revival
 Great Refusal and Aftermath
 Wars of Reveaving and Destruction
 Demographics History
Clan Space Worlds:
Atreus (65 percent)
Dagda (26 percent)
Foster (30 percent)
Huntress (16 percent)
Hoard (39 percent)
Marshall (13 percent)
Shadow (100 percent)
Population (Clan Space): 81,719,000 (3060)
Population growth rate: 2.3 percent
Self-Sufficiency Index: 96 percent
Khan: Amanda Carrol
saKhan: Garret Sainze
Loremaster: Drew Tanaga
Scientist-Gneral: Arkady (Crick)
Merchant Factor: Bianca
Master Technician: Lom
Senior Laborer: Todd
The Kindraas are:
- Kindraa Smythe-Jewell (destroyed in 2872)
- Kindraa Sainze
- Kindraa Faraday-Tanaga
- Kindraa Payne
- Kindraa Mattila-Carrol
- Kindraa Beyl-Grant
- Kindraa Kline
- Kindraa Mick-Kreese (Goulet)
By 3067, the Kindraas had changed slightly:
- Kindraa Mick-Kreese-Kline, when a shattered Kindraa Kline reluctantly merged with Kindraa Mick-Kreese
- Kindraa Payne-Beyl-Grant, an alliance between Kindraas weakened by Kindraa Sainze
- ↑ The Clans: Warriors of Kerensky, p. 77 Clan Fire Mandrill - actual species of Fire Mandrill description why it was adopted by Clans.
- ↑ The Clans: The Warriors of Kerensky, p. 77-78 Clan Fire Mandrill/History - Fractioning and the first signs of Fractioning noted.
- ↑ Historical: Operation Klondike, p. 80 Clan Fire Mandrill Cluster - fractionism in Clan's first cluster beginning signs to come.
- ↑ Historical: Operation Klondike, p. 81 Bloody Salò - Fire Mandrill early events in Operation Klondike.
- ↑ Historical: Operation Klondike, p. 83 Secondary Targets: Garda and Tenno - Fire Mandrill takes the city-state of Garda.
- ↑ Historical: Operation Klondike, p. 81 Bloody Salò - Rest of the Campaign on Dadga and their squabbling is criticized by ilKhan Kerensky.
- ↑ Era Digest: Golden Century, p. "Out with the Old, In with the New"