Jas Keller

Jas Keller (born ???? - died 30??) was a warrior of Clan Blood Spirit. He served his Clan as an ilChi to Clan Fire Mandrill during much of the post-Operation Revival era.[1]

Biography[edit]

Fire Mandrill ilChi[edit]

As the ilChi to Clan Fire Mandrill, Jas Keller was assigned the duty of liaising with the Fire Mandrills. As the official messenger, he brought proposals and agreements between the two parties, always with the goal of smooth relations and cooperation. Keller hailed from Sigma Galaxy, a unit with a long history of good relations with the Mandrills dating back to the time of Kindraa Smythe-Jewel and their gifting of OmniMech technology to the Blood Spirits during the reign of Khan Ceana Boques. As such, he was part of a movement originating in Sigma that sought to formalize relations between the two Clans and allow more than just the ilChi to meet and have dealings with the Fire Mandrill warriors.[1][2]

Though the Blood Spirit's view towards isolation could be rigid, Blood Spirit relations with their Fire Mandrill allies did become closer as the Clans entered the post-Great Refusal era. Both Clans often lent assistance to one another in various battles around the Kerensky Cluster. Relations became particularly strong with Kindraa Sainze and Kindraa Mick-Kreese, though all of the Kindraa were viewed in a positive light.[3][4][5][6]

In one particular instance (recorded in the journals of Blood Spirit Loremaster Bayle Campbell), Jas Keller worked out an arrangement for a joint action against Clan Star Adder on Tathis in 3067. Two Clusters from Kindraa Mick-Kreese joined the Blood Spirit's Iota Galaxy in dropping onto the Adder stronghold. Both would be surprised by the appearance of elements from several Kindraa Kline units sometime well after the battle had been joined, leading to chaos on the field. Roughly two Clusters of the jealous and meddling Kindraa took the brunt of the fighting by dropping into the middle of the battle where they were devastated by the Star Adder defenders. Barely one-quarter of the force survived the debacle. Jas Keller then manipulated the leaders of Kindraa Mick-Kreese into moving against the decimated Kindraa Kline, offering a choice between absorption into Mick-Kreese's ranks, or destruction at the hands of the vengeful Star Adders. In the end, it was not even a choice, and Kindraa Mick-Kline-Kreese was born.[3][7][8]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 29 - "ilChi Jas Keller"
  2. Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 34 - "Sigma Provisional Galaxy"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Field Manual: Updates, p. 40, 41 - "Clan Blood Spirit"
  4. The Wars of Reaving, p. 31 - "Cracks in the Foundation"
  5. The Wars of Reaving, p. 54, 55 - "Fuel for the Blood Feud"
  6. The Wars of Reaving, p. 50 - The Strange Rise of Kindraa Sainze
  7. Field Manual: Updates, p. 42, 43 - "Clan Fire Mandrill"
  8. The Wars of Reaving, p. 17 - Monkey in the Middle

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