Khan

(Redirected from KaKhan)
Clan Rank Insignias
(Jade Falcon as example)
JadeFalcon-TBKhan.png Khan
JadeFalcon-TBKhan.png saKhan
JadeFalcon-TBGalaxyCommander.png Galaxy Commander
JadeFalcon-TBStarColonel.png Star Colonel
JadeFalcon-TBStarCaptain.png Star Captain
JadeFalcon-TBStarCommander.png Star Commander
JadeFalcon-TBPointCommander.png Point Commander

Khan (also known as kaKhan) is a high rank in Clan society, designating the leader of a Clan.

When the Clan requires military action above the small scale skirmishes that are Trials of Possession, the Clan Council becomes a Kurultai (War Council) and it elects from within a council member to become a Khan. The Khan (though having much more influence) can't interfere with Clan laws/society; that is still in the hands of the Council. He/she is, however, commander of the entire Clan's military assets, including the touman, and becomes the top of the military hierarchy that doesn’t exist without a Khan.

The first act of the Khan is to select a saKhan (junior Khan) from amongst the Clan Council members. The saKhan’s duties aren’t specifically defined. He/she is the second in command, performing any duties the Khan requires (like bidding or leading a campaign) but can’t do him/herself and enjoys a heightened status within Clan society. The official term for the senior Khan of a clan is kaKhan, though this is rarely used (Khan with no prefix usually means the senior Khan).

Clan Blood Spirit[edit]

Clan Blood Spirit Military Rank Insignia
Rank Insignia
Khan Blood-Spirits-Khan.png

Clan Cloud Cobra[edit]

Clan Cloud Cobra Military Rank Insignia
Rank Insignia
Khan Cloud-Cobra-Khan.png

Clan Coyote[edit]

Clan Coyote Military Rank Insignia[1]
Rank Insignia
Khan Coyote-Khan.png

Clan Diamond Shark[edit]

Clan Diamond Shark Military Rank Insignia
Rank Insignia
Khan DiamondShark-Khan.png

Clan Fire Mandrill[edit]

Clan Fire Mandrill Rank Insignia by service branch[2]
Rank MechWarrior AeroSpace Fighter Elemental
Khan FireMandrill-Khan-MW.png FireMandrill-Khan-ASF.png FireMandrill-Khan-Elemental.png

Clan Ghost Bear[edit]

Clan Ghost Bear Military Rank Insignia
Rank Insignia
Khan GhostBear-Khan.png

Clan Goliath Scorpion[edit]

Clan Goliath Scorpion Military Rank Insignia
Rank Insignia
Khan GoliathScorpion-Khan.png

Clan Hell's Horses[edit]

Clan Hell's Horses Military Rank Insignia
Rank Insignia
Khan HellsHorses-Khan.png

Clan Ice Hellion[edit]

Clan Ice Hellion Military Rank Insignia
Rank Insignia
Khan IceHellion-Khan.png

Clan Jade Falcon[edit]

Clan Jade Falcon Officer Rank Insignia[3]
Rank Trueborn Freeborn
Khan JadeFalcon-TBKhan.png JadeFalcon-FBKhan.png[4]

Clan Nova Cat (SLDF)[edit]

Clan Nova Cat Military Rank Insignia[5]
Rank Insignia
Khan NovaCat-Khan.png

Clan Smoke Jaguar[edit]

Clan Smoke Jaguar Military Rank Insignia[6]
Rank Insignia
Khan SmokeJaguar-Khan.png

Clan Snow Raven[edit]

Clan Snow Raven Rank Insignia by service branch[7]
Rank MechWarrior AeroSpace Fighter Elemental Naval Crew Armor Infantry Support
Khan SnowRaven-Khan-MW.png SnowRaven-Khan-ASF.png SnowRaven-Khan-Elemental.png SnowRaven-Khan-Naval.png SnowRaven-Khan-Armor.png SnowRaven-Khan-Infantry.png SnowRaven-Khan-Support.png

Clan Star Adder[edit]

Clan Star Adder Rank Insignia by service branch[8]
Rank MechWarrior AeroSpace Fighter Elemental Naval Crew
Khan Star-Adder-Kahn-MW.png Star-Adder-Khan-ASF.png Star-Adder-Khan-Elemental.png Star-Adder-Kahn-Naval.png

Clan Steel Viper[edit]

Clan Steel Viper Military Rank Insignia
Rank Insignia
Khan SteelViper-Khan.png

Clan Wolf/Clan Wolf-in-Exile[edit]

Clan Wolf/Clan Wolf-in-Exile Military Rank Insignia
Rank Insignia
Khan Wolf-Khan.png

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 48
  2. Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 45
  3. Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 97
  4. Theoretical rank insignia. No freeborn has ever held this rank in Jade Falcon touman.
  5. Field Manual: Comstar, p. 112
  6. MechWarrior: The BattleTech Role Playing Game, Second Edition, Color plate section
  7. Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 127
  8. Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 120

Bibliography[edit]