Kappa Galaxy (Clan Nova Cat)

Unit Profile (as of 3060)
Nickname None
Parent Formation Clan Nova Cat Touman


Stationed on Circe[1] and Hoard.

Galaxy Commander Tirill Nostra was on Hoard along with the Fourth, Seventeenth and Forty-ninth Provisional Garrison Clusters in May 3060 when forces from a number of Clans began launching attacks on the Nova Cats, beginning with attacks by forces from Clan Star Adder on the 6th of May.[2]

The Eleventh Armored Cavalry Squadron and the 417th Adder Sentinels began the attack, followed by forces from Clan Ice Hellion and then, two days later, forces from Clan Wolf. Forces from Clan Hell's Horses arrived at the same time as those from Clan Wolf, but didn't attack until the 13th. It was from Star Colonel Eliza Talasko of the Eleventh that Nostra learned of the Nova Cat Abjurement, and that the Abjurement had been decreed by the Clan Council in retaliation for the Nova Cats joining the Second Star League and fighting for the Second Star League during the Great Refusal on Strana Mechty, although by the time Nostra learned of what had happened the Fourth PGC had taken heavy damage and the Seventeenth had nearly been destroyed.[2]

Nostra continued to have Kappa Galaxy defend against the various Clan forces so that as many of the Nova Cat civilian castes on Hoard could escape to the Aegis-class heavy cruiser NCS Chronicle, which was attached to Kappa Galaxy at the time, and which would subsequently ferry those who escaped back to the Nova Cat holdings in the Inner Sphere. The First Wolf Lancers kept a dogged pursuit of the Fourth PGC up for several days as Star Colonel Bel led his Cluster on a determined defense, the Forty-ninth PGC having already been destroyed when forces from several units from different Clans deliberately concentrated their fire on them, destroying all forty-five 'Mechs within the unit and killing all of the Nova Cat warriors. The Fourth had survived until the 13th largely because on the night of the 12th, the Ice Hellions' Forty-fifth Striker Irregulars had chosen to attack the First Wolf Strikers - in fact, fratricidal attacks between the various Clan units opposing Kappa Galaxy was the main reason any elements of Kappa were still functioning by the 13th.[2]

On the 13th the Star Adder York-class destroyer CSA Star Fire attacked the Chronicle above Hoard, only to be destroyed by the heavier WarShip; even as the Star Fire was being destroyed, the Hell's Horses Twelfth Mechanized Cavalry Cluster joined the attack on Kappa, the first time Hell's Horses had attacked since landing on Hoard.[2] Ultimately the clusters of Kappa on Hoard would fall to this avalanche of multiple Clans and were obliterated. [1]

However, the remaining clusters of Kappa on Circe would avoid major combat when they were approached by Clan Snow Raven with the offer of Raven ships to screen and escort the Nova Cat withdrawal from the Homeworlds to the Inner Sphere in exchange for the Nova Cat holdings on Circe. Embittered by their losses in the Homeworlds, the remains of Kappa that escaped from Circe would form the 44th Garrison Cluster of the new Zeta Provisional Galaxy.[1] [3]


During the Nova Cat Abjurement Kappa Galaxy was commanded by Galaxy Commander Tirill Nostra.[2]






  • Provisional designation is assumed based on the Galaxy's role as a defense force for Nova Cat holdings in Clan Space.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Field Manual: ComStar, p. 124 "Clan Nova Cat - Zeta Provisional Galaxy"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 Path of Glory, p. 8-9
  3. Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 121 "Soaring Above Adversity - Recent Events (3058-3060)"