Kindraa Sainze (Clan Fire Mandrill)
|Unit Profile (as of 3072)|
|Parent Formation||Clan Fire Mandrill Touman|
Kindraa Sainze was the strongest of the Clan Fire Mandrill's Kindraas for many years. They had a long history of conflict with Kindraa Payne. However, in 3066 they had forgiven most of their ancient enmity.
The Kindraa Sainze was founded by a Draconis Combine citizen, and the tradition of seppuku survived for the entire history of the Clan. Any Sainze accepted as a bondsman by another Clan was never accepted back into the Kindraa, and so the captured warrior would commit seppuku to prevent the destruction of their genetic legacy.
Kindraa Sainze was mostly composed of MechWarrior Bloodnames, with the rest split evenly between Elementals and AeroSpace pilots. In 3059 the Kindraa had three front line Clusters and two second line Clusters. In a change from normal Clan practices, freeborns could train as warriors if they could prove they had an acceptable Trueborn warrior within three generations in their lineage (that is, a freeborn who had a trueborn great-grandparent, grandparent, or parent). Rumors suggested that the Sainze scientist caste would occasionally mix in genes from exceptional Sainze freeborn warriors, but nothing was ever proved.
In 3067 a grievance between Kindra Sainze and Kindraa Beyl-Grant exploded. The Sainzes sent three Clusters against Beyl-Grant and inflicted heavy losses. The Sainzes withdrew when Kindraa Faraday-Tanaga and Kindraa Payne joined forces to protect the Beyl-Grants. They then turned their fury on Kindraa Kline, and inflicted so many losses that the Klines had to join Kindraa Mick-Kreese. These operations reduced their size, but they could still put three front line Clusters into the field.
In late 3068 the Kindraa struck out against Clan Hell's Horses enclaves on Kirin and Niles. For the attack on Niles the Kindraa was joined by Kindraa Mick-Kreese-Kline. Both forces gained Safcon and issued a Batchall for the industrial facility of Industriplex Upsilon. This was defended by the Horse's Eta Galaxy who used the complex's heavy defences to good use, only a surprise flanking maneuver breached the Horse's line to take the facility. Two weeks later in January 3069 the Horse's Beta Galaxy counter attacked and in a swift action defeated the defending Fire Mandrills, but not before they removed almost a clusters worth of captured ProtoMechs. The Kindraa's gains were quickly challenged for by other Mandrill Kindraa. The Khan called a council on Shadow to quell the growing hostility and in a surprise move Kindraa Mick-Kreese-Kline agreed to give up all its material gains as a token of good will.
Garret Sainze was elected to ilKhan in February 3071, but did not handle the position well. Disgusted at the entire political circus taking place, Scorpion Khan Ariel Suvorov declared a Trial of Refusal against Sainze's election as ilKhan, declaring him an incompetent leader with delusions of glory. With no choice but to accept or lose what little respect he had left, Sainze met Suvorov's forces on Shadow. In a three-day campaign four Clusters from his Kindraa battled a like number of Goliath Scorpions; by the end of the fighting Sainze had perished, along with most of his warriors.
The newly elected Khan, Amanda Carrol, authorised Kindraa Mick-Kreese-Kline to absorb the shattered remnants of Kidraa Sainze in March 3071. She saw the Mandrills would need to unite as further challenges would result from Garret Sainze's death.
These challenges came quickly and by January 3072 Kindraa Mick-Kline-Kreese-Sainze had ceased to exist.
Each Cluster of the Kindraa Sainze was organized with a Trinary of 'Mechs, Aerospace Fighters, and Elementals, supported by a mixed Trinary of 'Mechs and Elementals.
- Kindraa Command Trinary
- 3rd Sainze Honor Guard Battle Cluster
- 7th Sainze Honor Guard Striker Cluster
- 53rd Assault Cluster
- 14th Sainze Rear Guard Battle Cluster
- 19th Sainze Rear Guard Striker Cluster
- 1 WarShip
- Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 43
- Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 40
- Field Manual: Updates, p. 42
- Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 46, "Kindraa Sainze Profile"
- Field Manual: Updates, p. 43
- Wars of Reaving, p. 37, "Politics and Problems"
- The Wars of Reaving, p. 63-64
- The Wars of Reaving, p. 64, 191
- Wars of Reaving, p. 65, "Merges and Moves"
- Field Manual: Updates, p. 70