Kindraa Smythe-Jewel (Clan Fire Mandrill)
|Unit Profile (as of 2872)|
|Parent Formation||Clan Fire Mandrill Touman|
Participated in Trials to win OmniMech technology from Clan Coyote. The Coyotes took exception to what they termed "dubious bidding practices", lodging a protest with the ilKhan regarding their deceptive use of Clan procedure. The incident was eventually ruled fair, although the Coyotes were dissatisfied by the decision.
The Hell's Horses had developed infantry breeding protocols to make better use of the Elemental infantry armor introduced by Clan Wolf. In 2870 the Kindraa challenged the Hell's Horses for the breeding rights,but used deceptive bidding tactics to give the impression of a much smaller force and won the trial. Kindraa Payne also fought and took the brunt of the Trial of Possession, while the Smythe-Jewels walked away with new Elemental breeding protocols and Battle Armor. The Horse's Khan Eric Amirault demanded a Trial of Annihilation but was denied by a Grand Council vote. As the Hell's Horses prepared to move against the Fire Mandrills, Clan Coyote's Khan Manfred Hollifield stepped in. They too had felt cheated by the Kindraa in their bid for the OmniMech a few years prior.
The Hell's Horses arranged for a contract bid to include the Coyotes in the Hell's Horses trial against the Kindraa. The combined Hell's Horses-Coyote task force descended on the Smythe-Jewel enclave on Foster and challenged them to a Trial that saw the death of the Kindraa in 2872. Half the genetic legacies and most of the battle salvage was taken by the Horses and the Coyotes took the enclave, the bondsmen, and the rest of the legacies, with small shares of each going to Kindraa Payne, which had joined in the final stages of the battle, trapping the last Smythe-Jewels as they attempted to flee.
Two front line clusters and one second line cluster
- Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 41, 42 - "Righteous Vengeance"
- Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 54 - "Golden Century"
- Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 39 - "Striking from Solitude"
- Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 54, 55 - "Hell's Fury"
- Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 39 - "Death of a Kindraa"
- Era Digest: Golden Century, p. 9, 10 - "Bad Blood"