Lincoln Osis

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Khan Lincoln Osis at age of 36

Lincoln Osis (3014[1] – 23 April, 3060[2], aged 46 years) was a Clan Smoke Jaguar Elemental who became Khan of his Clan during the invasion and later became the last ilKhan of the Clans. He presided over the death of his Clan when the Smoke Jaguars were pushed out of the Inner Sphere and were annihilated on their homeworld of Huntress. Osis himself was killed by Victor Steiner-Davion on Strana Mechty in 3060 during the Great Refusal.


It is reported that Lincoln Osis became Khan in 3048 when Leo Showers became Ilkhan. [3] Although this must be tempered with Phelan Ward’s observation that “Osis is an elemental who was made a true Khan after Tukayyid, though he was called Khan even before then.” [4]

Operation Revival[edit]

Lincoln Osis bid for the invasion corridor and ordered the splitting of the Jaguar Galaxies in the first wave of the Invasion of the Inner Sphere. [5] He was forced to defend his Clan's actions on Idlewind in front of the Grand Council during the first wave. [6] Osis issued the Batchall for the conquest of Hanover in July 3050 [7] and led a binary of Elementals of the 6th Dragoons on Byesville in October 3050 [8]

Battle of Tukayyid[edit]

During the Battle of Tukayyid Osis led both his own Sixth Jaguar Dragoons as well as serving as overall commander for the Jaguar's Alpha Galaxy attack against the primary target city of Dinju Heights. Defended by the Com Guards veteran ranked Fifth Army, the assault on Dinju Heights started well for the Jaguars, with the Sixth Dragoons wiping out the green 50th Division to secure Alpha Galaxy's drop site. [9] [10] [11] [12] [13]

While the rest of Alpha assumed it was their superiority over the ComStar forces allowing them to effortlessly roll over the Com Guard defensive lines, Star Colonel Brandon Howell correctly suspected a trap in the seemingly undefended Dinju Pass, ordering his Jaguar Grenadiers to advance at maximum speed, preventing the hidden 299th and 323rd Divisions from catching the entire cluster and reaching the other side of the pass. [14] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13]

Unwilling to be outdone by a subordinate, Khan Osis ordered the Sixth Dragoons to make their own run, by which time the 299th and 323rd Divisions had fully emerged from hiding. With the Com Guard divisions now crowding the floor of the pass and creating a gauntlet of overwhelming firepower, the Sixth suffered horrendous losses. Worse was to come when a Com Guard MechWarrior succeeded in defeating Loremaster Edmund Hoyt and seemingly killing Osis, the Sixth's CO in truth incapacitated and pinned beneath Hoyt's shattered Summoner. Osis's apparent demise followed shortly after by the death of saKhan Sarah Weaver during Beta Galaxy's push to the secondary target city of Port Racice led ilKhan Ulric Kerensky to order the shamed Smoke Jaguars to withdrawal from Tukayyid. [15] [14] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13]


We will crush the Inner Sphere until they are but smoke and dreams.
- from The Invading Clans, 3058
I am Lincoln Osis. I can trace my bloodline back to Charissa Osis, one of those who left the Inner Sphere with General Kerensky. Her daughter, Terrisa, fought with Nicholas Kerensky and established the Clans.
- from Prince of Havoc, 3060


Preceded by
Leo Showers
Khan of Clan Smoke Jaguar

Succeeded by
(Clan annihilated)
Preceded by
Elias Crichell
ilKhan of the Clans

Succeeded by
Garrett Sainze


  • There is a gray area concerning Osis' replacement as Khan following his election to ilKhan. While he was ilKhan, he apparently continued to act as Khan of the Jaguars. While this situation should not have occurred, there is no mention of any individual replacing Osis as Khan. Therefore, it is assumed that he inexplicably retained his position as Khan while also acting as ilKhan. This definitely seems to be the case according to Trial under Fire, the novelization of Mechwarrior 3 (as well as the game itself, which—unlike the story—is apocryphal), where Brendon Corbett is expected to be the next Khan with Osis' death.

Portrait Gallery[edit]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Twilight of the Clans, p. 16
  2. Prince of Havoc, p.[citation needed]
  3. Twilight of the Clans, p. 16
  4. Grave Covenant, p. 260
  5. Invading Clans, p. 53-4
  6. Invading Clans, p. 55
  7. Clan Troops, p. 26
  8. Grave Covenant, p. 263)
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Tukayyid, pp. 29-38 "Campaign: Clan Smoke Jaguar"
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Tukayyid, p. 34 "Ambush at the Dinju Pass"
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Wolf Clan, p. 47 "Days of Armageddon - Smoke Jaguar"
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Invading Clans, pp. 61-62 "Tukayyid: The Crucible"
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 ComStar, p. 70 "Battle of Tukayyid"
  14. 14.0 14.1 Era Report: 3052, pp. 90-91, "Brandon Howell Profile"
  15. Era Report: 3052, p. 57