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|Born:||11 April 2765|
|Khan of Clan Mongoose|
Mitchell Loris (April 11, 2765 - 28??) was the first Khan of Clan Mongoose. He was noted as a shrewd and conniving politician, and encouraged his Clan to take what they wanted by either subtle or ruthless means.
Shortly after the Trial of Annihilation against Clan Wolverine in 2823, Khan Loris attempted to take over Clan Snow Raven; the Ravens had been badly damaged due to Wolverine counterattacks, especially the destruction of the Snow Raven capital of Dehra Dun by a tactical nuclear weapon. Snow Raven Khan Stephen McKenna responded to Loris' scheming by threatening to turn over to the Grand Council incriminating tapes of recorded conversations between Loris and Clan Wolverine Khan Sarah McEvedy, thus depicting Loris as a collaborator with the enemy of the Clans. Loris had no choice but to back off and leave the Ravens alone.
Unable to take advantage of a weakened Clan, Loris decided to turn his Warrior Caste against another target, namely Clan Blood Spirit. The Spirits were (and still are) a resource-poor Clan with a weak Touman, and Loris decided he would take what few assets the Spirits had. What made the Mongoose raids particularly heinous was that Loris ordered his warriors to ignore the Clan rules of engagement, or zellbrigen. As a result of these incessant raids, not only by the Mongooses but also Clan Burrock, Clan Blood Spirit became insular and distrusting of the other Clans.
Death and Legacy
The cause of Loris' death is unknown, but his immediate successor may be Walter Martindale, the last Khan of Clan Mongoose. When Clan Smoke Jaguar later won the Trial of Absorption against Clan Mongoose, any possible genetic legacy that Loris may have had, could have been taken by Clan Cloud Cobra, who took the legacies of 11 Mongoose bloodnames since the Jaguars were not interested in them.
If Loris has any bloodnamed descendants among the Cobras, they are unknown.
It is strongly rumored, but not conclusively proven, that Loris was directly responsible for the Annihilation of Clan Wolverine. It is said Loris ordered the detonation of two tactical nuclear devices at the Raven genetic repository in Dehra Dun, then used his political scheming expertise to frame the Wolverines for the dastardly deed.
|Khan of Clan Mongoose
2807 – 28??
| Succeeded by|