Streaking Mist

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Streaking Mist
Vessel Profile
Type WarShip
Class Black Lion


Clan Invasion[edit]

The CSJ Streaking Mist was originally built for the SLDF, the ship was used as part of General Aleksandr Kerensky's Exodus Fleet. Later the ship became part of Clan Smoke Jaguar's touman of WarShips. It became the Clan's flagship by the thirty-first century. In 3058 it was serving as a part of The Jaguar's Den keshik alongside the Congress-class frigate CSJ FireCrest and two Essex-class destroyers, CSJ The Iowa and the CSJ Sabre Cat.[1]

Death of Clan Smoke Jaguar[edit]

The Streaking Mist served during the invasion of Huntress by the 2nd Star League as transport for Khan Lincoln Osis and his reserve forces from Strana Mechty. Ultimately, it was used for the severely wounded Khan withdraw to Strana Mechty.[2] [3] [4] Two Smoke Jaguar WarShips - the Streaking Mist and the Potemkin-class cruiser CSJ Osis' Pride - were unaccounted for following the final battles at Huntress.[5]

The Streaking Mist was actually obtained by the Bandit Caste figure known as The Jaguar - actually former Smoke Jaguar Galaxy Commander Russou Howell - and was involved in his raids against the Clans from 3063 onwards.[6][7]

The Wars of Reaving[edit]


The Streaking Mist was involved in a damaging raid on the Clan world of Atreus in early 3072; arriving over the planet, the Streaking Mist launched two DropShips containing a raiding party led by the Jaguar and then proceeded to blockade the planet, destroying several merchant vessels in the following weeks. The Jaguar's forces began by landing near Firebase Gamma, a Clan Fire Mandrill holding, destroying the defending Sixteenth Assault Cluster of Kindraa Faraday-Tanaga.[8]

Shortly after the Jaguar's forces had moved on from Firebase Gamma, a deadly plague began to spread across the world, one which would later be identified as primarily threatening those with the Hoskins, Tanaga and Quesnel genetic legacies. Despite the plague, the Jaguar continued to raid both Fire Mandrill and Steel Viper holdings across Atreus for several months, capturing slaves and resources before the Jaguar and the Streaking Mist departed.[8]


In late 3073 Clan Star Adder found themselves in increasing need of both the orbital facilities and resources available from the world of Priori - particularly the abundent foodstuffs. Khan Stansilav N'Buta dispatched a force consisting of Gamma, Mu and Sigma Galaxies under the overall command of Star Adder Loremaster Fletcher Daniels to capture the system. N'Buta also dispatched several WarShips as escorts, including the Vincent Mk. 42-class corvette CSA Pegasus, the Fredasa-class corvette CSA Arcadian Asp and the recently-reactivated Samarkand-class carrier CSA 'Yorktown.[9]

When the Adder task force arrived in the Priori system in late November it discovered a sizeable defensive force assembled in the system ready to oppose them; in addition to three vessels missing from the Star Adder naval reserve and now flying under Clan Burrock colors, the Streaking Mist was in the system as well. The Burrock forces waited for the Star Adders to approach before engaging in battle near Priori's second moon, Opal. The senior Star Adder naval officer was Star Admiral Lilith Paik, and opposing her was Burrock Star Admiral Kirc Van Houten; Van Houten began by using Opal to anchor his position and maneuvre his smaller fleet into a superior position, targeting the combined firepower of the ships under his command at the Pegasus while throwing his AeroSpace Fighters forward to attack the Star Adder DropShips. Paik responded to this opening by launching three Stars of fighters tasked with attacking the Streaking Mist, forcing the battlecruiser to begin withdrawing; the Streaking Mist attempted to use the Arcadian Asp as cover, the Arcadian Asp having been crippled by damage, but Paik was determined to try and capture the Streaking Mist and dispatched the Yorktown in hot pursuit. The Yorktown launched a number of small craft with marine boarding parties aboard in an attempt to board the Streaking Mist, but the ship managed to reach a safe jump point and promptly jumped, the hyperspace wake leaving a number of the Yorktown's small craft floating as twisted and mangled debris behind the Streaking Mist.[9]

With the Streaking Mist gone the remaining Burrock ships attempted to retreat; Van Houten's gamble with the fighters had inflicted damage on the Star Adder DropShips, with half of Mu Galaxy destroyed along with their transport vessels, but the gamble had left the fighters out of position to cover the Burrock WarShips, who were pressed hard by the Adders until they reached the protective umbrella offered by the orbital shipyard's defenses and the small SDS network based on Priori. While the Adder craft pulled back to long range and sniped at the various batteries, the Burrocks continued to retreat away until they reached a pirate point and jumped, leaving Priori to its fate. The resulting war on the ground would take almost a year to resolve, with the Star Adders finally gaining complete control of the world in October 3074.[9]

Waypoint 531[edit]

In April 3074 a Clan Goliath Scorpion task force operating under the overall command of saKhan Connor Rood and consisting of Beta Galaxy and the Congress-class frigate CGS Bernlad, the Potemkin-class cruiser CGS Karttikeya and the Goliath Scorpion flagship, the McKenna-class battleship CGS Lei Kung. The task force was charged with investigating the various systems that made up the state known as Nueva Castile in the Deep Periphery, and by June had travelled as far as Waypoint 531 were a Binary from the Third Seekers had been left behind there.[10]

What the task force did find at Waypoint 531 was a battered Black Lion-class battlecruiser - the Streaking Mist. The crew of the Streaking Mist were moving supplies from the cache at the waypoint onto the Streaking Mist when the Scorpion task force arrived, and after some initial hesitation Rood ordered Star Admiral Towie to engage. Even with 75% of the armament missing, the Streaking Mist was a considerable threat; as the Scorpion forces moved to intercept, the Streaking Mist evaded the attempt to box her in and struck at the Bernlad, inflicting substantial damage to her rear, including her engine decks. The Streaking Mist jumped when it reached the nearby jump point, taking half of the contents of the Scorpion cache with it.[10]


In 3079 Clan Star Adder was in pursuit of a number of surviving Dark Caste forces, including those led by The Jaguar. Tracing equipment used by The Jaguar back to a cache on Huntress, the Star Adders put the cache under observation, and Star Commander Wyndham Earle and a contingent from the Star Adders' 471st Sentinels captured a group of bandits subsequently observed moving equipment out of the cache. Repairing the Bandit DropShip, a Lion damaged by the 471st in the initial attack, Earle's forces were able to bluff their way aboard the Bandit JumpShip in the system and captured both the ship and its navigational data.[11]

Earle transmitted the navigational data to Loremaster [{Fletcher Daniels]], who in conjunction with Merchant Factor Ulysses had been running a specialist Watch operation intent on hunting down Dark Caste groups; Earle then jumped out of the Huntress system in pursuit of The Jaguar, while Daniels assigned the bulk of three Star Adder Galaxies - Kappa, Sigma and Tau - to the search for The Jaguar.[11]

Star Colonel Earle was the first to track down The Jaguar; Earle's forces jumped into the Ghent system, which was an abandoned wasteland after the withdrawal of Clan Diamond Shark from the Clan Homeworlds. Earle's forces arrived to find the Streaking Mist in the system, undergoing repairs - the bandits were gathering scrap and debris already in the system and using it to conduct patchwork repairs as best they could. Earle used subterfuge to convince the crew of the Streaking Mist that his suborned Bandit JumpShip was laden with quality technical salvage from the cache on Huntress, and was able to persuade the crew of the Streaking Mist to allow his Lion-class DropShip to dock. Once docked, Earle's forces and the Watch initiated a three-hour battle that raged throughout those areas of the Streaking Mist that were still pressurized.[11]

Earle died during the battle, but his replacement - Star Colonel Portia Lahiri - learned that The Jaguar was on Ghent. Lahiri ordered the suborned JumpShip to return to Star Adder space and inform Loremaster Daniels and the Star Adder leadership of the information. Kappa Galaxy was swiftly dispatched to Ghent, arriving some three weeks after the battle to seize the Streaking Mist; Galaxy Commander Jenica Turgidson found no sign of the Streaking Mist in the system other than a communications buoy left by Colonel Lahiri, with a message stating that Lahiri was going to jump the Streaking Mist out of the Ghent system to prevent The Jaguar attempting to leave.[11]

To all intents and purposes, the Streaking Mist vanished at that point. The post-operational report from the capture of the Streaking Mist indicated that it was in extremely poor condition and it was concluded that she would most likely have been unable to survive a jump. No sign of the Streaking Mist had been found by 3085 other than some inconclusive rumors that she had been seen near Nouveaux Paris.[11]


  1. Invading Clans, p. 70, "Command Trinary (The Jaguars' Den)"
  2. Twilight of the Clans, p. 11
  3. Shadows of War, p.??[citation needed]
  4. Prince of Havoc, p.??[citation needed]
  5. Field Manual: Updates, p. 105, "The WarShips of a Dead Clan"
  6. The Wars of Reaving, p. 192, "Other Personalities of Note - "The Jaguar" (Russou Howell)"
  7. The Wars of Reaving, p. 89, "Military Commands (3072)"
  8. 8.0 8.1 Wars of Reaving, p. 138, "Death of a Kindraa"
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Wars of Reaving, p. 131, "Punishing Priori"
  10. 10.0 10.1 Wars of Reaving, p. 129-130, "Scorpion Deception"
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 Wars of Reaving, p. 166, "Leaders (3085)"