Vessel Profile
Type WarShip
Class Essex


The CCS Windrunner was an Essex-class destroyer and in 3061 was a part of the Clan Coyote touman, assigned to the Alpha Naval Reserve.[1]

During the Wars of Reaving the Windrunner was involved in one of the Coyote encounters with the fractured Kindraa of Clan Fire Mandrill. In response to the trading and information exchanges going on between the Coyotes and Kindraa Mattila-Carrol which secured the Coyotes an enclave on the world of Shadow. This enclave was the subject of repeated trials from other Kindraa, first a combined task force drawn from Kindraa Mick-Kreese-Kline, Kindraa Sainze and Kindraa Faraday-Tanaga, and then in late 3069 Kindraa Payne-Beyl-Grant.[2]

It was this latter conflict that the Windrunner was directly involved in; although the Windrunner hadn't been a part of the Coyotes declared defense of the Shadow enclave, it reached orbit during the peak of the battle between the Coyote and Payne-Beyl-Grant forces. The Fire Mandrill WarShip CFM Reaver responded to the Windrunner's presence by exchanging a broadside pass with the Coyote WarShip. The Coyotes promptly responded by declaring the Payne-Beyl-Grant forces to be dezgra and wiping out the Fire Mandrill forces.[2]

Windrunner was also involved in the Coyote campaign to seize the Clan Diamond Shark holdings on Vinton in August 3073. The battle for Vinton carried on into 3074, and in January a swarm consisting of several small craft and fourteen DropShips - including two Inner Sphere pattern Excalibur-class DropShips - launched from the Diamond Shark base at the pole and launched a counterstrike against the CCS Blood of the Coyote. The Blood of the Coyote took heavy damage from the assault, and when the Windrunner intervened the Blood of the Coyote took the opportunity to withdraw.[3]

Windrunner finally left the Vinton system in July 3074, after the Coyotes and their Society allies had stripped Vinton of materials and resources, removed those civilians selected for deportation and abandoned the remaining civilian population to die. As a parting act, the Windrunner bombarded several of the larger cities on Vinton, and the resulting wildfires swept across the dry surface of the planet, leaving it burning in the Coyotes' wake.[4]

Windrunner was not listed within the Coyote touman by 3085,[5] indicating that the ship was most likely destroyed or abandoned during the Wars of Reaving.


  1. Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 48, "Naval Assets"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Wars of Reaving, p. 38-39, "Stalking the Desert"
  3. Wars of Reaving, p. 130, "Vengeance on Vinton"
  4. Wars of Reaving, p. 131, "Vengeance on Vinton"
  5. Wars of Reaving, p. 165, "WarShips"