Fighting in Helgren County
Leading a patrol in the rocky wilderness of East Arcadia amidst territory held by Helgren County, MechWarrior Zoltan Osborne was accosted and challenged to a duel by no one less than the leader of the rebel faction, Sheriff Tiberius Reed. Caught between forces of Clan Steel Viper bent on his destruction for having bested them at a recent engagement at Talbot Moraine, Reed sought to surrender to the only force that would listen to diplomatic pleas. The fight was reported to have lasted no longer than 90 seconds, with Zoltan emerging victorious against Reed's Archer. Though this victory also meant the unconditional surrender of Helgren forces to Clan Blood Spirit, in reality it was a race between the two Clans to claim the spoils. Bad blood would ensue, mostly emanating from Steel Viper Khan Ellie Kinnison's jealousy in regard to the Blood Spirit victories, as well as their use of captured Helgren warriors such as Reed in their Touman.
- Historical: Operation Klondike, p. 58, 59 - "Honor and Principle"
- Historical: Operation Klondike, p. 34, "Origins of the Bloodnames: The Clans’ Founders, Blood Spirit table"