17th Auxiliary (Clan Fire Mandrill)

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Seventeenth Auxiliary Cluster
Disbanded 3069 (Destroyed)
Nickname Maginot Line Cluster
Affiliation Clan Fire Mandrill
Parent Command Kindraa Payne-Beyl-Grant


From 3059 to 3067 the Seventeenth Auxiliary Cluster was stationed on the Clan world of Shadow.[1][2]

In 3066 Kindraa Beyl-Grant challenged for the position of saKhan within the Clan in an attempt to bring more Warden causes before the Clan Council. Kindraa Sainze, holder of the office, was infuriated and struck at the Beyl-Grant with three Clusters. The fighting was fierce and Beyl-Grant stood a good chance of being annihilated but Kindraa Payne and Kindraa Faraday-Tanaga intervened and forced the Sainze warriors to withdraw. The Seventeenth survived this conflict and joined the newly formed Kindraa Payne-Beyl-Grant.[3] They were stationed on Shadow in 3067.[2]

In 3069 Kindraa Payne-Beyl-Grant launched a series of Trials of Possession for various Coyote holdings on Shadow and the Savage Coyote factory on Foster. Despite outnumbering the Coyotes nearly two-to-one the Kindraa could not force the Coyotes off of Shadow. The fighting was both on the planet and in the surround space. The Reaver broke zellbrigen when it exchanged a broadside with the Coyotes’ Windrunner, that was not part of the bid. The Coyotes declared the Kindraa forces dezgra and wiped out the Seventeenth Auxiliary and First Striker Payne Clusters.[4]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 17th Auxiliary Cluster
Star Colonel Mason Angharobis 3059 - 3067[2][5]


The Seventeenth was a Garrison unit.[5]

Composition History[edit]


Seventeenth Auxiliary Cluster - Regular/Questionable [5]


Seventeenth Auxiliary Cluster - Regular/Questionable [2]

  • 82% full strength


The Seventeenth has no specific insignia, each MechWarrior would display a banner over the cockpit with their kill counter.[5]


  1. Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 150, "The Crusader Clans - Deployment Table"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Field Manual: Updates, p. 70, "Crusader Clans Deployment Table"
  3. Field Manual: Updates, p. 42
  4. The Wars of Reaving, p. 39
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 50, "Kindraa Beyl-Grand - Seventeenth Auxiliary Cluster"