1st Eridani Lancers (Clan Goliath Scorpion)
|1st Eridani Lancers|
|Unit Profile (as of 3072)|
|Parent Formation||Delta Galaxy|
Eridani Light Horse
At the outbreak of the Jihad the 71st Light Horse regiment had taken station at Huntress, being cut off and alone in the Clan Homeworlds, and faced Trials of Possession from many Clans. One of the Trials that Colonel Sandra Barclay received was a challenge from the Clan Goliath Scorpion commander on Huntress for the Lootera complex and all the troops stationed there. Unlike the previous trials the 71st fought, this time they were defeated. The majority of the survivors were taken as abtakha and formed the basis of two new light clusters along with a scattering of Clan Seekers. The remaining personnel of the 71st, primarily the command staff and most talented MechWarriors, were scattered throughout Clan Goliath Scorpion primarily, with a few taken as isorla by other Clans.
Clan Goliath Scorpion
In early 3071 the First Eridani Lancers along with the 8th Scorpion Grenadiers had worked their way down the border of the Jade Falcon Occupation Zone searching for the worlds of the former Rim Worlds Republic. As the force entered system T-892 they were confronted by a Peregrine class warship. The Scorpions jumped back out of the system, but the effort cracked the K-F drive of Lancers' JumpShip the CGS Whisper and they were forced to abandon it. The Scorpions made their way to Cambridge where they were surprised to find an Ice Hellion fleet. Star Colonel Sandra trialed for and won one of their Jumpships the Frost Giant. Sandra ordered her command to Erewhon were she sold her information regarding the Hellions to the Jade Falcon Watch for another JumpShip, a Star of Warriors and three Stars of newly built Jupiters. 
The First Eridani Lancers were assigned to Delta Galaxy in 3072 when it launched an attack on Brim, foregoing any attempt at issuing a batchall and instead simply dropping two Clusters directly onto one of the three remaining Snow Raven enclaves. The Scorpions were shocked that it wasn't in fact being protected by Snow Raven warriors, but rather a large Society force. During the battle several sealed tanks within a terraforming research area were pierced by stray shots, resulting in a devastating explosion that wiped out half the defending Society forces and the majority of the Goliath Scorpion forces on the ground. An enraged Galaxy Commander Dinour perceived the explosion as a deliberate trap, and retaliated by ordering the Nightlord-class battleship CGS Atropos to bombard the Snow Raven city from orbit, razing it from the surface of the planet.
This act was witnessed by Star Adder forces at a nearby enclave with a true sense of horror; Star Colonel Erik Marghar of the Star Adders issued an immediate Trial of Reaving against Dinour for his actions, which he accepted and landed the remainder of Delta Galaxy including the First Eridani Lancers on the planet. As the two Clans clashed a further society force of two Clusters attacked, after intense fighting that destroyed Delta Galaxy the Star Adders emerged victorious with several Scorpion warriors claimed as bondsmen.
|Commanding Officers of the 1st Eridani Lancers|
- Blake Ascending, p. 288
- The Wars of Reaving, p. 191-192, "Ariel Suvorov"
- The Wars of Reaving, p. 58, "The Scorpion Wanders"
- The Wars of Reaving, p. 95-96, "Sandbagging the Breach"