88th Crimson Guards (Clan Blood Spirit)

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Eighty Eight Crimson Guards Cluster
Disbanded 3084[1]
Affiliation Clan Blood Spirit
Parent Command Iota Galaxy


In the 3060s the Guards and Sigma Provisional Galaxy supported Alpha Galaxy against the constant raids of Clan Star Adder against York, it appears that these raids reduced it in strength to a point were one of its Clusters was disbanded.[2][3]

During 3069 several Clusters stationed on York were moved to other holdings, presumably transferred to different Galaxies on a "Shell Game" of deceit.[4] It was probably during this period that the 88th Crimson Guards were transferred to Iota Galaxy.

In late 3069 Khan Schmitt led Alpha and Iota Galaxies against the Adders on Albion quickly capturing a Chrysaor ProtoMech factory and by the end of the year had secured 40% of the planet.[5] In 3070 together with Kindraa Sainze the galaxy pushed the attack against the Adders on Albion.[6]

By 3083 the Guards and Iota Galaxy had moved to the Colleen system. Here it was bid in defense against multiple attacks by Clan Stone Lion and Clan Coyote. The fighting was disastrous for the Spirits and after a few months only two holdings on the planet of Haven remained in their control.[7] By 3084 the Guards could muster only a tenth of their warriors, and by the end of the year was wiped out.[1]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 88th Crimson Guards
Star Colonel Martoc Keller 3059[8]
Star Colonel Jolie Boques 3067[3]
Star Colonel Stephen Pitcher 3084[1]





88th Crimson Guards[8]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Wars of Reaving, p. 157
  2. Field Manual: Updates, pp. 36–41
  3. 3.0 3.1 Field Manual: Updates, p. 70: "Clan Blood Spirit Deployment Table"
  4. The Wars of Reaving, p. 44
  5. The Wars of Reaving, p. 45
  6. The Wars of Reaving, p. 51
  7. The Wars of Reaving, p. 155
  8. 8.0 8.1 Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 34: "88th Crimson Guards Profile"