Alpha Naval Reserve Star (Clan Goliath Scorpion)
|Unit Profile (as of 3073)|
|Parent Formation||Clan Goliath Scorpion Touman|
In June 3073 the Alpha Naval Reserve Star was hastily formed and deployed to the Foster system in an attempt to reassert the Goliath Scorpion presence in the system following the disastrous loss of Gamma Galaxy and Loremaster Kyrie Ben-Shimon in the system a few months before hand. The Star transported both the remains of Gamma Galaxy and the entire of Beta Galaxy, and discovered when they entered the system that there was no trace of any forces on the world other than those from Clan Steel Viper.
The resulting Trial of Possession for two Steel Viper enclaves on the surface began cordially, but was disrupted by the actions of a Goliath Scorpion warrior who had unwisely used necrosia to excess during the duel, resulting in the battles quickly becoming a free-for-all with the Goliath Scorpions ultimately seizing control of the two enclaves after deploying elements of the Alpha Naval Reserve Star to strike key targets from orbit.
Following the battles on Foster, the Scorpions force moved to Glory, arriving in-system in September 3073. Glory was home to Kindraa Mattila-Carrol, one of the many Kindraa within Clan Fire Mandrill and allies of the Goliath Scorpions. When the Scorpions arrived they found that the shattered remains of the Kindraa were trying to hold on to their enclave at Portage in the face of repeated strikes from Steel Viper forces. Under the command of saKhan Kelton Myers the Scorpions moved to assist their allies, only to be intercepted by two Steel Viper WarShips, the Potemkin-class cruiser CSV Ophidian and the Aegis-class heavy cruiser CSV Silver Snake. The Steel Vipers declared the Scorpions to be dezgra - a consequence of the earlier battle on Foster - and immediately attacked, with the Ophidian inflicting heavy damage on the Auriga at range.
Both fleets promptly launched AeroSpace Fighters and DropShips and a brutal fight ensued as the Steel Vipers attempted to disrupt the Scorpion forces trying to land on Glory. The Scorpions destroyed the Ophidian and heavily damaged the Silver Snake, but lost the Auriga, Corona Borealis and Serket before the Silver Snake and the remaining Viper fighters were driven back. This action saw an end to Alpha Naval Star as a formal unit.
|Commanding Officers of the Alpha Naval Reserve Star|
- Atropos (Nightlord-class battleship)
- Serket (Sovetskii Soyuz-class heavy cruiser)
- Corona Borealis (Aegis-class cruiser)
- Bernlad (Congress-class frigate)
- Auriga (Lola III-class destroyer)
- The Wars of Reaving, p. 124, "Scorpion Gambit"
- The Wars of Reaving, p. 125, "Scorpion Gambit"