Beta Galaxy (Clan Diamond Shark)

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Beta Galaxy
Nickname Predator
Affiliation Clan Diamond Shark
Parent Command Clan Diamond Shark Touman

Beta Galaxy is Clan Diamond Shark's second-most prominent Galaxy.


After the Battle of Tukayyid, the Diamond Shark's Deathstrike and Snapping Jaws Galaxies were nearly destroyed. Beta Galaxy took the place of the other two units, ably defending the Shark holdings from raids and Trials by other Clans who thought to take advantage of the Shark's perceived weakness. Though Galaxy Commander Ghiberti was worried that her troops were going to be transferred en masse to make up losses in other galaxies, Khan Angus Labov provided two replacement warriors to Beta for every warrior who transferred out of Beta. This insured that the Predators kept a high skill level and allowed the replacements to gain experience. This experience was vital when the Clan helped in Clan Nova Cat's retreat from Barcella.[1]

Beta Galaxy transferred to the Inner Sphere in 3069. During that time their most noteworthy conflict came when the Pearl Skate and 42nd Combined Strike Clusters defeated a militia unit on Tukayyid. This foothold was still being guarded by the Pearl Skate and 21st Combined Assault Clusters in 3079, and served as a major center for trade between the Sharks and Clan Ghost Bear.[2]

By 3085 most of Beta Galaxy acted as a garrison force to protect the Shark's holdings on Tukayyid and Nykvarn.[3]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the Beta Galaxy
Galaxy Commander Raven Ghiberti 3061[1]
saKhan Alan Hawker 3085[4]



Composition History[edit]




  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 69, "Beta Galaxy Profile"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Field Report: Clans, p. 8, "Diamond Shark - Beta Galaxy"
  3. Field Manual: 3085, p. 115
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Field Manual: 3085, p. 124