Clan Protectorate

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Crest of Clan Protectorate
Clan Protectorate
State Profile
Founding Year 3138
Controlled system(s): Marik,
Angell II,
Asellus Australis,
Asellus Borealis
Official Currency Credits,
Official Language(s) Standard English
Head of State Star Colonel Rikkard Nova Cat
Army Spirit Cat touman;
Clan Sea Fox, Delta Aimag;
Free Worlds League Military(FWLM)

Faction History[edit]

The Clan Protectorate was a Free Worlds League Province, consisting of the worlds of Oceana, Asellus Australis, Asellus Borealis, Angell II, Abadan, Avellaneda and the capital world, Marik. It was protected by Clan Sea Fox, Clan Spirit Cat and survivors of Clan Nova Cat and founded in 3138.


The Protectorate originated as a new nation from an idea of Lady Julietta after she recovered from injuries suffered in an assassination attempt in 3137. The Oriente Protectorate had asked the Clans of Marik to help garrison nearby worlds while their forces dealt with the recent war with Andurien. This led Lady Julietta to find a better way for Clan people to contribute to helping the worlds without wasting resources. She taught the Clans what a protectorate state is and the parties mutually agreed to form the new Clan Protectorate.

The Clan Protectorate comprises former the Republic of the Sphere faction, the "Clan" Spirit Cats and Delta Aimag of Clan Sea Fox Spina Khanate. The new nation is led by Clan Spirit Cat Star Colonel Rikkard Nova Cat and Clan Sea Fox ovKhan Petr Kalasa, while Lady Julietta acts as political advisor to the leadership.

In February 3139, the Oriente Protectorate invited the Clans to participate in Operation HOMECOMING.[1] The Orientes had requested that Clan forces be placed under their control, which was unacceptable. However Lady Julietta pointed out that by coming on their own, they could participate in it and keep their honor intact. As well, the new League would be indebted to them for keeping their promise to aid them in taking Atreus.

The Clan Sea Fox CargoShip Voidswimmer arrived on April 21st to help defend the coalition's jump point. The Voidswimmer's presence kept newly arrived Regulan Fiefs' space forces from bringing reinforcements to the defending ground forces on Atreus.

In July, Clan representatives, including Lady Julietta, arrived at Atreus. They traveled to the Parliament building of the Free Worlds League to witness the swearing-in of Captain-General Jessica Marik.[2]

The Protectorate also become a haven for Nova Cats fleeing the Republic's collapse, forming the First Nova Cat Regulars. However, the integration of the Cats wasn't perfect, as many of them didn't fully trust the Spirit Cats – whom they view as fanatical cultists – nor the League's government.[3]

In 3147, the Protectorate suffered a direct attack from forces of the Principality of Regulus. After Clan Sea Fox began a commercial blockade of key Regulan systems, Prince Lester Cameron-Jones launched a counterattack with the First, Fourth, and Thirtieth Regulan Hussars, hoping to force the Foxes to lift the blockade.

Codenamed Task Force Hunger Strike, they arrived in the Marik system on 25 July. After landing, the First and Fourth Hussars took out their anger on Purifier Cluster, while the Thirtieth concentrated on rearguard actions, raiding supply depots suspected of holding rations or other food. The Purifiers withdrew to regroup, and the Hussars split up, trying to secure several key locations, one of them the Winter Palace on Dormuth, ancestral home of House Marik and seat of power of the Protectorate's provincial government. Rikkard Nova Cat led the defense. The Nova Cat leader challenged the Fourth's commander, Colonel Juliette Mejia, to a duel. She ignored the challenge and ordered her lance to mass fire on Rikkard's Firestarter. His 'Mech was shot down, but he survived. The dishonorable attack made the Shiva Keshik attack the Regulans with unbridled ferocity, sending them into retreat.[4]

The Thirty-first Regulan Hussars, sent to reinforce the Marik offensive, was destroyed en route by Clan Sea Fox's ships. Rikkard extended hegira to the remaining Regulan invaders on Marik, allowing them to return to Regulus.[5]

Clan Protectorate Military Forces[edit]

The Clan Protectorate military was organized along traditional Clan lines. Despite being part of the new Free Worlds League Military, the LCCC was hesitant to deploy them outside their Protectorate, mostly as they served as a deterrent to the Wolf Empire. The Protectorate military had already engaged the Wolves in combat several times by 3145.[6]

The Clan Protectorate as of 3145 fielded six Clusters consisting of a mixture of warriors from the Spirit Cats, Clan Sea Fox's Spina Khanate's Delta Aimag, native Free Worlds League nationals and survivors/refugees from Clan Nova Cat.

Historical Map Gallery[edit]


  1. To Ride the Chimera, pp. 275–278: "Requests from Oriente arrive to Spirit Cats of Marik in February"
  2. Field Manual: 3145, p. 109: Clan Protectorate Military - Origin and short history of Clan Protectorate
  3. Field Manual: 3145, p. 109
  4. Shattered Fortress, p. 37
  5. Shattered Fortress, p. 38
  6. Field Manual: 3145, p. 109: Recent History of the Protectorate's Armed Forces