In the winter of 3056, one Aeril Klemenski complained during the first (and last) Seminar for Working Mercenary Units on Outreach that his lance-sized mercenary unit, the Kashmir Krusaders, had fallen on hard times after accepting their most recent contract from the Free Worlds League for a probing raid against Sacrado Industries on Campertown. They encountered stiff resistance, as Field Marshal Nondi Steiner was overseeing the development of new communication devices there. The Krusaders suffered heavy damage to three 'Mechs (including damage to the left leg of Klemenski's Enforcer), withdrew and were then stranded on Harsefeld until they could raise the money to proceed to Outreach. Their League connection had died in a freak accident, and it is implied the unit had to pay for a JumpShip ride and two DropShip rides—one an emergency at five times the going rate themselves and didn't get reimbursed.
Klemenski flew into a rage when the seminar turned out to be about "Financial support for families and the disabled" and cited his unit's misfortune, ranting that he had expected to learn in the seminar how to survive, and not to have his intelligence insulted.
|Commanding Officers of Kashmir Krusaders|
- BattleTech Compendium: The Rules of Warfare, p. 98