Kindraa Sainze (Clan Fire Mandrill)

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Kindraa Sainze
Disbanded 3071 (disbanded)
Nickname Battle-Hardened
Affiliation Clan Fire Mandrill
Parent Command Clan Fire Mandrill touman

Kindraa Sainze was the strongest of Clan Fire Mandrill's Kindraa for many years.[1] They had a long history of conflict with Kindraa Payne.[2] However, in 3066 they had forgiven most of their ancient enmity.[3]


Kindraa Sainze was founded by a Draconis Combine citizen, and the tradition of seppuku survived for the entire history of the Clan. Any Sainze accepted as a bondsman by another Clan was never accepted back into the Kindraa, and so the captured warrior would commit seppuku to prevent the destruction of their genetic legacy.[1]

Kindraa Sainze was mostly composed of MechWarrior Bloodnames, with the rest split evenly between Elementals and aerospace pilots.[1] In 3059 the Kindraa had three front-line Clusters and two second line Clusters. In a change from normal Clan practices, freeborns could train as warriors if they could prove they had an acceptable trueborn warrior within three generations in their lineage (that is, a freeborn who had a trueborn great-grandparent, grandparent, or parent). Rumors suggested that the Sainze scientist caste would occasionally mix in genes from exceptional Sainze freeborn warriors, but nothing was ever proved.[4]

In 3067 a grievance between Kindraa Sainze and Kindraa Beyl-Grant exploded. The Sainzes sent three Clusters against Beyl-Grant and inflicted heavy losses. The Sainzes withdrew when Kindraa Faraday-Tanaga and Kindraa Payne joined forces to protect the Beyl-Grants. They then turned their fury on Kindraa Kline, and inflicted so many losses that the Klines had to join Kindraa Mick-Kreese.[3] These operations reduced their size, but they could still put three front-line Clusters into the field.[5]

In late 3068 the Kindraa struck out against Clan Hell's Horses enclaves on Kirin and Niles. For the attack on Niles the Kindraa was joined by Kindraa Mick-Kreese-Kline. Both forces gained safcon and issued a batchall for the industrial facility of Industriplex Upsilon. This was defended by the Horses' Eta Galaxy who used the complex's heavy defenses to good use, only a surprise flanking maneuver breached the Horses' line to take the facility. Two weeks later in January 3069 the Horses' Beta Galaxy counterattacked and in a swift action defeated the defending Fire Mandrills, but not before they removed almost a Cluster's worth of captured ProtoMechs. The Kindraa's gains were quickly challenged for by other Mandrill Kindraa. The Khan called a council on Shadow to quell the growing hostility and in a surprise move Kindraa Mick-Kreese-Kline agreed to give up all its matériel gains as a token of goodwill.[6]

Garret Sainze was elected to ilKhan in February 3071, but did not handle the position well. Disgusted at the entire political circus taking place, Scorpion Khan Ariel Suvorov declared a Trial of Refusal against Sainze's election as ilKhan, declaring him an incompetent leader with delusions of glory.[7] With no choice but to accept or lose what little respect he had left, Sainze met Suvorov's forces on Shadow. In a three-day campaign four Clusters from his Kindraa battled a like number of Goliath Scorpions; by the end of the fighting Sainze had perished, along with most of his warriors.[8]

The newly elected Khan, Amanda Carrol, authorized Kindraa Mick-Kreese-Kline to absorb the shattered remnants of Kindraa Sainze in March 3071. She saw the Mandrills would need to unite as further challenges would result from Garret Sainze's death.[9]

These challenges came quickly and by January 3072 Kindraa Mick-Kreese-Kline-Sainze had ceased to exist.


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the Kindraa Sainze
saKhan Garret Sainze 3059[4]
Khan Garret Sainze 3067 - 3071[9]



Composition History[edit]


Kindraa Sainze[4][10]

Each Cluster of the Kindraa Sainze was organized with a Trinary of 'Mechs, aerospace fighters, and Elementals, supported by a mixed Trinary of 'Mechs and Elementals.[4]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 43
  2. Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 40
  3. 3.0 3.1 Field Manual: Updates, p. 42
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 46: "Kindraa Sainze Profile"
  5. Field Manual: Updates, p. 43
  6. The Wars of Reaving, p. 37: "Politics and Problems"
  7. The Wars of Reaving, pp. 63–64
  8. The Wars of Reaving, pp. 64, 191
  9. 9.0 9.1 The Wars of Reaving, p. 65: "Merges and Moves"
  10. Field Manual: Updates, p. 70