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Operation HOLY SHROUD II was a renewed Sphere-wide crackdown by ComStar's ROM division against the Great Houses' attempt to rediscover technology lost during the early Succession Wars. The successor to the original HOLY SHROUD, it proved to be not nearly as effective as its predecessor.[1] [2] [3]


As the Third Succession War dragged on, the Successor States spent considerable resources to protect and build on what surviving technology they retained, along with desperately researching any scraps of lostech that were uncovered. Despite only having limited success, their efforts prevented an outright collapse into a technological dark age, running counter to the prophecies of ComStar that predicted such a decline from which the Blessed Order alone would arise.[1] [2] [3]

On the back of the successful resolution of the so-called Tripitz Affair, which saw the Com Guards prevent a derelict WarShip entering Taurian Concordat hands, Primus Yin Takami ordered ROM to engage in Operation HOLY SHROUD II, a new wave of assassinations of scientists and engineers similar to that ordered by Raymond Karpov in 2838. [1] [2] [3]

However, despite a few minor successes, many of the assassinations were stopped by the Federated Suns' Ministry of Intelligence Investigations and Operations and Draconis Combine's Internal Security Force. The only area where the second HOLY SHROUD matched the first was ROM's efforts to misdirect any efforts to link the Order to the assassinations, with not even a hint the supposedly neutral organization was actively seeking to cripple the Inner Sphere.[1] [2] [3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 ComStar, pp. 46-47: "The Tripitz Affair - The Activist First Circuit"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Field Manual: ComStar, p. 13: "Bait and Switch"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Intelligence Operations Handbook, p. 105: "ROM - Brief History - Dangerous Games"