In November 3069 the Steel Python was one of several Steel Viper WarShips to be directly involved in the assault by Alpha Galaxy against the Clan Jade Falcon world of Ironhold, the first Jade Falcon target to be hit by the Steel Vipers following Khan Brett Andrews attempt to have the Jade Falcons declared dezgra and expelled from the Clan Homeworlds.
A full Star of Steel Viper WarShips were responsible for deflecting the attempt by the Jade Falcons' Emerald Talon Assault Star to disrupt the landing, with the Snake Pit acting as an escort vessel alongside the Whirlwind-class destroyer CSV Snake in the Grass and Lola III-class destroyer CSV Snake Pit while the Cameron-class battlecruiser CSV Zalman's Endeavor and the Steel Viper flagship, the Nightlord-class battleship CSV Dark Asp, provided support. The actions of the Steel Python and the other WarShips, joined by almost ten Stars of AeroSpace Fighters, were sufficient to push the defending Falcon WarShips far enough away that Alpha Galaxy could launch a full assault drop, securing the world within a month.
In February 3072 the Society was busily encouraging a revolt in the Clan Homeworlds, a campaign that touched a number of Steel Viper enclaves and worlds. The Society's activities caused widespread confusion amongst the Clans, disrupting operations as HPGs mysteriously went offline or, worse still, began transmitting disruptive viruses. It was during February 3072 that the Steel Python fell victim to this confusion and suffered a misjump near the world of Brim.
- Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 138-139, "Naval Assets"
- The Wars of Reaving, p. 46, "Exodus Requiem"
- The Wars of Reaving, p. 94, "Trials of the Viper"