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Third Star League

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Star League
Faction Profile
Time period: 3151 – Present
Classification: Coalition
Capital world: Terra
Ruler title: ilKhan
Military: Third Star League Defense Force (SLDF)
Secret Service: Watch


The Third Star League was created after the fall of the Republic of the Sphere.[1] It is currently led by Clan Wolf with ilKhan Alaric Ward as it leader.

History[edit]

Fall of the Republic[edit]

During the fight on Terra, Devlin Stone and his Republic forces were suffering the brunt of the fighting between Clan Wolf and Clan Jade Falcon. This changed however when Exarch Damien Redburn enacted a plan to destroy both Clan leaderships under the guise of a false-flag operation. Although reluctant to approve the plan, Stone accepted it as the only means to end the war. Though the plan seemed sound, it backfired when Redburn killed the wrong target and in turn, was killed himself. Although Damien did not live to see it, his plan caused the downfall of the Republic as Stone would surrender to both Clan Wolf and Clan Jade Falcon to discuss further terms. The Exarch offered himself to the Khan as a bondsman to the Wolves, but an angered Alaric refused his offer nevertheless. With few options left, Devlin Stone disbanded the Republic of the Sphere.

Trial for ilClanship and Afterwards[edit]

After the fall of the Republic, both Khans Alaric and Malvina enacted one final trial to end their rivalry once and for all, the ilClan Trial. This trial was a "winner-take-all" challenge that would decide not only the fate of Terra but the entire Inner Sphere, too, as the winner would become First Lord of the Star League and ilKhan with the title of ilClan. Mirroring the Refusal War from long ago, both sides mauled each other until Clan Wolf was the victor. After the battle, Clan Wolf ruled Terra, with Clan Jade Falcon acting as the bodyguard for the ilKhan and Clan Smoke Jaguar bound to the ilClan.

ilClan Era[edit]

By 3250 the League had well-established arenas where warriors fought duels or historical reenactments. Some of these warriors used state-of-the-art BattleMechs, while others (usually novices or poorer MechWarriors) piloted older designs. Gunslinger Jázon Marik was a noted participant in these arenas.[2]

Politics[edit]

While the exact makeup of the Third Star League's government is unknown, it did include an ilKhan and a Loremaster.[1] Territory-wise, the League excluded as least part of the Periphery.[3]

Dissenting forces such as the Lost Command and 'Renegades' had emerged as opponents to the League by 3250. Units known as Auditor Clusters were tasked with seeking out unauthorized industry and military manufacturing throughout both the League and the Periphery, in part to forestall these dissidents' efforts.[4] [3]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Second Succession War, p. 11
  2. Technical Readout: Succession Wars, p. 4
  3. 3.0 3.1 Technical Readout: Jihad, p. 4
  4. Technical Readout: Clan Invasion, p. 4

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