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- This article is about the WarShip. For other uses, see Turkina (disambiguation).
As at 3059 the Cameron-class battlecruiser Turkina's Pride was the flagship WarShip within the Clan Jade Falcon touman. The Turkina's Pride would continue to be an active part of the touman throughout the next decade.
During the chaos caused by the Society uprising within the Clans the Turkina's Pride was one of three WarShips assigned to escort Alpha Galaxy to the world known as Etienne's Sanctuary, which had been identified as being the home base of the rogue Scientist Caste leader Etienne (Balzac). Acting under the overall command of the Jade Falcon Loremaster, Kael Pershaw, the Turkina's Pride joined the Texas-class battleship CJF Falcon's Nest and the Aegis-class heavy cruiser CJF Hawk Eye in the assault on Etienne's Sanctuary in November 3073.
The Hawk Eye was lost during the initial approach to Etienne's Sanctuary, after being struck with some form of weaponised HPG pulse that took control of the Hawk Eye's systems and forced it to jump. As the Hawk Eye was mid-transit between the jump point and the planet this resulted in the annihilation of the Hawk Eye, although the loss didn't deter the Falcons from their objective.
After safely delivering Alpha Galaxy to the surface of the planet, the Turkina's Pride and the Falcon's Nest remained on station until the Falcon ground forces had been proved victorious and Balzac had been executed by Pershaw. Pershaw ordered the surviving warriors to withdraw before ordering the Turkina's Pride and the Falcon's Nest to bombard the site of Balzac's fortress from orbit. As the two battleships began their bombardment an SDS system on the planet launched a slew of nuclear missiles at the two Falcon WarShips; most were destroyed or deflected after launch, but two struck the Falcon's Nest, and the resulting nuclear explosions gutted the ship, with the fragmented wreckage subsequently burning up in the atmosphere of the planet.
The Turkina's Pride continued to bombard the surface of the planet until everything within a ten kilometer radius of the fortress had been flattened; Falcon ground forces then spent another month searching the surface of the world, destroying two more Society hideouts in the process, before the Falcons were content that the threat from Balzac was over.
- Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 95, "Naval Assets"
- Field Manual: Updates, p. 49, "Naval Assets"
- The Wars of Reaving, p. 138, "Falcon Vengeance"
- Field Manual: 3145, p. 157