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The term given to the fighting arm of a Clan

Trial of Abjuration

A Trial of Abjuration is a trial by combat between Clans, in which the losing Clan's Bloodnames are stricken from the rolls as if those Bloodnames had never existed. Clans only engage in this trial when another Clan has committed an error so grievous that the stain on that Clan's honor cannot be wiped clean.

Trial of Absorbtion

A Absorbtionstest to intersperse requires a carry-strong accusation and can only from the great council decided to become. After its penetration under clan involved around the right of the attack one orders. After this test, if the clan which can be absorbed were defeated, all survivors in an abjuration ritual are integrated into their new clan. The clan in her its also the genepool and its bloodnames and right. So far only few clan were absorbed. The last, Clan Burrock, was absorbed by clan Star Adder.

Trial of Annihilation

The ultimative punishment of the Clans. The destruction test was used sofar only against Clan Widowmaker and the Smoke Jaguar. This means in the plain text: A Clan and their members are destroyed perfectly.This includes also genetically the inheritance Clan concerned. Around such a test to cause it requires however some enormous atrocities asfor example the use of nuclear weapons. Additionally such a test must be decided by the Great Council.

Trial of Bloodright

A series of one-on-one, single-elimination contests determines who wins the right to use a Bloodname. Each current Bloodnamed warrior in that Bloodnamed's House nominates one candidate. The head of the House nominated additional candidates to fill thi rty-one slots. The thirty-second slot is fought for by those who qualify for the Bloodname but who were not nominated. The nature of the combat is determined by "coining". Each combatant places his personal medallion, a dogid, into the "Well of Decision." An Oathmaster or Loremaster releases the coins simultaneously, so that only chance determines which coin falls first to the bottom of the well. The warrior whose coin lands on top chooses the manner of the combat ('Mech versus 'Mech, barehanded, 'Mech versus Elemental, and so forth). The other warrior chooses the venue of the contest. Though these Bloodname duels need not be to the death, the fierce combat and the intensity of the combatants often leave the losing candidate mortally wounded or dead.

Trial of Grievance

To clarify this used around grievance between two parties. Thew inner in this test is in the right. Often these tests are constituted because of an honour question and then mostly up to death.

Trial of Position

The Trial of Position determined whether a candidate will qualify as a warrior in the Clans. To qualify, he must defeat at least one of three successive opponents. If he defeats two, or all three, he is immediately ranked as an officer in his Clan. If he fails to defeat any of his opponents, he is relegated to a lower caste.

Trial of Possession

This trial resolves conflicts in which two or more Clans claim the right to the same thing, be it territory, a warrior's genes, or even supremacy in a difference of opinion. This trial uses the formal challenge of the attacker and the response of defending forces, and favors those commanders from the attacking Clan skillful enough to bid minimal forces.

Trial of Refusal

The Clan councils and the Grand Council vote on issues and laws that affect the community. Unlike Inner Sphere legislation, however, any decision can be challenged and reversed by a Trial of Refusal. This trial allows the losing side to demand the iss ue be settled by combat. The forces used in the Trial of Refusal are determined on a pro-rated basis. The faction rejecting the decision declares what forces they will use, the side defending the decision (the attacker) can field a force equal to the ratio of winning to losing votes. For example, if the contested vote carried by a three-to-one margin, the attacking forces can field a force three times the size of the force challenging the decision. Bidding usually results in a smaller attacking force, however.


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Used formally, this term refers to members of an extended sibko. Less formally, a warrior will use the term trothkin when referring to someone he considers his peer.


A truborn is a product of the warrior caste's eugenics program.

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