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#1 Pariah Devalis

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 03:53 PM

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Mechwarriors of Clan Nova Cat, here you will find a gathering place. Feel free to plot, plan, organize, or peruse the chatterweb.



The wise Nicholas spoke to them all
Through the haze of their anguish;
His passion flowed through the doubt,
His conviction tore at the fear
He was become the living legend.
Phillip listened and believed;
He would follow this great man
As he had followed the father
Into Exodus, and hope.
-- The Remembrance (Clan Nova Cat), Passage 14, Verse 1, Lines 1-9


And in her vision the wolf howled,
But the nova cat paced steadily on,
Undisturbed by the petty battles
Others fought, trying to cage it within the bars of
Thoughtless sameness. The nova cat gazed
Straight ahead, its heart and mind devoted to
The Ways of Seeing, devoted to a more perfect life.
-- The Remembrance (Clan Nova Cat), Passage 50, Verse 5, Lines 26-32

Link to Clan Nova Cat International's Discord: https://discord.gg/zruN9H6


Edited by Pariah Devalis, 27 July 2017 - 05:38 PM.


#2 Alexandr Britten

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 04:15 PM

How do I follow this?

#3 Pariah Devalis

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 04:19 PM

In theory, this becomes our chatterweb as we add to it, I suppose. It seems the other invading clans are organizing, as should we. A communication nexus assists us all.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 04:51 PM

179th Striker Cluster "Circle of Power"
===> BETA GALAXY <===

Checking in.




Edit: Thank you all for the continued reminders that Carns is a Clan Wolf Bloodname. I assure you, when I battled for my Bloodright in Mechcommander, it was listed as a Nova Cat Bloodname in the pages of "Invading Clans", FASA1645. It was even listed as a Nova Cat exclusive, and the Touman listed a large percentage of Carns in all branches of the military.

While I understand that it was retconned at some point later by Catalyst, I have worn it for a large percentage of my adult life, and I have no inclination to change it now.

Edited by MogCarns, 06 December 2011 - 04:33 PM.


#5 Johann Devalis

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 07:20 PM

I have been devoted to the Nova Cats from my earliest time in battletech! Became Khan back in the day on MSN gaming zone playing Mechcommander.

#6 Pariah Devalis

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 09:56 PM

Oh-ho? Another Devalis? Hail then! You went Khan? I always intentionally halted my progress at Galaxy Commander in Mech3 and Mech4 each time I climbed the ranks. Was a Khan once long ago of my own unit. It was successful, but I draw a line in the micromanagement requirement level at Galaxy Commander.


After all, those in the high seat make a clearer target.

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 06:08 PM

I was Khan of Clan Nova Cats back when I played MW2:Mercs. I think I'll commit to House Liao this time though! :)

#8 Alizabeth Aijou

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 04:15 AM

Just a hint, but Passage 374 hasn't been written yet in this game's timeline, since it refers to Operation Bulldog and Task Force Serpent.

#9 Pariah Devalis

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 06:45 AM

When was it written? I knew it was based on Bulldog, but the visions are generally prophetic. IE: They take place well before the events they relate to actually occur.

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 08:49 AM

Visions are not generally put into The Remembrance.
The Remembrance is a historical chronicle of the Clans.
If something has not happened yet, it is not history yet.
It would be akin to putting the predictions of Nostradamus into a history book.

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 09:15 AM

44th Nova Cat Cavaliers ("The Five Actions") reports for duty

#12 Rncavenger

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 08:41 AM

Some history about clan invasion time (simply up to that topic ^_^ )

While not a major part of the initial invasion, elements of the Nova Cat Keshik were allowed to aid Clan Wolf in their invasion of the Periphery world of Drask's Den. Khans Leroux and Carns celebrated the victory, ignoring further warnings from their Oathmaster, The rest of the periphery fell just as quickly as Drask's Den and contact was soon established with ComStar.

Due to their limited role in the invasion, Clan Nova Cat was chosen to be the escort to ComStar ambassador Precentor Martial Anastasius Focht, transporting him to the Clan flagship Dire Wolf via the True Vision. Oathmaster Biccon Winters, seeing Focht as a threat, attacked the Precentor Martial, and only conceded when she a lost a Trial of Refusal to SaKhan Lucian Carns. The Clans would go on to ally with ComStar in a limited role.

Clan Nova Cat took many lesson from the initial invasion. Chief among these were the importance of secure supply lines. An offer to supply the invading clans with supplies from Clan Nova Cats already established supply lines was soundly rejected by all involved. Additionally, the Nova Cats contrasted the reactions of occupied planets to the planets treatment by their new masters.

Forbidden by ilKhan Leo Showers to participate in any more combatpast the second wave, the Nova Cat Khans were content to travel with Clan Wolf and simpy observe. They were impressed with Clan Wolf's progress compared to the other Clans, and admired Khan Ulric Kerensky's tactical abilities, innovativeness, and personal integrity. This would have later ramifications.

When Tyra Miraborg's fighter crashed into the Dire Wolf, killing ilKhan Showers, the Nova Cat Khans voted to return to Strana Mechty to choose a new ilKhan. Sickened by the other invading Clans attempt to blame Ulric Kerensky for ilKhan Shower's death, and further vowing to oppose any policy set by the Smoke Jaguars, the Nova Cats voted a resounding no against this measure. On the other hand, a measure to vote Ulric Kerensky into the position of ilKhan was supported by the Nova Cats. This was due to their respect for Kerensky rather then the other Crusader's attempts to hobble Clan Wolf's leadership.

Ulric Kerensky was voted in as ilKhan and activated Clan Steel Viper and Clan Nova Cat as invasion clans. While this news pleased the Nova Cats, this was soon mellowed by the fact they would share a corridor with their traditional rivals the Smoke Jaguars. Rather then allow their commanders to bid, the Nova Cat leaders chose their Alpha Galaxy and Delta Galaxy as their main invasion force, with Beta Galaxy standing by to act as reserve and to attack Smoke Jaguar held planets.

Initial Moves
The initial steps taken by Clan Nova Cat were ones of pacification. As part of the process of sharing their invasion corridor, Clan Smoke Jaguar ceded the worlds of Bjarred, Chupadero, Jeanette, Sawyer, and Tarnby to the Nova Cats. Additionally, a narrowly won Trial of Possession won them the world of Courchevel. While the Nova Cats had planned a quick sweep through the planets to enforce their control, years of Smoke Jaguar mismanagement led to worlds filled with discontent rebels with plenty of anti-Clan experience. Rather then repeat the Smoke Jaguar's mistakes, Nova Cat spent several weeks rounding up goverment leaders and negotiating a more amicable relationship. For the most part, the civilians of these captured worlds were content with Nova Cat control, compared to the more brutal hands of Clan Smoke Jaguar.

During this time, the Nova Cats applied a modified form of Clan Wolf's Logistical Augmentation Program. Members of Clan Nova Cat's Merchant and Technician castes worked with the civilians of their garrisoned worlds, to find and jury rig necessary supplies.

Avon
Both Clan Smoke Jaguar and Clan Nova Cat lay their sights on the world of Avon. While the Nova Cats initially planned to claim the planet for themselves, the Smoke Jaguars suggested a joint attack to limit the waste of resources. ilKhan Kerensky favored the Smoke Jaguar proposal and convinced the Nova Cat leaders to accept. Elements of both Clan Smoke Jaguar and Clan Nova Cat would go on to defeat the 2nd Amphigean Light Assault Group to gain control of this valuable world.

Irece
At the same time as the invasion of Avon, Clan Nova Cat's Beta Galaxy would invade Irece. An important factory world, Irece was the last functional Land Air 'Mech production site. Defended by the 18th Dieron Regulars, the Battle of Irece proved to be a bloody affair. In the end, Clan Nova Cat managed to take the world, and its LAM factory, relatively intact.

Luthien
A joint attack by Clan Nova Cat and Smoke Jaguar, the battle of Luthien ended up being a failure for both Clans. Of the two Galaxies Clan Nova Cat contributed to the attack, they lost sixty percent of their commited forces on the attack. Delta Galaxy would be disbanded and its remaining forces incorporated into Alpha Galaxy.

Other Gains
With Alpha and Delta galaxies heavily damaged during the fighting on Luthien, Beta was the only force readilly available to continue the Nova Cat's drive to Terra. Splitting up into smaller groups, the better to thin out defending Combine forces, Beta galaxy would wind up captured Itabaiana, Juazeiro, and Mualang in the space of 25 days. Beta would go on to capture Cyrenaica.
A reconstituted Alpha Galaxy would to hit Teniente and Caripare, capturing these worlds from their Combine defenders. A Smoke Jaguar Trial of Possession for the world of Caripare would result in another world being under joint control of both forces. Kanowit too, eventually fell to the Nova Cats, although this would prove to be another hard fought battle for Alpha Galaxy.
Further gains would be halted by the Battle of Tukayyid

Source - www.sarna.net

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 08:50 AM

Another one historical point

First Nova cat warrior arrive in IS was Thomas West

Thomas West (born approx. 2968 - died September 3029) was a MechWarrior who joined Wolf's Dragoons "a quarter of a century" before 3028, i.e. during the Dragoons' initial formation in or shortly after 3000. He was approaching sixty years of age by early 3028.

Piloting a Griffin and considered to possess elite skills, West served as a Lieutenant, commanding a medium lance in Fraser's Company, Baker Battalion, Alpha Regiment in Wolf's Dragoons by 3028.[2] He had named his Griffin the "Nova Cat" as a remainder to his origins.

Fraser's Company saw extensive action in the urban fighting on An Ting in January 3028, and West was among Captain Dechan Fraser's ad-hoc strike force that spearheaded the Dragoons' final attack in the early morning hours of 13 January. West's Griffin was sidelined in that fight, losing a leg after being lured onto a vibrabomb by Willard Gibbs' Guard.[1][3] Essentially defeated, West retaliated by calling down indirect LRM fire on his opponent, thus buying Captain Fraser a chance to break through and arrive at the enemy HQ in time to kill Jerry Akuma.

West later fought with the Dragoons on Misery, where his Griffin was noted as being painted white (presumably a camouflage pattern for the icy environment). There, a lance composed of Captain Fraser (Shadow Hawk), Thomas West (Griffin), Calvin Wakeman (Trebuchet) and Keith Gatlin (Ostscout) captured Fadre Singh on 23 April 3028 after downing his Crusader in the Hamar Valley.[4] The same lance was implied to be the one that brought Minobu Tetsuhara's makeshift command lance to battle on 20 May, disabling his Dragon and Michi Noketsuna's Ostroc and capturing them both.[5]

Thomas West was reportedly killed during the Fourth Succession War in the fighting on Crossing in September 3029.

Source - www.sarna.net

Edited by Rncavenger, 22 November 2011 - 08:52 AM.


#14 Pariah Devalis

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 09:02 AM

Fantastic posts, there! I learned some more Nova Cat history today, and I thought I was well read on them.

Edited by Pariah Devalis, 22 November 2011 - 09:03 AM.


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Posted 06 December 2011 - 10:42 AM

I will be starting out MWO (and probably staying) in the Draconis Combine, due to the timeline. But generally speaking, here is my normal information:

Clan: Nova Cat, 1st Nova Cat Guards, Alpha Galaxy
Callsign: Shinigami
Name: Kirakami
Bloodhouse: Devalis
Phenotype: Mechwarrior Trueborn
Preferred 'Mech: Nova
Political Leaning: Warden

Edited by Kami Shinigami, 02 March 2012 - 01:18 PM.


#16 MogCarns

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 04:41 PM

View PostJohann Devalis, on 18 November 2011 - 07:20 PM, said:

I have been devoted to the Nova Cats from my earliest time in battletech! Became Khan back in the day on MSN gaming zone playing Mechcommander.



Which name did you go by back then? I do not recall Johann!!! ;)

#17 Samuel Nostra

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 03:52 PM

Thread bump and hello my fellow Nova Cats! Nice to recognize at least one name from the Battletch forums (I'm Pa Weasley over yonder).

#18 Juri Rosse

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 11:01 AM

I am thrilled to see that our 'Cats have such a solid following. I as well, will be playing Combine until the potential introduction of the clans. Hope we can all get something going. Nothing would please me more than going into battle with my fellow sibkin.

#19 MogCarns

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 01:18 PM

And we're back from the 6th page!!!

I am glad to see a solid following as well, as I fear this game may rapidly become one of numbers.

#20 Juri Rosse

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 01:37 PM

Well, our 'Cats have always been outnumbered, and we fair rather well in battle. :) As long as we can be co-ordinated and precise, I see us being quite successful!





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