Kindred of Claws Flotilla

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The Kindred of Claws Flotilla serves the Korsumug Empire.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Kindred of Claws Flotilla is a large naval unit of the Korsumug Empire.

  • It is equipped to TL–12 standards.

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The standard of the Kindred of Claws Flotilla.

The Flotilla has seized control of the Class A Starport and the naval base at Jend. The Flotilla has transferred its headquarters to the system and is using it as a jumping off point for raids against independent worlds within the region. The starport provides maintenance and repair facilities to the vessels of the Flotilla.

  • The Naval Survey Office schedules unit operations and activities to minimize the chances of conflict.


The majority of the Fleets personnel are Jaibok.

  • A significant percentage of its officers, staff, and technicians are Jansa.
  • It has very few human personnel. Almost all are employed in administrative roles.

Tables of Organization (Organizational Structure)[edit]


A number of different squadrons make up the Flotilla. Rivalry is endemic within them and conflict is rife.

  • A Korsumug naval unit is never entirely ready for action: a percentage of its force will always be damaged or disabled as a result of internecine squabbles and attacks.
  • Ships cycle between the different units as they are sent for rest or repair or when they are assigned new duties.
Active Formations
Marker Name Role Leader Remarks Quality Typical Ship Types
KE-11c Frigate 2.png Arragh's Group Raiders Admiral Arragh Led by a Jaibok with a fearsome and bloodthirsty reputation, Arragh's Group conduct large-scale raids against the Sorority of Hygiea. They are equipped with modern Jump-3 vessels and are disciplined and well organized. Good KE9c Unleashed
KE11c Ancestor
KE10c Gravid
KE8b Corvette 2.png Iridium Horde Raiders Grand Commodore
The Horde use older Jump-2 vessels in raids against the independent Vardin worlds. They are undisciplined and poorly organised, but they are aggressive and enthusiastic. Individual ship captains collect the skulls of vanquished enemy leaders as trophies. Poor KE7b Virulent
KE8b Lancer
KJ400d Battleship 2.png Task Force
Defense Fleet Admiral
The Task Force is responsible for suppressing uprisings and crushing opposition. It is preparing defenses against the imminent "liberation" of Vardin Space. The unit has a reputation for heavy-handedness and brutality. Good KJ400d Scourge
KE10c Rapacious
KE10c Gravid
KE10c Escort.png The Forsaken Patrol Admiral Menguh The Forsaken patrol those worlds under Korsumug control. They consider themselves the forgotten heroes of the Fleet, conducting necessary operations far from the glory of the raiders. They are disciplined and well led but their morale is generally low. Average KE10c Rapacious
KE12c Sarash
KA25c Tanker.png Providers Support Commodore Zarkin The Providers operate alongside other units providing logistical support. They have a hard-won reputation for reliability, sticking with the combat units they support through thick and thin. The Commodore is a popular figure within the fleet, destined for high rank. Good KA25c Growler
KE10c Gravid
KA15c Glutton


Hoddin Fleet Headquarters[edit]

Hoddin is the headquarters for the fleet. As well as the main administrative complexes the HQ includes a large hospital, a military prison, research and development laboratories, and a number of private spaceport facilities. The structures are hardened against attack, are heavily guarded, and are protected by a large number of Planetary Defense sites.

  • The headquarters is separate from the systems naval base, mostly using surface facilities.
  • It includes a branch of the Naval Survey Office.

Hoddin Naval Base
Hoddin is primarily a logistical facility, holding large quantities of supplies, spares, and equipment. Its facilities are hardened against attack and are heavily defended.

  • It is separate from the Fleet HQ, mainly using orbital facilities.
  • The naval base includes thousands of tons of storage and warehousing space.
  • Hoddin has basic repair facilities.
Strategic Reserve
Marker Name Role Leader Remarks Quality Typical Ship Types
KA15c Glutton.png Hoddin Logistic
Support Commodore Angasta A reserve formation engaged in repairs, maintenance and training. Vessels cycle out of their units and transfer to the Hoddin Reserve: they remain a member until they are assigned back to active duty. The unit rarely sees action. Average KA15c Glutton
KE7b Virulent
KE2d Zerp.png Naval Survey
Support Prime Adjutant
A naval intelligence unit operating a variety of craft including scout vessels and transports. They are engaged in fleet-watching, espionage, and covert activities of all kinds. They host a number of small elite special forces units, largely made up of Jansa. Good KE2d Zerp
KA15c Glutton
KE7b Virulent

Felspar Naval Base[edit]

Felspar is the site of major naval construction yards that turn out large numbers of vessels per year. The site has a particularly high number of Jansa personnel and is the base for a number of capital ships, including at least one Scourge class battleship.

  • The navy controls a number of sites within the system.
  • Felspar has large repair facilities.
  • Its facilities are hardened against attack and are heavily defended.
Reserve Force
Marker Name Role Leader Remarks Quality Typical Ship Types
KE-11c Frigate 2.png Sal Marado
Defense Force
Defense First Captain
A formation that defends Sal Marado, a rich agricultural world and a rich prize to hold. The unit often sees action, protecting installations and sites from Talokan-backed resistance. Average KE11c Ancestor
KE10c Gravid
KE9c Unleashed
KE5c Cataclysm


Commodore Eragrak, Commanding Officer.

  • The Commodore is a muscular, powerfully built warrior who rarely wears more than boots, a leather battle-kilt, and equipment crossbelts. He is a captain's captain, beloved by his troops and given to joining lowly ranks in drinking and storytelling. He is quick to anger and will see that summary justice is undertaken. He is an excellent tactician.
  • The Admiral spends much of his time on active duty with Unit in Jend.

First Adjutant Parathask, Second in Command.

  • The Adjutant is a Jansa. She is rarely seen in public.
  • She is a naval intelligence officer.
  • Parathask spends the majority of her time attending Commodore Eragrak on Jend, overseeing logistics and supplies and performing administrative duties.
  • She has an elite marine bodyguard unit who accompany her everywhere.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The Kindred of Claws Flotilla was formed in the 980s from various Korsumug forces located around Far Gand, an important naval base located in Shimmerskip Subsector of Mavuzog Sector. It was created with the intent of conquering Vardin Space, a then-independent region dominated by the Vardin lying in the spinward half of Mavuzog Sector.

Around 1000 the Fleet struck into Siridor Subsector and drove coreward towards Felspar, lying just across the border in Galaxa Subsector, finally conquering the system after a protracted attritional battle that resulted in a great deal of destruction and huge numbers of casualties. Within the next few years Vardi, the Vardin homeworld, had also been taken, and not long afterwards the rest of Vardin Space fell. Resistance to the occupation was continuous and fanatical and the Jaibok have found themselves embroiled in a generations-long insurgency determined to secure local autonomy.

Since then the Fleet has continued to occupy the area, conducting raids into enemy territory, defending against enemy strike forces, and patrolling the systems under its control. As well as fighting its enemies, factions within the fleet will occasionally "settle their differences" in full-blown battles involving dozens of ships.

Goals (Mission)[edit]

Resistance to Jaibok occupation within Siridor Subsector is continuous, with armed uprisings against Korsumug control receiving covert support, principally from the Sorority of Hygiea. The Fleet, acting on behalf of the Empire, defends against the insurgencies, keeps the peace, guarantees interstellar trade, and inflicts harsh reprisals against wrong-doers.

Fleet Admiral Karrak, the commander of the Fleet, is the Korsumug military governor.

  • The Kindred of Claws Flotilla is the ultimate representative of Korsumug authority in the region.
  • The Fleet is charged with retaining control of its designated area and conducting offensive operations against enemies.
  • A significant proportion of the Jaibok forces within the region are heavily committed just holding down those parts under their domination.

Raiding, patrolling, defense, and support are ongoing, with frequent clashes between the various sides.

  • The fleet is preparing to defend the areas of Vardin Space that it controls against a likely invasion.

A diagram depicting the region of Oscuro Subsector under Kindred of Claws Flotilla control, as well as ongoing fleet operations.

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(Original image sourced from Traveller Map.)

Strategy & Doctrine (Operations)[edit]


Raids are long-range missions against enemy worlds. Raiders generally jump into a remote part of an enemy-controlled system, assemble at a pre-arranged rendezvous, and carry out refuelling. Once sufficient ships are ready they accelerate to their intended target, launch their attack, and then jump clear of danger.

  • Raids are conducted to damage or destroy merchant shipping, to disrupt commerce and industry, and to reduce enemy forces.
  • Some raids may land troops to carry out specific missions. These soldiers often have little chance of survival.
  • Successful raids earn the Jaibok crews spectacular glory and reputation.




General Overview

Battle Honors

Notable actions

Sinister Acts

  • Annihilation of the local population.
  • Enslavement of captives.
  • Systematic dismantlement of the infrastructure.

Worlds & Sectors (Astrography)[edit]

This fleet can be primarily found in the following areas:
Charted Space:

World Listing[edit]

This fleet is stationed in the following systems and worlds:

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References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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