Clan Jade Falcon
We are Jade Falcon, great among the Clans. We are warriors who fight with the strength of the falcon's claw and ascend to the heavens on the wings of the same. We remember with the clarity of falcon-sight the words of Kerensky. Through the smoke of time he speaks to us, his chosen, and urges us onward with the promise of Eden. We will retake what is ours by right - that shining jewel Terra. Not the vastness of space nor the Wolf’s obstinate howl will stay us from our righteous goal. We are Crusaders and will trample all who stand in our way!
- MechWarrior 2: 31st Century Combat
Jade Falcon is a Living Legends unit founded by longtime community member Leeko in mid-2017. Jade Falcon pilots and their distinctive green assets have been formidable presences in the community ever since.
CJF's membership has expanded steadily since its inception, and although individual member activity fluctuates the unit usually maintains a full Binary of active pilots any given time. Membership is split roughly evenly across the Atlantic - approximately half in the Americas, half in Europe and the Middle East. The Falcons value diverse skillsets and strategic flexibility, and that manifests in the Touman's affinities for combined-arms and objective-oriented play. The unit aims to elevate public and competitive levels of play, and accordingly its members are often happy to serve as leaders, mentors, and community organizers. CJF continues to seek new recruits and new challengers looking to test their mettle or improve their play.
Clan Jade Falcon is one of the original twenty Clans created by Nicholas Kerensky. It was named for the Jade Falcon, a genetically engineered mix of peregrine and gyrfalcon, which the Clan's founding Khan Elizabeth Hazen was the first to tame. A strictly traditionalist and ardent Crusader Clan, the Jade Falcons long viewed Clan Wolf as their most hated rival for their strength, ideological position, and (most of all) possession of the coveted Kerensky Bloodname. The Jade Falcons participated in the initial invasion of the Inner Sphere and seized many Lyran worlds from the Federated Commonwealth. They were the first Clan to taste defeat at the hands of Inner Sphere forces, losing on Twycross in 3050. Achieving a draw with the ComGuards in the Battle of Tukayyid, they later schemed and plotted to undo the resulting Truce. They were nearly destroyed by their Refusal War with the Wolves in an attempt to do just that, losing many warriors in the fight and both of their Khans in subsequent politicking. Their new Khan launched a daring strike at Coventry in the Lyran Alliance and managed to restore the Jade Falcons' strength by winning possession of other Crusader units in the Harvest Trials. The Jade Falcons beat the ComGuards during the Great Refusal on Strana Mechty and then pushed the Steel Vipers out of their Occupation Zone; after that, they seized (and lost) several more Lyran worlds during the FedCom Civil War. They still eye Terra and have not given up hope of claiming it.
- Public Play
- Trial of Position
- Inter-Clan/Unit Matches (challenge us)