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DESIGNATION: Kel'var's Expeditionary Cadre
LOCATION: Last known location - The Belfurnace System. On a glactic south-westerly heading, currently believed to be in the region west of the red sun systems.
FOUNDING: 999.M41 - Fi'rios Sept
Shas'O Kel'shan Xauk'Fi'rios Kel'var is the ranking Fire Caste commander of the expedition. He shares command with Aun'el Vior'la Al'Shi Je'dai.
Secondary Command is held by Shas'O Vash'ya Lem'arin
Kel'var keeps a varied command staff, less bounded by rank that merit, welcoming diverse input and opinions. As such his inner circle consists of representatives of all five castes, as well as notable members of their auxiliary forces.
Kroot: Elder Shaper Karkod, Shaper Griknas, Hound Keeper Kiren, Ox Master Krath
Vespid: Strain Leader Krr'tll'ick'nin
Water Caste: Por'O Daly'th Yen'vah'cha
Air Caste: Kor'vre Kel'shan Savon and Kor'vre Kel'shan Tak'rra, Kor'O Vior'la Li'sun'yi
Earth Caste: Fio'nel T'olku Olo'noy
Fire Caste: Shas'O Vash'ya Lem'arin (Aerial Commander, Coldstar, Secondary Commander), Shas'nel Sa'cea Rash'lin (Fireblade, siege Defence Specialist), Shas'vre Kel'shan El'es'tan (Riptide Pilot, de facto bodyguard), Shas'vre Tau'n Ekil'nar (Recon Specialist), Shas'vre Kel'shan M'yenshi (Tank Commander), Shas'vre N'dras Al'ek'sha (Infiltration Specialist, Ghostkeel Pilot), Shas'ui Sa'cea La'rua (Fire Warrior Shas'ui), Shas'ui Tash'var Lar'od (Breacher Shas'ui), Shas'ui Elsy'eir Ri'thos (Pathfinder Shas'ui), Shas'la Vior'la Er'yas (Sniper)
2 XV8 Bodyguards
1 Shas'nel Fireblade
36 Fire Warriors: 3 Shas'ui
20 Breachers: 2 Shas'ui
12 XV25 Stealth Suits: 2 Shas'vre
24 Pathfinders: 3 Shas'ui
9 XV8 Crisis Suits: 3 Shas'vre
1 XV104 Riptide
1 XV95 Ghostkeel
109 Combat Drones of various types
200 Maintenance Drones of various types
24 Earth Caste Engineers and Mechanics
Crew Complement of Air Caste Pilots for starships and ground deployment craft
32 Water Caste Delegates: Envoys, Ambassadors, Translators, and Assistants.
120 Kroot Carnivores
60 Kroot Hounds
1 Elder Shaper
24 Vespid Stingwings
2 Strain Leaders
6 TX4 Pirhana Light Skimmers
2 AX3 Razorshark Strike Fighter
1 AX39 Sunshark Bomber
8 TY7 Devilfish
3 TX7 Hammerheads
2 TX78 Skyrays
Kel'var's force was one of those smaller expeditions dispatched from Mu'gulath Bay, and is currently in transit, travelling through deep space to investigate territories previously unexplored by the T'au empire. A recently formed cadre in the wake of the Fi'rios conquest, Kel'var's disparate forces were nevertheless deemed suitably experienced after the initial fighting on Mu'gulath Bay to operate effectively as a unit and were assigned their new task by the ethereal Aun'el Jed'ai who accompanies the expedition.
Being formed from the survivors of the Nont'mon'rra and an influx of reinforcements after the conquest of Fi'rios sept proper, Kel'var's forces are a mix of many different septs and cadres as those forces who had taken severe casualties in the campaign were dissolved, and their surviving troops grouped together in entirely new cadres.
Kel'var's expeditionary force is one such force, and while the survivors of the Nont'mon'rra were already bonded together by the experience, the rest of the cadre was still unfamiliar with each other, and as such the Mu'gulath Bay offensive was not only a test of their skills but also of their ability to work together as a coherent unit. The battle itself served as a form of cadre-wide ta'lissera, bringing them together with the bonds of battle.
Travelling through deep space in cryostasis.