From here on out the rest of the short span of events that I'm going to cover are my designs away from the series.
The problem with mass disarment is that not everyone dissarms. While the Steiners and Davions had dissarmed with the Republic. The Combine had only sent it's warriors home but did not disposses them of their Battlemechs. The Free Worlds League a major arms distributor was bankrupt, and sunk into a period of economic depression and anachry. That peaked when one of the many factious parties put a Warship in orbit over the capital Marik and the cities off the face of planet. A spark to the keg of gunpowder. The League sunk into a four year civil war that ended up with it shattered into 21 very nationalistic nation states. The League is dead, the vast diversity of it finally caught up. Planetary, and racial prejudices put up fire walls between the micro realms. 17 are lead by military dictators, one by a oligarchy of influential families, and three by cooperations.
The Draconis combine used the state of weakness in the Republic and the Clanner problems that plagured it to sieze back it's holdings. Lyran and FedSun scars and wounds reopened. The Republic was literally ripped apart. Finally Clan Wolf, Jade Falcon, and newly returned to the Crusader faction the Ghost Bears. To start to finish what IlKhan Leo Showers started, the capture of Terra and the final declaration of who would IlClan. But the Wolves and Bears have to play catch up to the Jade Falcon task force already in the Republic, and standing between them and Terra is a the little eight world Free Rasalhague Republic that is little more than the remants of a ComGuard armed camp. The Jade Falcons hold a mild advantage but the rest of the Clan lead by Jana Pryde has to carve through the Lyran Commonwealth to reach their little six world occupation zone in the Republic of the Sphere.
Jana Pryde, Khan of the Jade Falcons: A rather radical Khan that ephazizes the abandonment of tradition, and keeping those that only further the cause of the Clan.
Beckett Malthus: Galaxy Commander of task force remains occupying the six Republic of the Sphere worlds.
Jasek Kelswa: General of the StormHammers, oringinaly the protectors of Prefecture IX and the Isle of Skye, before defecting to the Steiners.
Katana Tormark: Ex-Duchess of Northwind, and ex-govenor of Prefecture 3 before defecting back to the Draconis Combine.
Tara Campbell: Counterss of Northwind, and govenor of Prefecture 3, savior of Terra, protector of Skye. MIA (Missing in Action)
Kate Steiner Davion Ward: Daughter of Vlad Ward and Katrina Steiner Davion, Khan of the Wolves. Being freeborm it was nrealy impossible for her to ascend the ranks, especially since the incident of Phelan Kell during the first Clan war. But an artist at politics and the devil of strategy, what she couldn't kill she used political manipulation to ruin him/her.
Horito Matasama: The Dragon of the Combine, the Coordinator. He ascended to the throne after the death of Hohiro Kurita who had no heir, and Minouru who had died of assination long ago. Some suspect the ways he rose to the throne. But he is a conservative Drac and many favor his return to the old ways. Very nationlistic and a return to vert strict control of media. Ignorant people are blissful people.
James Sandoval Davion: Son of Yvonne Steiner Davion, who removed the Steiner part of her name and gave up and claim to the throne and any claims of her children, and Tancred Snadoval. A very passionate leader and compassionate for his people but many of his advisors are glory hawks of the old Federated Commonwealth. James is a puppet of his advisors, who are many and stay out of the public eye.
Exarch Andrew Redburn: Leader of the failing Republic of the Sphere. Corrupt, cynical, and senile of the Inner Sphere. He worked for peace all his life, and now that his life's work has been chewed up and spit out all he wants to do now is taking as many Clanners, Lyrans, Fedrats, Dracs, and Liaos down with him.
Marduke Liao: Son of Sun Tzu Liao and a nameless mother that died when he was born and never mentioned again. He is the Chancellor of the Capellan Confederation, and has inherited his grandfather's, Maximillion Liao, madness.
Freebirth: A reference to natural born caste members in the clan. Considered a curse word.
Trueborn: Reference to geneticaly egineered warriors of the clan, who consider themselves a superior race to freeborns.
Fedrat: Insulting term for a Federated Suns citizen.
Drac: " Draconis Combine "