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> 钞票大把的钻石鲨氏族, 不太出名,但却是MAD CAT MK2的创始人
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Background
背景

The noble sea fox once belonged to us, bit it has proven weaker than we. We have survived where it has not, by becoming one with the predator that killed it.
高贵的海狐曾属于我们,但事实却证明它比我们弱。我们幸存下来它却没有,因为我们变成了那个杀死它的掠食者。

The diamond shark prowls through the ocean in search of prey, scorning the smaller creatures of the sea in favor of the more powerful opponents. It sees the sea fox, graceful and lethal, but knows itself more lethal still. Here is a foe worth fighting...here is an enemy against which the diamond shark may test its mettle!
钻石鲨在大海中巡游,搜索猎物。它对海中的小生物不屑一顾,它要找更强大的对手。它看到了优雅又致命的海狐,但它知道自己依然更致命。这是个值得一战的对手……这也许是个能让钻石鲨检验自身勇气的敌手!

The gray shape glides through the water, every inch of it a weapon so silent that its victim cannot hear it coming. It bides its time, watching and waiting, plotting the best moment to strike. As the sea fox rises from the water, the diamond shark leaps out of the waves behind it and arrows down in a deadly arc. It plunges back into the surf a hair's breadth from the sea fox, so close that the diamond-hard ridges on its side draw the doomed fox's blood. Too fast for the fox to react to the danger it only now sees, the shark leaps again, this time catching its prey in its powerful jaws and snapping its neck with the slightest downward pressure...
一团灰影在水中滑行,每一英寸都是那么寂静,以致它的牺牲品毫无知觉。它在等待时机:观察、等待、计划着进攻的最佳时机。海狐从水中起来时,钻石鲨从它身后的波涛中跃起,如箭般飞去,在空中划出一道死亡弧线。它跳进离海狐只有毫微之遥的浪中,近到它硬如钻石的背脊都能令遭厄运的海狐流血。一切都太快了,海狐还来不及对它现在才发觉的危险做出反应。钻石鲨再次跳起,这次它用强有力的颚咬住猎物,轻轻地咬断它的脖子……

-- Clan Diamond Shark story of former and current namesakes.
――钻石鲨氏族关于以前和目前象征物的故事

Clan Diamond Shark's history is certainly one of the more distinct in Clan history. No other Clan has been forced to make a more fundamental change than the Diamond Sharks.
钻石鲨氏族的历史在氏族历史中截然不同。没有哪个氏族被迫做出过比钻石鲨更为根本的改变了。

Clan Diamond Shark began its existence as Clan Sea Fox, named by Nicholas Kerensky for a seallink reptilian predator found in Strana Mechty's freshwater oceans. Nicholas admired this animal for the honor it apparently paid to its prey, seeming to bow to its opponent before attacking. Nicholas saw the ability to honor one's enemy as one of the essential traits that set the true warrior apart from the barbarian killing machine. Clan Sea Fox remained admirably faithful to that trait, as well as to the idealism and adaptability bequeathed to it by its two most influential Khans.
钻石鲨氏族开始以海狐氏的形式存在,他们由尼古拉斯•克伦斯基用麦卡提滩淡水海中发现的海豹状爬行食肉动物命名。尼古拉斯赞美过这种动物在攻击前向对手弯腰,好像在向猎物致敬的行为。尼古拉斯把这种向敌人致敬的能力视为把真武士与野蛮的杀戮机器区别开来的必备品格。海狐氏一直很好地信守这种品格,同样被信守的还有两位最有影响的大汗遗留给它的理想主义和适应性。

Clan Sea Fox quickly gained a reputation for free thinking liberalism and a openness with its lower castes which was remarkably different from the other Clans. Under the leadership of Khan Karen Nagasawa, Clan Sea Fox was soon known for its democratic ways and liberal attitudes toward all its caste members. Khan Nagasawa's policies paid off hugely as the Clan reaped substantial benefits from its exploration teams and the Clan-wide information network, the Chatterweb. With access to a number of extremely lucrative markets as well as being one of the first Clans to deploy OmniMechs, Clan Sea Fox rose to a high stature in a remarkably short time. All of these successes, though, came at a high price. The sea fox, once an endangered species, was soon to fall to a man-made threat.
海狐氏很快因思想自由的自由主义和迥异于其他氏族、对低阶层的开放而出名。在Karen Nagasawa大汗的领导下,海狐氏不久就因为对全体阶层的民主方式和自由态度而为人熟知。Nagasawa的政策收益巨大,而该族也从勘查队和氏族信息网络Chatterweb中收获了巨大红利。随着许多非常有利的市场的开放,以及成为第一个部署万能机甲的氏族,海狐氏在极短的时间里就达到了一个很高的高度。但是,所有这些成功也付出了巨大的代价。海狐这一度濒危的物种,不久就陷入了一个人造威胁。

Khan Howell of Clan Snow Raven, angered at recent losses to the hated Clan Sea Fox, ordered his scientists to create the ultimate aquatic killer. The Snow Raven scientists genetically engineered a Terran great white shark to become an even more fearsome predator. The new shark was dubbed the diamond shark, in honor of the diamond hard ridges on its flanks. The shark was then released into the sea in search of prey. It found it - in the sea fox. The sea fox of Strana Mechty knew no natural enemies. It was at the top of the food chain the planet's oceans and greatly admired by Clan Sea Fox. Within weeks, the diamond shark had decimated much of the sea fox's population. Soon the sea fox, which had already been saved from extinction once, was doomed.
雪乌鸦氏族的豪威尔可汗对最近因为讨厌的海狐氏而造成的损失十分恼火,他命令他的科学家创造一种终极水中杀手。雪乌鸦科学家利用基因工程将地球的大白鲨改造成了更为可怕的掠食者。为了向它侧腹如钻石般坚硬的背脊致敬,这种新鲨鱼被称作钻石鲨。然后这种鲨鱼被放到海中搜寻猎物。它找到了海狐。麦卡提滩的海狐不知道什么“天敌”的概念。它处在星球海洋食物链的顶端,极受海狐氏崇拜。在几星期里,钻石鲨就杀害了大批海狐。不久,海狐这种已经从“濒危”中解脱出来的生物被毁灭了。

No one knew of the sea fox's plight until Khan Clarke sailed out to give tribute. As Khan offered homage to the sea fox, he and his attendants were shocked to see a sea fox brutally killed by a previously unknown sea creature. Khan Clarke ordered the capture of the creature. A squad of Elementals managed to capture the beast, but the Sea Fox scientists were unable to identify its species. The arrival of the diamond shark left the Sea Fox Khans in a quandary. A quick survey indicated that the sea fox would be extinct before the end of the year. Clearly, the diamond shark proved the superior of the sea fox.
没人知道海狐的困境,直到Clarke可汗因为纳贡而出海。由于可汗很尊敬海狐,所以他和随从看到一头海狐被一种不知名的海生物残忍地杀害时他们十分震惊。Clarke可汗下令活捉那头生物。一队元素步兵成功地抓住了这头猛兽,但海狐科学家却无法鉴定它的种类。钻石鲨的到来令海狐可汗陷入来进退两难的境地。一个快速的调查显示海狐将在年底前灭绝。显然,钻石鲨已经证明自己优于海狐。

Khan Clarke called for vote allowing Clan Sea Fox to change its name to Diamond Shark. During the debates, it was revealed that the Snow Ravens were responsible for the destruction of the sea fox. Some of the other Khans were sympathetic to the Sea Fox's dilemma, but in the end the vote was cast against the name change. Khan Clarke immediately declared a Trial of Refusal and won the right to change the Clan's name.
Clarke可汗召开了一次投票,要求准许海狐氏更名为钻石鲨。在辩论期间,有人透露雪乌鸦要为海狐的毁灭负责。其他一些可汗对海狐氏的困境深表同情,但最后投票还是否决了更名议案。Clarke可汗立刻宣布一场否决试炼,并赢得了为氏族更名的权利。

After much pondering and soul searching, Khan Clarke came to a controversial decision. Khan Clarke threw the vote to change the Clan's name open to all members of the Clan. The warriors were enraged by this, but Khan Clarke stood firm in the face of opposition, defeating all challengers. In the end, the Clans name was changed to Diamond Shark. The Sea Fox was gone forever.
在深思熟虑后,Clarke可汗想出了一个富有争议的决定。他把更名投票下放到氏族全体(全民公投)。战士们被激怒了,但Clarke可汗坚定地站在了他们的对立面,打败了所有挑战。最后,这支氏族的名字被改为钻石鲨。海狐之名不复存在了。

Few Clans were pleased by the vote, the Smoke Jaguars least of all. Appalled that the Sharks would let their lower castes have a say in anything, the Jaguars launched a major attack against a Diamond Shark holding. Khan Clarke ordered his units to use flexible tactics, knowing that the Jaguars depended upon rigid battle plans and strict adherence to the chain of command. The Diamond Shark units crushed the Jaguar force, proving that the Sharks were not as weak-willed as some thought. Though born more than a century apart, Khan Karen Nagasawa and Khan Damon Clarke did more to shape Clan Sea Fox than any other leaders in this Clan's history.
几乎没有哪个氏族对这个投票结果满意,至少烟虎氏最不满意。钻石鲨让低阶层开口说话的行为令他们胆战心惊,于是烟虎对一颗钻石鲨星球发动了一次大规模进攻。Clarke可汗命令他的部队采取灵活的战术,因为他知道烟虎依赖严格的作战计划和对指挥链的严格遵守。钻石鲨部队粉碎了烟虎军,证明钻石鲨绝非有些人想的那样意志薄弱。尽管Karen Nagasawa和Damon Clarke两位可汗出生相差一个多世纪,但他们对海狐氏所塑造的比这个氏族历史上任何其他领袖都要多。

Clan Diamond Shark occupies a unique position among the Clans. Within a rigidly hierarchical blueprint for society, they have come closest to democracy; among people convinced that military strength depends on tight controls and reverence for the chain of command, the Diamond Sharks have achieved remarkable battlefield prowess through the kind of flexibility other Clans disdain. Clan Diamond Shark is also the only Clan ever to have changed its name, a startling shift for a society that values order and stability above virtually all things. In changing its name, Clan Diamond Shark adapted to a unique set of circumstances. Its ability to do so most clearly demonstrates this Clan's unorthodox nature.
钻石鲨氏族在氏族中占据了一个独特的地位。在一个严格分等级的社会里,他们离民主最近;在一大群深信军事实力依靠严格控制和对指挥链的尊重的人中,钻石鲨通过其他氏族所蔑视的灵活也达到了显著的战场威力。钻石鲨氏族还是仅有的曾改名的氏族。通过更名事件,钻石鲨氏族适应了独特的形势。同时它有能力这么做也非常清楚地证明了这个氏族背弃传统的天性。

Century of Change
变革的世纪

The next century brought about great changes as the Sharks continued to show themselves to be expert merchants and scientists. Many technological advances, including the perfection of many BattleMech weapons, gave the Sharks great tactical flexibility as its warriors were amongst the first to field OmniMechs. Diamond Shark scientists also discovered the harjell, which, when combined with a starch produced a extremely durable and flexible substance used in the repair of Elemental armor and securing hull breaches on DropShip, JumpShips and WarShips.
下一个世纪发生了重大的变化,钻石鲨不断以专业的商人和科学家的形象示于人。许多技术进步,包括许多战斗机甲武器的完善,给予了钻石鲨巨大的战术灵活性(正如它的战士是第一批部署万能机甲的)。钻石鲨科学家还发现了harjell,这种东西和淀粉结合时会产生一种非常耐用非常柔软的物质,可以用来修补元素装甲,以及密封空投艇、跳跃远航舰和战舰壳体的裂口。

The Crusaders demands for invasion put the Diamond Sharks in a difficult position. While they agreed in principle that the Inner Sphere needed to be brought into the fold, they were at odds with the other Clans as to the method. Over the last century, the Sharks had slowly transitioned from being a Warden Clan to Crusader. The Sharks disagreed with the Wolves about leaving the Inner Sphere alone and definitely did not want the Smoke Jaguars leading the attack. The Jaguars brutal policies and attitudes toward the lower castes left the Shark Khans concerned about the future of the Inner Sphere. Clan history had shown that the Jaguars would likely incinerate any population center that caused them too much trouble.
十字军派要求入侵把钻石鲨放到了一个困难的境地。他们原则上同意内天体需要被带入羊圈,但他们和其他氏族在方法上有争议。在上个世纪里,钻石鲨慢慢由守望者派转向十字军派。钻石鲨不同意狼族不理会内天体的做法,也明确不希望烟虎领导进攻。烟虎野蛮的政策和对低阶层的态度让钻石鲨可汗关心起内天体的未来。氏族的历史表明烟虎很可能把任何给他们带来太多麻烦的人口中心烧成灰。

As the years passed, the Diamond Shark Khans came to the decision that invasion was inevitable and they were the logical Clan to lead the invasion. When Khan Kherlin Ward proposed Wolf's Dragoons in 3005, the Diamond Shark Khans voted in favor of the proposal. The lack of information concerning the Inner Sphere convinced the Shark Khans to wait until they learned how matters fared in the Successor States.
随着时间的流逝,钻石鲨可汗断定入侵不可避免,而他们必将领导入侵。Kherlin Ward可汗在3005年提议派遣狼龙骑兵时,钻石鲨可汗对这项提议投了赞成票。内天体情报的缺乏让钻石鲨可汗深信在了解继承国家进展如何之前应该等待。

Fortunately, the decision to wait proved correct. The information provided by Wolf's Dragoons convinced many that the Inner Sphere, rather from being a collapsing hulk, was beginning to thrive once more. Further evidence showed that the Successor States were rapidly regaining the technology lost during the ruinous Successor Wars. The emergence of the Federated Commonwealth alarmed many Crusader Khans. They cited that the Commonwealth was on the verge of rebuilding the Star League on its own!
幸运的是,等待的决定证明是对的。狼龙骑兵提供的情报让许多人确信,内天体根本没变成漏水的破船,而是再度开始繁荣起来。进一步的证据显示继承国家正迅速恢复毁灭性的继承战争期间失落的技术。联邦合众国的存在令许多十字军派可汗十分惊恐。他们论证合众国正处于独力重建星际联盟的边缘!

The matter was debated further over the next few years, with all talks of invasion stalled by the Warden Khans. The decision to invade came when Khan Leo Showers presented evidence that the Inner Sphere was readying itself to invade the Clan homeworlds. Khan Showers' eloquence not only guaranteed the invasion, but that he would be elected ilKhan.
接下来的几年一直在辩论,所有有关入侵的对话都被守望者派可汗停止了。入侵的决定是在雷欧•肖尔斯可汗展示了内天体准备入侵氏族家园的证据时作出的。肖尔斯汗的雄辩不仅使入侵成为定局,也使他自己被选为大可汗。

The bidding for slots in the invasion force was fierce, only Clan Wolf (by virtue of being the heirs of the Kerensky's) was exempted from the many brutal Trials. Khan Hawker's Diamond Shark forces did not fair well in the Trials and was forced to accept a position as a reserve Clan.
竞争入侵大军席位的竞标十分激烈,只有狼族(靠着克伦斯基继承人的身份)被免于许多残酷的试炼。Hawker可汗的钻石鲨部队在试炼中做得不太好,被迫接受了预备氏族的位置。

The Diamond Keshik journeyed with the invasion force and fought well alongside the Jade Falcons. The Keshik performed so well, in fact, that prominent Jade Falcons schemed to remove the Diamond Shark presence from the invasion force by any means. The Sharks were eventually force to limit their role in the Inner Sphere, but not after winning the planet Nyserta from Clan Ghost Bear.
钻石凯什克与入侵部队同行,并且在碧玉鹰旁边打得不错。事实上,凯什克表现得非常之好,以致著名的碧玉鹰计划不惜用任何方式从入侵大军中抹掉钻石鲨的存在。最后钻石鲨被迫限制他们在内天体的行动,但不是在从鬼熊氏赢得Nyserta行星后。


Tukayyid
图凯伊德之战

As with the invasion itself, Khan Ian Hawker failed to earn his Clan a pre-eminent place during the bidding for this historic battle. Over-eager to win the right of first landing and over-confident of his warriors' strength, Khan Hawker initially bid a mere six Clusters, and dared not go too far below his opening gambit. The Khans of the other Clans all surpassed Clan Diamond Shark in the number of concessions they could make, and so Clan Diamond Shark ended up landing second to last. Adding insult to injury, Clan Smoke Jaguar won the right to land first.
和入侵时一样,Ian Hawker可汗没能在这场历史性会战的战争投标期间为他的氏族赢得一个好位置。由于太急切地想赢得首批登陆的权利,以及对他战士能力的过度自信,Hawker可汗的初始报价只投了六个星团,而且不敢把开局兵力降太低。其他氏族可汗在回旋余地上都大于钻石鲨氏族,于是钻石鲨氏族最后的登陆次序是倒数第二。而烟虎氏赢得首批登陆的权利更是在他们的伤口上撒了把盐。

The Diamond Sharks' target cities, Kozice Prime and Urcunat, lie a mere 20 kilometers from each other on the far side of the Kozice Valley. All five Clusters of the Shark assault force landed in the valley; Alpha Galaxy's Nineteenth Heavy Cluster and Thirty-ninth Striker Cluster headed toward Kozice Prime, while Gamma Galaxy's 222nd Assault Cluster and 369th Striker Cluster headed toward Urcunat.
钻石鲨的目标城市Kozice Prime和Urcunat坐落在Kozice谷远处,两城间距只有20公里。钻石鲨进攻部队的全部五个星团都降落在山谷内:阿尔法星群的19重型星团和39打击星团直捣Kozice Prime,而伽马星群的222突击星团和369打击星团直奔Urcunat而去。

Alpha Galaxy's Nineteenth Heavy Cluster met the 182nd and Eighty-fifth Divisions of the Third ComGuard Army in the foothills overlooking Kozice Prime, while the elite Thirty-ninth Striker Cluster clashed with a division of the Eighth Army as the Clan 'Mechs entered the narrow end of the Kozice Valley. The Nineteenth Heavy fared well against the Eighty-fifth, but could only make a little headway toward their objective before the 182nd Division outflanked them. The 182nd held Alpha Galaxy' forces down in a brutal slugging match, while the remaining 'Mechs of the Eighty-fifth joined the Thirty-first and Fifty-sixth in an attempt to disrupt the Sharks' supply lines.
阿尔法星群的19重型星团在俯瞰Kozice Prime的丘陵那里遭遇了通讯卫队第3军的182师和85师,而精锐的39打击星团和第8军的一个师发生冲突,那时氏族机甲进入了Kozice谷的狭窄尽头。19重型星团和85师交战时打得不错,但在182师从侧翼包围他们之前19星团进展甚微。182师把阿尔法星群牵制进了一场硬拼的战斗,而85师的残余机甲加入了企图破坏钻石鲨补给线的31师和56师。

Gamma Galaxy's Clusters quickly turned their attention to this new threat, and the 222nd Assault Cluster won the honor of destroying the raiders. The conflict between the 222nd and the ComGuards' Eighty-fifth Division was particularly brutal, with neither side able to gain the upper hand for some time. Finally, Star Colonel Seth Davis grew so frustrated that he called upon the remaining Clusters of Gamma Galaxy for help. The added 'Mechs enabled him to crush the Eighty-fifth, only to lose all but a single MechWarrior to the avenging Thirty-first and Fifty-sixth Divisions.
伽马星群的星团很快把注意力转到这个新威胁上,222突击星团赢得了消灭袭击者的荣誉。222星团和通讯卫队85师之间的战斗特别惨烈,双方都无法维持一段时间的上风。星团长Seth Davis感到非常灰心,于是他叫伽马星群剩下的星团来帮忙。赶来的机甲让他击垮了85师,但最后只剩下一个机甲战士面对前来复仇的31师和56师。

While Gamma Galaxy battled the doomed Eighty-fifth and the divisions of the Eighth Army, Precentor Burkenbine's Fifth Army executed a combat drop behind the Sharks' front lines, neatly cutting Alpha and Gamma Galaxies off from their landing zone and supplies. Meanwhile, the ComGuards troops already in the valley received reinforcements from the Eighty-second, 301st, and 182nd Divisions. The shocked Diamond Shark Khans found their Galaxies completely surrounded and dangerously low on ammunition.
当伽马星群同遭厄运的86师和第8军的师交战时,Burkenbine领唱者的第5军在钻石鲨的战线之后进行了战斗空降,几乎把阿尔法、伽马星群同他们的降落场和补给场割裂开来。同时,已经在山谷的通讯卫队部队得到了82师、301师和182师的增援。震惊的钻石鲨可汗发现他们的星群完全被包围了,而且弹药存量也降到了危险水平。

Khan Hawker regrouped the surviving Alpha and Gamma Clusters for an all-out frontal assault in a desperate attempt to break through the deadly ring of ComGuards 'Mechs. Meanwhile, Khan Sennet called upon the reserve 'Mechs of Omega Galaxy to rescue the front-line units from the trap. While Omega Galaxy fought its way past the 323rd and 299th Divisions of the Fifth Army, the rest of the ComGuards cut down the charging Alpha and Gamma Galaxy OmniMechs like so much wheat. The frontal assault, so prized by Khan Hawker because he considered it more Clan-like than more devious tactics, proved a fatal mistake in the brutal contest with the well-equipped and far trickier ComGuards.
Hawker可汗重编了阿尔法和伽马星群幸存的星团,并做了一个绝望的努力:全力发动正面突击,以突破通讯卫队机甲致命的包围圈。同时,Sennet可汗还召来了欧米伽星群的机甲预备队,让他们把一线部队救出困境。当欧米伽星群穿过第5军的323师和299师,奋力杀出血路时,其余的通讯卫队像割麦子一样收拾了冲锋中的阿尔法和伽马星群的万能机甲。正面突击很受Hawker可汗的赏识,因为他认为这比迂回战术更有氏族味道,结果证明这是和装备精良、远为狡猾的通讯卫队进行的血腥战斗中一个非常决定性的错误。

Despite the heavy damage done by ComStar's forces, Omega's reserve 'Mechs finally managed to punch a hole in the ComGuards' iron net. The remnants of Alpha and Gamma Galaxies limped back to the landing zone, the ComGuards harassing their flanks and rear all the way. Just as the Clan drew within sight of its DropShips, the ComGuards massed for a final killing assault. The Diamond Sharks waited for the deadly blow, but it never fell. Instead, the freebirth MechWarriors of Omega Galaxy silently spread out and met the enemy head-on. The ComGuards destroyed Omega Galaxy, but the freebirths' sacrifice cleared the way for the remnants of Alpha and Gamma Galaxies to make good their escape.
尽管受到通讯卫队的重创,但欧米伽的机甲预备队最后得以在通讯卫队的铁桶阵上打出了洞。阿尔法和伽马星群的残存部队步履蹒跚地返回登陆场,通讯卫队不断骚扰他们的侧翼和后方。就在氏族看到自己的空投艇时,通讯卫队发动了最后的集群突击。钻石鲨等待着这把剑落到他们头顶上,但它再也没落下来。相反,欧米伽星群的自由民机甲战士默默地展开,正面迎敌。通讯卫队消灭了欧米伽星群,但自由民的牺牲为阿尔法和伽马星群残余部队的脱逃打通了道路。

In recognition of the incredible bravery shown by a class of warriors he had always de-valued, a chastened Khan Hawker formally rescinded his ban on freebirth warriors serving in front-line OmniMechs. Despite the courage of its troops, Clan Diamond Shark lost almost all of the troops it had committed on Tukayyid.
学乖了的Hawker可汗为了奖赏他一向贬低的自由民战士表现出来的非凡勇气,于是正式废除了他关于自由民驾驶一线万能机甲的一纸禁令。尽管钻石鲨军勇气非凡,但他们还是丧失了几乎所有投在图凯伊德的部队。


Post-Tukayyid
图凯伊德之后

The near-total destruction of their forces on Tukayyid cost the Diamond Sharks many of their finest officers as well as much of their pride. As if to add insult to injury, within a year of the Tukayyid debacle, they lost Nyserta to several Ghost Bear Clusters determined to take their world back. In the six years subsequent to the disastrous battle on Tukayyid, the Diamond Sharks have spent enormous amounts trading with the other Clans and rebuilding their touman. Diamond Shark merchants have made enormous profits in recent years selling goods and equipment to the invading Clans. Diamond Shark transports are the least threatening to Inner Sphere, but their WarShips will not hesitate to attack any vessel that interferes with their trade.
图凯伊德上几乎全军覆没让钻石鲨付出的不只是许多最好的军官,还有他们的骄傲。雪上加霜的是,图凯伊德惨败后的一年内,他们把Nyserta丢给了几个决意夺回星球的鬼熊星团。在图凯伊德灾难性的战斗后的六年里,钻石鲨花费大量时间同其他氏族贸易,以及重建军队。钻石鲨商人在最近几年向入侵氏族出售货物和装备,获取了巨额利润。钻石鲨的运输船对内天体威胁最小,但他们的战舰会毫不犹豫地攻击任何妨碍他们贸易的船只。

In the interim, Khan Hawker has ceded control of the Clan to Angus Labov, head of the politically powerful merchants council, in return for the resources to rebuild. The Diamond Sharks have rebuilt their military in record time.
在这段过渡期里,Hawker可汗把对氏族的控制割让给了政治上非常强大的商会领袖Angus Labov,作为对重建所用资源的回报。钻石鲨在创纪录的时间里重建了他们的军力。

In the years since 3056, Clan Diamond Shark has slowly recovered some of the considerable honor it lost by losing so clearly on Tukayyid. Khan Ian Hawker himself was one of the fourteen Khans present at the Grand Council and with his scorn for the pragmatic, voted against Clan Jade Falcon Khan Elias Crichell's nomination for ilKhan. It was the negative votes of the Diamond Shark Khans that allowed Khan Vlad Ward of Clan Jade Wolf, a Clan formerly named Wolf, declare a trial of refusal against the election of Crichell to ilKhan and kill Elias in that trial.
自3056年开始,钻石鲨氏族慢慢恢复了一些可观的荣誉――显然是因图凯伊德战役失去的。Ian Hawker可汗本人是出席上议院的十四可汗之一,他出于对实用主义的蔑视投票反对任命碧玉鹰氏族的可汗Elias Crichell为大可汗。正是由于钻石鲨可汗的反对票让碧玉狼氏族(以前称为狼族)的弗拉德•沃德可汗能对Crichell中选大可汗一事提出否决试炼,并在那场试炼中杀死了Elias。

Prior to the recent Inner Sphere counterattack, Khan Hawker joined forces with Ice Hellion Khan Asa Taney in an attempt to absorb one or more of the invading Clans. Fortunately for the Inner Sphere, the move was defeated by quick thinking by Wolf Khan Vladimir Ward and Jade Falcon Khan Marthe Pryde. Fortunately, few Diamond Shark troops participated in the Harvest Wars initiated by Khan Ward.
在最近的内天体反攻前,Hawker可汗加入了冰鹫氏可汗Asa Taney的军队,企图吞并一个或更多的入侵氏族。对内天体而言十分幸运的是,这个活动败给了狼族可汗弗拉基米尔•沃德和碧玉鹰可汗Marthe Pryde的快速判断。幸运的是,参与“收获战争”的钻石鲨部队几乎没有被沃德可汗吸纳的。

The Clan Diamond Shark's ability to adapt and adjust to their situation and surroundings is the thing that differentiates them from the other Clans and may be the one thing that allows them to recover from their disastrous loss to ComStar on Tukayyid, regain their honor, and return to their position of power as one of the invading Clans.
钻石鲨氏族随现状和环境适应调整的能力把他们同其他氏族区分开来,也许正是这点让他们能从图凯伊德上惨败给通讯之星中恢复过来,重拾荣誉,并作为入侵氏族的一员回复实力。


Death of a Clan
氏族之死

With the defeat of the Smoke Jaguars in the Inner Sphere and on Huntress, the Clans found themselves with the unprecedented prospect of an Inner Sphere invasion of Strana Mechty. The Star League Defense Force soon challenged the Clans to a Trial of Refusal over the invasion. If the Inner Sphere won, the invasion was over and the invading Clans would retain the worlds they had conquered. If the Clans won, the invasion would resume. The Warden Clans refused to participate in the Trial, leaving the eight Crusader Clans to face the SLDF. As the Smoke Jaguars had only two Binaries of troops left, it was decided that each Crusader Clan would only commit two Binaries to the battle.
随着烟虎在内天体和Huntress的失利,氏族发现自己遇上了史无前例的前景:内天体对麦卡提滩的入侵。星际联盟防卫军不久向氏族发出挑战,要用一场否决试炼来结束入侵。倘若内天体获胜,则入侵结束,入侵氏族保留已经征服的星球。倘若氏族获胜,入侵继续。守望者派氏族拒绝参与试炼,让八个十字军派氏族面对星际联盟防卫军(SLDF)。由于烟虎只留下了两个双星的部队,所以决定每个十字军派氏族只提交两个双星参战。

The Diamond Sharks, who had over the years since Tukayyid switched to the Warden faction, refused to take part in the battle with the SLDF. How the merchant-oriented Clan will respond to the new opportunities now made available to it in the Inner Sphere is unknown at this time.
在图凯伊德之后的几年里转向守望者阵营的钻石鲨拒绝同SLDF作战。目前还不知道这个以商为本的氏族会怎样应对它在内天体的这个新机会。

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