Bekiskapan Triad | E. Christopher Clark

Bekiskapan Triad


The Triad was a triangular military formation which served as the most basic building block of the Bekiskapan armed forces—both on Earth-665 and during the First Age in Eden.


Composed of three soldiers armed with a mix of swords, axes, and hammers, the Bekiskapan Triad could act as either light or heavy infantry—depending on the needs of the day—given that the only armor a Bekiskapan soldier needed to wear was the war paint that rendered them impervious to most physical attacks. A battalion of 100 triads was enough to win the day in almost any frontal assault, but a single triad was exceptionally mobile and used extensively in screening, scouting, and black ops missions.



Each triad was comprised of three individuals, typically of the same gender, who were also romantically committed to one another. The belief was that the three would fight for each other with much more ferocity that way, and that three was better than two since if one member of the unit fell then the other two would still have each other to lean upon.


A Bekiska’s choice of weapon was highly personal, with some opting for blunt-force objects such as hammers and other strongly preferring the feel of a sword or an axe in the hand. Most soldiers carried only one weapon, so as to be able to travel light and fast at a moment’s notice, but some did carry two. There was no prohibition against that. The military elite trusted each triad to set its own rules.


The relationship between members of a triad was expected to be equal in all ways. If one pillar fell or otherwise did not or could not carry its weight, the whole structure would be compromised. As such, command alternated between the three members of a triad. Each man, woman, or enby would lead the unit for one day before passing it on to the next person in line.


And you keep still because you think that maybe his visual acuity is based on movement like T-Rex—he’ll lose you if you don't move. But no, not Velociraptor. You stare at him, and he just stares right back. And that’s when the attack comes. Not from the front, but from the side, from the other two raptors you didn’t even know were there.
— Dr. Alan Grant, Jurassic Park

When operating on their own, and even during larger battles once orderly combat had given way to chaos, one of the best tricks a Bekiskapan Triad’s had up its proverbial sleeve was an attack they modeled after their observations of Dakotaraptors in the wild. One member of the triad would hold an opponent’s attention from the front, while the other two flanked the often unsuspecting victim from both sides and came in for the kill.


Military service was mandatory in Bekiskapan society for all individuals, regardless of gender. Formal training began at age 17 and lasted for one year. Since the tenants of the Bekiskapan armed forces were the same as the tenants of society at large, very little resocialization was involved. The year was spent training in unarmed combat and in the use of a primary weapon, with attention also paid to the selection of partners for one’s triad and how to interact successfully with other units.

Overall training Level
Assumed Veterancy


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Dec 20, 2022 02:20 by Chris L

I was hoping for Scott, Jean, and Logan! Still ban cool concept!

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Dec 20, 2022 11:54 by E. Christopher Clark

I will still find a way. Somewhere, in one of these articles, a Scott, Jean, and Logan will be lurking.

Now it's time for the awkward wave.
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