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Gossamer Clan
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The Gossamer Clan symbol
Group Overview and Statistics
Type

Spider Ninja Clan

Time of
formation

Unknown

Members
Alignment

Neutral (formerly), Good

Status

Active

Resident
location
and/or bases

Dragon Kingdom

Equipment and/or
weaponry
  • Bo staves
  • Nunchucks
  • Tsais
  • Webbing
Allies
Enemies

The Gossamer Clan is a ninja Clan of Mobian spiders from the Dragon Kingdom. It is one of the four clans that serve under the Bride of Four Houses within the Iron Dominion, and is led by the Bride of the Endless Reach. (SU: #13)

History

Heritage

Some time after its founding, the Gossamer Clan received a precious artifact from its original Bride: the Web of Fate. By reading its threads, members of the Clan were able to read of the possible they could take and what consequences would follow. One of the Clan's most gifted web readers was Uma Arachnis, who learned that the Source of All was fated to fall into evil hands. Seeking to protect her people, Uma set out, eventually winding up in the employ of Ixis Naugus. Later her quest would culminate with the destruction of the Crown of Acorns and Sword of Acorns, the latter having been delivered to Naugus by Uma's children, the Arachne, after her demise. The Arachne themselves were killed by Dr. Eggman's Egg Grape Chamber aftey they and Mammoth Mogul's other associates were captured.

Iron Dominion

After years of war with the rival Raiju Clan, Shinobi Clan, and Yagyu Clan, the Gossamer Clan also found itself contending with the Iron Dominion, the Gossamer Clan also found itself contending with the Yagyu Bride of Rich Nights was murdered by the Iron King, with the Iron Queen taking credit for it. The subverted Yagyu Clan then began fighting the various clans at the Iron Queen's orders, and fearing that their rivals would join the Dominion in alliance, the Bride of the Endless Reach and her counterparts pledged their allegiance to the Dominion.

When Monkey Khan returned to the Dragon Kingdom with several of the Knothole Freedom Fighters in tow, the Gossamer Clan dispatched operatives to capture them, but they were then invited to meet with the Bride. After learning of Uma's fate from Sally Acorn and consulting the Web of Fate with regards to the path of peace, she agreed to break off the clan's ties with the Dominion.

Trivia

  • Gossamer is a common name for spider silk.
  • Due to her status as a spider with ninja training, Uma Arachnis was once a member of the Gossamer Clan.

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