|Alor Greg Asha
"Aliit ori'shya tal'din" - Family is more than Blood
Born from exclusion and the lost, Aliit Talyc was created to give a sense of family and solidarity to lost Mandalorians. The clan first came into existence in Year 15, although no efforts were made to create a public footprint until Year 19 when Greg Asha finalised breaking his ties with Aliit Dael'mor.
Following the founding of Aliit Talyc the Alor undertook a personal quest to gather all his assets from across all of known space, with the sole purpose of consolidating a fleet for the service of the clan and stocking the armoury for those who sought a home. Started in secret in Year 16 this quest finally reached its conclusion in Year 21 and has since been made available and used by clan members at their discretion.
Aliit Talyc formerly recognises no tie to any organisation or government. They likewise have no vested interest in the split between Mandalorians over who is the rightful Mand'alor, though due to a personal friendship with Kai Oryk the clan leadership recognised his claim and was willing to fight alongside him, should the need arise. However, this stance was only for Kai Oryk and Aliit Talyc will not fight for or in the name of anyone but their clan members, though should personal loyalty lead them to aid another they may call upon members of the clan for support. So long as this doesn't cause conflict with the other members of the clan.
Aliit Talyc deviates from the traditional structure and has no aliit'buir, instead opting to simply have an Alor (roughly translated, Leader) and T'ad (Second). All other members of the clan are likewise referred to as ori'vod or vod'ika internally, typically replacing vod with a full or partial personal name, depending on personal relation to each individual and how close they are to one another. However, this is not a requirement and as such is merely an optional clan preference practiced between closer members of the clan.
Within the clan there are titles that may be earned, for example, Al'jurir (rough translation, Armsmaster), although these titles afford no rank and merely designate an individual's personal speciality. Though those with a title should be respected in their respective disciplines when seeking guidance.
Within Aliit Talyc the core principles are family and honour. In keeping with Mandalorian traditions the clan believes that family isn't just a matter of birth or marriage, it is something earned not granted. For each member of the clan what this sense of family means varies but ultimately it means the same thing, knowing you have a home and people to trust.
This likewise holds over to their sense of honour, whilst the clan doesn't shy away from the underworld or criminal dealings they encourage honest dealings with those their kin consider friends and allies. They likewise encourage the clan to engage with those just finding their feet in the galaxy and venturing from their homeworlds for the first time, as everyone remembers how vast and daunting the stars first appear. Aliit Talyc follows the teachings that many families make a clan, as such it isn't uncommon for clan members to keep their own surnames or adopt that of the clan member who adopted them.
Though for those without their own or who wish to use the clan surname, the surname of Talris is used as the clan's family and foundling name. This difference is designed to prevent any one family being seen as the ruling family within the clan.
There are no formal requirements for becoming Talyc, instead, all potential members have to be vouched for and claimed as family by an existing member of the clan in good standing. There is no requirement for this claiming to be as a son or daughter, as such it is common for members of Aliit Talyc to claim grown adults as brothers or sisters before vouching for them. Further to this Aliit Talyc doesn't practice exclusivity, though welcomes it, and freely allows members of the clan to join other clans, should they feel the need to do so. The only condition of this openness is an understanding that there must be no conflict between Aliit Talyc and any clan they wish to join. This dual clan status may be kept private so long as any new clan member is made known and vouched for to the clan leadership.
Upon joining members of the clan are unusually not gifted with armour, they are instead given a weapon from the clan armory and a beskaryc kar'ta (iron heart). This beskaryc kar'ta is made from the beskaryc kar'ta of the clan member who vouched for them, a current member of the clan leadership, a beskar blank, a material chosen by the adopting clan member to symbolise their family. The resulting three beskaryc kar'ta are shared between those present and a tal'sena (lit. translation, blood wing) provided to protect it. The reverse of the beskaryc kar'ta is engraved with names of remembrance, personal to the clan and the individual. However, the record of remembrance will only date back to when they were first claimed.
The beskaryc kar'ta symbolises that to Aliit Talyc being Mandalorian isn't about what you wear or where you come from but who you are. The beskaryc kar'ta and tal'sena are to be carried at all times, though the manner of carry is left up to personal choice.
Alor Greg Asha
"There is no lie greater than family, unless we choose them for ourselves." - Greg Asha