Clan Occupation Zones
Each COZ's structure and hierarchy differs according to whichever Clan is in control. For example, life in Clan Ghost Bear's Zone resembles that of the Rasalhague Republic, with currency and free trade, while life in the Clan Jade Falcon OZ is structured like life in the Kerensky Cluster, broadly centered around socialist economic thought and traditional Clan values.
The Zones all added together are slightly bigger in planetary assets than the Capellan Confederation, and possess the bulk of the respective invading Clans' forces.
Originally there were four occupation zones: the Smoke Jaguar zone, later shared with the Clan Nova Cat, all in former Combine space, the Ghost Bear zone, almost exclusively in former Rasalhague space, the Clan Wolf zone, in Rasalhague space, and Clan Jade Falcon zone, later partnered with the Clan Steel Viper, in Lyran Commonwealth space. But the number of clans present, and the number of zones, reduced quickly: in 3059, after Operation Bulldog the Smoke Jaguar Occupation zone was reconquered by the Combine, and Nova Cat worlds turned into the Irece Prefecture. In the year 3061, the Steel Vipers were defeated by the Jade Falcons and forced to leave their Occupation zone exclusively to them. After the Great Refusal, the Clan Hell's Horses invaded the rear of the Wolf and Falcon zones, creating their own occupation zone. The space of all the zones changed drastically with the time: The Ghost Bear zone expanded greatly, taking worlds from the Horses, Wolfs and even the Draconis Combine, after the Combine-Ghost Bear War.
Wars of ReavingEdit
Although the Invading Clans enjoyed the tremendous wealth they gained from the aftermath of Operation Revival, their luck would eventually run out during the late 3060's. After the dissolution of the Second Star League and expiration of the Truce of Tukayyid, ilKhan Brett Andrews would direct his attention to the Invading Clans, claiming in order to restart another invasion, they must purge the Inner Sphere taint within their clan. This would result in a brutal civil war between the Invading Clans (and those who briefly visited the Inner Sphere) and Home Clans. As a result, communications were severed between the two realms permanently. Some clans, such as the Ice Hellions and Hell's Horses did attempt to carve their own occupation zone, leaving the former to become scattered among the Inner Sphere. Clan Diamond Shark would be the first clan to depart to the Inner Sphere during the civil war, followed by the other spheroid clans. Their holdings in clan space were fought over by the other clans. This would leave Clan Diamond Shark, Clan Snow Raven and Clan Hell's Horses as the only three clans who escaped the Inner Sphere. With the formation of their own grand council and barring of the Home Clans, the Clan Occupation Zones would now serve as the permanent homes for the remaining Spheroid Clans.
The most drastic change of the zones happened during the Dark Age. Some of the Clans would merge with their Inner Sphere counterparts or revert back to their original names. In 3085, Clan Snow Raven and the Outworlds Alliance would merge to become the Raven Alliance. After the censure of Clan Diamond Shark and news of their original namesake totem flourishing in various Inner Sphere worlds, the clan would revert back into Clan Sea Fox and reform as a nomadic trading Clan in 3100. The Ghost Bear Dominion would finally merge with the remaining worlds of the Free Rasalhague Republic, calling themselves the Rasalhague Dominion in 3103. In 3136, Clan Wolf abandoned their zone, already greatly reduced, Alaric Wolf relocated all his clan into Lyran Commonwealth space, creating what they called the Wolf Empire. Their old zone was quickly conquered by their neighbor clans, mainly by the Hell's Horses, who conquered twenty-two of their worlds, including the former Wolf capital, Tamar. By 3145, The Bears and Falcon zones have expanded even more, (the first mainly after absorbing the Vega Protectorate, conquering dozens of worlds from the Combine, the Commonwealth and the Republic of the Sphere.