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Afarsin neighbouring systems
Afarsin neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates -216.31 : -369.87[e]

The Afarsin system is the location of at least one habitable world,[1] and as at 3145 was a part of the Magistracy of Canopus.[2][3]

System History[edit]

The Afarsin system was settled at some point prior to the end of the Age of War, and at some point either joined or was annexed by the Magistracy of Canopus.[4] During the Star League era Afarsin was a part of the Canopus District of the Magistracy.[5]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Star League[edit]

Reunification War[edit]

Afarsin was a member of the Magistracy of Canopus when a Star League Defense Force task force under the command of Captain-General Marion Marik was assigned to conquer the Magistracy of Canopus in 2577. Afarsin was targetted by the SLDF in 2583 with the Fifty-fifth Brigade from VII Corps assigned to conquering Afarsin and with the Fourth Marik Militia, Second Oriente Hussars, Second Orloff Grenadiers and Third Regulan Hussars in support.[1][39]

Afarsin was an agrarian world of little strategic importance and was conquered in short order by the SLDF task force, part of a lightning campaign that saw four worlds conquered in two months, completing the encirclement of Canopus. Afarsin would be occupied by the SLDF for the remainder of the war; once the Reunification War ended, a number of Magistracy worlds were annexed by the Free Worlds League, but Afarsin remained a part of the Magistracy.[1][8]

Fall of the Star League[edit]

During the final years of the Star League, Afarsin served as the main supply depot for the LXXII Corps (Star League). Thus a substantial Star League Defense Force garrison was positioned on world. While this substantial force kept the world safe, the troops stationed there had more free time then they knew what to do with. The commander of the 279th BattleMech Division, Major General Janice Pigot, decided to put her Academy experience as a volleyball player to good use to resolve this issue. The recordings of BattleMechs rolling in sand dunes while batting a large ball between them could be found on worlds dozens of light years away.[40]

Military Deployment[edit]



Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Bass 16.4 Lindenmarle 17.7 Booker 24.5 Restitution 27.4
Bethonolog 30.7 Marantha 32.1 Tarol IV 32.3 Royal Foxx 32.4
Cranston 33.5 Gallis 43.9 Obrenovac 44.9 Palladix 46.7
Ceará 47.2 Gambilon 49.0 Candiear 51.0 Payvand 54.5
Ildlandet 55.1 Techne's Revenge 56.8 Eleusis 57.1 Zelmag III 59.0


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Historical: Reunification War, p. 102, "Afarsin, Adherlwin, Megarez and Nobel (March-April 2583)"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Era Report: 3145, p. 38, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 93, "Magistracy of Canopus after Age of War [2571] and fall of the Star League [2750]"
  5. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 96, "Magistracy of Canopus [2767]]"
  6. Handbook: House Marik, p. 24, "Free Worlds League after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  7. Historical: Reunification War, p. 94, "Reunification War: Magistracy of Canopus Front Deployments (2577)"
  8. 8.0 8.1 Historical: Reunification War, p. 158, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  9. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  10. Field Manual: SLDF, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  11. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  12. Field Report 2765: Periphery, p. 35, "Magistracy Armed Forces Deployment Map - [2765]"
  13. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 96, "Magistracy of Canopus - [2767] Map"
  14. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  15. Handbook: House Marik, p. 34, "Free Worlds League after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  16. Handbook: House Marik, p. 38, "Free Worlds League after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  17. 17.0 17.1 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 96, Magistracy of Canopus after Age of War, p. 96, "Magistracy of Canopus after Third Succession War [3025] and after FedCom Civil War [3067]"
  18. The Periphery (sourcebook), p. 152, "Map of the Periphery"
  19. Handbook: House Marik, p. 42, "Free Worlds League after Third Succession War - [3025]"
  20. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  21. Handbook: House Marik, p. 51, "Free Worlds League after Fourth Succession War - [3030]"
  22. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  23. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
  24. Objective Raids, p. 46, "Map of Periphery States"
  25. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3057] Map"
  26. Handbook: House Marik, p. 54, "Free Worlds League after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  27. The Periphery, 2nd Edition, p. 112, "Magistracy of Canopus & Tortuga Dominions"
  28. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  29. Inner Sphere (sourcebook), p. 97, "Near Periphery Kingdoms"
  30. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  31. Handbook: House Marik, p. 56, "Free Worlds League after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  32. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64, "Inner Sphere - [3075]"
  33. Field Report: Periphery, p. 20, "Magistracy of Canopus Region Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  34. Field Report: FWLM, p. 17, "Free Worlds League Military Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  35. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 62, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  36. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [3085]"
  37. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  38. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  39. Historical: Reunification War, p. 149, "Magistracy Of Canopus Front (2583-2588)"
  40. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 207, "279th BattleMech Division"
  41. Historical: Reunification War, p. 150, "Magistracy Of Canopus Front(Jump-Off - 2582)"
  42. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 257, "SLDF - Magistracy of Canopus Military Command Map"