Arcadia (FS)

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Note: X and Y are coordinates (light years on XY plane) relative to Terra at (0, 0)

System information
X:Y Coordinates 253.74 : -88.60[e]

The Arcadia system was the location of at least one garden world and as at 2750 was located in the Markesan Operational Area of the Crucis March within the Federated Suns.[1]

System Description[edit]

The Arcadia system is located near Odell and Streator.[1]

System History[edit]

The Arcadia system was settled during the First Exodus from Terra.[2] Arcadia was removed from maps during the First Succession War as the system had been abandoned, depopulated or both.[3][4]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Early History[edit]

Arcadia was once one of the "garden worlds" of the Crucis March region of the Federated Suns, settled during the early exodus from Earth; even after the Demarcation Declaration of 2243, Arcadia remained a prosperous, peaceful world. While nearby New Avalon was a struggling, strife-ridden world during the birth of the Federated Suns, Arcadia was a world blessed with abundent raw materials, extensive agriculture - fed by the plentiful water available - and a booming industrial economy.[2]

Seventy years after the birth of the Federated Suns, the ruling line of the realm, the Davions, united their world with Arcadia when President Paul Davion of New Avalon married Marge Svensdottar of Arcadia in 2378.[32] It wasn't the last time scions of the Davion family would marry into the Arcadian nobility; Edward Davion married an Arcadian socialite in the early twenty-fifth century[33] - although that wouldn't stop the leader of Arcadia joining the November Conspiracy in 2417 in an attempt to replace Edward with another, more stable ruler.[34]

Succession Wars[edit]

Arcadia is no longer a bustling pillar of strength within the Federated Suns; the First Succession War saw the Draconis Combine ravage the Federated Suns, their offensive coming within a single jump of New Avalon... that single jump being measured from Arcadia. The Combine forces never made it any further than Arcadia, as the beleaguered Armed Forces of the Federated Suns rallied to drive the invaders back in a long, slow and brutal campaign... and the fighting on Arcadia was as brutal as any. By the end of the 1st Succession War, Arcadia was a dead world.[35]

The Jihad[edit]

Interstellar Expeditions sent an expedition to Arcadia in 3088 to test their theory that Arcadia was Taussen, one of the Hidden Five worlds held by the Word of Blake. The expedition found nothing to indicate that this was the case. All they found were ruins and large zones of radiation.[36]


It was confirmed by Øystein Tvedten, one of the Catalyst Game Labs BattleTech Developers, that Arcadia died in the First Succession War and was the closest world to New Avalon the DCMS attacked:

Arcadia die due to heavy fighting there during the 1st Succession War. It was as far as the DCMS came in their drive to New Avalon (one jump away). The fighting there wasn't pretty.
  — Øystein Tvedten, Catalyst Game Labs BattleTech Developer, 15 Jul 2011

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Odell 9.5 Streator 12.8 Delavan 17.4 Strawn 17.8
Ipava 18.0 Argyle 20.6 New Avalon 25.6 Northfield 28.8
Coloma 29.7 Augusta 30.4 Chebanse 32.0 Kirklin 32.4
Saunemin 33.1 Markesan 35.0 Freisland 35.5 Numenor 35.6
Belladonna 37.2 Cahokia 38.3 Acoma 39.4 Tiskilwa 40.0
Sodus 40.8 Kestrel 44.2 Saltural 44.7 Saginaw 46.4
Galax 46.8 Versailles 47.3 Vecchio 48.8 New Valencia 51.3
Paulding 52.8 Torrence 55.4 Leipsic 56.2 Imbrial III 56.3
Gravensteen 56.8 Petrolia 57.4 El Dorado 57.9 Scudder 58.0
Bogard 58.4


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 House Davion: The Federated Suns, p. 22, "The Prime Ministers"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Handbook: House Davion, p. 54, "Federated Suns after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  5. Handbook: House Davion, p. 18, "Federated Suns at their Founding - [2317] Map"
  6. Handbook: House Davion, p. 48, "Federated Suns after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  7. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  8. Field Manual: SLDF, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  9. Field Report 2765: Federated Suns, p. 29, "Federated Suns Armed Forces Deployment Map - [2765]"
  10. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  11. Handbook: House Davion, p. 60, "Federated Suns after Second Succession War - [2864] Map"
  12. House Davion (The Federated Suns), "Federated Suns Map - [3025]"
  13. Handbook: House Davion, p. 70, "Federated Suns after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  14. Handbook: House Davion, p. 72, "Federated Suns after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  15. Handbook: House Davion, p. 76, "Federated Suns after War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
  16. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  17. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  18. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
  19. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, Inner Sphere - [3057] Map
  20. Handbook: House Davion, p. 78, "Federated Suns after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  21. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, Inner Sphere - [3063] Map
  22. Handbook: House Davion, p. 82, "Federated Suns after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  23. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  24. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  25. Field Report: AFFS, p. 21, "Federated Suns Armed Forces Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  26. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  27. Field Manual: 3085, p. Vii, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  28. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  29. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  30. Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  31. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  32. House Davion: The Federated Suns, p. 30, "A Noble Effort"
  33. House Davion: The Federated Suns, p. 31, "Twin Tyrants"
  34. House Davion: The Federated Suns, p. 32, "Death Of A Tyrant"
  35. [1], Øystein Tvedten, Catalyst Game Labs BattleTech Developer, 15 Jul 2011
  36. Interstellar Players 3: Interstellar Expeditions, p. 22, "Obeedah"