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(References to Avon)

Avon neighbouring systems
Avon neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 149.97:252.59[e]
Spectral class G8V[1][2]
Recharge time 189 hours[1][2]
Recharge station(s) None[1][2]

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

System position 5th[1][2]
Jump point
6.19 days[1][2]
Moons None[1][2]
Surface gravity 1.07[1][2]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1][2]
Equatorial temperature 37°C (Hot)[1][2]
Surface water 47%[1][2]
Highest native life Birds[1][2]
Reference Year 3079[1][2]
Capital Stratford[1][2]
Population 1,125,000,000[1][2]
Socio-Industrial Levels A-A-B-B-B[1][2]
HPG (Representative) B[1][2]

Owner History[edit]

Planetary Info[edit]

Avon has three continents, Albion where the capital city Stratford is located, Britannia and Norman. The planet is a world covered in plains that are often subject to high winds.[1][2]

Planetary History[edit]

Clan Invasion[edit]

Avon was conquered by both Clan Smoke Jaguar and Clan Nova Cat during the Fifth Wave of Operation Revival in November 3051. Against the 2nd Amphigean Light Assault Group were arrayed the Smoke Jaguar's 5th Jaguar Regulars, 214th Jaguar Dragoons and 214th Jaguar Dragoons, and the Nova Cat's 274th Battle Cluster and 449th Assault Cluster. Initially the two Clans landed only one Cluster each, but even this was too much for the Second to contemplate engaging in open battle. Knowing they could not defeat their foes conventionally, the defenders instead began a short but fierce guerrilla campaign aimed at destroying as much of the Clans' supplies as possible. Entire companies of 'Mechs attacked Clan supply depots under the cover of darkness, though in truth their attacks were merely diversions to allow commando units to infiltrate and plant explosives among the supplies. As a result of such "perfidious" tactics, the Smoke Jaguar commander ordered a "headhunter" Star to locate and destroy the Second's command post. The unit succeeded during a ruthlessly brutal strike that killed the entire command staff. Bereft of leadership the defender's efforts began to falter, until finally the Second Amphigean was destroyed just days later from an attack by the 214th Jaguar Dragoons.[19]

Operation Bulldog[edit]

Avon was successfully invaded in the first wave of Operation Bulldog by the 4th Pesht Regulars; the defending First Nova Cat Guards were integrated into the Draconis Combine.[20][21][22] The planet was presumably lost and then recaptured in the second wave of Operation Bulldog by the 198th Division, 3rd Royla Guards, 4th Pesht Regulars, 11th Alshain Avengers, 1st Star League Nova Cat Guards (Alpha), 1st Star League Garrison Cluster, and 3rd Star League Garrison Cluster. The defending Beta Galaxy Command Trinary, 1st Jaguar Guards quickly lost the planet.[23]

The Jihad[edit]

On the 24th of July 3072 the renegade DCA Kirishima-class Warship the Urizen II was destroyed in the Avon system by the Clan Nova Cat WarShip Severen Leroux.[24][25]

Post-Jihad Era[edit]

The Matabushi Incorporated plant located near the city of Fresno on the Albion continent continued to produce both Union and Overlord-class DropShips for the Combine and for Clan Nova Cat throughout the Jihad,[26] despite having lost more than a third of its capacity during the conflict.[27] The Matabushi plant had been restored to full operating capability well before 3081.[28]

The Matabushi plant wasn't the only plant on Avon to manufacture items to Clan specifications in support of the Nova Cats; Luthien Armor Works also maintained a small LAW-Barcella facility on the planet to manufacture OmniMech components and second-line BattleMechs solely for the Nova Cats.[1]

Planetary Garrison[edit]



  • Xi Galaxy (Clan Nova Cat)[30]




Manufacturing Centers[edit]

Nearby Planets[edit]

Planets within 2 jumps (60 light-years)
Closest planets first:
Planet Distance (LY) Jumps 2750 3025 3030 3040 3052 3057 3062
Luthien 18.07 1 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Port Arthur 18.82 1 DC DC DC DC CSJ CSJ DC
Tarazed 24.00 1 DC DC DC DC CSJ CSJ DC
Bicester 24.28 1 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Kilmarnock 25.54 1 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Braunton 25.62 1 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Asgard 27.50 1 DC DC DC DC CSJ CSJ DC
Leiston 30.32 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Chatham 31.35 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Cyrenaica 31.40 2 DC DC DC DC CNC CNC DC
Yumesta 33.75 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Caripare 39.76 2 DC DC DC DC CNC CNC DC
Omagh 41.05 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Yamarovka 44.77 2 DC DC DC DC CSJ CSJ DC
Dyfed 45.45 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Yardley 45.67 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Xinyang 45.90 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Corsica Nueva 51.15 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Juazeiro 51.68 2 DC DC DC DC CNC CNC DC
Kagoshima 51.72 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Dover 54.02 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Mualang 55.72 2 DC DC DC DC CNC CNC DC


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 Objectives: Draconis Combine, p. 7, "Avon"
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 Objectives: The Clans, p. 24, "Avon Planet Profile"
  3. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere Map [2596]"
  4. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  5. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  6. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), "Draconis Combine Map - [3025]"
  7. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  8. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map [3050]"
  9. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere Map [3052]"
  10. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map [3057]"
  11. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere Map [3063]"
  12. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere Map [3075]"
  13. Field Report: DCMS, p. 21, "DCMS Deployment Table [3079]"
  14. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  15. Field Manual: 3085, p. 127, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  16. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  17. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map - [3135]"
  18. Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere Map - [3145]"
  19. Invading Clans (sourcebook), p.59-60
  20. The Dragon Roars, p.16
  21. Field Manual Updates, p.109
  22. Field Manual: Comstar, p.125
  23. The Dragon Roars, p.25
  24. Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, p. 23, "Timeline of the Jihad"
  25. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 51, "The Jihad In Review"
  26. Objectives: Draconis Combine, p. 7, "Matabushi, Inc"
  27. Objectives: Draconis Combine, p. 4, "State of the Industry at a Glance (Dec 3079)"
  28. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 89, "Pesht Military District"
  29. Objective Raids, p. 63, "Unit Note"
  30. Field Manual: ComStar, p. 128, "Nova Cats Deployment Table"
  31. Field Manual: Updates, p. 101, "Clan Nova Cat Deployment Table"
  32. Field Manual: 3085, p. 130, "Deployment Table - 3085"
  33. Objectives: The Clans, p. 24, "Avon Alpha"
  34. Objectives: The Clans, p. 25, "Matabushi Incorporated"