Barlow's End

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Barlow's End
Barlow's End neighbouring systems
Barlow's End neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 304.50:63.03[e]

The Barlow's End system was the location of at least one habitable world or construct and as at 3145 was the Prefecture capital of the Barlow's End Prefecture of the New Samarkand Military District within the Draconis Combine.[1][2]

System Description[edit]

The Barlow's End system lies close to the Tishomingo and Udibi systems.[1][2]

System History[edit]

The Barlow's End system was colonised during or shortly before the Age of War, and by the end of the Age of War had been incorporated into the Federated Suns.[3]

The planet's capital city is a sprawling mega-city covering 16,000 square kilometers called Rough Patch. It is a dense network of tunnels and habitation domes. Many of these domes were built prior to the completion of the terraforming process. However, even when the planet was deemed fully habitable, the city continued to grow underground to protect its inhabitants against the solar flares from the system's sun. Despite the flares, the world was originally colonized for the massive germanium and iridium deposits found on world. Rough Patch is built on top of those first mining sites.[4]

Thanks to terraforming, the planet Barlow's End is now habitable, with a breathable atmosphere and wooded areas. Notable locations include the Shaw district; the Landova sector, where a principal highway heads south from the city, turns west and crosses the Shaw River Valley over a flood control dam; the Shaw River (which is completely dry at certain times in the year); the densely wooded Renbourn Forestry Reserve; and Millon's Wood.[5]

The Achernar Proving Grounds, a military facility conducting research and/or manufacture, are located in Landova.[6]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Military Deployment[edit]





  • Simonson's Cutthroats[31]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Udibi 13.4 Tishomingo 20.2 Nouveau Toulouse 20.3 Cassias 21.4
Glenmora 21.6 Thestria 21.7 Fairfield 23.3 Oldsmith 25.7
Elidere IV 27.7 Swales 28.2 McGehee 28.4 Choudrant 32.3
Rowe 32.4 Huan 35.1 Tallmadge 35.5 Misery 37.4
Turkalia 37.8 Sun Prairie 39.9 Sakhara V 40.2 Bergman's Planet 40.3
Damevang 41.1 Benet III 41.9 Périgueux 42.8 Harrow's Sun 43.4
Avranches 44.2 An Ting 46.9 Hoff 48.2 Dahar IV 49.7
Waunakee 49.8 New Aberdeen 49.9 Colia 53.1 Igualada 53.1
Crossing 53.6 Bettendorf 54.3 Capra 55.8 Goldlure 57.4
Fairfax 58.3


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  5. Wolves on the Border, chapter 20 (p. 139)
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  26. Map of the Inner Sphere, 3130
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  29. Field Report 2765: Federated Suns, p. 17, "Regimental Status"
  30. Historical: War of 3039, p. 141, "Deployment Table"
  31. 20 Year Update, p. 19, "Federated Commonwealth Deployment Table"