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

Baxter neighbouring systems
Baxter neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates -31.29:112.66[e]
Spectral class K7II[1]
Planets 5[1]

The Baxter system was the location of at least one habitable world, Baxter IV, and as at 3145 was located in the Skandia Province of the Rasalhague Dominion.[2][3]

System Description[edit]

The Baxter system is located close to the Corridan IV and Kimball II systems[2][3] and consists of a class K7II primary orbited by five planets.[1]

System History[edit]

The Baxter system was colonised during or shortly after the First Exodus from Terra and was a member of the Federation of Skye when Lyran Commonwealth was founded in the mid-twenty-fourth century.[4]

Baxter IV[edit]

Baxter IV
Orbital view
Orbital view
System position 4[1]
Jump point
4 days[1]
Moons 1 (T'laus)[1]
Surface gravity 0.79[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Tainted)[1]
Equatorial temperature 44°C[1]
Surface water 68%[1]
Highest native life Fish[1]
Reference Year 3130[1]
Ruler Ricardo Zopatas (Governor)[1]
Ulgar Lassenerra (Planetary Legate)[1]
Capital Cleopolis[1]
Population 24,209,000[1]

Baxter IV - more commonly referred to simply as Baxter - is the fourth planet of five in the Baxter system and has a single moon, T'laus.[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Dark Age[edit]

During the Dark Age the inhabitants of Baxter lived in modified low-profile buildings and cities or modified caves found in the mountain ranges. A few legends of lost cities persisted: these legends claimed that some inhabitants of Baxter moved their entire city into underground chambers that were subsequently crushed in the earthquakes. Scientists beleived that things would return to normal for Baxter once T'Laus returned to a stable orbit, but how long this will take remained a mystery.[1]

Baxter's economy took a serious hit when it lost its farmland, but by the thirty-second century it was recovering slowly. Unlike other worlds, the number of minerals and metals deposits on the world was relatively low and those that existed were hard to acquire, so mining wasn't a large part of the economy. Instead Baxter's residents focused on exporting their sea life.[1]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Rulers[edit]


  • Planetary Governor Ricardo Zopatas[1]
  • Planetary Legate Ulgar Lassenerra[1]

Military Deployment[edit]




  • First Grave Walkers (October - December)[22]
  • Second Grave Walkers[22]


  • Nineteenth Lyran Guards RCT[23]



Baxter is a world that experiences earthquakes, rockslides, and dust storms nearly every day. This is due to the severe gravitational stresses and tides exerted on the world by its moon, T'Laus. A large comet or rogue world apparently came close to hitting T'Laus, and the near collision set the moon on an erratic orbital path. The resulting tidal stresses caused a great deal of upheaval in Baxter's ecosphere, with much of the arable land on the planet having become deserts by the thirty-second century.[1]

The only habitable world in the Baxter system, Baxter has three continents. The northern continent was named Atropia, while the equatorial and southern continents were named Delgado and Hermathia respectively. of the three continents Atropia had more large mountain chains than the other two continents, as well as more fault lines.[1]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Cleopolis: the planetary capital city, located on Atropia.[1]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Corridan IV 11.1 Kimball II 13.7 Yed Posterior 14.4 Marfik 17.7
New Wessex 18.9 Konstance 19.7 Komephoros 20.9 Eaglesham 22.1
Kannon 22.7 Cebalrai 24.0 Phalan 24.5 Ryde 25.2
Alexandria 26.6 Balkan 27.7 Vega 28.3 Eltanin 32.2
Izar 32.5 Yed Prior 32.8 Alrakis 32.8 Auldhouse 33.1
Freedom 33.4 Shionoha 33.6 Kessel 34.2 Alnasi 34.3
Symington 35.9 Accrington 38.6 Sakhalin 39.7 La Blon 39.8
Carnwath 43.9 Dalkeith 45.3 Unukalhai 45.4 Kaus Borealis 45.7
Ganshoren 47.1 Kaus Australis 47.1 Dromini VI 47.7 Aubisson 49.2
Eaton 49.6 Kaus Media 50.8 Apostica 51.3 Zebeneschamali 51.7
Tsukude 51.9 Nai-Stohl 51.9 Carstairs 52.9 Alphecca 53.0
Orestes 55.2 Morningside 55.5 Skondia 57.1 Glengarry 57.8
Sabik 58.6 Port Moseby 58.8 Alya 59.8


  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 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 Dark Age: Republic Worlds (3130), p. 206, "Baxter World Profile"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere Map - [3145]"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - 3145"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Handbook: House Steiner, p. 13, "Federation of Skye world within the Lyran Commonwealth before [2340] and after at their founding in [2341]"
  5. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere Map [2596]"
  6. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  7. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  8. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 193, "Draconis Combine - Map"
  9. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  10. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 3050"
  11. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - 3052"
  12. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map [3057]"
  13. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere Map [3063]"
  14. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere [3075] Map"
  15. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  16. Field Manual: 3085, p. 127, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  17. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  18. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map - [3135]"
  19. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 44, "Operation GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG"
  20. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p.45, "Operation GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG"
  21. Historical: War of 3039, p. 137, "Deployment Table"
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 Historical: War of 3039, p. 140, "Deployment Table"
  23. 20 Year Update, p. 26, "Federated Commonwealth Deployment Table"
  24. Field Manual: 3145, p. 172, "Clan Force Deployments - Rasalhague Dominion"