Note: X and Y are coordinates (light years on XY plane) relative to Terra at (0, 0)
Baxter neighbouring systems
- 1 Baxter
- 2 Baxter IV
| Jump point
|Atmospheric pressure||Standard (Tainted)|
|Highest native life||Fish|
|Ruler|| Ricardo Zopatas (Governor)|
Ulgar Lassenerra (Planetary Legate)
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.
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.
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.
- 2340 - Federation of Skye 
- 2341 - Lyran Commonwealth 
- 2596 - Lyran Commonwealth 
- 2750 - Lyran Commonwealth 
- 2765 - Lyran Commonwealth 
- 3025 - Lyran Commonwealth 
- 3030 - Lyran Commonwealth 
- 3040 - Federated Commonwealth 
- 3050 - Federated Commonwealth 
- 3052 - Federated Commonwealth 
- 3057 - Lyran Alliance 
- 3063 - Lyran Alliance 
- 3075 - Word of Blake Protectorate 
- 3081 - Republic of the Sphere 
- 3085 - Republic of the Sphere 
- 3130 - Republic of the Sphere 
- 3135 - Independent World 
- 3145 - Rasalhague Dominion 
- Nineteenth Lyran Guards RCT
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.
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.
- Cleopolis: the planetary capital city, located on Atropia.
| 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|
|Ganshoren||47.1||Kaus Australis||47.1||Dromini VI||47.7||Aubisson||49.2|
- Dark Age: Republic Worlds (3130), p. 206, "Baxter World Profile"
- Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere Map - "
- Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - 3145"
- Handbook: House Steiner, p. 13, "Federation of Skye world within the Lyran Commonwealth before  and after at their founding in "
- Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere Map "
- Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
- Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
- House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 193, "Draconis Combine - Map"
- Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
- Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 3050"
- Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - 3052"
- Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map "
- Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere Map "
- Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere  Map"
- Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
- Field Manual: 3085, p. 127, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
- Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
- Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map - "
- NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 44, "Operation GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG"
- NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p.45, "Operation GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG"
- Historical: War of 3039, p. 137, "Deployment Table"
- Historical: War of 3039, p. 140, "Deployment Table"
- 20 Year Update, p. 26, "Federated Commonwealth Deployment Table"
- Field Manual: 3145, p. 172, "Clan Force Deployments - Rasalhague Dominion"
- 20 Year Update
- Dark Age: Republic Worlds (3130)
- Era Report: 2750
- Era Report: 3052
- Era Report: 3062
- Era Report: 3145
- Field Manual: 3085
- Field Manual: 3145
- Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1
- Historical: Reunification War
- Historical: War of 3039
- House Kurita (The Draconis Combine)
- Jihad: Final Reckoning
- Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents
- Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
- NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1