Bella I

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

Bella I
Bella I neighboring systems
Bella I neighboring systems
System Information
X:Y Coordinates -259.291 : -44.251[e]

The Bella I system was the location of at least one habitable world and as at 3145 was located in the Wolf Empire.[1][2]

System Description[edit]

The Bella I system is located close to the Alula Borealis and Hornir's Keep systems.[3]

System History[edit]

The Bella I system was colonized during the First Exodus from Terra or shortly after.[4]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

Age of War[edit]

Bella I had the misfortune of being one of the key targets of Captain-General Geralk Marik - also variously known as "Geralk the Bloodthirsty" and "The Bloodthirsty Giant" - who spent years on campaign against the Lyran Commonwealth, concentrating his efforts on securing Bella I and Alula Australis for the Free Worlds League.[6] Geralk's attacks began in in mid-2455, and were fought in complete defiance of the Ares Conventions; Geralk considered everyone on an enemy world to be a viable target, and made extensive use of massed artillery bombardments to allow his armored units to crush resistance. These brutal tactics saw him capture Bella I in early 2456, eleven months after the first League attacks.[7]

The Lyran Commonwealth was able to recapture Bella I and Alula Australis in 2468 through the use of BattleMechs, after Lyran 'Mechs had already ended Geralk's campaign by crushing him to death on Loric in 2459.[6]

The Jihad[edit]

Following the dissolution of the Free Worlds League in January 3079, elements within the Lyran Alliance moved to annex a number of former League worlds between August and September that year. Bella I was one of seven worlds conquered during this period, and the invasion only stopped when Archon Adam Steiner declared that any other bouts of what he termed "unauthorized adventurism" would be considered an act of treason.[26]

Military Deployment[edit]



  • Eleventh Donegal Guards[32]




  • Second Free Worlds Guards[34]


  • Second Free Worlds Guards[35]


  • Second Free Worlds Guards[36]


  • Second Free Worlds Guards[37]


  • Second Free Worlds Guards[38]



Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Mindrel 18.5 Culmia 21.4 Devil's Breath 26.0 Halla 27.5
Ulubis 28.3 Johnson 31.2 Northsun 32.6 Joan's Post 34.8
Ictus 37.1 Vinstra 40.0 Tresspass 45.9 Raetia 46.7
Braben's Frontier 47.6 Michtal 49.8 Helland 50.3 Eigerland 50.4
Risin 51.9 Coraines 52.0 Crichton 54.3 Finse 54.6
Jordan Wais 58.5


  1. 1.0 1.1 Era Report: 3145, p. 38, "Inner Sphere - 3145"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - 3145"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Era Report: 2750, p. 36, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Handbook: House Steiner, p. 13,
  5. Handbook: House Marik, p. 13, "Marik Commonwealth world within the Free Worlds League before [2270] and after at their founding in [2271]"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 16, "Tenure of Geralk Marik"
  7. 7.0 7.1 House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 21, "The Bloodthirsty General"
  8. Historical: Reunification War, p. 158, "Inner Sphere Map [2596]"
  9. Field Manual: SLDF, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  10. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  11. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 24-25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  12. Handbook: House Marik, p. 34, "Free Worlds League after First Succession War [2822] Map"
  13. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  14. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 112-113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  15. Handbook: House Marik, p. 38, "Free Worlds League after Second Succession War [2864] Map"
  16. Handbook: House Marik, p. 42, "Free Worlds League after Third Succession War [3025] Map"
  17. Handbook: House Marik, p. 51, "Free Worlds League after Fourth Succession War [3030] Map"
  18. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  19. Era Report: 3052, p. 10, "Inner Sphere [3050] Map"
  20. Era Report: 3052, p. 24, "Inner Sphere [3052] Map"
  21. Era Report: 3062, p. 10, "Inner Sphere [3057] Map"
  22. Handbook: House Marik, p. 54, "Free Worlds League after Operation Guerrero [3058] Map"
  23. Era Report: 3062, p. 28, "Inner Sphere [3063] Map"
  24. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3067]"
  25. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64, "Inner Sphere [3075] Map"
  26. 26.0 26.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 60, "The Jihad In Review"
  27. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 62, "Inner Sphere - March 3081"
  28. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  29. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  30. Era Report: 3145, p. 9, "Inner Sphere - 3135"
  31. Field Report 2765: LCAF, p. 11, "Donegal Guards" - Regimental Status
  32. 32.0 32.1 32.2 First Succession War (Source Book), p. 139, "First Succession War Deployment Table - LCAF"
  33. Dispatch
  34. House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 108, "Unit Deployment Table"
  35. 20 Year Update, p. 56, "Free Worlds League Deployment Table"
  36. Objective Raids, p. 37, "Free Worlds League Deployment Table"
  37. Field Manual: Free Worlds League, p. 110, "Free Worlds League Deployment Table"
  38. Field Manual: Updates, p. 159, "Free Worlds League Deployment Table"
  39. Field Manual: 3085, p. 107, "Deployment Table - 3085"
  40. Field Manual: 3145, p. 171, "Clan Force Deployments - Wolf Empire"