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(References to Betelgeuse)

Betelgeuse neighbouring systems
Betelgeuse neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 5.68:-309.09[e]
Spectral class M2I[1][2]
Recharge time 196 hours[2]
Recharge station(s) Zenith[1][2]

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

Planetary flag
Planetary flag
System position 2nd[1][2]
Jump point
2.86 days[2]
Moons None)[2]
Surface gravity 0.95[2]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[2]
Equatorial temperature 35° C (Tropical)[2]
Surface water 43%[2]
Highest native life Amphibian[1][2]
Reference Year 3025[1] - 3079[2]
Ruler Lord Vincente Orloff (3025)[1]
Capital Bidan[1][2]
Population 3,792,0000,000 (3025)[1]
4,225,000,000 (3079)[2]
Socio-Industrial Levels B-A-B-A-C[2]
HPG (Representative) B[1][2] (Precentor Niyobo Saluci)[1]

Owner History[edit]

Planetary Info[edit]

Betelgeuse is an important Capellan factory world on their border with the Free Worlds League. Coveted by House Marik and especially Dame Catherine Humphreys of Andurien it was often the target of raids throughout its history, but remained firmly in Liao hands.[citation needed]

The planet has two continents, Bulwark where the capital city Bidan is located and Ecchi.[2]

Planetary History[edit]

Up until the Fourth Succession War, over 20 different firms on Betelgeuse's northern hemisphere used to produce the greater part of all Capellan luxury goods and consumer goods. However, they were closed down after the war when the Capellans channeled all their resources into military production.

Betelgeuse was an important manufacturer of heavy tanks and BattleMech parts. During the Jihad the Chancellor sponsored the construction of a new Hellespont Industrials plant on Betelgeuse.[25]

A raiding party consisting of forces from both Andurien and Zion struck at Betelgeuse during the second week of November 3069.[26]

Political Structure[edit]

Home to Warrior House Kamata who vigorously guard the weapon factories, Betelgeuse belongs to the Duchy of Betelgeuse, Sian Commonality, Capellan Confederation.

In 3031 the planetary Diem was Lord Alex Douglas Wilf; the planetary ComStar representative was Precentor Niyobo Saluci.


  • In real life, Betelgeuse is one of the (or even the) biggest stars known, a bloated red supergiant with an estimated diameter of 697 million kilometers (compared to 1.4 million kilometers for our sun, Sol). As such, it is unlikely that it would have two or more planets, and even more unlikely that its second planet could be colonized by humans. Some scientists believe that Betelgeuse will go supernova within the next 1000 years, i.e. before the storyline of Classic BattleTech. The spectral class given for the star in BattleTech sources (M2 I) is correct and corresponds with real-life sources.
  • Betelgeuse is alternatively spelled Betelgeuze, Beteigeuze or Beteigeuse.

Planetary Garrison[edit]



3025 to 3050 to 3054 to 3067[edit]


- At this point in time House Kamata is operating at 25% of full strength, with 100% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.

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
Sigma Mare 8.12 1 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Latice 14.19 1 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Conquista 15.39 1 CC FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Kasdach 16.61 1 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Palladaine 21.00 1 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Dicon 23.58 1 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Shiba 25.12 1 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Wright 26.39 1 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Ito 31.61 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Westerhand 33.01 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Lurgatan 35.61 2 CC FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Primus (system) 36.66 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Buenos Aires 37.61 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Nihal 38.80 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Prix 39.35 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Raphael 40.31 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Housekarle 41.15 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Scarborough 41.20 2 CC FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Grand Base 41.48 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Sadurni 43.20 2 CC FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Niomede 43.38 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Claxton 44.16 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Altorra 44.65 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Andurien 46.54 2 CC FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Carmen 48.54 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Barras 50.15 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Principia 51.70 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Castrovia 55.36 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Sendalor 55.71 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Kurvasa 56.59 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Fronde 57.03 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Decatur 57.21 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Homestead 57.67 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC
Wallacia 59.30 2 CC FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Holloway 59.97 2 CC CC CC CC CC CC CC


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 134, "Planet Guide"
  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 2.18 2.19 2.20 Objectives: Capellan Confederation, p. 16, "Betelgeuse"
  3. Handbook: House Liao, p. 25, "Capellan Confederation after Age of War [2571]"
  4. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - 2596"
  5. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  6. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  7. Handbook: House Liao, p. 31, "Capellan Confederation after First Succession War [2822]"
  8. Handbook: House Liao, p. 39, "Capellan Confederation after Second Succession War [2864]"
  9. Handbook: House Liao, p. 40, "Capellan Confederation after Third Succession War [3025]"
  10. Handbook: House Liao, p. 49, "Capellan Confederation after Fourth Succession War [3030]"
  11. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  12. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, Inner Sphere [3050] Map
  13. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, Inner Sphere [3052] Map
  14. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, Inner Sphere [3057] Map
  15. Handbook: House Liao, p. 60, "Capellan Confederation after Operation Guerrero [3058]"
  16. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, Inner Sphere [3063] Map
  17. Handbook: House Liao, p. 68, "Capellan Confederation after FedCom Civil War [3067]"
  18. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, Inner Sphere [3075] Map
  19. Field Report: CCAF, p. 21, "Capellan Confederation Armed Forces Deployment Map - August 3079"
  20. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  21. Field Manual: 3085, p. 127, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  22. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  23. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map - [3135]"
  24. Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere Map - [3145]"
  25. Objectives: Capellan Confederation, p. 4
  26. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 47, "The Jihad In Review"
  27. 27.0 27.1 House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 107, "Unit Deployment Table"
  28. 20 Year Update, p. 70, "Com Guards Deployment Table"
  29. 20 Year Update, p. 63, "Capellan Confederation Deployment Table"
  30. Objective Raids, p. 42, "Capellan Confederation Deployment Table"
  31. Field Manual: Updates, p. 33, "Capellan Confederation Deployment Table"
  32. Field Report: CCAF, p. 9, "Warrior House Regimental Status"