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Note: X and Y are coordinates (light years on XY plane) relative to Terra at (0, 0)
Blackjack neighbouring systems
|X:Y Coordinates||-156.905 : 364.43[e]|
|Recharge time||184 hours|
- 1 Blackjack
- 2 Blackjack III
- 2.1 Planetary History
- 2.2 Political Affiliation
- 2.3 Military Deployment
- 2.4 Geography
- 2.5 Planetary Locations
- 2.6 Nearby Systems
- 2.7 References
- 2.8 Bibliography
| Jump point
|Moons||2 (Club, Spade)|
|Atmospheric pressure||Standard (Breathable)|
|Equatorial temperature||49°C (Arid-Desert)|
|Highest native life||Reptile|
|Reference Year||3067 - 3076 - 3079|
|Population|| 1,076,000,000 (3067)|
Blackjack was settled by English and French settlers from Terra. These early pioneers had come to Blackjack due to its accessible mineral wealth. Though ores were in limited qualities, heavy industry had built up on the planet. By the Second Succession War, the valuable ores had dried up and its industries were destroyed by Combine and Periphery Raiders.
The planet became infamously known to being the home of the Blackjack School of Conflict, which continued to operate well into the mid-31st Century.
In August 3050, the Clan Jade Falcon's Delta Galaxy invaded the planet. In a Trial of Possession for Blackjack, the planet's only defenders was the Blackjack School's Training Battalion. Fighting the Second Falcon Jaegers, the training battalion had suffered 80 percent casualties. The Falcons were so impressed by the cadets' actions they let most of the survivors retreat from the planet.
Lyran Alliance Invasion
During the Clan Jade Falcon's Incursion in the Lyran space, coalition of Lyran Alliance forces had counter-attacked the Falcon's Occupational Zone. In December 3064 General Christifori led the Archer's Avengers in a Trial of Possession for Blackjack. The Lyran forces had set up their base in the ruins of the Blackjack School. In the course of the battle with the defending Eighth and Tenth Provisional Garrison Clusters the Trial of Possession had turned into a Trial of Annihilation due to events of various regiments on Twycross. In orbit above Blackjack the Lyran forces had an allied Clan Wolf in Exile's WarShip, the Aegis-class heavy cruiser CWS Black Paw, providing support for them. The Black Paw engaged in battle with a Jade Falcon Warship, the Aegis-class CJF White Talon during conflict for Blackjack. The Black Paw also provided Orbit-to-Ground fire support for the Lyran troops. Six days into the conflict, General Adam Steiner arrived with reinforcements and assisted the increasingly weary Archer's Avengers. The Trial ended shortly after saKhan Samantha Clees arrived in system and declared the Lyrans winner of the trial.
Second Falcon Incursion
Although the Lyran Alliance held the world in the late 3060s, they did little to actually improve the life of their former countrymen. The inhabitants of Blackjack maintained the Clan caste system they'd been living under for two decades, and the Alliance couldn't spare the money or manpower to rehabilitate them back into the Spheroid way of life. The Falcons invaded again in late January 3069, and this time the Alliance simply left the world in their hands after putting up a token fight.
After retaking the planet the Jade Falcons rebuilt the Blackjack School of Combat as the Jade Falcon School of Combat on Blackjack. On this campus the Clan maintained its traditional warrior training programs, with trueborns raised in sibkos and freeborns able to apply at age 13. Unlike other Falcon training sites, however, the Jade Falcon School of Combat on Blackjack also had a militia training facility. This was a much shorter program and trained its students to guard worlds and resources that didn't warrant front-line or second-line troops from the Falcon touman. The militia program's focus was on driving off raiding forces and operating in search-and-rescue operations.
- 2341 - No record 
- 2571 - Lyran Commonwealth]
- 2596 - Lyran Commonwealth 
- 2750 - Lyran Commonwealth 
- 2765 - Lyran Commonwealth 
- 2822 - Lyran Commonwealth 
- 2864 - Lyran Commonwealth 
- 3025 - Lyran Commonwealth 
- 3030 - Lyran Commonwealth 
- 3040 - Federated Commonwealth 
- 3050 - Federated Commonwealth  / Clan Jade Falcon (from August)
- 3052 - Clan Steel Viper 
- 3057 - Clan Jade Falcon/Clan Steel Viper 
- 3063 - Clan Jade Falcon 
- 3064 - Lyran Alliance (from December) 
- 3067 - Lyran Alliance 
- 3069 - Clan Jade Falcon (from February)
- 3075 - Clan Jade Falcon 
- 3079 - Clan Jade Falcon 
- 3081 - Clan Jade Falcon 
- 3085 - Clan Jade Falcon 
- 3130 - Clan Jade Falcon 
- 3135 - Clan Jade Falcon 
- 3145 - Clan Jade Falcon 
- Blackjack Training Battalion
3054 to 3061
Blackjack has three continents, Diamond, Orbule and Vada.
- Blackjack School of Conflict - House Steiner Military academy, which was unique due to being the Commonwealth's only privately owned military school. The school was notorious for its courses shadier classes in less professional military skills. The School was razed in 3052 by Clan Steel Viper. The School was subsequently rebuilt as the Jade Falcon School of Combat during the Jihad.
- Lott's Revenge: the planetary capital city, located on Diamond.
| Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)|
Closest systems first:
|Goat Path||11.2||Hot Springs||14.1||Malibu||17.8||Beta VII||20.0|
|Kooken's Pleasure Pit||20.4||Waldorff||25.7||Roadside||28.5||Alyina||32.2|
- Handbook: House Steiner, pp. 80-81, "Blackjack Planet Profile"
- Masters and Minions: The StarCorps Dossiers, pp. 134, "Clan Jade Falcon Key Worlds"
- Objectives: The Clans, p. 14, "Blackjack"
- Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere Map - "
- Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - 3145"
- Handbook: House Steiner, p. 13, "Lyran Commonwealth at their Founding  Map"
- Handbook: House Steiner, p. 25, "Lyran Commonwealth after Age of War  Map"
- Jade Falcon Sourcebook, p. 41, Blackjack - Trial of Possession ends in defeat for Blackjack school students & school gets destroyed later.
- FedCom Civil War (sourcebook), p. 118, "Blackjack" - Conflict between Archer's Avengers & Jade Falcons on Blackjack.
- Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 46, "The Jihad In Review"
- Historical: Reunification War, p. 158, "Inner Sphere Map "
- Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 25, "Rim Worlds Republic At the Fall of the Star League "
- Era Report: 2750, p. 36, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
- Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
- Handbook: House Steiner, p. 36, "Lyran Commonwealth after First Succession War  Map"
- Handbook: House Steiner, p. 40, "Lyran Commonwealth after Second Succession War  Map"
- Handbook: House Steiner, p. 47, "Lyran Commonwealth after Third Succession War  Map"
- Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56, "Lyran Commonwealth after Fourth Succession War  Map"
- Handbook: House Steiner, p. 59, "Lyran Commonwealth after War of 3039  Map"
- Historical: War of 3039, p. 132, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
- Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map "
- Handbook: House Steiner, p. 61, "Lyran Commonwealth after Clan Invasion  Map"
- Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere Map "
- Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map "
- Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere Map "
- Handbook: House Steiner, p. 70, "Lyran Alliance after FedCom Civil War  Map"
- Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere  Map"
- Field Report: LAAF, p. 19, "Lyran Commonwealth Deployment 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 - "
- Historical: War of 3039, p. 138 "Deployment Table"
- 20 Year Update, p. 24, "Federated Commonwealth Deployment Table"
- Objective Raids, p. 58, "Unit Note"
- Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 166, "Warden Clans Deployment Table"
- Merceanries Supplemental, p. 68, Mercenary Employment Table
- 20 Year Update
- Era Report: 2750
- Era Report: 3052
- Era Report: 3062
- Era Report: 3145
- FedCom Civil War (sourcebook)
- Field Manual: 3085
- Field Manual: 3145
- Field Manual: Warden Clans
- Field Report: LAAF
- Handbook: House Steiner
- Handbook: Major Periphery States
- Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1
- Historical: Reunification War
- Historical: War of 3039
- House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth)
- Jade Falcon Sourcebook
- Jihad: Final Reckoning
- Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents
- Masters and Minions: The StarCorps Dossiers
- Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
- Mercenaries Supplemental
- Objective Raids
- Objectives: The Clans