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

Chesterton neighbouring systems
Chesterton neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 115.62:-71.04[e]
Spectral class G9V[1][2]
Recharge time 190 hours[2]
Recharge station(s) Zenith, Nadir[1][2]

The Chesterton system was home to at least one habitable world, Chesterton V, and as at 3145 was the administrative capital of the Chesterton Commonality within the Capellan Confederation.[3][4]

System Description[edit]

The Chesterton system is located near the Tedibyhr and Ulan Batar systems[5] and consists of a class G9V primary orbited by at least five planets. During the thirty-first century recharge stations were in place at both of the system jump points.[1][2]

System History[edit]

The Chesterton system was colonised during the First Exodus from Terra.[6] Chesterton was the capital of one of the earliest interstellar states to form in the Inner Sphere, and remained an administrative capital within several larger states at various points in time.[7][8]

Chesterton V[edit]

Planetary flag of Chesterton
Planetary flag of Chesterton
System position 5th[1][2]
Jump point
5.82 days[2]
Moons 5 (Angela, Iannius, Moira, Nochus, Willus)[2]
Surface gravity 1.13[2]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[2]
Equatorial temperature 31Β° C (Temperate)[2]
Surface water 75%[2]
Highest native life Mammals[1][2]
Reference Year 3025[1] - 3067[2]
Ruler Duke Errol Fenlon (3067)[2], Duke Basil Hargreaves (3145)[9]
Population 1,684,000,000 (3025)[1]
2,607,760,000 (3067)[2]
Socio-Industrial Levels B-B-A-B-B[2]
HPG (Representative) A[1][2] (Precentor Li Sho Ken)[1]

Chesterton V - more commonly referred to simply as Chesterton - is the fifth planet in the Chesterton system and has five moons named Angela, Iannius, Moira, Nochus and Willus.[2]

Planetary History[edit]

Early History[edit]

The Chesterton colony was founded by Welsh explorer and wealthy trading fleet magnate Tristam Chesterton[7] - also known as Ian Tristram Chesterton[2] - owner of one of the largest trading fleets of the era[7] and a man generally conisdered to have been th elast of the great Welsh space explorers.[2] Chesterton occupied a strategic location close to several systems that were already being developed and had abundant water with which to support colonisation efforts; this helped the system become a natural trade crossroads,[2] and by 2193 Chesterton was the center of the newly-founded Chesterton Trade League,[6] a mutual protection pact that began with the worlds of Chesterton and Demeter and which gained new worlds with every passing year. When the Terran Alliance commissioned the Grand Alliance Survey of Populated Worlds in 2235 it was noted that Chesterton didn't consider itself to be even nominally under the authority of the Terran Alliance.[7] At some point prior to 2243 Chesterton and the remaining worlds of the Chesterton nation - variously referred to as the Chesterton Trade League, Chesterton Trade Federation and Chesterton Trade Worlds - joined their sister nation to become one of three provinces in the Tikonov Union, and later the Tikonov Grand Union. Under the Union and then the Grand Union Chesterton served as the capital world of the Chesterton Province.[8] Despite the existence of the Tikonov Grand Union, the former Chesterton nation continued to exist as an independent or semi-independent nation, using the Chesterton Trade Federation name. It was the Chesterton Trade Federation that fought a war with the Federated Suns over the worlds of Beten Kaitos and Emerson between 2318 and 2321.[10]

By 2357 the Sarna Supremacy had absorbed the Trade Federation, including the former capital world of Chesterton. In July 2357 a large force from the Federated Peacekeeping Forces - the armed forces of the Federated Suns - landed on the former Chesterton world of Bell and claimed it in the name of the Federated Suns, with Prime Minister Reynard Davion also demanding that the Supremacy cede the worlds of Chesterton and Highspire to the Federated Suns.[11][12] The Supremacy had no choice but to comply;[11] Federated Suns troops went on to capture and hold Chesterton in the face of ineffective counterattacks.[13]

Chesterton would remain a Federated Suns world during the era of the Star League, despite a concerted effort by the Capellan Confederation to seize the planet during the border war fought between the two nations from 2760 to 2762. Capellan forces occupied Chesterton, only to find their control of the world hotly contested by the Syrtis Fusiliers; the Capellans were also rejected by the civilian population of the world.[14]

Succession Wars[edit]

Given the long history of tensions over its ownership, Chesterton was the site and trigger for numerous conflicts during the brutal Succession Wars.

As the First Succession War had dragged on for two decades with the Confederation's military neared exhaustion, Chancellor Ilsa Liao extended a public peace proposal to First Prince Paul Davion, making the startling offer to renounce her claim to First Lordship of the Star League and back him for the position in return for the Federated Suns ceding all claim to Chesterton and the other Chesterton Commonality worlds to the Confederation. With the title of First Lord all but meaningless by this point and embittered by Confederation having profited from the Federated Suns weakness at the start of the war, the First Prince instead immediately and angrily responded by sending the Third and Fifth Crucis Lancers, among the most rabidly anti-Capellan units in the Armed Forces of the Federated Suns, to strike the Confederation, retaking those Chesterton worlds the Capellans had won in the past decade. [15] [16]

Unable to acquire Chesterton via diplomatic means, Ilsa sent a top secret strike force consisting of four of the CCAF's best regiments to regain the lost Commonality capital in 2811. Unfortunately a MIIO mole in the Maskirovka leaked word of the plan to the AFFS and instead of surprising the Davion troop, the Capellan units were ambushed shortly after landing. While emboldened by fighting on Chesterton's near sacred soil, the outnumbered Capellan troops suffered extremely heavy losses before they reluctantly withdrew, barely two battalions worth of survivors reaching their DropShips to flee. The debacle on Chesteron would be the last major conflict fought by Confederation before the First Succession War finally drew to a inconclusive close in 2821.[15] [16]

McCarron's Armored Cavalry was raised by Lord Gamala McCarron on Chesterton in 2930.

By the first Star League the world had been absorbed into the Federated Suns. The near constant attempts by the Capellan Confederation to reclaim the world damaged the planet's infrastructure and made it difficult for the citizens to live there. During the 3030's and 3040's however the peaceful climate in the Inner Sphere and the technology boom made possible by the Helm Memory Core allowed Chesterton to rebuild much of its infrastructure and industrial capacity. By 3067 the mining and pharmaceutical industries on the world had recovered, as had the ranches that produced meat animals.[2]


During the Jihad, Chesterton was attacked yet again; invaded on the 20th of May 3071, the attackers this time were a group of cybernetically-augmented Thuggee fanatics, operating under the name "Warrior House Rakshasa". The cybernetic enhancements led to speculation that there was a link between Kali Liao and the Manei Domini, and Chancellor Sun-Tzu Liao later denied authorizing an attack on Chesterton. Warrior House Rakshasa then left Chesterton as unexpectedly as they'd arrived, lifting off on the 17th of June.[17]

The Dark Age[edit]

In December of 3144, Operation CELESTIAL REWARD saw the capture of Chesterton by the Fifth McCarron's Armored Cavalry and Second Tikonov Guards from the Federated Suns. The defending Twelfth Vegan Rangers retreated to Ulan Batar rather than face destruction.[18] The capture of Chesterton and surrounding worlds has resulted in the reformation of the Chesterton Commonality and the reinstatement of the Hargreaves Family as hereditary rulers.[19]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Rulers[edit]


  • Duke Errol Fenlon[2]


  • Duke Basil Hargreaves[42]

Military Deployment[edit]




  • Chesterton CMM[45]
  • Eighth Syrtis Fusiliers[46]






- At this point in time the unit operating at 80% of full strength.
- The unit operating at 65% of full strength.


Chesterton has nine small continents.[2]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • The University of Chesterton: the most advanced university on Chesterton, located just outside the planetary capital city.[2]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Ulan Batar 11.5 Tedibyhr 11.9 Valexa 15.9 Almach 17.6
Angelsey 19.2 Mesartim 20.8 Tianamon 21.2 Mira 22.6
Demeter 24.2 Tawas 25.2 Farwell 26.4 Jonathan 26.7
Sonnia 30.2 Ashkum 30.3 Goshen 30.3 Tikonov 31.5
Algot 32.0 Menkar 32.6 Sanilac 33.9 Westphalia 34.1
New Hessen 34.5 Listowel 34.7 Goderich 36.1 Foochow 37.6
Alrescha 37.9 Conwy 38.0 Caselton 38.4 Everett 39.7
Bell 40.5 Tecumseh 41.4 Edwards 42.0 Angol 42.5
Halloran V 43.1 Axton 43.8 Foot Fall 44.2 Logandale 44.6
Mirach 44.6 Undra 45.1 Buchlau 45.6 Rio 46.9
Marlette 47.1 Yangtze 48.4 New Aragon 49.2 Kansu 49.2
Schedar 49.8 Highspire 50.5 Algol 50.8 Hunan 50.9
Amiga 51.4 Anaea 51.4 Plataea 51.5 Wroxeter 52.3
Shipka 53.2 Poznan 54 Achernar 54.5 Waycross 54.6
Acala 56.4 Muskegon 56.5 Tybalt 56.7 New Rhodes III 56.8
Hamal 57.7 St. Andre 58.1 Tigress 58.3


  1. ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 152, "Chesterton"
  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 2.21 2.22 2.23 2.24 Handbook: House Davion, p. 87, "Chesterton Planet Profile"
  3. ↑ 3.0 3.1 Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere Map - [3145]"
  4. ↑ 4.0 4.1 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - 3145"
  5. ↑ 5.0 5.1 Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  6. ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 Handbook: House Liao, p. 12, "Timeline: Capellan Zone"
  7. ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 9, "Liao And It's Neighbours"
  8. ↑ 8.0 8.1 8.2 House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 20, "The Tikonov Connection"
  9. ↑ Field Manual: 3145, p. 42, "Fourth St. Ives Sentinels"
  10. ↑ 10.0 10.1 Handbook: House Davion, p. 19, "Muskegon and Chesterton"
  11. ↑ 11.0 11.1 11.2 Handbook: House Davion, p. 22, "Pushing Towards Confederation"
  12. ↑ House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 27, "The War Leader"
  13. ↑ 13.0 13.1 Handbook: House Liao, p. 13, "Timeline: Capellan Zone"
  14. ↑ Field Report 2765: Federated Suns, p. 3, "Fractures Revealed"
  15. ↑ 15.0 15.1 Handbook: House Liao, p. 28 "Sandol Quinn - Ilsa the Peacemaker - Debacle at Chesterton"
  16. ↑ 16.0 16.1 House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 47 "History - The Succession Wars - Sandol Quinn Recoups - A Proffered Hand - Second Succession War"
  17. ↑ Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, p. 16, "Timeline of the Jihad"
  18. ↑ Field Manual: 3145, p. 32, "Fifth McCarron's Armored Cavalry"
  19. ↑ Field Manual: 3145, p. 42, "Fourth St. Ives Sentinels"
  20. ↑ House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 10, "The Other Shoe"
  21. ↑ 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 21.5 21.6 21.7 Handbook: House Davion, p. 48, "Federated Suns after Age of War [2571] Map"
  22. ↑ Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - 2596"
  23. ↑ Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  24. ↑ Field Report 2765: Federated Suns, p. 29, "Federated Suns Armed Forces Deployment Map - [2765]"
  25. ↑ Field Report 2765: Capellan Confederation, p. 23, "Capellan Confederation Armed Forces Deployment Map - [2765]"
  26. ↑ First Succession War (Source Book), p. 25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  27. ↑ Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - 2822"
  28. ↑ First Succession War (Source Book), p. 113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  29. ↑ Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  30. ↑ Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 3050"
  31. ↑ Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - 3052"
  32. ↑ Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map [3057]"
  33. ↑ Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere Map [3063]"
  34. ↑ Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3067]"
  35. ↑ Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64, "Inner Sphere - 3075"
  36. ↑ Field Report: AFFS, p. 21, "Federated Suns Region Deployment Map [3079]"
  37. ↑ Field Report: CCAF, p. 21, "Capellan Confederation Region Deployment Map [3079]"
  38. ↑ Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  39. ↑ Field Manual: 3085, p. vi, "Inner Sphere - October 3085"
  40. ↑ Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  41. ↑ Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map - [3135]"
  42. ↑ Field Manual: 3145, p. 42, "Fourth St. Ives Sentinels"
  43. ↑ Field Manual: SLDF, p. 252, "SLDF - Federated Suns Military Command Map"
  44. ↑ 44.0 44.1 Field Report 2765: Federated Suns, p. 29, "Armed Forces Federated Suns Deployment Map 2765"
  45. ↑ 45.0 45.1 45.2 45.3 First Succession War (Source Book), p. 134, "First Succession War Deployment Table - AFFS"
  46. ↑ First Succession War (Source Book), p. 135, "First Succession War Deployment Table - AFFS"
  47. ↑ 20 Year Updage, p. 70, "Com Guards Deployment Tabel"
  48. ↑ Shattered Sphere, p. 30, "FedCom Deployment Table"
  49. ↑ Mercenaries Supplemental , p. 67, "Mercenary Deployment Table"
  50. ↑ 50.0 50.1 Field Manual: 3145, p. 44, "Capellan Confederation Deployment Table - 3145"