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


Cogdell neighbouring systems
Cogdell neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 521.90:-141.51[e]
Spectral class G5V[1]
Recharge station(s) None[1]

The Cogdell system was home to at least one habitable world, Cogdell IV, and as at 3145 was located in the Anjin Muerto Operational Area of the Periphery March within the Federated Suns.[2][3]

System Description[edit]

The Cogdell system is located near the Morven and Summerstide systems[2][3] and consists of a class G5V primary orbited by at least four planets.[1]

System History[edit]

The Cogdell system was settled prior to the Third Succession War but didn't become significant enough to record on maps until later.[1][4][5]

Cogdell IV[edit]

Planetary flag of Cogdell
Planetary flag of Cogdell
System position 4th[1]
Jump point
7 days[1]
Highest native life Reptile[1]
Reference Year 3025[1]
Ruler Edward Sims, Marquess of Cogdell[1]
Peopel's-Leader Yoloy Entwhistle[1]
Capital Hangman's Death[1]
Population 1,536,000,000 (apocryphal)[6]
HPG (Representative) B (Precentor Timothy Grethel)[1]

Cogdell IV - more commonly referred to simply as Cogdell - is the fourth planet in the system.[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Cogdell was one of the few worlds in the Inner Sphere whose governmental structure is based on anarchic ideas. Originally "settled" by a group of convicts who were exported to the world by a Periphery world, the colonists were able to survive and form a rudimentary government whose only law was "live and let live".[1]

Absorbed by the Federated Suns shortly before the start of the Third Succession War, one of the prominent families on Cogdell was selected by the Ministry of Ways and Means as the ruling family. This family eventually grew pro-Davion, pro-Federated Suns, and pro-government. The resulting tensions between the noble family's supporter and the general population exploded into violence in 3025.[1]

In February, 3072 Cogdell was one of the planets that joined the breakaway Filtvelt Coalition.[7] By 3130 Cogdell later returned to the Federated Suns control.[8]

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The information after this notice comes from apocryphal sources; the canonicity of such information is uncertain.
Please view the reference page for information regarding their canonicity.

The database of the (apocryphal) 1989 video game MechWarrior, set around the year 3025, gives a population of 1.536 billion for Cogdell and describes the environment as "tropical" (out of only three broad impressions of planetary environments given in the game, these being "desert", "ice", or "tropical").

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Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Rulers[edit]


  • Edward Sims, Marquess of Cogdell[1]
  • People's-Leader Yoloy Entwhistle[1]


Cogdell is a world possessed of considerable quantities of potable water, flourishing forests and rich farmland.[31]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Hangman's Death: the planetary capital city.[1]

Image gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Summerstide 11.4 Morven 23.2 Wetumpka 23.6 Brockton 24.5
Jesup 29.3 Vaucluse 32.5 St. Cyr 33.6 Hortense 34
Broken Wheel 34.3 Hoensbroek 38.1 Marielund 38.8 Memphis 40.3
Lackland 40.6 Filtvelt 42.8 Ebro 43.5 Kenilworth 44.5
Steinhatchee 44.5 Metter 45 Sherwood 47.7 Hahira 49.6
Skepptana 50.2 Symsonia 57.8 Moultrie 58 Minette 59.5


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 204, "Cogdell"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere Map - [3145]"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - 3145"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Handbook: House Davion, p. 60, "Federated Suns after Second Succession War [2864]"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Handbook: House Davion, p. 70, "Federated Suns after Third Succession War [3025]"
  6. MechWarrior (1989 Video Game) (apocryphal)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere 3075"
  8. 8.0 8.1 Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  9. Handbook: House Davion, p. 18, "Federated Suns at their Founding [2317] Map"
  10. Handbook: House Davion, p. 40, "Federated Suns after Age of War [2751]"
  11. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - 2596"
  12. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  13. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  14. Handbook: House Davion, p. 54, "Federated Suns after First Succession War [2822]"
  15. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - 2822"
  16. Handbook: House Davion, p. 72, "Federated Suns after Fourth Succession War [3030]"
  17. Handbook: House Davion, p. 76, "Federated Suns after Fourth Succession War [3039]"
  18. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  19. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, Inner Sphere [3050] Map
  20. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, Inner Sphere [3052] Map
  21. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, Inner Sphere [3057] Map
  22. Handbook: House Davion, p. 78, "Federated Suns after Operation Guerrero [3067]"
  23. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, Inner Sphere [3063] Map
  24. Handbook: House Davion, p. 82, "Federated Suns after FedCom Civil War [3067]"
  25. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3067]"
  26. Jihad Hot Spots: 3072, p. 78
  27. Field Manual: AFFS, p. 21, "Armed Forces of the Federated Suns Deployment Map - August 3079"
  28. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere Map - [March 3081]"
  29. Field Manual: 3085, p. 127, "Inner Sphere Map - [October 3085]"
  30. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map - [3135]"
  31. Hot Spots:Contracts, p.4