Note: X and Y are coordinates (light years on XY plane) relative to Terra at (0, 0)
|Recharge time||203 hours|
The Ctesiphon system is located close to the Salonika and Suda Bay systems and consists of a class M2III primary orbited by at least one planet. The surface colony is three days transit from the jump point.
Ctesiphon was a surface trading post located in the Deep Periphery. During Operation REVIVAL, Ctesiphon was operated by Clan Nova Cat. The Ctesiphon facility was located 3 days from the Jump Point, orbitting a type M2III star, leading to a recharge time of 203 hours. By the time of the Wars of Reaving Ctesiphon had come to be controlled by Clan Diamond Shark - possibly after the Abjuration of the Nova Cats in the 3060s. The Diamond Sharks lost contact with Ctesiphon and two other Deep Periphery facilities, the small colony at Suda Bay and the fleet base and orbital trade post at Attenbrooks, all in the space of a ten-day period in 3072.
The only information the Diamond Sharks had over the sudden silence came from a trade convoy, which had been ordered to return to the Inner Sphere following a loss of contact with the Diamond Shark enclaves on Vinton in the Clan Homeworlds. The trade convoy only managed to send a relatively brief communication before being lost, but it reported contact with a small armed fleet in the Ctesiphon system including a modified Davion-class destroyer (which had identified itself as the Nikolai Tesla) before suffering a crippling fighter strike and exploding. The Nikolai Tesla was operated by either the Bandit Caste or the faction known as the Society and was likely responsible for the silence from all three systems.
There are no inhabited systems within 60 light years of Ctesiphon. The four closest systems to Ctesiphon are:
| Closest systems to Ctesiphon (distance in light years)|
Closest systems first:
- Explorer Corps, p. 54, "Known Nova Cat Facilities"
- Wars of Reaving, p. 97, "Dark Periphery"
- Interstellar Players 3: Interstellar Expeditions, p. 32