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


System information
X:Y Coordinates 440.69 : 243.84[e]

The Bob system was home to at least one habitable world and as at 2765 was located in the New Samarkand Prefecture of the Galedon Military District within the Draconis Combine.[1]

System Description[edit]

The Bob system is located near the Kazanka and Suianheer systems.[2]

System History[edit]

The Bob system was colonised during the Star League era at some point after the end of the Reunification War.[3][2] Originally named Dunklewälderdunklerflüssenschattenwelt, the system was depopulated during the First Succession War[1][4][5] due to an unfortunate combination of bureaucracy and the widespread effects of the war. The awkward name originally given to the planet led to the government setting a name change in motion from the planet's original name to "Bob", but due to the chaos of the First Succession War the change failed to gain wide recognition and essential supplies of terraforming equipment failed to arrive as a result, dooming the colonies on the planet.

Political Affiliation[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Kazanka 14.6 Suianheer 21.3 Osset 23.8 Dneiper 24.3
Zlatousi 27.6 Milligan's World 28.2 Prinis Prime 34.1 Tabayama 34.8
Pondicherry 39.2 Quantraine 41.4 Nexus Ri 42.9 Antallos (Port Krin) 43.8
Enif 46.3 Risin 46.4 Rushaven 46.4 Brasha 49.1
Helland 49.2 Old Canton 50.0 Bad News 51.9 Ramgarh 52.3
Chirala 55.1


The name came about in a funny way.
I was bantering with Herb over Instant Message, and we were discussing something, and I make an offhand comment that X should visit the planet "Bob". To which Herb replies "We have a planet named Bob?!".
Which of course, at the time, we did not.
So I made up one of my usual yarns about "It is a dead planet that was named something horrible, but decided to change it's name. But unfortunately in the chaos of the 1st Succession War, the name change got misfiled and all necessary goods they ordered to be sent to the planet "Bob" went nowhere, because records didn't show such a planet existing. It was not until the end of the 1st Succession War the error was discovered, but then the vital terra-forming equipment had failed and the planet was uninhabited. Such a sad sad fate."
To which Herb about fell over with laughter and decided to make it canon, and he came up with the original name.
  — Øystein Tvedten, 09 Mar 2012
  • Bob was canonized through an offhand remark in Part VIII of the BattleCorps story Forgotten Worlds (Finding Jardine), written by Herbert A. Beas and published on 21 January 2009.
  • "Dunklewälderdunklerflüssenschattenwelt" is grammatically incorrect German by current linguistic standards, translating literally as "Dark Forests - Darker (of) Rivers - Shadow World", and the correct name would be "Dunklewälderdunkleflüsseschattenwelt".
    • This was acknowledged by the author:
Well, hey, I asked for help with the name, and my German friends deserted me, so I used Google Translate and rammed every world I found together....
Thank you,
- Herbert Beas
  — Herbert Beas, 09 Mar 2012
    • However, the in-universe explanation for the name was later clarified:
We blame the german-illiterate draconis combine clerk at the Ministry of Colonization who took down the name from the charter. They demanded an explaination what the name meant, and it got translated back again to german via the Ministry's own internal translation software. Which wasn't too good at german :)
With regards,
  — Øystein Tvedten, 09 Mar 2012


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