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

Elgin neighbouring systems
Elgin neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 1.54:-50.97[e]
Spectral class K2V[1]
Recharge time 173 hours[1]
Recharge station(s) Zenith[1]

The Elgin system - known for several centuries as the Chisholm system - was home to at least one habitable world, Elgin II, and as at 3145 was located in the Republic of the Sphere.[2][3]

System Description[edit]

The Elgin system is located near the Hsien and Mandal systems[4] and consists of a class K2v primary orbited by at least two planets. During the thirty-first century a recharge station was in place at the zenith jump point.[1]

System History[edit]

The Elgin system was colonised during the First Exodus from Terra and was a member of several different proto-states at one point or another before being conquered by the Terran Hegemony.[5][6][7][8]

Amaris Civil War[edit]

During or after the Amaris Civil War the Essex-class destroyer SLS Oslo was abandoned in the Elgin system, either lost in action or scuttled;[9] the Oslo was subsequently located in a debris system at the edge of the system by ComStar but was left where it had been found due to the amount of work that would be required to return it to active service.[10]

Clan Invasion Era[edit]

The Free Worlds League became aware of the location of the Oslo thanks to information provided by the Word of Blake, who had relocated to the League after the schism within ComStar and who had decided to assist the League in its WarShip rearmament programme. The Blakists helped the League locate twenty-two assorted derelict WarShips, of which the Oslo was one.[10]

The League engaged in a daring operation in 3055 in which a salvage crew took their JumpShip into the Elgin system and spent several months working on the Oslo while avoiding the attention of the Federated Commonwealth's Fifth Republican, who were stationed in the system at the time. The salvage team were able to conduct enough repairs to the Oslo to enable her to jump into League space; from there the Oslo travelled to one of the League's clandestine shipyards capable of conducting repair and renovation work on WarShips.[9]

Elgin II[edit]

Planetary flag
Planetary flag
System position 2[1]
Day length 4[1]
Highest native life Plant[1]
Founding 3025[1]
Ruler Lady Sabrina Ling (3025)[1]
Capital Sochalladan (apocryphal; see text)
Population 5,528,000,000 (3025)[1]
HPG (Representative) B[1] (Precentor Negh Schwan) (3025)[1]

Elgin II - more commonly known simply as Elgin, and, prior to the late twenty-ninth century, as Chisholm - is the second planet in the system.[1][11]

Planetary History[edit]

Early History[edit]

Elgin was originally founded as the planet Chisholm by wealthy nonconformists in the late 2100s,[5] and formed a part of various states beginning with the Nanking Collective, then the Chisholm Protectorate,[12] before becoming a part of the Chisholm Province within the Tikonov Grand Union.[13]

When the Terran Alliance commissioned the Grand Alliance Survey of Populated Worlds in 2235 it was noted that Chisholm didn't consider itself to be even nominally under the authority of the Terran Alliance.[5] However, despite the Tikonov Grand Union fighting a war with the Terran Hegemony over attempts to annex the Chisholm Province, once captured Chisholm would remain a part of the Terran Hegemony until the fall of the Star League.[14]

It was noted as early as the 25th century that the native dialect on Chisholm was a particularly difficult dialect to speak. This dialect, referred to as Chisholian, has resulted in the embarrassment of at least one Capellan Chancellor.[15]

Succession Wars[edit]

Chisholm was renamed Elgin in honour of Captain Edward T. Elgin in 2878, after he successfully defended the planet against forces from the Free Worlds League.[11]

Apocryphal Content Starts

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.

Following the formation of the Chaos March Zhanzeng de Guang terrorist forces were active on Elgin in 3057. A high-ranking officer in the planetary forces was uncovered to be a Zhanzeng de Guang agent.[16]

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The Jihad[edit]

During the Jihad Elgin was annexed by the Word of Blake, and was in turn targeted for liberation by the allied coalition in January 3078 as a part of Operation SCOUR. Forces from the Free Worlds League Group II fought a bitter conflict with the defending First Elgin Protectorate Militia Division. The fight only ended when the Division commander was killed,[17][18] leaving the coalition forces - believed to be the Seventh Pesht Regulars,[19] Com Guard Fifth Army[20] and the Home Guard[21] - in possession of Elgin.

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Rulers[edit]


  • Lady Sabrina Ling[1]

Military Deployment[edit]




  • Fifth Republican[34]


  • Fifth Republican[35]


3072 to 3077[edit]



Apocryphal Content Starts

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 German-only and thus apocryphal novel Waffengefährten has some information to offer about Elgin as of 3057:[38]

The landmasses on Elgin are spread across thousands of islands grouped into archipelagos and atolls, Jolo being the biggest and most important isle. Jolo harbors around half of the planet's population and holds the first city on Elgin (curiously named Elgin City in 3057 although the world was originally named Chisholm), the capital Sochalladan, and the planet's largest spaceport. The other (implying only two spaceports to exist) is Anguar. Other places of note are Shimoji, the Aopo Atoll, and the Buala Atoll with Ceram Island as its largest isle.

The flat areas consist mainly of porous coral matter and sand, and most terrain on Elgin is unsuitable for walking a 'Mech across or even landing a DropShip; it is forbidden to land a DropShip outside of the world's two starports. The stable rocky ground, by contrast, tends to be very rugged terrain.

Elgin's industrial capacity (such as what was left from the Succession Wars is controlled by ten noble families as of 3057. They maintain their own armies and form a joint administration. Named noble families include:

  • Chuk, who control the capital city of Sochalladan
  • Yiu, who control the entire north of Jolos save for the capital
  • Tsang, who control the south of Jolos
  • Lee, who control the entire Aopo Atoll
  • Hou, of Ceram Island

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Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Hsien 5.3 Mandal 11.5 Capolla 11.5 Tall Trees 15.8
Hall 16.9 Outreach 16.9 Saiph 17.3 Menkalinan 19.7
Nanking 21.2 Brownsville 21.8 Wasat 21.8 Zurich 22.2
New Canton 23.0 Berenson 25.3 Aldebaran 26.9 Terra Firma 27.2
Belluevue 29.0 Hechnar 30.9 Liberty 31.0 Bex 31.1
Epsilon Eridani 34.2 Kristiandsund 34.3 Zion 35.1 Van Diemen IV 35.6
Bhaktapur 35.8 Liao 37.2 Blue Sava 38.3 Genoa 38.5
New Home 38.7 Talitha 39.2 Bryant 39.5 Acamar 40.0
Procyon 40.4 Keid 40.9 Tyrfing 41.4 Arboris 41.6
Myrvoll 42.2 Sirius 43.3 Kyrkbacken 43.4 Epsilon Indi 44.9
Woodstock 45.0 Manennaia 46.6 Graham IV 47.7 Hamilton 48.0
Irian 48.4 Pollux 48.5 Sheratan 49.1 Bernardo 49.2
Gan Singh 49.3 New Stevens 49.5 Asuncion 50.8 Terra 51.0
Caph 51.7 Devil's Rock 51.9 Pliska 52.0 Augustine 52.1
Azha 52.2 Fletcher 52.9 Alula Australis 53.0 Rigil Kentarus 53.7
Acubens 53.8 Snailzar 54.1 Castor 54.2 Ningpo 55.0
Oliver 55.2 Ibstock 55.7 New Earth 55.8 Kawich 56.5
Slocum 56.6 Connaught 56.8 Pleione 57.6 Ilmachna 57.7
Ingress 57.9 Northwind 58.1 Bharat 58.1 Nopah 58.2
Fomalhaut 59.6


  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 House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 139, "Planet Guide"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - 3145"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - 3145"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 9
  6. 6.0 6.1 House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 20, "The Tikonov Connection"
  7. 7.0 7.1 House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 10, "The Other Shoe"
  8. 8.0 8.1 Handbook: House Liao, p. 13, "Capellan Confederation Foundation [2366]"
  9. 9.0 9.1 Field Manual: Free Worlds League, p. 118, "FWLS Raven"
  10. 10.0 10.1 Field Manual: Free Worlds League, p. 116, "Aid From The Word of Blake"
  11. 11.0 11.1 House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 139
  12. House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 11
  13. House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 19
  14. 14.0 14.1 Handbook: House Liao, p. 25, "Capellan Confederation after Age of War [2571]"
  15. House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 29, "Say Again?"
  16. Waffengefährten, chapter "Elgin", pp. 31-79
  17. 17.0 17.1 Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 78, "New Year, New Wave"
  18. 18.0 18.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 58, "The Jihad in Review"
  19. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 44, "Wasat Falls?"
  20. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 45, "Overview: Alys Marik"
  21. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 44, "Too Much To Handle?"
  22. Handbook: House Marik, p. 16, "Free Worlds League Founding [2271]"
  23. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - 2596"
  24. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  25. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 104, "Rim Worlds Republic - [2767] Map"
  26. 26.0 26.1 Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 138, "Operation LIBERATION Wave 1 [July 2772 - December 2774]"
  27. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - 2822"
  28. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  29. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  30. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 3135"
  31. 31.0 31.1 31.2 House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 105, "Unit Deployment Table"
  32. House Liao (The Capellan Confederation), p. 106, "Unit Deployment Table"
  33. Historical: War of 3039, p. 138 "Deployment Table"
  34. 20 Year Update, p. 24, "Federated Commonwealth Deployment Table"
  35. Objective Raids, p. 18, "FedCom Deployment Table"
  36. 36.0 36.1 36.2 36.3 36.4 Chaos March (sourcebook), p. 33
  37. Field Manual: 3145, p. 144, "Republic Armed Forces - Principes Guards"
  38. Waffengefährten, esp. pp. 31-36