Epsilon Indi

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Epsilon Indi
Epsilon Indi neighbouring systems
Epsilon Indi neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 29.20:-15.56[e]
Spectral class F9V[1]
Planets 1[1]

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

Epsilon Indi
Orbital view
Orbital view
System position 1st[1]
Jump point
11 days[1]
Moons None[1]
Surface gravity 0.74[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Tainted)[1]
Equatorial temperature 44°C[1]
Surface water 31%[1]
Highest native life Reptiles[1]
Reference Year 3130[1]
Ruler Governor: Cecil Abraham[1]
Planetary Legate: Pedro Robinson[1]
Capital New Rhodes[1]
Population 95,430,000[1]

Owner History[edit]

Planetary Locations[edit]

Epsilon Indi has four main continents; the colonists named the northern polar continent Boreria and the southern polar continent Kantiles. The continent located north of the equator was named Ithicasia, and south of Ithicasia was the continent of Surterra.[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Early History[edit]

The Terran Alliance probe Magellan Five first discovered the planet.[citation needed]

Having become independent as a result of the Demarcation Declaration, Epsilon Indi was subsequently added to the resurgent Terran Hegemony; whilst some worlds joined the Hegemony during its early years as a result of diplomatic and trade incentives, many more were conquered in "campaigns of persuasion" launched by Director-General James McKenna, the first of which began in 2316 and ended with the capture of Towne in 2317. Epsilon Indi was one of the worlds added to the Hegemony during or around the time of this first military campaign.[14][2][15]

Star League Era[edit]

Epsilon Indi hosted a Star League-era Space Defense System that was responsible for destroying the 34th Royal BattleMech Division and the 568th Armed Transport Flotilla during the Amaris Civil War.[16] Amaris' forces captured Epsilon Indi during Operation APOTHEOSIS by liberally using neutron weapons against orbital defense sites along with lightning attacks, decimating the population of the planet in the process. The Amaris Empire forces turned the planet into a brutal gauntlet that inflicted heavy damage on the Star League Defense Force troops that attempted to liberate it during the Amaris Civil War. Although the SLDF was able to liberate the planet, the Amaris Empire forces engaged in scorched-earth tactics as they withdrew, deploying the remainder of their nuclear weapons in the process; the planet was left devastated, and centuries later the marks of the brutal tactics were still visible. As late as the thirty-second century the much-reduced population of the planet were largely confined to living in the polar regions, which had managed to escape most of the fallout from the nuclear weapons; the remainder of the planet was heavily marked with deserts, empty seabeds and the abandoned and bombed-out remains of cities.[1]


Epsilon Indi was one of the first worlds taken by the Word of Blake during the Jihad, captured along with Fletcher and Tall Trees in a campaign that saw all three worlds annexed by the Word of Blake Protectorate by the 30th of December 3067.[12] On the 6th of June 3075 Epsilon Indi was one of three worlds within the Word of Blake Protectorate to be raided simultaneously by unidentified forces. The raiding force on Epsilon Indi damaged the local Protectorate units and was rumoured to be one of the Word of Blake's own Shadow Divisions.[17][18] While in control of Epsilon Indi the Blakists conducted a number of operations from Boreria and the capital city, New Rhodes, in particular.[1]

In the last week of February 3078 the First Sword of Light regiment landed on the world and drove off the Blakists. Unfortunately the Blakists deployed a biological weapon before they left the world, poisoning the water table. This biological attack affected the water supply to several major cities, and when coupled with the severe damage inflicted in the conventional conflict, led several observers to speculate that the population would need to relocate or face extinction.[19][20]

The Dark Age[edit]

During the Dark Age the population of Epsilon Indi managed to gain access to the rich mineral deposits across all four continents from mining operations in Boreria and Kantiles. The largest of the mining settlements, Kirst, was located on the northern shore of Kantiles and was just four hundred kilometes from the southern edge of Surterra, which remained an uninhabitable wastes. Surterra also remained badly scarred from the battles during the Star League era, but was also home to the mining colony of Vogelton, which was located inside a dome. Despite the five decades of peace after the Jihad Epsilon Indi remained a world still struggling to recover from the wars that had marred it.[1]

Planetary Garrison[edit]

3055 to 3062 to 3067[edit]




Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
New Stevens 11.7 Epsilon Eridani 12.3 Sheratan 13.1 Northwind 13.6
Bryant 16.2 Terra Firma 19.3 Fletcher 19.3 Ingress 20.7
Lockdale 21.2 Caph 22.1 New Home 22.2 Fomalhaut 22.5
Small World 24.1 Acamar 25.2 Woodstock 26.0 Keid 26.7
Brownsville 26.8 Saffel 27.6 Kawich 28.2 Ruchbah 29.1
Errai 30.1 Bex 30.7 Quentin 32.6 Sirius 32.7
Terra 33.1 Nopah 33.3 Capolla 33.4 Procyon 34.5
Dieron 34.9 Carver V (Liberty) 35.0 Nirasaki 35.3 Deneb Kaitos 35.5
Altair 35.7 Nanking 36.8 Rigil Kentarus 36.8 Outreach 37.6
Helen 38.1 Arboris 38.5 Basalt 39.3 Bharat 39.6
Styx 41.2 Deneb Algedi 43.3 Azha 43.5 Killbourn 44.7
Addicks 44.8 Chisholm (Elgin) 44.9 Genoa 45.3 Hamal 45.3
Hsien 45.4 Hean 45.5 New Earth (Tau Ceti) 45.6 Ankaa 45.9
Pokhara 46.3 Towne 46.5 Slocum 46.7 Hechnar 47.2
Tigress 47.6 Athenry 48.0 Asta 48.1 Zurich 48.4
Aldebaran 49.1 Inglesmond 49.7 Achernar 50.9 Hall 51.8
Yorii 52.3 Nashira 52.5 Graham IV 53.0 Liao (Cynthiana) 53.3
Yangtze 54.3 Alula Australis 54.6 Mandal 55.5 Pike IV 55.5
Al Na'ir 56.1 Ningpo 57.0 Murchison 57.7 Thorin 57.7
Telos IV 57.7 Saiph 57.9 Ozawa 58.5 Tall Trees 58.6
Kansu 58.6 Imbros III 58.7


  • The Planet Epsilon Indi is misspelled in ComStar (sourcebook) as Epsilon Indiri.[21]


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