- This article is about the world. For other uses, see Huntress (disambiguation).
- System Name: Huntress
- Star Type: G7V
- Position in System: 2 (of 7)
- Time to Jump Point: 7 days
- Surface Water: 60%
- Atmosphere: Standard
- Surface Gravity: 1.1
- Equator Temperature: 25°C
- Percentage and Level of Native Life: Birds
Huntress was the homeworld to Clan Smoke Jaguar and is located within the Kerensky Cluster. The planet boasts two continents, Jaguar Prime and Abysmal as well as two polar ice caps. Jaguar Prime is the larger and more hospitable of the two land masses and is the primary center of the planet's population. Abysmal is a smaller landmass with a harsh, desert climate. Abysmal is only periodically utilized for training purposes by the Smoke Jaguars. Prime's geography on the other hand is not uniform and varies from plains, patches of desert, and rainforests which often pose as harsh contrasts to each other. A host of mountains break up the continent, most notably the Jaguar's Fangs range (which includes Mt. Szabo) and the aptly-named Eastern Mountains. Bodies of water like the Black Shikari River, named after its uncharacteristically dark waters, Liberation Sea, and the expansive fens of the Dhuan Swamp also stretch across the landscape. Prime's climate ranges from temperate to tropical and is characterized by ubiquitous, grey clouds and occasional, fierce storms. Huntress also has a single moon, named 'Sentry'. The distance from the system's star to Huntress is roughly seven days at a standard 1G burn.
Lootera is Huntress's capital and largest city. The city, like Jaguar Prime, is a series of contrasts with drab, featureless buildings standing in proximity to monolithic memorials to Smoke Jaguar heroes and the clan's proud, warrior tradition. Lootera is home to the Smoke Jaguar military command on planet, including a garrison of solahma warriors and a few training fields. It is also the site of the Smoke Jaguar Gene Center which houses the genetic legacies of the legendary Howell and Osis bloodlines (though it was also revealed that Smoke Jaguar scientists had secretly acquired copies of the giftakes of heroes from other Clans, like Aidan Pryde). This pyramidal structure also houses an eternal laser which constantly burns upwards in honor of Jaguar warriors who perished serving their clan. The Field of Heroes, a pavilion of stone-sculpted BattleMechs, stretches before the genetic repository as well. Mt. Szabo looms in the distance where a leaping Smoke Jaguar has been carved in its side in a monumental display of hubris. The mountain is also home to a sub-terranian military complex, complete with a rare and deadly Reagan anti-ship battery.
The cities of Bagera, Myer, Pahn City, and New Andery comprise the Smoke Jaguars' other major centers of population, industry, and military presence on planet. Falcon Eyrie is a unique exception, belonging to Clan Jade Falcon. Located in the remote Eastern Mountains, the small garrison facility was gifted to the Jade Falcon clan years ago as a gesture of goodwill. It has since been staffed by a small contingent of warriors (almost exclusively solahma) and scientists and has been used as a site for secret military and genetic research. The facility is purely symbolic and the Jade Falcons do not seek to expand their territorial holdings on the Smoke Jaguar homeworld. However, the Falcons presence has proven to be a source of periodic tension between either clan.
The Inner Sphere with a combination of Operations Bulldog and Serpent annihilated the Smoke Jaguar Clan and seized their Homeworld. This included the systematic destruction of every war-making industry, military base, and any monuments to the achievements of the Smoke Jaguar Clan. After the Great Refusal was won, the Inner Sphere held the Homeworld at least in part as a permanent outpost in Clan Space, where a Star League ambassador was stationed.
Garrisoning Military Force
- 14th Scorpion Hussars (Clan Goliath Scorpion)
- 35th Scorpion Cuirassiers (Clan Goliath Scorpion)
- Abysmal Manufacturing Complex
- Huntress Manufacturing Plant DL-6 - Destroyed
- Huntress Production Facility Epsilon
- Lootera Spaceworks
- Phan Industrial Complex
- Twilight of the Clans, p. 57
- Twilight of the Clans, p. 58
- Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 164 - "Warden Clans Deployment Table"