(References to Kaifeng)
|Planetary System Info|
|Position in System||Unknown|
|Time to Jump Point||10 days|
|HPG Facility Class||B|
|Percent, Level of Native Life||Jungle world|
Note: X and Y are coordinates (light years on XY plane) relative to Terra at (0, 0)
X: 71.8 Y: -153.37 [e]
- 2366 - Sarna Supremacy 
- 2367 - Capellan Confederation 
- 2571 - Capellan Confederation 
- 2596 - Capellan Confederation 
- 2750 - Capellan Confederation 
- 2765 - Capellan Confederation 
- 2822 - Capellan Confederation 
- 2864 - Capellan Confederation 
- 3025 - Capellan Confederation 
- 3030 - Federated Suns 
- 3040 - Federated Commonwealth 
- 3050 - Federated Commonwealth 
- 3058 - Sarna Supremacy 
- 3063 - Capellan Confederation 
- 3067 - Capellan Confederation 
- 3130 - Capellan Confederation 
- 3135 - Capellan Confederation 
- 3145 - Capellan Confederation 
Kaifeng is an agricultural world that exports its food surplus to feed a number nearby worlds, especially Sarna and Sakhalin. The system features an Olympus-class recharging station, Jodo Shinsa, at the Zenith Jump Point. The planet of Kaifeng has one moon, Nochen, which is described as very small (likened to an asteroid) and produces only the smallest lunar tides.
The world has a gravity of 1.1g and a breathable atmosphere. Sixty percent of the land mass is covered with dense, heavy jungle; the other forty percent is among the most productive agricultural land in the Inner Sphere. The main export product is rice, which alone was reported to amount to four hundred million metric tons in 3058.
There are three large colonized and cultivated districts, each administered by a single large city: Franklin in the southern hemisphere, Beijing and Tarrahouse in the northern. Tarrahouse sits next to the large Lake Ch'u Yuan (which is described as an inverted "L") and the large Jinxiang river. The latter cuts through the Shé Shan Hills in a fairly straight east-westerly line three kilometers upriver from Tarrahouse. A road runs alongside the river, but the bulk transport is by river barges.
The planet's capital (and largest city), Mahabodhi, is situated outside the Beijing district and has the only operable full-service spaceport on the planet. It is also the primary garrison center.
Food from all districts is brought to the respective administrative centers and shipped to Mahabodhi from there to be moved off-world.
The novel Binding Force describes the successful occupation of Kaifeng by Warrior House Hiritsu for the Capellan Confederation in 3058. Most information pertaining to the planet is taken from the book.
During the invasion, the Liao troops have to fight the Kaifeng SMM under Leftenant General Cyndi Fallon, augmented by mercenary forces. This is odd considering that the Kaifeng SMM was originally a FedCom militia unit: The Federated Commonwealth maintained Kaifeng Command as one of three administrative units (the others being Corey Command and Wei Command) in the Palos Operations Area, within the Sarna March. Each of the Command structures from all Operations Areas had a regiment of Sarna March Militia (SMM) forces. The Kaifeng SMM was already under the command of Leftenant General Cynthia Fallon in 3054, back then part of the Federated Commonwealth; by 3058 it had become the military of the Sarna Supremacy.
- Kaifeng SMM
- Kaifeng SMM
- Handbook: House Liao, p. 17, "Capellan Confederation Founding, 2366"
- Handbook: House Liao, p. 13, "Timeline: Capellan Zone 2367"
- Handbook: House Liao, p. 25, "Capellan Confederation after Age of War "
- Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - 2596"
- Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
- Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
- Handbook: House Liao, p. 31, "Capellan Confederation after First Succession War "
- Handbook: House Liao, p. 39, "Capellan Confederation after Second Succession War "
- Handbook: House Liao, p. 40, "Capellan Confederation after Third Succession War "
- Handbook: House Liao, p. 49, "Capellan Confederation after Fourth Succession War "
- Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
- 20 Year Update, p. 23, "Federated Commonwealth Deployment Table"
- Handbook: House Liao, p. 60, "Capellan Confederation after Operation Guerrero "
- Field Manual: Capellan Confederation, p. 119, "Capellan Confederation Deployment Table"
- Field Manual: Updates, p. 33, "Capellan Confederation Deployment Table"
- Handbook: House Liao, p. 68, "Capellan Confederation after FedCom Civil War "
- Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
- Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere Map - "
- Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere Map - "
- Chaos March, p. 13, "Alliances"
- Objective Raids, p. 17, "Deployment Table - 3054"
- Chaos March (sourcebook), p. 12, "Unit Note"