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Kaznejoy neighbouring systems
Kaznejoy neighbouring systems
System Information
X:Y Coordinates 329.457 : 132.599[e]
Spectral class F4V[1][2]
Recharge time 175 hours[2]
Recharge station(s) Zenith, Nadir[1][2]

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

System position 5th[1][2]
Jump point
16.10 days[2]
Moons None[2]
Surface gravity 0.99[2]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[2]
Equatorial temperature 46°C (Arid)[2]
Surface water 25%[2]
Highest native life 10% Reptile[1][2]
Reference Year 3025[1] - 3079[2]
Ruler Peter Joncas, Earl of Kaznejov (3025)[1]
Capital Gondovia[2]
Population 1,009,000,000 (3025)[1]
1,032,000,000 (3079)[2]
Socio-Industrial Levels B-C-D-C-D[2]
HPG (Representative) B[1][2] (Precentor Ernesto Lassich) (3025)[1]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Info[edit]

Kaznejov was a sun-baked world with modest ore deposits that prompted colonization in the early 24th century. Since then, the population has imported life-forms to make this world more habitable.[45]

Star League[edit]

Kaznejoy was considered one of the most beautiful worlds in the Inner Sphere, with one major landmass Wanaland where the capital city Gondovia is located.[2] By engineering the planet's ecology, the dry desert world was replaced by a lush biosphere. The cornerstone of these efforts was a series of satellites that altered the amount of sunlight that reached the planet's surface. During the Star League Era, Kaznejoy's tourist industry took advantage of their artificial ecology by billing their world as "The best planet mankind can build." The amount of investment in the world lead to a garrison from the Star League Defense Force and the controls for the orbiting mirrors and solar power stations being located in the SLDF base, Fort Darwin.[46]

Kaznejoy was also the homeport for the 15th Fleet (SLDF) of the SLDF.[47]

Succession Wars[edit]

Unfortunately the fall of the Star League and the Succession Wars have had a major effect on the planet. The satellites broke down and couldn't be repaired. Kaznejoy eventually returned to its original desert ecology, losing two of three artificial seas that the original colonists created[1]. On top of that, over the years the weather satellites felt into disrepair, and work only sporadically, sometimes causing great storms that whip the growing deserts with wind and lightning.[45] In addition the mineral resources that attracted the original settlers were exhausted centuries ago. With little to offer, Kaznejoy's population began to emigrate in the 3020's. The only real asset the world offers is its vast desert plains, which the DCMS uses for training purposes.[1]

By 3025 there has been talk of moving the prefecture capital from Gondovia on Kaznejov to Celeste City on nearby Waldheim. Also, Kaznejov frequently hosted skirmishes with Kurita units on the large barren deserts outside the military base.[45]


During the Jihad the world retained its importance. It remained a prefecture capital and the DCMS training facility was expanded to include training for DEST teams. Beyond this, however, the world is marginal at best.[2]

The Dark Age[edit]

In 3129 Tai-shu Matsuhari Toranaga was the target of an assassination attempt on Kaznejoy. The attempted assassination was foiled by Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery battle armor infantry equipped with Kishi suits, and their success in saving the Warlord sealed the popularity of Kishi battle armor with the DCMS.[48]

Planetary Locations[edit]

Military Deployment[edit]



3025 to 3050[edit]


  • Seventeenth Galedon Regulars[52]


  • Seventeenth Galedon Regulars[52]


  • Seventeenth Galedon Regulars[53]



- At this point in time the Kouki no Otakebi operating at 90% of full strength, with 80% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.


- The 11th operating at 60% of full strength, with 84% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.

Nearby Planets[edit]

Planets within 2 jumps (60 light-years)
Closest planets first:
Planet Distance (LY) Jumps 2750 3025 3030 3040 3052 3057 3062
Beta Mensae V 12.97 1 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Altdorf 13.79 1 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Delitzsch 14.68 1 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Waldheim 16.68 1 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Senorbi 23.80 1 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Nadrin 26.15 1 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Capra 29.25 1 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Cosenza 29.44 1 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Kirei Na Niwa 35.36 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
An Ting 36.34 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Goubellat 39.49 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Galedon V 41.63 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Huan 42.78 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Igualada 43.75 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Schirmeck 44.93 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Delacruz 47.50 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Dnepropetrovsk 47.58 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Weisau 48.02 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Kesai IV 49.12 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Matsuida 51.77 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Sverdlovsk 53.46 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Cassias 54.54 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Sakuranoki 55.16 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Handa 55.88 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
McGehee 58.17 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Cimeron 59.31 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC


The planet is spelled in Field Manual: Updates as Kaznejov.[54] This system was originally named Kaznejov; however, on early maps the "500 lightyears from Terra" line intersected the letter "v" and made it look like an "y". When specifically asked about the matter, the Line Developer decreed that "Kaznejoy" was the canonically correct spelling.[57]


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  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 Objectives: Draconis Combine, p. 30, "Kaznejoy"
  3. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 18, "Draconis Combine Founding" - [2319] Map
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  5. Handbook: House Davion, p. 48, "Federated Suns after Age of War - [2571] Map"
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  10. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  11. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
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  19. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 64, "Draconis Combine after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
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  24. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere after War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
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  26. Handbook: House Davion, p. 76, "Federated Suns after War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
  27. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  28. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
  29. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 71, "Draconis Combine after Operation REVIVAL - [3052] Map"
  30. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3057] Map"
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  32. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
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  35. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 42, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  36. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  37. Field Report: DCMS, p. 23, "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  38. Field Report: AFFS, p. 21, "Armed Forces of the Federated Suns Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  39. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  40. Field Manual: 3085, p. 127, "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  41. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  42. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  43. Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  44. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  45. 45.0 45.1 45.2 45.3 45.4 House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 183 "Kaznejov"
  46. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 183, "199th BattleMech Division"
  47. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 188, "Homeport"
  48. Technical Readout: 3145 Draconis Combine, p. 4, "Kishi Battle Armor"
  49. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 256, "SLDF - Draconis Combine Military Command Map"
  50. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 136, "First Succession War Deployment Table - DCMS"
  51. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 133, "Unit Deployment Table"
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  53. 20 Year Update, p. 41, "Draconis Combine Deployment Table"
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  55. Field Report: DCMS, p. 20, "Irregular Force Status"
  56. Field Manual: 3085, p. 50, "DCMS Deployment Table - 3085"
  57. In this thread on the CBT Forum; see also this article's Talk page