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

Kennard neighbouring systems
Kennard neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 468.64 : 88.35[e]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

In the mid-26th century, Kennard was an agricultural world within the Outworlds Allianc], located close to the Alliance border with the Federated Suns. In 2581, the Star League sent the Outworlds Alliance Task Force consisting of two SLDF corps supported by an auxiliary force from the Draconis Combine to forcibly incorporate the Alliance into the Star League, following the mass rejection of the Pollux Proclamation by the Alliance along with the other major Periphery states. Although Kennard wasn't targetted in the first wave of attacks, it was an early target during the second year of the invasion.[4]

General Amos Forlough, commander of the Star League task force, issued the attack orders for both Kennard and the nearby world of Pitkin on the 6th of January 2582. The militia forces on Kennard consisted of barely a single battalion of light armor and a single battalion of irregular infantry at this point in time, as Kennard was located far from what the Outworlds Alliance Militia considered to be the likely invasion route into the Alliance, making Kennard a low priority for resources. Forlough dispatched the 18th Royal Brigade - one of the three brigades within the 6th Royal Division of II Corps and fresh from weeks of rebuilding after the 6th Royal Division had suffered significant losses against the Pitcairn Legion on Sevon in late 2581 - to annex Kennard. The militia posed no real challenge to the 18th Royal Brigade and were eliminated in days.[4]

In contrast to the easy defeat of the Kennard militia, the 18th Royal Brigade forces faced a much stiffer challenge in January and February 2583. The Outworlds Alliance Militia had gained additional regiments from the conflict on Haynesville, which freed up the Pitcairn Legion to start raiding Alliance worlds occupied by Star League forces. The Pitcairn Legion's 1st Regiment landed on Kennard on the 24th of January in the guise of a regular supply shipment. Led personally by Elias Pitcairn, the Legion revealed itself by striking directly at the 18th Royal Brigade garrison in Clayton, Kennard's capital city. The attack on the Clayton garrison was just the first attack in what became a two-week long rampage across Kennard, which saw the 18th Royal Brigade try to pin down the Pitcairn Legion forces as Elias Pitcairn struck at every major SLDF outpost on the planet. When the Legion left Kennard at the end of February the 18th Royal Brigade had been both bloodied and embarassed by the successful Legion raid.[38]

House Davion forces were allowed to effectively annex Kennard in 2584 by the new commander of the Outworlds Alliance Task Force, Major General Franklin Barnex, following SLDF redeployments which removed units from occupied worlds in the Outworlds Alliance to fight against the Taurian Concordat. On the 1st of August 2585 Kennard was formally ceded to the Federated Suns along with 8 other worlds as a part of the terms laid out within the Treaty of Cerberus.[5]

Military Deployment[edit]


Planetary Militia (until December)[4]


Star League Defense Force garrison[39]



  • Thirty-fifth Avalon Hussars[41]


  • Thirty-fifth Avalon Hussars[41]



  • Lindon's Regiment[43]



  • Lindon's Battalion[44]


  • Lindon's Regiment[45]


Nearby Planets[edit]

Planets within 2 jumps (60 light-years). Closest planets first:

Planet Distance (LY) Jumps 2750 3025 3030 3040 3052 3057 3062
Dormandaine 14.15 1 OA OA OA OA OA OA OA
Pajarito 15.85 1 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Haynesville 16.20 1 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Crestoblus 22.15 1 OA OA OA OA OA OA OA
Diboll 22.43 1 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Ramora 25.07 1 OA OA OA OA OA OA OA
Pitkin 26.83 1 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Broaddus 33.06 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Brookeland 33.86 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
De Berry 34.23 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Tancredi IV 39.72 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Mishkadrill 41.35 2 OA OA OA OA OA OA OA
Lyceum 42.31 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Banori 44.20 2 OA OA OA OA OA OA OA
Kinkaid II 44.79 2 OA OA OA OA OA OA OA
Sevon 44.97 2 OA OA OA OA OA OA OA
Pascagoula 50.30 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Milligan 50.49 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Greeley 52.31 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Kirbyville 54.04 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Mitchella 55.19 2 OA OA OA OA OA OA OA
Sturgis 55.80 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Lushann 56.39 2 OA OA OA OA OA OA OA
Anguilla 57.79 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC


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