|Star System Information|
(relative to Terra)
| X:369.88 Y:106.44[e]|
(Terra at (0,0))
|Distance From Terra:||388.40|
|Number of Planets|
|Time to Jump Point||33.12 days|
|Planet: Kesai IV|
|Planet Type|| Rocky
Level of Native Life
|ComStar Facility Class||B|
(References to Kesai IV)
Kesai (aka Kasai) is a system on the border between the Federated Suns and the Draconis Combine near the Periphery. Its world Kesai IV is an infertile desert planet which is the site of a major Star League supply depot.
 Population Data
 Important Persons
- ComStar Representative (3025): Precentor Reback Tyul
Kesai IV is a dry, barren world with a single sea. In the more temperate climate along the coasts forests are growing. The planet has only limited mineral resources and no native life.
Kesai IV was settled after the discovery of several deposits of radioactive minerals. When the deposits proved to be smaller than expected, only few settlers remained. Thereafter the world was used as a prison planet until the Star League purchased the rights to use it as a depot for the SLDF from House Kurita.
The League quickly built a vast complex of warehouses, factories, maintenance facilities, and DropShip pads around the planet's sea and stationed troops there. During the Reunification War the site already served as assembly point for Operation UNION HOLD, the Star League invasion of the Outworlds Alliance. The 6th Royal Division, a part of II Corps, gathered here until they moved on to Niles in 2581.
Although the SLDF stripped Kesai of most of its supplies prior to their departure to the Periphery, the remaining facilities and their inventory were still incredibly valuable for the Successor States. McKinnon's Company of the 2nd Battalion, 142nd Battle Regiment, 251st BattleMech Division was stationed here and refused to retreat. Instead they pledged their support for House Davion and defended the complex against a superior DCMS force in the First Battle of Kesai in December 2786.
Regardless of the outcome of the battle the world ultimately fell to House Kurita. Since then Kesai has been attacked countless times and most cities and forest burned down, resembling the surrounding wasteland. Nevertheless, the depot remained a major source of supplies for the DCMS and later the AFFS who captured the world during the Third Succession War.
 Planetary Garrison
- - At this point in time the unit operating at 75% of full strength, with 81% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.
 Owner History
- 2571 - Draconis Combine
- 2581 - Draconis Combine 
- 2596 - Draconis Combine 
- 2750 - Draconis Combine 
- 2765 - Draconis Combine 
- 2822 - Draconis Combine
- 2864 - Draconis Combine
- 3025 - Federated Suns
- 3030 - Federated Suns
- 3040 - Federated Commonwealth
- 3050 - Federated Commonwealth 
- 3052 - Federated Commonwealth 
- 3058 - Federated Commonwealth
- 3067 - Draconis Combine
- 3075 - Draconis Combine 
- 3079 - Draconis Combine 
- 3130 - Draconis Combine 
 Nearby Planets
Planets within 2 jumps (60 light-years). Closest planets first:
Much of the information on this page are from The Fox's Teeth: Exploits of McKinnon's Raiders, which introduced the world (spelled as Kasai) as a planet belonging to the Federated Suns since the fall of the Star League in contrast to the more recent Handbook: House Davion. The existence of the Star League depot was confirmed in Historical: Reunification War, but it is unknown if the information about the beginnings of McKinnon's Raiders are still correct.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 House Davion (The Federated Suns)
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Historical: Reunification War, p. 106, "Reunification War: Outworlds Alliance Front Deployments (2581)"
- ↑ Historical: Reunification War, p. 112, "First Strikes"
- ↑ Historical: Reunification War, p. 141, "Reunification War: Outworlds Alliance Front Deployments (2581)"
- ↑ House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 135
- ↑ Field Manual: Federated Suns, p. 135
- ↑ Field Manual: Updates, p. 118
- ↑ Field Manual: 3085, p. 50, "DCMS Deployment Table - 3085"
- ↑ 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"
- ↑ Era Report: 3052, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 3050"
- ↑ Era Report: 3052, p. 23, "Inner Sphere - 3052"
- ↑ Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, "Inner Sphere "
- ↑ Field Report: DCMS, p. 21, "Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery Deployment Map - August 3079"
- ↑ Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
- Era Report: 2750
- Era Report: 3052
- Field Manual: 3085
- Field Manual: Federated Suns
- Field Manual: Update
- Field Report: DCMS
- Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1
- Historical: Reunification War
- Handbook: House Davion
- House Davion (The Federated Suns)
- Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents
- Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
- The Fox's Teeth: Exploits of McKinnon's Raiders