This article is undergoing revision as part of Project: Planets, a collaborative effort to improve BattleTechWiki's coverage of planets and systems. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can add your name to the list of volunteers.

This article has completed Phase 2 of the Overhaul effort.

Lackland neighboring systems
Lackland neighboring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 546.47 : -173.79[e]
Spectral class G9V[1][2]
Recharge time 190 hours[2]
Recharge station(s) None[1][2]

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

Planetary flag
Planetary flag
System position 4th[1][2]
Jump point
5.82 days[2]
Moons None[1][2]
Surface gravity 1.05[2]
Atmospheric pressure Normal (Breathable)[2]
Equatorial temperature 43°C (Tropical)[2]
Surface water 91%[2]
Highest native life Reptile[1][2]
Reference Year 3025[1] - 3067[2]
Ruler Stanton Defire, Marquess of Lackland (3025)[1]
Lady Ndnda Defire (3067)[2]
Population 68,735,400 (3067)[2]
Socio-Industrial Levels F-F-C-F-B (3067)[2]
HPG (Representative) B[1][2](Precentor Kiletha Trasont)[1]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Geography[edit]

The planet is almost entirely covered by one enormous ocean with only small, scattered island chains.[1] Only a few islands are larger than 60 kilometers across. The waters of the equatorial regions produce powerful hurricanes with their sauna-like surface temperatures that can ground aircraft and spacecraft. [36]

Planetary History[edit]

Castle Rock was the capital island of the planet during the Star League.[37]

Lackland has a history of bankrupting those nobles who attempted to exploit the planet; attempts to export the abundant water proved too costly, while attempts to develop aquaculture industries failed when the various marine creatures farmed with the intent of being exported as food delicacies were devoured by previously unknown but definitely dangerous marine creatures that rose up from the depths of the ocean and devoured the breeding pens whole. This actually suited the local population, who preferred to continue to live a life dominated by living on the fish caught locally and basking in the sun.[1]

Towards the end of the Third Succession War Marquess Stanton Defire had begun new efforts to extract wealth from Lackland by constructing underwater habitats against underwater cliffs on the planet, with the intent of using these habitats to extract minerals and chemicals from the rock. The initial results had proven promising, although a number of the habitats had attracted attention from what the local referred to as "The Mothers of the Ocean", huge and potentially menacing marine creatures.[1]

By 3067, Defire's efforts had proven fruitless; despite the rich deposits of ore and minerals found on Lackland, the cost of constructing and maintaining the underwater habitats had proven to be far in excess of the potential profits made by selling the resources gathered. Efforts to build up a viable tourist industry also failed on multiple occasions. And yet, despite these various commercial failures and the almost total absence of any heavy or technology based industry and a poor education system, the locals continued to live what they considered an idyllic lifestyle. Lackland was too poor a target to tempt pirates and raiders, but it produced enough food to support the local population and a moderate level of exports.[2]

The Jihad[edit]

In 3071 the pirate band known as the Tortugan Phalanx made their first known appearance in the Inner Sphere when the landed on Lackland and proceeded to conduct a flawless raid. Each of the three major subunits within the Phalanx - dubbed mora - split off from the pirate landing zone and executed an attack against a specific target within the planetary capital before returning to their DropShips, allowing the Phalanx to escape before the planetary militia was able to respond. In retrospect, the attack on Lackland appeared very similar to a shakedown mission for the pirate band.[38]

Military Deployment[edit]




  • Broken Wheel CrMM[40]


- At this point in time, the Third Filtvelt Citizen's Militia were deployed across Sherwood, and Lackland. The Third was at 55% of full strength.



  • Third Filtvelt Citizen's Militia[43]

Nearby Planets[edit]

Planets within 2 jumps (60 light-years).
Closest planets first:
Planet Distance (LY) Jumps 2750 3025 3030 3040 3052 3057 3062
Broken Wheel 13.83 1 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Wetumpka 22.89 1 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Skepptana 25.27 1 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Morven 27.11 1 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Memphis 35.38 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Marielund 38.57 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Cogdell 41.91 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Filtvet 42.46 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Ebro 47.35 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Mararn 51.46 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Vaucluse 52.96 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Brockton 57.36 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Sherwood 57.78 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 201, "Lackland Planet Guide"
  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 Handbook: House Davion, p. 95, "Lackland"
  3. Handbook: House Davion, p. 18, "Federated Suns at their Founding - [2317] Map"
  4. Handbook: House Davion, p. 48, "Federated Suns after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  5. Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - [2596] Map"
  6. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  7. Field Manual: SLDF, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  8. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  9. Field Report 2765: Federated Suns, p. 29, "Federated Suns Armed Forces Deployment Map - [2765]"
  10. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  11. Handbook: House Davion, p. 54, "Federated Suns after First Succesion War - [2822] Map"
  12. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, p. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  13. First Succession War (Source Book), p. 113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  14. Handbook: House Davion, p. 60, "Federated Suns after Second Succesion War - [2864] Map"
  15. House Davion (The Federated Suns), "Federated Suns Map - [3025]"
  16. Handbook: House Davion, p. 70, "Federated Suns after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  17. Handbook: House Davion, p. 72, "Federated Suns after Fourth Succesion War - [3030] Map"
  18. Handbook: House Davion, p. 76, "Federated Suns after War of [3039] - [3040] Map"
  19. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  20. Era Report: 3052, p. 11, Inner Sphere - [3050] Map
  21. Era Report: 3052, p. 23, Inner Sphere - [3052] Map
  22. Era Report: 3062, p. 11, Inner Sphere - [3057] Map
  23. Handbook: House Davion, p. 78, "Federated Suns after Operation Guerrero - [3058] Map"
  24. Era Report: 3062, p. 29, Inner Sphere - [3063] Map
  25. Handbook: House Davion, p. 82, "Federated Suns after FedCom Civil War - [3067] Map"
  26. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 43, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  27. Jihad Hot Spots: 3072, p. 78
  28. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 65, Inner Sphere - [3075] Map
  29. Field Manual: AFFS, p. 21, "Armed Forces of the Federated Suns Deployment Map - August 3079"
  30. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 63, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  31. Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - October 3085"
  32. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  33. Era Report: 3145, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  34. Era Report: 3145, p. 39, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  35. Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  36. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 65, "53rd Jump Infantry Division"
  37. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 65, "53rd Jump Infantry Division"
  38. Historical Turning Points: Tortuga, p. 7, "Combatants"
  39. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 252, "SLDF - Federated Suns Military Command Map"
  40. 40.0 40.1 First Succession War (Source Book), p. 134, "First Succession War Deployment Table - AFFS"
  41. Field Report: Periphery, p. 14, "Filtvelt Coalition Regimental Status"
  42. Field Manual: 3085, p. 151, "Deployment Table - 3085"
  43. Field Manual: 3145, p. 203, "Filtvelt Coalition"