New Home

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New Home
New Home neighbouring systems
New Home neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 7.22:-12.80[e]
Spectral class G4IV[1]
Recharge time 6[2]
Recharge station(s) Nadir[2]
Planets 5[1]

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

New Home
Orbital view of New Home
Orbital view of New Home
System position 1[1]
Jump point
8 days[1][2]
Moons 1 (Neville)[1]
Surface gravity 0.99[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 34°C[1]
Surface water 66%[1]
Highest native life Birds[1]
Reference Year 3130[1]
Ruler Clarence Whitman (Governor)[1]
Ramier Burr (Planetary Legate)[1]
Capital Findler[1]
Population 1,065,000,000[1]
HPG (Representative) B[2]

Owner History[edit]

Planetary Garrison[edit]



  • Thirty Lyran Guards RCT[18]


  • Thirty Lyran Guards RCT[19]


3067 to 3068[edit]



Planetary Overview[edit]

New Home is dominated by a supercontinent named Spina Planetia which stretches from one planetary pole to the other, although New Home also has two smaller continents located in the southern hemisphere which settlers named Arbergeiht and Goldwynn. Possessed of a pleasant, temperate climate, many freshwater lakes and rivers, abundant mineral, chemical and metal resources and located close to Terra, New Home was a very favourable prospect for colonisation once discovered.[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Early History[edit]

One of the first worlds to be colonised, New Home was colonized by industries looking to exploit the various chemical, mineral and metal resources on the planet; the industries landed scores of young settlers looking to colonise a new world, and many of these new colonists chose to settle on Spina Planetia. Cities and mining operations were soon established around the coast of Spina Planetia and throughout the Great Spine Mountains, a huge mountain range that stretches through the center of the continent; one of these coastal cities located on the northeastern plains, Findler, became the planetary capital. While Findler looked out onto the eastern Tomagasso Ocean, the planetary spaceport was subsequently established seven hundred kilometers to the south of the capital in the city of Mann. The two smaller continents of Arbergeiht and Goldwynn also attracted colonists, and both were soon dotted with small towns and agricultural communities.[1]

New Home was one of the worlds that remained a part of the Terran Alliance following the Outer Reaches Rebellion and the Demarcation Declaration of 2242,[3] and became one of the worlds within the Alliance Core region of the Terran Hegemony.[9]

Age of War / Star League Era[edit]

A system with a highly strategic location in relation to Terra, New Home was one of a number of Terran Hegemony systems to host a Space Defense System; unfortunately for the Star League Defense Force, the forces of Stefan Amaris secured control over the SDS network at New Home and the forces led by General Aleksandr Kerensky had to destroy the network during the campaign to liberate Terra.[1]

The Succession Wars[edit]

After the fall of the Star League New Home was annexed by the Capellan Confederation but would be contested numerous times by both the Federated Suns and Free Worlds League before being incorporated into the Federated Commonwealth in the wake of the Fourth Succession War.[1]

Operation Guerrero[edit]

New Home found itself trapped in the Chaos March as the Federated Commonwealth fractured and began to collapse in 3057, and without any external direction the planet lapsed into chaos. When the Word of Blake came to annex New Home the population offered almost no resistance, as the Blakist fanatics were considered a better alternative than anarchy;[1] having assumed complete control over the government of New Home by the 1st of August 3068,[22] the Word of Blake proceeded to build at least one reeducation camp on the planet.[23]

The Jihad[edit]

A number of "political prisoners" were freed from one of the Blakist reeducation camps on the 12th of November 3072 after a force consisting of elements of the Free Worlds Resistance and ComStar-backed insurgents managed to briefly disrupt the Blakist government. The rescue of Fritz Donner, former commander of the Black Warriors and others as well as a number of other victories against the Word of Blake in recent months led to a rallying call being issued by Precentor Martial Victor Steiner-Davion to create a summit on Arc-Royal of those opposed to the Word of Blake.[23][24] The capital of New Home would only be free of Blakist control for a few weeks, however; by the 11th of January 3073, the Word of Blake was back in control of the capital city.[25][24]

On the 6th of June 3075 New Home was one of three worlds in the Protectorate to be raided simultaneously by unidentified forces. The raiders damaged the defending Protectorate forces, and were rumoured to actually be drawn from the Word of Blake's own Shadow Divisions.[26][27] Despite the raid in 3075, the Shadow Divisions would aid in the defence of New Home when forces from the allied coalition arrived to liberate New Home in March 3078; the 43rd Shadow Division fought an extended and deadly series of cat-and-mouse games with the Coalition command group, delaying the liberation of the world.[28]

The 43rd kept the stalemate in place until the middle of April, at which point a Blakist fleet used a near-planet jump to jump into the New Home system and deploy two more Shadow Divisions onto the planet. The resulting two-week battle saw the allied forces take heavy damage as they attempted to eradicate the three Shadow Divisions. The New Home campaign cost the allies two WarShips and more than three regiments of ground troops before the planet was finally in coalition hands,[29] but also saw the 43rd, 45th and 47th Shadow Divisions destroyed[30] along with a Blakist-suborned WarShip, the York-class CSJ Lioness.[31]

The 45th and 47th Shadow Divisions had arrived at a pirate point dangerously close to New Home as Stone's forces were burning towards the surface, resulting in the coalition forces having to find shelter as the two newly arrived Shadow Divisions rapidly put them under siege. Stone's Lament worked to try and block the 45th and 47th from the remainder of the task force, while the Battle Corps Legion made a desperate attempt to prevent the 43rd from joining forces with their brethren.[32]

Despite the coalition defense, they would probably have been wiped out if not for the Clan Nova Cat Aegis-class WarShip NCS Promise[32] operating under the command of Star Admiral Alice Lenardon,[33] who deliberately put the Promise in a position where the Lioness could destroy it, but from which it could also drop a pinpoint orbital bombardment on the 47th Shadow Division as the Manei Domini risked a move into open terrain to try and flank Stone's Lament. The Promise was lost, but the bombardment combined with a savage counterattack by the Lament allowed Stone's forces to carry the day, but the Manei Domini forces fell back into the cities and forced the coalition forces to pursue them.[32] Also lost during the battle for New Home was the Aegis-class NCS Principle.[34]

The remainder of the ground campaign was largely over after 29 hours of brutal cityfighting, as the coalition fought block by block against the Blakist forces. The fighting was so intense - and damaging - that the BattleCorps Legion and the Nova Cat Sigma Galaxy took over seventy percent losses, and both escaped lightly compared to the 2nd Federated Suns Armored Cavalry and Ryuken-roku, which were effectively destroyed during the fighting.[32]

While the coalition forces involved in the campaign for New Home were still recuperating on the planet, Devlin Stone led a small assault force on a classified mission somewhere offworld. The forces Stone took on his mission included a heavy contingent from the Com Guard, and the force returned from their covert operation with significant casualties.[29] Despite the secrecy around the mission, the press attempted to determine where Stone had gone, and a particularly aggressive camera reporter named Tad Silverstein managed to attain a degree of personal fame when his particularly pointed questions resulted in him literally being fed portions of his shattered camera by General Belle Lee.[35]

Despite the liberation of New Home, at least some Word of Blake Protectorate Militia forces could still be found holding out on New Home as late as March 3079, when a mixed unit of 'Mechs, Vehicles and Battle Armor was confirmed to be operating from locations deep in the Great Spine Mountains.[36]

Dark Age[edit]

The Republic of the Sphere would invest a great deal of time and resources in New Home during the course of their attempts to repair the damage inflicted on the world during the Jihad.[1]

Nearby Planets[edit]

Planets within 2 jumps (60 light-years).
Closest planets first:
Planet Distance (LY) Jumps 2750 3025 3030 3040 3052 3057 3062
Bryant 6.02 1 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Sirius 10.97 1 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Procyon 12.48 1 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Epsilon Eridani 14.14 1 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Caph 14.49 1 TH FS FS FC FC CMD CMD
Terra 14.72 1 TH CS CS CS CS WOB WOB
Carver V 15.12 1 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Rigil Kentarus 18.45 1 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Epsilon Indi 22.35 1 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Fomalhaut 22.90 1 TH FS FS DC DC DC DC
Denebola 23.10 1 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Outreach 24.50 1 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
New Earth 25.42 1 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Terra Firma 26.13 1 TH CC TFR FC FC TCC TCC
Altair 26.94 1 TH DC DC DC DC DC DC
Dieron 28.75 1 TH DC DC DC DC DC DC
Northwind 28.88 1 TH FS FS FC FC CMD CMD
Capolla 28.96 1 TH CC TFR FC FC TCC TCC
Saffel 30.94 2 TH FS FS DC DC DC DC
Graham IV 31.12 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Alula Australis 32.83 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Sheratan 35.05 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Thorin 37.39 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Yorii 37.47 2 TH DC LC FC FC CP CP
Hall 38.34 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Asta 38.73 2 TH DC LC DC DC DC DC
Elgin 39.02 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Pollux 39.23 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Oliver 39.80 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Fletcher (FWL) 41.38 2 TH FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Zavijava 41.48 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Chara 41.53 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Acamar 41.75 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Hsien 42.02 2 TH CC TFR FC FC CMD CMD
Nanking 42.38 2 TH CC TFR FC FC FC FC
Nirasaki 42.38 2 TH DC DC DC DC DC DC
Styx 42.93 2 TH DC DC DC DC DC DC
Ingress 43.19 2 TH CC TFR FC FC DS DS
Devil's Rock 43.89 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Woodstock 44.49 2 TH CC FS FC FC FC FC
Muphrid 44.88 2 LC LC LC FC FC LA LA
Small World 45.23 2 TH CC TFR FC FC DS DS
Athenry 45.30 2 TH DC DC DC DC DC DC
Lipton 45.73 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Quentin 46.59 2 TH FS FS DC DC DC DC
Talitha 47.25 2 TH FWL TFR FC FC FWL FWL
Imbros III 48.13 2 TH DC LC FC FC CP CP
Errai 48.53 2 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Zollikofen 48.77 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Castor 48.99 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Van Diemen IV 49.87 2 TH FWL TFR FC FC FWL FWL
Kawich 49.92 2 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Wasat 50.35 2 TH FWL TFR FC FC FWL FWL
Ruchbah 51.61 2 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Deneb Algedi 51.94 2 TH DC DC DC DC DC DC
Zurich 52.51 2 TH CC FS FC FC FC FC
Arboris 53.33 2 TH CC FS FC FC CMD CMD
Dyev 54.01 2 TH DC LC FC FC CP CP
Pike IV 54.02 2 TH DC DC DC DC DC DC
Nopah 54.59 2 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Tall Trees 54.90 2 TH CC FS FC FC ST ST
Aldebaran 55.09 2 TH CC FS FC FC CMC CC
Saiph 55.87 2 TH CC FS FC FC ST ST
Menkent 57.12 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Genoa 57.29 2 TH CC FS FC FC CMD CMD
Deneb Kaitos 57.90 2 TH FS FS FC FC FC FC
Zosma 57.95 2 TH FWL LC FC FC FWL FWL
Menkalinan 58.87 2 TH CC FWL FWL FWL FWL FWL
Nusakan 59.51 2 TH LC LC FC FC LA LA
Bharat 59.78 2 TH CC 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 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 Dark Age: Republic Worlds (3130), p. 243, "New Home World Profile"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Chaos March (sourcebook), p. 43, "New Home"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Handbook: House Marik, p. 16, "Free Worlds League Founding [[2271]"
  4. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 18, "Draconis Combine Founding - 2319"
  5. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 13, "Lyran Commonwealth Founding [2341]"
  6. Handbook: House Liao, p. 17, "Capellan Confederation Foundation [2366]"
  7. Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 18, "Rim Worlds Republic after Age of War [2571]"
  8. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 25, "Lyran Commonwealth after Age of War [2571]"
  9. 9.0 9.1 Historical: Reunification War, p. 159, "Inner Sphere - 2596"
  10. Era Report: 2750, p. 37, "Inner Sphere - 2750"
  11. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 11, "Inner Sphere - 2765"
  12. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 104, "Rim Worlds Republic - [2767] Map"
  13. 13.0 13.1 Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 138, "Operation LIBERATION Wave 1 [July 2772 - December 2774]"
  14. Historical: War of 3039, p. 133, "Inner Sphere - 3040"
  15. 15.0 15.1 Mercenaries Supplemental II, p. 66, "Mercenary Deployment Table"
  16. Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  17. Historical: War of 3039, p. 137, "Deployment Table"
  18. 20 Year Update, p. 24 "Federated Commonwealth Deployment Table"
  19. Objective Raids, p. 18, "FedCom Deployment Table"
  20. 20.0 20.1 Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 110, "Word of Blake Mercenary Deployment"
  21. 21.0 21.1 Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 82, "The Truth On New Home"
  22. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 45, "The Jihad In Review"
  23. 23.0 23.1 Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, p. 23, "Timeline of the Jihad"
  24. 24.0 24.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 51, "The Jihad In Review"
  25. Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, p. 26, "Timeline of the Jihad"
  26. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 17, "Timeline of the Jihad"
  27. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 54, "The Jihad In Review"
  28. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 58, "The Jihad in Review"
  29. 29.0 29.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 59, "The Jihad in Review"
  30. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 125, "Shadow Divisions"
  31. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 128, "Captured Ships"
  32. 32.0 32.1 32.2 32.3 Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 73-74, "Victory At New Home"
  33. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 86-87, "Chaos Eternal: Sticky Situation"
  34. Field Report: Clans, p. 16, "Fleet"
  35. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 74, "Where Is Devlin Stone?"
  36. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 68, "Chaos Undaunted: Heavy Metal"