New Samarkand

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New Samarkand
New Samarkand neighbouring systems
New Samarkand neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 359.45 : 248.58[e]
Spectral class F0IV[1][2][3][4]
Recharge time 171 hours[2][3][4]
Recharge station(s) Zenith, Nadir[1][2][3][4]

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

New Samarkand
Planetary flag
Planetary flag
System position 6th[1][2][3][4]
Jump point
21.94 days[2][3][4]
Moons 3 (Jimmu, Kōshō, Chūai)[2][3][4]
Surface gravity 1.05[2][3][4]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[2][3][4]
Equatorial temperature 35°C (Temperate)[2][3][4]
Surface water 70%[2][3][4]
Highest native life Mammal[1][2][3][4]
Reference Year 3025[1] - 3067[2] - 3079[4]
Ruler Mahi Sato, Duke of New Samarkand (3025)[1]
District Governor Namichi Sato (3067)[2]
Coordinator Hohiro Kurita (3076)[3]
Capital Yamashiro[4]
Population 950,000,000 (3025)[1]
3,246,000,000 (3067)[2]
3,741,000,000 (3076-3079)[3][4]
Socio-Industrial Levels C-B-C-B-B[2][3][4]
HPG (Representative) A[1][2][3][4] (Precentor Trani Caruba) (3025)[1]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Info[edit]

New Samarkand has four continents, Shimoji where the capital city Yamashiro is located, Nippon, Kurima, and Tarama.[4] One of the features on the planet is the headquarters of the ISF and the Black Dojo[37]

Planetary History[edit]

The Jihad[edit]

Though the former capital of the Draconis Combine had come to resemble a "ghost world" prior to the Jihad, it still boasted the Internal Security College, the Sun Zhang MechWarrior Academy, and four major factory complexes. During the Jihad, Kiyomori Minamoto temporarily relocated the capital to New Samarkand from the 10th of November 3068 while Luthien was under siege.[38][39]

In spite of its nearly deserted status, the relocation of the Combine's capital and governmental apparatus to the system had had a major effect on the Draconis Combine. After the destruction of Galedon V New Samarkand was made the capital world of the former Galedon Military District, now named the New Samarkand Military District.[4]

The DCMS attempted to redeploy the New Samarkand Militia along with the Toguran Military Garrison to the recently liberated worlds of Deneb Algedi and Telos IV in March 3077. However, the allied coalition rerouted these forces to garrison two newly-freed worlds on the Free Worlds League front, and assigned militia forces from the Federated Suns in their place. This was an act that drew protests from Gunji-no-Kanrei Kiyomori Minamoto to General Belle Lee of the allied coalition.[40]

In addition to the command duties gained during the JIhad, New Samarkand in 3079 hosted seven military manufacturing concerns, several of which relocated to New Samarkand after being driven off their main worlds.[41]

It was from New Samarkand that Coordinator Hohiro Kurita made an announcement on the 25th of May 3079 confirming that he was married to Lady Fiona Kurita, and that they had two sons, Shinjiro and Vincent. By this point, the Coordinator's marriage had been a closely-guarded secret for at least 22 years, and Hohiro stated both family tradition and security concerns as reasons for concealing the existence of his wife and children prior to the announcement.[42][43] When the Coordinator presented his family to the gathered cultural and political figures and the media, he was accompanied by both cousin Miyako Kurita, the Keeper of the Family Honor, and the Abbess of the Order of Five Pillars, Lady Mara Selencia. It was commented on at the time that the occasion had a number of similarities to the manner in which Hohiro's father, Theodore, presented his own family to Takashi Kurita for the first time.[43]

On the 1st of May 3081, Hohiro Kurita formally recognised the existence of the Republic of the Sphere in an address given from the Sun Zhang MechWarrior Academy.[44]

As at mid-3081 the military industries located on New Samarkand were continuing to grow; the new BBP Industries line had yet to open, and the Combine was successfully keeping details of which vessels were to be produced there secret; in addition to the new BBP Industries facility, the upgrades to the Independence plant were anticipated to be bringing designs lost when the Combine lost the world of Quentin back into production.[45]

In orbit above New Samarkand is the DCS Togura, the last surviving Samarkand-class WarShip; the Togura has served as a museum for centuries, although it's condition is poor enough that it barely even serves as a museum.[46]

Military Deployment[edit]



  • Fifth Galedon Regulars[48]


  • Fifth Galedon Regulars[48]


  • Fifth Galedon Regulars[49]


  • Fifth Galedon Regulars[50]





- At this point in time the 45th operating at 5% of full strength, with 100% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.
- The Otomo operating at 30% of full strength, with 100% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.
- The Izangi operating at 30% of full strength, with 100% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.
- The 9th operating at 25% of full strength, with 60% of their equipment featuring upgraded technology.


- At this point in time the unit operating at 35% of full strength.
- At this point in time the unit operating at 35% of full strength.

Industrial Centers[edit]

Nearby Planets[edit]

Planets within 2 jumps (60 light-years)
Closest planets first:
Planet Distance (LY) Jumps 2750 3025 3030 3040 3052 3057 3062
Monywa 20.26 1 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Mizunami 21.84 1 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Koulen 23.08 1 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Chirala 27.48 1 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Ban Na San 28.17 1 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Soul 35.65 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Chinmen Tao 38.17 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Thimphu 40.25 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Ramgarh 40.48 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Huaide 42.14 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Pondicherry 43.59 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Zalaf 46.80 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Charity 47.65 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Miyada 49.94 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Tabayama 50.97 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Tiflis 53.74 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Sinope 58.53 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC
Sighisoara 58.57 2 DC DC DC DC DC DC DC


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