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Veil (Oporto)
System information
X:Y Coordinates -449.95 : 307.61[e]

The Veil system was home to at least one habitable world and as at 3145 was located in the bandit kingdom known as the Rim Territories.[1][2]

System Description[edit]

The Veil system is located near the Austerlitz and Edirne systems.[3][4][1][2]

System History[edit]

Originally named Oporto, the Veil system was either colonised during the Star League era at some point after the end of the Reunification War, or was an already-inhabited system that was incorported into the Rim Worlds Republic during this period and which was considered significant enough to have its location recorded by Inner Sphere nations.[5][3][4]

Oporto was annexed by the Lyran Commonwealth during Operation ALMARIC,[6][7] before becoming an independent system at some point during the Second Succession War.[8][9][10] Oporto subsequently vanished from maps during the Third Succession War, having either been abandoned, depopulated or rendered too insignificant to merit further recording.[11][12]

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The information after this notice comes from apocryphal sources; the canonicity of such information is uncertain.
Please view the reference page for information regarding their canonicity.

Veil is describer as a marginally habitable world that requieres L-3 life support and anti-radiation supplements for surface activity. The atmosphere is thin and dirty below the cloud line and trace above. Sunlight penetration below the cloud line is 75% at maximum illumination. Surface is classified as generally unstable, though significant disruption is transient nearest the surface.

This planetary condition is said to be a recent transformation dating back several decades and resulting from an orbital intersection with a previously uncharted meteor swarm (local reference Silver Swarm) that rendered the surface nearly uninhabitable, but introduced significant surface and near-surface deposits of germanium across the planet.

This might explain why the planet drop off the maps during the Third Succession War.

This planet is the scenario of the PC game MechWarrior 3: Pirate's Moon. The Eridani Light Horse attacked the planet in order to dislodge a pirate band that was exploting the planet's resources: Germanium.

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Oporto reappeared on maps at some point during or after the FedCom Civil War as an independent system named Veil,[13][14] prior to being incorporated into or annexed by the Rim Territories at some point during the early Dark Age.[15][16]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary History[edit]

In or around 3079 intelligence services working for the Republic of the Sphere reported that the mercenary command Hexare Grenadiers, working for the Lyran Alliance Armed Forces at the time, had uncovered a Word of Blake Level II on Oporto and called in the Qanatir MTM to help destroy the Blakists. Notably, the RAF intelligence services referred to the system as Oporto, not Veil, despite Veil being in use on maps.[39]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Austerlitz 18.6 Edirne 29.2 Inner Surge 36.3 Lywick 37.9 Malaga 41.3
Anatolia 48.4 Aboukir 49.9 Viluisk 50.1 Seven Lands 52.5 Bremen 53.1
Chita 56.6 Lushun 56.9 Synsstad 58.5


It was confirmed that Oporto and Veil were one and the same by the Catalyst Game Labs writing staff.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Era Report: 3145, p. 38, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Field Manual: 3145, p. VI, "Inner Sphere - [3145] Map"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 25, "Rim Worlds Republic at the Fall of the Star League - [2750] Map"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Era Report: 2750, p. 36, "Inner Sphere - [2750] Map"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Historical: Reunification War, p. 158, "Inner Sphere Map - [2596] Map"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 104, "Rim Worlds Republic - [2767] Map"
  7. 7.0 7.1 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 37, "The Republic-Commonwealth War"
  8. 8.0 8.1 Handbook: House Steiner, p. 36, "Lyran Commonwealth after First Succession War - [2822] Map"
  9. 9.0 9.1 Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 2, pp. 122-123, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  10. 10.0 10.1 Handbook: House Steiner, p. 40, "Lyran Commonwealth after Second Succession War [2822]"
  11. 11.0 11.1 House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. vii, "Lyran Commonwealth Map - [3025]"
  12. 12.0 12.1 Handbook: House Steiner, p. 47, "Lyran Commonwealth after Third Succession War - [3025] Map"
  13. 13.0 13.1 Era Report: 3062, p. 28, "Inner Sphere - [3063] Map"
  14. 14.0 14.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 42, "Inner Sphere - [3067] Map"
  15. 15.0 15.1 Field Manual: 3085, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [3085] Map"
  16. 16.0 16.1 Map of the Inner Sphere 3130
  17. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 13, "Lyran Commonwealth at their Founding - [2341] Map"
  18. Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 18, "Rim Worlds Republic after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  19. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 25, "Lyran Commonwealth after Age of War - [2571] Map"
  20. Field Manual: SLDF, p. vii, "Inner Sphere - [2764] Map"
  21. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - [2765] Map"
  22. Field Report 2765: Periphery, p. 38, "Rim Worlds Army Deployment Map - [2765]"
  23. Field Report 2765: Lyran Commonwealth, p. 25, "Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces Deployment Map - [2765]"
  24. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 24-25, "Inner Sphere - [2786] Map"
  25. First Succession War (Source Book), pp. 112-113, "Inner Sphere - [2822] Map"
  26. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 56, "Lyran Commonwealth after Fourth Succession War - [3030] Map"
  27. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 59, "Lyran Commonwealth after War of 3039 - [3040] Map"
  28. Historical: War of 3039, p. 132, "Inner Sphere - [3040] Map"
  29. Era Report: 3052, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - [3050] Map"
  30. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 61, "Lyran Commonwealth after Clan Invasion - [3052] Map"
  31. Era Report: 3052, p. 22, "Inner Sphere - [3052] Map"
  32. Era Report: 3062, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - [3057] Map"
  33. The Periphery, 2nd Edition, p. 110, "Rim Collection & Circinus Federation"
  34. Inner Sphere (sourcebook), p. 75, "Lyran Alliance Map"
  35. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 64, "Inner Sphere - [3075] Map"
  36. Field Report: LAAF, p. 19, "Lyran Alliance Armed Forces Deployment Map - [August 3079]"
  37. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 62, "Inner Sphere - [3081] Map"
  38. Era Report: 3145, p. 10, "Inner Sphere - [3135] Map"
  39. Field Report: LAAF, p. 18, "Irregular Forces"